This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: "https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr"

Show Details
Necessary
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Features
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Marketing
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Statistics
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)
jump to last post 1-12 of 12 discussions (12 posts)

What's the best book you've read this year?

  1. .josh. profile image59
    .josh.posted 6 years ago

    What's the best book you've read this year?

    The Kindle library's starting to run low, so I thought this would be a good thing to do before I replenish - what's the best novel you've read this year?

  2. applecsmith profile image77
    applecsmithposted 6 years ago

    I am a personal finance junkie, so the book I liked reading the most this year was The Money Answer Book, by Dave Ramsey.
    It's short and precise but full of simple ways to change your life and become financially successful.

  3. BukowskiBabe profile image83
    BukowskiBabeposted 6 years ago

    I've been so busy working on my Manson book, that I haven't had the time to do anything but research. I'm taking a little break now. I still love Kurt Vonnegut, and that goes way back. I think I may read Breakfast of Champions again before I resume writing. In fact, I will have my 16 year old daugther read it with me. No one can beat his form of dark satire, and he can be both funny and profound at the same time. Not an easy feat.

  4. wychic profile image89
    wychicposted 6 years ago

    A Jew Today by Elie Wiesel -- only, it's more about a Jew in the 70s, 'cause that's when it was written. I've read a whole bunch of history and small business marketing books this year, does that help? tongue I do have a number of book reviews posted for books I've read in past years, but just been too busy to read anywhere near my normal level. I suppose it depends on what you're interested in, but I REALLY liked this one:

    http://wychic.hubpages.com/hub/The-Clou … ook-Review

    I'm a sucker for historically-based fiction. Alternatively, this one was really awesome, but not everyone's cup of tea (specifically the whole gender identity bit, turns some off):

    http://wychic.hubpages.com/hub/Misfortu … ook-Review

  5. Jonesy0311 profile image60
    Jonesy0311posted 6 years ago

    The Lucifer Effect by Philip Zimbardo: Analyzes the Stanford Prison Experiment and its implications for the military and prison systems. He also disects the Abu Ghraib prison tortures.

  6. lmarsh1203 profile image61
    lmarsh1203posted 6 years ago

    The Girlfriends Guide to Toddlers. It is a hilarious book full of advice for moms. You can tell where my life is right now.

  7. .josh. profile image59
    .josh.posted 6 years ago

    Thanks everyone - a really good variety here. I've been on a bit of a NYT/Amazon/etc. 'Best of 2010' kick lately - some good vacation reading...

    Perhaps the best of all was Emma Donoghue's 'Room,' which most will probably get through in a day or two. Yes, it's a bestseller, and it's not the most challenging read, but she really knows how to get a hold of the reader - I just flew through this novel. (I'd read her book 'Slammerkin' previously, which I actually liked even more, but it's a bit darker, and certainly doesn't have the same mass appeal).

    Currently reading Tana French's 'In the Woods' (I have a thing where I always want to read an author's books in sequence - a bit of a freak, I know). From those I know who've read her, apparently her conclusions can be a bit disappointing, but she's an incredible writer. Loving it so far...

  8. profile image0
    lovazaposted 6 years ago

    I finished an interesting novel , "Hungry Tides"  by Amitav Ghosh.  It's about the Sunderbans, dolphins, and the Bengal Tiger.  The book was totally intriguing from beginning to the end.  It involves 3 main characters, a young female marine biologist, a fisherman and a language translator.  I couldn't put the book down and you will learn about the history of the Sunderbans and its people.  Kindle has this book now.

  9. FloraBreenRobison profile image59
    FloraBreenRobisonposted 6 years ago

    I'm currently reading Raymond Chandler's The Long Goodbye. what a literary writer he was . I love his wit in his dialogue.  Bogart should have filmed this mystery. Too bad he didn't.

  10. perfumenpromises profile image57
    perfumenpromisesposted 6 years ago

    "House of Leaves" by Mark Danielewski. It is brilliantly insane. It's definitely one of those books that leave you thinking about it for quite some time after you're done. Check it out!

  11. SuperElliot profile image59
    SuperElliotposted 6 years ago

    Viktor E. Frankl - Man's Search for Meaning

    Read it about a year ago and have read over eighty books since but this still shines through as a an absolute must read.

  12. mordorr profile image75
    mordorrposted 6 years ago

    I really like science fiction, so I would say, "From Earth with Love, The Allymantors." The book is split into two parts, or time zones. It is about a race of beings before man called the Allymantors, and their exodus from planet Earth in the past. Like all species, destruction of thier own people occurs, which is not accidental, but financially driven. Saving planet Earth is left to an alien scientist, and an alien inventor, and they create two new species named Allyman, and human. The doomed alien exodus to the new planet is sabtaged not only by it's own people, but by an ancient virus already occupying the new, grey planet. Chevy is a human boy in Earth's future with knowledge of the Allyman's secrets, but Chevy is constantly bullied by a nasty gang. The ending is very strange indeed.

 
working