Looking for more fantastic reads, now for 2007. Please help.
Thanks to those who helped me last year
I spent 2006 reading some fantastic books and discovering new authors. Amongst the recommended from 2006, I read: hard boiled wonderland, kafka on the shore, the wind-up bird chronicals, The Cloud Atlas, Kokoro, kissing in manhattan, amy and isabelle, you are not a stranger here, a personal matter, temple of the golden pavillion, the glass castle, lovely bones, and prep.
Here's the same speil as last year:
Here are my requirements: fiction - has to be relatively character based, well written and a book I can't put down. It can be classic or popular. here are a few I'd put in that category: The Kite Runner, The Time Traveler's Wife, Mystic River (tho the last ten pages were terrible), Great Expectations, A Prayer for Owen Meany, one hundred years of solitude, the unbearable lightness of being. As you can see, my taste is all over the place. I generally don't read mystery or sci-fi and never read horror. for non-fiction, I want books that are well written and don't read like they should have been long articles. I've enjoyed the Tipping Point, most of Feynman's work, the elegant universe, personal history, a million little pieces, and mauve just to give you an idea.
Also if you like the work of a particular author, I'd be delighted to find out about new authors. A few I like are: Dickens, Murakami, Kundera, Coelho, Tyler, Irving, Hornby, Banks, Davies.
And a new requirement this year, since now I've reentered the world of those who work 14-hour days and have a two-year-old, is that the book really has to be too good to put down. Any and all help is much