3 Days in the Caribbean - Book Recommendations Desperately Needed

  1. I'm scared of holidays
  2. I don't like relaxing
  3. I need at least 5 good meaty fictions to keep me going.
  4. GO GO GO GO GO.
  5. Liar's Club my Mary Karr, The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz or Visit from the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan
    Suggested by   @aurora
  6. 📚 1. The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt, 2. 1Q84 by Haruki Murakami, 3. The Magicians by Lev Grossman, 4. The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay by Michael Chabon, 5. The Corrections by Jonathan Franzen.
    Bonus, The Magicians is #1 of 3 book trilogy so if you like it, you can also read book 2, The Magician King and book 3, The Magicians Land. FYI, I think #2 is actually a better book than the 1st one. Also Michael Chabon is actually here on ListApp (@vanzorn)! But he doesn't list anymore. 🙁
    Suggested by   @eatthelove
  7. All of these are great: BOOKS I HIGHLY RECOMMEND. The most page turny ones are Tiny Pretty Things and The Walls Around Us. I also couldn't put Gone Girl down.
    Suggested by   @bookishclaire
  8. Queen of the Night by Alexander Chee, The Crimson Petal and the White by Michel Faber, The Book of Strange New Things by Michel Faber, A Brief History of Seven Killings by Marlon James, Seating Arrangements by Maggie Shipstead, Cinnamon and Gunpowder by Eli Brown
    Suggested by   @booksforyears
  9. Life after Life and God in Ruins by Kate Atkinson; The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield; The Distant Hours by Kate Morten; Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty.
    Suggested by   @mhawkeyem
  10. Freddy and Fredricka by Mark Helprin is perfectly absurd and totally wonderful. And The Raven Cycle is totally gorgeous, engrossing YA. Both a bit literary.
    Suggested by   @brightlyanna
  11. Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, The Art of Fielding by Chad Harbach, The Sandcastle Girls by Chris Bohjalian, Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides, The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh
    Suggested by   @jb_piper
  12. The Elena Ferrante Italian series, Peter Nichols' The Rocks, Emily St. John Mandel's Station Eleven, Emma Straub's The Vacationers, Arundhati Roy's The God of Small Things. Ditto Oscar Wao -- really anything by Junot Diaz or Jhumpa Lahiri. I'll stop now. Just know that I could go on for days.
    Suggested by   @readjulia
  13. The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle by Haruki Murakami
    A haunting story
    Suggested by   @poewar
  14. The Secret History and The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt. Great stories, well told.
    Suggested by   @hollyquate
  15. China Rich Girlfriend. Ignore the cover. It's smart and hilarious. City of Thieves- unputdownable.
    Suggested by   @wonderlilly
  16. Sky of Red Poppies, Zohreh Ghahremani
    Suggested by   @wonderlilly