What book are you reading or last read?

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  1. darkwaters

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    Just finished Orlando by Virginia Woolf. A very strange and enjoyable book. The last chapter is fabulous.
     
  2. A-Bone

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    The Criterion release of the 1978 film is fantastic.
     
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    Currently reading the Grapes of Wrath. Here's a list of books I've read over the past ten years or so that I enjoyed and like to share.

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    Women Bukowski
    Factotum Bukowski
    Ham on rye Bukowski
    Amazing adventures of kavalier and clay Chabon
    Clapton Clapton
    Ready Player One. Cline
    Heart of darkness. Conrad
    Red badge of courage. Crane
    This is how you lose her. Diaz
    Brief wondrous life of Oscar Wao. Diaz
    The Defenders Dick
    Tale of two cities. Dickens
    David Copperfield. Dickens
    Great expectations. Dickens
    Dylan chronicles Dylan
    Heartbreaking work of staggering genius. Eggers
    Zeitoun. Eggers Eggers
    You shall know our velocity. Eggers
    Hologram for a king. Eggers
    The circle. Eggers
    Heroes of the frontier. Eggers
    Here there and everywhere Emerick
    Middlesex. Eugenides
    The marriage plot. Eugenides
    Virgin Suicides Eugenides
    Freedom Franzen
    27th City Franzen
    The corrections. Franzen
    Memoirs of a geisha Golden
    The human factor Greene
    Snow falling on cedars Guterson
    The sun also rises. Hemingway
    A Farewell to Arms Hemingway
    The Old Man and the Sea Hemingway
    For whom the bell tolls Hemingway
    Unbroken Hillenbrand
    Kite Runner Hosseini
    Steve Jobs Isaacson
    The Dubliners. Joyce
    The Trial Kafka
    metamorphosis Kafka
    Amerika Kafka
    When breath becomes air Kalanithi
    On the road Kerouac
    Bean trees. Kingsolver
    The Poisonwood Bible Kingsolver
    Into the wild Krakauer
    Into thin air Krakauer
    The devil in white city. Larson
    In the Garden of Beasts Larson
    Touch Leonard
    52 Pickup. Leonard
    Bandits. Leonard
    Phil Lesh Lesh
    One hundred years of solitude Marquez
    Memory of my melancholy whores.
    Marquez
    Love in the time of cholera Marquez
    Life of pi Martell
    Angela’s Ashes McCourt
    Teacher Man McCourt
    1776 McCullough
    The tigers wife Obreht
    1984 Orwell
    The imperfectionists. Rachman
    Fountainhead Rand
    Atlas shrugged Rand
    Anthem Rand
    Life Richards
    Plot Against America Roth
    Great American novel. Roth
    Deception Roth
    Portnoys complaint. Roth
    Everyman Roth
    Swamplandia Russell
    The thirteenth tale Setterfield
    Super Sad True love story. Shteyngardt
    A tree grows in brooklyn Smith
    The Beatles Spitz
    The art of racing in the rain Stein
    Cannery row Steinbeck
    Winter of our discontent Steinbeck
    Wild Strayed
    Confederacy of dunces Toole
    Neon bible Toole
    Infinite jest Wallace
    Old school. Wolff
     
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  4. pickdropper

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    Just finished the Wheel of Time series by Robert Jordan.

    Currently reading Crime and Punishment.
     
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    Always an engaging read. His voice as a writer is so clear.
     
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    Just finished "Little Fires Everywhere" (yawn) and "Upside Down in the Middle of Nowhere" which I would recommend. A family caught in Katrina, it's human drama is a bit transparent I guess but I didn't care I couldn't put it down.

    Here's a book I would HIGHLY recommend, "A woman of no importance" I just finished last week. All I can say is wow, I had little background on all this and I had a great Uncle in the OSS! You want real world, WW2 drama and the French resistance than this is the book for you; amazing piece of work.

    Re-reading "Into Thin Air" again, every few years I re-read this one as it fascinates me so and I love him as a writer. The back to "Catch 22," my family copy from the early 70s which is now starting to fall apart!
     
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    This was excellent, written word by the same author who wrote A Higher Call

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    There was a combat photographer who just happened to catch one battle on video, it’s described in the book

     
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    I haven’t started this

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    This is still true.
     
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    Last book: "Come as you Are" (about Nirvana-reread it)
    Currently rereading the Innerviews Book

    next up, will probably read the trilogy of Darth Bane books I bought my older son for Xmas....
     
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    The Woman in the Window.
     
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    Just read this one. I don't think anyone would argue that japrisot was a great writer but it's interesting for it's change of perspectives and as an ensemble book rather than one with a single protagonist. And he knew how to build suspense
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    And i'm going to and from this one. Basically, the author travels the Russian border and retell her observations and experiences. Part travelogue, part history book, part essay. It's one of those tapestry books that I like so much.
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    "Latin America's Wars vol.2" by Robert Scheina
     
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    Everything and Nothing - Jorge Luis Borges
    The Treasure of the Sierra Madre - B. Traven
    The Golden Ass - Apuleius, translated by Robert Graves
    Black Sun - Edward Abbey
     
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    The Inclusion Delusion - Heather MacDonald
     
  20. FbIsNotE

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    About 1/2 way through this at the moment

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