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Old 01-06-2017, 09:37 PM
 
Location: NYC
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Just started Anna Karenina by Tolstoy.
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Old 01-07-2017, 05:46 AM
 
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Hi, and HAPPY NEW YEAR! It's been a while (again) since I've read this thread and I I found many new books that seems to be really interesting! Thank you all!

I've read quite a few books in the last weeks/months:

Moerder im Gespensterwald by Frank Goyke - a German Baltic see crime story

Dead City by Joe McKinney - BORING!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The Romanov Bride by Robert Alexander - quite okay but I've read better historical fiction

The Glass Castle by Jeannette walls - my first memoir ever and I LOVED IT!!!!!!!!!!!!! STUNNING !!!! MOVING !!!

Gunslinger, 1st book of The Dark Tower series by Stephen King - quite okay but I think I won't read the books in this series.

Calendar Girl (April, May and June) by Aurdrey Carlan - very shallow and boring

My Sister's Keeper by Jodi Picoult - I LOVED IT. I cried through the whole book.

The Deceived by Charlotte Link - I couldn't find if it's already translated into English. It was published in 2015. However, it was quite an okay crime story. I liked her descriptions of the English country side a lot.

Now I'm nearly halfway through Carrie by Stephen King. Seems to be a good and quick read.

Have a great time y'all!
Diana
Yes nice to see you back Miguel's Mom!
I read The Kitchen Boy by Robert Alexander (and also the Romanov Bride) and remember really liking the Kitchen Boy much more. I don't really know the history too well but it was a very good read and some people I know who are way more knowledgeable thought it was pretty good as well.
The Glass Castle was very good- agreed. Hilbilly Elegy is sure worth whirl (Reminded me of Glass Castle).

I too enjoy a varied bunch ( although I have definitely enjoyed Ludlum/Silva/Picoult I don't tend to gravitate to them and am almost resistant.)
As an in between, I just started House of Mirth (never read). I am enjoying it but it's taking some work and time.
Welcome Back!
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Old 01-08-2017, 10:29 PM
 
Location: Windham County, VT
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“You’ll Grow Out Of It” by Jessi Klein (2016), humorous essays by comedian/writer.
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Old 01-08-2017, 11:28 PM
 
Location: In my own personal Twilight zone
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Before you give up on this series, I suggest that you read the second Dark Tower, The Drawing of Three, which is the book that hooked me on the series

Good to have you back & HNY
Thank you for your feedback. Okay, then I'll try to get the second Dark Tower book in the used book store
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Old 01-09-2017, 01:58 AM
 
Location: In my own personal Twilight zone
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I just finished Carrie by Stephen King. I just don't know why I haven't started reading King's books earlier. In my youth they just weren't my cup of tea. Carrie was really good and oh so sad.

Now I'm a few pages into "And the Mountains Echoed" by Khaled Hosseini. I like The Kite Runner and A Thousand Splendid Suns very much. I do hope this one will be as good!
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Old 01-09-2017, 03:15 AM
 
Location: Pakistan
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i am reading book "Seven Habits" , kindly tell me a book "A Million Little Pieces" that u read.
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Old 01-09-2017, 09:05 AM
 
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I just finished Carrie by Stephen King. I just don't know why I haven't started reading King's books earlier. In my youth they just weren't my cup of tea. Carrie was really good and oh so sad.

Now I'm a few pages into "And the Mountains Echoed" by Khaled Hosseini. I like The Kite Runner and A Thousand Splendid Suns very much. I do hope this one will be as good!
When you're looking at different Stephen King books, keep in mind that he went through a bad period of cocaine and alcohol abuse. The stuff he wrote during those years is not very good, IMO. His early stuff and more recent stuff has been very entertaining. I particularly liked Hearts in Atlantis and 11/22/63.

I'm about 60 pages into Hidden Figures and a little frustrated. The author jumps around a lot and it feels like 60 pages of introduction so far. I just want her to really tell me about these women!
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Old 01-09-2017, 04:33 PM
 
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Audio book: Station 11. Paperback: The Conspiracy Club, Jonathan Kellerman.
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Old 01-09-2017, 05:31 PM
 
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I am currently reading the Book of Leviticus.
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Old 01-09-2017, 07:58 PM
 
Location: Henderson, NV
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I just finished "The Red Notebook" -- Antoine Laurian -- and found it to be a charming read. It's very short, but completely satisfying. I loved his characters and he creates an entirely familiar picture of residential Paris. I'll look for more of his books and thanks to whoever recommended this author.
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