What's Everybody Been Reading?

Magellan

Member
I'm looking for some new books so let us know what you're reading, how you're liking it and whether we should check it out.

To start us off I'm getting back into fantasy and I've read Traitor's Blade, the first book from The Greatcoats trilogy. It doesn't break much new ground but I really liked it - great chemistry between the characters, exciting pace and witty writing - alotta fun overall.

Currently I'm reading Rothfuss's The Name of the Wind which I'm enjoying so far, probably too early to give any criticism.

Over to you!
 
I am reading the Cal Leandros series from Rob Thurman for what has to be the hundredth time. I love the books so much I bought them and they are already falling apart in some places from reading then so many times : ) I highly recommend it. its action-filled, the characters rock and are written great, the fantasy is a bit dark-ish but I love it. Well ok maybe books 7 and 8 aren't as great anymore but up till there they are definitely worth reading. :)
 

TJByrum

Varan Adventurer
Was reading I Rode with Jeb Stuart: The Life and Campaigns of Major General J.E.B. Stuart, but then stopped in favor if reading The Mammoth Book of Celtic Myths and Legends.
 

Naggrahn

Cackling Devil
I figured I would include a book that I have started recently. I have not gotten very far with it yet. It is called "Gardens of the Moon" and it is book one of the Malazan series. It was recommended to me by my father who is an insane book reader, reading the thickest of books in about a weeks time. He recommended it to me for its vivid detail of the world of Malazan as well as the countries and nations that occupy its vast lands.
 

Alecto

From the Blood of the Sky
Man, I just finished Dark Matter by Blake Couch recently and it was fantastic. There's a whole lot of the many-world theory - so if you like this type of stuff, I would recommend reading this. The story itself was as dark as it was funny. Like the situation the protagonist finds himself in, dark stuff right there - made me question what even is life for a couple of hours after reading it, but at the same time, it's also hilarious because of the same situation and how the protagonist handles it. Or maybe I'm just really weird because I found it hilarious, I don't know. Good book, though. 10/10 would recommend.

I also finished John Grisham's The Runaway Jury recently - I'm going through his works right now, but yeah, it was a pretty interesting read. Legal thriller, as is the majority of his works. Not as fun or thrilling as Sidney Sheldon's works - Sheldon pretty much ruined every single book for me. The man knew how to write and I just can't help but compare everything to his now, haha. But yeah, back to the book, the reveal at the end was pretty nice, I mean there were warning signs everywhere, but the long con the protagonists were playing was pretty nice and elaborate.
 

Blueberry

Member
IT, as well as an analytical evaluation of the nature of Violence which also happens to be the name of the novel.
 

Dashmiel

Bearly In Charge
Administrator
Nexus GM
Currently I'm reading Rothfuss's The Name of the Wind which I'm enjoying so far, probably too early to give any criticism.
I envy you. I wish I could read that for the first time over again. Easily one of my favorite series of any genre. You'll be in good company once you get through it's sequel and join the rest of readers dying for the next one.

Back to the topic of what I'm currently reading, I've decided to reread some of my old sci-fi Kindle stuff, and I'm currently reading through the Spinward Fringe series by Randolph Lalonde.

They're pretty entertaining space-opera sci-fi, with plenty of nods to actual science but still keeping things short of 'hard' sci-fi territory. Where they shine is in the connections between characters (and embracing all the appropriate cliches without trying to justify them).

In many ways, it feels like reading a TV show, somewhere between Star Trek and Stargate SGI. Perfect for entertainment and absolutely not pretending to do anything else.
 

Sockz

Insomniac
Mentor
Benefactor
I used to read a ton back in high school but when I started college I stopped. I to start reading again this week and I'm just about finished my first book Throne of Glass by Sarah J.Maas.
 

Emory

Well-Known Member
Well, since I read multiple books at a time (which is really not a good habit) I’m currently reading Infinite Jest, Catch-22, and House of Leaves.
 

Sark

Im-im-impossible!!
Well, since I read multiple books at a time (which is really not a good habit) I’m currently reading Infinite Jest, Catch-22, and House of Leaves.
I've been meaning to start Catch 22 for so long- how are you finding it so far?

