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Read anything NEW?

  1. jonihnj profile image73
    jonihnjposted 7 years ago

    I find it interesting that most of the books people mention when asked to name a favorite book are classics that have been around for many decades or centuries. Is good literature being written today? I'm looking for a few good, new books to read and would welcome suggestions.

    1. AlyzaLewis profile image66
      AlyzaLewisposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I read new books every week.  I don't know what all of you are doing... lol

      I'm a high fantasy fan and some of my recent favorites have been The Auralia Thread series by Jeffery Overstreet, The Magic Kingdom of Landover by Terry Brooks, and The Legend of the Guardian-King by Karen Hancock.

  2. leahlefler profile image98
    leahleflerposted 7 years ago

    The Life of Pi is an excellent book (by Yan Martel).

    1. shogan profile image85
      shoganposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      So long as you can get through the first part.  The beginning is a little rough,  but sets up the rest of the book so well.  After the opening section, the book becomes a pleasure (truthfully, it's a pleasure for me all the way through, but I've heard many complaints about the start).

      1. jonihnj profile image73
        jonihnjposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Did they make a film based on that book? I'll have to check it out. It's amazing how many books require the reader to stick with it in the beginning. Thanks for commenting.

        1. Docmo profile image92
          Docmoposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          The Film is being made at the moment and directed by Ang Lee. It is slated for release in 2012. The early indicators say the screenplay is quite good and the scenery is meant to glorious. It's being filmed in 3D no less!

          1. jonihnj profile image73
            jonihnjposted 7 years agoin reply to this

            Maybe I'll actually be able to read the book BEFORE the film with the advance notice. Thanks!

          2. leahlefler profile image98
            leahleflerposted 7 years agoin reply to this

            I didn't know they were making a movie! I liked the beginning, but then it sets up the scene for his overall point about allegory. It won the Man Booker prize - Life of Pi is one of those books that is better each time you read it.

  3. marguax profile image53
    marguaxposted 7 years ago

    Everything is Illuminated by Jonathan Safran Foer, this is also being made into a movie.

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    spacey2007posted 7 years ago

    The Dark Tower series by Stephen King is a great contemporary series. It's been around a while, but the last book was only published in 2004. If you read them, go for the new editions of te first book. I haven't read the original one, but I've heard it's a little harder to get through.

  5. susanlang profile image56
    susanlangposted 7 years ago

    Yes, I've read some very good books recently. One is based on a true story entitled: Bringing Down Goliath, Based on a True Story. Have you tried going to a Barnes and Noble book store? Hope you find something soon.

  6. randomcreative profile image91
    randomcreativeposted 7 years ago

    The newest Sara Paretsky book Body Works is really good.  It just came out last year.

  7. roc6 profile image76
    roc6posted 7 years ago

    I just finished Robin Sharma's The Monk that sold his Ferrari's book on Family Wisdom. I don't have kids but what a brilliant book for all of you that do have children. I can take quite a bit and use it for myself, like reading on successful people or great people like Ghandi, whether on the internet or getting out a biography on one of these great people.