Recommendations Please

I'm stuck in a no book rut!

I have no book to read! Please can you recommend really really interesting books?

Pretty Please!


I read all the books by Dick Francis in my school library (about 16 of them) in the last few days. Try the one called Bolt.

He writes mystery novels set in a racing background and was once a champion jockey for the Queen Mother. Interesting writing -- at least, interesting enough not to need sex to flesh things out.

He comes highly recommended.

By the way, Purple Hibiscus came in today. I should be done tonight. Expect something from Vickii and I soon.

8:36 AM  

The Aireginan Dream. I liked it

12:24 PM  

I've been awol from this blog for a while and I apologise ... but as Azuka said, we will be posting something soon on Purple Hibiscus ... by the way, how quickly do you read Azuka???

buki, I would recommend anything by James Patterson pre-1994, 'my sisters keeper' and I've heard 'We need to talk about Kevin by Lionel shriver is amazing and it's next on my to read list.

3:04 PM  

Wow, I had forgotten Dick Francis existed, very good books. "Straight" is a favorite.

1:49 AM  

it all depends on your genre
if u want to go the Religious route i would say read any book that Max Lucado wrote after 1999. I have read them all and they are good. Or read the screwtape letters by C.S. Lewis he is a Brit and the book is good. I just finished it for the 3rd time
If you want to go the Law route. I would say Scott Turow and John Grisham but stay clear of Grisham last 3 books. I would say if you haven't already read the Brethern, Runaway Jury, Partner, TIme to Kill
those are his best
If you are in crime I would say James Patterson
If you are in mystery romance you could go the Linda Howard route or Jayne Ann Krentz.
If you are looking for a biographical I would say Barack Obama Dreams of My Father. It is a very very very good portrayal of a lost african trying to identify with a parent he never knew.
I could go on and on with more genres but i am not exactly sure which one is your poison
If it is Christian Fiction I would recommend the O'Malley Series by Dee Henderson
If it is Historical Non-fiction Christian i would say any book by Francine Rivers esp. Redeeming Love.
Then there is also that woman series by Ann Burton I think the latest one she brought out is Deborah.

3:35 PM  

Hiya, have u read 26a by Diana Evans by any chance. I would really like to know what you think of it. Won the orange prize. It was interesting but I Dont know if it is me but it was quite difficult to follow and it had this dream-like quality that just lost me most of the time. i finished just becos i find it difficult not to read a book to the end. So check it out if u havent read it already.

3:20 PM  

Purple hibiscus is a good read. Read it in one night the last time I was in Naija. Same as Icarus girl. Does anyone remember pacesetters. Would really like get my hands on some of them. Curious to know what i will think of them now been that i was really young when i used to read them. Does anyone know where i can lay my hands on them.

3:24 PM  

Does anyone remember pacesetters. Would really like get my hands on some of them.

That website should serve you well.

3:17 AM  

I can recommend Joseph Heller's 'Catch 22'. If that's not up your street, then how about 'The Namesake' by Jhumpa Lahiri. It's an amazing book.

6:13 AM  

I have just finished reading "Everything Good will come" by Seffi Atta which was alright.

Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda is a nice book too

I just bought (but haven't read) "Nine Lives" by Elkoya(or something like that i think) He's a Nigerian and i hear it's a good read too...

So you can sample these books

6:28 AM  

Thank you all... will check some of these books out.

I am reading The Icarus Girl by Helen Oyeyemi and it's not bad at all.

2:01 AM  

Read the purple Hibiscus...Very Good....but Half of a yellow sun was much start with. Then the end seemed to go on and on and on.....

Read the Icarious girl, found the story very interesting and enlightening, but found the writing very childish....and not quite there.

I recommend that everyone in the wolrd shud read ORITAMETA by Peju Alatishe...Wonderful book

Pepper xxxx

7:33 AM  

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