I have been on the hunt for new books to read in 2011, I always like to have a long list of books to read so that I can just flip to my list at the bookstore or on Book Depository and grab something that I will hopefully enjoy. Even though I love Bookstores I sometimes get overwhelmed so I find it easiest to go prepared. This is just a quick post to share where I have been getting my inspiration from in case you are also on the hunt for something good to read.
Lauren has just started a book recommendation section on her blog, that is a quick and easy reference guide to her favourite fiction novels.The comments section is also useful as readers have also noted their favourite books.
Books I have noted down from Lauren: The Road: Cormac McCarthy, Enders Game: Orson Scott Card, Clockwork Angel; Cassandra Clare and Matched: Ally Condie.
I always look forward to reading Zoe's book reviews on her blog 'In the Next Room' they have the right amount of detail and I find that her book interests are similar to mine so am likely to enjoy something she recommends. I also enjoy the honesty and frankness of her reviews.
Books I have noted from Zoe: Water for Elephants: Sara Gruen, Zoli: Colum McCann; The Art of Disappearing: Ivy Pochoda; Left Neglected and Still Alice by Lisa Genova
I discovered Clare Marie after she commented on my blog and have been reading through her 'Sunday Reads' posts this morning. Interesting, personal and detailed reviews that I now look forward to visiting every Sunday.
Books I have noted from Claire Marie: The Gargoyle: Andrew Davidson, The Luminous Life of Lilly and Aphrodite: Beatrice Collin
I am currently reading Unsticky by Sarra Manning which is chick lit on steroids but I am actually enjoying it which is unusual, a good break from my usual book picks.