What are you reading?

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  1. Caesar753

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    I just started No Choirboy: Murder, Violence, and Teenagers on Death Row and The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks. Both are nonfiction, which isn't something I read a lot of. I'm trying to do better with that.
     
  2. MrsC

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    I'm trying to read more non-fiction as well and have finished a couple in the last month or so. I just started reading I Was Here by Gayle Forman--a YA book. A couple of the girls in my class recommended it to me.
     
  3. runsw/scissors

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    I just finished American Creation and have started another book for my reading challenge list, The Count of Monte Cristo. Has anyone read this before?
     
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    Finished reading "The Time Traveler's Wife." Now I'm working on "The Talisman" by King/Straub as an audiobook, and "Daughter of the Forest" by Juliet Marillier as a print text. Since I got my Audible subscription, I've never really noticed the narration in a good or bad way before. Now though, I can't wait for this book to be over because this narration is so god-awful.
     
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    I'm reading the 2nd one now! I'm listening to this one on audiobook and I love listening to it!
     
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    I am reading See Me Nicholas Sparks.... Not done yet... But stayed up way too late reading last night. ;)
     
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    I know I'm way behind on responding to this but The Count of Monte Cristo is one of my favorite books ever. I read it 6 or 7 years ago and totally sunk into it until I was done. So good. It's one of my fondest reading memories.

    I finally started reading "Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood, and the Prison of Belief." It's totally fascinating in a bonkers kind of way. Also just picked up "Rise of the Rocket Girls: The Women Who Propelled Us, from Missiles to the Moon to Mars" at the library. SUPER excited about that one.
     
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    I'm reading John Irving's latest, Avenue of Mysteries.
     
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    Just started an Inspector Morse murder mystery.
     
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    I just finished a few really good reads!
    The Passenger
    Fool Me Once
    Luckiest Girl Alive
    I just started Find Her and Woman with a Secret for my online book clubs.
     
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    I heard that is a good series. There's a tv show also, isn't there?
     
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    You would LOVE Clare Macintosh's novel, I let go.
     
  13. blazer

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    There have been several series. Sadly the lead actor, John Thaw, died a few years back now. However they re-launched the series, renamed it 'Endeavour ' and went back in time to Morse's life when he first became a cop.

    It is a very gentle, English type of series. Very cerebral rather than crash bang cop action.
     
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    I really enjoy the English series. There are quite a few on Netflix. Do you suggest any others?
     
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    A spin off from Morse is Lewis. Lewis was Morse's sergeant now promoted to inspector. Endeavor is the young morse, just starting out as a cop in the 60s. If you like British cops then try Inspector George Gently, another 60s set series. If you want up to date police series then 'Vera' is pretty good. 'Broadchurch' has David Tennant playing a cop. Series 1 was excellent but I struggled with series 2 and series 3 is about to air. 'Scott and Bailey' is a sort of modern British version of Cagney and Lacy. Silent Witness is a series about forensic scientists. Law and Order UK is a Brit version of the US series. If you like police comedy then 'Death in paradise' is a series about British cops posted to the West Indies and solving crime there. Foyle's war is the adventures of an Inspector working during WW2.
     
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    I am about half way through Count of Monte Cristo, and I am really confused by some of the events. If I just go with it (light reading) as opposed to trying to keep everything straight in my head it's not as bad. I also finished reading The Perks of Being a Wallflower. I have mixed feelings about that one.
     
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    I'm hoping to revive this thread to get some ideas for my Spring Break reading list!! Anyone read a good book lately???
     
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    Just finished a few I would recommend: The Perfect Girl by Gilly Macmillan, The Couple Next Door by Shari Lapena, Born a Crime by Trevor Noah (loved this, but be warned of a fair amount of profanity). I've just started Behind Closed Doors by B.A. Paris and it's promising so far.
     
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    I read The Couple Nextt Door for one of my Goodreads book groups. I thought it was ok. Behind Closed Doors was really good. I'm about to start an advanced reader's copy of another book by that author.
    The bookclub I belong too online is reading Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult but I read the synopsis and don't think I'll like it.
     
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    It's more of a kids book (I was reading to determine whether I wanted to use it as a read aloud after finishing Hatchet), but I just finished Fish in a Tree over break, and would highly recommend it. Much like Wonder, with more of an academic focus instead of a physical feature focus.
     
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    I just finished Fragile by Lisa Unger and I was hooked from the first page. I don't see how anyone wouldn't be. She is a wonderful writer and the people of the town called The Hollows spoke to me. It is a character-driven mystery and a sequal is out now. I can't wait to start it.
     
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    If my practicum, my university classes, the English Honor Society, and my actual job that pays me didn't keep me so busy, I would be reading either Passenger by Alexandra Bracken or More Happy Than Not by Adam Silvera. (I've started both but haven't found time to finish them.)
     
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    OH, that sounds good!
     
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    Now I'm reading Alice Hoffman's latest, Probable Future. It is filled with her usual magical realism and fantastic.
     
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    I'm reading Hidden Figures. My mom got it for me on Amazon. I need to pick it up more often. I always have my kindle with me but I never seem to pull it out :(
     
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    Just finished 'The Nest' and now reading 'Before the Fall'. I've been enjoying spring G break reading on my veranda.
     
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    I'm re-reading "A Mind for Numbers". It's a book on how to best learn maths and sciences. Preparing for next year.
     
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    How is the book? I'm a big fan of Carol Dweck and especially Jo Boaler, but haven't heard of this book before. (Plus, bonus points for saying "maths" instead of math :))
     
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    It's really good. Definitely worthy enough for re-reading. After I read it the first time, I made a lot of changes in my classroom procedures to better help students learn such as more frequent quizzes.
     
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    I just finished reading The Roanoke Girls by Amy Engel. A bit disturbing at times but a really gripping book. One of those books you have to read the whole thing quickly because it bugs you not to know how it ends LOL
     

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