This book made you love books, right?
May 28, 2012 8:11 PM Subscribe
I'm looking for a book that is so wonderful it will renew my joy for reading. Books that don't make you want to sit in a library and luxuriate in the ability to absorb impossibly lovely stories need not apply.
posted by goosechasing to media & arts (74 answers total) 227 users marked this as a favorite
This question is highly subjective, of course, but the goal is clear: to rejuvenate my taste for a well-told story after a really, really intense semester. I don't care if this book is one part of a series with lurid sex scenes or high-class piece of literary fiction. I can appreciate flowery language and the barest bones of English. Fantasy, scifi, romance, realistic fiction - doesn't matter.
That said, the novel does have to be approachable and, once approached, digestible. I'm afraid attempting Infinite Jest at this time would cause an implosion of some kind. I'd prefer suggestions are kept to post-1950. My favorite novel is Middlesex. I really like romantic subplots, but they're totally not necessary.