The Handmaid's Tale
Margaret Atwood (Science
Fascinating tale of futuristic society
with heavy feminist bent. Very strange but
The Mists of Avalon Marion Zimmer
Retelling of the Arthurian
legend from the perspectives of the women
Ender's Game Orson Scott Card
One of the most popular sci-fi books for the
"computer generation", a young boy is
taken into a secret school where he
trains on video games for interplanetary war.
Sphere Michael Crichton (Science
Aliens and intrigue as scientists explore a
mysterious orb at the bottom of the
ocean. Great read.
Like Water for Chocolate Laura
Esquibel (Magical Realism)
Beautiful and passionate love story.
The premise is that substituting any relationship
for real love is like substituting water
Time and Again Jack Finney (Science
A book about Time Travel, the main character
goes back in time through a room in the famous
Dakota Hotel overlooking Central Park.
Great pictures and historical facts make
Practical Magic Alice Hoffman (Magical
Story about two "normal" sisters who
have a talent for witchcraft. Great read.
The Stand Stephen King (Horror).
Plague decimates the population and the few
survivors try to find one another and go
on with their lives.
It Stephen King (Horror)
All of the worst childhood fears rolled into one
book. Very scary, ending is a little
Watchers Dean Koontz (Sci-Fi/Horror)
A book about scientific experiments run amok, and
hasthe coolest dog ever as one of the main characters. Very easy to
The Dragonriders of Pern Anne
People on a distant planet develop empathic
relationships with genetically engineered dragons to fight the
biological threat to their planet. Wonderful characters and story.
Song of Solomon Toni Morrison (Magical
One of the greatest books written in the
20th century, beautiful writing, weird characters,
very insightful and deep perspective of
African American experience.
Interview With the Vampire Anne
Fascinating historical and philosophical
examination of a vampire's struggle with his identity.