Welcome to the Monkey House, by Kurt Vonnegut
If you love good stories, but feel like you don't have time to finish a whole book, this is the perfect solution: short stories! And these are the best I've ever read, and I consider myself a connoisseur of "petite fiction."
Rumo, by Walter Moers
Yeah, it's about a dog-monster who fights robots to save the love of his like from an evil cuckoo clock, basically. But it's amazingly imaginitive, gripping, well-written and THERE ARE ILLUSTRATIONS!
One Hundred Years of Solitude, by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
This here is MY FAVOURITE STORY. It sucks you in, makes you feel along with the characters, makes you angry, and gives you generations of people to love, hate mourn, and cheer for. Clear your schedule, because this book is best in one long sitting. It may change you forever, but don't say I didn't warn you.
Beautiful People, by Simon Doonan
There are a lot of high-profile celebrity memoirs out on the market nowadays...but this is THE BEST ONE. Simon Doonan makes his readers instantly into bosom buddies, sharing the most bizarre, intimate, and hilarious details of his childhood candidly.
Uglies / Pretties / Specials / Extras, series by Scott Westerfeld
When you've finished The Hunger Games, pick up this series. Set in a futuristic dystopia, one teenage girl has the power to fight against an oppressive government...sound familiar? Fast-paced and thrilling, a whole new world unfolds before you and parallels our own so subtly and brilliantly that it will stay with you long after the last page-turn.
Is it rude to read over someone's shoulder?
I don't think so...
unless you're telling them to turn the page...
Can I see what you're reading?