Books I Recommend:
Just For Fun!

The Power of One by Bryce Courtenay
I’m a real sucker for a coming-of-age tale. This novel follows the story of Peekay, a young boy in South Africa who grows up to be a boxing champion. It’s an incredibly redemptive and triumphant story. I probably ought to read it again...

I Know This Much Is True by Wally Lamb
I absolutely love this book. It covers the story of Dominick Birdseye and his identical twin who suffers from paranoid schizophrenia. Gripping, engaging, endearing, exciting…all the words one would use to describe a truly great book. Huge Wally Lamb fan.

The Giver by Lois Lowry
Everyone should read this book. Everyone. I’ve read it more times than any other book, and I intend to read it many more times in the future. Stop looking at this page and go read this book. Or read it again.

[Did you know that The Giver is actually a quartet?
Check out the whole thing HERE!]

The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Nighttime by Mark Haddon
An incredible, interesting, and unique story told through the perspective of a young autistic boy. I highly recommend everyone give this one a go. And it’s also now a Tony Award-winning Broadway play!

During the summer of 2004, I worked at Snow Camp Outdoor Theatre in Snow Camp, NC. I had a roommate, Scott, who would oftentimes sit on his bed and guffaw while reading his book. I used to think, “Oh, Scott – he’s such a laugher. He laughs more than anyone I know.”

But I decided to check out this David Sedaris, anyway. I brought a copy of Me Talk Pretty One Day with me to read before a flight, but I quickly had to put it down.

It was 7:00am and I was laughing out loud in a quiet airport.

An obsession was born.