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    Yes, you can get the Kindle app free for your PC without owning a Kindle.

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    I finished Amy Poehler's book, forget name but she has only written one. It was really good, funny but introspective. She did not trash talk her ex-husband, Will Arnett, handled the topic very well. She started this: About Us | Amy Poehler's Smart Girls to empower young girls. I admire her more than before reading

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    Some of my faves that you might find interesting:
    "The Old Man and the Sea" by Earnest Hemingway
    "Swamp Angel" by Ethel Wilson
    "Possum Living" by Dolly Freed
    "Ben Hur" by Lew Wallace

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    thanks, I've only read the first!

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    why has this thread dropped off? A lot of people here read, lets keep it going and suggest some good books.
    I am reading "Plain Truth" by Jody Picoult. Her stories always keep you interested.
    Make America Kind Again.

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    A month ago I read "Circle of Friends" by Maeve Binchy. I love all of her books.

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    I also like Jodi Picoult books. Someone had mentioned that because I like her books that I also might like Diane Chamberlain. I have read 3 of her books and like them also. Just finished Necessary Lies by her.
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    Thanks for bumping this up. Back to Incognito's post...I read Possum living too! I liked it so much I interviewed the author on a radio show. She's still fun,but living a very different life now.

    I just finished a book by Karl Pilkington (very strange but I like them), and am re-listening to David Sedaris' "Me Talk Pretty One Day".

    My favorite books that I read in 2018: David Sedaris "Calypso", Sherman Alexie "You Don't Have to Say You Love Me", Terese Mailhot "Heart Berries" and George Saunders "Lincoln in the Bardo"

    My tastes run a bit "dark" rather than "fun" or "uplifting"

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    I had to read The Old Man and the Sea in high school and it totally put me off anything Hemmingway and all 20th century literature. I enjoyed my college studies in English, but I've read enough "literature" for several lifetimes and my tastes are pretty frivolous these days.

    Most of what I like is historical fiction, mysteries, or sci-fi. I get enough drama in real life, I want escapism.

    I'm about 1/4 the way into The Tudor Conspiracy by CW Gortner. Loosely based on historical events, it's going slow. The author can't really spice it up much without turning it into pure fantasy.

    I started The Silver Gun by LA Chandlar. 1930's murder mystery. Maybe. I'm several chapters in and there's something going on but no murder yet.

    I was gifted The Adventuress, by Tasha Alexander. Part of a mystery series that takes place in Victorian times. I have read the first few but not reached this one yet.

    Started The Aeronaut's Windlass, by Jim Butcher. He's a local writer known for gritty urban fantasy, this one is more steampunk. Having a hard time getting started with it.

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    I'm reading Lee Child's "Persuasion", part of the Jack Reacher series. Love Jack Reacher. Hate Tom Cruise as Jack Reacher.

    My reading preference usually is for pop fiction by authors like Lee Child, CJ Box, William Kent Krueger, or John Sandford, mostly crime novels.

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    Quote Originally Posted by josantoro View Post
    why has this thread dropped off? A lot of people here read, lets keep it going and suggest some good books.
    I am reading "Plain Truth" by Jody Picoult. Her stories always keep you interested.
    I can not recommend this book, I did not like the ending AT ALL and felt it was very poor writing and left a lot of questions unanswered.
    Make America Kind Again.

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    Even when I was working full time, I read at least one book a week. I started an audible subscription in 2001 and I was hooked. Every time I ran, cooked, cleaned or drove I would listen to a book. I still read print but I loved the way time passed wonderfully while doing chores or exercise while listening to a good book. I read most every genre. I'm drawn to the classics, science fiction, and biographies. I just finished Michelle Obama's autobiography.

    I've never seen a movie that does a book justice.
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    I agree about the movies. I too read a book a week, sometimes more. I have always loved reading.
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    just finished twas the knife before.... a cozy mystery. it was good.. a lot of them I just read the beginning and the ending chapters because it is not worth it to read the whole thing. there are lots of new cozy mysteries every month so ...

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    Just finished "A Man Called Ove." - really good. Now I am going to watch the movie from the library.
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