Just going on the books I’ve read out of this list, I highly recommend Choosing to SEE by Mary Beth Chapman, The Prince of Tides by Pat Conroy, Cat’s Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut, and According to Jane by Marilyn Brant.
Choosing to SEE is an emotional autobiography written by Mary Beth Chapman, the wife of famous Christian singer, Steven Curtis Chapman. It covers the beginning of their marriage, adoptions, and covers a great deal of the grief surrounding the accident that killed their daughter Maria.
The Prince of Tides is of course full of Conroy’s usual humor, violence and relationship drama. One thing that really amazes me about his books are how he can make situations so hilarious, but also terrifying at the same time.
I am currently working on reading Cat’s Cradle. Vonnegut’s style is pretty dark, yet I found myself laughing out loud at his dry sense of humor. Cat’s Cradle is about a writer who is doing research on the atomic bomb. The novel is one of love, lies, and self destruction, as well as science fiction. When I searched for this book, there is another edition for $11.99, so make sure you go through the sales page to get this particular version. There are other Vonnegut books on the list as well.
According to Jane was a free book on the Kindle for a brief time, and I managed to snatch it. I am not a big Jane Austen fan overall, but really enjoyed Brant’s easygoing writing style and the interactions between the main character and Jane. Jane comes to visit Ellie in her subconscious and they become fast friends. Ellie is a modern day Elizabeth Bennett from Pride and Prejudice and the this story takes the reader through many twists and turns until she finally meets her Mr. Darcy.
There are a number of other great books to choose from in fiction and literature, mystery and thriller, health and beauty, and nonfiction. Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) does a great job of featuring the best rated books and the editors’ picks.