I have a Kindle – recommend me some books
Agree – let us know the genre(s) and I’ll have a think
I also check out the Kindle Daily Deal every day. Sometimes the book on offer isn’t to my tastes but often something looks interesting enough to take a punt for 99p
If you like your science fiction consider subscribing to Asimov’s Science Fiction magazine. Well worth the entry price.
Danny BPosted 4 years agostilltortoiseSubscriber
Genre. Good point. Not really a sci-fi man to be honest and crime books don’t float my boat. The trend of Scandinavian crime novels does little for me having tried a few. I prefer first person narratives and the odd dabble in some fantasy stuff for example His Dark Materials trilogy.
Might be easier to give some examples of stuff from my bookcase that has left an impression on me in the past since I’m not good on categorising them:
A Thousand Splendid Suns – Khaled Hosseini
Birdsong – Sebastian Faulks
Memoirs of a Geisha – Arthur Golden
Into the Wild – Jon Krakauer
Between Extremes – Brian Keenan and John McCarthy
Room – Emma Donaghue
We Need to Talk about Kevin – Lionel Shriver
The Road – Cormac McCarthy
Bill Bryson’s earlier travel stuff (wasn’t a big fan of his “A Short History of…”
Touching the Void – Joe Simpson
Looking at that lot they’re mostly quite intense or emotional stories. What does that say about me??! 😆Posted 4 years agoRusty SpannerSubscriber
plumber – Member
Theres lots of free books, I’d start there
Loads of ‘The Complete…..’ collections out there, for pennies.
The Conan Doyle one is good, you get all the Sherlock Holmes plus his other stuff.
The GK Chesterton one is good too.
Currently rereading HHGTTG for the umpteenth time, still funny, still relevant.Posted 4 years agopetergeeMember
The Bible. I don’t have the name of the author but it’s the “word of God” apparantly. A number of ghost-writers at play I think. It has two volumes, Old Testament and New Testament so not as good as Lord Of The Rings which has three books but still worth a look. If you have a troublesome gangleon, you can try some bible bashing to rid yourself of it…but then you might break your Kindle…so perhaps not.Posted 4 years ago
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