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What book are you reading right now?

  1. FatFreddysCat profile image92
    FatFreddysCatposted 20 months ago

    I've seen a few forum threads/questions about reading lately - asking what types of books you like to read, or how many you've read in the past year, etc....but none have simply asked: what book are you reading right now?

    So c'mon, bookworms, tell us what you got.  I'll start:

    Currently: A Biography of Led Zeppelin: When Giants Walked the Earth by Mick Wall

    On deck: So, Anyway... by John Cleese

    1. Cardisa profile image91
      Cardisaposted 20 months ago in reply to this

      I'm reading "Saving Sarah" by Cee Cee Houston and "A Lancashire Rose Was Born a Thorn" by Annette Donaldson. These are new authors and one of them is a fellow hubber.

    2. Pollyanna Jones profile image98
      Pollyanna Jonesposted 20 months ago in reply to this

      "The Dragon Reborn", by Robert Jordan. It's the third book in his Wheel of Time fantasy series. I've always got more than one book on the go at any one time; the other one I'm reading is "Infernal Devices", by K. W. Jeter (he's the chap that coined the term "Steampunk", and this is one of the first books on that genre).

    3. Twilight Lawns profile image83
      Twilight Lawnsposted 20 months ago in reply to this

      I am presently reading 'A Separate Peace' by John Knowles...
      Woops just finished it.
      And the last book I read was 'Suite Française' by Irène Némirovsky... the book on which the very recent film, 'Suite Française' was based.

      1. rebekahELLE profile image92
        rebekahELLEposted 20 months ago in reply to this

          I have this on my bookshelf. Truly captivating and beautifully written. I didn't know it was made into a film!  That will be worth watching.

        1. Twilight Lawns profile image83
          Twilight Lawnsposted 19 months ago in reply to this

          Rebekah, the film only follows the theme of the book, but the acting, cinematography and the whole mise en scene is wonderful Do try to see it, if you can.
          https://www.google.co.uk/webhp?sourceid … ise%20film

    4. Phyllis Doyle profile image95
      Phyllis Doyleposted 16 months ago in reply to this

      I Know This Much Is True  by Wally Lamb

      I have never read this author before, in fact never heard of him - but he is good !  I can barely put the book down. It is about twin brothers. The older twin is the narrator of the book. All the characters in the story are so clearly portrayed that I feel I know them personally. 

      Up next: Nothing in mind yet.

    5. IslandBites profile image86
      IslandBitesposted 15 months ago in reply to this

      Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth by Reza Aslan

  2. Jodah profile image88
    Jodahposted 20 months ago

    "Prey" by Michael Crichton. The back cover says: "In the Nevada desert, a handful of scientists are battling to retrieve a swarm of rogue micro-robot that have escaped from the lab. The swarm is self-sustaining, self-reproducing and capable of learning from experience.....etc." I am only a couple of chapters in but it reads well so far.

    1. Colin Quartermain profile image84
      Colin Quartermainposted 20 months ago in reply to this

      Not read that one but have Pirate Latitudes on my tablet to read

  3. The Examiner-1 profile image81
    The Examiner-1posted 20 months ago

    I am currently reading "A Spell for Chameleon" by Piers Anthony.

    1. chuckandus6 profile image56
      chuckandus6posted 19 months ago in reply to this

      This is my husband's favorite author,unfortunately I haven't got any new.books,yet. I need to because I have been wanting to read.

  4. Colin Quartermain profile image84
    Colin Quartermainposted 20 months ago

    San Andreas by Alistair Maclean
    not one of his best known stories, but I think one of his best

  5. Creed Francis profile image59
    Creed Francisposted 20 months ago

    To Kill a Mockingbird!

    1. Twilight Lawns profile image83
      Twilight Lawnsposted 20 months ago in reply to this

      I have read the novel, 'To Kill A Mockingbird' several times and I think it is one of the most beautiful, harrowing and uplifting book i have ever experienced.
      Did you know that Harper lee's first novel 's manuscript has rfecently been found and that it will be published very shortly?

