Good Books?

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Post # 16
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Sugar bee

If you are into history I highly recommend “Mary, Queen of Scots and her Betrayal by Elizabeth  I.”  I literlly could NOT put it down {butI’m a history geek.}

Post # 17
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2019

Currently reading “Under the Banner of Heaven” by Jon Krakauer. I’ll read anything by him. 

Post # 18
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

I got a copy of Titanic The Long Night at a Sscholastic book fair when I was 12 and I still read it from time to time. It’s my favourite book ever.  

Post # 19
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Helper bee

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llevinso :  brave new world. Labyrinth. Emma (Jane Austin) 

Post # 20
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2019

I’ve been trucking through the Wheel of Time for months. Also about to start the Children of Blood & Bone in between my WoT books. I pretty much exclusively read Fantasy/Sci-Fi and the classics. 

Post # 21
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Busy bee

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Post # 22
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Sugar Beekeeper
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bookends :  Love John Krakuer! Have you read Into Thin Air? It’s my favorite of his but it will haunt me forever. 

Also, the book Prophet’s Prey isn’t by him but he worked with the guy who wrote. It would be a great follow up to Under the Banner of Heaven.

Post # 23
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Busy bee
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sbl99 :  I love Stephen King but this was quite disappointing and I found the ending quite lazy…like he got bored and just stopped lol

Post # 24
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2017 - River Museum & Aquarium

The Color of Water by James McBride 

Post # 25
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Busy Beekeeper
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I read almost exclusively nonfiction, and I would highly recommend anything by Richard Dawkins, Matt Ridley, or David Quammen. However, I’m trying to branch out, and as soon as I finish my latest book (Lone Survivors by Chris Stringer  – I wouldn’t highly recommend it), I am going to begin reading all of HP Lovecraft’s work. I really should have read them long ago.

Post # 26
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hikingbride :  YES! Into Thin Air is an amazing read and definitely horrifying. I originally read Into the Wild of his cause it’s one of my favorite movies and I needed to read the book of course!

Post # 28
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Busy bee

I’m surprised I haven’t seen it recommended yet since it seems to be pretty popular but I’m reading Educated by Tara Westover. It’s the story of a woman raised in a super conservative Mormon household, never attended school, and her process to learn about the world. 

I haven’t read it yet but next on my list is the Three Body Problem by Cixin Liu

Post # 29
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Souzie :  Lol – me too, bring on the horror! Have you read Summer of Night by Dan Simmons? Excellent – I highly recommend it.

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