Reading Suggestions

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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2017

I guess it’s not really a suggestion because it’s in French, but I’m currently reading a book called Souad, an autobiography by someone whose brother in law tried to burn her alive for an honour crime, but she survived and rebuilt her life. It’s not an easy read, but eye opening.

Before that I read Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult. A very interesting look at race!

Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2018

I’m not reading anything atm, but my two favorites are The Selection series and anything by Gillian Flynn. 

The Selection is basically dystopian The Bachelor/Bachelorette (with a prince as The Bachelor for books 1-3 and a princess as The Bachelorette for 4 & 5). There’s five books and the author wrote a bunch of short stories/novellas with key scenes from other characters’ POVs that make up two more. Warner Bros. won the movie rights last year, but I haven’t seen anything else about it. 

Gillian Flynn is the author of Gone Girl, which they made into a movie a couple years back. Sharp Objects threw a plot twist into the last, like, page. Not many plot twists actually throw me off anymore, but that one did because of the placement. You think everything is being all tied up in a nice, neat little bow and… Nope. Just kidding. The end. 

Post # 4
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Blushing bee

I’m reading “The Sustainability Secret” and next will be “The China Study”. They’re about how the farming/meat industry affects the earth (as well as our own health).

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2018

I am reading American Gods by Neil Gaiman and rereading a teen fantasy, A Court of Mist and Fury.

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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2018

mepayne :  I read the first book of Selection and wasn’t super impressed. Like it wasn’t bad but it just didn’t grab me like I had hoped. Would you say it gets better as the series goes on?

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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2016

Currently reading “Troublemaker: Surviving Hollywood and Scientology” by Leah Remini. Next up is “The Woman in Black” by Susan Hill. My taste in books is pretty eclectic. 

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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

NikkiBee18 :  Love Neil Gaiman’s books!

I read a lot of dystopian fiction; science fiction; historical fiction; and fantasy, which some romance thrown in for fun.

I recently read the Fire Sermon and the Map of Bones – I’m waiting for the final book in the trilogy, due to come out this December.

I’m a huge fan of the Outlander series, as well as Sword of Truth (though I’m not crazy about Terry Goodkind’s books after the original series).

I also really like the Tudor and pre-Tudor period, so Phillippa Gregory is one of my favorite authors, as well.

Post # 9
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Busy bee

Have you read Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty? They recently turned it into a mini-series on HBO. I second the PP that mentioned anything by Gillian Flynn… She’s a great author!

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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2017

LadyBear :  YES I adore Phillippa Gregory. Did you watch the White Queen or the White Princess  series based off her books?

I am reading the Beguiled, a little disappointed, thought the book would be more exciting. Didn’t get to see the movie so I’m not sure the differences between the two.

NikkiBee18 :  Ugh, I read the first two Selection books and could not do the third…I absolutely hated Maxon.

I normally read historical romance or dystopian. I love Daphne Du Marier (Jamaica Inn, Rebecca), Victoria Holt, Phyllis Whitney, etc. For dystopian I really enjoyed Wither and the Pretties series was good too.

Post # 11
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2018

NikkiBee18 :  For sure! The first one is generally laying the groundwork and getting everything set up. I read the first two back to back and was definitely hooked after the second + reading The Prince and The Guard. For me at least, all the novellas added so much to the characters and the story. 

I’m also a huge fan of dystopian novels, anything with royalty, and romance-based reality TV (Married at First Sight, Spouse House, 90 Day Fiance…) so it was everything I’m into all rolled into one. 

Post # 12
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2016

For those of you who are into dystopian novels, I highly recommend Margaret Atwood! She’s fantastic! The Handmaid’s Tale is one of my all-time favorites but basically anything by her is wonderful. The Oryx and Crake trilogy is really good too, though I have yet to read the final book. 

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Sugar bee

I’m reading Prince Lestat and The Realms of Atlantis by Anne Rice.

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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

bee123456789 :  Haven’t seen the TV shows, but definitely read both of those books!

Post # 15
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2018

llevinso :  

Agreed! Margaret Atwood is one of my favorite authors. Another great (lesser known) dystopia novel is Wool by Hugh Howey. It’s actually a series but I’ve only read the first one.

I’m currently reading My Life on the Road by Gloria Steinem. Some other recent favorites have been The Glass Castle by Jeanette Walls, Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides, and Kafka on the Shore by Haruki Murakami.

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