Monday, October 09, 2006


I need some suggestions for my reading list. I like books. I normally have 2 to 3 books that I am reading at once. The last three books I read were Desiring God by John Piper and Blue Like Jazz by Donald Miller and Luther's Commentary on Romans. Here is what I like:

Spiritual: You already saw a sample of this. Like stuff that makes you think. Or makes me cry. Or makes me stop and worship.

Romance: Not really for me unless it is from the classics....I have read all the works of Jane Austen. Loved Jane Eyre. Not that into French classic romance...too dark for me.

Historical Novels: Like these alot if the story line is not too corny.

Autobiographies and Biographies: Yes!

Futuristic: Nope.

Fantasy: Depends. Lord of the Rings...yes. Chronicles of Narnia....yes. Not my
favorite though.

Fiction & Mystery: I did enjoy the Da Vinci Code except the end...he lost me at the end. Like
most of John Grisham's works. Still love Mark Twain.


Series Books: Only recommend if the entire series is finished. Hate to wait for the next book to
come out!

History: Yes!

Political: ummmmmmm.....once in a while.

Can't wait for your suggestions!


dawnaj1958 said...

Two of my favorite books are actually older books, but if you haven't read "Fresh Wind, Fresh Fire" by Jim Cymbala or "Piercing The Darkness" by ? they're both terriffic. "This Present Darkness" is the follow up to Piercing The Darkness. The latest thing I've read is Microbiology for Dummies and MapQuest for Blondes.... ;)

Margie said...

I have the Michael J Fox biography if you want it. I never got around to reading it...

Also, I read the Quincy Jones autobiogrpahy you can borrow

I also have the Carol Burnett autobiography if you want to borrow that one too.

Tom Harry said...

"The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time" -- it was pretty interesting cos it looked into how an autistic child's mind works as he makes his way into the world. I stopped reading just before the adventure part cos I had a math scholarship to attend seven hours a day, five days a week.

I want to read "Catcher in the Rye" and "A Wrinkle in Time." These books are really simply written and appeal to children, but it doesn't hurt to wake the child in us once in a while.

Harry Potter is excellent. The fifth book is my favourite, but the fourth and sixth are closing the gap.

Now I have multivariable calculus waiting lol!

Tom Harry said...

O-- my sister read "Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West" recently and is reading "Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister." She says the first one was more political than fantasy, really.

Anonymous said...

Tom Harry- Hurry up and read Catcher in the Rye, Holden is waiting for you! You will thank yourself, and have a new friend.

Margie said...

yes, Tom Harry, read Catcher in the rye, I read it in just a couple of days in a time of my life when I rarely picked up a book.

Tracey, in MI said...


Walking from East to West: God in the Shadows ...Ravi Zacharias A change of approach for RZ more personal about his experience coming to Christ as an Indian...

Philip Yanceys new book "Prayer"
(not done with it yet)

Before we Kill and Eat you- H.B. Garlock... A missionary couples experiences in Africa, set from 1917-1940's

The Kite Runner
by Khaled Hosseini a fictionalized account of a man's childhood in Afghanastan. (some rough to read scenes.. but an interesting different perspective than we're used to in the States)

KayMac said...

ok, starting my reading...will let you know how i like them. borrowing is always good!

Tonya said...

No Suggestions, Not much of a book reader, Sorry!