      1. Creed Francis profile image59
        Creed Francisposted 20 months ago in reply to this

        Just finished reading it today. I enjoyed it a lot, hands down my 2nd favorite book, just behind The Catcher in the Rye.

        YES! Couldn't be more excited! I want more of Scout, Jem, Atticus and maybe some of Arthur too, i hope he's still alive though!

        1. Twilight Lawns profile image83
          Twilight Lawnsposted 20 months ago in reply to this

          I loved 'Catcher in the Rye'. If you like that, perhaps I could recommend 'The Perks of being a Wallflower' by Stephen Chbosky.  Its an amazing book, and has been made into a film which is really very close to the book, and well scripted. 
          Have you seen 'To Kill  Mockingbird' the film made in 1962? it's in black and white, but if that doesn't put you off, Gregory Peck as Aticus is magnificent and it really captures the whole ethos of the book. The girl who plays Scout is excellent too.

    2. Sed-me profile image81
      Sed-meposted 20 months ago

      It seems like where you get the book is almost as important as what you're reading... I don't know why.


      Letters from a Nut: Ted Nancy (Library)
      http://www.amazon.com/Letters-Nut-Ted-L … 0380973545

      Drowning Ruth (Goodwill)
      http://www.amazon.com/Drowning-Ruth-Nov … 0345439104

      Sleeping Arrangements (Library)
      http://www.ebay.com/itm/like/391046387892

      I just read what ever is closest. ADD style.

      1. YTM4981 profile image60
        YTM4981posted 20 months ago in reply to this

        I read Drowning Ruth last summer. The made me cry, I was so moved

    3. janesix profile image60
      janesixposted 20 months ago

      Several

      A Beautiful Mind

      Dimensions of Paradise

      How the World Was Made

      Next on my list: A Universe form Nothing

    4. Electro-Denizen profile image87
      Electro-Denizenposted 20 months ago

      Voyage to Venus, C.S.Lewis... thought it would be old and irrelevant, not so at all. Stuffed full of fascinating ideas. In fact, sci-fi details of Out of the Silent Planet and Voyage to Venus, have obviously been used in films like Sunshine and more lately Interstellar (the rolling waves bit).. unless it was wild coincidence...

    5. Rakim Cheeks profile image59
      Rakim Cheeksposted 20 months ago

      I'm currently reading a book of poems by Langston Hughes. I must say his poems are very interesting. Out of all the poems I've read, my favorite one would have to be mother to son.

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        Edwin Brownposted 20 months ago in reply to this

        I am reading a book of C.S. Lewis, some of his essays on various religious topics.  Lewis was a British scholar and close friend of J.R.R. Tolkien, the authors of the trilogy, The Lord Of The Rings.
        Lewis' book is The Weight of Glory.  A somewhat challenging read but excellent prose.

        1. Electro-Denizen profile image87
          Electro-Denizenposted 20 months ago in reply to this

          I was actually wondering who else if anybody is reading C.S.Lewis at the moment? I mean, reading his other books, rather than his children books....

      2. Jason Marovich profile image86
        Jason Marovichposted 19 months ago in reply to this
    6. grand old lady profile image90
      grand old ladyposted 20 months ago

      I'm reading Zealot, The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth by Reza Aslan. I knew from the beginning that I wouldn't agree with his point of view, but I read a lot of books with points of view that I disagree with. Life is boring, otherwise.

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      Ghaelachposted 20 months ago

      James Herbert: "ASH"
      Not normally my style of reading. Ghost hunting and the supernatural aren't my thing, but it came my way and now I'm half way through.

    8. darciefrench profile image80
      darciefrenchposted 20 months ago

      I'm reading Paradise by Toni Morrison. She's currently my "ultimate favorite" author. I gave up reading fiction for a couple years, but recently took it up again.

