I need some ideas on great books for the new book club I started...any ideas?
August 15, 2008 3:45pm CST
I am trying to find a book that will be interesting, difficult to put down, and one that will appeal to different kinds of people...A thousand splendid suns was our first one, and i think it got the best response....anyone have other ideas?
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15 Aug 08
Yes, i do have an idea Ken follets book the Pillars of the Earth is an excellent read. And you could follow up with World without end. The only problem with those books is that they are both very long, in retrospect they are probably too long for the average busy person to get through in a two week period. Try something else.
16 Aug 08
My sister always raves about Pillars of the EArth as well. I think I might have read wit many years ago and realy liked it. Is it the one where people lived years ago in England and they often roamed around the countryside between villages and even slept in the forest. It was also about a man that was a builder and built churces?
15 Aug 08
whenever someone ask me a bout a good book i always start on recommending sidney sheldon's novels...i have a collections of his works and always fascinated by those...i have now 11 books and plans to get more!! compeling and exciting book in ever page!!
16 Aug 08
Of course there are so many to chose from - 1.Mao's last dancer is actually non fiction but reads like a novel. About a man that was brought up in China in a village and selected to become a dancer so then he moved to Beijing in one of their famous dancing schools. It is a very interesting book as he talks about his life in a village and sleeping in a bed with all his siblings on a bed that had a fire underneath. He also worked in America and now lives in Australia. They are going to make a movie from this book - everone I know that read it loves it. 2. The Alchemist by Paulo Cohello This book is often on top 100 book lists etc and is probably the easiest book to read by Cohello. I loved it because it is about realizing your dreams and is very simple - starting off with a young shepherd boy in spain who travels around watching his herd and being happy in life. Then we travel around parts of Europe and Northern Africa (like Morroco) with him. Makes me want to go to Spain, Portugal and Morroco. 3. Memoirs of a Geisha - The book is so much more descriptive than the movie. It is hard to believe it was written by a man as he is so descriptive of details like the patterns on the cloth and the hair styles etc. - and of course it seems like you are reading a true story even though it is a novel, but it includes lots of historic detail. It is a great book 4. April Fool's Day I couldn't put this book down, unfortunately it is often sad but often beautiful. If I had known the topic, I may not have read it, but of course once you do start reading you can't put it down.