Portal Forum General General Discussion What are you reading?

  • This topic has 12 replies, 11 voices, and was last updated Mar 1 at 9:07pm by NormNorm.
Viewing 13 posts - 1 through 13 (of 13 total)
  • Author
    Posts
  • #131560 Quote
    davescharfdavescharf
    • Posts: 1098
    • GoldenHas donated $ to the upkeep of GPL

    Instead of burying the Simple Pleasures thread I thought I’d start one for what people are reading, authors they enjoy, or just anything book related.

    I’ve been trying to get away from the Mitch Rapp, Scot Harvath type stuff and reading new things. Right now I’m reading Edward Snowden’s memoir. I can’t say I’m huge into it yet but I’m finally getting to the part where he talks about why he did what he did and his thought process.

    #179265 Quote
    The RubeThe Rube
    • Posts: 2398
    • GoldenHas donated $ to the upkeep of GPL
    Up
    0
    Down
    ::

    There’s a book that just came out, am interested in:

    River Kings by Cat Jarman. In-depth history of the Vikings, going wayyyyyy back. Reading the reviews/etc, not a light read, but I’m curious.

    #179266 Quote
    Bonin21Bonin21
    • Posts: 1565
    • GoldenHas donated $ to the upkeep of GPL
    Up
    0
    Down
    ::

    How to Build a Car – Adrian Newey

    So far so good

    #179267 Quote
    CowgirlCowgirl
    • Posts: 1407
    • GoldenHas donated $ to the upkeep of GPL
    Up
    0
    Down
    ::

    GPL. (It’s what I’m reading).

    #179268 Quote
    College Hockey AddictCollege Hockey Addict
    • Posts: 303
    Up
    0
    Down
    ::

    Well GPL does have both fiction and non fiction. :wink:

    #179269 Quote
    JC65JC65
    • Posts: 207
    • GoldenHas donated $ to the upkeep of GPL
    Up
    0
    Down
    ::

    I just finished The Dagger and the Coin series by Daniel Abraham. Abraham is one of the two authors of The Expanse and has worked with George RR Martin off and on.

    I enjoyed the books very much. Pretty straight forward fantasy, and you might see some parallels to some story lines in A Song of Ice and Fire, but at least Abraham knows how to finish books.

    https://www.goodreads.com/series/53777-the-dagger-and-the-coin

    #179270 Quote
    BaleBale
    • Posts: 29
    Up
    0
    Down
    ::

    Anything by Michael Connelly is proving to be fantastic. For anyone that doesn’t know, he’s the author of the books that the movie “The Lincoln Lawyer” and the Amazon series “Bosch” are based on.

    #179271 Quote
    The RubeThe Rube
    • Posts: 2398
    • GoldenHas donated $ to the upkeep of GPL
    Up
    0
    Down
    ::

    River Kings by Cat Jarman: https://www.amazon.com/River-Kings/dp/0008353077” class=”bbcode_url”>https://www.amazon.com/River-Kings/dp/0008353077

    Haven’t bought it nor read it yet, I stress yet, but will be getting it for the summer. History of the Vikings and their travels (no, not the football team ;) )

    #179272 Quote
    Queen of Gopher HockeyQueen of Gopher Hockey
    • Posts: 6
    • GoldenHas donated $ to the upkeep of GPL
    Up
    0
    Down
    ::

    If you like mysteries, here are my two favorite Minnesota authors: William Kent Krueger who has a series of 19 books based mostly up north in Minnesota. The first in the series is Iron Lake. The other author is Allen Eskens who has 6 books that are related to one another, but not a series. His first book is The Life we Bury, which won an award. Most of Krueger’s books are in the Minnesota libraries.

    Enjoy!

    QoGH

    #179273 Quote
    GreyeagleGreyeagle
    Moderator
    • Posts: 1215
    • GoldenHas donated $ to the upkeep of GPL
    Up
    0
    Down
    ::

    Bale wrote:


    Anything by Michael Connelly is proving to be fantastic. For anyone that doesn’t know, he’s the author of the books that the movie “The Lincoln Lawyer” and the Amazon series “Bosch” are based on.

    Reading those now, great books. My wife and I did a mini Bosch tour in L as this past Sunday. The Angels Flight railway is really cool.

    #179274 Quote
    NormNorm
    • Posts: 406
    • GoldenHas donated $ to the upkeep of GPL
    Up
    0
    Down
    ::

    If you’re interested in the Founding Fathers/ Revolutionary War/ creating a new nation, “Franklin & Washington: The Founding Partnership by Edward J. Larson is pretty good. Not as dry as you might expect of this genre, and doesn’t go into a lot of details of individual battles. More of a brief 300 page history lesson. I learned a lot of new things about Ben Franklin.

    #179264 Quote
    Kelly RedKelly Red
    • Posts: 498
    Up
    0
    Down
    ::

    Norm, the book you recommended is already on my iPad. The Life We Bury. I’m finishing up the second Virgil Flowers book, yours is next up. Thanks.

    #179263 Quote
    BaleBale
    • Posts: 29
    Up
    0
    Down
    ::

    Greyeagle wrote:


    Bale wrote:


    Anything by Michael Connelly is proving to be fantastic. For anyone that doesn’t know, he’s the author of the books that the movie “The Lincoln Lawyer” and the Amazon series “Bosch” are based on.

    Reading those now, great books. My wife and I did a mini Bosch tour in L as this past Sunday. The Angels Flight railway is really cool.

    Nice….I feel like I’m missing something about LA that I have no idea what they are talking about. Connelly does a pretty good job painting the scene, but that sounds pretty cool

Viewing 13 posts - 1 through 13 (of 13 total)
  • You must be logged in to reply to this topic.

Portal Forum General General Discussion What are you reading?