So I posted a bit ago about a book club that I joined. Our first book ended up being The Gargoyle, which was actually one of my suggestions based on the advice of one of the commenters on this blog (Liz). (We did consider Water For Elephants, but someone had read it already.)
I loved The Gargoyle. It was entertaining, disturbing, romantic, and even relevant to me as a rehab physician. I thoroughly enjoyed reading it. Thanks for the suggestion, Liz!
Next week we're going to discuss the book and decide on a book for next time. One of the women is into Oprah's book club inspirational stuff, and suggested reading Three Cups of Tea. I read a couple of pages of it on Amazon and boy, did it look boring. The reviews said that while it was inspiring, it wasn't very well written, and anyway, I hate books that are supposed to be good because they're inspiring. And furthermore, it turns out it may be a pack of lies.
Anyway, I'm open to suggestions for the next book. Basically, I don't want to read anything inspiring, nothing that's so new it will be hard for me to get from the library, and it has to be relatively easy to read. I mean, I'm not illiterate, but I don't feel like digging through dense prose in my free time.