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Book Suggestions
bccanchaser16
Reg. Jan 2007
Posted 2019-03-15 5:43 PM
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I need some book suggestions! Just had my... 4th major knee surgery and I'm already getting bored with Netflix. I'm not a huge reader (did enough of that during my undergrad) but I read Bloodlines by Melissa Del Bosque not too long ago and really enjoyed it. Also like military/non fiction books as well. Thanks!

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Just Let Me Run
Reg. Dec 2010
Posted 2019-03-15 7:42 PM
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There is a book called The Perfect Horse, and its about saving Lippizaners during WWII and Hitler's plan to extend "purifying" methods into even the horse industry. Based on a true story, I believe.

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wyoming barrel racer
Reg. Apr 2006
Posted 2019-03-15 8:16 PM
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Jennifer Robsob's Great War series Somewhere in France - After the War is Over - Moonlight Over Paris - Goodnight from London (WWI fiction)

The Alice Network (WWI & WWII) a favorite book of all time

Kristin Hannah's The Nightengale and Winter Garden (both heart wrenching but I am glad I read them)

Kristy Cambron The Lost Castle (very very good

CJ Box has a bunch of great books about a WY Game Warden. They are murder/mystery and can be a bit bloody.

If you like CIA type, I really enjoy the Mitch Rapp series by Vince Flynn

PT Deutermann has a lot of good books about WWII subs and Tin Cans. Another favorite auther

Craig Johnsons Walt Longmire books are 150x better than the TV show. I did the audiobooks and was hooked from start to finish. 

 

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CanCan
Reg. May 2004
Posted 2019-03-15 8:40 PM
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Give Clive Cussler a try. You might fall in love with Dirk Pitt.

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brlracerchick
Reg. Jun 2010
Posted 2019-03-15 11:23 PM
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Oh girl I got you! 

Beneath a scarlet sky

the perfect child-Lucinda berry

phantom limb- Lucinda Berry

 

ill think of more, these are just the ones I haven’t returned on my kindle app because they were so good 

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madredepeanut
Reg. Aug 2017
Posted 2019-03-16 6:48 AM
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I just finished a spy trilogy- The Red Sparrow, Palace of Treason and The Kremlin’s Candidate. It’s fiction, but the author was in the CIA for 33 years, so it was really technical yet entertaining. Some parts were very eye opening and quite risqué, but the main character’s backstory is based on a real program the Russians have in place.

There’s a book called The Ghost Mountains Boys (nonfiction, military) that was written about American troops stationed in Papua New Guinea in WWII, and I highly recommend that. It was written by a professor at a small college in Michigan, and he did interviews with the living veterans (the division was from Michigan). My grandfather was interviewed for the book, so it was great being able to read what he experienced even when he struggled with telling us grandkids about what he went through.



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madredepeanut
Reg. Aug 2017
Posted 2019-03-16 6:50 AM
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Just Let Me Run - 2019-03-15 5:42 PM


There is a book called The Perfect Horse, and its about saving Lippizaners during WWII and Hitler's plan to extend "purifying" methods into even the horse industry. Based on a true story, I believe.


Yes! This book was heart wrenching, but such a good read. And you’re right- it was based on true events.

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gypsy1997
Reg. Feb 2007
Posted 2019-03-16 9:01 AM
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Fearless by Eric Blehm. It is the biography of Navy SEAL Adam Brown. It is military but it is much more about his life and lots of obstacles he overcame to succeed. Very inspiring.

 

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cn1705
Reg. Mar 2011
Posted 2019-03-16 12:28 PM
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I like suspense/mystery books.

Three that I've read lately that I like are:

The Breakdown by B.A. Paris

All The Missing Girls and The Perfect Stranger by Megan Miranda 

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oija
Reg. Feb 2012
Posted 2019-03-18 11:01 AM
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Just Let Me Run - 2019-03-15 7:42 PM

There is a book called The Perfect Horse, and its about saving Lippizaners during WWII and Hitler's plan to extend "purifying" methods into even the horse industry. Based on a true story, I believe.

