What Book Would You Recommend for Summer Reading?

Hello Neatoramans! I've just finished reading a novel and have got a question for you: what books would you recommend for summer reading?

I'm kind of a light reader, mind you - so no treatises for me. My favorite books have been easy-to-read thriller novels by Frederick Forsyth, the usual NY Times Best Sellers fare like those by Douglas Preston and Lincoln
Child, and so on.

I've got a book on order (from the library - yes, that way it's free!), the latest one by Lee Child called Nothing to Lose, but I'm always interested in learning about new authors.

What would you recommend and why? Thank you!


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Usually I will find out what book famous people has read, what are their favorite books, hope that any book which bring influence on them, will bring good influence on me too.. also, as famous n successful people combined with their experience, I'm sure they have better taste on their choice too.

Stephen King's Favorite:
This Book Will Save Your Life by A. M. Homes
Saturday by Ian McEwan
The Mad Cook of Pymatuning: A Novel by Christopher Lehmann-Haupt
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson
The Tenderness of Wolves: A Novel by Stef Penney
When Will There Be Good News?: A Novel by Kate Atkinson

J.K. Rowling's Favorite:
The Five Red Herrings by Dorothy L. Sayers
I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith
Skellig by David Almond
The Woman Who Walked into Doors by Roddy Doyle

Jeffrey Eugenides, author, Pulitzer prize winner
"Herzog," by Saul Bellow
"Love in a Fallen City," by Eileen Chang
"The Lay of the Land," by Richard Ford

Oprah Winfrey's Favorite:
White Oleander by Janet Fitch
The Color Purple by Alice Walker
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith
The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison
The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck

Recommendation website:
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I recommend the collection of short horror stories by Thom Olausson from Sweden. It is called The dead will inherit the earth and is brilliant! It feels fresh and I liked the dark sense of humor. Kind of reminded me of the old stuff Stephen King used to write...
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What's this!? Neatorama asking readers to provide *content*? Is this what I'm paying for? Oh yeah. Right.

How about Stephen Colbert's _I Am America (and So Can You)? Very truthy, very funny.

Novels? OK, I go "Vonnegut" as well. Read, reread.
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If you want to read some military history, The forgotten soldier buy Guy Sager is a classic. Also, Streets without joy by Bernard Fall is a good read.
Maybe you want to read a western, but afraid what your friends will say? Try anything by J.Lee Butts. He only has a couple of books out there, but thay are a fun read. If you get caught with the book, say its for your nephew or something. Enjoy.
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