Thanks, Me, I'll have to check out those titles too. Another book that's also been made into a movie, Running With Scissors, by Augusten Burroughs. It's a memoir of his, growing up. I guess I'm one for the offbeat.
I like historical/fantasy, and the 'Outlander' series, by Diana Gabaldon, is fun. It's about a woman who inadvertently time travels to 1740's Scotland when she falls through a cleft in some 'standing stones'. Gabaldon's 8th book of the series comes out next month and I've read the series 3 times (I'm one of those that can read certain books over and over if I really like them. Some ppl think that's weird. oh well....)
I read this book a couple of years ago and it was so interesting. I also read A Million Little Pieces which was criticized for being exaggerated. But I liked both books a lot. They aren't far off from what really happens in the hard core drug world.
Debra (Debbie) Wilson said:
Tweak-Growing Up on Methamphetamines, Nic Sheff; powerful stuff. In the same vein as A Million Little Pieces, James Frey. I feel drawn to books like these; maybe because my life has been pretty sheltered. They're both hard to put down, needless to say. I read A Million Little Pieces, before it came out that Frey 'exaggerated' a lot of what he said happened to him, but it was well written, and I'd recommend it if you haven't read it.
I just recently read the entire Chronicles of Narnia, it took me all summer. I really loved them. You're never too young to read about a fantasy world.
Oh wow Mel I reread those too this summer. They brought back such wonderful memories and I also love C.S. Lewis in general. Speaking of youth and fantasy worlds I also reread the Chrestomanci series of books by Dianna Wynne Jones who also wrote Howl's Moving Castle, which I actually also read for the first time and loved. I stumbled across a book in the series at a consignment store in a little town north of me called Jamestown (recognize it Debra ;). It totally transported me and I proceeded to spend the next several weeks finding and rereading every book in the series again and others by her that are just as magical and really quite intelligent fare. I would absolutely recommend her as an author.
@yes, I do know Jamestown; don't get there too often, a friend own a gift shop there, 'La Petit Maison'. I've never heard of Dianna Wynne Jones. I love fantasy, so I'll be checking out the Chrestomanci series. I did see the animated movie Howl's Moving Castle - I bet the book's even better.
I haven't seen the movie so now I'll have to check it out. I think you'll really like the book Debra and there are actually 2 sequels to Howl's though I've only read one of those. What I also love is that she does a bit of what Stephen King (my FAVORITE author) does in that she intermixes characters from different stories. It's fun to read a story and catch a few familiar characters from a different series.