(Closed) What are you reading right now!?

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Hostess
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

I’ve been reading Home by Marilynne Robinson. I read her Gilead earlier this year and really enjoyed it. I like her style. 

Oh and you want a recommendation for your book club. I think that Rainbow Rowell would be a good fit for your group!  Fangirl might be perfect!

Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

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ahartig :  What did you think of the second and third book? I read the first and enjoyed it! 

I’m rereading Inferno by Dan Brown. I just finished I Feel Bad About My Neck by Nora Ephron and loved it. Light and funny. 

Recent reads I’ve enjoyed (warning: I teach HS so read a fair amount of YA books): Thirteen Reasons Why, Reconstructing Amelia, Me Before You, The Kind Worth Killing, Birdbox, The Circle, the “Red Rising” series, etc.

I totally recommend Birdbox! It’s a psychological thriller and I loved it!

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

If you haven’t already read it, I can’t recommend The Night Circusby by Erin Morgenstern highly enough.

Post # 6
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Busy bee

Plea of Insanity by Jilliane Hoffman. I bought this book several years ago at the dollar store and I never got around to reading it til now. It’s really good so far.

Post # 7
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2019

I just bought Philippa Gregory’s book ‘Three Sisters, Three Queens’ so I have just started reading that. Before that I had read Shakespeare – Richard II and Henry IV Parts I & II. I was going to finish all the historical plays before reading my new book but I just couldn’t concentrate enough on Shakespeare.

If you like fantasy, the Schooled in Magic series by Christopher Nuttall is apparently pretty good. I have read a little bit of the first one and I enjoyed it.

Post # 8
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Bumble bee

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ahartig :  i love fantasy and YA! based on what you like i’d recommend the His Dark Materials trilogy by Philip Pullman! I also really love Something Wicked This Way Comes, a short fantasy novel/novella by Ray Bradbury. 

If you’re looking to expand into sci-fi I’d recommend Childhood’s End by Arthur C. Clarke and if you want a great YA historical fiction I recommend The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle or Mary Queen of Scots. 

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

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ahartig :  Oh, and also the Magicians trilogy by Lev Grossman! Kind of a darker “Harry Potter for grown ups.”

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2017

Ember in the ashes. Anxiously awaiting #2 in the series! Being released on the 30th!

 

ps can I join your book club? I love all your book choices!

Post # 13
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Buzzing Beekeeper

You can go to the classics, Brave New World and Day of the Triffids are wonderful fantasy reads. I have been reading Jitterbug Perfume by Tom Robbins but I just can’t get into it like I have with his other books. Even Cowgirls Get the Blues is a favorite. I ordered a used copy of The Great Gatsby off Amazon last night after watching the Baz Luhrmann movie version. Seems like a good read. 

Post # 14
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Helper bee

I read Me Before You–it was sad but it made me think a lot.  Still trying to decide if I actually liked it or not.

Am going to begin re-reading my favorite classic, Wuthering Heights again. 

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