help

alrighty people. i need you.

as a kid i read a ton. then i grew up and got busy and didn’t read nearly as much. every time i intend to change that i run into this problem. i have no idea what to read. i immediately think of 5 children’s books i have always wanted to read, but although i have a firm belief that well written children’s books are worth reading at any age, i still need to act my age every once in a while and read a grown up book. but i have no idea where to start. i’m not overly fond of reading popular novels that don’t have any aura of ‘classic’ about them. so please no twilight. but sometimes the best true writers and artists are the most difficult to find…or pick out from among the popular ones. so please….ideas anyone?

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11 thoughts on “help

  1. I’d love to help, but in a lot of ways I’m in the same boat as you.

    I enjoy reading Lewis and Francis Schaeffer, but they’re classics & you know them. I’ve been impressed with David Powlison, D.A. Carson and Tim Keller in terms of theology and their ability to think and articulate — but I haven’t read any of their books recently enough to remember/recommend them. Dax is a huge fan of Sinclair Ferguson, but I haven’t read his stuff.

    For fiction, I really enjoyed the Foundation series by Isaac Asimov, Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card and Dune by Frank Herbert — but those are all sci-fi and old enough to be considered “classics”.

    You might try Goodreads as a way to find what your friends are reading & recommending.

  2. I know you’ve read it, but I’m just reminding you to pick up awesome books to reread. I’m reading Ishmael for the first time. It made me cry at work. But it’s SO good.

  3. The Dune series is really good, unique in my opinion. I read the first three books. Also would second Peter that Ender’s game and the sequal are both very good. And I could list tons of Fantasy books….a particular favorite is The Dark is Rising series by Susan Cooper, you would love it, it has a medieval feel, but also is written for young adults, shoulda got you them for Christmas….

  4. I bet you would like George MacDonald’s fairy tales. My favorites are The Wise Woman and especially The Golden Key.
    Hannah Renée

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