Pillars of the Earth
A Long way gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier
A thousand Splendid Suns
A Piece of Cake
A Fine Balance
The Road of Lost Innocence
The Handmaids Tale
The Book of Negroes
Long walk to Freedom
Last edited by Ericachristina; 11-07-2012 at 08:13 PM.
I am currently reading The Machine of Death, and loving it! My friend bought if for me as a Christmas gift last year. It is a satirical science fiction fantasy about a machine that predicts your death. After giving a finger stick blood sample, it tells you how you will die but not when or where. To give one example from the jacket, "You will die from Aids transmitted via a contaminated needle in the death machine".
It isn't completely dark and out there. It also explores how relationships change, after hearing predictions. Some of the stories (it is a collection of several different ones) are touching.
When I hear terms like "hipster" I think, who told cliques they could leave high school??