    9. rebekahELLE profile image92
      rebekahELLEposted 20 months ago

      Fiction- The Stone and the Flute - Hans Bemmann (translated from German) - fantasy fairytale 800+ pages.  One of the best books I've ever read - found at a library sale

      Non-Fiction - The Goddess Within - Jennifer Barker Woolger- Interesting read about myths and goddesses - found at a library sale

      Kindle - Quiet: The Power of Introverts In a World That Can't Stop Talking - Susan Cain - Excellent, five stars.

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        Ghaelachposted 20 months ago in reply to this

        Morning rebekahELLE.
        I noticed that you are reading "The Stone and the Flute" - Hans Bemmann, and while I am married and living in Germany I get a chance to see and read many books in German. If you can get hold of a very compelling read by Wolfgang Hohlbein called "Flut" (translated means Flood), it will be well worth it. It may have a different title in English but the authur is still the same.
        Ghaelach

    10. FatFreddysCat profile image92
      FatFreddysCatposted 20 months ago

      "Catcher in the Rye" was one of the few high school "required reading" books that I actually enjoyed (the others being "To Kill a Mockingbird" and "The Great Gatsby")

      1. Popit profile image81
        Popitposted 19 months ago

        I'm reading Family Secrets: Living with Shame from the Victorians to the Present Day by Deborah Cohen.  It's an eye opener, I can thoroughly recommend it for those interested in Social Construction of Reality, and anyone who doesn't quite fit in with social morays. smile

      2. FatFreddysCat profile image92
        FatFreddysCatposted 19 months ago

        Currently: So, Anyway.... by John Cleese (of Monty Python fame)

        On deck: Dancing With Myself by Billy Idol

      3. FatFreddysCat profile image92
        FatFreddysCatposted 19 months ago

        Hey, where did all the bookworms go? big_smile

        Just started:
        Easy Riders, Raging Bulls: How the Sex-Drugs-and-Rock-N-Roll Generation Saved Hollywood by Peter Biskind

        On deck: I Am Ozzy by Ozzy Osbourne

      4. Twilight Lawns profile image83
        Twilight Lawnsposted 19 months ago

        Right now I am reading 'Scaramouche' by Rafael Sabatini.  A bit of swashing and some buckling, but thoroughly enjoyable because I studied the "Causes of the French Revolution of 1789" (How many were there?), so it brings me back in time/
        Loving it.

      5. FatFreddysCat profile image92
        FatFreddysCatposted 18 months ago

        Finally started this yesterday. Looks to be a quick but enjoyable read. Now I'll have to hit the library for some new stuff, this is the last book in my "to be read" pile.

      6. FatFreddysCat profile image92
        FatFreddysCatposted 17 months ago

        Just started:

        Super Boys: The Amazing Adventures of Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, The Creators of Superman by Brad Ricca

      7. BuddiNsense profile image60
        BuddiNsenseposted 17 months ago

        Humans from the beginning
        by Christopher Seddon.

        The Righteous Mind: Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and Religion
        by Jonathan Haidt

      8. FatFreddysCat profile image92
        FatFreddysCatposted 17 months ago

        Batman & Me: An Autobiography by Bob Kane

      9. Jonas Rodrigo profile image86
        Jonas Rodrigoposted 17 months ago

        The Time Machine by H.G. Wells

      10. FatFreddysCat profile image92
        FatFreddysCatposted 17 months ago

        Stan Lee and the Rise & Fall of the American Comic Book by Jordan Raphael & Tom Spurgeon

      11. FatFreddysCat profile image92
        FatFreddysCatposted 17 months ago

        Whatever Happened to Pudding Pops? The Lost Toys, Tastes and Trends of the '70s and '80sby Gale F. Cooper/Brian Bellmont

      12. FatFreddysCat profile image92
        FatFreddysCatposted 16 months ago

        Punk Rock Blitzkrieg: My Life as a Ramone by Marky Ramone

      13. FatFreddysCat profile image92
        FatFreddysCatposted 16 months ago

        Just finished: Underneath It All by Traci Lords

        Just started:
        Comic Wars: How Two Tycoons Battled Over the Marvel Comics Empire ... and Both Lost! by Dan Raviv

      14. mactavers profile image87
        mactaversposted 16 months ago

        Just finished Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee.  While the critics have been disappointed that it isn't the blockbuster that To Kill a Mocking Bird was and still is, Watchman was her first effort in 1959, and doubts remain as to whether or not Harper ever intended that it should be published.

