Fiction Suggestions?

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I’m realizing I don’t own many fiction books, and I often struggle to find fiction that I really get into (besides children’s books – haha!) or that I don’t feel like I need to take a shower after reading.  I enjoyed Neta Jackson’s Yada Yada Prayer Group series, most of Francine Rivers‘ work, and classics such as Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice.  I did read the Hunger Games this past year, but I don’t think I’ll feature it since it doesn’t seem to qualify as “nourishing” in my mind. I’m working through Susan Wise Bauer’s list, but I’m stuck right now in the middle of Don Quixote.

Does anyone have any suggestions for great fiction?

4 thoughts on “Fiction Suggestions?

  1. our pastor at Akron Menno related a sermon to the Hunger Games, and we found what he said to be challenging. his observation was that the series was one of the best anti-war books (and “for youth”, no less) that he had come across in a long while. I think if you look behind the surface of the story, you find commentary on power, politics, nuclear warfare, etc. His reflections helped me take the book on a deeper level…so, I’m just saying this in case you decide you DO want to write about the Hunger Games. :)

    • Hmm – I hadn’t thought of the Hunger Games that way. I guess that’s also the purpose of this blog for me – to hear other people’s perspectives on books I’ve read. :)

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