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Styyna

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Ideas for next book?
« on: July 18, 2012, 09:47:18 PM »
While we mull whether we have more to discuss about our first book we should be thinking about our next book. I'm reading three books these days.

East of Eden - John Steinbeck
The Paris Wife - Paula McLain
This Will Make You Smarter: New Scientific Concepts to Improve Your Thinking - Edited by John Brockman

The first two are for my local book group and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend them here either. I'm about a quarter of the way through each book. The third book is a compilation of fascinating ideas from people at the top of their fields, though not necessarily ideas just about their own field. I've just started it but I find it to be thought provoking and engrossing.

Other ideas? Pretty please?  :flowers2:
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Re: Ideas for next book?
« Reply #1 on: July 19, 2012, 06:53:04 PM »
Our biggest problem may be finding a book that none of us has read yet!  I saw a site that has some good ideas for that situation.  Have a look at this list:

http://www.bookpage.com/the-book-case/2012/03/20/20-books-for-your-reading-group/
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Re: Ideas for next book?
« Reply #2 on: July 20, 2012, 09:57:50 AM »
There are a lot of great books there, Listy.  I'm ready for whodunit book.  The immigrant book is to close to work and I really don't want to read anything that will make me cry. But, there's loads of recommendations there that I'm game for.  :talk002:
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Re: Ideas for next book?
« Reply #3 on: July 20, 2012, 10:25:02 AM »
Great list, Listy! Makes me wish I had all the time in the world to read.

I'm with SusieQ - a whodunit would be personally refreshing although I would be happy with any book there.

I think we should rule out the immigrant book and any tearjerkers - our reading shouldn't drag anyone down and we're small enough that I think we can cater to everyone's likes and dislikes.
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Re: Ideas for next book?
« Reply #4 on: July 23, 2012, 06:22:17 PM »

   I just finished reading "Gone Girl" by Gillian Flynn. It was deep, disturbing, and really, really amazing!!!!
Anyone read that yet?
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Re: Ideas for next book?
« Reply #5 on: July 24, 2012, 05:12:11 PM »
I haven't read it so I took a look at it. On Amazon it seem that a number of reviewers didn't like the ending. How did you feel about that?
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Re: Ideas for next book?
« Reply #6 on: July 24, 2012, 05:20:50 PM »

   I thought the end could have been different, but in no way did it ruin the story for me. It wasn't perfection, for sure (which offers so much fodder as far as book discussion goes) but it sure packed a wallop. 
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Re: Ideas for next book?
« Reply #7 on: July 24, 2012, 10:11:53 PM »
I love mysteries, if we find one we want to try!
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Re: Ideas for next book?
« Reply #8 on: July 25, 2012, 11:23:46 AM »
I love mysteries, if we find one we want to try!

Want to make a suggestion?  :D
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Re: Ideas for next book?
« Reply #9 on: July 25, 2012, 11:58:33 AM »
I love mysteries, if we find one we want to try!

Want to make a suggestion?  :D
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Re: Ideas for next book?
« Reply #10 on: August 08, 2012, 02:34:56 PM »
I just finished reading 'Gone Girl' as well; it's been awhile since I've read a page-turner.  Very fast paced and really well plotted, although I did enjoy the first 2/3 of the book better than the finale.  It must be very hard to wrap up all of the characters' motivations and explanations in the last 100 pages and it feels as if you are rushing pell mell towards the end. 

The end itself is not without its' "huh??" moments but perhaps the author, Gillian Flynn, is heeding Hamlet's advice about revenge!  :)

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Re: Ideas for next book?
« Reply #11 on: September 07, 2012, 05:22:23 PM »
Well, we have one suggestion. I'm game for it or anything else. Anyone else want to make a suggestion?
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Re: Ideas for next book?
« Reply #12 on: September 15, 2012, 06:21:00 PM »
I'm still on the wait list at the library for Gone Girl, and am just finishing up a book called More Than You Know by P. Vincenzi. 
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Re: Ideas for next book?
« Reply #13 on: September 17, 2012, 08:37:39 AM »


This probably belongs down on the post below.  Thank you for the recommendation guys. I like a good serious novel as well as anyone else, but if someone can blend fantasy (Thanks SusieQ) with intelligent writing I am up for that as well. I need to check out my local used bookstore. Im sure I can find 'These foolish Things.' I already saw the movie...Marigold Hotel finally--online.   

Amazon has very generous previews /excerpts of popular books so one can browse decide if its up your alley.
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Re: Ideas for next book?
« Reply #14 on: September 17, 2012, 10:08:44 AM »
Fantasy + Intelligent Writing = My kind of novel!
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