Help! I Need a New Book. Please Recommend (and Win Free Stuff!)

created at: 06/22/2011

I’m normally a pretty active reader, but for some reason, I’m voracious this summer. I regularly keep both a stack of to-be-reads and a ongoing list (Listography is awesome), and I’m gonna kill that tonight. Dead. All checked off. That’s never happened before.

So, I need a new book, and I figured I might as well ask you fine people for suggestions. I tend to like contemporary, character-driven stuff. If forced to, I’d probably say that my favorite book is Middlesex, and when people ask to borrow stuff, I usually give them Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close , From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler, or A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius, depending. As of late, I just finished up Michael Chabon’s entire catalog, and most of David Mitchell. Dennis Lehane is about as crime-y as I get, and I don’t usually opt for sci-fi or fantasy, but I’m definitely open.

So, please. Post about your favorite books in the comments below, even if you’re not sure I’d like ’em.

And, since you like books, I’ll select five of the comments at random, and send you a copy of one of our books, Make It! Hardware Store Decor.

Deal? Deal.