Skip to comments.What books are you currently reading?
Posted on 01/23/2012 8:52:51 PM PST by WilliamEaton
What books are people currently reading? Any particular fiction or non-fiction of note? Any recommendations from some recent reads?
I just downloaded the novel Hunter by Robert James Bidinotto for my kindle. It's an indie novel and has received good reviews on Amazon. Will report back once I finish up.
Reading the new Himmler bio. Very dry. The one on Heydrich was much better. Just finished Max Hastings’ latest, a history of WW II. MUCH better than Kershaw’s.
Yes, that sounds valid. I think I read “Speaker for the Dead” and “Xenocide” years ago but don’t remember them with the “wow factor” of “Ender’s Game.” Still this book was a satisfactory way to kill off Andrew Wiggin.
The Golden Age, by John Wright - highly recommend this trilogy which has a very conservative bent throughout...but i don't recommend it just for that, there's a lot of mind-blowing futuristic stuff in there and the battle scene in the 3rd book was maybe the best i've ever read.
Lord of the Flies, by William Golding - never got around to reading this growing up and didn't think i would like it that much, but i listened to it read by the author (who i thought did a good job, though some reviewers didn't) and to my surprise ended up liking it once it got going...
Sylvie and Bruno, by Lewis Carroll - i downloaded an audiobook version from Lit2Go and the story is a bit on the strange side (what'd you expect from Carroll?) but has some very funny parts. Not for everyone but you can listen to it free, so worth a try. The reader is good although the reading was a bit rough at times. He got better as the story went along. By the way, he also does a good job with Dickens' Great Expectations.
The Story of Philosophy, by Will Durant - never thought i'd make it through a book on philosophy, much less enjoy it, but Durant made both possible with his usual charm and wit.
Lucifer’s Hammer? Enjoyed it thirty years ago, too.
(Wow! 30 years ago? That just seems wrong!)
Just started The Jefferson Key by Steve Berry...
Next on my list is Fall of Giants - Ken Follett
Currently reading the Steve Jobs biography.
Interesting subject. Kinda in a dry spell as far as reading material. Might be time to bring out one of my all time favs and IMHO the best western ever written ‘Chiricahua’ by Will Henry.
I used to have a complete set.
“Witness” by Whittaker Chambers. It is truly a remarkable book and so relevant to our times.
Allen Eckert — a favorite of mine. Loved “The Frontiersman” and “The Conquerers.”
Finished the Hunger Games trilogy, and agree with previous posters that they are sort of Twilight genre, but more gripping. Recommended.
Just finished “Growing Up Amish,” found it a passably interesting view into the Old Order Amish world.
“Just started The Kite Runner, so far very good.”
There are some eye-watering events in that book.
On the whole a good informative read.
Thanks for the list, I have read most of those.
“My List of Conservative Accomplishments” by Mitt Romney.
It was blank.
The latest by Elizabeth George featuring Sir Thomas Lynley and crew. I love British crime fiction and George is one of my favoite authors of that genre (along with P.D. James who also has a new book out).
Cristopher Robbins, ¨Air America: The Story Behind the CIA´s Secret Airlines¨
I like Baen’s site, too. Good yarns.
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