Following up on last week’s admission that not all my book advice is golden, I resorted to my favorite source of literary expertise: co-workers.
I polled library staffers, requesting names of books they’ve recommended and later heard described as someone’s new favorite, “best book ever”, or “wonderful”.
The list of supremely well-received suggestions:
- David Whyte’s The Three Marriages: Reimagining Work, Self, and Relationship
- The Sea by John Banville
- Martin Millar: The Good Fairies of New York
- William Goldman’s The Princess Bride
- Whale Talk by Chris Crutcher
- The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins (and sequel Catching Fire; Mockingjay is due out in August)
- Michael Kort’s The Columbia Guide to Hiroshima and the Bomb
- Decline and Fall by Evelyn Waugh
- L.M. Montgomery’s Emily series: Emily of New Moon; Emily Climbs; Emily’s Quest
If you try one of these or have advice for a can’t-miss read, we hope you’ll comment.