What books have you been reading?

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  1. CouchCoach

    CouchCoach Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    "The Men Who Died Watching The Lifetime Channel". Long, veeeeeerrrrrrrry loooooooonnnnnnnng.
     
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  2. yimyammer

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  3. Trouty

    Trouty Hear the train a’coming, rollin ‘round the bend. Zone Supporter

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    Just got Golding's Lord of the Flies from Amazon. Will be reading it in tandem with my son (I've already read it, but several years ago -- it is required reading for him. I want to be brushed up for his essay questions, so that I can help him)
     
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  4. DeathMonkey

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    The Expanse book series. I'm enjoying it.
     
  5. DallasEast

    DallasEast Cowboys 24/7/365 Staff Member

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  6. timb2

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    The Man Who Killed Kennedy:The Case Against LBJ by Roger Stone
     
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  7. DallasEast

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  8. Billyd

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    Does Bassmasters count?
     
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  9. lukin2006

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    Now I know what to get my Dad for Christmas, he loves reading, Empire of Things would be interesting for him.
     
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  10. Cowboy Brian

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    I pre-ordered this months ago... and it finally arrived yesterday!

    Loving it so far.

    Leadership: In Turbulent Times

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1476795924/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o06_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1


     
  11. Cowboy Brian

    Cowboy Brian @BrianLINY Zone Supporter

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    That book was absolutely fantastic. I still cite it to this day in meetings with clients for historical context. A must read for people interested in history & geopolitics/trade. Or people interested simply in understanding how the world today came to be.

    Hope he enjoys it
     
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  12. lukin2006

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    Yes, he will. I can not remember the book name, but he was really doing a lot of reading into the history of cotton. So I think that book will be right up his alley.
     
  13. Big_D

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    I'm currently reading The City of Mirrors. Book 3 in a trilogy by author Justin Cronin. Definitely worth checking out. The Passage is being turned into a series on Fox due out I think in November?

    The Passage
    The Twelve
    The City of Mirrors
     
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  14. Khartun

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    I read that series last year. It is excellent.
     
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  15. Denim Chicken

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    Just finished a couple:

    The Book Thief - Markus Zusak
    Glory Road - Robert A. Heinlein
     
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  16. YosemiteSam

    YosemiteSam Unfriendly and Aloof!

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    Currently reading

    Official Truth, 101 Proof: The Inside Story of Pantera by Rex Brown

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  17. Denim Chicken

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    I started A Fire Upon the Deep and it's been engrossing so far. I'm still lazily working my way through the NPR Sci-Fi Fantasy list that will probably take me the rest of my life.

    # 1 The Lord of the Rings Trilogy
    # 2 The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
    # 3 Ender's Game
    # 4 The Dune Chronicles
    # 5 A Song of Ice and Fire Series
    # 6 1984
    # 7 Fahrenheit 451
    # 8 The Foundation Trilogy
    # 9 Brave New World
    # 10 American Gods

    # 11 The Princess Bride
    # 12 The Wheel of Time Series
    # 13 Animal Farm
    # 14 Neuromancer
    # 15 Watchmen

    # 16 I, Robot
    #17 Stanger in a Stange Land
    # 18 The Kingkiller Chronicle
    # 19 Slaughter House Five
    # 20 Frankenstein
    # 21 Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?
    # 22 The Handmaid's Tale
    # 23 The Dark Tower Series

    # 24 2001: A Space Odyssey (novel)
    # 25 The Stand
    # 26 Snow Crash
    # 27 The Martian Chronicles
    # 28 Cat's Cradle
    # 29 The Sandman Series
    # 30 A Clockwork Orange
    # 31 Starship Troopers
    # 32 Watership Down

    # 33 Dragonflight
    # 34 The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress
    # 35 A Canticle for Leibowitz
    # 36 The Time Machine

    # 37 20,000 Leagues under the Sea
    # 38 Flowers for Algernon
    # 39 The War of the Worlds
    # 40 The Amber Chronicles
    # 41 Riva (The Belgariad)
    # 42 The Mists of Avalon
    # 43 Mistborn Trilogy
    # 44 Ringworld

    # 45 The Left Hand of Darkness
    # 46 The Silmarillion
    # 47 The Once and Future King
    # 48 Neverwhere
    # 49 Childhood's End
    # 50 Contact
    # 51 The Hyperion Cantos
    # 52 Stardust
    # 53 Cryptonomicon
    # 54 World War Z
    # 55 The Last Unicorn
    # 56 The Forever War
    # 57 Small Gods
    # 58 The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant
    # 59 Vorkosigan Saga
    # 60 Going Postal
    # 61 The Mote in God's Eye

    # 62 The Sword of Truth Series
    # 63 The Road
    # 64 Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell
    # 65 I Am Legend
    # 66 The Riftwar Saga
    # 67 The Sword of Shannara
    # 68 Conan the Barbarian
    # 69 Farseer Trilogy
    # 70 The Time Traveler's Wife
    # 71 The Way of Kings
    # 72 Journey to the Center of the Earth
    # 73 The Legend of Drizzt Series
    # 74 Old Man's War
    # 75 The Diamond Age
    # 76 Rendezvous with Rama
    # 77 The Kushiel's Legacy Series
    # 78 The Dispossessed
    # 79 Something Wicked This Way Comes
    # 80 Wicked
    # 81 The Malazan Book of the Fallen Series
    # 82 The Eyre Affair
    # 83 The Culture Series
    # 84 The Crystal Cave
    # 85 Anathem
    # 86 The Codex Alera Series
    # 87 The Book of the New Sun
    # 88 Thrawn trilogy
    # 89 The Outlander Series
    # 90 The Elric Saga
    # 91 The Illustrated Man
    # 92 Sunshine
    # 93 A Fire Upon the Deep
    # 94 The Caves of Steel
    # 95 Mars trilogy
    # 96 Lucifer's Hammer
    # 97 Doomsday Book
    # 98 Perdido Street Station
    # 99 The Xanth Series
    # 100 The Space Trilogy
     
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  18. JIMMYBUFFETT

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    Cartel by Don Winslow. It's part II of his cartel series following up The Power Of The Dog. Both are great books with lots of blood and violence. I'm a big Wislow fan and got turned on to him after reading Savages.
     
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  20. Denim Chicken

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    I've been hesitant on Wheel of Time--it's quite the undertaking.
     

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