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I'm in a reading funk and wondered what anyone has been reading lately?
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Old 04-14-2021, 07:07 PM
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I'm rereading Glennon Doyle's "Untamed" - this time round, with my journal in hand to take notes and really ponder the subjects as they apply to my own life.

My current fiction is Agatha Christie's "The Murder of Roger Ackroyd"... an easy Sunday afternoon kind of murder reading. It was heavily recommended to me. I'm enjoying.
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Old 04-14-2021, 08:09 PM
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I’m reading the Dublin Murder Squad series by Tana French. I’m on the second book. If you like crime novels, I recommend the series. so far haha
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Old 04-14-2021, 10:30 PM
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I've read or listened to 26 books so far this year. I just finished We Came Here To Forget by Andrea Dunlop that I liked. I also really liked We Begin at the End by Chris Whitakrr & The Rose Code by Kate Quin. My favorite so far this year is probably the Four Winds by Kristin Hannah
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Old 04-15-2021, 08:04 AM
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The Push
The Four Winds
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Old 04-15-2021, 03:36 PM
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Some of my favorites recently:
The Invisible Life of Addie Larou
Miss Benson's Beetle
The Books of Babel series by Josiah Bancroft (if you like fantasy/sci-fi)
Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine
The Sundown Motel
Boy Swallows Universe
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Old 04-16-2021, 05:46 AM
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I'm reading a book by Mark Manson, "Everything Is F*cked. A Book of Hope." A worthy book with understandable thoughts about what many in their daily life simply do not realize.
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Here's some good ones I've read in the last yr.
After All I've Done by Mina Hardy
The Ten Thousand Doors of January by Alix Harrow
Seven Days of Us by Francesca Hornak
To Sleep in a Sea of Stars by Christopher Paolini (really long book but good)
The Wrong Family by Tarryn Fisher
Only Truth by Julie Cameron
The Guest List by Lucy Foley
The Book of Two Ways by Jodi Picoult
Before I Let You Go by Kelly Rimmer
Playing Nice by JP Delaney
Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo
The Look Alike by Erica Spindler
The Wife and the Widow by Christian White
Her One Mistake by Heidi Perks
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I jus read "the drowning kind" by Jennifer McMahon. It might be something you like
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Old 04-16-2021, 02:58 PM
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Do you like Sci-Fi?? If so, I HIGHLY recommend The Murderbot Diaries by Martha Wells!! It was in my top five favorite series last year. It's so far beyond fantastic! The MC is a wonderfully sarcastic & snarky SecUnit. I'm currently rereading the entire series for the 7th time in preparation for book 6 that's releasing later this month -- eeep!!

Recursion by Blake Crouch - is another great sci-fi
Spoonbenders by Daryl Gregory
Less by Andrew Sean Greer
The Dime & The Burn by Kathleen Kent [2 books in the series so far]
Have You Seen Luis Velez? by Catherine Ryan Hyde
Not a Sound by Heather Gudenkauf
Lady Sherlock Series by Sherry Thomas [book 6 is coming this year]
The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern [not everyone loves this one - but I thought it was grand!]

& I'm pretty excited to read Taylor Jenkins Reid's upcoming new release Malibu Rising
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Do you like Sci-Fi?? If so, I HIGHLY recommend The Murderbot Diaries by Martha Wells!! It was in my top five favorite series last year. It's so far beyond fantastic! The MC is a wonderfully sarcastic & snarky SecUnit. I'm currently rereading the entire series for the 7th time in preparation for book 6 that's releasing later this month -- eeep!!

Recursion by Blake Crouch - is another great sci-fi
Spoonbenders by Daryl Gregory
Less by Andrew Sean Greer
The Dime & The Burn by Kathleen Kent [2 books in the series so far]
Have You Seen Luis Velez? by Catherine Ryan Hyde
Not a Sound by Heather Gudenkauf
Lady Sherlock Series by Sherry Thomas [book 6 is coming this year]
The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern [not everyone loves this one - but I thought it was grand!]

& I'm pretty excited to read Taylor Jenkins Reid's upcoming new release Malibu Rising
I'm following this thread with my Amazon Wish List at the ready!

@Lingovise - "Wonderfully sarcastic & snarky" are some of my favorite food groups!
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Old 04-21-2021, 06:48 AM
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I've just read Roar by Cecilia Ahern. I am not usually 'into' short stories (don't tell my students that as I make them read them!), however, this book is brilliant. Each of the stories is based on a metaphor - very cleverly written.

I've also recently read The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime. It's really aimed at teenagers but is really really good - gives a fab insight into an autistic teenager.

I've also read 1984 (for about the 10th time!) as well as To Kill a Mockingbird (probably for about the 20th time!) - the joys of being an English teacher!!!
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Old 04-27-2021, 07:25 AM
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Now reading "The Sphere" by Dave Eggers. But for this novel, the movie "The Sphere" was made, starring Emma Watson. I watched this film 3 times, drew attention to the existence of the book in the credits, decided to find it and read it. So far, everything is like in the film, but in more detail. I can conclude that the film was shot well. And the book is read in one breath, I have already read half of the novel in a couple of days.
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I'm addicted to Kristin Hannah right now. I started with The Great Alone, and read The Nightingale, Firefly Lane, and I'm almost finished with Fly Away. I have Magic Hour queued and will be adding The Four Winds
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Love this list! I am horrible about reading...I only find time at night and then fall asleep or end up staying up too late. I need to find time during the day to read.
I am currently reading 4 Winds and it is really good. I am a huge fan of Lisa Gray, Harlen Coben and Michael Connelly. All of their books are good.
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Old 05-11-2021, 07:33 AM
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I realized that forum participants read with pleasure. I have a different question: where do you like to sit with a book? I like lying in bed before going to bed (a bad habit of my whole life), and recently I fell in love with reading at the table, because I bought a comfortable office chair OFM Plush Microfiber. You sit and your back rests when you lean on the back. And since the chair is near the work table, you can conveniently place a cup of cocoa and a plate of cookies.
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Old 05-11-2021, 10:37 AM
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I realized that forum participants read with pleasure. I have a different question: where do you like to sit with a book? I like lying in bed before going to bed (a bad habit of my whole life), and recently I fell in love with reading at the table, because I bought a comfortable office chair OFM Plush Microfiber. You sit and your back rests when you lean on the back. And since the chair is near the work table, you can conveniently place a cup of cocoa and a plate of cookies.
I have a rocker-style chair & ottoman in my bedroom where I occasionally read when the noise downstairs is too much. But most of the time I read on the couch, leaning back on a memory foam style pillow so that my back and neck are fully supported.
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Old 05-11-2021, 10:46 AM
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Detective Jude Fontaine Mysteries by Anne Frasier

I recently finished this series and really enjoyed it. Great detective/mystery trope with terrific character development. There are 3 books in the series so far and I'm holding out hope that the author will continue!
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I've also recently read The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime. It's really aimed at teenagers but is really really good - gives a fab insight into an autistic teenager.
I read this one a few years back and liked it a lot!

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I am a huge fan of Lisa Gray, Harlen Coben and Michael Connelly. All of their books are good.
I've read quite a bit by Michael Connelly in the past but got sort of tired of his writing style/formulas... so it's been a while. Harlen Coben has been in my TBR pile for eons & shockingly!! I still haven't ever read anything by him. Mostly, I think it's just because I'm not entirely sure where to start.

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I’m reading the Dublin Murder Squad series by Tana French. I’m on the second book. If you like crime novels, I recommend the series. so far haha
I've looked at these so many times... adding them to my queue now!

So many great titles here! I'm slowly going through them and reading blurbs. Thanks, Everyone!
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