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Re: Anyone read any good books lately?
« Reply #10 on: May 07, 2014, 10:58:54 AM »
With my messed up early years books really appeared only later in life with Anita Brookner who is too too boring for most people. Waited for her yearly novel and still have all of them. Music was big, most any kind really though the big 3 predominate.

Husband also seems to prefer the visual while I pester, "Why don't we read this out loud?" He can also listen to audio books which I could never do. Must have that paper and print in my hands and in front of the eyes. It is painful to think that books might lose favor.
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Re: Anyone read any good books lately?
« Reply #11 on: May 15, 2014, 06:56:29 PM »
Best ive read lately is Dead Six and Swords of Exodus, by Larry Correia and Mike Kupari.

Its co written in first person, each author doing a different character, so the characters feel very different. Too many books you can tell its the same author solved the problem. Lots of action, fun pace, interesting world geoplitics and relatonships between groups. Its a world traveling thriller series.

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Re: Anyone read any good books lately?
« Reply #12 on: May 15, 2014, 07:52:47 PM »
I'm comprising this list of books that I read and liked so much that I then bought the audio versions and listened to them with my friend. So, I must have liked them a lot!

But first....The Hunger Games was excellent! Based on that I will suggest 3 other YA (but mature YA) books trilogies or series, that are of that same quality.
Uglies, Pretties and Specials by Scott Westerfeld.
The Traction Cities Sequence - Fever Crumb, A Web Of Air, Scrivener's Moon, Mortal Engines, Predators Gold, Infernal Devices and A Darkling Plain.
Everlost, Everwild, Everfound by Neal Shusterman

OK, now the read & listened books:
Perdido Street Station - China Mieville
The Child Thief - Bron
Lexicon and Jennifer Government - Max Barry
The First Law Series (VERY adult), The Blade Itself, Before They Are Hanged, Last Argument Of Kings - Joe Abercrombie
The Bel Dame Apocrypha (VERY adult), God's War, Infidel, Rapture - Kameron Hurley
The Lies Of Locke Lamora - Scott Lynch
The Spatterjay sub-series of The Polity - The Skinner. Voyage Of The Sable Keech, Orbus - Neral Asher. I like all of his books, another 8 or 9 in The Polity Universe but thse are the 3 most treasured

OK, I'll stop for now and give you a chance to check some out and see if I am on the same track as others here. If so, I have other suggestions......

I don't own a TV so I read quite a lot.




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Re: Anyone read any good books lately?
« Reply #13 on: May 27, 2014, 07:49:37 PM »
If you have read the Hunger Games you should 100% read the Divergent series!!!! I think there's 3 books in total, I'm not sure. I'm over half way through the first one & I love it so much, there's so much action and drama, but it's also relatable to the Hunger Games. Definitely try it!
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Re: Anyone read any good books lately?
« Reply #14 on: May 30, 2014, 10:52:51 PM »
i bought battle royale a couple months back and really enjoyed it. i also checked out warm bodies from my library and i liked it soo much that im going to buy when i can  :bigsmile:
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Re: Anyone read any good books lately?
« Reply #15 on: June 04, 2014, 01:44:27 AM »
If you like fantasy you should try the Wheel of Time series, they're pretty awesome and there's a bunch of 'em. I personally think they started to get a bit weak later in the series but the first few are absolutely awesome.
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Re: Anyone read any good books lately?
« Reply #16 on: June 04, 2014, 08:35:54 AM »
Am rereading The Great Gatsby and having a fine time with Fitzgerald's genius. Has me laughing at times. This will end as it comes to its grim conclusion, if I remember correctly.
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