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Anna January 2, 2010 at 12:17 am

Oh, thanks for doing this post! Very handy for me, considering one of my new years resolution for 2010 is to read more. I’m checking out these titles in my local library catalogue right… now.


Sarah January 2, 2010 at 6:55 am

Thanks for the suggestions – I added them to the 300+ books already on my wishlist!


Sundari Carmody January 2, 2010 at 12:30 pm

I also plan on reading more this year. I haven’t finished Shantaram (I started in 2008!) and I feel like I should.

I really enjoyed Norwegian Wood also. It was great. Have you read The Wind Up Bird Chronicle? I read that first and loved it. I plan on buying another of his books. Your suggestions of Jack Kerouac’s On The Road and the Virgin Suicides are definitely going on my list.

Great list.


Jodi January 2, 2010 at 5:54 pm

Oh my goodness On the Road is wonderful! If you like that one you might like Dharma Bums as well which is written superbly. More reading is always my goal. I’ve been thinking of starting an online book club. Kind of like a read and discuss type of thing. Would anybody be interested? :)


Jodi January 3, 2010 at 8:52 pm

Yay! I know I feel the same way. It would be really nice to discuss!
Ah this is so exciting :) I’ll probably set it up on my blog really soon, so I’ll definitely keep you posted.
And of course I read your blog, it’s wonderful.. thanks for replying!


emma January 4, 2010 at 10:25 pm

hello lovely!

the book thief and the virgin suicides are two of my favourite books.

my recommendations to you are:

jonathon safron foer – read extremely loud first as it is easier to get into, then everything is illuminated. he has a way with words like no other author.

audrey niffenegger – the time travellers wife and her fearful symmetry. absolute musts if you havent already read

scarlett thomas – the end of mr y. a bit of a strange one, but my most favourite book ever.

donna tartt- the secret history. an absolute classic. brilliant

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[z:six] January 5, 2010 at 5:36 am

Great recommendations! I’m hoping to read more this year as well, and will definitely keep your list in mind when I head to the library.

Here are some of my recommendations:-
Life of Pi; Yann Martel
Totto-chan; Tetsuko Kuroyanagi
The Secret Life of Bees; Sue Monk Kidd
The Time Traveller’s Wife; Audrey Niffenegger


Jessica January 18, 2010 at 2:05 am

Just found your blog over the weekend.
As soon i finished reading this post, i ran to the library and picked up White Oleander & The glass castle.
Started reading White Oleander this morning and i litteraly had to force myself to put the book down to come and write this comment :)
I am adding your link on my blog !
Hopefully we’ll stay in touch and i’m looking forward to all your future reading suggestions !



Angel September 2, 2010 at 5:41 pm

oh yea, read more!!! that’s my new semester resolution as well. soulmate again! lol
I know Norwegian Wood actually. it’s also popular in China when I was in high school. but sad that I didn’t really read the whole book, just read the description and brief. shame on me.
so my resolution of this year is not only “read more” but also “do more!”
so my conclusion or inspiration of this post should be
“Thinking is not valuable until you actually start acting!”
Thanks for implying that to me!!! :)


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