What are you reading, and/or favorite book(s)?


#22

Yes i went to one of his public lectures when he was visiting McGill a few years ago. It was kinda dumbed down for my liking but still interesting. I would like to take an actual class with him.


#23

I’m a big Patrick Rothfuss and Scott Lynch fan. And of course Wheel of Time.


#24

If you like high fantasy:
The Belgariad series by David Eddings
And the Shannara series by Terry Brooks

Those are my favorite series ever. I reread them every year or two.


#25

I have only read Eddings ‘Dreamer’ series which i wasn’t thrilled with. Maybe ill give him another chance and try Belgariad.


#26

@Gox1201 , I can honestly say I rarely read on my iPad, but I do love my Kindle so very much. Reading on my iPad gives me a headache after a while…but the portability of both is the best! Only way to get through commuting by train.


#27

Why do you need books when you have forums??:stuck_out_tongue_closed_eyes::stuck_out_tongue_closed_eyes::stuck_out_tongue_closed_eyes::stuck_out_tongue_closed_eyes:


#28

Favourite book: Candide by Voltaire

Currently reading: The Trial by Kafka

I prefer to read physical books, digital devices may be more convenient for most, but it just doesn’t feel the same.


#29

Favorite series:

  • Fantasy: The Wheel of Time
  • Sci-Fi: Honorverse; probably followed by either Culture or The Expanse

Waiting on: David Weber’s latest in the Honor Harrington series.

edit: We’ve run out of space on our book cases, so primarily a digital reader now myself.


#30

My favorite book is Ender’s Game. It has been my favorite since I was in 8th grade (I’m 24 now) and I’ve named one of my Aussies after Ender.


#31

Good book! I read it again recently actually. Mediocre movie lol


#32

Speaking of good books but mediocre movies. I recently read the giver. Great book…

Yes I just responded to myself.


#33

The movie eliminated core aspects of the book that added depth and complexity to ender’s character and the story as a whole. The movie was a mockery of my favorite book.


#34

@ShadowsOfBirds, to be honest, so many books to movies do that. I feel that way about the 5th HP movie for sure. They got rid of the exciting parts of the Ministry of Magic scenes.


#35

True… but that is normal. Movies can never capture it properly. Look at Hitch hikers guide to the galaxy… awful movie… great books


#36

Sorry I didn’t read your response before responding… but yes… although Harry Potter should never be abbreviated and certainly wouldn’t be my example (as evidenced) :joy:


#37

I read Zombie non-fiction series and post-apoleptic books. Haven’t found a good one in a while. Any suggestions?

Favorite book series Adrian’s Undead Diary by Chris Philbrook. He originally wrote it is a real time diary on his website so the dates in the book are the dates he actually wrote them. Great great series.


#38

That book blew my mind as a kid :joy: that, Hatchet, and Harry Potter were my favorites. As for recently, randomly picked up The Trial by Franz Kafka in a used bookstore (very taxing read, meh) and circled back to the Infinite Jest I’ve started and stopped repeatedly over the past year and a half, ha.
Edit: forgot The Tender Bar by J.R. Moehringer, a pretty good non-fiction book I read recently, annnd H is for Hawk by Helen Macdonald.


#39

World war Z by Mel Brooks, if you haven’t read it. Way different than the movie, which I didn’t find that bad. I hope someone makes a Series out of it. And for Time travel fans Conni Willis Blackout and All clear.
Anne Leckie the justice series I enjoyed very much.
And for the Holmes fans out there The books by James Lovegrove🤤


#40

The books by Cronin, that someone mentioned earlier. It doesn’t get much more postapokalyptic.


#41

My favorite books are the books from Kristin cashore and Kelley Armstrong. Trough true blood was a good read as well.

Currently reading or better said rereading graceling by Kristin cashore