Recommend Me a Book

I read a lot and I’m always looking for new, super duper books to fall for.

Got any amazing reads to recommend me? Drop me a line in the comments section below.

Many thanks and happy reading!

Recommended and read so far:

  1. Rosamund Lupton, Sister (by Leanne)
  2. Clive Cussler, Cyclops (by blo)
  3. Antonio Lobo Antunes, Elephant’s Memory (by blo)
  4. Lion Feuchtwanger (by blo)
  5. Daphne du Maurier, The Scapegoat (by blo)
  6. Anne Fortier, Juliet (by blo)
  7. Peter Carey, Oscar and Lucinda (by kazinow)
  8. Franz Kafka, The Castle (by kazinow)
  9. Khaled Hosseini, A Thousand Splendid Suns (by alienkeren)
  10. Art Spiegelman, Maus (by kazinow)
  11. Alan Moore, V for Vendetta (by kazinow)
  12. Jeff Smith, Bone (by kazinow)
  13. Anne Tyler, Back When We Were Grownups (by lundygirl)
  14. Anne Tyler, Ladder of Years (by lundygirl)
  15. Daniel Silva, The Heist (by markwalpole)
  16. China Mieville, Embassytown (by mscharlies)
  17. Louise L. Hay, You Can Heal Your Life (by greenlakeblue)
  18. Esther & Jerry Hicks, Ask and It Is Given (by greenlakeblue)
  19. Neil Gaiman, The Graveyard Book (by Mary)

38 thoughts on “Recommend Me a Book

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    • Hey, thanks for dropping by and your suggestions, they’re really good!

      I read The God of Small Things the year it won the Booker, and absolutely loved it! I read a Romanian translation and will probably try the original English one at some point, but I think since I really really liked it, it’s still too fresh in my memory to attempt a re-read. Have you read it? What did you think?

      The Trial and The Metamorphosis were two of the books I read prior to my Christmas trip to Prague in 2012. I wanted to get into proper Kafka mood before my visit to the Kafka Museum, which was really good (the museum), if a bit depressing, but hey, it’s Kafka after all. 🙂 I think The Metamorphosis is my favourite of the two.

      The Picture of Dorian Gray is among the first books I read in English, while I was in school. It’s definitely one of my favourite classics, and definitely my favourite Oscar Wilde piece of writing (though I’ve only read A House of Pomegranates and some fairy tales besides it).

      I also (think I) read Peter Pan when I was a kid, but I normally have a clear image of book covers from my childhood and I seem to have no visual memory of it, so I might just have seen the movies/cartoons. I was thinking revisiting some children’s literature (was considering to re-read Michael Ende’s Momo to begin with) so I might actually look into it!


      • Haha,I almost forgot that you’ve read so many books!
        You should definitely give Peter Pan a go!
        And you should try reading Kafka’s The Castle,which by many,is deemed his greatest work.But it’s quite heavy!
        And there’s also Oscar and Lucinda which many people say is a gem!


      • I LOVED Carey’s True History of the Kelly Gang so I’ve had my eye on Oscar and Lucinda for a while now, definitely on my list. I also know a bit about The Castle, but I’ve always dreaded it as heavy/depressing/you name it! I think I’ve actually got it somewhere on my kindle, so I might just give it a go one of these days, but only if I’m feeling particularly optimistic about life 🙂

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  2. Hi, I’ll try making some suggestions, but I must warn you: most of my favorite books or authors, are weird 😀
    – Antonio Lobo Antunes- I loved “Elephant’s Memory”. It was his first book I think, and.. well.. it cuts to the bone.
    – Lion Feuchtwanger – I like all his books.
    – Herman Hesse- I’ve read Siddhartha when I was very young and even if the book itself it’s not amazing, it changed my life and the way I see things- for ever. I guess it was the right time for me to read it.
    – Gabriel Garcia Marquez- everything. I love everything he ever wrote. well.. except for “the general in his labyrinth”, this one I found boring.
    – Daphne du Maurier- The scapegoat, and my personal favorite- Frenchman’s creek
    – Anne Fortier – Juliet (it’s a love story, duh! but I liked it)

    If you need to hear more, let me know 🙂


    • Haha, luckily I’m always up for weird books! 😉

      I’m the same as you when it comes with Marquez, he’s one of my all time favourite writers and I’ve read most of his books in Romanian, English AND their original Spanish. I’m that obsessed!

      On the other hand, my German is rather embarrassing so I’ve only read Hesse in Romanian (Demian, Knulp, Narcissus and Goldmund) and English (Siddhartha, Steppenwolf). I’ve still got his The Glass Bead Game on my reading list, and have had for years now, but its time will come, I’m sure.

      And who says Antonio Lobo Antunes is weird, huh? 🙂 I loved both The Inquisitor’s Manual and The Natural Order of Things, but I haven’t read Elephant’s Memory so onto the reading book pile it goes, along with all your other suggestions I haven’t read yet.

      Thank you thank you thank you!!!


  3. OK, now we’re talking! So you are into South-American novelists 🙂
    Antonio Lobo Antunes is fantastic! I think he’s as good as Marquez, but somehow GGM is more rafined, while Antunes is clinically objective.
    As for The Glass Bead Game, I gave up. I’ve had it on my nightstand for years, till I finally gave it away before the last move. I think I’m too old for turning my brain into a pretzel :))
    I guess you went through Thomas Mann, too. I like him, and I also like Erich Paul Remarque.
    French authors are sometimes a bit too.. french. Endless useless monologues, boring me out of my skull. So except for San-Antonio (policier, bat-shit funny), Celine and Sartre, I can only digest french poetry :))


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  6. Hello. I really like the idea that you’re open to any book recommendation from anyone. That is very cool and how very open-minded of you!
    I don’t know if you’ve read this, but I’ve been giving A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini to my girlfriends who are getting married. So, if you’re interested in stories about girls and women and you haven’t already read it, please think about reading it.

    p.s. I like your blog too!


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  8. I would recommend the following books, if you haven’t already read them:

    The Diaries of Anais Nin
    As Consciousness is Harnessed to Flesh- The Diaries of Susan Sontag
    Orhan Pamuk- The Naive and the Sentimental Novelist
    Letters to a Young Poet- Rainer Maria Rilke
    Anything by James Herriot and Bill Bryson
    Amitav Ghosh- A Hungry Tide, The Glass Palace
    The Help- Kathryn Stockett

    Gosh, I can recommend a lot more, but I have a sneaky suspicion you’ve probably read a lot of these already 🙂


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  12. Hello 🙂
    These are my recommendations that have the great potential to change your life (even if you think your life is just as nice and cozy as it is):
    Louise L. Hay – “You Can Heal Your Life”
    Esther & Jerry Hicks – “Ask and It Is Given”

    These are top classics in the field of the law of attraction. You’ll never see the world in the same way. Try it. You have nothing to loose.

    By the way, you have a great blog. Oh, and thank you for visiting mine recently. I do appreciate.

    Best wishes,


  13. Here’s a few I love:
    The Old Capital by Yasunari Kawabata
    Short Stories by William Trevor
    Short Stories by Alice Munro
    The Heart of the Matter by Graham Greene
    The River Runs Through It by Norman Maclean
    The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway


  14. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak…
    Not without my daughter
    paths of glory by Jeffery archer
    sarah’s key
    The perks of being a walllflower.
    i can see someone has already mentioned Thousand Splendid suns…

    these are books i would definitely recommend…


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