Okay, ladies and gents - last night I finished the last of my DIY projects (and just have to help Mark a smidgen) which means it's time to move on to the fun stuff: honeymoon planning and packing!
So I need some book recommendations! I prefer fiction, I like books that feature strong female leads, and although murder-mysteries interest me, I do not care for books with gruesome details that make my skin crawl. I enjoy historical fiction (any time period) and I don't really like fantasy. I like good writing and books that talk about complicated issues in a simple way or books that talk about simple issues in a complicated way. I don't really like "difficult" books. I do like short story/essay collections, particularly by funny people. Some of my favorite recent reads are:
-The Help (Kathryn Stockett)
-Animal Dreams (Barbara Kingsolver)
-Prodigal Summer (Barbara Kingsolver)
-Water for Elephants
-Summer at Tiffany (Marjorie Hart)
-The Lacuna (okay, I'm a big Kingsolver fan)
I'm currently reading The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, which has not yet picked up for me in a way that helps me understand what the fuss is about. I'm considering checking out The Meaning of Wife - anybody read that? I might also download Dan Savage's The Commitment, which sounds pretty good, but I'm always open to some good fiction recs, so lets hear them!