My favorite . . . books

I used to be a book snob, but I gave that up a while ago. Reading is awesome. If you like something, read it! Don’t waste time better spent reading on judging the choices of strangers. Unless it is Twilight or Fifty Shades of Grey. [Kidding. I’m kidding.]

Recent favorites I’ve read in the past few months
[These might not make the forever list, but they would be high on my current recommendations.]
Bonk: The Curious Coupling of Science and Sex by Mary Roach
The Chemistry Between Us: Love, Sex, and the Science of Attraction by Larry Young and Brian Alexander
At Home: A Short History of Private Life by Bill Bryson

All time favorites
The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
A Melon for Ecstasy by John Fortune
Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
The War of the Worlds by H. G. Wells

To read again and again
The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
[There aren’t very many books that I like to pick up over and over. In general, I like to keep trying something new.]

Bonus round – my favorite . . . authors.
Some overlap with the books of course, but not necessarily:
-John Green
-Edgar Allan Poe
-Oliver W. Sacks

Bonus round x2 – very popular books I did not like at all
Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen [couldn’t force myself to get more than twenty pages into it]
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson [This one is a tossup for me. I very much wanted to know how the story ended, but did not like reading the book.]
The Kite Runner Khaled Hosseini [I maybe read one chapter. I disliked this one from page one.]

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