Reading multiple books at once is pretty much my thing. I'm reading Around the World in 80 Days, Phasma, 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, Casino Royale and Wonder- all really different books, so lucky I don't get plot threads confused
 

Emory

Well-Known Member
I've been meaning to start Catch 22 for so long- how are you finding it so far?

Reading multiple books at once is pretty much my thing. I'm reading Around the World in 80 Days, Phasma, 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, Casino Royale and Wonder- all really different books, so lucky I don't get plot threads confused
I read Catch 22 in school (not for school just in school) so I’m taking longer than I normally would but I’m finding it pretty interesting. I enjoy the unique format the plot follows (its rather disjointed) and it’s quite funny at times.
 

Sark

Im-im-impossible!!
I read Catch 22 in school (not for school just in school) so I’m taking longer than I normally would but I’m finding it pretty interesting. I enjoy the unique format the plot follows (its rather disjointed) and it’s quite funny at times.
Sounds like I should go out and grab a copy then- the last time I was out book shopping I was weighing up whether to grab that or 1984 (another great read, so it wasn't a total loss judging by what I've read so far).

I remember having to analyze the sentence structure and motives behind the grounding scene in my final pre-grad exam, and it was a killer. It was the kind of multi-choice question in which every answer felt like it was correct, and everyone was salty that they wanted us to break down a literal paradox
 

Emory

Well-Known Member
Sounds like I should go out and grab a copy then- the last time I was out book shopping I was weighing up whether to grab that or 1984 (another great read, so it wasn't a total loss judging by what I've read so far).

I remember having to analyze the sentence structure and motives behind the grounding scene in my final pre-grad exam, and it was a killer. It was the kind of multi-choice question in which every answer felt like it was correct, and everyone was salty that they wanted us to break down a literal paradox
Ooo 1984 is on my Goodreads list. I have way too many books I want to read though. Last week I went to Barnes and Noble and spent $125 in gift cards and $70 in cash o_O
 

Sark

Im-im-impossible!!
Ooo 1984 is on my Goodreads list. I have way too many books I want to read though. Last week I went to Barnes and Noble and spent $125 in gift cards and $70 in cash o_O
Legit that's great- a lot of the time I break down my paycheck into how many books I can buy with it. My to-read list is currently 6 pages long on word, so the struggle is real
 

Wendy

Member
I read a book called The other Alice a while ago. From the cover, relatively short length (was it about 300 pages, can't remember) and blurb I assumed it was more of a book for children/preteens and teens. And it kind of was, the text and vocabulary were quite simple, but I really enjoyed the plot and the characters. The book is about a writer whose characters come to life, and I thought it was an interesting concept and a well written book. Because of it's shortness it's quite a quick read, so I definitely recommend it.
 

The Overlord Bear

Always An Artist-in-Training
Been reading stories from The Farthest Shore, a local fantasy short story anthology in English, for Non-Realist Fiction Writing class in my university. So far, I've found lots of feels through reading Nikki Alfar's "EmberWild" and Paolo V. Chikiamco's "Siege of Silence."
 

Red Coil

Energy Storage
Lately, I haven't been reading anything "fun"...well, I like what I've been reading, but it's been things of a strictly academic nature.

I really want to read "Man's Search for Meaning" by Viktor E. Frankl (it's been sitting on my desk for two weeks now).
 

cassidy

california gorl
i’ve been reading christine by stephen king! i’m not too far into yet, but i love king’s work, so i’m sure it will be good. at the moment, it’s excellent. it was recommended to me (and loaned) by a close friend of mine who reads a lot—which basically means it’s going to be wonderful. if you don’t read christine, stephen king has lots of other amazing work. rose madder was also recommended to me by her, although i haven’t read it quite yet.
 

The_Dujke

Woosh, you have anal cancer.
I've been mostly reading books written by H.P. Lovecraft as of lately. There is so much disturbing and mind-bending content in them, it's crazy. The horror at Red Hook, The colour out of space, Call of Cthulhu, Celephais,...
 
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