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OT: I need a new book to download and read (Read 319 times)

MtnBikerChk


running is bad for you

    Read anything good lately?

     

    All of my life I avoided 2 things - running and reading.  I've started doing both in 2011.  Hope reading doesn't end up like my running.  Anyway.....

     

    Have you read anything good lately?  my tastes are kinda all over the place.....except for nonfiction.  I'm easily entertained.  I just finished Defending Jacob and the Maze Runner series.  But I've also read some borderline trashy stuff like Jill Mansell and Sophie Kinsella and of course 50 Shades.....

     

    Thanks!

     

    EDITED:

    Ok this is how we're going to keep track (and when I say we, I mean ME):

     

    Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand - downloaded and read 50 pages - not my thing

    The Brief Wonderous Life Life of Oscar Wao- Junot Diaz - unavailable at the online library

    The Book Thief - Just downloaded will start tonight

    Life of Pi

    11/22/63

    The Passage and The Twelve

    Wolf Hall and Bring up the Bodies

    The Dovekeepers

    Game of Throne Series

    Boys Life

    Confederacy of Dunces

    Gone Girl 

    Great Expectations

    11-22-63

    Hunger games - already read and loved

    Peach Keeper by Sarah Addison Allen

    George R. R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire series

    A Dance with Dragons

     

    The Passage

    The Twelve

    Wild by Cheryl Strayed

    The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh

    5 quarters of the Orange by Joanne Harris

    Seedfolks by Paul Fleischman

    Momentum is your Friend by Joe Kurmaskie

    Chocolat

    Girl With No Shadow

    Shot In The Heart by Mikal Gilmore

     

    Fool Moon by Jim Butcher

    Blasphemy by Douglas Preston

    Darkhouse by Karina Halle

    The Gods of Gotham by Lyndsay Faye

    Wool by Hugh Howey.

    Stephanie Plum series Janet Evanovich

    The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch

    Replica by Lexi Revellian

    Water for Elephants - read it - loved it

    His Dark Materials- Philip Pullman

     I, Cladius.

     Helter Skelter. 

     Bared to You by Sylvia Day.

    Schexy books.

    Dresden Files by Jim Butcher.

    Hypocrite in a Pouffy White Dress by Susan Jane Gilman

    Caravans by James Michener.

    Queen of the Damned by Anne Rice

    Sugar Barons

    Ken Follett's Pillars of the Earth 

    World Without End

    A Tale of Two Cities.

    Siddhartha.

    The Count of Monte Cristo.

    The Fountainhead.

    Wuthering Heights

    Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier

    Divergent,

    Insurgent.

     

     

    Authors

    Elizabeth George, Deborah Crombie, PD James, Peter Robinson, Val McDermid etc are excellent. For American authors in a similar genre, I like Michael Connelly  Faye and Jonathan Kellerman, John Sandford and Robert Crai, David Sedaris, Jane Austen,Diana Gabaldons,Edward Rutherfurd,James Patterson

     

    PHEW.  I'm gong to be busy!

    LRB


    Dreamer

      All of my life I avoided 2 things - running and reading.  

      That is a great line, and describes me perfectly!  I still don't read, but I write until the cows come home.  Go figure!

      "Training is not always fun, but it should always be rewarding."

        Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand. 

        The Brief Wonderous Life Life of Oscar Wao- Junot Diaz

         

        Two excellent books! 


        @runjerseygirl

          If you want to cross the line from borderline trashy to trashy, send me a PM and I'll give you some titles. I've got some good stuff. PS. 50 shades might pale in comparison. Just be warned.

          Do you even run?

            The Book Thief

            Life of Pi

            11/22/63

            The Passage and The Twelve

            Wolf Hall and Bring up the Bodies

            The Dovekeepers

            Game of Throne Series

            Boys Life

            Confederacy of Dunces

             

            Are some of my recent good reads. 

             

             

            Jan, Unbroken is in my TBR list. 


            Misty

              Ooh read Gone Girl! 

              Bless your heart.

              MJ5


              Chief Unicorn Officer

                I've actually been rereading some of the classics that I didn't enjoy in high school and college and finding them much more interesting and entertaining now.  I just finished Great Expectations and loved it.  

                Mile 5:49 - 5K 19:58 - 10K 43:06 - HM 1:36:54

                  Gone Girl is also on my want list!  I just can't pay $12.99 for an ebook... it was on sale on Amazon yesterday for 2.99, and I missed it.

                   

                  Have you read her other books?  Sharp Objects was very good, haven't read the other one though


                  Singer who doesn't run.

                    11-22-63 by Stephen King is turning out to be really good.  Don't tell me how it ends, though!

                    When it's all said and done, no one remembers how far we have run.  The only thing that matters is how we have loved.

                    MtnBikerChk


                    running is bad for you

                      Ooh read Gone Girl! 

                       

                      I actually put Gone Girl on my library hold list - there are only 325 people ahead of me - so I might break down and buy it!

                       

                      Ok, I'm starting in order from  your posts and going to read the synopsis and picking and choosing!  Starting with UNBROKEN.....

                       

                      Smile

                       

                      edited.....the library actually has Unbroken available so SNIP this one's first!!


                      Muddling through

                        I'm finishing up the Hunger Games Trilogy.

                         

                        Recently read Peach Keeper by Sarah Addison Allen. I've like all her books.

                        2014 Goals: Run first trail ultra, first 100K, and see what I can do in a 24-Hour race


                        Catleesi; mother of cats

                          George R. R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire series is excellent. I've been putting off finishing A Dance with Dragons because I don't know what I'll do with myself when it ends.

                          I like to run, and when I don't have a hernia I pick things up and put them down.

                          Jenven


                            The Book Thief

                             Double recommended. I just finished it.

                            Started C25K on 9/6/12. First 5K set for 1/13/13.


                            Canuck

                              Lots of good suggestions in here, recently I've read Gone Girl, The Passage and The Twelve and Unbroken and can recommend them all. 

                               

                              Do you have a particular genre you like?  I'm particularly fond of what I would call British police procedurals, so anything by Elizabeth George, Deborah Crombie, PD James, Peter Robinson, Val McDermid etc are excellent. For American authors in a similar genre, I like Michael Connelly  Faye and Jonathan Kellerman, John Sandford and Robert Crais.

                               

                              A Song of Ice and Fire (Game of Thrones series) and Hunger Games are great as well and a novel that I read a few years ago and really enjoyed is Shantaram.

                              PRs: 47:54 (10K); 1:46:36 (HM); 3:50:52 (FM)

                              Recovering from injured knee (PCL/Lateral Meniscus)

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