Skip to comments.Any Great Books?
Posted on 07/25/2008 3:01:11 PM PDT by Stephanie32
(My first thread, hope I'm doing this right!)
I just bought the paperback of 'Lean Mean Thirteen' by Janet Evanovich, and I'm saving it for vacation...Those books are LOL funny...
Sounds like I will love it. Thank you !
Thanks, Auntie Mame. The books have been added to my list.
Since you like historical novels have you tried “The Autobiography of Henry VIII w/Notes by His Fool, Will Somers” by Margaret George? It’s a big, fat easy and informative read. George also wrote “The Memoirs of Cleopatra”. Her books are well researched.
That’s a really broad range of topics, thank you, I think I have read something by Shirley Jackson but can’t remember the title, I can see that I’ll be having a lot to read here. :-)
Jury duty time is a great time to catch up on reading! Thank you, they sound really interesting and good luck with your case.
Thanks, that sounds really interesting. I hope it is not over my head. I have heard about this book and was curious about it. Sounds like everyone should read this book.
Thanks for reminding me about Mary Stewart. I used to love reading her books many, many years ago. She must be a lovely person. Maybe I'll re-read them...
You’re right, I should have specified my tastes but I really do like reading most genres. And it does depend on what I’m feeling like at the time.
You’re right about the lack of time!
I love romance, mysteries, politics, medical, classics and actually there is no type of book on that list that I would not consider reading. Thank you !
Yep. Freepers are readers. You definitely opened the flood gates, LOL!
One summer I read every single Nero Wolfe book that Rex Stout wrote. In addition to great mystery stories, you get a vocabulary lesson.
I don’t mind chick lit !
Sounds like a beautiful book, I belong to a couple of book clubs and this sounds like one they might enjoy too. Thank you.
Actually I took a test not too long ago and wrote that if I could go back to one era it would be the civil war time so that would be very interesting for me. Thank you.
Thread on great review of my new book here:
Yep...read both of those too.
I sure did, can’t believe all of these great recommendations from all of you nice people. I will be very certain to print this all out !
I had a mental image of Nero Wolfe's house, room by room, when I read those great books.
I did read the Exorcist, love mysteries and there is someone very dear to me who loves it when I read about military history. Thank you !
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Wow, I could be reading forever with that great list. I don’t think I’ve read any of those. That’s really interesting that you got your username from that book. It must be a great one. Thank you !
I have been curious about this book, had heard that it was a good character study and very well written. Thank you!
Just finished Ender’s Game: good book.
I haven’t read much SF but would like to. I feel really out of the loop because most people I know do read it and love it. Thank you!
Thank you, I haven’t read much SF but would love to try that, they sound great and the Rhodes book does too. And thanks for the download info too !
I agree about “Fear No Evil.” It was an experience. And I’ve read the Orwell ones. The others sound very interesting too, thank you!
What’s your favorite book?
I truly loved Rebecca, have not read The Shell Seekers but I will. Thank you!
Any time! :-)
Really? I had heard that and will be anxious to read it, thank you, it must be very good.
Thank you, I was googling some of them and they look really great, looks like you choose great books!
If you truly are, then you have it all figured out.
Observe a cat without any judgment. Notice they don't use labels or words. They are completely and totally in the Now. How we can be, with practice. Be. ;-)
If you can find A New Earth in your collecting, that's a good as the Power and somewhat less heady. Good luck! ;)
Perfume by Patrick Suskind and anything by Jasper Fforde.
Thank you, I’m very interested about Iran right now and sometimes the real technical stuff is too deep for me so that sounds great as well as the others. :-)
On the pure fiction side, I'll throw in most anything by Allistair Maclean.
I loved Lonesome Dove, didn’t read Shogun yet. Thank you!
I'll second that, and add the Ringworld and Rama series to the list.
“The Black Swan” and “Fooled by Randomness” by Nassim Nicholas Taleb. Taleb goes into detail on how unforseen circumstances disproportionately affect both previous common wisdom, as well as shape the consensus that follows, through man’s tendency towards revisionism (which I like to call the Monday morning quarterback effect).
Anything by Theodore Dalrymple, but especially “Our Culture, What’s Left of It”......
I have to think on that, there have been so many. Off the top of my head:
Gone With the Wind
(some) Greg Iles mysteries
The Kite Runner
The Other Boleyn Girl
The Looming Tower
Nicholas Sparks books(romance novel author)
Marley & Me
Jodi Piccoult books (like My Sister’s Keeper)
Many more and I will add to this. Thank you for asking.
For a good mystery / who-done-it read, try anything by Harlan Coben, Micheal Connelly or Jeffery Deaver.
John Ringo, start with Ghost, they are mostly in sci-fi.
That’s part of a series I think? My friend also said Babylon Rising is a great book. Thank you!
Ok thanks! I’m trying to get into SF, it’s one area I haven’t read much of.
Thanks, I love a great mystery!
Thank you! if I’m thinking right it’s the book of essays.
If you want funny mystery, then try Janet Evanovich and Anne George (she passed away in 2001).
The best current detective noir writer out there is probably Dennis Lehane.
Thanks! I haven’t read much philosophy but that sounds very interesting.
Ok, I will do that!