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I Need Your Book Suggestions

I love to read. I’m not the quickest at it (not that I read whilst moving my lips and scanning each word with my finger, either), but I want to try something different than my normal stack of books.

So, what books do you recommend? Any titles that you have really enjoyed? I’m open to all genres.

Hit me with your suggestions!

  • Steve Chandler

    “John dies at the end”
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/John-Dies-End-David-Wong/dp/0857684833/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1350043698&sr=1-1

    Amazing book. So very, very weird. But so funny too. I burst out laughing at many parts, it’s well worth a read. Very imaginative and clever. I’m still not sure how the author managed to think up some of the ideas.

    • http://www.mattgifford.co.uk/ Matt

      Thanks Steve. That sounds like a great book. Grabbing a copy now!

  • http://www.gregnilsen.com Greg

    I’ve really enjoyed the Game of Thrones series, and I’ve been working through those books since December. They’re each long, but not dull.

    Mosaic by Gayle Lynds was a very good spy-thriller/conspiracy book. In the vein of Robert Ludlum (Borne Identity, etc.). I’ve also enjoyed most of Ludlum’s works, but make sure to avoid the post-mortem derivations (like the Covert-One series) they’ve slapped his name on.

    • http://www.mattgifford.co.uk/ Matt

      Hey Greg

      My wife and son have read the GoT series and told me it’s really good. I’ll have to give it a try. Mosaic sounds great, too. I’m a big Bourne fan, so that would be perfect. Thank you!

  • Claire Martin

    Agree with the above Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire series) this is my favourite selection of books by far. Also a few others I like:

    The Pillars of the Earth
    World Without End
    Marching Powder
    The Time Travellers Wife
    The Art of Racing in the Rain
    Portrait of a Killer (Patricia Cornwell)
    11/22/63
    We Need To Talk About Kevin
    Birdsong

    Some of my favourites/recently read off the top of my head. Quite varied too. Enjoy.

    • http://www.mattgifford.co.uk/ Matt

      Awesome, thanks Claire.

      I actually have The Pillars of the Earth, so really must read it. I loved 11/22/63. I thought that story was fantastic – I almost didn’t want it to end. I’ll check out the others too. Cheers!

  • sheree violet

    Just two words. Louis spence

    • http://www.mattgifford.co.uk/ Matt

      OMG. No. :)

  • http://www.hazardousfrog.com Jatin Nanda

    Try something completely different. http://www.amazon.co.uk/Geography-Bliss-Eric-Weiner/dp/0552775088/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1350125041&sr=1-1

    It is a book about a journalist who travels the world in search of the world’s happiest place. Naturally he starts off in the Netherlands in a cafe in Amsterdam :o)

  • http://www.facebook.com/adam.tuttle Adam Tuttle

    Daniel Suarez (I just finished Kill Decision, but love Daemon and Freedom tm, too)

    Ready Player One, if you haven’t already read it, is fantastic.

    I haven’t read it yet, but I hear great things about the Foundation series from Asimiov.

    Little Brother, by Cory Doctorow was another favorite read this year.

    If you haven’t read the Hunger Games series, you ought to. Quick reads, but good.