The Book Club: What are you reading now?

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#1 Posted by ShadowsDemon (10127 posts) -

Not sure if this will take off or not, but basically this is where we discuss what we're reading, what we've finished, what we want to read, etc.

Personally, I just finished off The Shining. Pretty damn good, I have to say. I also finished up Crysis: Legion a month back or so.

I'm currently reading:

Eye of The World, Robert Jordan

Mistborn: The Final Empire, Brandon Sanderson

Consider Phlebas, Iain M Banks

Dreaming Void, Peter F Hamiliation

All great books, but I'm liking Mistborn more than Eye of the World. You guys?

#2 Posted by redstorm72 (4542 posts) -

I'm currently reading A Dance of Dragons (George. R. R. Martin) and consider Phlebas (Ian M. Banks). I'm looking forward to reading The Terror by Dan Simmons and Pebble in the Sky by Isaac Asimov.

#3 Posted by dave123321 (33982 posts) -

Reading the shining follow up along with Bleeding Edge by Thomas Pynchon.

Bleeding Edge is good so far. One of the more accessible of his books

#4 Posted by Lord_Daemon (24242 posts) -

Currently reading Everything You Know about Indians is Wrong by Paul Chaat Smith and another Isak Dineson (née Karen Blixen) story collection entitled Winter's Tales because I dearly loved her writing style from her first collection Seven Gothic Tales.

#5 Edited by SaintLeonidas (26165 posts) -

Stephen Fry's "The Fry Chronicles" and H.P. Lovecraft "The Complete Fiction". Got both for Christmas. Recently finished Stephen Fry's "Moab is my Washpot" and Neil Gaiman's "The Ocean at The End of The Lane".

#6 Posted by plageus900 (1043 posts) -

I'm almost done with Eye of the World. After that I'm going to finish reading The Stand and then I'm going to re-read 1984.

#7 Edited by Aljosa23 (24843 posts) -

OP do you read anything besides Science Fiction and Fantasy novels?

Currently reading The Searchers: The Making of an American Legend.

#8 Edited by LoG-Sacrament (20397 posts) -

i'm finally continuing the kingkiller chronicle with the wise man's fear. when people talk about the new fantasy, series' like a song of ice and fire and the second apocalypse usually come up where the unifying theme seems to be increased grit and the refusal to portray classic heroes. those books are great (honestly, probably better), but the kingkiller chronicle feels more modern. it's setting is high fantasy, but it feels like a more fleshed out harry potter with it's comparisons to millennials/generation y.

#9 Posted by GazaAli (22682 posts) -

Almost done with Socialism: Utopian and Scientific by Friedrich Engels. The next book on my list is The Subjugation of Women by John Mill.

#10 Posted by Aljosa23 (24843 posts) -

@GazaAli said:

Almost done with Socialism: Utopian and Scientific by Friedrich Engels. The next book on my list is The Subjugation of Women by John Mill.

*falls asleep*

#11 Edited by dave123321 (33982 posts) -

The searchers was good

#12 Posted by hydralisk86 (8536 posts) -

Mark of Athena by Rick Riordan

#13 Posted by GazaAli (22682 posts) -

@Aljosa23 said:

@GazaAli said:

Almost done with Socialism: Utopian and Scientific by Friedrich Engels. The next book on my list is The Subjugation of Women by John Mill.

*falls asleep*

Different folks have different strokes I guess. I thoroughly enjoy myself with such reads. Mill's On Liberty kind of blew my mind away.

#14 Posted by ssvegeta555 (2266 posts) -

Just finished "The Great Gatsby" and will most likely move onto "Stranger in a Strange Land" next since I got that for Christmas.

#15 Posted by Big_Pecks (5268 posts) -

A Clash of Kings. Taking me awhile.

#16 Edited by Flubbbs (3057 posts) -

im reading a book called No True Glory... its a frontline account of the Battle of Fallujah in Iraq in 2003

#17 Edited by DharmaMember77 (2377 posts) -

Franny and Zooey

#18 Edited by hoola (6422 posts) -

The Great North Road by Peter F. Hamilton

The Unincorporated War by Dani Kollin. I've been reading it for almost 2 years now. It isn't long, but the writing just isn't very good and I can't get myself to finish it.

The Third Kingdom by Terry Goodkind. I will be reading this one very soon.

Economic Facts and Fallacies by Thomas Sowell. I read a few pages at a time every few weeks.

Why we Buy by Paco Underhill. This one is probably the most eye opening book. Paco owns a company that essentially watches customers shop. They analyze every movement, hand gesture, purchase, mood, style, and everything else that could possibly be relevant to how a customer shops. They then take that information and present it to the business they were working with, then make suggestions as to how they can improve sales. This is great, I've used some of this information at my own job and have personally increased sales just by changing the way items are presented.

#19 Edited by Makhaidos (1613 posts) -

Still reading Ulysses. I expect I'll be on this one for a long time, unless my life gets significantly less busy.

Also, I recommend not judging Eye of the World until you reach the end. I thought it was boring until the last hundred or so pages.

Same goes for the whole Wheel of Time series, really.

#20 Posted by Mo-licious (596 posts) -

Monster Island - David Wellington & Hater - David Moody

#21 Edited by Shottayouth13- (6788 posts) -

The Fault in Our Stars - John Green.

Quite a funny book, but inevitably sad at the same time.

#22 Edited by limpbizkit818 (15038 posts) -

I just started Virtues Last Reward. Pretty sure that counts as a book

#23 Posted by lostrib (35817 posts) -

I just got The Alloy of Law, which comes after the Mistborn Trilogy

And I finished Steelheart not too long ago

#24 Posted by Sweetbackhair (1926 posts) -

I started reading this, but I kinda got side tracked with work so I put it aside recently.

