Thursday, December 29, 2005

Call for Book Recommendations

I hit the jackpot with bookstore gift cards this Christmas! And tomorrow looks like it will be the day for me to get out for a bit and SPEND some of these. (Of course, I'm thinking of saving one for those "only available online" purchases...)
I do have a list of things to look for, but if anyone would like to recommend a favorite of theirs, I'd be most appreciative.


Jean Heimann said...

Have you read any of Michael O'Brien's books? They are fabulous! Father Elijah: An Apocalypse is a must-read. You can learn about his other novels here

God bless,

Steve said...

Absolutely, without one second worth of hesitation, "Pillars of the Earth" by Ken Follet. This has got to be one of my top five -if not my number One pick- all time favorite books EVER. I have never read a book before -or after for that matter- that made me jump up and cheer before. I just posted a bit about Ken follet and this book today, because he is actually doing a sequel to it that happens 200 years later.

Trust me Barb, it is a long read, but well worth the time. I finished it, and started reading it over again immediately. Ive read this book probably 10 times in the past 10 years.

Rock Wren said...

Dean Koontz "Odd Thomas" and the new one, "Forever Odd".


Philothea Rose said...

My three favorite books are Jane Eyre, Little Women, and to Kill a Mockingbord, so if you haven't read those, then I suggest those. Right now I am reading The Time Traveller's Wife, which has been so compelling so far. I flew through almost 200 pages just last night. Hopefully it continues to be good. I also liked Memoirs of a Geisha. And a good one from a few years ago was The Lovely Bones. And ANYTHING Agatha Christie tops my list, but ESPECIALLY The Murder of Roger Ackroyd, Murder on the Orient Express, and And Then There Were None (in that order) because those are her top three works, in my opinion.

Barb Szyszkiewicz said...

Wow, what a great list!
I have a Michael O'Brien here waiting for my attention, so I will have to see to that soon.
Unfortunately, I didn't get these others before I went to the store.
Rose, I have read "Jane Eyre," "Mockingbird" and "Little Women." Having majored in English in college and grad school, I kind of HAD to, LOL!
I did pick up "The Bad Catholic's Guide to Good Living," Christopher West's "Theology of the Body," George Weigel's "Letters to a Young Catholic," 2 novels (from the sale table) and a memoir.

Sir Galen of Bristol said...

If you haven't read "Orthodxy" by Chesterton, you should. Likewise, as an SFO, you should read Chesterton's biography of St. Francis if you haven't already.

Or am I too late?