What are you reading?

Posted by Treasure Ransom @transom, Mar 16, 2017

I am a big reader and am always looking for book recommendations! @sportsmom and @amdow have both mentioned they are readers. Who else likes to read and what are you reading right now?

I am listening to an audiobook called “The Sender”. It is a great book about a football coach that is struggling with a cancer diagnosis and very aggressive chemotherapy. He receives anonymous letters that test him and strengthen him during his difficult journey. The letters were actually written and sent to an NFL coach going through a similar situation, but the story around the character in “The Sender” is fictional. Touching story. I am probably 1/3 of the way through and am enjoying it so far.

Feel free to share what you are reading and why you would or wouldn’t recommend it. All genres are fair game! 🙂

@janelsmith

Where are the best places to find audio books?

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I use Overdrive regularly, and I LOVE it! You will use your current library card number to sign in. I’ve been using it for years and always have an audiobook at my fingertips.

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@janelsmith

Where are the best places to find audio books?

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What a great tip Barb, thanks for sharing!!!

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@janelsmith

Where are the best places to find audio books?

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I’m an odd creature in that I have little desire to own books. I have some I will absolutely buy, but that is rare. Instead, for my pleasure reading, I’m content to check out books. Hence, the library choice makes the most sense for me.

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I am a big mystery person so my go to authors have been Michael Connolly, John Sandford, and James Patterson. I do like a romance also once in a while too Elizabeth Lowell. Looking for another romance with mystery writer, does anyone have any ideas?

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I just recently read The Most Beautiful: My Life with Prince. I am not a Prince fan but one of my book club friends recommended the book. It was a good read, it was written by his wife Mayte Garcia. Prince was a very talented an eccentric person.

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@creeve

I recently read “The Underground Railroad” by Colton Whitehead; it was a bit of a slow start for me but I got into it by the end. I also read “The Mothers” by Brit Bennett, and “Good as Gone” by Amy Gentry. A bit of a mix of books so always open to others recommendations! Good as Gone was a page-turner for me, I think I read it in one evening on the weekend (bit of a thriller). When I get hooked into a story line, it’s often hard for me to put it down but I’ve found that love of reading is now transferring to my young kids – so I’ll call it a win! 🙂

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Thanks for the additional suggestions. I’m honestly an all-over the board reader, but I think I tend to prefer mystery type novels. Although, I definitely contradict myself with a recent favorite that I just finished was “When Breath Becomes Air” by Paul Kalanithi; I highly recommend it!

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@aperob

I am a big mystery person so my go to authors have been Michael Connolly, John Sandford, and James Patterson. I do like a romance also once in a while too Elizabeth Lowell. Looking for another romance with mystery writer, does anyone have any ideas?

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@aperob, another great mystery writer is Harlan Coben. His Myron Bolitar series is one of my favorites as the wit of the key recurring characters has me laughing out loud even while there is a dark mystery to resolve.

As for the romantic suspense genre, here are a couple of my favorite authors/series:

*Pamela Clare – I-Team
*Roxanne St. Claire – Barefoot Bay Undercover (which can come after the Barefoot Bay and the Barefoot Bay Brides series, but could be read without these romance novels first)

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I read a Man Called Ove a couple months ago and cannot recommend it enough! I also just finished the Late Homecomer which was riveting and I finished in a day.

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I have just read “Wrecked” by Emily Bleeker here is the description:
Lillian Linden is a liar. On the surface, she looks like a brave survivor of a plane crash. But she’s been lying to her family, her friends, and the whole world since rescue helicopters scooped her and her fellow survivor, Dave Hall, off a deserted island in the South Pacific. Missing for almost two years, the castaways are thrust into the spotlight after their rescue, becoming media darlings overnight. But they can’t tell the real story—so they lie.

The public is fascinated by the castaways’ saga, but Lillian and Dave must return to their lives and their spouses. Genevieve Randall—a hard-nosed journalist and host of a news program—isn’t buying it. She suspects Lillian’s and Dave’s explanations about the other crash survivors aren’t true. And now, Genevieve’s determined to get the real story, no matter how many lives it destroys.

It is a good book. I was really drawn into it some of it was expected but some was not and it was a great ride. 🙂

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I love historical fiction. Particularly ancient history. If you’re ever looking that way, just let me know! I’m currently reading a book called “The Quest for the Crown of Thorns.”

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I love books by Nicholas Sparks. His most recent, Two By Two, is the book I’m currently reading. It is about a man whose life is upended by starting over his career, as his wife transitions from being a stay-at-home mother to re-entering the workplace. She ends up leaving her husband and that is where I currently am – about halfway through the book. I always regret reaching the end of his books as I then have to wait for another to come out!

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I always have a few books that I’m reading at one time. At the moment I’m really enjoying The Power of Moments by Chip Heath and Dan Heath. It talks about why certain experiences have extraordinary impact. There are 4 elements of defining moments- elevation, insight, pride, and connection.

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