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so as one of the things my work recommended is "start a book club" while we are all mostly staying home. I dont know how i feel about all of RCF sitting around and talking about Huck Finn, but i figured I would throw out some of the stuff i have been reading.

Brandon Sanderson. All of it. For those that havent heard of him he is the antithesis of someone like GRR Martin or Patrick Rufuss. Sanderson releases at least a book, or 3 a year and currently has several series he is writing, almost all of which are fantastic. For those of you that read wheel of time, he finished it.

I recommend Mistborn as a start, but pretty much any of his stuff is good (though i felt elantris was really dull).

@Sebastian yeah i found your 2017 thread, i decided to go for a new start.
 

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Two recent books I just finished are Unf*ck Yourself by Gary John Bishop and It Takes What It Takes by Trevor Moawad. Both are good books analyzing negative self talk, motivation, and neutral thinking. Good quick reads for those that enjoy that genre.
 

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2nd the expanse series. patiently waiting for the final book.

Two other series I recommend are:

Patient Zero (Joe Ledger Series) by Jonathon maberry. it's about the department of military science(DMS) and supernatural creatures based around science and secret cabals trying to take over the world.

Red Rising Series by Pierce Brown. it takes place in the future where humanity has gone to the other planets in our solar system and created a caste system based on people's place in life. Can't jump caste that one is born into. Golds or the top of the system are treated like gods and rule over the colors. 1st trilogy and then adding another trilogy after the events of the first.
 

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I recommend, as a means to educate one's self on a germane topic, Bitterly Divided by David Williams and A South Divided by David Dowding.

Both are histories of the Confederacy, and how it lacked popular support from its populace that correctly viewed it as little more than an oligarchy.
 

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2nd the expanse series. patiently waiting for the final book.

Two other series I recommend are:

Patient Zero (Joe Ledger Series) by Jonathon maberry. it's about the department of military science(DMS) and supernatural creatures based around science and secret cabals trying to take over the world.

Red Rising Series by Pierce Brown. it takes place in the future where humanity has gone to the other planets in our solar system and created a caste system based on people's place in life. Can't jump caste that one is born into. Golds or the top of the system are treated like gods and rule over the colors. 1st trilogy and then adding another trilogy after the events of the first.
I second the Red Rising series. Just simply a great story.
 

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Two recent books I just finished are Unf*ck Yourself by Gary John Bishop and It Takes What It Takes by Trevor Moawad. Both are good books analyzing negative self talk, motivation, and neutral thinking. Good quick reads for those that enjoy that genre.
my wife read the first one a couple of years ago and really enjoyed it. She tried to get me to read it and I politely declined. I may have to take a 2nd look at it
 

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Really enjoyed two books from Blake Crouch (writer of Weyward Pinses Series). Read Dark Matter last year and his new book this year Recursion. Both deal with time travel/alternate dimension type stuff. Could not recommend them more. Plus they are relatively quick reads.

During Covid I also jumped into Matthew Reilly's Jack West Jr. Series. Very basic action adventure save the world style books (think Indiana Jones), so aren't going to be super deep, but they are a fun summer page turner. Going to be seven in total and only has two more left to come out.
 
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Elmore Leonard is my favorite author, he wrote dialog and came up with odd ball characters better than anyone else, IMO. Books by him that became good movies/TV shows you may have seen include Get Shorty, Out of Sight, Jackie Brown(book Rum Punch), and the TV show Justified.

He also wrote westerns(never got into them), and you may have seen 3:10 to Yuma or Hombre.

I recommend starting with Tishomingo Blues or Pagan Babies
 

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Elmore Leonard is my favorite author, he wrote dialog and came up with odd ball characters better than anyone else, IMO. Books by him that became good movies/TV shows you may have seen include Get Shorty, Out of Sight, Jackie Brown(book Rum Punch), and the TV show Justified.

He also wrote westerns(never got into them), and you may have seen 3:10 to Yuma or Hombre.

I recommend starting with Tishomingo Blues or Pagan Babies
Justified is a treasure trove of amazing television characters. Boyd Crowder is one of the greatest and most well-written TV villains of all time.

Also a big fan of Leonard's writing. His style is so crisp and easy to read. He never wastes words.
 

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