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I’m looking for a good book, any recommendations?September 13, 2013 5:34 pm at 5:34 pm #974803live rightMember
The biography of R’ Shlomo FriefeldSeptember 13, 2013 5:41 pm at 5:41 pm #974804
Fiction or non-fiction?September 13, 2013 6:02 pm at 6:02 pm #974805
“Fiction or non-fiction?”
either. something you enjoyed, something interesting to read(unpredictable)September 13, 2013 6:27 pm at 6:27 pm #974806
What’s your tolerance level? 🙂September 13, 2013 6:31 pm at 6:31 pm #974807
“What’s your tolerance level? :)”
????September 13, 2013 6:35 pm at 6:35 pm #974808
how “prudish” does it have to beSeptember 13, 2013 6:43 pm at 6:43 pm #974809
Do I have to klaap “Al Chet”?
jk, I’m not that prudish as long as it’s worth readingSeptember 13, 2013 7:04 pm at 7:04 pm #974810writersoulParticipant
What the Dog Saw by Malcolm Gladwell.
I don’t really like his pop psychology books, but I LOVE this book, which is basically a collection of the best/favorite articles that he wrote for the New Yorker. You will find yourself fascinated by the development of advertisements for hair dye and training dogs. It’s also very, very well written, obviously.
If you don’t want to spend on it or shlep to the library all of his articles (including many more than are in the book) are on his website, but the computer is an annoying way to read.September 13, 2013 7:06 pm at 7:06 pm #974811
Midnight’s Children–Salman Rushdie <– this and Beloved are not for the faint-hearted, as they are disturbing and kind of gory
The Ocean at the End of the Lane–Neil Gaiman
Discworld series–Terry Pratchett
Tortilla Flat–John Steinbeck
The Lord of the Rings–J. R. R. Tolkien
Pale Fire–Vladmir Nabakov
The Help–Kathryn Stockett
Millenium Trilogy–Stieg Larsson
The Joy Luck Club–Amy Tan
War and Peace–Leo Tolstoy
Room– Emma Donoghue
The Good Earth–Pearl S. Buck
Mrs. Dalloway–Virginia Woolf
Age of Innocence–Edith WhartonSeptember 13, 2013 7:21 pm at 7:21 pm #974812
OneofMany: Thanks, I’ve read a couple, but it looks like a good list. (The book’s usually better than the movie)September 13, 2013 7:46 pm at 7:46 pm #974813
Pillars of the Earth and its sequel World without end by Ken Follet (fiction)
The Prime Ministers by Yehuda Avner (non fiction)
Fall of giants by Ken Follet (fiction)
The Hot Zone by Richard Preston (dramatized non fiction)
Jurassic Park by Michael Chricton (fictio)
Hitchikers Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
The Lincoln Lawyer by Michael Connely (fiction)
At home by Bill Bryson (non fiction)September 13, 2013 7:57 pm at 7:57 pm #974814
The Corner by David SimonSeptember 13, 2013 8:25 pm at 8:25 pm #974816
The Wolf of Wall Street by Jordan Belfort (non fiction)
The Ice Man by Philip Carlo (non fiction)
Thinking Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahaneman (non fiction)
Busting Vegas by Ben Mezrich (dramatized non fiction)
21 by Ben Mezrich (dramatized non fiction)September 13, 2013 8:41 pm at 8:41 pm #974817
thanks, I don’t want to sound like I only read chick books, those sound more guy oriented, (I heard of some of them)September 13, 2013 9:48 pm at 9:48 pm #974818
…what are chick books?September 13, 2013 9:58 pm at 9:58 pm #974819
Yeah, what’s a chick book?? My wife read most of the books I list above and she liked them….September 15, 2013 1:14 am at 1:14 am #974820eclipseMember
live right: The book on Rabbi Freifeld WAS incredible.
“As long as I Live” by Ahron Margolit,also unbelievably inspiring.September 15, 2013 1:19 am at 1:19 am #974821Bookworm120Participant
Lakewood001 – Haha, I see Jurassic Park’s being recommended now! 😀 Oy1, if you can tolerate the more mature stuff in the JP books, it really is a great read.September 15, 2013 10:22 am at 10:22 am #974822notasheepMember
I would think a chick book is something like PS: I Love You, which is beautiful. Otherwise I usually head for the older kids’ section cause there are some fantastic books there and kids’ literature is always clean. Adults’ and even teens’ section you really have to be careful what you pick up in terms of content.
I can recommend The Tapestry series by Henry H Neff.September 15, 2013 12:00 pm at 12:00 pm #974823
well if you are going to read Michael Crichton books, you might as well read the best book of his, Timeline.
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