Posted 2019-03-15 5:43 PM (#7425036) Subject: Book Suggestions
Mature beyond Years
Location: North of the 49th Parallel
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!
Posted 2019-03-16 6:48 AM (#7425057 - in reply to #7425036) Subject: RE: Book Suggestions
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.
Posted 2019-03-18 11:01 AM (#7425153 - in reply to #7425042) Subject: RE: Book Suggestions
Location: Gainesville, TX
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.
Posted 2019-03-18 11:57 AM (#7425157 - in reply to #7425036) Subject: RE: Book Suggestions
Go Your Own Way
Location: SE KS
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.
Posted 2019-03-20 10:38 AM (#7425313 - in reply to #7425036) Subject: RE: Book Suggestions
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