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I started reading The Goldfinch on Christmas Day and just finished the 800 page novel last night. While the concept was interesting, I found this book to be mind-numbingly looooong.

Contemplating what to read next: Dr. Sleep by Stephen King, Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail by Cheryl Strayed, or something else that you will tell me is wonderful and is a must read.

So… what are you reading right now, or what have you read lately that you really enjoyed?

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Posted on January 6th, 2014 by Stephanie
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By Kevin Kelsey on January 6th, 2014 at 1:13 pm

If you haven’t read it yet, I would recommend 11/22/63 by Stephen King. Not the typical King novel, but so thought-provoking. It stays with you for a long time.

I loved Dr. sleep. It doesn’t read like a sequel at all. Most recently, I read The Blood of Flowers by Anita Amirrezvani. I read it in one night, it was that compelling. A heartbreaking book, but totally worth it.

I’ve got The Goldfinch on my list. I did like ‘The Secret History’ so I’ve high hopes for this.

My favourite book of 2013 was ‘Dark Gods’ by T.E.D Klein. It’s subtle horror but not on Kindle, I’m afraid. Its a pretty old book now but the writing is amazing, if you like that sort of thing,

I was disappointed with ‘Doctor Sleep’. I love SK but I didn’t think it really added anything as a sequel to The Shining. I don’t really know why he wrote it to be honest.

I did enjoy ‘Joyland’


I forgot to add Dave Eggers novel ‘The Circle’.
It totally made me rethink about my time on the internet.


I read 11/23/63 when it first came out. Absolutely loved it. You’re right. It stays with you…

Just started Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance. Recently, I finished Surely You Must Be Joking, Mr. Feynman and liked it.

Both books were out of my comfort zone, which is typically sci fi and fantasy books. Recently I’ve made a point of reading different types of books.

The Name of the Wind and Wiseman’s Fear by Patrick Rothfuss … Each one long but SO well written and such an engaging story…think much leaner, grittier, Harry Potter, for the more adult crowd. Have also been re reading a delightful book called An Everlasting Meal: Cooking with Economy and Grace, by Tamar Meyers. I found it beautifully written, engaging, and informative/creatively stimulating.

I’m reading Life by Keith Richards now – very interesting if you like music history. I am listening to the audio book and who wouldn’t like Depp narrating! I just finished Sycamore Row by J Grisham – it should be a movie! But, I am a Grisham fan.

I am in the midst of Round House by Louise Erdrich which is engrossing. Glad to read all the posts as I am searching for my next book….

W is for Wasted by Sue Grafton

I decided to try The Book Thief… Just started it last night.

Inceptio by Alison Morton

I just finished an amazing, for me life changing, book called”World Enough and Time Creativity and Slowing Down” by Christian McEwen. It’s a hard read to top, but I am now reading “Quiet”.

I started rereading Gift from the Sea by Anne Morrow Lindbergh – never fails to be both soothing and inspiring at the same time. Also, The Desire Map by Danielle LaPorte, and Walden, by Thoreau

By david bogie on January 12th, 2014 at 10:00 am

Command Control, Eric Schlosser. Utterly disquieting history of the nuclear weapons programs. My dad was in SAC and knew most of the characters in this book.


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