I'm preparing my 2006 reading list (my 2005 reading list can be found here), and I am overwhelmingly underwhelmed. I'm coming up with a lot of books by people who I've already read. And as for new stuff -- every synopsis I read sounds just like something I've read before. Is there anything new (or old and undiscovered) and good out there?
So I'm going to go ahead and ask you all what your favorite books have been. They can be old or new favorites. And please leave me a sentence or two on why you like it (like a mini book report!)
If I see anything that catches my fancy, I'll add it to my sorry looking list for 2006 and post it here within the next week.
(My list is really weak on non-fiction right now, so feel free to give me recommendations in that category too!)