Author: Autumn
•2/07/2011 08:42:00 AM
Help! I am in a Reader's Advisory class right now, and I need recommendations. It's centered around books for adults. I am mostly useless in that department as I have transferred all almost my energy to young adult novels.

For this class I have to read a recent (last 5-10 years) book in a bunch of different genres. These are the ones I don't have covered yet:
  • Fantasy
  • Science Fiction
  • Westerns
  • Romance / Romantic Suspense
  • Multicultural / International
  • Horror
  • Literary Fiction
PLEASE leave comments and give me your suggestions. I am badly in need of guidance.

Thanks!

P.S. Becky & Christina: Do you think The Lover's Dictionary would work as my romance choice?
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2 comments:

On February 7, 2011 at 4:54 PM , Becky Jean said...

I'd guess not for Romance/Romantic Suspense on The Lover's Dictionary. But I'm not sure. It's not like a Nicolas Sparks romance, but it does follow the arc of a romantic relationship. ?

Here are some suggestions from me, based on what I remember from my adult fiction class.

Horror: The Historian--Elizabeth Kostova (scared the crap out of me, but with a history/literary twist I think you'll appreciate) Which...now looking at your Goodreads...it appears you've already read.

What about a Jasper Fforde book for fantasy? I really liked Shades of Grey. I'm also a big fan of Charles de Lint. (I also wonder if some of his might work as Westerns.)

I'll do some more thinking.

 
On February 8, 2011 at 3:18 PM , Dad said...

Science fiction/fantasy ... did you ever read Lord of the Rings?

Best science fiction novel in history: Foundation by Issac Assimov ( a trilogy; easy read and very thought provoking)

Another great one: Dune by Frank Herbert ... also very thought provoking