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#2195998 - 10/19/18 07:19 PM Re: What are you reading? (2018) Q
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Red War - the new Mitch Rapp book by Kyle Mills (took over the series after the death of Vince Flynn)

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#2196102 - 10/22/18 06:49 PM Re: What are you reading? (2018) Q
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House of Leaves - Mark Z. Danielewski
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#2196218 - 10/23/18 05:13 PM Re: What are you reading? (2018) Q
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I'm looking for book club picks that are a cut above the gothic romance/cosy level of reading but that aren't too long or serious. We're all definitely in the mood for lighter and/or shorter books that don't make you feel depressed at the end. Any suggestions?

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#2196245 - 10/23/18 07:53 PM Re: What are you reading? (2018) Q
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anything by Carl Hiassen...he has quirky characters that are funny as heck...and while Erma Bombeck is an older author, her books were pretty funny as well...
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#2196266 - 10/23/18 09:31 PM Re: What are you reading? (2018) DEL
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I'm looking for book club picks that are a cut above the gothic romance/cosy level of reading but that aren't too long or serious. We're all definitely in the mood for lighter and/or shorter books that don't make you feel depressed at the end. Any suggestions?


We read "What Alice Forgot" which a lot of people really enjoyed (it wasn't my favorite.) Also, we read "The Keeper of Lost Things" which I think everyone liked a lot.
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#2196268 - 10/23/18 09:49 PM Re: What are you reading? (2018) Q
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I read "The Woman in White" because PBS is currently airing a new adaptation of the book. Originally published serially in 1859 and then as a novel in 1860. Interesting read, a bit hard to follow in some places.
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#2196278 - 10/24/18 12:32 PM Re: What are you reading? (2018) Q
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Did y'all watch the finale of The Great American Read last night? I was honestly expecting Harry Potter to win, though I think the actual winner is a better choice. Some books went out at lower 'scores' than I thought they would (Game of Thrones in particular.)
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#2196326 - 10/24/18 04:56 PM Re: What are you reading? (2018) Q
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FINALLY ABOVE the gnat line
Don't say - will be watching it at lunch today!
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#2196351 - 10/24/18 06:19 PM Re: What are you reading? (2018) Q
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FINALLY ABOVE the gnat line
Well, I've read all but 2 in the top 25 and thoroughly agree with #1.
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#2196582 - 10/26/18 05:11 PM Re: What are you reading? (2018) StevenD
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Thanks all for your suggestions! I'll look into them.

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#2196668 - 10/29/18 02:22 PM Re: What are you reading? (2018) Q
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Pulling people out of the ditc...
Retribution - David Hagberg
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#2196676 - 10/29/18 02:52 PM Re: What are you reading? (2018) Q
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Breeder's Cup PP's (past performances).
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#2197437 - 11/06/18 05:07 PM Re: What are you reading? (2018) Q
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Finally finished House of Leaves. I still don't know what to make of the book. Now I am reading Y is for Yesterday, Sue Grafton's last book before her passing.
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#2197442 - 11/06/18 05:54 PM Re: What are you reading? (2018) Q
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OldTyme - I started re-reading all of her novels after she passed away and getting ready to start on 'M is for Malice'.
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#2197463 - 11/06/18 07:21 PM Re: What are you reading? (2018) Q
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Bloody Sunday - Ben Coes, a Dewey Andreas novel...highly recommended series
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#2197468 - 11/06/18 07:42 PM Re: What are you reading? (2018) Skittles
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Skittles - I have read them all and it is sad to know that I won't see another, but she didn't want anyone else to continue the series.
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#2197475 - 11/06/18 07:59 PM Re: What are you reading? (2018) OldeTymeBanker
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Skittles - I have read them all and it is sad to know that I won't see another, but she didn't want anyone else to continue the series.


when her heirs realize the amount of money they left on the table they'll get a ghost writer to start them back up...
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#2197478 - 11/06/18 08:13 PM Re: What are you reading? (2018) Q
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Wouldn't there just be one more?
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#2197485 - 11/06/18 08:25 PM Re: What are you reading? (2018) Q
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Yes - unless she started on numbers after that. Ha!
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#2197495 - 11/06/18 08:49 PM Re: What are you reading? (2018) Q
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That would be like copying Stephanie Plum tho,.
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#2197508 - 11/06/18 09:29 PM Re: What are you reading? (2018) Q
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the Bourne novels have had a couple of different writers since Ludlum died. Vince Flynn has someone continuing his Mitch Rapp series. Clancy has someone writing his. WEB Griffin the same. I'm sure there are many others that the torch has been passed. Some the writing styles are similar and still worth the read, others not so much.
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#2197534 - 11/07/18 01:01 PM Re: What are you reading? (2018) RR Joker
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Or James Patterson....
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#2197558 - 11/07/18 03:09 PM Re: What are you reading? (2018) Q
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Just finished Dark Sacred Night, the latest Michael Connelly book.

He's easily my favorite author and in my opinion, the best police procedural/crime writer ever.

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#2255783 - 06/23/21 03:19 PM Re: What are you reading? (2018) Q
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Thought I'd revive this thread...

To Sleep in a Sea of Stars - Christopher Paolini. Futuristic Sci-fi. Aliens. Humans have moved on beyond Earth. Really enjoyed it. 800+ pages but reads quickly.
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#2255785 - 06/23/21 03:28 PM Re: What are you reading? (2018) Q
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Just finished Long Bright River by Liz Moore. Our bank started a mystery/suspense book club and that was the pick for June. I did enjoy it, but the subject matter is rough going.
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