What are you reading?

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  1. dgpiaffeteach

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    I'm reading Inexcusable by Chris Lynch. It's a YA adult. Very interesting as the narrator seems pretty unreliable but that's the only side you get. I could see some of my students getting into it.
     
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    Bill Bryson is fabulous! Don't know how many times I have read A Walk in the Woods.
     
  3. runsw/scissors

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    I am still working my way through Lincoln's Team of Rivals and Blindness. These are not easy books and will take me a while longer, but I am determined to finish them.
     
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    Just finished " The diary of a young girl - Anne Frank" and " The time of my life - Cecilia Ahern"
    And currently , for a bit of light reading " Who moved my cheese?"
     
  5. MrsC

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    I've just finished a one-month blitz of reading 12-15 (I've lost track) memoirs and non-fiction books about the Holocaust (previewing them for my students). I need to switch to something light.
     
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    I've been reading nothing but things for grad school all year, but I decided to take a break between writing my last paper for my last class and doing more work on my thesis. My brain just needs it. So I'm reading Gone Girl, which I have owned for over two years and only just now got around to reading.
     
  7. Rhesus

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    I'm currently reading My Struggle by Karl Ove Knausgaard. Imagine a combination of Proust and Kerouac.

    For a fast and mostly hilarious read, I recommend Dear Committee Members. It is an epistolary novel written in the form of recommendation letters by a sarcastic professor, which are the sort you wish you could write sometimes.
     
  8. runsw/scissors

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    I am down to the last 75 pages of Blindness. This book has taken me forever to read. When I finish this I need to pick up some light fluffy-type book. Has anyone read Hollow City yet?
     
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    I am finishing Beach Town by Mary Kay Andrews. Light, fun read by a favorite author of mine. I highly recommend The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah for those who like historic fiction-this one is set in WWII Occupied France.
     
  10. TeacherNY

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    I read it. Its pretty good but not as good as the first book IMO.
    Right now I'm reading a bunch of fun cozy mysteries. I have a ton of books that I got for NOOK and Kindle...all FREE!! :D
     
  11. runsw/scissors

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    After more than a year, I finally finished reading Blindness. That was a difficult book! I am sure there was a metaphor in the story, but I couldn't see it. The translation lacked most conventional punctuation for dialogue, and I spent most of my energy trying to figure out who was speaking. This must be what our struggling readers feel like when faced with a new book.
     
  12. ChristyF

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    I'm in the middle of Zoo by James Patterson and just started Forever the 5th book in the Unfortunate Fairytales series (a YA series).
     
  13. MrsC

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    Just finished Unravel: A Novel by Calia Read. For those who enjoyed Gone Girl or Girl on the Train, I highly recommend it!
     
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    Zoo was really good! Did you know they were making a TV mini-series out of it this summer?
     
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    For posters who enjoy YA, I recommend The Wrath and the Dawn by Renee Adieh. Just read it last week and really enjoyed it! It's a novel loosely based on 1,001 Arabian Nights (not a retelling).
     
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    I just finished What Alice Forgot and Things you won't say. They were both excellent books.
     
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    I loved What Alice Forgot! Read it last summer, bought what I thought would be a nice, fluffy chick-lit read...halfway through, I was practically sobbing (but in a cathartic way, really). Loved all the plot lines and how all the characters' different perspectives came together. I think the part that made me cry the most was Alice's sister.
    (And just by the way, it's been a really long time since a book made me cry.)
     
  18. MLB711

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    That book was AWESOME!!!!!!!!! I have yet to read Gone Girl but it's on the list.

    Right now I'm a little mired in 1776 by David McCullough. Something by Zinn will be next, or A People's History of the World. I'm aiming to bring some new perspectives to my content for next year.
     
  19. runsw/scissors

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    I am rereading To Kill a Mockingbird in anticipation of Lee's new novel. As soon as I see it for sale I am buying it. I heard it is a prequel of Mockingbird so I want to be ready.
     
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    Hooray for actual time to read!
    I'm reading the Maze Runner series and "Unstoppable Learning" as professional development. Not sure what will be next after each of those.
    I told my students to come back and check in with me next year - if they have read more than me, they'll get a small prize :)
     
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    thanks for the tip! I'm a huge fan of these types of books.
     
  22. TeacherNY

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    The Winter People is good too!
     
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    Just finished Before I Go To Sleep--another page-turner!
     
  24. ChristyF

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    Not untill I got the book. I'm anxious to see how they make it.
     
  25. Arzen

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    I was shocked by George Orwell's "1984". Amazing book that changes your way of thinking.
     
  26. WarriorPrncss

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    In the last 3 days I've started and finished: "Don't Look Behind You" and "Artichoke's Heart". And today I am starting "Out of My Mind".

    It's mostly YA literature. I'm a sucker for it.
     
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    I just finished an amazing book, the mountaintop school for digs by Cooney. It is newish and charming. If you love dogs and have a soft spot for troubled young adults, try it.
     
  28. TeacherNY

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    I just started the Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox. I have a few Aurora Teagarden books to pick up at the library tomorrow.
     
  29. runsw/scissors

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    I am reading The Red Badge of Courage. I never had to read this one in high school.
     
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    Any good mystery or thrillers books you guys can recommend for Thanksgiving break?
     
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    I've been reading romance novels lately. I have other, better-written books going too, but sometimes I just want an easy to read book after I've put so much effort and focus into work all day. They aren't too hard to follow. :)
     
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    Just finished Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel. It was a bit of a slog as it was written in 15th century language but I enjoyed it. Now I have to get Bring up the bodies to finish it off.
     
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    The Girl on the Train.

    I just finished it and couldn't put it down. I think I read the entire book in a weekend because I just needed to know.
     
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    Loved that one!
     
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    I loved the British/Polish thrillers by Anya Lipska. Great depth of plotting and an interesting setting.
     
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    I am reading a series of books by Miss Read (her pen name), an English author who has since died. They are sweet stories about a village teacher in the 50s--just my type. :)
     
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    The Power of the Dog by Don Winslow. It's several stories which interweave focusing on the war of drugs, definitely recommend!
     
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    If you like mystery with a paranormal twist, I love Heather Graham.
     
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    I have been reading some memoirs from people who've escaped North Korea. In contrast, I also have discovered light reading by Debbie Macomer. Looking forward to a week of reading!
     
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    I love the Krewe of Hunters books!
    Right now I'm reading a slew of books for review (some from NetGalley and some from the authors). I guess I'm a book nerd because getting a book in the mail from an author is like Christmas for me LOL
     

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