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What I'm Reading Now

A group for the book readers among us. Please post the name and author of your current book in the subject line of your post, then give us a brief synopsis. If you're also so inclined, a quickie critique would be fun as well!

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Anyone have any good memoirs? 18 Replies

Started by Chelsea Adams. Last reply by Troy Swezey Jul 17, 2019.

Books like Circe and The Song of Achilles? 5 Replies

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Comment by Ashley Peacock, Proofreader on January 12, 2020 at 15:15

Has anybody read anything by Robert R. McCammon? I've read "Boy's Life" and "Swan Song" within the last few months and really enjoyed both! He reminds me quite a bit of Stephen King. I would welcome any recommendations!

Comment by Kelli Combs (admin) on December 8, 2019 at 15:46

I just posted this book through email blast.  Just a mind blowing book about how crazy some people can actually be.  https://www.amazon.com/If-You-Tell-Unbreakable-Sisterhood-ebook/dp/...

Comment by Rebecca Taft on June 20, 2019 at 10:21

I've never heard of The Warded Man. Dang it, that looks so good! Yet another book I want to read now! ;)

Comment by Ashley Peacock, Proofreader on June 19, 2019 at 9:43

I just started re-reading The Warded Man, the first book of Peter V. Brett's Demon Cycle series. I recently bought the fifth and final book, but I decided to refresh my memory before starting it.

I finished A Court of Thorns and Roses recently and LOVED it!

Comment by Rebecca Taft on April 26, 2019 at 12:04

I defintely want to read A Court of Thorns and Roses. I'm a sucker for retellings, so I'm hoping it'll hook me more! :)

Oh, I'll have to look that up! Sounds fun.

I read all types of fantasy depending on my mood. Sometimes I want a high fantasy with complex characters and fascinating political worlds and magic systems, but sometimes I just want a book with good characters that I fly through. :)

Comment by Stephanie Barringer on April 26, 2019 at 10:21

You have to keep going on Throne of Glass.  I didn't love the first two books either, but I promise you will get hooked.  They get better with each book.  I have the last one here that I am holding onto because I don't want it to end.  If you don't want to continue Throne of Glass, try her other series A Court of Thorns and Roses.

If you want to read fluff books that are pretty good, check out the Charley Davidson series by Darynda Jones.  They are fantasy, funny, and you don't have to read them all, but I definitely suggest you start with the first one, First Grave on the Right.

Brandon Sanderson is high fantasy.  They are really in-depth fantasy books with political undertones, very unique.

Comment by Rebecca Taft on April 25, 2019 at 15:15

I've finished Mistborn and am waiting on getting books 2 and 3 for my birthday next month. Can't wait to continue on. The magic system is so fascinating!

I haven't read Charlaine Harris, but I definitely have similar series that I read. Sometimes I just need a light, fluffy series with no depth! :D

I read the first two books in the Throne of Glass series, but I didn't love it as much as I wanted to. I thought the world was fascinating, but I couldn't get into the characters. :/ I was very disappointed I didn't love it!

Comment by Allison McBee on April 25, 2019 at 11:44

I will have to add Brandon Sanderson to my list. I also enjoy reading fantasy.

I plan on watching True Blood when I've read all of the books and short stories. Because I'm a geek like that. :) 

Comment by Stephanie Barringer on April 24, 2019 at 14:15

Brandon Sanderson is EXCELLENT.  I read the Mistborn trilogy.  He was groundbreaking for several of the fantasy books I have read that are newer.  I have several of his books I plan to read.

I have also read several of the Charlaine Harris books as well.  I also watched True Blood when it was on.  It was similar to the books the first couple of seasons but went pretty crazy after that.

My FAVORITE fantasy author is Sarah J. Maas.  It is young adult fantasy, but her books get better and better with each book.  I own every single book she's ever written.

Comment by Allison McBee on April 24, 2019 at 11:12

I've been reading the Southern Vampire series by Charlaine Harris. I don't think they're the best books I've ever read, but I can't seem to put them down! As soon as I finish one, I'm craving the next. Good thing there are a lot of them! 

 

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