So, what books are people reading right now? What are they about? What do you think of them? Would you recommend them?
I tend to read two or three books at a time. Currently, I'm making my way through the following:
I only just started Ishmael, but The Omnivore's Dilemma is very good.
I just finished I Am The Messenger by Markus Zusak, which was great, and just became my favorite book. While I haven't been the most avid reader in the past, I'm finding myself enjoying more realistic fiction: real people in interesting, but realistic situations kinda learning about life and stuff. I'd be lying if I said this wasn't influenced by John Green getting me back into reading, but for one reason or another, it works for me.
I'm about to start Life of Pi by Yann Martel. I'm not sure what to expect of it, but I found it at a yard sale for just a quarter, so it's probably guaranteed to be worth my money and then some. Has anyone here read it and have any recommendations for it?
Actually, I really liked Life of Pi. I read it this summer, so I'm kinda foggy on details, but it was totally worth the $10 I spent on my copy (can't believe you found it for a quarter! JEALOUS). Also, I Am The Messenger was fantastic, wanting to read The Book Thief soon.
Anyway, I'm reading The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand (almoooost done, it was pretty good), Party by Tom Leveen (peice of crap. I just wanted kinda of a light read), and My Name is Asher Lev by Chaim Potok (don't really know what I think of it).
Oooh, glad to hear it! And yeah, I got pretty lucky. I recommend The Book Thief highly. It's just... an incredibly powerful book. I can't say enough good things than it. I'd say overall it's a better book than I Am The Messenger, but I enjoyed I Am The Messenger more.