I'm interested in reading classics and modern classics from authors like Paulo Coelho and Milan Kundera. Some of my friends also recommended John Green and maybe I'll find time to read the copy of The Fault in our Stars I have here. I recently discovered a new genius I'm going to follow; Italo Calvino.
I'd like to share a few titles on my bookshelf that I've reread:
The Historian by Elizabeth Costova
The Lost Diary of Don Juan by Douglas Carlton Abrams
Naked by David Sedaris
The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera
11 Minutes by Paulo Coelho
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
The Four Hour Workweek. Basically, a guy freed up a lot of his time and teaches us how to do it, all through the power of "Look at how fuckin' fabulous my life is! I bet that you want this life, too! Here is the very short four-step recipe for success:"
It's a bunch of pretentious horseshit so far, but there are a few salient points in it. I'll probably put it down soon and find something less terrible
On the most current book in the Dresden Files series. It's a good read, even though Jim Butcher has some annoying appraoches to writing about women. Almost every single female character is either super-model or goddess beautiful. If not, he explicity mentions some sort of inner beauty or bearing that 'makes up for it'.