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suggest a book and I might read it - March 14th 2018, 06:52 AM

Something I want to try and do is have others suggest books that they think I should read...maybe their all time favorite novel.

I will attempt to read it and than get back to you on my thoughts.

Right now I am in a slump so I would prefer the book not to be more than 400 pages...if it's like 415 or something that would be fine.

It will likely take a while for me to do this and I would probably end up having to get permission to re-open this thread or just send PM's.

Also there are a few rules...I cannot do pure romance, erotica or anything like that. I can try sci - fi but I know those tend to be long.

Non-fiction is iffy as well. I can do some non-fiction but not all. So, if you suggest non-fiction you might want to suggest a fiction book as well because I could attempt the non-fiction and hate it and definitely not get through it.

It's definitely possible I might end up dnf-ing some suggestions and I admit this will take a while. I might not even get it done this year ... it depends how many people respond.

I do like sad books, dark books, fantasy, historical fiction (mainly ww2 ). I like a lot of non-fiction ww2 non-fiction as well.

I am not against non-fiction just picky which is why I am not opposed to that - I have a ton on my shelves anyway.

Figured I would see if anyone would be interest in trying this. It would probably be better not to do this in a slump BUT ... I thought it might be a fun way to try and get out of a slump.


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Re: suggest a book and I might read it - March 14th 2018, 01:34 PM

I am into post-colonial fiction. It is a really interesting genre for me especially when I need inspiration or am in a kind of existential crisis. i have a few on my mind that I enjoyed but one of the recent ones I read is Ceremony (it does have some historical fiction in regards to the AIM movement-American indigenous movement in the 70s and post Vietnam War) I read Ceremony in Spring 2016 for school and I actually really liked it and reread some parts since then. Then I lend it to my sister and she hasn't returned it for many months. It is interesting because it mixes folklore with historical events and the folklore is like a coping method and a way to process the psychological trauma that they've endured as a collective people.

I have a few more in mind that are focused on African Caribbean culture (I took African Caribbean literature and multicultural literature and we read 6 books in each class xD) But I don't want to overwhelm you

I also don't know how long it will take you to read. I am estimating it is 350 pages but that's me estimating without the book in front of me.
   
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Re: suggest a book and I might read it - March 14th 2018, 02:12 PM

I loved Before I Go To Sleep by S.J Watson and got through it in no time at all. I also really liked Room by Emma Donohue although it could have some triggering parts. The film's for these were quite good too buy the books are easily better.



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Re: suggest a book and I might read it - March 14th 2018, 06:27 PM

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I am into post-colonial fiction. It is a really interesting genre for me especially when I need inspiration or am in a kind of existential crisis. i have a few on my mind that I enjoyed but one of the recent ones I read is Ceremony (it does have some historical fiction in regards to the AIM movement-American indigenous movement in the 70s and post Vietnam War) I read Ceremony in Spring 2016 for school and I actually really liked it and reread some parts since then. Then I lend it to my sister and she hasn't returned it for many months. It is interesting because it mixes folklore with historical events and the folklore is like a coping method and a way to process the psychological trauma that they've endured as a collective people.

I have a few more in mind that are focused on African Caribbean culture (I took African Caribbean literature and multicultural literature and we read 6 books in each class xD) But I don't want to overwhelm you

I also don't know how long it will take you to read. I am estimating it is 350 pages but that's me estimating without the book in front of me.
Do you remember who the author is? I found this: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/...om_search=true

But what to make certain that is the right one. It sounds interesting if it is.

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I loved Before I Go To Sleep by S.J Watson and got through it in no time at all. I also really liked Room by Emma Donohue although it could have some triggering parts. The film's for these were quite good too buy the books are easily better.
I read room and loved it (loved is not the right word). The other has been on my TBR for a while so I think I'll end up going with that one.


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Re: suggest a book and I might read it - March 14th 2018, 08:51 PM

I hope it's okay that these are all series' aside from one book.


I will always suggest The Giver Quartet by Lois Lowry. Son is the longest of all of what I'm recommending at 405 pages (going by what Amazon has listed). I feel like you've said you've read it, but it's a comfort series for me so I figured I'd toss it in anyway.

Another is the Life As We Knew It series by Susan Beth Pfeffer. This one is amazing and I fell in love with it when I first read it.

One that I accidentally came across is The Gifting series by K.E. Ganshert. I really loved this series.

The book that is not a series is Half Way Home by Hugh Howey. He has a lot of other good books, too.


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Re: suggest a book and I might read it - March 15th 2018, 02:01 AM

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That's the one!

I said Vietnam War but I meant to say post world war II but I think it mentioned Vietnam War at some point too Sorry for the confusion.
   
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Re: suggest a book and I might read it - March 15th 2018, 03:11 AM

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I hope it's okay that these are all series' aside from one book.


I will always suggest The Giver Quartet by Lois Lowry. Son is the longest of all of what I'm recommending at 405 pages (going by what Amazon has listed). I feel like you've said you've read it, but it's a comfort series for me so I figured I'd toss it in anyway.

Another is the Life As We Knew It series by Susan Beth Pfeffer. This one is amazing and I fell in love with it when I first read it.

One that I accidentally came across is The Gifting series by K.E. Ganshert. I really loved this series.

The book that is not a series is Half Way Home by Hugh Howey. He has a lot of other good books, too.
I have read The Giver and Gathering Blue. I recently bought a very beautiful Omnibus edition that Amazon was selling in order to read the entire quartet.

I have read Wool by Hugh Howey and really liked it so I might end up going with that book since Wool was an amazing novel that they should have left as a standalone.

I have heard of the Life As We Knew it series. It's on my TBR but what book isn't.

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That's the one!

I said Vietnam War but I meant to say post world war II but I think it mentioned Vietnam War at some point too Sorry for the confusion.
No problem, I figured that was probably it but wanted to double check. It sounds so good though so I might end up starting with that. :P


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