#25 Posted by Namgis (3575 posts) -

Currently - Deathly Hallows.

Recently Finished - Death Troopers.

Want to - World War Z.

Hallows is a personal favorite of mine. I never tire of it. Must be the 6th time trough it. Death Troopers was a lot of fun. Han and Chewie a year out from their fateful meeting with Luke and Obi Wan. I want more. I read Zombie Survival Guide years ago and loved it but have yet to give WWZ a go. I know the movie made a mess of this license, but it is one of my favorite zombie films. Since the book is widely acknowledged to be far superior, I'm positive I'll love it.

Haven't been reading as much as I should in the past couple years, which is a shame. Video games have been my primary pass time as I work to finish off my collection.

#26 Edited by ad1x2 (5562 posts) -

I'm reading I Am Malala right now. So far so good. Wonder who they will get to play her in the inevitable movie based on it.

#27 Posted by TacticalDesire (10713 posts) -

I just started Liar's Poker today. I also have started the Girl Who Played with Fire, but I left it in my dorm over break.

#28 Posted by elkoldo (1042 posts) -

Metro 2033 was the last I read.

Currently reading Homage To Catalonia by George Orwell.

Also reading Principles of Real Analysis by Walter Rudin, I got real analysis final exam tomorrow :(

#29 Edited by tofu-lion91 (13481 posts) -


Russian Roulette by Anthony Horowitz, it's the prequel to the Alex Rider series - really good book so far :)

#30 Posted by Renevent42 (5181 posts) -

The Eisenhorn omnibus...so far pretty damn good. At least the first book is...the second book is starting to drag a bit IMO.

#31 Edited by HuggyBear1020 (456 posts) -

I don't read books, I read minds

#32 Posted by elkoldo (1042 posts) -
#33 Posted by chessmaster1989 (29190 posts) -

The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson. Shaping up to be a great series.

#34 Posted by worlock77 (22547 posts) -

'Call of the Wild' by Jack London

'Reminiscences of the Cuban Revolutionary War' by Che Guevara

'Two Years Before the Mast' by Richard Henry Dana

#35 Posted by Makhaidos (1613 posts) -

The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson. Shaping up to be a great series.

The ending to that one will blow your mind. I've been waiting for the next book for forever, and I don't really care for Sanderson's other books.

#36 Posted by ferrari2001 (16875 posts) -
#37 Edited by thegerg (15044 posts) -

#38 Edited by 4myAmuzumament (1749 posts) -

Won't be long before I'm your new dad, TC; your mom was an easy read.

#39 Edited by Nibroc420 (13567 posts) -

Books are for old people.
Who uses paper anymore?

#40 Posted by ShadowsDemon (10127 posts) -
@Aljosa23 said:

OP do you read anything besides Science Fiction and Fantasy novels?

Ha, you sound like my university lecturers. I love the look of "superiority" and disappointment on their faces when I tell them no. Well, that's not completely true. I read horror. :)

A Clash of Kings. Taking me awhile.

Like all of ASOIAF, they're bloody long books. Not easy to read, either. But awesome.

Russian Roulette by Anthony Horowitz, it's the prequel to the Alex Rider series - really good book so far :)

I loved Alex Rider when I was a kid. Maybe I should get back into it for old time's sake.

#41 Posted by ShadowsDemon (10127 posts) -

Still reading Ulysses. I expect I'll be on this one for a long time, unless my life gets significantly less busy.

Also, I recommend not judging Eye of the World until you reach the end. I thought it was boring until the last hundred or so pages.

Same goes for the whole Wheel of Time series, really.

I'll try, but the omnipresent voice in the beginning really put me off. But I'll get through it. I've got a flight from London to Sydney, and there's only so much films you can watch...

#42 Posted by johnd13 (8074 posts) -

Just finished A Feast for Crows. Going to get and read the A Dance with Dragons books next and then I'll be done with the A Song of Ice and Fire series. Going to turn to science fiction novels next as it's a genre I've been meaning to follow a while now.

#43 Posted by worlock77 (22547 posts) -

'Love is the Law' by Nick Mamatas

#44 Posted by Cynical_Buzzard (224 posts) -

I am currently searching for a book to read, I am looking for a good science fiction book.

#45 Edited by Sharpie125 (3904 posts) -

Started Ann-Marie MacDonald's Fall on Your Knees a couple nights ago (it's been on my dresser for a few years now next to Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six) but I opened the book to about page 300 and just started reading. I was so intrigued with what was happening I decided to keep going, so I'm gonna finish the story, flip it over, and start again from the beginning...

#46 Posted by iowastate (7873 posts) -

The Brothers Karamazov

and when that is finished I'll be reading Robert Burns

#47 Posted by ShadowsDemon (10127 posts) -

I am currently searching for a book to read, I am looking for a good science fiction book.

City of Pearl by Karen Traviss. A very different, and awesome, sci-fi novel. Of course, ALIENS! :D

#48 Posted by Cynical_Buzzard (224 posts) -

@cynical_buzzard said:

I am currently searching for a book to read, I am looking for a good science fiction book.

City of Pearl by Karen Traviss. A very different, and awesome, sci-fi novel. Of course, ALIENS! :D

I just read the summary of the book, it's not my type of book. Thank you for the suggestion.

#49 Posted by The_Gaming_Baby (6335 posts) -

Currently reading the first Game of Thrones book. I have about a third left. Then I intend to read I Have No Mouth & I Must Scream

#50 Edited by thebest31406 (3360 posts) -

Walter Mosley's Black Betty.