Discuss your favourite books, and share recommendations
May 14, 2014 at 5:26 pm #2434
Hello all~ I’m new to the group but I thought that we could start a topic on what we’re currently reading and post accordingly?
Right now, I’m reading Great House by Nicole KraussMay 21, 2014 at 6:26 pm #2506
I’m reading The Spy Who Loved by Clare Mulley.
It’s a biography about a female Polish spy in WWII that became on of the first woman to gain her parachuting wings. She also was known as one of the best intelligence agents working for the British Government, and broke hearts on a daily basis. Basically she was all around kick ass.May 23, 2014 at 11:09 pm #2528
Dexter in the Dark. I know, it’s brain candy. But kind of interesting to read as an ace. Dexter spends a lot of time being separate, not fully getting people and their weird needs. I find he’s sort of relatable…for a serial killer that kills serial killers.July 2, 2014 at 10:00 pm #2822
I’m currently reading Heartbroken by Lisa Unger. She’s one of my favourite authors. I’m only about half way through the book though.October 14, 2014 at 12:42 am #3581
I’m reading The Republic of Thieves, the third book in the Lies of Locke Lamora series by Scott Lynch. It’s pretty great. I think I prefer the first two books simply because there is way more sex and romance in this one. It’s a really witty fantasy series about con men (and woman) with some sci-fi twists and hints, interesting characters, and wonderful banter. Ugh, the banter. And the world building is just masterful. Thinking about it makes me want to reread the series again and I’m not even done reading it through the first time yet.November 23, 2014 at 1:38 am #4006
Thanks, Haley, for a great suggestion..I immediately went on Amazon Kindle and bought the book, adding it to the seven Kindle books I’d just purchased this morning.
I usually am reading 5-6 books at a time; new purchases, books I’ve already read multiple times, how-to books for my licensing business, non-fiction memoirs such as non-binary and alternate gender memoirs, Native Indian and African American captive escape memoirs, memoirs and biographies on women and Native American spies during the Civil War and WW ll, and favorite sci-fi books by Robert A Heinlein and John Scalzi inbetween, plus anything else that catches my fancy.
I’m a speed reader so try to keep extra thick books open on my Kindle, such as Anna Karenina, Heinlein’s Time Enough For Love, Gone with the Wind-LOVE Margaret Mitchell’s great writing. I even visited the Atlanta house where “Peggy” secretly wrote Gone With the Wind, starting from the last sentence, working backwards.
My current light sci-fi book is Podkayne of Mars, which I read between several memoirs and business books (i.e. Stephen Key’s One Simple Idea).December 11, 2014 at 1:07 am #4064
Just purchased another pile of Kindle books to read on my laptop and tablet. One I particularly like is an autobiography by Ellen Degenere’s mother;
Love, Ellen: a Mother/Daughter Journey.
I like to skip around from book to book, depending on my mood and/or gender mode (I’m gender fluid) and usually am reading several at a time.February 6, 2015 at 7:20 pm #4251
I just started reading Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe, alongside with Fernando Pessoa’s The Book of Disquiet. I still haven’t read enough of either to give a thorough review, but so far both books seem really interesting. The Book of Disquiet consists of little fragments of text observing life in Lisbon and pondering the aspects of human excistance.
February 6, 2015 at 11:06 pm #4257
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I’ve read a pile of Native American Indian captive memoirs and spy autobiographies in past couple of months, but Wild Swans-a true story of three generations of Chinese before and during the Communist Revolution, by Jung Chang, is fantastic!!
I would recommend it, but it’s already so popular, I probably don’t need to say more.February 17, 2015 at 12:26 pm #4299
I have just finish reading the latest book by Robin Hobb called Fool’s Assassin. To anyone who hasn’t read her books and like to read fantasy it is a must. Most of her books focus on a world she has created and each series just add more to the overall story that has been building. Now I must wait for the next one.February 17, 2015 at 1:15 pm #4302
Reading Third Culture Kids: Growing Up Among Worlds. It’s about people who spent a chunk of childhood in one or more a non-passport countries.
Very interesting, and so, so, so ME. Also, President Obama.
The book ties in studies of other people who show the same characteristics as TCKs..adopted children, immigrants, refugees, even children of divorce. People cope in similar ways.February 19, 2015 at 12:21 am #4310
Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
I hate Joseph with a passion.
I dislike Cathrine Linton and Hindley.
While I think Heathcliff needs to just…not…, I find that I sort of understand him and his reasoning.
Incarceron by Catherine Fisher
The Terminal Man by Michael Crichton
I just got them and haven’t started yet.February 19, 2015 at 1:01 am #4311
I have trouble reading the older, Victorian books unless they are VERY well written, or transcend the ” female-as-passive-victim-trying-to-marry-someone rich” mentality. Actually, that’s a current viewpoint for many today.
I was born a book critic..I HATED many of the book classics that I constantly read and reread as a very young child just because they were in our bookcase and I had access to no other books…(MUST..READ!!)
Also I read many books I had no business reading at such a young age, like “Kim” by Rudyard Kipling, and the original Gulliver’s Travels (it made me a cynic at too young an age).
I first saw a library when I was ten, while in the USA. My parents dropped me off at a local library (I can’t remember which state, but I think it was in IN) while they took French language classes. I couldn’t believe my eyes!! I was in heaven. Several days later I found out I could TAKE SOME HOME with me!! What a racket!!
The outside world no longer existed any more..just books!! NEW BOOKS I HADN’T ALREADY MEMORIZED!!April 29, 2015 at 9:07 pm #26093
I just finished “The Bone Season” by Samantha Shannon. Now I am reading its sequel “The Mime Order (The Bone Season Book 2)” This is a fantasy which is a little different for me since I like sci-fi and steampunk, but these are really enjoyable books….and no sex.August 5, 2015 at 1:47 am #26455
After a long time I finally started to read “American Gods” by Neil Gaiman.November 11, 2015 at 1:57 pm #26820
Hello all, new member here. I’m currently reading Where the Air is Sweet by Tasneem Jamal. It follows two generations of the same family before, during and after the expulsion of Asians from Uganda.November 11, 2015 at 5:22 pm #26823
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Hi, I just joined your forum. I’m currently reading a book about stoicism written by a young author by the name of Ryan Holiday. It ‘s well written by giving examples or famous ppeople who lives a stoic life. I enjoy reading books about philosophy and this book is a kind of a light version of philosophy. I do enjoy reading it :-).December 14, 2015 at 8:17 pm #26930
I recently started reading David McCullough’s biography of John Adams.April 18, 2016 at 2:16 am #27426
Hello everyone, I’m currently reading A Florentine Death by Michele E Guittari ^^June 22, 2016 at 2:36 am #27673
Hello every body!
Thanks for sharing your readings, I have just added a couple of titles from your posts to my list of “pending books” and that it is always a motive of happyness for me.
I am currently reading “In cold Blood” by Capote. I usually don´t go for this kind of genre but i got curious after watching the movie “Capote”. In there, the novel is depicted as a turning point in non-fictional literature. The whole concept is a bit morbid but to be appreciated for the originallity of it.
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