15 Books That You Really Need To Know About

Actually, these are 15 books that Huffington Post wants you to know about, but some sound really good. I have once again added more books to my never-ending book list.

These are the books from HP’s list that seem most interesting to me:

  • American Dervish, by Ayad Akhtar
  • The Fallback Plan, by Leigh Stein
  • The Fault In Our Stars, by John Green (I’ve already read this and it’s fantastic. Expect a review soon!)

What books look good to you?

Females vs. Men

I was looking through The Huffington Post today, and I read this really intriguing article about the possible under-representation of female novelists on The New York Time’s bestseller lists. The article revolves around quotes from Jennifer Weiner and Jodi Picoult, and gives readers the opportunity to voice their opinions on the matter. Personally, I don’t think women are necessarily ignored by the ¬†Time’s; however, I think it is much more difficult for new female authors to make as big of an impact on the bestsellers list as it is for new male authors to. And I agree — I think a lot of it has to do with the fact that many female authors write what males call “chick-lit.” Is this fair? No. But unfortunately, that’s the way our world is. And females still make a big appearance on the list — Jennifer Weiner, Jodi Picoult, J.K. Rowling all have made it on the list plenty of times, just to name a few authors. I’m not a crazy feminist by any means; but I do agree with some things that these two ladies have discussed.

What are your thoughts? And don’t forget to check out the article and vote!

Warren Adler’s Thoughts on Technology

Once again, the debate over whether or not Tablets will slowly but surely take over the old-fashioned novel is in the spotlight again. But this time, it was voiced by author Warren Adler on The Huffington Post. These articles always fascinate me because I love hearing each individual’s opinion on this matter. I, for one, believe novels will one day become obsolete — or perhaps the idea of going to a bookstore to find a novel will become obsolete. With all the options technology has given us through e-books, websites, Tablets, etc, who really needs to pay $15 for a hardcover book anymore at their local bookstore? I’m in complete agreement with Adler here. Yes, the technology has been a blessing for us in many ways, but when it comes to books and the way people read, I don’t think that we will know its effects until years later. And that thought terrifies me.