GOOD BOOKS THAT ARE ENJOYABLE
Too often "good" and "enjoyable" are at odds. Where do they meet?
- •The Elephant VanishesShort stories by Murakami; easy and gently mysterious with depth, like a good nap you didn't know you needed
- •The Princess BrideI won't bother with the premise. Full of dry humor and lovable characters.Suggested by @moonjockey
- •Vanity Fair by William Makepeace ThackerayVery funny book, with hilarious characters, that discuss interesting ideas about moving between classes, luck, and morals.Suggested by @michal
- •Pillars of the EarthThe title kept me from reading it for the longest time, but it's amazing.Suggested by @TVAddict
- •The Devil in the White CityErik Larson's book intertwines the story of the 1893 World's Columbian Exhibition (Chicago World's Fair) and the serial killer that used the fair as the perfect means to his ends. It's non-fiction that reads like fiction and it is smart, emotional, interesting. I kept putting the book down to tell my roommate how much I was loving it, and to annoy her with fun facts I'd learned—like why Chicago was first called the Windy CitySuggested by @LizDawson
- •Here by Richard McGuireThe most remarkable graphic novel I have ever read. There aren't any words, either.Suggested by @JennyJLee