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I always have a hard time finding books that I really like, and that's probably why I dont' read as much as I want tom well besides lack of time and bleh de bleh bleh.

Anyway, here are some of my favorite books, and I'd like suggestions of books I may like.

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime by Mark Haddon
Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden
The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
Tripmaster Monkey by Maxine Hong Kingston
Geisha, a Life by Mineko Iwasaki
Hairstyles of the Damned by Joe Meno
Beowulf
Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw
the Oz series by L. Frank Baum

And if it helps, here's some books I absolutely hated

Return of the Native by Thomas Hardy
Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
A Collection of Beauties by Whitney Otto
Pandora by Anne Rice

I tend to like books that take place in the time period as the time it was written. You can tell. Of course, the exception was Memoirs of a Geisha because it was very well written and somethingt that I knew nothing about the first time I read it. I don't like series of books usually, Oz being an exception because they are easy reads that don't take too long. I haven't read many fantasies because they generally don't interest me. See, I like stories that are real and relatable, and you can either have a fiction that could actaully happen, or you can have something really creative but not too fantastical. I like stories with good and believable character development. Any suggestions?
  • I still think you should read The Giver by Lois Lowry.

    Jane Eyre was written in the time period, and was actually somewhat autobiographical of Charlotte Bronte, but I think it's probably too dry for you. Um, that's all I can really think of at the moment. But I'll let you know if I think of anything else.
  • OK, well, these are non-fiction books, and I don't know if you'll find them in la bibliotheque or not, but here you are:

    Book of Lists
    by Russ Kick

    Why You Say It
    by Webb Garrison

    I read the back of these, and read through them some (I found them in the bargain buy section of B'Nobles) and they were pretty interesting reference type books that you might like. I might go back and buy the lists one because I really liked it and then I'd share it with you, like the PostSecrets book.

    And then I don't remember much about this book but it's on my list (yes, I made a little list just for you, haha) How to Communicate, 2nd edition, by Matthew McKay, Martha Davis, and Patrick Fanning; I know it's a serious subject between us, but I still laughed when I saw this book because this entire bargain section I was looking at was random reference type books that were really interesting and should have had a sign above it that said "Dereck's section" and I just found it amusing that a book about communicating better was in that same section.
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