Moderator note: while there are several draft posts in the queue, none are, as yet, ready to go today, so there will be fewer posts than usual (which is totally fine; this isn’t a “Hurry up and finish your posts!” post. I hate how many times I have to say “post” when talking about posts). We’ve had a truly impressive output these past few weeks, and it’s only to be expected that we can’t keep up that pace all the time. I’ll try to balance it out as best I can–probably publishing only two or three posts (aargh!) a day on slower days, and in the meantime, everyone keep writing and submitting at whatever rate works for you.
Back to the title: seriously, please recommend books to me. I don’t have as much time as I’d like to read anymore, so when I do, I like to be sure that I’m not going to waste it on books that are just kind of meh. I always try to get recommendations from friends, but most of them are in the same boat as me right now. Tell me about your favorite books! Recent favorites, old favorites, whatever. I’ll read anything that’s good.
And because it only feels fair to give some of my own: the authors I’m loving most at the moment are Mary Roach (hilarious nonfiction about a variety of touchy topics), Tana French (fantastic, character-driven murder mysteries), Kate Morton (for all your “This would make a great BBC miniseries” needs), and Junot Diaz, because duh, you already know he’s awesome. And I think the last book I read that really stuck with me in a “Oh god, what does anything even mean” kind of way was Michel Faber’s Under The Skin.