Good Books?

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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2019

I mostly read children’s lit because of my work, but recent adult/YA titles I’ve really liked are Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng, Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman, Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan, American Royals by Katharine McGee, and Educated by Tara Westover. Most of these are really popular and well known already, but I did like them! I’m about to start The Queens of Animation by Nathalia Holt, which is a nonfiction book about female Disney animators. 

I have been really into graphic novels lately and would love any recommendations for those for any age group/level if anyone’s got em! 

Post # 4
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Bumble bee

Just started Being Mortal by Atul Gawande, I am hooked so far! Highly recommend for medical professionals. Next on the list is Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult.

I also just finished a self help book You’re a Badass, it was awful. I do not recommend. I did not find the author to be endearing at all.

Post # 5
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2016

I’m currently reading Imaginary Friend by Stephen Chbosky which is really good so far. I think fans of Steven King’s It would enjoy it.

Post # 6
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Newbee

Just finished Sapiens by Harari and it is amazing! Already bought his second book home deus and pretty sure it will be great too!

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee

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pawneegoddess :  

Do you mean to include manga?  My daughter is huge into manga.  

The Water Dragon’s Bride

Toradora

Aho Girl

Shortcake Cake

Madoka Magica Puella Magi and all related

Sword Art Online many parallel series within

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2019

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llevinso :  It’s so fun and predictable, but in a great teen drama kind of way!

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gimmepretty :  Sure, I’m open to manga! Thanks!

Post # 9
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Bee Keeper

I’m reading The Mirror and the Light by Hilary Mantel. It’s the final book in the trilogy about the life of Thomas Cromwell. The other two books in the series were Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies. Good stuff.

Post # 10
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Worker bee

 

Recently reread Daisy Jones and The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid. It’s one of my favourites. I also liked The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo, also by her.

Last year one of the best books I read was Circe by Madeline Miller, so I’m planning on reading her book The Song Of Achilles soon. 

Also planning on rereading Noughts and Crosses by Malorie Blackman, which I haven’t read since I was a teenager, but I want to refresh my memory before I watch the TV adaptation. 

Currently reading Becoming by Michelle Obama.

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Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2016 - Manhattan, NY

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llevinso :  What genres do you like? I’m big on mysteries and thrillers. I’m currently reading An Unwanted Guest by Shari Lapena and loving it! Some of my favorites that I’ve read in the past few months are:

  • Behind Her Eyes by Sarah Pinborough
  • Dear Wife by Kimberly Belle
  • Verity by Colleen Hoover
  • In The Dark by Loreth Anne White
  • The Whisper Man by Alex North
  • A Killer’s Mind and In The Darkness by Mike Omer. The third book in this series comes out this summer.

 

Post # 12
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Busy bee

Educated was fantastic!

loved Where the Crawfads Sing. Jealous you’re reading it for the first time ๐Ÿ™‚

I love thrillers: Behind Closed Foors was Amazing. I also loved Woman in the Window, which I think might be made into a movie?

Big Little Lies is so much better than the series. She wrote another book, Nine Perfect Strangers, that’s pretty good too and was picked up ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 13
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Sugar bee

Currently reading Song of Kali by Dan Simmons.  I have about 10 ebooks lined up after this…from Bentley Little, Joe Hill, Greig Beck, Peter Straub..yep, I’m all about the horror LOL

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hikingbride :  I read it and enjoyed it and yes, I loved It and Steven King!! laughing

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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2019

I’m half way through The Institute by Stephen King. Waiting for the action to happen tho geez. SK loves his exposition haha

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