Recommend me a book

Looking to pick up an interesting read to look at in my spare time. I don’t have a hard time reading but I have ready _very_ few books since …. elementary school maybe. I seriously think the last book I read was one of the Harry Potter books.

I don’t have a specific genre I like, but maybe something crime related. I read a lot of non-fiction type stuff online like articles on cars, reviews, opinion based stuff etc.

I’d like to get something kind of short so that I can actually see that I’m making progress through the book.

Jim Butcher and the Harry Dresden Files. Good reading, Butcher develops more as you get into the 5th book and then on. I find them entertaining. Setting is in Chicago, modern day, but with all types of supernatural and fantasy elements. Things that go bump in the night type thing.
If you want good, entertaining reading, I’d recommend anything by Stephen King. Even if you’re not a big reader, he’s got a way of sucking you in.

Plus, you’ll then find out what all the hype is about.
Atlas Shrugged is a classic and sucks you in after the first few pages. It’s very long, around 1200 pages depending on the edition, but I made it through it in 1 week. Plus there’s the mystery of what keeps happening to all the businessmen.
Shutter Island by Dennis Lehane. It is going to be made into a movie by Martin Scorsese. I haven’t read it in a while, but I think it was a little slow to start, but it got good quickly after that.

Lehane also wrote Mystic River which I haven’t read, but the movie was pretty good so based on the movie and my love for Shutter Island, I think it might be a good book as well.

This has to be the worst suggestion ever.

Hasn’t read many books since school and the last one he can remember is Harry Potter.

Think about it.

Shutter Island by Dennis Lehane. It is going to be made into a movie by Martin Scorsese. I haven’t read it in a while, but I think it was a little slow to start, but it got good quickly after that.

Lehane also wrote Mystic River which I haven’t read, but the movie was pretty good so based on the movie and my love for Shutter Island, I think it might be a good book as well.

This sounds interesting. Might look for an ebook of it and if I like it I’ll go get it

This has to be the worst suggestion ever.

Hasn’t read many books since school and the last one he can remember is Harry Potter.

Think about it.

Atlas Shrugged is easy reading except for John Gault’s speech, and that’s pretty far through the book. It’s simply a good story with a good mystery. It’s long, but like I said, it goes quickly. It’s also an excellent book to "read" via audiobook, except for a couple parts like John Gault’s speech. I could recommend that he read books like Goosebumps, but I doubt that he’d get nearly the satisfaction, enjoyment or experience out of short simple books put together by authors of questionable skill.
What is the What – Dave Eggers

Unfucking believably good read. I could not put it down.

From Publishers Weekly
Starred Review. Valentino Achak Deng, real-life hero of this engrossing epic, was a refugee from the Sudanese civil war-the bloodbath before the current Darfur bloodbath-of the 1980s and 90s. In this fictionalized memoir, Eggers (A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius) makes him an icon of globalization. Separated from his family when Arab militia destroy his village, Valentino joins thousands of other "Lost Boys," beset by starvation, thirst and man-eating lions on their march to squalid refugee camps in Ethiopia and Kenya, where Valentino pieces together a new life. He eventually reaches America, but finds his quest for safety, community and fulfillment in many ways even more difficult there than in the camps: he recalls, for instance, being robbed, beaten and held captive in his Atlanta apartment. Eggers’s limpid prose gives Valentino an unaffected, compelling voice and makes his narrative by turns harrowing, funny, bleak and lyrical. The result is a horrific account of the Sudanese tragedy, but also an emblematic saga of modernity-of the search for home and self in a world of unending upheaval.

world war z

anything v. chuck palahniuk esp. invisible monsters and haunted