I read this. It's a good one. The book on Sea Biscuit is also good. I really really recommend Sgt Reckless if you like horses and military history. You will never look at horses the same again after you read it. Absolutely uplifiting and gut wrenching at the same time. Amazing, real life little mare who played a pivotal role in the Korean War.



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Dinero10
Reg. Mar 2004
Posted 2019-03-18 11:57 AM
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IF you want to learn about true history and with fiction and non-fiction weaved in.... I would suggest you read Bode Thoene collection of books.  She was

the writer and reseacher for John Wayne's movies...  HEr husband Brock is the historian and she is the writer.  So her books are well written about the plight

of being jewish during WW1 thru WW11 -  There is a series of books - the first shoudl be started with the SHiloh Legacy - IT tells the story about a famil(ies) all entwined  going thru WW1 coming home and then going thru the depression,  in Arkansas, New York, and Ohio.  IT is christian based, but I have learned more about history reading these books.  the books go on thru WWII  and it brings to light world history and a personal touch (based on her family history) what families lived thru.

 

You cry and laugh reading these books.

The shiloh Legacy

The Zion Covenant

The Zion Chronicles

Saga of the Sierras - ( have not read)

 

 



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kmfunk22
Reg. Aug 2014
Posted 2019-03-20 10:38 AM
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I read 5-6 books per month and will try anything from any genre.

 

If you like fantasy, I'd try either series by Sarah Maas.

If you like a good revenge story, try The Other Side of Midnight by Sidney Sheldon.

The "Me Before You" trilogy by Jojo Moyes is very good but also sad.

Gillian Flynn's books are all good but tend to be a bit on the darker side.

Others have suggested Kristin Hannah, and I really like her. So far my favorite of hers has been The Great Alone.

The Divergent series and Hunger Games series are good if you're into dystopian books.

A Dog's Purpose and the sequel are excellent.

Other random books I read last year and left a 5 star review on were Wonder, Wolf Hollow, Where the Crawdads Sing, Before We Were Yours, It Ends with Us, Everything Everything, All the Bright Places, Beartown, The Diary of Mattie Spencer... I could post many more but I won't!

Books I have read multiple times I love them so much are the Harry Potter books, The Help, The Glass Castle, Mrs. Mike

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Chandler's Mom
Reg. Jan 2015
Posted 2019-06-30 8:32 PM
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I just read a book (it is fiction) that made me think of this thread.  It's Muted, by Leanne Owens.   And yep, I cried. . . . 

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Texas Tornado
Reg. Dec 2006
Posted 2019-07-01 8:36 AM
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Racing in the rain is an excellent read! It is also coming out in a movie this August.

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twoseater
Reg. Jun 2009
Posted 2019-07-01 9:07 AM
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All Quiet on the Western Front, Erique Remarque- A war book, set in WWI, narrator is a young German soldier. 

The Art of Racing in the Rain, Garth Stein- This is an easy book.  The narrator is a dog and I enjoyed this book.

Where the Crawdads Sing, Delia Owens- This one is also easy and I enjoyed it a lot.

Their Eyes Were Watching God, Zora Neale Hurston- One of my all time favorites!  Didn't care for the movie version at all...

A Lesson Before Dying, Earnest Gaines- Also a favorite and the movie version is fabulous!

Cry, the Beloved Country, Alan Paton- not crazy about the book, but the movie stars James Earl Jones and Richard Harris and it's wonderful.

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blccwgl55
Reg. Dec 2012
Posted 2019-07-01 11:03 AM
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Half Broke Horses by Jeanette Walls! It's not all about horses like it sounds. It's really good. 

 

 

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halter_ego
Reg. Feb 2007
Posted 2019-07-01 12:24 PM
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Outlander series

A Man Called Ove

Anything written by Robert McCammon

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Frodo
Reg. Jul 2004
Posted 2019-07-01 1:09 PM
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All Creatures Great and Small  by James Herriot (veterinary).         You will love this book.  There are three sequels, All Things Bright and Beautiful, All Things Wise and Wonderful, and The Good Lord Made them All.

