What should I read next?: The book ending support group discussion


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message 1: by Aimee (last edited Aug 25, 2016 01:37PM) (new)

Aimee Hey all!

Feel free to add books that you are currently reading so we can get a look at what you are into.

Then, feel free to suggest books "To-Read" based on everyone's tastes!

Also, it is a great idea to post questions, comments and suggestions right here in this forum!


message 2: by Anne (new)

Anne | 16 comments Hi Kell, I too have a serious addiction to books and sometimes get the feeling that I am the only one out there! My husband is also a non-reader and it still amazes me that I ended up with someone who does not share my passion for reading.(Good thing he has other redeeming qualities :)).

message 3: by Aimee (new)

Aimee Wow! You two sound like my clones!!! I am in the same situation as both! I always have a few books in the works, and always one on hand!

And My hubby just recently said to me, while I was reading, "You look bored..." Shows how much he knows, eh?!

message 4: by Anne (new)

Anne | 16 comments Exactly-how could you be bored with a good book (even with a not-so-good book!)

message 5: by Anne (new)

Anne | 16 comments Btw, I am currently reading Between, Georgia by Joshilyn Jackson. This is her second book. Her first, gods in Alabama, was pretty good and I like the this new one so far. Great stories if you enjoy books set in the south with a fairly quick-paced plot.

message 6: by Rebecca (new)

Rebecca Thompson | 5 comments i think i would die without books... my fiancee constantly picks on me for having my nose in a book all the time... i'm into pretty much everything except romance novels... i leave those for my mother... currently i am reading "house of leaves" by mark z. danielewski... for the second time...

message 7: by Renee (new)

Renee (pontiacgal501) | 7 comments Hi everyone my name is Renee and I love to read also but I can't seem to read like you all can. I can only manage one book at a time. I'm also the only one in my family that likes to read. I never have a gap between books because I have so many books on my TBR pile that I will not be lacking for anything to read in the near future.

I just got through reading A Tree Grows In Brooklyn by Betty Smith. It was a good book that showed how people grew up in the depression but on the other hand it was a little slow to me.

I'm currently reading Waste Land (The Savage Odyssey of Charles Starkweather and Caril Ann Fugate) by Michael Newton.

message 8: by Catamorandi (new)

Catamorandi (wwwgoodreadscomprofilerandi) Hi everyone,

I am Andi. I really haven't been reading for a long time. I got so many books shoved down my throat during school, that I didn't care if I ever read a book again. Then about ten or eleven years ago, I realized that if you read what you want to read, instead of what you have to read, reading is great. I enjoy it totally now. I can read two books at the same time if they are not related by plot. My mother has always been a reader and so has my sister. I am working in two other groups that make it necessary to read the book I am reading now. I am reading "Finnegans Wake" by James Joyce. For another group, I am reading "The Book Thief". Never the twain shall meet. I have an absolutely HUGE TBR list, because I haven't been reading long (was interrupted by school the last two years), so I have a lot more books that I want to read than the ones I have read.

message 9: by Maggie (new)

Maggie (maggiekuts) My boyfriend is a non-reader too; he's always giving me a hard time for picking reading over socializing!

I'm currently reading the (wonderful) Mists of Avalon; I hope whatever I read next will be just as good!

message 10: by Jay (new)

Jay | 2 comments Hi all! My name is Jay and I've been reading as a hobby since middle school. I thought I'd come on here and see what everyone else is reading as I have tons of e-books but I don't know where to begin!

I just finished Duma Key by Stephen King and before that I read Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes. I like to read something current and then switch it up with a classic.

BTW Rebecca, House of Leaves is awesome! I tried to show my wife the book but she didnt understand why the layout was so crazy. Geez...

message 11: by Mona (new)

Mona | 2 comments Hi Everyone!
My name is Mona and I've been reading since I was very young. I turned my love of reading into a career and currently teach elementary and middle school students reading/language arts part-time.

I have several favorite authors and books. One book that really stuck with me though was The Alchemist by Paulo Coehlo. I have loved everything he has written.

Looking forward to being part of the group!

message 12: by Jennie (new)

Jennie (jmayhp) Hi all! I've been looking for a group to join and this one seems wonderfully eclectic. I tend to shy away from historical fiction, westerns and romance books, but other than that I'll try anything once!

I have several favorite authors, Stephen King being one of them. I also really enjoy Jeffrey Archer and Chistopher Moore.

I'm lucky enough to live with another reader, although when we're both in the middle of a book I think our dog suffers!

