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Postby Hugo » Sun Jul 23, 2017 2:37 pm

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Just finished this, excellent book! Liane Moriarty is an Australian author who also wrote 'Big Little Lies' which HBO turned into a mini-series starring Nicole Kidman and Reese Witherspoon.
I finished Stendhal's Le Rouge et le Noir and now I'm currently reading:

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It's the first book I read about the ever-intriguing story of Henry VIII, not the most appealing writing style though.
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Postby BlueScorpion » Mon Sep 18, 2017 2:30 am

A very rare book these days from him. I have only started it, my first time reading a horror.

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Postby RayRay » Sun Sep 24, 2017 7:34 am

The last book I was really excited about is "Lion" about an Indian child getting lost.
Only five years old he can't find his way back home. He gets adopted and goes to Australia.
When he is 30 he finds his old home via Google Earth and goes back to India.
It is a true story. Amazing and read it twice. As soon as I finished it, I read it again.
Shared some tears as it really got to me.

There is also a film version with Nicole Kidman.
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Postby Benny » Sun Sep 24, 2017 8:29 am

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Read the first five pages, still 1163 pages to go! :lol:
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Postby Colbie » Sun Sep 24, 2017 11:52 am

13 Reasons Why
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Postby WEDway82 » Thu Sep 28, 2017 3:36 pm

Just finished The Rise and Fall of D.O.DO.

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A hefty tome, which was far too long for its own good. Ended up reading the last part on FFWD.

Clever premise though.
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Postby flopho » Fri Nov 24, 2017 8:00 pm

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Postby BehindBreakaway » Fri Nov 24, 2017 8:39 pm

Kathy Griffins first book!
3 months and I'm still sober, picked all my weeds but kept the flowers!
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Postby menime123 » Sat Nov 25, 2017 3:39 pm

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Start to finish in 2 hours, but an absolute joy. Such a shame she’s gone :(
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Postby RayRay » Sat Nov 25, 2017 11:18 pm

The new book by Dan Brown
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Postby JSparksFan » Sun Nov 26, 2017 7:58 pm

I recently finished reading this. As always, Baldwin's insight is genius.

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Postby MusicRecords » Sun Nov 26, 2017 8:36 pm

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Postby Thriller » Sun Nov 26, 2017 8:39 pm

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Postby MusicRecords » Sun Nov 26, 2017 8:41 pm

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Postby heppolo » Sat Dec 02, 2017 6:38 pm

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Postby cristy » Sun Dec 03, 2017 3:08 pm

Just got a new Kindle (after having my old one stolen) and I had a long weekend because of two bank holidays in Romania so I've been doing quite some reading.

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I have a thing for celebrity memoirs whenever I'm looking for a light read. Gabourey's was quite good. I knew she was witty and funny, but she really exceeded my expectations with this one. Plus she's had quite an interesting life (lots of interesting family dynamics and she worked as a phone sex operator) and all that makes for an interesting book.

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I've just started 'The Disaster Artist' in anticipation of the upcoming movie. I have also seen 'The Room' last week and it's fun to get some behind the scenes stories while everything is still fresh. I'm only three chapters in and so far it's okay but I'm a bit annoyed by how Greg Sestero presents himself. He's spending too much time trying to justify why he was involved in the movie ("Oh, I needed money.", "Oh, I never thought it would be released.") but it's his book so I guess I can't blame him for it.

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Leaving the best for last, 'Her Body and Other Parties' is a collection of short stories by Carmen Maria Machado and I am completely blown away by it. This is probably gonna end up being one of my favourite books this year. I can't even begin to describe this book. It blends so many things, from psychological realism to horror to comedy to feminism to queerness. The first story made me gasp 4 times and I wasn't even halfway through it.
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Postby Odyssey » Sun Dec 03, 2017 4:38 pm

Lost to the West: The Forgotten Byzantine Empire That Rescued Western Civilization
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A book about unjustly forgotten Byzantine Empire, I'm fascinated by it. People just don't talk or now enough about it. But for almost a thousand years it was the only bright light in the horrible dark middle age.
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Postby Gravity » Sun Dec 03, 2017 6:36 pm

"Sometimes We're Always Real Same-Same" by Mattox Roesch.

With every page it's becoming one of my favorite books ever.
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Postby SummerPeur » Wed Dec 27, 2017 10:12 pm

Can anyone suggest a good fantasy novel?

I usually love all of Robin hobb's books. So something that is similar would be perf.
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Postby Loose » Thu Dec 28, 2017 9:58 pm

Jane Fonda‘s bio My Life So Far
It's handled. (Olivia Pope)
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Postby Hugo » Thu Dec 28, 2017 11:13 pm

SummerPeur wrote:Can anyone suggest a good fantasy novel?

I usually love all of Robin hobb's books. So something that is similar would be perf.
Read Patrick Rothfuss.
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Postby Hugo » Sun Jan 14, 2018 10:51 pm

Just finished this... tears!!!

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Postby JSparksFan » Fri Feb 09, 2018 4:14 am

I saw cristy's recommendation, so I got this one a while ago and I'm 55% into the book now. Some stories are fantastic; others are a chore to get through, especially the Law & Order one. Still, it's definitely a book unlike any other I've read.

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Postby RayRay » Fri Feb 09, 2018 8:53 pm

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Postby SummerPeur » Sat Feb 10, 2018 6:25 am

Hugo wrote:
SummerPeur wrote:Can anyone suggest a good fantasy novel?

I usually love all of Robin hobb's books. So something that is similar would be perf.
Read Patrick Rothfuss.
Thanks for the suggestion Hugo! I'll have a look at his work :).
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