Friday, June 22, 2018

Your Turn

Summer reading recommendation. 

41 comments:

Former CNN Anchor Candy Crowley said...

I call my printer Bob Marley, because it’s always jammin’

Brayson87 said...

The Wheel of Time series, you will never finish before Fall ;)

Unknown said...


Ill Will by Dan Chaon

Jeff said...

Life's That Way by Jim Beaver. I'm not ashamed to admit it made my hay fever act up something fierce. (If you've recently lost someone close you might want to wait a while before reading it, or not. YMMV.)

Boriqua said...

The Woman in the Window by A.J. Finn was a great read. :)

Do Tell said...

If you're into biographies, and Old Hollywood, "Clara Bow: Runnin' Wild" by David Stenn is a great one.

Lurky McLurkster said...

One Fish, Two Fish, Red fish, Blue Fish

Desi Derium said...

“S.” by Doug Dorst & JJ Abrams. Not an easy read (google it...), but one of the most brilliantly creative books that I’ve ever read!

Now! said...

John Dos Passos' "USA" Trilogy.

Remarkably contemporary for books written in 1930, 1932, and 1936.

Easy language, mostly quotes, in nice short sections for short attention spans.

Bits of real celebrities of the time, newspaper clippings, song lyrics.

You follow 12 characters all the way through.

Mildly lefty for people who like that kind of thing.

DDonna Tarttty said...

For the crew here, "Night Film" by Marisha Pessl is the best choice.

Trace said...

Ahh, I see that you're taste runs towards the Classics.

Trace said...

Aww, was sounding interesting, but alas, you lost me at "lefty".

Teachermom said...

Nighthunter by John Douglas. Just finished it and now my daughter is reading it. Will make you think deeply about the crazy people around you. John is the husband of a teacher I once worked with. She told me that when their kids would go on a date, he would make the date drink from a glass first and then would put the glass in a ziplock bag incase something happened to his daughter rand he needed proof. I can’t imagine working as a fbi profiler.

Unknown said...

It's got to be A Very Corporate Affair series by D A Latham

Unknown said...

Kama sutra Braille version

Former CNN Anchor Candy Crowley said...

Braille is a rather touchy subject, @Unknown.

SavoirFaire said...

Prose Edda

Spider Rico said...

If You have not read The Terror by Dan Simmons I highly recommend - better than the show.
Alienist by Caleb Carr.
Manhunt: The 12 Day Chase For Lincoln's Killer by James Swanson.
Blood Trails by Christopher Ronnau

erb said...

Woody Guthrie's Bound For Glory

Glue said...

Blink by Malcolm Gladwell

If you ever didn't listen to that "gut feeling" inside of you and later thought in frustration, "I should have listened to my gut!" Then this book is for you.

It will change your whole outlook on your own personal instincts and how to trust your instincts. The science behind it is not only interesting, but entertaining, as well. Malcolm is awesome. He's written other really good books, but this one stuck w/ me and taught me to always listen to my gut instinct no matter small or large.

HoneyRyder said...

Love seeing these recommendations. One of my favorite books for any time is Einstein’s Dreams by Alan Lightman. Never read any of Anthony Bourdain’s fiction and was surprised to learn he had a love for crime stories. Just started The Bobby Gold Stories.

Your Facebook Buddy said...

The Hunt, by Andrew Fukuda. I'll never understand why this isn't a bestseller, it's got mystery, danger, and damn fine writing.

CJ said...

If you are into non-fiction and current events, my highest recommendation for Secret Empires: How the American Political Class Hides Corruption and Enriches Family and Friends by Peter Schweizer. It covers the open blatant legally tolerated corruption of members of the U.S. Congress. It's an easy read, it's thoroughly sourced and documented, it covers members of both parties (well okay, most of the big-time crooks are Democrats but there are lots of Republicans, in particular an absolutely essential expose of Senator Mitch McConnell and his Chinese business connections), and it will surprise you no matter how jaded you think you are about politics. Seriously, if you haven't read this book you don't know what's going on.

Brayson87 said...

If you haven't read Dune, check it out. Frank Herbert has the best and darkest quotes.

malcam66 said...

Belinda Blinked.

cheesegrater15 said...

Anything by Erik Larson or Simon Winchester. I love Krakatoa or The Professor and the Madman by Winchester and In the Garden of Beasts or Devil in the White City by Larson.

Both are master storytellers when it comes to nonfiction.

RealRescuesDon'tDoThis said...

Brayson--have you read Brandon Sanderson's Oathbringer series? I am really enjoying it, and as he finished up the Wheel of Time series for Robert Jordan, his novels definitely run to the "long," side LOL.
Currently reading John Connolly's "Woman in the Woods," although one should start at the beginning of that series. I love detective mysteries with just a touch of the creepy, and as an Irish writer, I love the author's prose, on occasion.

Sara, Making It Work said...

I might read Amazing Quotes this summer, thanks for the recommendation! 🙃

#TEAMGEELJIRE CLASSIC said...

Occult Theocrasy, Edith Starr Miller, Vols 1 and 2

Allie said...

The Bible, and, The Sixth Day by Catherine Coulter.

DDonna Tarttty said...

Those books got Edith Starr Miller killed, be careful.

Justdanadane said...

Bad Men and Wicked Women - Eric Jerome Dickey

Unknown said...

the alchemists. Paolo coelho

Jennacheryl said...

Lean In, Girl wash your face and absolutely anything by Dorthea Benton Frank.

#TEAMGEELJIRE CLASSIC said...

Rand Al'Thor is Whiteguy McProtagonist in a way that out Terry Goodkinds Terry Goodkind and skirts delicately around soft Gor territory.

samechick said...

Plagued Book One - The girl who chased the shadows.

Perfect beach read, quick and fun in a dime store novel way.

just sayin' said...

Unwifeable, by Mandy Stadtmiller.

it took forever said...

A kinght in Shinig Armour - historical romance jude devereaux
Ransom- Julie Garwood- historical romance
The Prize -Garwood- historical romance

gfbcpa said...

Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman

Manuél Bun said...

James Ellroy's L.A. Quartet books(L.A. Confidential is one) are the most CDAN crime novels ever, and, no, that does not apply to Ellroy's grasp of grammar, basic sentence structure, and paragraph usage. English is his first language;^)

Katie said...

House of Leaves by Mark Z. Danielewski - one of the most creative, creepiest, coolest books I've ever read. Read the physical copy, not an e-book version.

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