What is the last book you have read?

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  1. Aneegma profile image67
    Aneegmaposted 8 years ago

    I have just finished reading a fascinating book titled "The Lost Scriptures" by Bart D. Ehrman and it just completely blew me away and it's made me get back to reading again. So just wondering if any of you guys are books worms and if so what's the last book you have read?

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      swilliamsposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I love too read, finding the time is hard. So far I've been reading plenty of history books and health books. However, the last book I read from start to finish was, "The Help" Very good book, and the movie was pretty good as well I think it complemented the book very nicely. I never heard of "The Lost Scriptures" The title sounds intriguing.

    2. literal profile image72
      literalposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I read the 'girl with the dragon tattoo' the complete series - highly recommended.

      1. Aneegma profile image67
        Aneegmaposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        I read that book too last year and watched the Swedish movie version which was also great.

    3. raymondphilippe profile image92
      raymondphilippeposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Reading Hiroshima Nagasaki: The Real Story of the Atomic Bombings and Their Aftermath. Still have quite a few pages to go.

    4. lorddraven2000 profile image92
      lorddraven2000posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      The last book I read was Sirens For The Cross. It was a very good book and seeing as I am a christian firefighter it really hit home with me.

    5. UpixxIndustries profile image39
      UpixxIndustriesposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I have just finished a book by david baldacci titled The Hit. I highly recommend it. 

      Synopsis: A covert CIA "ghost" is assigned to take out a former CIA "ghost" who seems to be going on a killing spree of operative who work for the agency she was formerly assigned with.  Robie (the best assassin for the job) goes about trying to not only complete his mission but also get a better understanding about himself.

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      Dave36posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Hey mate well the only book Iv'e read recently was: The Celestine Prophecy....I've read a ton of stuff on-line over the last couple of years on life, & people/feelings/emotions etc, but that's the only actual book for years....Now the storyline is a bit far fetched, & i wasn't actually keen on the storyline....BUT, the information in that book is amazing info....For example it shows clearly how people especially children & people in abusive relationships etc, adopt a certain type of character as they grow older due to their siblings/parents/partner etc....For anyone who's interested in life the universe or just people in general, & why they act like they do it's a must read.

  2. Kathleen Cochran profile image78
    Kathleen Cochranposted 8 years ago

    Term Limits by Vince Flynn - Not my favorite genre, but he was really good.  I also read his first book was self-published, he became a NY Time best-selling author of about a dozen books, then passed away last summer.  Peaked my interest and turned out to be a good read.

  3. JessBraz profile image91
    JessBrazposted 8 years ago

    I received a free copy from Penguin Press of "Lydia's Party" by Margaret Hawkins.. It's about a group of female friends who get together once a winter for a dinner party over the course of several years... Then when it comes Lydia's turn to host, she finds out she dying a few weeks before the party (I didn't give anything away.. promise.) and tears, laughter, sadness, goodbye's, all that ensues.

    It's not normally the type of fiction I would've bought on my own, but since it was free I read it. smile It was a decent book, but it had a weird, kind of lack luster ending.

    Before that I read "The Introvert's Way" by Sophia Dempling. It was a cutesie little book about being an introvert, a fast read, but not really life changing or helpful to people who are introverts.

    I'm smack dab in the middle of Goodread's 2014 Reading Challenge... (You challenge yourself to read a certain number of books in one year, I chose to attempt to read 50. You can keep track of the titles you complete through your profile) ... I've fallen off the reading wagon the past couple of weeks. I'm going to have to make up some serious time this summer to be able to complete my challenge.

    I just picked up "The 100 Year Old Man Who Climbed Out The Window & Disappeared" by Jonas Jonasson. Seems like it'll be an interesting read. smile

    1. Kathleen Cochran profile image78
      Kathleen Cochranposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      My daughter just introduced me to Good Reads!  What a fun site.  I took the challenge too, but now I'm reading "London" which is 1,000 pages, so I've already blown my average.  It's worth it though if you are an English history fan.

    2. rebekahELLE profile image86
      rebekahELLEposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        I'm currently reading Quiet: The Power of Introverts In a World That Won't Stop Talking.  It's a good read, and interesting. 

      I recently finished The Bloodletter's Daughter which I found recommended for me on Kindle.  Historical fiction set in 1600's Bohemia.  I hesitate reading book deals because I don't want to waste my time on bad writing, but I found this so interesting I read to the end. 

      Currently rereading Cold Mountain, one of the most beautifully written books I've ever read.

      1. JessBraz profile image91
        JessBrazposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        I read "Quiet" when it first came out (last year-ish, I think) .. I loved it. smile Suuchh a good book!

  4. The Examiner-1 profile image60
    The Examiner-1posted 8 years ago

    The one which I am reading at present - "The Disappearance of Sherlock Holmes".

  5. FatFreddysCat profile image94
    FatFreddysCatposted 8 years ago

    I'm in the midst of "Love, Peace and Soul: Behind the Scenes of America's Favorite Dance Show, Soul Train" by Erica Blount Danois

  6. janesix profile image61
    janesixposted 8 years ago

    I think it was the Hunger Games series. Too depressing.

  7. sehrm profile image70
    sehrmposted 8 years ago

    I've been reading Despair by Nabakov -- somehow missed this gem during my first Nabakov bender.

  8. Mark Lees profile image81
    Mark Leesposted 8 years ago

    Reading Stephen King's third collection of short stoies, Nightmares and Dreamscapes, and Giorgio Agamben's State of Exception.

