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Old 04-28-2018, 05:04 PM
 
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I think even people not into Stephen King will enjoy The Stand. It really is a fabulous book. Definitely in my top 10
Agree. I'm not as big a fan as I used to be, but I think The Stand will be considered a classic in future generations' college reading curriculums.

Today I bought a novel by Tommy Wallach titled 'We All Looked Up'. It's about the lives people choose to lead when they learn an asteroid will hit earth in two months. It will be my front porch reward after a hard weekend of yard work!
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Old 04-29-2018, 03:29 PM
 
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I saw the thread about going through "dry spells" and it prompted me to think that it would be great to have a thread of books recommended to get us through those dry spells. You know, a book that captivated you and was almost effortless to read.

I have raved about these previously but I will repeat-

One Thousand White Women

Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society

What books can you recommend??
This got me curious... I am wondering if "The Story of the Earth Sage of The Leaf" (an action-fantasy series) or "The Matrix Revelations" (a 4th movie for the Matrix) are the kind of stories that would erase your reading dry spell completely. I'm also wondering if my storytelling style is what erases the dry spell or if it is the interesting plot of the stories.
Check them out (they are free and available) and let me know if they kept you interested or not:

https://theearthsageoftheleaf.wordpr...e-of-the-leaf/

https://theearthsageoftheleaf.wordpr...x-revolutions/

Have fun ^_^
These stories are what I used as practice. I am planning to do other original series as well.

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Old 04-29-2018, 03:50 PM
 
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If you are asking for light reading, I’ve enjoyed all of Dorothea Benton Clark’s books. Also the Outlander series, Diane Gabaldon.
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Old 07-18-2018, 11:10 AM
 
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Default Stephen King and More

To throw in my two cents for easy-to-read Stephen King books, The Eyes of the Dragon is one that I absolutely couldn't put down until I finished it. I found it to be different than many of his other stories and very interesting. (Disclaimer: I was a child at the time, so this could have some bearing on that).

However, if you aren't into Stephen King, I always find Mark Twain stories to be nice and easy to read. In addition to his most well-known stories, he also wrote a number of short stories. For a less well-known author/book, you might want to give Assassin Marked by Michael C. Sahd a shot.
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Old 07-20-2018, 06:30 AM
 
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American Gods - Neil Gaiman
Now reading all of his.... I am impressed at every turn, and smiling most of the time

The Poisonwood Bible - Barbara kingsolver (anything and everything she has written)
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Old 07-20-2018, 08:44 AM
 
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American Gods - Neil Gaiman
Now reading all of his.... I am impressed at every turn, and smiling most of the time

The Poisonwood Bible - Barbara kingsolver (anything and everything she has written)
Just finished The Bean Trees....again
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Old 01-03-2020, 05:52 AM
 
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I thought this thread might be of interest. Still some great suggestions if you browse through.
I would add:

The Story of Arthur Truluv
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Old 01-06-2020, 08:42 AM
 
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I re-read some shorter Steinbeck to get back into reading. Tortilla Flat, The Wayward Bus.


Also can't miss with an Agatha Christie, or a Rex Stout's Nero Wolfe.
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Old 01-06-2020, 04:25 PM
 
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i'm not really seeing how this thread is anything other than "A List of Books I Like," as some of these suggestions have put me INTO a reading slump. I suspect the variation is going to be too great, as what might kick off a reading tear among some might be the opposite for others.
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