What are you reading v.we need a "literary" forum

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  1. Beaker

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    was super good.

    last books i read were that one shawn posted, and wolf lake. its a book in a series by john verdon.

    looking for more psych thriller books / mystery books suggestions. anyone got some? i wanna read 52 books this year.
     
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    I have 2 many to list. co worker and I have been listening to audio books. have to be work friendly, so we did the harry potter series, hungar games,

    Loved Harry Potter
     
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    Almost finished Elon Musk, Slash is up next. I would like to read a book a month this year. Up from a book every 36 months from 2012-2015, I think I did 3 or 4 last year.
     
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    Emailed you the epub

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    Total change of pace for King, more of detective type story. Really enjoyed it.

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    Written back in the early 50's, amazed it was ever published back then...extremely brutal and violent.
     
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    Enjoying it so far.
     
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    A few good ones I've read recently:

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    Just picked The Regulators - Stephen King for my trip to florida on saturday
     
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    When finished, you will also want to read Desperation.
     
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    It was a clear black night, a clear white moon
     
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    Finished "Seveneves" by Neal Stephenson. I felt committed to this book - typical Stephenson lately, it sucked me in for the first 300 pages, I struggled through the next 300, and then it picked up again for the last 250 or so. I wouldn't recommend overall.

    Started Slaughter House 5 as a short classic to tear through next. Only started 2 nights ago and already about half way through. Great read, can see why it's a classic.
     
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    I'm reading through Harry Potter for the first time. I've always been a reader, but I never got into HP when it was new. My daughter read them all before I did! I am enjoying them.
     
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    Finished Slaughterhouse 5 - short, easy, enjoyable read. It's lauded as a major anti-war novel - interesting to see what was ground breaking in that type of novel from the '60's. I don't think it would have the same impact today.

    Not sure what's up next. I have 3 novels sitting on my night stand in the "to read" pile, but all are a bit longer, and I like the idea of tearing through an easy read again.
     
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    Big fan of anything Vonnegut. Cat's Cradle and Galapagos are two of my all time favorite books.



    I'm about to start this. Should have read it ages ago, since he's from my hometown.

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  15. HairyAss

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    Added Cat's Cradle and Galapagos to my "to read" list in Goodreads - always like a good recommendation.

    Heading to Powell's in Portland this weekend (http://www.powells.com/ ). Will likely be an expensive trip given my "to read" list (and then add in the rest of my family who read more than I do. :) )
     
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    im about to start the voyeurs motel by gay talese
     
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    Current read. Not bad, but not nearly as enjoyable as A Man Called Ove (which I would highly recommend to anyone who hasn't read it)

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    Didn't realise he had a new novel out. I see there is a movie made from "A Man Called Ove" available on Netflix - haven't watched it yet. I'm assuming it's sub-titled as it's an international title.
     
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    The movie was actually nominated for a foreign film Oscar.

    Unfortunately, lot of the appeal of the book (Ove's outlook on everything) didn't transfer over to the movie very well.
     
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  20. HairyAss

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    Thanks. Books are relatively cheap in the US; I'm fine buying it legally (not that I ever pirated books when I lived in Canada).
     
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    Just finished listening to Trevor Noah’s “Born a Crime”. It was riveting - can’t recommend it enough. It’s the story of Noah’s upbringing in South Africa just at the end of Apartheid. To say he comes from an interesting background is an understatement.

    100% go for the audio book. Trevor Noah narrates it himself and it’s perfect. I know people who read the book and weren’t as impressed - he does an amazing job reading it.
     
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    Just finished “Cat’s Cradle” by Vonnegut. It was alright, but I must have missed the “blow you away” part of it that some reviewers give it. I guess I’m not “deep” enough.

    Looking for recommendations - I have not been reading as much lately and looking to get back on track.
     
  23. Beaker

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    Currently reading the newest John Verdon book. White river burning. Matches the other 6 I’ve read by him well
     
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    Just finished "The Hate U Give". It's a YA book that my wife picked up and both of my kids have read as well - excellent read regardless and does a fantastic job on talking about racism in the US with an entertaining story to boot. It barely took any time to read.

    Over the Christmas break, I read, "Beneath a Scarlet Sky" by Mark Sullivan (available on Kindle Unlimited for anyone who has that) and "The Nightingale" by Kristin Hannah. Both were excellent and pretty similar in many respects - Historical Fiction related to smuggling folks to safety during WWII.

    Kristin Hannah became a new favorite author last year. "The Great Alone" was the best book I read in 2018.
     
  25. Grifter

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    Red Platoon - Clinton Romesha. About COP Keating, an outpost that was hit really hard duringd the war in Afghanistan. First book I've read in years, loving every page.
     
  26. David Puddy

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    Currently reading Building kitchen cabinets and bathroom vanities by Steve Cory; awesome resource if you're tackling any kind of kitchen or bathroom reno, or any kind of cabinetry
     
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  27. Bean

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    Just finished Ruth Ware's "In a dark, dark wood". Not my normal read but I found it entertaining.
    Currently reading one by Swedish author Camilla Lackberg "The girl in the woods".
     
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    This took less than 2 hours to read yesterday. Not bad though.Probably could save some money and just listen to his speech for the coles notes.

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