 

 

If you like military non-fiction..........To Hell and Back autobiograpy of Audie Murphy.  It was a best-seller in its day and is very interesting.

 

 

 

 

 



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okhorselover
Reg. Feb 2016
Posted 2019-07-01 5:03 PM
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bccanchaser16 - 2019-03-15 5:43 PM


I need some book suggestions! Just had my... 4th major knee surgery and I'm already getting bored with Netflix. I'm not a huge reader (did enough of that during my undergrad) but I read Bloodlines by Melissa Del Bosque not too long ago and really enjoyed it. Also like military/non fiction books as well. Thanks!


My husband has had 7 knee surgeries, 1 knee replacement & will have another knee replacement because after the 1st k.r., he found out he is allergic to the nickel that is in the replacement  :(  You 2 should have a drink together. But seriously, I hope you feel better soon 

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pippy
Reg. Oct 2007
Posted 2019-07-02 9:51 AM
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Years ago on this site there was an excellent book post, too. a few reccomended Pillars of the Earth. Very good book and long. 

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bccanchaser16
Reg. Jan 2007
Posted 2019-08-21 4:55 PM
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oija - 2019-03-18 9:01 AM



Just Let Me Run - 2019-03-15 7:42 PM


There is a book called The Perfect Horse, and its about saving Lippizaners during WWII and Hitler's plan to extend "purifying" methods into even the horse industry. Based on a true story, I believe.



I read this. It's a good one. The book on Sea Biscuit is also good. I really really recommend Sgt Reckless if you like horses and military history. You will never look at horses the same again after you read it. Absolutely uplifiting and gut wrenching at the same time. Amazing, real life little mare who played a pivotal role in the Korean War.


I read The Perfect Horse and Sgt Reckless this past couple weeks thanks to the suggestions on this thread so I thought I would bump it up if anyone else wants suggestions for the last couple weeks of summer!

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bccanchaser16
Reg. Jan 2007
Posted 2020-04-27 2:52 PM
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I'm going to bump this up as I've cleaned everyhing I can in my house and backyard and now I'm onto reading books lol.

I'll also add one to this that I really enjoyed about quarter horse racing and the drug cartel- Bloodlines by Melissa Del Bosque.

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brlracerchick
Reg. Jun 2010
Posted 2020-04-27 4:48 PM
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The outlander series! It's also a show. I'm hooked!

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txbredbr
Reg. Mar 2004
Posted 2020-04-29 1:36 PM
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Any and all books from Gospel Horse Series by Lynn Baber. 

 

She was a motivaltional speaker before she became a horse trainer and it shows through her writing. She is a Christian. I've seen her work with horses in person, and it is inspiring!

 

You can order on Amazon, but also in Weatherford TX  they are sold at Horseman's Supply and Teskey's.

 



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KindaClassey
Reg. Sep 2011
Posted 2020-04-29 2:14 PM
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If you like fiction - I really like books by John Sanford   He has a series featuring Lucas Davenport and one with Virgil Flowers. They are basically cops/marshalls after bad guys. Has a midwestern feel and attitude. Sometimes dry - sometimes a smartass. Does use bad words - not for prudes/kids, but some of the things he comes up will crack you up. Usually really good plots. Unfortunatly, the book out now, Neon Moon, I think is one of his weakest out of all he's wrote. Its worth finding one of his previous ones.

I also like the Harry Bosch series by Micheal Connelly. He's a detective. And a smartass.

I like Nelson Demille's series about John Corey. Ironically another detective series. I've read The Lions Game at least 4 times.

I usually don't like dective/cop type books. I wouldn't give you 2 cents for a James Patterson book. So if you like his style, these might not be for you. All the lead characters have similar styles, so if you like one writer, you would probably like the others.

