(Mind you, this doesn’t necessarily mean funny, since we covered that already. Just … GOOD.)
I tend to enjoy most of the books I read; books I don’t enjoy really stick out for me (I tend to the vitriolic when describing them, whoops) in a sea of otherwise pleasant reading. Isolating just a few enjoyable books is actually kind of difficult. But a couple I’ve particularly enjoyed recently would include:
The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova, which I just finished last night for RIP IV,
Norah Lofts’ The Concubine, some really nice old-school historical fiction,
Once is Not Enough by Jackie Susann, and author I always enjoy with the guiltiest of pleasures,
the beautiful but sometimes difficult Everything is Illuminated by Jonathan Safran Foer,
and The Marsh King’s Daughter, historical fiction by an author who is new to me, Elizabeth Chadwick.
Actually, in an odd way I’ve enjoyed the aftermath of reading Total Crap like Hunger of the Beast–I’ve gotten some good jokes out of the experience, if nothing else.