7/29/09

hey guys, its about that time for me to read a new book. any suggestions ? thanks in advance, Kenza :)

9 comments:

elleboogz said...

Hey Kenza,
I got two HILARIOUS suggestions...

"F My Life"
by Maxime Valette, Guillaume Passaglia & Didier Guedj
(based on the online effed up life stories of real people)

"My Horizontal Life: A Collection of One Night Stands"
by Chelsea Handler
(just purchased and loving every moment, too jokes)

if you've already read them, dope.
if not, HIGHLY SUGGESTED!

take care - elleboogz

Camtien♥ said...

'Torn' by Keisha Ervin and 'B-More Careful' by Teri Woods.

They will make you think twice about dating a thug :)

Anonymous said...

the kite runner by khaled hosseini...
favourite book ever!

Anonymiss said...

alright since you didn't give a genre, I'm gonna give a variety of suggestions.

War Of The Bloods In My Veins by Dashaun Morris - It's an autobiography about a gang memeber turned college student who just can't escape the life, he gets charged for attempted murder eventually as his past life catches up to him.

Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte - it's actually supposed to be a really eerie book, but I just loved the way it was written, it's about a young wayward girl that takes a teaching position in a manor where spooky occurrences are becoming routine, there she falls in love and has to deal with some serious 1800's style DRAMA lol

Wicked by Gregory Maguire - I'm sure you've heard of the play adaptation, it's the alternate version of the classic OZ story. In this version we follow the Wicked Witch of the West through her birth, development and death as she finds her way through the dirty politics that have come to run OZ.

The Nanny Diaries by Emma McLaughlin & Nicola Kraus - It is SO MUCH better than the movie firstly (as are most books turned movies). Nan, a young University student, finds work as a nanny for family X as she struggles to put herself through school and settle into being a young adult in the big city. There's tonnes of drama involved as the X's are going through a nasty marriage that's obviously headed for divorce.

so there's a autobiography, a work of classic fiction, a book turned play, and a novel turned movie... on a side note, I read Kite Runner and it is a lot better than the movie, though the ending comes out of nowhere and seems completely unrealistic to a middle eastern person (present *raises hand*)

Good luck and hope that helped!

Nicki said...

anything written by Eric Jerome Dickey. Here's a list of some of his books:
-Cheaters
-Friends and Lovers
-Milk in my coffee
-Liar's Game
-Between Lovers
-The Other Woman
-Naughty or Nice
-Pleasure
-Sleeping with Strangers

Check out his website: http://www.ericjeromedickey.com/books.htm

"Daddy" by Danielle Steel (but anything written by her is good, but this one is my fave)

"Tweak: Growing Up on Methamphetamines" By Nic Sheff (true story-only if you like reading about people's personal struggle with drugs and alcohol-very disturbing but very interesting at the same time...not everybody's mind is as twisted as mine lol, so these kinda books aren't for everybody"

"Beautiful Boy: A Father's Journey Through His Son's Addiction" by David Sheff (the author that I mentioned above's father)

Good luck!! :D

Janine said...

Anonymiss may be my new favorite person! I co-sign her selections 150%. When I read "Wicked" I would get mad at myself for getting sleepy because that meant I'd have to stop reading.

Also, try Christopher Moore's book "Lamb". It's a fictionalized (and hilarious) account of the life of Jesus Christ from age 12 to 33 as told by his best friend, Biff. It's not a book trying to sell or denounce christianity...it's just a really funny and at times really sweet book.

kenzathegreat said...

you guys are the best !
im gonna write these down and head to the book store tomorrow. ill keep yall posted :)<3

FraNcis James said...

The First and Last Freedom- Krishnamurti

Jolie A said...

The lovely bones by Alice Sebold will literally change the way you look at things, pushes your imaganiry boundaries against your will and will make you appreciate every minute of life. If you get past the disgusting details of rape and murder in chapter 2 & 3 consider yourself a real G.

Also the madam by julianna baggot is just so enlightening and heartwarming. A woman whose husband deserts her, well technically she leaves and he never follows turns her home into a prostitution home. Sex has never been so poetic. It's softcore erotica but it will also make you empathize with her.