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What are you reading right now?

Discussion in 'Book club' started by lanokia, Oct 18, 2015.

  1. Startedin82

    Startedin82 Established commenter

    The Political Animal by Jeremy Paxman. Picked it up in an Oxfam bookshop. Fascinating analysis of politicians, their motivations etc, how the House of Commons works - current and historical. If you're interested in UK politics at all I recommend it.
     
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  2. lindenlea

    lindenlea Star commenter

    The Shepherds Life by James Rebanks. Quite enjoying it .
     
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  3. Startedin82

    Startedin82 Established commenter

    It's on my list.
     
  4. minnie me

    minnie me Star commenter

    The Hunting Party by Lucy Foley. Formulaic - as I suspected from the blurb-not great
     
  5. minnie me

    minnie me Star commenter

    ‘Still Me ‘Jojo Moyes - library lend. Shamelessly commercial but I could not put it down !
     
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  6. minnie me

    minnie me Star commenter

    The Salt Path by Raynor Winn - woah !
     
  7. minnie me

    minnie me Star commenter

    The Last - Hanna Jameson . Don’t bother
     
  8. lindenlea

    lindenlea Star commenter

    I'm on the second book of the Neapolitan series by Elena Ferrante. A big disadvantage of reading on the kindle is that I forget the title of the book and maybe how to spell the author's name too. I'm enjoying it but not as much as the first book that I read when we were in the south of Italy last year. Somehow, it's not quite the same :cool:
     
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  9. minnie me

    minnie me Star commenter

    Favourable reviews for these if I recall ?
    Half way through ‘The American Wife ‘ by Curtis Sittenfeld . Love her stuff but not as quite enamoured with this - sticking with it though . Waiting on the the last ( sadly ) Philips Kerr - our early next month.
     
  10. BertieBassett2

    BertieBassett2 Lead commenter

    I'm nearing the end of 'In Cold Blood' by Truman Capote. It's a chilling account of a real life murder of a family in 1959.
     
  11. Jamvic

    Jamvic Senior commenter

    I found that each consecutive book in this series demanded more reflection from the reader as things that happened to the girls in childhood and adolescence repeatedly impacted on their relationships, life choices and outcomes. However, I would definitely recommend sticking with all 4 books right through to the end as the very final chapter provides a very revealing finale that is only truly appreciated if you’ve gone through the whole journey with the two protagonists.

    I’m currently reading, Life 3.0: Being Human in the Age of Artificial Intelligence. It’s a book by Swedish-American cosmologist Max Tegmark that discusses Artificial Intelligence and its impact on the future of life on Earth and beyond. It’s good so far.
     
  12. minnie me

    minnie me Star commenter

    The American Wife - Curtis Sittenfeld. Over long but I stuck with it . Not as good as Eligible and Sisterhood - loved both of those
     
  13. lynneseptember

    lynneseptember Occasional commenter

    Mr Doubler begins again by Seni Glaister.
    I've only just started it and at first wasn't sure I was keen, but it's improving as I get into it. I don't like to give up on a book, so I'll keep going!
    I've also got The Kashmir shawl on the go, which I am enjoying.
     
  14. patternandsurface

    patternandsurface Occasional commenter

    A Thousand Acres by Jane Smiley.
    When your root for a character but things just get worse and worse. But it was a wonderfully written book.
     
  15. BertieBassett2

    BertieBassett2 Lead commenter

    For this month's Book Club choice, I am reading Artemis by Andy Weir. Good grief! What an appallingly written book. The idea of living on the moon is interesting but it reads as if the author asked a teenage boy to ghost write it for him! Dreadful main character - a 'sassy' post teen girl, made worse by being in the first person, with sloppy narrative full of buzz words. I'm about a third through and am only persevering with it so I can slate it at our next meeting! Do NOT read it under any circumstances!
     
  16. Startedin82

    Startedin82 Established commenter

    Just finished Travellers in the Third Reich by Julia Boyd. Brilliant. Weimar Germany and the rise of the Nazis as seen by foreign visitors.
     
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  17. lindenlea

    lindenlea Star commenter

    The second book in the Elena Ferrante Neapolitan series. It is gloomy but gripping.
     
  18. Startedin82

    Startedin82 Established commenter

    This is on my list. A classic - invented the true crime genre. Although doubts have been cast on the total accuracy of the book.
     
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  19. Startedin82

    Startedin82 Established commenter

    The Cut Out Girl - Bart van Es. Am drawn more and more to non-fiction and memoir these days.
     
  20. minnie me

    minnie me Star commenter

    Agree .A totally fabulous read
     
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