        1. Jean Bakula profile image95
          Jean Bakulaposted 16 months ago in reply to this

          I've read that Go Set a Watchman was the first draft of To Kill a Mockingbird, and was so awful no publisher would touch it, until it was rewritten as Scout's (Jean Louise's) POV. There are also rumors that Truman Capote wrote a lot of the book, he was a friend of Harper Lee's and never spoke to her again after the book won the Pulitzer Prize. I decided not to read it, since I loved TKAM so much.

      15. FatFreddysCat profile image92
        FatFreddysCatposted 16 months ago

        Anti-Rock: The Opposition to Rock N Roll by Linda Martin

        1. Jean Bakula profile image95
          Jean Bakulaposted 16 months ago in reply to this

          I just finished To Kill a Mockingbird, and can't believe it wasn't on the required reading list when I was back in H.S. I cried at the end.

          Now I am trying out the Game of Thrones series, having recently finished the most current book in the Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon. I like Historical fiction. I am also going to read a book about John Lennon written by his ex wife Cynthia, I've read most biographies of him.

          I read two or three books a week, and recently got a new Kindle, my old one was acting strangely, and I was afraid I'd lose my books. I know they are in the Cloud, but I love my books.

      16. Hui (蕙) profile image57
        Hui (蕙)posted 15 months ago

        Conversation with God by Neale Donald Walsh, the best selling in 1996 in the United States. The author explained how he himself and led the readers how to understand the common life and social issues on the level of God looking at the world and with plain and simple sentences.

      17. FatFreddysCat profile image92
        FatFreddysCatposted 15 months ago

        VJ: The Unplugged Adventures of MTV's First Wave by Nina Blackwood, Mark Goodman, Alan Hunter and Martha Quinn

      18. rebekahELLE profile image92
        rebekahELLEposted 15 months ago

        H Is for Hawk - Helen Macdonald  -  painfully and beautifully written.  One of the best non-fiction books I've read.  There are passages from this book that are so deep and so elegantly written that it feels like I can walk into the pages and touch the trees, the hawk, her desperation at times. 

        I've also started All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr.  I'm having a hard time getting into the flow of this one.  It may be because the other book I'm reading is written in an entirely different style.  I don't like the very short 'chapters' in this one.  It seems too choppy.  But once I'm done with the first book, it may be easier to absorb.  I've read nothing but great reviews about this book.

      19. Amanda108 profile image91
        Amanda108posted 15 months ago

        Doctor Sleep by Stephen King

        As much as I love Stephen King, The Shining has never been on my list of favorite books. Yet I'm completely loving this sequel. I don't know (in my effort to have avoided spoilers until I got around to reading Doctor Sleep) whether the sequel has been well received or not with his fans. I'm only about 150 pages in, but: I'm intrigued, there have been a few genuinely creep scenes, and Dan is far more sympathetic than Jack ever was which makes it easier to relate to the ongoing drama.

      20. johncypia profile image61
        johncypiaposted 15 months ago

        no book

      21. FatFreddysCat profile image92
        FatFreddysCatposted 15 months ago

        The Other Hollywood: The Complete Oral History of the Porn Film Industry, by Legs McNeil and Jennifer Osborne

      22. Phyllis Doyle profile image95
        Phyllis Doyleposted 15 months ago

        I am not reading them yet, but I want to get some good books on the history of labor and unions in America. I just wrote a hub on a small part of the history and am very intrigued to find out more.

      23. Mel92114 profile image61
        Mel92114posted 15 months ago

        'The Long Hard Road Out of Hell' by Marilyn Manson and Neil Strauss.