  9. Jodah profile image91
    Jodahposted 8 years ago

    Hey stranger, I am currently reading 'The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets nest' third in the Millennium series by Steiger Larsson. Not everyone's cup of tea because of sex and violence, but they get you in and I have trouble putting them down. The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo was the first.

    1. ruthwalker profile image61
      ruthwalkerposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Am in the middle of Life after Life by Kate Atkinson atm, quite enjoyed it up to about page 400, once I got the hang of what was going on, but beginning to drag a bit for me now.

    2. Aneegma profile image67
      Aneegmaposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Back at you stranger! I have read the girl with the dragon tattoo too and it was a fantastic read. I'm going back to reading classics so i'll probably start of with Sherlock Holmes series again.

      1. Jodah profile image91
        Jodahposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Yep love Sherlock to, have read the complete works but long ago.

  10. wayne barrett profile image76
    wayne barrettposted 8 years ago

    To kill a mockingbird. One of the best I have read.

    1. Kathleen Cochran profile image78
      Kathleen Cochranposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      If it's your first time - you are in for a treat!

    2. Aneegma profile image67
      Aneegmaposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Agreed. Its a brilliant book and I think I've read it like three times.

  11. CharlieClaywell profile image94
    CharlieClaywellposted 8 years ago

    I just finished Divergent a few weeks ago so I coould watch the movie with my teen daughter. Must say, I was impressed with the book and would definitely recommend it. I also started using Good Reads a couple of months ago -- great site.

  12. Thief12 profile image90
    Thief12posted 8 years ago

    i'm about to finish Lord of the Flies.

    1. Aneegma profile image67
      Aneegmaposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Cool choice! I first read that book when we did a book report on it in school. I remember I was so afraid of boys which explains why I remained a virgin throughout my teenage years lol.

      1. Thief12 profile image90
        Thief12posted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Hey! I'm sure if there were girls on that island, they would've taken care of all the boys, probably get rid of them or have them all working for them, LOL ;-)

        1. janesix profile image61
          janesixposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          Sounds a bit like Pitcairn Island.

      2. Jodah profile image91
        Jodahposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        I can see that reading Lord of the Flies would do that to you Aneegma.

  13. Ky Cardinal profile image84
    Ky Cardinalposted 8 years ago

    I loved "The Book Thief."  I haven't seen the movie so I don't know how it would translate, but is great!!!

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    calculus-geometryposted 8 years ago

    The last book I read was "Coco Chanel: The Legend and the Life" which I picked out of a box of free books.  It was ok I guess. Mostly, I was motivated to finish it as a personal challenge.

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      Beth37posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I have to admit, it would also be a challenge for me to finish a book about Coco Channel. wink

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        calculus-geometryposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        She was very mysterious and guarded.  But it's very inspirational how she rose to such success from such an impoverished upbringing.  Maybe you too will find it in a box of free books and be compelled by strange forces to read it.

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          Beth37posted 8 years agoin reply to this

          lol. Wouldn't it be freakish if I did? I love biographies no matter who they're about. Ive just never been interested in fashion for the most part, but I think I could enjoy just about any biography as long as it's not exceedingly shallow. I was at the library just now and walked by a shelf and saw Adelle's biography and grabbed it. I am a fan, but at 20 something, I'm not sure how much life she has lived at this point.

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    LisaKeatingposted 8 years ago

    I just read "How Reading Changed My Life" by Anna Quindlen.

  16. belleart profile image78
    belleartposted 8 years ago

    I'm a huge reader. Last year I read over 30 books, but they were small 200 pages or so books like 'Frankenstein's Monster or the Modern Prometheus' or Faulkners 'The Sound and The Fury'.  Loved both, highly enjoyable.   This year I've gone down a different road with my reading though.  My partner reads a lot of Fantasy and tried for years to get me to read one of his favourite trilogy's 'The First Law'.  The books were huge! Especially the final one, but absolutely amazing stories.  Loved the whole trilogy and wish I could read them again.

    Right now though, Im reading Donna Tartts new Novel 'The Goldfinch'.  Been waiting about 5 years for the book, she only writes a new one every ten years, and I would highly recommend any one of her books, 'The Secret History' or 'My Little Friend'. 

    I'm not even halfway through this giant of a book but I love the story to bits.  Wish I could read forever, but sadly I have a life where that's almost impossible.  For now i'll stick to reading on the bus to and from work  smile

  17. dearabbysmom profile image71
    dearabbysmomposted 8 years ago

    Levels of Life by Julian Barnes--a small book, but powerful thoughts crammed in there

  18. agilitymach profile image93
    agilitymachposted 8 years ago

    Due to eye issues, I can't actually "read" a full book.  Even on computer with enlarged font.  It just stresses the eyes.  So, I "listen" to audiobooks.  They have a great downside, but still they are fantastic to have considering the alternative of no books.

    I finished "The Wedding Dress" last night.  It was a fluffy, short romance type book, but I was in the mood for something fluffy and short.  Before that, I "read" an Agatha Christy book.

    I did recently read "Words of Radiance" by Brandon Sanderson.  I highly recommend his work. He's an amazingly prolific author who can weave a plot with dozens of strands of subplots into a master epic book.  He writes fantasy, and is just fantastic.  "Words of Radiance" was just published and is his second in the Stormlight series.  It was over 1,000 pages (49 hours of audiobook) and just fantastic. As a writer, I'm just stunned by Sanderson's prolific writing capabilities.


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