Discussion in 'Non-WOT - Literature and Fiction' started by Aduiavas Ida, Jan 27, 2018.
Tell us all the great (or not so great) books you have read recently
I should try to talk myself into reading books that aren't just manga again. lol
I've been trying to break out of a fog of anxiety, and that means finding joy in the things that I love again.
I read an interesting book lately called "Green Rider." It's about a girl who joins an elite corps of royal messengers, who all have specific and individual magical abilities. The world and magic system is pretty interesting. I also like the main character a lot. I got a good bid into the sequel "First Rider's Call" before I ADD'd away from it. I should pick it up again.
I've begun reading Bram Stoker's Dracula. I thought I'd be annoyed by the storytelling through collected journal entries, but I'm actually not bothered by it now that I've started.
Reading Little Fires Everywhere right now for book club. It's slow going, guys. Hoping it picks up since I need to finish it by Tuesday night.
I heard an interview with the author on npr a while ago and it sounded like an interesting read. Is it slow going because of the writing style? Or is it just dense material?
Nope its not too bad, If you can get it theres a good series based around the Dracula story that expands on it all. Diaries of the Family Dracul - Jeanne Kalogridis.
Just finished reading Metaframe war books 1-3 (Vampire series) very good. Now awaiting the next book.
Thanks for the recommendation @Kallarn Lo'Vosh ! (you've caught me on a vampire novel reading spree, the beast must be fed)
Giving myself a break from Shannara (Voyage of the Jerle Shannara, specifically) and started The Girl Who Drank the Moon. Never heard of it? Not surprising as it's a book my 9 yo daughter brought home from her school library. Literally judging a book based on it's cover here. It will be a good break, though.
I've read Green Rider! It was enjoyable. Ended up giving it to a friend's daughter, though. It's been a while since reading it so I can't remember exactly what happened. Will have to look into Rider's First Call to see if I should reread TGR.
Yeah I joined a Goodreads group for Vampire fiction as I've always loved it but not read anything for a while but had no idea what was worth reading in the huge mess that is Vampire novels these days.
I've only got the latest (and final) trilogy to go so waiting for it all to be out before binging. Whats your favourite part? For me its the pre/during-apocalypse books that are the most interesting, the just post apocalypse ones are also good and then rest has definite similarities that stop any of them being outstanding but still enjoyable enough.
Yes, I loved the pre-Shannara (reading them all in chronological order) series! Word and the Void books were a great introduction to Terry Brooks, imo, despite his personal preference of reading in published order.
I read the first shannara trilogy (published) ages ago but when i started again i read in chronological order as it made the most sense. Reading in published order to me wouldnt make a lot of sense.
Yeah, I would suggest re-reading it, then. lol There is a good time skip in the sequel, although there is some context provided.
House of Suns by Alastair Reynolds
Pretty good novel by one of my favorite sci-fi authors
The Little Paris Bookshop by Nina George
I've only read 4 chapters so far, and I've already marked 3 great quotes.
One I found is:
I'd rather write an encyclopedia about common emotions. From A for "Anxiety about picking up hitchhikers' to E for 'Early risers' smugness' through to Z for 'Zealous toe concealment, or the fear that the sight of your feet might destroy someone's love for you.'
And books are written about with such...reverence?...the protagonist sees them as something he can use to heal and help others. He's a literary apothecary.
Currently rereading the first several books of the Horus Heresy from Black Library. I am a huge Warhammer 40k fan and love the novels they produce. After that I will probably read another French Foreign Legion history book.
Due to the name of the protagonist, Witchy Comic (http://witchycomic.com/comic/page-1/) may be what reminded me of WoT and the reason why I am back to reading the series.
Ancillary Justice (Imperial Radch #1) by Ann Leckie
Picked up a few tea & botanical books - most interesting, "Grass Roots Gardening: Rituals for Sustaining Activism" by Donna Schaper
Just finished reading Murakami’s Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and his Years of Pilgrimage. Not my favorite by him, but he’s not capable of producing bad work, so it’s still excellent even if it isn’t 1Q84
I'm listening to Cinder by Marissa Meyer. I know fairy tale retellings were a huge fad there for a while, and I know some in the book community got really tired of them, but I'm just getting started. I like this book so far. It's a nice palate cleanser for when The Way of Kings is just too much book for me.
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