 

 

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Frodo
Reg. Jul 2004
Posted 2020-04-29 4:48 PM
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brlracerchick - 2020-04-27 4:48 PM


The outlander series! It's also a show. I'm hooked!


I love Outlander too.  Feel like I miss a lot not being able to always understand the Scottish brogue.

 

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JcNhEmI
Reg. Apr 2009
Posted 2020-04-29 5:18 PM
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brlracerchick - 2020-04-27 4:48 PM


The outlander series! It's also a show. I'm hooked!



I love Outlander too.  Feel like I miss a lot not being able to always understand the Scottish brogue.


 


I'm almost done with the 2nd book. I'm not sure if I'll keep reading them or just start watching the show. 

I don't mind the books they're just so long! 

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Chandler's Mom
Reg. Jan 2015
Posted 2020-04-29 7:24 PM
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Has anyone read "Muted"?

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brlracerchick
Reg. Jun 2010
Posted 2020-04-29 9:10 PM
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JcNhEmI - 2020-04-29 5:18 PM


Frodo - 2020-04-29 3:48 PM


brlracerchick - 2020-04-27 4:48 PM


The outlander series! It's also a show. I'm hooked!



I love Outlander too.  Feel like I miss a lot not being able to always understand the Scottish brogue.


 



I'm almost done with the 2nd book. I'm not sure if I'll keep reading them or just start watching the show. 


I don't mind the books they're just so long! 


I'm glad they're long! Makes me think I'm getting my money's worth because I read so fast! I'm 500 pages into the 2nd book and just bought it sun night 

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brlracerchick
Reg. Jun 2010
Posted 2020-04-29 9:11 PM
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Frodo - 2020-04-29 4:48 PM


brlracerchick - 2020-04-27 4:48 PM


The outlander series! It's also a show. I'm hooked!



I love Outlander too.  Feel like I miss a lot not being able to always understand the Scottish brogue.


 


I think it helps because I watched the show too. So far the show follows pretty dang close I think, at least from what I've read

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Frodo
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Posted 2020-04-30 8:43 AM
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brlracerchick - 2020-04-29 9:11 PM


Frodo - 2020-04-29 4:48 PM


brlracerchick - 2020-04-27 4:48 PM


The outlander series! It's also a show. I'm hooked!



I love Outlander too.  Feel like I miss a lot not being able to always understand the Scottish brogue.


 



I think it helps because I watched the show too. So far the show follows pretty dang close I think, at least from what I've read


The actors are amazing.  It's just a bummer having to wait a whole year between seasons.  I've never read the books but senior eyes don't enjoy reading like when you're a youngster.

 

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JcNhEmI
Reg. Apr 2009
Posted 2020-04-30 11:11 AM
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brlracerchick - 2020-04-29 8:10 PM


JcNhEmI - 2020-04-29 5:18 PM


Frodo - 2020-04-29 3:48 PM


brlracerchick - 2020-04-27 4:48 PM


The outlander series! It's also a show. I'm hooked!



I love Outlander too.  Feel like I miss a lot not being able to always understand the Scottish brogue.


 



I'm almost done with the 2nd book. I'm not sure if I'll keep reading them or just start watching the show. 


I don't mind the books they're just so long! 



I'm glad they're long! Makes me think I'm getting my money's worth because I read so fast! I'm 500 pages into the 2nd book and just bought it sun night 


I have found it's easier to listen to it on audible, so I listen during my commute to and from work. That's probably why it's taken me so long to get through it. 

When I started th 1st book I didn't realize there were so many in the series. 

 

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River
Reg. Oct 2006
Posted 2020-05-20 12:17 AM
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I am trying out books listed on this post.  I like good books, just usually don't have the time.  Since this post, I read The Perfect Horse and Beneath a Scarlet Sky.  Oh my goodness, Beneath a Scarlet Sky is the best book I've read in a long while.  For it to be a true story, I couldn't put it down!  Highly recommend that one.    

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