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Bookworm? here are some Book Tips

Updated on August 23, 2012

Read a good book! Books will never be unmodern

I have a fantastic memory. When I was a little girl my father and I were sitting in nice chairs reading together while the fire was burning slowly. Ever since then books are something to be treassured in my life.

Here I want to share some good books with you. Give them a chance to grow on you. Sometimes it takes time to get into a good book and later you wish it never ends......

My son gave me a book last month.

The angels game by Carlos Ruiz Zafon

I started to read a few pages and then I stopped and started all over again. This is the kind of book you MUST read with pen in hand. The book is so full of skilled expressions and all the power of a brilliant story teller - Carlos Ruiz Zafon. I make little marks in the margin and curse the fact that I cannot read this in the original language - Spanish

The Angel's Game

There is another book that was published before this one. Of course I have to get that one also and read. It is said it is just as excellent.

The Shadow of the Wind

Sit comfortable while you are reading! - Enjoy a good book in a good chair

I have a chair like this in my living room. When I read a book, I will sit there and enjoy the pages.

Best sellers on Amazon

I will keep this module updated for you!

Rick and Bubba's Guide to the Almost Nearly Perfect Marriage
Rick and Bubba's Guide to the Almost Nearly Perfect Marriage

Addressing such topics as apologizing (The Ten Worst Ways to Say I'm Sorry), communication (Grunting Is Not a Language), date nights (Worst Date Nights in History), finances (I Thought You Paid the Gas Bill), and playing sports together (I Did Too Let You Win), the two "sexiest fat men alive" will have couples everywhere tied in knots.

Bailout Riches!: How Everyday Investors Can Make a Fortune Buying Bad Loans for Pennies on the Dollar
Bailout Riches!: How Everyday Investors Can Make a Fortune Buying Bad Loans for Pennies on the Dollar

Imagine this: you buy a $5,000 bad loan for just $250. You approach the borrower in default and offer them a chance to settle that $5,000 debt for just $500. If they agree, you've made a one hundred percent profit on your investment, the bank has the loan off their books, and the borrower is out of debt. It's a win-win-win situation!

Excuses Begone!: How to Change Lifelong, Self-Defeating Thinking Habits
Excuses Begone!: How to Change Lifelong, Self-Defeating Thinking Habits

Within the pages of this transformational book, Dr. Wayne W. Dyer reveals how to change the self-defeating thinking patterns that have prevented you from living at the highest levels of success, happiness, and health. Even though you may know what to think, actually changing those thinking habits that have been with you since childhood might be somewhat challenging.

Please, Daddy, No: A Boy Betrayed
Please, Daddy, No: A Boy Betrayed

Stuart just wanted his father to love him, but he was made to believe he was too naughty to be loved. Finally, David Howarth was sent to prison for abusing Stuart's young sisters. Nobody knew the truth about Stuart's abuse until one fateful day when his father tried it again and Stuart fought back in the only way he knew how.


Kindle: Amazon's New Wireless Reading Device - Holds up to 1,500 books

Utilizing a new high-resolution display technology called

The sweetness at the bottom of the pie

It's the beginning of a lazy summer in 1950 at the sleepy English village of Bishop's Lacey. Up at the great house of Buckshaw, aspiring chemist Flavia de Luce passes the time tinkering in the laboratory she's inherited from her deceased mother and an eccentric great uncle. When Flavia discovers a murdered stranger in the cucumber patch outside her bedroom window early one morning, she decides to leave aside her flasks and Bunsen burners to solve the crime herself, much to the chagrin of the local authorities. But who can blame her?

The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie
The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie

“The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie offers the reader the precious gift of a richly imagined and luscious new world–but uniquely so, for this is the world of Flavia Sabina de Luce: an eleven-year-old, utterly winning, and altogether delightfully nasty piece of work. An outright pleasure from beginning to end.”


Oscar Wilde

Some of his one-line expressions you will never forget

Complete Works of Oscar Wilde (Collins Classics)
Complete Works of Oscar Wilde (Collins Classics)

Collins is perhaps the single best edition of Wilde's complete works. Along with the author's full canon of plays, poems, essays, and novels, this also contains numerous appendixes of biographical information and chronologies of Wilde's work as well as examples of his famous one-liners divided into categories.


A Nobel prize winner book - by J. M. G. Le Clezio

The book the Desert is in English!

Eden's Outcasts: The Story of Louisa May Alcott and Her Father - by John Matteson

Author Matteson obviously read every scrap of writing penned by Louisa and by Bronson; and because of his diligence, we readers have front row seats to their everyday lives. He also takes the time to provide a succinct and sound critique for each of their published or otherwise finished works.

