Wednesday, March 26, 2008


Lately, I have been really getting into recreational reading. I never really used to think of myself as a reader; but if I get my hands on a good book, I'm in heaven. I just finished reading The Great Gatsby (again) and now I'm itching to get my hands on another good book. Two other books that I've recently read are The Firm and The Rainmaker by John Grisham. Both of which were great! I really like fiction. I never though I would like his books, but I do!

I have recently changed my major to English. I'm getting my associate degree at the end of this semester and I probably won't be able to finish my bachelor's while we are up here. Since we have little Eugenia Sophronia (my mom's idea for the name) on the way. It is just a really good feeling to know what I want my major to officially be. I have always wanted to be a better writer. And an English major can help me with that!

Anyway, the main reason for this post is for suggestions on my next book to read. I've already read all of the books in our house that appeal to me. So, I wanted to get some suggestions on what to read next before I go for stuff I've already read or don't really want to read.



Ezra said...

I will recommend Angels and Demons. Once you finish that read The Davinci Code if you haven't already. Both books by Dan Brown. Both entertaining and thought provoking.

Abe said...

The best book I have ever read hands down is "Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage" by Alfred Lansing, Dad and Ez, I don't know about Zach have also read it. They will tell you it's very good. It is a very very very true story. Also "21" now that the movie is coming out, you should read the book, Ez and I have read it, it's pretty good.

abbyB said...

Thanks guys. I haven't read Angels and Demons. I have read Da Vinci Code. Abe gave it to me. Ez, have you read Deception Point by Dan Brown? It's a good one, too.

Cassie said...

Have you read the Twilight series yet? They are awesome. I have all 3 books if you want to borrow them!

Logan and Kelsey said...

I have a whole bookshelf full of great books! You should stop by and I will let you borrow any of them. I do recreational reading in between semester. I already have a list of books to read in a week. Welcome to the "darkside" of English. It's the best!

Zach said...

Two by Thomas Friedman:
The Lexus and the Olive Tree
The World is Flat*

and two by Thomas Barnett:
The Pentagon's New Map
Blueprint for Action*

(I haven't read these two yet, as I'm trying not to read anything not related to my thesis, until said thesis is complete.)

The combination of those four very readable books will put a sound grasp of globalization and foreign affairs into anyone's hands.

Happy reading,

P.S. I also concur with Abe and Ez's recommendations, though I haven't read Angels and Demons

Laura said...

I found your blog on facebook and have been reading for a while now. I've resisted posting, but being an English major myself makes it hard for me not to. I love The Great Gatsby. Some good books:

Tess of the D'Urbevilles by Thomas Hardy
The Twilight Series (already been recommended on here)
Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
The English Patient by Michael Ondaatje
The Bean Trees by Barbara Kingsolver (I've never met someone who didn't love this book)

emmib said...

I just finished The Kite Runner and A Thousand Splendid Suns - both by Khaled Hosseini. I highly recommend them both. Excellent books, awesome author. Both are ficton and tell the stories of life and turbulent times in Afghanistan. I have also read the Twilight Series - didn't think I'd like them but I did. Next on my list are Jane Eyre and Three Cups of Tea. Great idea for a post, I'm always looking for new (good) books to read and love recommendations!

See ya soon -


abbyB said...

I have read the Twilight series and have all three books, too!