’twas a dark ünd stormy nicht

1/23/11

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Okay, I’m queuing up things to read after I finish the Hunger Games trilogy. Recommendations, o wise crowdsourced interweb of friends?

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  1. Salem's Little Sister

    I read all of the Game of Thrones books and loved them! I just finished the most recent one and am dreading the long wait until he writes another. I started the new, time travel Steven King book last night and so far so good!

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  2. noj

    did you read The Book of Basketball by Bill Simmons yet? awesome – can’t say enough good things about it. it’s put together in such a way that you can read for 15 minutes at a time and get full satisfaction.

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  3. Chuck B.

    “History of the World in 100 Objects” is fantastic, even for a non-history guy like myself.
    I also second the “1Q84” recommendation.

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  4. Bill

    I echo the praise for the Game of Thrones books. I’m on number 5 now and have been working through them eagerly since…last spring? It’s been a while. They are LONG but worth the effort, most of the time.

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  5. Halsted

    Another recommendation for George R.R. Martin’s “A Song of Ice and Fire” series (_A Game of Thrones_ being the first). Also, if you like science fiction, I would recommend _The Player of Games_ by Iain M. Banks.

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  6. Jennifer M

    Ian, I recently started working at an independent bookstore so I have a bunch of titles for you: Ready Player One (’80s references galore!); The Marriage Plot (still mulling over the ending); Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children (on my ever-growing TBR list); The Elegance of the Hedgehog (a few years old but awesome); A Visit From the Goon Squad (last year’s Pulitzer Prize); and finally my favorite book from last year, Just Kids by Patti Smith. I read it in the car on the way to Iowa City for the funeral of my 96-year-old Grandmother, who, like Smith, was also an artist and a book lover and a nonconformist.

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  7. Alyson

    I second the nomination for Just Kids. That book is just sublime.
    I just finished City of Thieves by David Benioff, and I really, really liked it. Highly recommend.

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  8. Jennifer M

    I haven’t read it yet, but I’m hearing lots of wonderful things about The Flame Alphabet by Ben Marcus.
    Also, I loved Tina Fey’s Bossypants and Merrill Markoe’s Calm, Cool and Contentious.

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  9. Sarah

    If you liked Hunger Games, you’ll probably dig Divergent by Veronica Roth. Game of Thrones Books 1-3 were great. The rest have been painful, and he’ll never finish the series at his current rate. A totally different flavor – I recently finished and enjoyed listening to The Kitchen House.

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