Nope, not what it sounds like. This is not about the rhyming of book titles with a heavy bass line in the background.
What it is about is the reading malaise I seem to have fallen into these past couple of months. You'd think with all the inside time we've had this February I'd have been reading my ass off. And, well, I have, but many of my choices are books I've read before. Yes, I do that. For me a good murder mystery or techno-thriller is as good the 10th time as it was the first. In fact, it may be a bit better because I don't have to work for the solution since I already know what's coming and I can just enjoy the words.
Example: I first read The Hunt for Red October in the '80s, not sure exactly when, but it was the decade of frosted hair, Dire Straits, shoulder pads in women's garments, The Dream Academy and parachute pants. Between then and now I've probably read HfRO 20 times and I can still pick that book up today and enjoy it just the same. Don't even get me started on Ken Follett's The Pillars of the Earth (one of my all-time Top 5's) or Robert A. Heinlein's Starship Troopers (an all-time Top 10er).
A particular addiction of mine lately have been the Prey books of John Sandford. I recommend them to everyone, they're good reads and the characters are engaging.
So, Interwebby friends and neighbors, passers-by and strangers, what I'm looking for is some suggestions on books to read. I read just about anything worth reading (take a look at the list on the left): history, politics, mysteries, sci-fi, thrillers. I'm willing to branch out, give something new a chance. What I need is your help.
In the comments tell me what books I should be looking up with the Dewey Decimal System and why they're worth my time.