The problem is that there seems to be quite a distinction between "literature" and reading. Some of my favorite books are great stories; but they don't exactly fall under the fine literature category. I (obviously) enjoyed Twilight a bit more than maybe a girl of my years should have--but hey, it was a good story. The same goes for my favorite sappy Nicholas Sparks love stories and food driven Diane Mott Davidson mysteries. I DO read classics; I just finished Pride and Prejudice with the lovely ladies in my book club. I did enjoy it, but I admit, the Pride and Prejudice Zombie version sounds even more entertaining than the original!
Maybe I should just call my self a literature anti-snob? I'm not sure. Until I figure it out, here's a few good non-classical books that you should check out when you get the chance. (Unless you really want to read the zombie Pride & Prejudice book first. I won't hold that against you.)
- The Doomsday Key by James Rollins
- The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd
- The Choice by Nicholas Sparks
- The Shop on Blossom Street by Debbie Macomber
- Catering to Nobody by Diane Mott Davidson