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Discussion in 'TMB Book Club' started by Arkie Proud, May 2, 2012.
Yeah Let's Vote.
Im down for the crawdad book
Crawdad works for me. I like lobster.
This Crawdad book is crazy popular. 968 people waiting on the e-book and 1044 waiting on the physical book at the Wake County library.
You can borrow it from me if you need to. Let me know.
So Crawdad it is? Thanks for the recco, rv12
BTW- I was suffering from Insomnia last night and started Here and Now and Then. It's really good, quick read. But I dont that it would make a great book club book. Just a fun ride, not much to discuss.
However, if you just read this book not know the concept or genre - if you didnt know you were reading a science fiction book, the fact that Arsenal was top of the table is a dead giveaway.
We are in agreement then? Marlon James has been officially banned by the TMBBCA?
I just rewatched Savages, and have this big itch to read Kings of Cool and Savages again. That was a great 2 book series. I really liked the movie as well, but maybe that is because I read the books who knows.
About to embark on a 7 hour drive. Anyone have any good audiobook recommendations? Prefer fiction, typically into a sci-fi, modern fantasy (Iron Druid, Jim Butcher, the expanse series etc.)
Have you done the Red Rising books?
Have you read the Broken Earth trilogy?
Yes to red rising, no to broken earth. Will download that now
Fifth Season is more fantasy than sci-fi, but has elements of both
My nominations for the June book of the months are (I won't put up either again if y'all don't want to read 'em).
The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
The Changeling by Victor La Valle
Edit: Full disclosure... I'm hoping y'all find these interesting, because I've promised the GF for a while I'd read these. She's read like 3 of my recommendations (after promising her I'd read one of hers all 3 times if she did) since I read once of hers, and it's not always easy to finish 2 in a month. Sooo, what I'm trying to say is that if one of these doesn't win next month, I'll try to read both, but I may be lagging so far behind that it may not be possible. That's why I recommended these 2 -- so I can personally be part of the discussion while the month is active.
Just saw that Rick Atkinson is working on a new trilogy on the Revolutionary War.
First book comes out 5/14
He said he was granted access to King George's personal correspondence. I guess they just discovered them/ looked at them recently opening up a new waive of scholarship on the era.
I am alright with either. I just like to read non work material.
Yeah, saw it at Costco yesterday. Almost scooped it up but feel like I need to finish his WWII trilogy first.
Night Circus for June book? I think that I'd like that better than Changeling, and I am currently in between books.
Does anybody use NetGalley to get ebooks? I signed up today and already received Blake Crouch’s new book that releases June 11, and another book on Richmond during the Civil War that releases in the Fall.
so night circus?
Starting Night Circus tonight Truman Gin Buckets .
read any of these?
The first book of the trilogy just came out last month. Havent gotten to it yet. I prob will within a week or two.
yeah i saw that post was recent but you tend to mow down books so i thought there was a chance
I always get a bit of anxiety starting a super long book like that, and it makes me procrastinate. Then I read a really short book and tell myself I'll read it next. Sometimes I find myself reading 4 or 5 short books before I actually nut up and start the long one.
i'm like a 7th of the way through red sparrow or so, enjoying it thanks for the rec
I just bought the book this past week. I hope to get to it next month or two
I still want to do this book in July. It comes out today and I’m still seeing universal praise from all media disciplines from Jake Tapper to Alan Sepinwall.
Sounds good to me. Also lol at that back handed compliment to Franzen.
I've read a lot, and those always seem to be my favorites.... I almost want to include Shantaram in that category, though it's more fiction than non.
Anyway, here are the best I've read over the last few years:
Bad Blood by John Carreyrou
Miracle in the Andes by Nando Parrado (Hurray book club book)
American Kingpin by Nick Biltin
Heads in Beds by Jacob Tomsky
Waiter to the Rich and Shameless by Paul Hartford
Shoe Dog by Phil Knight
Barbarian Days: A Surfing Life by William Finnegan (took me a little bit longer to finish than the others, but still great)
The Truth by Neil Strauss (Cruised through this in like 3 days, but not as good as the others)
Scores: How I Opened the Hottest Strip Club in New York City, Was Extorted out of Millions by the Gambino Family, and Became One of the Most Successful Mafia Informants in FBI History by Michael Blutrich (It's a huge salt fest towards a prosecutor, but I flew through this one as well)
Narrative non-fiction that are in the sights:
American Wolf by Nate Blakeslee (GF recommendation)
The Guns of August by Barbara Tuchman
The Tsar of Love and Techno by Anthony Marra
Devil in the White City by Erik Larsen (still haven't read this)
America Before: The Key to Earth's Lost Civilization by Graham Hancock
The Making of the Atomic Bomb by Richard Rhodes
Thanks Truman Capote
But also - from what Ive learned - barely could be considered non fiction
Sounds like Shantaram which is far more fiction than non, but still my favorite book, so that's no problem with me.
Eh it's a little different. Shantaram is more exaggerations of the narrator. It's a dude exaggerating his own story.
In Cold Blood is basically a long news report. The reporter exaggerated details to make the story more compelling/ made up conversations ect. Still an amazing book. If youre really in to non fiction narratives - you should read it. It's the book that started the genre
Think Shoe Dog would be considered a memoir rather than narrative non-fiction
A lot those would be memoirs, tbh. I probably should have said "non fiction that reads like a novel," but didn't because it seemed unnecessary.
Saw this pop up as a suggested read. Has anyone read “Billion Dollar Whale”?
Has anyone read Andrew Roberts’s book on Churchill, or his book on Napoleon? I have heard from friends and online articles regarding his book on Napoleon as the best biography of the great general. I didn’t realize he published a book on Churchill and thinking about purchasing copies of both to read them soon.
Any July thoughts?
idk where it was discussed but i think we decided on this
It was an executive decision by myself back in March
Sounds good to me.
Where were we talking about In Cold Blood? I am trying to find references of it on this page, but am befuddled.
Non fiction narratives?
I'm just trying to figure out why I thought Fleishman sounded like Shantaram when looking back at it, it doesn't even look remotely similar. Clearly, it wasn't In Cold Blood, either.
How are you guys liking Fleishman? Page turner? After Night Circus I need one. My gf has been banned from making book club suggestions forever.
Lol. Fleishman is nothing like those. You got mixed up somewhere.
I really liked. Blew through it. Only complaint is that the chapters are unnecessarily long. Not a lot of good stopping points. Perhaps a reason why i read It so quickly besides just being a good read
It seems like there are some posts missing from this thread. I remember getting excited about a nonfiction fiction book, but now don't see it.