Marc Nat and Cat

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Updated: I Need Your Book Recommendations


Usually I do a reading goal that’s a number of books per year. Turns out that means I never read books more than 400 pages. I switched it up this year to close that loophole on myself. I can’t believe I’m closing a loophole in my plan for myself. This is serious, guys. So my plan was to read one book in each of the following categories. Some of these I’ve already read, so I’ve marked them off. The other ones are up for suggestion! Comment with your recommendations. I really need them.

  • SciFi:
  • Classic: Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë
  • Young Adult:
  • Poetry:
  • History: The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson
  • American Author: The Family Fang by Kevin Wilson
  • Biography: Amy, My Daughter by Mitch Winehouse
  • European Author: American Gods by Neil Gaiman
  • Business: The No Asshole Rule by Robert I. Sutton
  • Asian Author:
  • Fantasy: The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
  • Spanish Author: Aura by Carlos Fuentes
  • Historical Fiction: The White Queen by Philippa Gregory
  • Award Winner:
  • Memoir: Let’s Pretend This Never Happened by Jenny Lawson
  • Short Stories: The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman
  • Mystery: The Secret History by Donna Tartt
  • Romance: Lover At Last (Black Dagger Brotherhood #11) by J.R. Ward
  • Comedy: Dave Barry Does Japan by Dave Barry
  • Kid’s Book:
  • Advice: How to be a Hepburn in a Hilton World by Jordan Christy
  • Re-read: Dark Lover (Black Dagger Brotherhood #1) by J.R. Ward
  • How-To:
  • Recommendation from a Friend:
  • Travel:
  • Dystopian: Who Fears Death

Anything that’s not crossed off is fair game. Click on the books I’ve already read to see my review and leave your suggestions in the comments!


Author: MarcNatAndCat

Collector of oddities and thoughts. And cats.

6 thoughts on “Updated: I Need Your Book Recommendations

  1. Robert Browning writes some excellent, creepy poetry. I know you like Poe, and he’s kind of a proto-Poe. Check this one out –

    As for your rec from a friend, I always and forever rec Angela Carter. Everything she’s ever written, ever. ESPECIALLY The Bloody Chamber, but that’s short stories. I recently read and really liked The Magic Toyshop. Wise Children was good too.

    You should make a magic realism category to fit Angela Carter because she’s the bessssssssssssssst.

  2. Travel – Anything by Peter Mayle.

  3. how about Asimov’s Foundation or I, Robot (which had nothing to do with the movie– it’s a book of short stories) They’re kinda classics in the Sci-fi world if you haven’t already read them.
    For a kid’s book (how young did you want to go?) I vote for Mike Mulligan and the Steam Shovel. Or Katy and the Big Snow.

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