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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 who says they have only one life to live
must not know how to read a book."

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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

Started by Maria Rasmussen. Last reply by Rebecca Taft Jun 17, 2019.

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Comment by Bonnie Echmalian on August 19, 2020 at 12:06

Anyone like nonfiction?  I just finished Educated by Tara Westover.  It's a memoir of a young woman growing up in a religious, off-grid, anti-government, sometimes violent household.  She overcomes a lot to leave her family and pursue an education (thus the title).  She does an amazing job relating her emotions and conflicted feelings/thoughts about living and leaving her world.

Comment by Debbie Tarczy on May 2, 2020 at 9:25
With "Stay at Home" still in place, I imagine we are all getting in a lot of reading! Libraries are still closed. I just paid $23 for three books on Amazon. Is anyone interested in a book exchange? Media mail is about $4 to send up to 3 lbs. of printed material. I have six books ready to exchange. Email me at debtarz@gmail.com if interested. (I can't upload the photo, but I can likely email it.) I have two James Patterson, a Harlan Coben, Jonathan Kellerman, John Grisham, and Gillian Flynn. I'd like to send all six in exchange for a minimum of four.
Comment by Cathy Houser on April 4, 2020 at 11:09

Everyone has to read Where the Crawdads Sing.  It is a wonderful book with descriptions that are terrific for everyone.  I loved it and know that everone in this group will love it as well.  It's a best seller and is just a great book.  Give it a try!  My earlier post was prior to reading the entire book, but it is a keeper for sure!

Comment by Cathy Houser on February 12, 2020 at 10:32

I got a recommendation from my daughter-in-law the other day to read Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owen, so since I was in between books, I went into Kindle and downloaded it.  I am only into about five chapters, but it is addicting from the start!  I was a little hesitant to download it without a sample and also since it's a first work by this author, but my daughter-in-law and I are pretty much on the same line when it comes to novels, so hit the download button, and I couldn't be more pleased so far.  The desription indicates that there are more to come by this author so I'll be looking out for those as well

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.

 

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