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Postby Vivica (13404458) » Mon Oct 12, 2020 5:35 pm

My friend and I started a two-person book club where we take turns picking and buying books we're gonna read together and discussing it as we go along. We just finished One of Us Is Lying which was basically a cross between The Breakfast Club and Pretty Little Liars. :haha: It was enjoyable, though! We're gonna be reading the sequel next but I'm looking toward the future and I'm curious as to what y'all are reading so maybe it'll get some ideas of what we'll read after we finish the sequel. :)

I'm a huge sucker for Young Adult novels. Also, anything dystopian, fantasy, or horror, too. :haha:

Anyway, yeah! Lmk what you're reading, what you've read lately, your favorite books and authors, etc.

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Re: What are you currently reading?

Postby Richford (3429282) » Tue Oct 13, 2020 11:32 am

Just a lot of research articles and textbooks. A lot if it is interesting, but I just want a break sometimes! :'(
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Postby Nightcrawler (126579776) » Tue Oct 13, 2020 11:39 am

I'm rereading Wild At Heart by John Eldridge. That's my brainy answer so I'll look smart. :haha:

But I'm also reading my favorite trash - fantasy adventure novels. I'm into the Shanarra series (currently in The Elfstones of Shanarra) by Terry Brooks at the moment. After watching the made for tv series, I've decided to go back and re-read the books. It's been 15 years, so they are fresh again.

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Re: What are you currently reading?

Postby Always (112546669) » Wed Oct 14, 2020 12:31 pm

Im currently reading "The catcher in the Rye" (D.J. Salinger). Im reading it translated to spanish (the name in spanish is "El Guardián entre el Centeno") and im also looking on the internet for the original english version so I can learn words and compare the original text and the translation. I can say im having a nice time and laughing a lot with Holden Caulfield sayings, seems he curses a lot, cool guy lol
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Re: What are you currently reading?

Postby Dana (129173078) » Wed Oct 14, 2020 1:42 pm

I’m currently reading the Vampire Lestat as well as the Percy Jackson & the Olympians series(which was my favorite as a kid) just for giggles.
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Re: What are you currently reading?

Postby Quarantined Mata (13429328) » Wed Oct 14, 2020 10:47 pm

"La felicidad de los perros del terremoto" by Gabriel Rodríguez Liceaga. The title translates into something like "The Happiness in the Dogs After the Earthquake". It's about a publicity stunt gone wrong.

Also, tonight I'm gonna start "The Artist's Way" by Julia Cameron.
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Re: What are you currently reading?

Postby Jennifer (108689685) » Thu Oct 15, 2020 12:07 am

I'm reading Jacob by Jacuelyn Frank, it's the first book in her Nightwalkers series. It's paranormal smutt cuz that's how I roll. :haha: :D
I read them forever ago, and decided I'd read them again. Fall is my favorite time to read. :heart:
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Re: What are you currently reading?

Postby Vivica (13404458) » Thu Oct 15, 2020 10:35 am

Richford (3429282) wrote:Just a lot of research articles and textbooks. A lot if it is interesting, but I just want a break sometimes! :'(


Breaks are nice! You know what they say, all work and no play... :haha:

Chili Toots (126579776) wrote:I'm rereading Wild At Heart by John Eldridge. That's my brainy answer so I'll look smart. :haha:

But I'm also reading my favorite trash - fantasy adventure novels. I'm into the Shanarra series (currently in The Elfstones of Shanarra) by Terry Brooks at the moment. After watching the made for tv series, I've decided to go back and re-read the books. It's been 15 years, so they are fresh again.

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I watched the Shanarra series but I've never read the books! Might have to add them to my list. :)

Always (112546669) wrote:Im currently reading "The catcher in the Rye" (D.J. Salinger). Im reading it translated to spanish (the name in spanish is "El Guardián entre el Centeno") and im also looking on the internet for the original english version so I can learn words and compare the original text and the translation. I can say im having a nice time and laughing a lot with Holden Caulfield sayings, seems he curses a lot, cool guy lol


I haven't read The Catcher In The Rye in years, but it's a good book! :) :heart:
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Re: What are you currently reading?

Postby Vivica (13404458) » Thu Oct 15, 2020 10:41 am

MsPhantom (129173078) wrote:I’m currently reading the Vampire Lestat as well as the Percy Jackson & the Olympians series(which was my favorite as a kid) just for giggles.


