I actually have the honour of recommending books, sometimes. Which is kind of nice. Because then it means that my opinion matters. Sometimes.
But one thing I’ve always wondered, is what do other people read? My library upstairs (could be called an office, but it’s way too disorganized and I have more books than any other piece of furniture and it’s MY room, so I’ll call it want I want thank you very much…. and also I do most of my writing in there. Although lately I’ve been taking up the entire dining room table because it’s closer to the kitchen which means I can warm up my tea more easily.
So. Blah blah blah, here are the books in my library. No, wait, I can’t do that. Let me do a quick count: about 400 including a few manuals and bibles. I’m not writing them all out. So let me give my recommendations of what I own in each category.
Middle grade fiction: mine of course! baaahahahaaa! Ok. Artemis Fowl, the Mysterious Benedict Society (1 and 2), Little House in Big Woods (all of them!), Charlotte’s Web, Peter Pan (oh how it made me cry!), Ellen Tebbits (Beverly Cleary), Honestly, Katie John (Calhoun – I looove the Katie John books), Anne of Green Gables, the Secret Garden and Pippi Longstocking (Astrid Lindgren).
Teen: Hunger Games (obviously), Harry Potter, Blood Red Road, Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants, everything by Louise Renisson (the Georgia books), Gingerbread/Shrimp/Cupcake by Rachel Cohn, Weetzie Bat by Francesca Lia Block.
Chick-Lit: Marian Keys, Jen Lancaster, Sophie Kinsella (although I didn’t care for Shop-a-holic – it stressed me far too much), Wendy Holden (older stuff), Jane Green, Emily Giffen
Not so Chick-Lit: Chocolate by Joanne Harris (one of my favourites), the Red Shoes by Michael Powell, Maeve Binchy
Fantasy: Charles DeLint
I have many more. But these are my favourites that I read yearly.
So. There you go.
eating: nutritional shake that tastes like dirt
listening to: a lawn mower
reading: Eat, Pray, Love