      24. FatFreddysCat profile image92
        FatFreddysCatposted 14 months ago

        Just started:

        Mr. Playboy: Hugh Hefner and the American Dream by Steven Watts

      25. Thief12 profile image91
        Thief12posted 14 months ago

        La Carreta, by Rene Marques

        1. Thief12 profile image91
          Thief12posted 14 months ago in reply to this

          After finishing that one, I'm currently in the middle of Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men. It's actually a re-read, but it's been so long since I first read it.

      26. Amanda108 profile image91
        Amanda108posted 14 months ago

        The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

        It seemed like everyone was reading this a while back and I missed the wagon, as usual, but now I'm jumping on. I'm only 10 pages in and I'm hooked.

      27. ahorseback profile image47
        ahorsebackposted 14 months ago

        By Howard Frank Mosher ,  several of his great storytelling novels are just great , He is a  gifted Vermont Author  who writes  novels  , with a few "made for television and movies "   A Stranger in the Kingdom" with Martin Sheen  for one ,     "Northern Borders ", actore , Bruce Dern  for another , check him out !

      28. FatFreddysCat profile image92
        FatFreddysCatposted 12 months ago

        Over the weekend I started one called "Boffo! How Hollywood Learned to Love the Blockbuster and Fear the Bomb." I forget the author's name (and I don't have the book handy at the moment to look it up) but I believe he is a former editor of Variety magazine.

      29. FatFreddysCat profile image92
        FatFreddysCatposted 11 months ago

        Blockbuster: How Hollywood Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Summer, by Tom Shone

      30. Aime F profile image83
        Aime Fposted 11 months ago

        I'm about halfway through 3 books and alternating them.  I don't know why I do this to myself. 

        1.  A Storm of Swords by George RR Martin.  Taking me freaking forever to get through this series. 

        2.  American Gods by Neil Gaiman.  Has been on my "to read" list forever.  Finally got around to it, yay.

        3.  Acceptance by Jeff Vandermeer.  Last book in the Southern Reach trilogy.  Loved the first book, didn't care for the second one... really finding it hard to delve into the third because I'm afraid it will be more of the second book.

      31. willmcwryter profile image52
        willmcwryterposted 11 months ago

        charlotte's web by eb white

      32. FatFreddysCat profile image92
        FatFreddysCatposted 10 months ago

        Currently:

        The B List: The Low Budget Beauties, Genre Bending Mavericks and Cult Classics We Love - edited by David Sterritt and John Anderson

        On deck:
        The True Adventures of the World's Greatest Stuntman: My Life as Indiana Jones, James Bond, Superman and Other Movie Heroes by Vic Armstrong

      33. Medvekoma profile image88
        Medvekomaposted 10 months ago

        Anthologia Humana: Wisdom of Five Thousand Years

        A lovely book that summarizes world philosophy, from the far east to the far west. It can be rather rough and dependent on anamnesia, but that's fine for philosophy.

      34. Kathleen Cochran profile image87
        Kathleen Cochranposted 10 months ago

        The Lady Elizabeth by Weir  But I just finished Life After Life, which was unique and amazing.  I'll have to look up the author!

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        Bronwyn Joy Ellioposted 10 months ago

        I am about to start reading 'Go Set A Watchman' by Harper Lee. Looking forward to the prequel to 'To Kill A Mockingbird.'

        1. Twilight Lawns profile image83
          Twilight Lawnsposted 10 months ago in reply to this

          I got (!) all excited when 'Go Set A Watchman' came out, but there was all that muddle about the last pages not being printed - good old Amazon!!
          I read on Kindle, so it didn't affect me. but I have yet to meet anyone who has read it.
          Of course I loved 'To Kill A Mockingbird'; but who doesn't.? I can't imagine how many times I have read it... and see the wonderful adaptation for the film,with Gregory Peck playing Atticus.

      36. Aime F profile image83
        Aime Fposted 10 months ago

        The Year of the Flood by Margaret Atwood

       
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