Award winner

Tree of Smoke: A Novel

If this novel, Johnson's first in nearly a decade, is-as the promo copy says-about Skip Sands, it's also about his uncle, a legendary CIA operative; Kathy Jones, a widowed, saintly Canadian nurse; Trung, a North Vietnamese spy; and the Houston brothers, Bill and James, misguided GIs who haunt the story's periphery.

Tree of Smoke: A Novel
Tree of Smoke: A Novel

This is the book Johnson fans have been waiting for--along with everybody else, whether they knew it or not


The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao - AWARD WINNER

SignatureReviewed by Matthew SharpeAreader might at first be surprised by how many chapters of a book entitled The Brief and Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao are devoted not to its sci fi–and–fantasy-gobbling nerd-hero but to his sister, his mother and his grandfather. However, Junot Diaz's dark and exuberant first novel makes a compelling case for the multiperspectival view of a life, wherein an individual cannot be known or understood in isolation from the history of his family and his nation.Oscar being a first-generation Dominican-American, the nation in question is really two nations.

The pillars of the earth - by Ken Follett

Set in 12th-century England, the narrative concerns the building of a cathedral in the fictional town of Kingsbridge. The ambitions of three men merge, conflict and collide through four decades during which social and political upheaval and the internal politics of the church affect the progress of the cathedral and the fortunes of the protagonists.

Writer Barak Obama - Jane Austen

Elected the first black president of the Harvard Law Review, Obama was offered a book contract, but the intellectual journey he planned to recount became instead this poignant, probing memoir of an unusual life.

Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance
Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance

Obama argues with himself on almost every page of this lively autobiographical conversation. He gets you to agree with him, and then he brings in a counternarrative that seems just as convincing.


Doris Lessing - Nobel Prize winner 2007

This novel tells the story of writer Anna Wulf and the crises she faces in her personal, political and professional life. Confounded by writer's block, the ferociously independent Wulf explores her situation in four notebooks, one for each of the strands in her life; the golden one is the one in which, struggling to retain her sanity, she brings these strands together.

The Golden Notebook: Perennial Classics edition
The Golden Notebook: Perennial Classics edition

Doris Lessing can tell a story so you can see and smell it


The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao - by Junot Díaz

The titular Oscar is a 300-pound-plus "lovesick ghetto nerd" with zero game (except for Dungeons & Dragons) who cranks out pages of fantasy fiction with the hopes of becoming a Dominican J.R.R. Tolkien. The book is also the story of a multi-generational family curse that courses through the book, leaving troubles and tragedy in its wake. This was the most dynamic, entertaining, and achingly heartfelt novel I've read in a long time. (Brad Thomas Parsons)

The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao
The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao

The rope-a-dope narrative is funny, hip, tragic, soulful, and bursting with desire. Make some room for Oscar Wao on your bookshelf--you won't be disappointed.


The Opposite of Fate - by Ami Tan

Tan's bestselling works of fiction are, in part, based on her own family history, and this robust book, her first nonfiction effort, explains much about where those stories came from and how they influenced her.

The Opposite of Fate
The Opposite of Fate

Tan assures her readers that she has no lofty, literary intentions in writing her novels--she writes for herself, and insists that the recurring patterns and themes that critics find in them are entirely their own making. This self-deprecating stance, coupled with Tan’s own clarification of her intentions, makes The Opposite of Fate feel like an extended, private conversation with the author.


Do you have any suggestions? - Please tell me about good books

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      5 years ago

      I have not mad ethe move to an eReader yet.... but am getting tempted. Which would you recommend?

    • Virginia Allain profile image

      Virginia Allain 

      7 years ago from Central Florida

      What an interesting selection of books. I've been neglecting my reading and spending all my time on Squidoo. I need to set aside some time for books.

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      Ruth Coffee 

      7 years ago from Zionsville, Indiana

      I haven't read a good book for a while....thanks for these recommendations!

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      9 years ago

      I enjoy reading. I like the variety here. There is always lots to learn.

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      Linda Jo Martin 

      9 years ago from Post Falls, Idaho, USA

      I love books, and so appreciate your recommendations. I will be looking for some of the books you featured here!

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      9 years ago

      I love your lens, I noticed you put a prize winning novel up here... I just read "the road" and was amazed by it... So I am now off to look at your other book lenses, I know I will find some great information from them. Thank you again.


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