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Thread: Best book you've read in the past few months?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stitchnripper View Post
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    maybr not the best but a good read I talked about in the above thread - "Seams Unlikely" by Nancy Zieman

    I just finished Seams Unlikely. I found it very interesting, insightful and it kept my attention. Nancy Zieman is a TV pioneer in the sewing and quilting world. She overcame lots of personal health challenges and is a very astute intreprenuer and business woman who listened to her instincts. I have a ton of respect for her and her life story.

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    I just finished "Still Alice" and loved it....

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    I read Sycamore lane And loved it. Surprises
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    Quote Originally Posted by cherrio View Post
    I read Sycamore lane And loved it. Surprises
    Couldn't find Sycamore Lane title but found Scyamore Row.
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    Recently read All the Light we Cannot See by Anthony Doer and The End of Your Life Book Club by Will Schwalbe. Loved them both. Presently reading a mystery by Robert Dugoni - The Jury Master. I'm really enjoying it.

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    The City by Dean Koontz. He usually writes more science fiction type books, but this was different. Very engrossing story. I'm just starting The Girl on the Train. It's a mystery that another quilter recommended to me.
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    I just finished Scot Turow's Innocent. I know that it has been around for a while but it is well worth the read. Never expected the ending.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joanie2 View Post
    I am currently reading book 4 of the Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon. My sister in law got me started with the first book and now I can't stop. I don't have Starz so I haven't seen the tv series yet but I'm really enjoying the books so far. I find it easier to read them on my Kindle since each book has very small print. I'm trying to read the latest Debbie Macomber book at the same time to give myself a break but find I keep going back to my Kindle. My husband's grandmother was from Scotland and my son is engaged to a sweet girl from Duine Ardfern Argyll (hope I got that right) and will moving to Scotland for three years. So I'm finding reading about Highlanders fascinating and, I must admit, this series has a bit of spicy romance to it as well.
    I read all of the Outlander series several years ago. Until a few days ago I was unaware that they had made it into a TV series. I don't have Starz, but was able to watch the first 10 episodes on Xfinity's "Watchathon". They did a terrific job with the casting. Jamie is just as handsome and appealing as he is in the book (I've been in love with him since the first book ) and Claire is lovely.

    I'm also an audio book person. I don't actually read much anymore as audios let me do two things at once. The Outlander books are also on audio and they are wonderful. I was able to get them from the library and I highly recommend them.

    Another audio series that I highly recommend are the Clan of the Cave Bear books. Wonderful narrator on those, as well.
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    I just remembered the last audio books I was listening to. The author Dorothea Benton Frank writes stories about the low country. They are light but quite enjoyable. I think the first one I "read" was Isle of Palms and, so far, the one I enjoyed most.

    Another author is Diane Mott Davidson. She writes a series about a caterer married to a detective. Very light, lots of fun to listen to. Lots of recipes at the end of the books but since I am listening instead of reading, I don't really take advantage of the recipes. Some sound pretty yummy, though. It isn't necessary to read them in order.
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    I am catching up on Janet Evanovich's number series. Currently reading Takedown Twenty. Easy, fast read and funny. Got rid of Sirius radio and have been doing books on CD when driving. Currently listening to Whiskey Beach. After 35 years of teaching, it is " no brainier reading time" instead of all the assigned book studies with outdated research we were assigned!

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    I am an Audible subscriber and listen to books while I do other tasks. I feel like a lazy slob if I just sit and read, not sure why because I love reading. I will look into the others suggestions but one of my very favorite books was "A Prayer for Owen Meany", John Irving and everyone I suggested it to has loved it. I will listen to that one again and again.

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    Prisoner in Tehran, by Marina Nemat.
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    "Promise of Protection" by Diane M. Dresback

    This was a well written first novel with a subject matter that is timely in today's world.
    Enjoy!!

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    I just finished the The Mitford Books by Jan Karon. They should make a PBS series from these stories.
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    I've read two good ones......"In the Name of Honor" by Nelson DeMille.....a trial regarding PTSD. very enlightening as well as good at keeping my interest....it is fiction.
    The other one is by Laura Lippman......"And When She Was Good" Another fictional account of an abused, strong woman who became a Madam and then..........

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    The Girl on the Train is a must read for everyone! My only regret was that I bought it on my iPad, so I can't share it with ALL my friends! It is great, and keeps you guessing until the end.

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    I just read the Mystery of the Sheimeta by Johnathan Cahn. He talks about the Harbingers in that book also...Gives you a lot to think about...

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    I loved the Midford series of books by Jan Karon.. A PBS series would be great especially since we are coming up to the last season of Downton Abbey.

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    I'm reading "Four Blood Moons" on my Nook. Scary this book is about the coming of Christ and what takes place before he comes. What is happening today is what is in the Bible
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    I listened to the entire Maisie Dobbs mystery series by Jacqueline Winspear while sewing. The series is historical fiction. Wonderful

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    I am a science fiction reader so I read anything by Asimov, Heinlein, Norton, McCaffery (the old tried and true books - good stories) Also, my favorite set, which is not SF, the Lord of the Rings Trilogy preceded by the Hobbit by JRR Tolkein. I also like the cozy mysteries (fluff stuff): Crewel World Mysteries, Benny Harper, etc. But I also like to take an occasional foray into all kinds of genres.

    I haven't had time for a while for a good read, but am getting ready to go on a long flight/vacation so it is the perfect time to haul out an old friend to take with me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by M cubed View Post
    I am a science fiction reader so I read anything by Asimov, Heinlein, Norton, McCaffery (the old tried and true books - good stories)
    This is me, too, you've listed some of my favorites! Some other sci-fi authors that I love and you might also like (and probably already know about most of these) - Ben Bova (probably my #1 favorite), Larry Niven, Alastair Reynolds, David Brin, Jack McDevitt (he has 2 series going I like a lot), Allen Steele (some of his stuff is on the funny side), Arthur C. Clarke (loved the Rama series), Robert Charles Wilson, & John Scalzi, off the top of my head. (Leaving out all the obvious classics like Vonnegut, Zelazny, Bradbury, etc.)

    And then on the Fantasy side, S.M.Stirling is a recent find for me; just binge-read 20 of his books and can't wait for more to come out. Also love Brandon Sanderson, Patrick Rothfuss, Rob Thurman, Peter V. Brett, Robert Jordan, George RR Martin, Jim Butcher, Kevin Hearne, L.E. Modesitt Jr., and Jack Whyte. (Again, leaving out a lot of the classics)

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    I'm on my second reading of Voyager by Diana Gabaldon. This is book three of an eight-part series, and several have been on the NY Times bestseller list in first place. They have won other awards, too. There are additional "side" books that support the series. I have read every word, and there are many, believe me. It's worth the reading and the re-reading. IMHO, these books are the BEST historical fiction, actually the very best fiction, I've ever read. The television show on Starz helps flesh them out, but does change a few things. Still, both books and show are excellent and I recommend them highly. They are better, by far, than many other books I've read, and I am a lifelong dedicated reader.

    One can buy a DVD or Blu-ray recording of the first eight shows, and soon, the rest of the first season.
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    I misspoke earlier....."In the Name of Honor" is by Richard North Patterson not Nelson DeMille....sorry if I confused anyone.........The story is outstanding!!

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    i've been reading easy, can lay down, and pick back up anytime books right now. i've gone thru the jack reacher books. janet evan..... # series books. etc. just haven't found anything, i want to quit quilting for. easy reading for when i'm resting from quilting.

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