I am SO 21st Century

Well, The Boyfriend did a wonderful thing, and got me a fancy schmancy kindle for my birthday. I’m about to be hitting the road twice a month for work, so I am so THRILLED to have this nifty little gadget for keeping me entertained. But I have a confession.

I don’t know what books to start with!

I am not very up to speed with the current book trends, since most of what I read are boring old Christian-and-or- self-help-psychology-type books (recent reads include The Happiness Project, Last One Down The Aisle Wins, How to be a Hepburn in a Hilton World, Case for Christ, Screwtape Letters…oh, and all of my tons and tons of coursework readings). I really want to dive in to some quality fiction!

So TELL ME!! What should I get? What are the hip books these days? I’ve heard Hunger Games, and the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo series…so what else has been stacked next to your bed lately?

8 thoughts on “I am SO 21st Century

  1. Fraince Rivers is an amazing christian fiction writer. Did I mention amazing? Because she is AMAZING. Also, a series I am partway through right now (3 books, I just finished the second) the first book is called Shiver, second is Linger and the third is Forever and they are written by Maggie Stiefvater. Another good one is called Matched, by Lauren Zurchin. IronKing was alright, by Julie Kagawa. Firelight by Sophie Jordan is another good one. If you are into like “fantastical” types of books these will all keep you highly entertained. Dragons and wolves and things of that nature. I promise I’m not a scifi freak 🙂 The story lines are so good and the weird stuff just brings in another layer to the plot. Francine is not scifi stuff at all, so she is my go to if I want to guarantee a good book. Karen Kingsbury is good too, along the same lines as Francine Rivers. Hope that helps!

  2. According to USA Today’s Best Selling books:
    1. The Help by Kathryn Stockett (a white woman tells the story of black maids in 1960s mississippi
    2. 1105 Yakima Street by Debbie Macomber (man has his hands on winning back a pregnant wife and raising a teen.
    3. Kill Me if you Can by James Pattersen ( A poor art student blunders upon a duffel bag filled with diamonds)
    4. In my Time by Dick Cheney (personal and political memoir)
    5. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins (girl takes sister’s place in a real-world survivor game”

    hope this helps!

    harry 🙂

  3. I’ve yet to read the Hunger Games. Because I’m a bad teacher apparently. But it’s all I hear about at school. If you ever want to read some young adult fiction, like the Hunger Games, just let me know…there really is some awesome stuff. But otherwise this summer I got very into the Game of Thrones series. And I know Will and Justin are reading it, too. Peer pressure! 🙂 Otherwise, I’ve got ummmm about a zillion other suggestions that aren’t necessarily “what’s hot in fiction right now.” Nothing’s better than a great story!

  4. Some recent favorites of mine (warning, they’re all pretty girly)…
    1) Time Traveler’s Wife
    2) Something Borrowed
    3) Something Blue
    4) The Help
    5) The Choice (Nicholas Sparks)

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