I look forward to getting to know you all and being part of the group!

message 13: by Karen (new)

Karen | 6 comments Gosh my boyfriend isn't a reader either though I've tried to give and buy him books I think he would like. He still hasn't read them of course. lol... I just finished My Sister's Keeper by Jodi Picoult and I'm thinking of reading Dante's Divine Comedy next. I try to read a variety of books, but I love reading about history and auto- and biographies. I was reading two books at once but lately I've been sticking to only one. Glad to be a part of this group!

message 14: by Lady of the Lake (new)

Lady of the Lake Oh it is difficult when one part of a pair reads and the other doesn't! Sometimes it is frustrating trying to make the other understand the joys of reading! I know its hard for me to see how one can't LOVE to read! Luckily my Husband is a reader. He reads (mostly) non-fiction military based works..but he will get crazy and reach out for one of the classics sometimes! I am a reader of historical fiction (usually) can't get enough will have up to 5 books going at once until one is so addictive that I MUST read continually at all costs! I didn't become avid reader until about 10 years ago and kicked myself for all the wasted years not reading! I will go to the bio of a particular figure I find fascinating out of the historical fiction that I have read to get the real side of the story. It is all good!
Happy Reading!

message 15: by Sallie (new)

Sallie (sallie25) | 1 comments Hello! My name is Sallie.
I like to read mainly fiction. I read a lot with my children if you look at my book list. I am always looking for a new book to read.

message 16: by Renee (new)

Renee | 1 comments Hi!

I am the newest Renee to join this group! I enjoy reading fantasy, fiction and nature/animal related nonfiction. I also like reading about ancient civilizations. I like YA books too!

Jamie (The Perpetual Page-Turner) (perpetualpageturner) hello all! i'm jamie. i like reading a little bit of everything..and im always up for finding new books to read.

message 18: by Adam (new)

Adam (tranced84) | 1 comments hello there, Kell:) I totally agree with you and your biblio-addict situation. What I tend to do is: 1) Have, to start, 2 books that I'm reading at the same time, usually fiction: 1 for 'at home' and one for 'the train' (I live in NYC) or anywhere else that I carry in my bag. 2)A spiritual/religious/self-help book 3) A biography or memoir and 4) A non-fiction, factual historical type of read i.e. "The Great Mayor: Fiorello LaGuardia and the Making of New York. This process seems to work for me. I have quite a few books (350-400) of which more that 3/4 I have not read, at least cover to cover, sitting on my bookshelf and overflowing onto the floor and all the way to my nightstand but this STILL does not stop me from 'adding' 'to-reads' to my goodreads list and stopping to look at books....ANYWHERE THEY MAY BE!!!! Old, new, fiction/non-fiction, biography, tpb comics etc., etc. so as you can see I have a itty bitty problem;p but I've definitely seen more detrimental not to mention downright DEADLY addictions, afflictions and diseases so I don't think my "Obsession" with all things made of paper, ink and bound in cloth, leather or hardened carboard is a bad thing. Well thanks for listening and down hestitate to write back.
Bye for now,

Adam C.

message 19: by Brenda (new)

Brenda (librarymom23) Hello Everyone, Brenda here...I usually have three or more books going at the same time. My TBR pile is a mountain. My non-reading husband has learned to love the coffee in the local Barnes & Noble and the Indie Bookstore I love, because these are "cheap" dates for us, and it feeds my passion for books. In 2013 I am going to try to read more nonfiction, so I am looking forward to some suggestions for you! I have been reading around 100 books a year, of course this number does reflect the chapter books I read with my two sons. Look forward to getting to know some of you this coming year. Happy New Year everyone! :)

message 20: by Lynn (new)

Lynn Bartels | 2 comments Hi all! I am new here - but feel right at home. I always have 2 or 3 books that I am reading. I will read just about anything - as long as it's good. I use to always finish a book no matter how bad it was once I started it. But not any more - I realized there are just too many good books out there. I just finished Back on the Market (a light comedy romance) which made me laugh (I needed that with all the holiday madness!). Now I am reading Almost Always - If you like Anne Tyler, you will love Almost Always. Worth the read.

message 21: by May (new)

May (maysoon-h) | 20 comments Hello;
I read the intro about this group and found myself nodding with every sentence, so I had to join this group... hoping I'll find with you some nice books recommendations :)

I started this year trying to figure out what am I going to read?, but unfortunately I wasn't really happy with my choices so far...
now I'm reading The Complete Stories of Isaac Asimov by Isaac Asimov and yesterday started If Walls Could Talk (A Haunted Home Renovation Mystery #1) by Juliet Blackwell ...

message 22: by Renee (new)

Renee (historychic) | 5 comments hi im Renee and I always reading something. Historical Romance and Romance are my favourite Genres. and when I need a new purse, I bass my selection on if it can hold a book, my day planner, walet and sunglasses

message 23: by Namrata (new)

Namrata Ganti (namrata_ganti) | 1 comments Hey everyone!! I am Namrata and am from India!! I love reading and can never gi anywhere without carrying a book. I read almost all genres of fiction and recently started reading some non-fiction books!! As of now I am going to start reading the Book Thief and am planning to read Roots by Alex Hailey

message 24: by Saxonjus (new)

Saxonjus | 11 comments Hi everyone I am Jus & an avid book reader! Namrata I loved & have re read The Book Thief many times! I have a varied range of book tastes from Autobiographies(none of the nonsense z celebs ones!) Historical Fiction I LOVE! Wolf Hall & Bring Up The Bodies loved & hoping Hilary wil write more! Thrillers/Romance/Some horror I read.I find it hard to read political books or on the paranormal & sci fi! Currently in two book clubs-Water For Elephants from Library club & local club Tale of Two Cities! For my enjoyment just received Saxon's Bane!


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