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Old 05-27-2020, 12:26 PM
 
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Well, if you're willing to go a little back in time, here are some I can think of, in no particular order.

Rendezvous with Rama by Clarke. The original, not the follow on stories. True it's Sci-Fi but it's thinking person's Sci-Fi, not fantasy and blaster battles.

Andromeda Strain by Crichton. Maybe a little close to home right now, but well thought out.

20,000 Leagues Under the Sea by Verne. Classic. You do have to deal the fact it's translated from 1800's French, but good read.

If you want a short read with an impactful story, Nerves by Lester Del Ray. Considering he wrote it as a short story in 1942, it was pretty prophetic. Picture Three Mile Island, Fukishima, and Chernobyl all rolled into one.

Guess you could say I'm a Sci-Fi fan, but typically more classic style rather than current.
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Old 05-27-2020, 12:54 PM
 
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Yes I read it & loved it, I think there is a dedicated thread here in the books forum.





Thank you......I'll hold off on looking at the thread tho until AFTER I read it..........
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Old 05-27-2020, 02:12 PM
 
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Thank you...I just read fiction tho. I don't really want to know more about serial killers. :/

Has anyone read "Where the Crawdads Sing"........& if you did, what did you think? It's been a bestseller for a long time.
I read Crawdads, and I thought it was good, but I didn't love it like a lot of other people seem to.
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Old 05-27-2020, 02:17 PM
 
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I have this one on the brain because I saw that HBO is doing a series based on the book:

I Know This Much Is True (Wally Lamb).

Might be from the late '90s. I've read a lot of novels in my time, and that one is in my top five. It's about 900 pages long, though, IIRC, so be forewarned.
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Old 05-27-2020, 02:30 PM
 
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I have this one on the brain because I saw that HBO is doing a series based on the book:

I Know This Much Is True (Wally Lamb).

Might be from the late '90s. I've read a lot of novels in my time, and that one is in my top five. It's about 900 pages long, though, IIRC, so be forewarned.
I read TMIT when it first came out. It has survived many a pre-move book culling over the years, which for me testifies to its readability.

For such a long book, it's not a slog in the least. At the risk of revealing anything about the plot, all I'll say is that if you're a person who enjoys books that contain a story within the main story, this is the book for you, O.P. It's not an "upper," but it's extremely well-written and an easy read.

So far, the HBO series has been very faithful to the novel and both well-done and well-cast.
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Old 05-27-2020, 03:59 PM
 
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I read TMIT when it first came out. It has survived many a pre-move book culling over the years, which for me testifies to its readability.

For such a long book, it's not a slog in the least. At the risk of revealing anything about the plot, all I'll say is that if you're a person who enjoys books that contain a story within the main story, this is the book for you, O.P. It's not an "upper," but it's extremely well-written and an easy read.

So far, the HBO series has been very faithful to the novel and both well-done and well-cast.
Exactly, thanks for pointing that out. And yes, the story within the story works very well.
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Old 05-27-2020, 04:18 PM
 
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Hi....it doesn't have to be a bestseller.....but that's where I looked for ideas. I just started "The Woman in the Window" by AJ Finn.
So, can you give us one or more categories, and maybe five books that you have enjoyed in the past? It would be much easier to make recommendations that way!
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Old 05-27-2020, 07:17 PM
 
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Try this:

The Best Books of 2019
https://www.newyorker.com/culture/20...-books-of-2019

2019 Notable Books List
https://chipublib.bibliocommons.com/...383/1345920539

These Are The Best Books Of 2019
https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article...est-books-2019

The 10 Best Fiction Books of 2019
https://time.com/5733328/best-fiction-books-2019/

Best Books of 2019
https://www.washingtonpost.com/graph...books-of-2019/
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Old 05-28-2020, 05:06 AM
 
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Those are great lists- and if I may add, sometimes if you look for a bit further back ( even a year or two to ten or more older) you can find these books really easily from the library, or if buying they are much less $$
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Old 05-28-2020, 06:53 AM
 
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I read Crawdads, and I thought it was good, but I didn't love it like a lot of other people seem to.
Me, either. A very overrated book.
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