I haven't read a good vampire book in awhile. I think I got a little turned off of vampires after Twilight happened. :haha: No offense to Twilight fans... lol. I thought about reading The Vampire Diaries because I did enjoy the show. Might pick up the Vampire Lestat, too. :)

I've also never read the Percy Jackson series! I watched the movie but I'm sure it did it no justice. :haha: :drink:

Quarantined Mata (13429328) wrote:"La felicidad de los perros del terremoto" by Gabriel Rodríguez Liceaga. The title translates into something like "The Happiness in the Dogs After the Earthquake". It's about a publicity stunt gone wrong.

Also, tonight I'm gonna start "The Artist's Way" by Julia Cameron.


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I've been feeling a little creatively stuck as of late so The Artist's Way sounds pretty enticing at the moment. :heart:

Jennifer (108689685) wrote:I'm reading Jacob by Jacuelyn Frank, it's the first book in her Nightwalkers series. It's paranormal smutt cuz that's how I roll. :haha: :D
I read them forever ago, and decided I'd read them again. Fall is my favorite time to read. :heart:


Nothing wrong with paranormal smut! Gosh, it's embarassing to admit but I adore bad boy meets/falls for good girl smut, lol. :love: Guilty pleasures ftw!
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Re: What are you currently reading?

Postby Pinkylola (235554) » Thu Oct 15, 2020 9:38 pm

Trans-formation of America by Mark Phillips (almost done) and Behold a pale horse Milton William Cooper I go back and forth between this two.
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Re: What are you currently reading?

Postby Vivica (13404458) » Thu Oct 15, 2020 10:17 pm

Pinkylola (235554) wrote:Trans-formation of America by Mark Phillips (almost done) and Behold a pale Milton William Cooper I go back and forth between this two.


Trans-formation of America sounds right up my alley. I love stuff like that. I'll check it out! :love: :heart:
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Re: What are you currently reading?

Postby Dana (129173078) » Fri Oct 16, 2020 5:18 pm

Vivica (13404458) wrote:
MsPhantom (129173078) wrote:I’m currently reading the Vampire Lestat as well as the Percy Jackson & the Olympians series(which was my favorite as a kid) just for giggles.


I haven't read a good vampire book in awhile. I think I got a little turned off of vampires after Twilight happened. :haha: No offense to Twilight fans... lol. I thought about reading The Vampire Diaries because I did enjoy the show. Might pick up the Vampire Lestat, too. :)

I've also never read the Percy Jackson series! I watched the movie but I'm sure it did it no justice. :haha: :drink:



It’s a prequel to Interview With the Vampire. I really enjoyed the first book and thought it was written beautifully. I am halfway through the Vampire Lestat and I really like it.
The Percy Jackson books were my favorite thing when I was younger. I read them in 6th grade and I carried those books with me everywhere. No matter how loud my classmates were being around me, once I started reading everything else was tuned out and I became so invested in the story. The movies were so disappointing. It deviates from the original story so much. Entire important plot points and characters are completely omitted from the original book and changed in the movie. You should definitely check out the books for an easy and fun read.
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Re: What are you currently reading?

Postby Vivica (13404458) » Fri Oct 16, 2020 5:30 pm

MsPhantom (129173078) wrote:
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MsPhantom (129173078) wrote:I’m currently reading the Vampire Lestat as well as the Percy Jackson & the Olympians series(which was my favorite as a kid) just for giggles.


I haven't read a good vampire book in awhile. I think I got a little turned off of vampires after Twilight happened. :haha: No offense to Twilight fans... lol. I thought about reading The Vampire Diaries because I did enjoy the show. Might pick up the Vampire Lestat, too. :)

I've also never read the Percy Jackson series! I watched the movie but I'm sure it did it no justice. :haha: :drink:



It’s a prequel to Interview With the Vampire. I really enjoyed the first book and thought it was written beautifully. I am halfway through the Vampire Lestat and I really like it.
The Percy Jackson books were my favorite thing when I was younger. I read them in 6th grade and I carried those books with me everywhere. No matter how loud my classmates were being around me, once I started reading everything else was tuned out and I became so invested in the story. The movies were so disappointing. It deviates from the original story so much. Entire important plot points and characters are completely omitted from the original book and changed in the movie. You should definitely check out the books for an easy and fun read.


