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Suggested Reading



   MeiDei  If you like fast paced spy thrillers, check out this author's series.
https://www.goodreads.com/series/43960-john-wells
I read "The Midnight House" last year and am currently reading "The Counterfeit Spy" by the young author Alex Berenson - enjoying it. Purchased both @ Dollar Tree w/no regrets.
13 hours ago .




   StormCnter  I buy many books at one time, from a list I am always accumulating. Sometimes when I get home with the books, I think I made have made a mistake with one or two of them, so they get pushed back on the shelf while I choose another book. One of these has been on my shelf for almost a year because I thought it was a mistake. Finally a few days ago, I decided to give it a try and found I should have read it earlier because it kept me engrossed for two days. "Dr. Knox" by Peter Spiegelman. It takes place in a very gritty part of Los Angeles, centering on a small medical clinic run by an almost burned out doctor. Dr. Knox is a northeastern blueblood, highly educated but military and volunteer work in the worst of African war zones has scarred him mentally. But, a woman abandons a small boy at the clinic and Dr. Knox's effort to find her and also to protect the child gets him in all kinds of really bad trouble. The last hundred pages of this book will keep you in your chair without a break in the tension. Here is the Goodread synopsis:
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/27245867-dr-knox?from_se
arch=true
Yesterday at 04:57 EST .

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   Gram77  Oh wow, this one I gotta get!!
Yesterday at 16:10 EST .


   MeiDei  Sounds like something I'd enjoy too.
13 hours ago .




   Gram77  Just found a nice surprise. While checking out old books by Steve Hamilton I discovered there will be a continuance of the book The Second Life of Nick Mason. The title is Exit Strategy and will be out in May. The review sounds really good.
November 23 at 10:32 EST .

   3 people like this.




   StormCnter  Farther down the page, MeiDei mentioned "Small Great Things" by Jodi Picoult. I have read several of Picoult's books over the years and considered some winners and some just time-fillers. but, on Mei's recommendation, I bought "Small Great Things". It's a winner. I'm almost finished with it and although it's not a storyline a reader can "enjoy", it's certainly a story that will make a reader stop and think and consider. I recommend it.
November 22 at 06:23 EST .

   3 people like this.



   MeiDei  I'm curious Storm, what is your take of the following review? http://www.nytimes.com/2016/10/16/books/
review/jodi-picoult-small-great-things-r
oxane-gay.html
November 22 at 23:22 EST .

  2 people like this.



   StormCnter  I agree with the reviewer about the twist at the end. It was too pat and sort of hackneyed. But, it's unfair to criticize the character of Ruth, I think. The reviewer is black and maybe her life's experience has been different from Ruth's. As I said in my earlier comment, I think I learned some things. And, I love, love, love courtroom scenes.
November 23 at 17:42 EST .

  3 people like this.





   Gram77  Want a fast and great read? Try The Second Life of Nick Mason. The author is Steve Hamilton. I belong to a site of readers that are crazy about Robert Crais but while we wait for Crais' next book we recommed other authors to each other. That's how I came across Hamilton.
November 19 at 07:24 EST .

   2 people like this.



   MeiDei  A movie is in the works for this book - if you were casting it Gram - who would you pick for the main character?

http://deadline.com/2016/04/the-second-l
ife-of-nick-mason-movie-richard-wenk-wri
ter-lionsgate-1201732943/
November 19 at 09:29 EST .

 1 person like this.



   Gram77  I think I'd like to see Bradley Cooper play the role.
November 19 at 14:03 EST .




   MeiDei  Our on-line Book Club is reading, daily, the beginning of "Night School" - a Jack Reacher novel by Lee Child. (it's been a while since they've offered a book that interested me ).
November 15 at 09:54 EST .

   3 people like this.



   Gram77  Just bought this and am eager to get started but I'm the middle of a James Swain book and it is too good to put aside.
November 16 at 17:23 EST .

  2 people like this.



   MeiDei  What is title of Swain's book?
November 17 at 16:50 EST .

 1 person like this.



   Gram77  The title is Take Down. Think it came out in 2015. I really like his books about gambling. I think his back round has something to do with in real life he helped catch people trying to beat casinos from being ripped off by cheaters.
November 17 at 17:05 EST .

  3 people like this.



   BirdsNest  Reallt like Lee Child and the Jack Reacher series.
November 25 at 21:37 EST .

  2 people like this.





   StormCnter  Ok, anyone else reading (or has read ) "The Woman in Cabin 10", by Ruth Ware? I'm almost finished, but I don't want to influence anyone who is considering it.
November 13 at 08:25 EST .

   3 people like this.



   Gram77  Just curious......should I spend the money or get it from the library?
November 13 at 17:32 EST .

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   StormCnter  Get it from the library.
November 14 at 17:53 EST .

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   Gram77  Thanks, Storm. I've spent way too much lately on books. I buy books like lots of ladies buy shoes. : )
November 16 at 17:24 EST .

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   StormCnter  Me too, Gram. But, don't you agree being book addicts is not a bad vice to have?
November 17 at 05:22 EST .

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   Gram77  Best vice I can think of. The second being a day of nothing to be heard in the house but Chopin.
November 17 at 06:19 EST .

  2 people like this.



   MeiDei  A quiet day w/Chopin and others ... what a dream.
November 17 at 16:51 EST .

  2 people like this.





   StormCnter  I'm almost done with "Forty Autumns" by Nina Willmer, the true story of a German family split by the 800 mile wall and the physical and emotional imprisonment of the people of East Germany by Soviet-controlled government. I have learned a lot and been buried in this four generation family story. I recommend it. One caveat: The publisher ties the story to the Berlin Wall on the book cover and in publicity, but the family didn't live in or around Berlin and practically none of the story takes place in Berlin. I hate this sort of misleading attempt by book editors and publishers.
Here is the Goodreads synopsis:
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/28510777-forty-autumns?f
rom_search=true
November 5 at 05:05 EST .

   4 people like this.



   StormCnter  Willner, not Willmer.
November 5 at 05:06 EST .

  2 people like this.



   MeiDei  Something to add to list; thx for posting.
November 5 at 10:33 EST .

  2 people like this.



   StormCnter  I'm in the last few pages and reading through tears as the Soviet Bloc countries open borders and East Germany reluctantly follows. Forty years of suppression and deprivation and separation from family members was over.
November 5 at 16:45 EST .

  2 people like this.





   StormCnter  The last time I was in Barnes & Noble, I tucked a little book into my purchases that ended up surprising me. Has anyone else read "A Dog's Purpose", W. Bruce Cameron? I thought I might like it because I had enjoyed "The Art of Racing in the Rain". Well, I recommend "A Dog's Purpose". It begins a little slow, builds toward the middle and by the final chapters, I was not wanting the story to end. Here is the review from Goodreads:
http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/7723542-a-dog-s-purpose
November 2 at 04:57 EST .

   4 people like this.



   Balogreene  Mom loved it.
November 2 at 19:43 EST .

  2 people like this.





   Balogreene  A friend at work recommended the website theskimm.com. They are neither conservative nor liberal, they just skim the news daily, and send out a short newsletter with links, to some stories they think are important. Today's recommended book was, "A Gentleman in Moscow".
October 28 at 18:14 EST .

   3 people like this.



   StormCnter  It's a fine read. I've recommended it to many friends.
October 29 at 13:13 EST .

  2 people like this.



   StormCnter  I had sent it to my son-in-law because I thought it would interest him. I got an email from him this morning headed: The.Best.Book.Ever!!!
November 15 at 04:51 EST .

  3 people like this.



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