Having finished Breathers: A Zombie's Lament by S.G. Browne (which is a beautiful story and a great read, I highly recommend it to anyone who loves reading, crying, or books in general), I'm about to tuck into A Curtain Falls by Stefanie Pintoff.
I really enjoyed her first book In The Shadows of Gotham, Simon Ziele's first adventure--winner of the 2010 Edgar award for Best First Novel and the Washington Irving Book Prize. Her writing really captures Poe's essence which is what drew me in at first, then I simply became enthralled in the story. I'd recommend checking her out.Originally Posted by GoodReads.com
The next book I have on my list is 'The Game of Thrones' (ebook version), but I'm just not sure about it so I keep procrastinating. I'm listening to Cider, which, is just ok. If anyone is into audiobooks, I really recommend the Bloody Jack series by L.A. Meyer. The narrator really makes the story. Everyone in my family has enjoyed this series. Finally,the actual book I have to read is Home Improvement - Undead Edition, by various authors, Charlaine Harris, Patricia Briggs, James Grady..... It sounds like a fun read. I'd like to read more non-fiction, so if anyone has some good reads, please let me know.
Bossypants by Tina Fey is a funny read.
Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience and Redemption by Laura Hillenbrand is an account of Louis Zamperini's AMAZING life. Highly recommend it.
Into Thin Air by John Krakauer is a great book about his ascent of Mt. Everest and all the people who didn't make it.
Touching the Void by Joe Simpson is a really amazing story about two mountain climbers that you have to read to believe, but it's also fascinating and gripping to the end, highly recommend that one as well.
Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers by Mary Roach was a really great read.
The Devil In White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair That Changed America by Erik Larson is supposed to be fascinating, it's on my shelf waiting to be read when I get through the current stack.
Still Alice by Lisa Genova is also supposed to be really great, also on my shelf.
Nicholas and Alexandra by Robert K. Massie looks good as well, I'll be picking that up tomorrow I think.
Tough Shit: Life Advice From a Fat, Lazy Slob Who Did Good by Kevin Smith was a really funny read. I enjoyed it a lot.
If Chins Could Kill: Confessions of a B-Movie Actor by Bruce Campbell was also really good. So is, Make Love! The Bruce Campbell Way by Bruce Campbell, though it's more... um... we... it's just really damned entertaining.
13 Things That Don't Make Sense: The Most Baffling Scientific Mysteries of Our Time by Michael Brooks is a pretty fascinating read. I enjoyed the hell out of it.
Nothing in This Book is True, But It's Exactly How Things Are by Bob Frissell is also quite interesting. Hard to find though.
Spook: Science Tackles the Afterlife by Mary Roach was pretty damn good as well.
Between A Rock and A Hard Place by Aron Ralston looks amazing as well. Picking that up tomorrow.
Let's Pretend This Never Happened: A Mostly True Memoir by Jenny Lawson is supposed to be really good too. Also on the list of books I'm picking up tomorrow.
The Value of Nothing by Raj Patel looks really good too, also on the list of books for tomorrow (rather, later this afternoon at this point)
Hopefully you find something in that list that you enjoy!
Right now I'm reading The Glass Castle: A Memoir by Jeanette Walls and it's really good. A bit sad, but good.
Hi Osiris.. Well that was quite a mouthful! Thanks so much.. I am copying all these suggestions down and will investigate them. I have a couple of these on hand. My stack is so large sometimes you just don't know where to start. And those darn ereaders that let you load hundreds of books on them, well, I do (load hundreds of them) and then can't choose where to start . Not sure I can read Touching the Void. I think I know what it is about, and, um, yea, don't think I can. Again, Thanks!
I'm currently reading Dead Beat by Jim Butcher. If anyone here is on goodreads.com, you are more than welcome to add me. My user name is Nitara.