Read This, Not That

on 13 January 2010

You've heard of those books Eat This, Not That, right?  This guy goes around to different restaurants comparing caloric and fat content of food and telling people which are their best choices.

I've decided that it's my job to do that for people, but with books not food.  Not that I think I'm all important or that anyone should listen to me, but quite a few of you do send me emails asking for book recommendations and I think I shall resolve to do a better job of that in the New Year. 

My first recommendation is going to be the Book Thief by Markus Zusak.  I read this review by Amy at the Progressive Pioneer and was intrigued enough to pick up a copy.  And there it sat until I gave myself a Get Out of Your 2010 Reading List FREE Card (for my birthday, natch) and I picked it up.

Let me just say this.  If you're going to read adolescent fiction (as opposed to real literature for ADULTS), READ the Book Thief, DON'T READ Twilight (or any of the subsequent soap operas).  It's surprisingly intelligent, it's historic, thrilling and imaginative.  And because I am an ADULT reading adolescent fiction it's a quick and easy read.  I'm not even half-way through and I'm perfectly confident recommending it for all of you to read.

Now if you'll all excuse me, I have a book to read...


Sarah said...

Yes! I LOVE this idea! The Book Thief is already on my To Read list but I'm going to bump it up to #1. YAY!

Miss Sarah in Georgia said...

I loved The Book Thief and thought of you when I finished reading it. I know I meant to recommend it then, even if I didn't. (Woops!)