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Old 05-29-2011, 09:45 AM   #121
 
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Minutes to Midnight by Michael Dobbs. It's about the Cuban Missile Crisis. He tries to tell the story exactly as it happens. Really interesting.

I'm a history nerd so I mostly read non-fiction.

The last good fiction I read was Say You're One of Them by Uwen Akpan. It is a collection of five short stories depicting African children as they deal with life in parts of Africa that are war-torn and/or have been ravaged by poverty. It's very sad in parts, but Uwen Akpan is really a good writer.
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Old 06-03-2011, 04:12 AM   #122
 
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Boys Don't Cry by Malorie Blackman
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I just finished the second book in the series of the "The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency". It was called "Tears of The Giraffe". I enjoy these books, they are light without be fluff!
CurlyLaura, just out of curiosity, why are you reading "Wolf Hall" again? I finished it a few weeks ago.
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Old 06-07-2011, 11:05 AM   #124
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Enclave by Ann Aguirre
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The Redbreast by Jo Nesbo, a Norwegian writer. (There's a slash through the "o" in Jo but I don't know how to replicate it with my keyboard.)

Lots of history about the Eastern front during WWII.

Next up: Tent Life in Siberia from the 1920s.
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Old 06-08-2011, 01:51 PM   #126
 
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Currently listening to the audio version of Treasure Island, in addition to reading the above mentioned books.

It's friggin' great!
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I just finished the second book in the series of the "The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency". It was called "Tears of The Giraffe". I enjoy these books, they are light without be fluff!
CurlyLaura, just out of curiosity, why are you reading "Wolf Hall" again? I finished it a few weeks ago.
I dunno, just felt like it I guess. Also I found some of the narrative a bit jumpy. I'm finding stuff I missed last time. It's definitely a book that can be read over and over. I've got one of the authors other books set during the French revolution. I can't remember what it's called, but I think that might be my next read.
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Old 06-15-2011, 08:45 AM   #129
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I really liked it! I mean, I've been into dystopian stuff lately, but still... I thought it was quite good.
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Lately I've been hooked on the Yada Yada Prayer Group series by Neta Jackson!
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Old 07-11-2011, 12:59 PM   #131
 
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Finally read "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo." Now I need to read the others in the series!
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Old 07-26-2011, 01:24 PM   #132
 
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A Place Of Greater Safety by Hilary Mantel.

It took a while to get into it but I'm really enjoying it. I want to get Fludd by the same author.
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I just finished The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein. It was fantastic and I highly recommend it for dog lovers, but really for just about anyone.
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Old 08-01-2011, 10:57 AM   #134
 
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Cutting For Stone by Abraham Verghese

Excellent. Anyone else read it?
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Old 09-07-2011, 09:15 AM   #135
 
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I just finished the Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins and I am currently reading Love the one you're with by Emily Giffin. Both are good but The Hunger Games is much more entertaining.

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Old 09-07-2011, 09:23 AM   #136
 
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Berlin at War by Roger Moorhouse about the lives of ordinary Germans in Hitler's Germany.

I'm a history major so i tend to read only academically based history texts
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Old 10-15-2011, 06:49 PM   #137
 
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I'm currently reading Homer's Odyssey: A Fearless Feline Tale, or How I Learned about Love and Life with a Blind Wonder Cat by Gwen Cooper. It is a wonderful, true story, and I highly recommend it for cat lovers, and for anyone who just wants to read a happy book.
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Old 10-18-2011, 12:25 PM   #138
 
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Justice at Nuremberg by Robert E. Conot
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Oryx and Crake - Margaret Atwood

I was never a scienfiction fan but this is a great interesting novel!
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Currently reading the Immortal Life of Henretta Lacks.

It's basically the story of this poor black woman who died of cervical cancer...but johns Hopkins university medical school kept some of the cells from her tumor...cells that have pretty much been used to cure several diseases. Her family and estate have never been compensated. Matter of fact, her family didn't even know the university was using her cells in research until some one leaked her medical information to the media.


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