I definitely will be checking them out, for sure! I thought the movie was cute but I felt it lacked a lot, even though I had never read the books previously, it just felt like it. I think a lot of movie adaptions turn out bad, tbh. Miss Peregrine's movie was so boring but I loved the book. Harry Potter movies were decent but they still did the books no justice. Divergent, Hunger Games... I enjoyed both of them as books more than I did the movies, even though Jennifer Lawerence was great as Katniss. :haha:
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Re: What are you currently reading?

Postby Cookie Monster (4327680) » Fri Oct 16, 2020 6:24 pm

This is my favorite dystopian series. https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/11044367-taken

Easy read and interesting dystopian: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/157 ... his-i-know

If you like humorous detectivey stuff, you already know about Stephanie Plum. The Spellman Series is also great; sadly only five books: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/129 ... lman_Files

YA:

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/379 ... s-daughter

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/849 ... y-daughter

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/322 ... e_Oleander

Random good books that I rated 5* on GoodReads:

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/103 ... o-to-sleep

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/271 ... oyal-nanny

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/556602.Sarah_s_Key

"Old" but good, several are the types of novels that follow families or friends through decades:

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/133 ... d_You_Made

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/419 ... of_Friends

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1711588.Dirt_Rich

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/559758.Queenie

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1051403.Roommates

I love series. Favorite of all time is the Savannah series by Eugenia Price (Historical Fiction), Harry Bosch series, Phillipa Gregory series...

I'm sure you know Sarah Dessen, Jennifer Echols, and Jenny Han for YA.

Not saying which unless you'd like me too, but one of the 5* list has a plot twist I never saw coming, and that's rare.
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Re: What are you currently reading?

Postby Vivica (13404458) » Fri Oct 16, 2020 6:30 pm

Chris (4327680) wrote:This is my favorite dystopian series. https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/11044367-taken

Easy read and interesting dystopian: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/157 ... his-i-know

If you like humorous detectivey stuff, you already know about Stephanie Plum. The Spellman Series is also great; sadly only five books: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/129 ... lman_Files

YA:

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/379 ... s-daughter

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/849 ... y-daughter

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/322 ... e_Oleander

Random good books that I rated 5* on GoodReads:

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/103 ... o-to-sleep

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/271 ... oyal-nanny

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/556602.Sarah_s_Key

"Old" but good, several are the types of novels that follow families or friends through decades:

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/133 ... d_You_Made

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/419 ... of_Friends

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1711588.Dirt_Rich

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/559758.Queenie

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1051403.Roommates

I love series. Favorite of all time is the Savannah series by Eugenia Price (Historical Fiction), Harry Bosch series, Phillipa Gregory series...

I'm sure you know Sarah Dessen, Jennifer Echols, and Jenny Han for YA.

Not saying which unless you'd like me too, but one of the 5* list has a plot twist I never saw coming, and that's rare.


Holy ****! Thank you SO much for this list! I appreciate the time you took to give me some recommendations! :)

Yes, please tell me which 5* one has the plot twist! I love me some good plot twists. :drink:
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Re: What are you currently reading?

Postby Cookie Monster (4327680) » Fri Oct 16, 2020 7:40 pm

You’re very welcome. Love reading, obviously. :)

The first one has the plot twist: Before I Go To Sleep

Also just saw this free on Reddit if you do ebooks.

https://www.amazon.com/Happenstance-Col ... B08HRC3Z4Z
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Re: What are you currently reading?

Postby Vivica (13404458) » Fri Oct 16, 2020 8:54 pm

Chris (4327680) wrote:You’re very welcome. Love reading, obviously. :)

The first one has the plot twist: Before I Go To Sleep

Also just saw this free on Reddit if you do ebooks.

https://www.amazon.com/Happenstance-Col ... B08HRC3Z4Z


Thank you! I prefer physical copies, but I'm not opposed to ebooks, so I'll definitely grab that since it's free! :)
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Re: What are you currently reading?

Postby Sara YoVirgo (111817121) » Tue Oct 20, 2020 7:43 pm

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Postby McKinley (6077295) » Fri Oct 23, 2020 10:31 pm

I have started the Shannara series by Terry Brooks. I started out with Running With The Demon.
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The Bible... Decided to read it again...
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