Hedon’s fav books. A few of them anyway

2008 August 13
by Hedon

I was trying to think of my favorite books that I would recommend to a friend. Here’s what I came up with:

“Pride and Prejudice” by Jane Austen. All of Austen’s work is excellent. Honestly. P&P is just my favorite.

“Atlas Shrugged” by Ayn Rand. Also “The Fountainhead.”

Most of Dickens’ stuff although surprisingly not “Tale of Two Cities,” which I found quite boring.

“Confederacy of Dunces” by some guy who is really extremely funny but I can’t remember his name right now.

Pretty much anything by Thomas Hardy

“Shogun” by James Clavell.

Pretty much anything from The Onion. I still laugh when reading “Our Dumb Century” even though I’ve read it over and over.

“Woman on the Edge of Time.” I believe it was by Marge Piercy.

Harry Potter series. Especially the first five. Not so much the last two. But still you have to see how it all came out.

“The Handmaid’s Tale.” I believe by Margret Atwood.

“The Canterbury Tales” in audio format. I bet they would be hard to read in print, but once you get into the swing of the language¬†with the audio book, they are surprisingly funny. Its weird to think this book was written hundreds of years ago and will still make you laugh today. I guess some things really are universal.

“Don Quixote” by some old-timey guy. Who Stace says was Cervantes. The language is quite old so I really recommend the audio version. I laughed so hard at parts of this book that I kept running off onto the rumble strips. This is one of the most hysterical books I have ever read. Seriously.

Anything by Toni Morrison or Maya Angelou is definitely well worth your time.

All of the Plum books by Janet Evanovich. Very funny. Love Lula. And Grandma

3 Responses
  1. 2009 November 1
    Chaos permalink

    Mom, was just wondering, when was the first time you read Don Quixote?

    • 2009 November 2

      I just read it for the first time a couple of years ago. Man that is one funny book!!

  2. 2009 November 3
    Chaos permalink

    Man i cant believe i read that before you. Lol. It is one of my favorite books too. So is the three musketeers.

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