Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Your Turn

Reading recommendation for this summer.

34 comments:

DavidHowesCREBroker said...

The Mueller Report!

=)

Intriguing read!

J said...

Martin Gardner.

Gator said...

Pretty Girls....Don't let the title fool you, it's very dark but it will hold your attention.

Jennifer said...

I have a huge stack of Stephen King's. Last summer I read It and The Shining.

Dena said...

The audio version of the Beastie Boys book is amazing, and you don't have to be a huge fan of the band to enjoy it - it has a great cast. I also really liked Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro and The Nix by Nathan Hill.

Do Tell said...

I don't want to repeat my previous recommendations, but i just ordered "I, Fatty" by Jerry Stahl, which is a novel presented as an autobiography of Fatty Arbuckle. I'm looking forward to it, I think it'll be good reading.

Also ordered a Stevie Nicks bio, "Gold Dust Woman".

Dena said...

Oh and Mrs. Fletcher by Tom Perotta which is going to be an HBO series.

cheesegrater15 said...

Good Omens. Great miniseries and an excellent book.

Flashy Vic said...

No one can go wrong at anytime by reading any of the 'Flashman' novels. Especially if you like a take on 19th century history.

Or Terry Pratchett's discworld books if you like a bit of fantasy. Not all of them are good, a few aren't, but there's over thirty of them and far more hits than misses. And when they do hit they're bullseye's.

I particularly recommend the 'city guard', 'death' and 'Tiffany Aching' discworld novels. It's a crime there hasn't been a major Discworld movie. Especially the City Guards or of the young shepherdess Tiffany Aching and her tiny psychotic blue fairy bodyguards.

Do Tell said...

I wish I had a solid three week block in which all I had to do was sit on a beach or by a pool and catch up on my reading.

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riffer73 said...

The Splintered Empires: The Eastern Front 1917-21 by Prit Buttar

Lol! That's actually the last book I finished.

Flashy Vic said...

Hah Riffer! I've actually read that!😎

A. said...

The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle.

Super Comic Fun Time! said...

I never seem to stop reading. I've been buying up almost anything I can find from Parker Press, though I think I have enough to keep reading for the next 18 months at this point.

On vacation, I will probably choose some classic comic book. Last year I took John Byrne's Man of Steel on vacation with me and it was great.

This year I think I will take Jim Starlin's Cosmic Odyssey or one of his other collections I picked up at HPB.

I also have Pet Semintary on Audible but I haven't been as interested in listening to books of late.

Jennifer said...

@A
I've read The Power of Now twice and listened to the audio book probably twenty times! It's helpful.

Nosey Parker said...

If you're into 60's/70's classic rock...

Weird Scenes Inside the Canyon - David McGowan

Weekittylass said...

@Flashy my brother loves the Flashman series and has been trying to get me to read them. Maybe I will give it a go. My current book is 2 months old and I’m only up topage 155. Time is an issue and when I do read in bed, I am asleep within five minutes.

Flashy Vic said...

@weekittylass.

I'd recommend Flashman at the Charge - his claimed involvement in the Charge of the Light Brigade and it's aftermath.

Flash for Freedom - where after being framed for cheating at cards he both runs slaves into New Orleans on a slaver and smuggles them to freedom with the underground railroad. Neither of those voluntarily or with any enthusiasm.

Flashman and the Great Game - sent by the prime minister to India to thwart the Great Mutiny, he fails utterly.

Flashman and the Dragon - while smuggling opium into China he get extremely reluctantly involved in the insane Taiping Rebellion (second most bloody conflict in human history after WW2, and all because a young drunk failed his civil service entrance exam, took the head staggers as a result and thought he was the younger brother of Jesus. All of that is fucking true. A few year's later? 30m dead) and becomes the male concubine to the young sadistic Empress of China.


All of the books allude to past books but the legendary footnote and historical detail mean that all the books are perfect stand alone reads.


Where do you think the Flashy in Flashy Vic comes from?

Moose said...

“On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous”, by Ocean Vuong. Beautifully written, heartbreakingly sad, and finally, redemptive as all get out. I loved this book.

OKay said...

Who the fuck has time to read books anymore?

Guest777 said...

Scenes from laurel canyon by Dave McGowan
The Adam and Eve Story: a history of cataclysm's by chance thomas

Junebug said...

My beach read this year was Where the Crawdads Sing - Delia Owens. I think hubby would enjoy the Flashman Series. Thanks for that recommendation, Flashy.

HeatherBee said...

I always recommend A Confederacy of Dunces. It’s not a “summer read”, but it’s a great book. It is laugh out loud funny..

HeatherBee said...

Also, as a great modern author, I would recommend John Irving.

rabbit said...

Vacationland

Freebird said...

Same.

AListDiva said...

Where'd you go Bernadette by Maria Semple is great! You can read it before the movie with Cate Blacnhett and Kristen Wiig comes out!

Jen said...

I just finished Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate. A fictional story surrounding the real life horror of child abduction, pedophilia and murder at the hands of Georgia Tann. She was the woman who was in charge of the Tennessee Children's Home Society, and reportedly kidnapped 1000's of children over 30 years to sell to rich people. While she was considered by many (including Eleanor Roosevelt) to be the mother of adoption, she was HORRIBLE! Many children who were not "perfect" were murdered; others were molested and abused. The POS was never prosecuted because she died of cancer. This is such a heartbreaking story.

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YummyBoogers said...

Brave New World by Aldous Huxley.

Animal Farm by George Orwell.

Woke: A Guide to Social Justice by Titania McGrath.

YummyBoogers said...

Omg Confederacy of Dunces is one of my all-time faves! I laugh out loud every time I re-read it like it's the first time all over again. :)

James Howlett said...

Phillip K. Dick anything and everything
Metro 2033 series is a trip

DarylsBigFan said...

Richard Dolan: AD After Disclosure
Scott Ramsey: Aztec UFO Incident
Annie Jacobsen: Area 51 An Uncensored History

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