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Terrain posted 1/30/2019 10:20 AM

I need a break from the heavy books about cheating and relationships. I need to read something with a completely different subject, but don't want to read a romance book. Any suggestions?

Lionne posted 1/30/2019 18:41 PM

I've read a lot of compelling books in my time that were purely entertaining. But give us a little more? do you like history, science fiction, fantasy?
A good murder mystery keeps me entertained but too often have some element of infidelity.

Here is a choice from several genres:
Mystery: The Alex Delaware series by Jonathan Kellerman
SciFi: Otherworld Tad Williams (four books in the series, all very long)
Fantasy: Anything by Anne McCaffrey
History: I got nothing, I don't do history

Catwoman posted 1/31/2019 08:43 AM

One of my 2019 resolutions was to engage in more "serious" reading. I commute via train, so I have a good 45 minutes each way to read.

I just finished "Unbroken" and loved it. I don't usually like war stories, but I couldn't put it down. I'm nearly done with "The Last of the Doughboys" which deals with WWI. Again, not my typical genre, but I am enjoying it, particularly since my grandfather signed up for the war, but never left the states (he goes into a lot of this detail).

I enjoy a lot of the books Mary Higgins Clark writes--great murder mysteries with wonderful plot twists and realistic characters. "Remember Me" is a favorite. I also love Lisa Scottoline--her books are always engaging and fun. Try "Everywhere That Mary Went."


Notthevictem posted 2/8/2019 16:41 PM

Critical failures?

nscale56 posted 2/9/2019 10:10 AM

Well since there is no new Dresden Files book yet (any time Butcher), I've started to read Jim Butcher's "Codex Alera" series. Also started to read Dean Koontz novels again. If you can find them Doc Savage books are pretty good. Also Ellery Queen mysteries.

nscale56 posted 2/9/2019 11:56 AM

I guess my suggestions would probably appeal more to men maybe.

josiep posted 2/12/2019 12:06 PM

If you'd enjoy a just really silly story that's easy to read and will make you LOL every once in awhile, I recommend

Skinny Dip
by Carl Hiaasen. If you like that one, you'll enjoy the rest as well, especially
Sick Puppy

BearlyBreathing posted 2/13/2019 00:36 AM

Anything by David Sedaris will be a fun read!

Chili posted 2/15/2019 10:56 AM

I guess my suggestions would probably appeal more to men maybe.

Not necessarily nscale. Huge Dresden files fan right here. I just love the snark and tone of the series. And those fabulous and funny characters who weave their way in and out of the series. Great stuff.

Right there with you - I don't understand why he dropped off the radar so suddenly...his last couple really seemed to be building towards *something* too.

Terrain - come back and tell us more about what you consider fun reading? I am not a romance person either, but do you like non-fiction? Mystery? Historical fiction?

I tend to read a couple *fun* page turners and then tackle a more *serious* piece of literature or non-fiction in between. I love a good series.

Reading is my great escape and transporter.

Although one of the horrifying side effects right after Dday was my inability to concentrate during reading. It was yet another part of me that felt destroyed by infidelity. I was really pissed about that. Took me several months to get back into the groove of a nightly habit I'd had since childhood.

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