What good books have you read recently?

posted 2 months ago in Entertainment
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Helper bee

I LOVE Watership Down! It is one of my favorite books and I have read it several times. The best book I read recently was Circe, by Madeline Miller. I also really liked Station Eleven by Emily Mandel, and Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand by Helen Simonson.

My all time favorites include Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett, Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry, and the Princess Bride by William Goldman.

Post # 3
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Blushing bee

I am reading ” the secret”  at the moment for the 3rd time lol. But I am Jodi Picoult’s fans. 

House rules is my fav and my sister keeper. 

Other than that I read more likely historical mix drama book like My husband’s Secret.

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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2019 - City, State

Just finished Adam Savage’s book “Every Tool’s A Hammer.”  Really insightful book about creative process, as well as his personal discoveries and processes.

 

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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2019

I’m stubborn too and will finish a book even if I don’t love it. 

Currently reading The Wheel of Time series!

Post # 6
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Blushing bee

Not sure if you are into nonfiction but I am currently reading a biography of Judy Garland called Get Happy and its great! A movie about her life is coming out in September and I’m excited to see it 🙂

Post # 7
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Helper bee

I recently read Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer. I recommend it, and I picked it up because he wrote one of my other favorite books, Into the Wild. Both are nonfiction.

I don’t finish a book if I find it uninteresting. I move on to the next book.

Post # 8
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Blushing bee

I don’t force myself to finish books. I have to read a few pages of a book before I can tell if I’m interested in it or not. Life is too short to read bad books. 

Post # 9
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2020

I am a big reader and will most times finish books. I love sexy romance novels and fantasy for the most part. One of the best books I read recently was The Alice Network by Kate Quinn. It’s a historical fiction taking place during ww1 and ww2. I use Kindle unlimited and barely ever buy a book, but I came across that one and had to purchase. I liked it a lot. I use good reads to track my books. Not sure how you find or follow people there.. 

Post # 10
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Worker bee

I recently finished all the books in the “A Discovery of Witches” series (actually called the All Souls Trilogy) because I wanted to read them before watching the TV show. I honestly am going to read them all over again because I loved it so much. 

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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

I just listened to the audiobook of Where the Crawdads Sing and I really enjoyed it! It was definitely a page-turner; some parts went a bit more slow than others, but overall the characters were super interesting and I desparately wanted to get to the end to find out what happened. I’d seen it on the shelves and in recommended book lists a few times and thought it wasn’t my thing, but I was wrong! 

Before that I read the Tattooist of Auschwitz, which I also recommend. I learned so much more about the holocaust from that book than probably any other, and it was fantastic.

Post # 12
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Busy bee

I’m just about finished this amazing book called ‘Whisper Network’.

It takes place in a law office, post Me Too…. Amazing. 

Post # 13
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: February 2020

I’m enjoying the Cormoran Strike series by Robert Galbraith (aka JK Rowling).  I’m dying to read The Tattooist of Auschwitz, I need to go download that right now.  

Post # 14
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Busy bee

TheMrsTulip :  read quite a few books recently. I read four books from the Alphabet series by Sue Grafton that I had to stubbornly finish them. Some might like them but after a few, I have enough.

RECOMMENDATIONS: The Tattooist of Auschwitz (Heather Morris), Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine (Gail Honeyman), Faceless Killers (Henning Mankell). Those who enjoy crime thrillers should check out Arnaldur Indridasson’s books. I read the whole series and thoroughly enjoyed them. 

Currently reading Born a Crime by Trevor Noah. I also have Dogs of Riga (Henning Mankell) lined up.

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