(Closed) NWR: Read any good books lately?

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Post # 31
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 1988

lindsayE:  I LOVED Girl Waits Gun! So excited to read the sequel. I think somewhere that it will be a series…lots of books to look forward to!

I’m reading The Queen of the Night by Alexander Chee. Very well written and I think the cover is amazing!

Lucia, Lucia by Adriana Trigiani is one of my favorite novels. I recommend it all the time and think about it often!

 

Post # 32
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

amanda1988:  you and I have ridiculously similar taste in books! I was coming to recommend the same ones! Kate Morton is the best!!! And I want to smack Patrick Rothfuss – finish the damn series already!!!!!!!

Post # 33
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

I recently finished Dark Places by Gillian Flynn and it was a PAGE TURNER.  If you love mysteries that is a good one to get into.  I needed a bit of a pallette cleanser after that so I’m currently reading “A Dog’s Journey” by W. Bruce Cameron.  Kind of like Tuesdays with Morrie meets Marley and Me.  I LOVE it….and I also desperately want a dog haha.

Post # 34
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

lindsayE:  Yes, so many! I’m pushing my students to read 2+ hours outside of school (plus 10 minutes every class period) and needed to lead by example. I’ve read the following recently and really enjoyed:

The Circle (Dave Eggers)

“Red Rising” series (Pierce Brown)

Thirteen Reasons Why (Jay Asher)

Seriously…I’m Kidding (Ellen Degeneres)

I’m currently reading I Am Malala and it’s great too! Up next is Room

Post # 35
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

Isabelle663:  I LOVE A Thousand Splendid Suns! I’m pissed a student stole my copy! 

Post # 36
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2016

Glasgowbound:  PLEASE recommend some then, I’m always in search of more good books!

Post # 37
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Newbee
  • Wedding: February 2020

amanda1988:  if you’re a Pat Rothfuss fan, we should be friends! Hahaha. 

Red Shirts by John Scalzi is good, so is The Magicians series (the TV show is crap in comparison to the book IMO). If you’re nostalgic for the ’80s or just like the culture, Ready Player One is one of my all time favourite books. 

If you want something sci-fi-y, The WWW series by Robert J Sawyer is fantastic, and so is Calculating God (by the same author). 

[Edited because I can’t spell when I get excited about books]

  • This reply was modified 3 years, 9 months ago by  ScratchNSniff.
Post # 38
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Helper bee

Currently reading Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking by Susan Cain. A little over halfway through it and I’ve really enjoyed it so far. 

Next on my list is Voices from Chernobyl: The Oral History of a Nuclear Disaster by Svetlana Alexievich.

And the best book I’ve read so far this year is Welcome to Night Vale by Joseph Fink and Jeffrey Cranor

Post # 41
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2018

I really enjoyed “Me before you” which is also coming to theatres soon! Also I’m LOVING any book by Lisa Genova at the moment, I started with “Still Alice” and it was written in the POV of a PhD in Psychology getting diagnosed with early on set Alzheimers. Her other books also focus on the effects of a disease and it’s fascinating, not to mention heart tugging and educational! 

Post # 42
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2017

So many great books here. I’m currently re-reading The Third Wife (and hoping it grows on me a little more this time). Good books I have read in the last month or so- The Long Walk by Richard Bachman (Stephen King), The Light of the Fireflies, Girl on the Train (that was also a reread).

Post # 43
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2017

ScratchNSniff:  I LOVED Ready Player One. I think a movie is in development.

Post # 44
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2017

Mrs. Mouse:  I’ve just downloaded Challenger Deep! Thanks for the recommendation, sounds right up my alley 🙂

Post # 45
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2017

I really like Maya Banks’ Scottish romance novels these days. They’re easy reading, but soo wonderful!

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