Monday, September 10, 2007

Any Suggestions?

Now that am counting down the days to my convalescence. I thought I would ask for reading recommendations. I love all kinds of books, so I am totally open, but I have been told that I won't be able to concentrate immediately after my surgery. Given the fact that the recovery time is 4 to 6 weeks, I am assuming that I will be able to polish off a few good books.

Any suggestions? What are some of your favorites?

Also, I have some to recommend as well. There is more to come when I have more time and when Nadia doesn't need to write a report for work.

Stay Tuned!


Melody said...

When I can't concentrate, I go to poetry. Just get something just insanely beautiful. My rec is Adrienne Rich's collections The Dream of a Common Language or Dark Fields of the Republic. You'll want to dissect it line by line at some point, but that can come later when you're better able to focus.

From 21 Love Poems


No one has imagined us. We want to live like trees,/
Sycamores blazing through the sulphuric air,/
Dappled with scars, still exhuberantly budding,/
Our animal passion rooted in the city.

nycphoenix said...

I would go for total brainless fluff like the Nanny Diaries or Shopaholic or the Nancy Clue/Hardley Boys mysteries. Or Dyles to Watch Out for or Ethan Green

calliope said...

I'm all about the fluff books. Bridget Jones style all the way!

I just finished (dare I say it) a smart chick lit book. It was called Little Stalker. I liked it so much that I just checked out two other books by the author, Jennifer Belle.

Total fluff- but entertaining.

Melissa said...

I love books! Here are my recommendations:

The Time Traveler's Wife
Fall on Your Knees
The Other Boleyn Girl

Hope your recovery is a quick one.

Lo said...

I could recommend tons of books but I need just the teensiest bit more info about genre.....

EggDropBlogger said...

I am an avid reader and am open to and grateful for any suggestions but as for genre? How about mystery and/or thriller to start?

Lo said...

Co has really been enjoying Janet Evanovich's series (the first one is One for the Money). They're funny. Ann Rule writes true crime novels that Co really enjoys. Also, Linda Fairstein has written a series about a woman cop. My mom looooves the #1 Ladies Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith.

EggDropBlogger said...

ooh! thanks for the suggestions. I can't wait to be laid up so I can do all of this reading.