Rethink your job search and find opportunities for experienced workers with AARP’s job board.

Reply
Bronze Conversationalist
1
Kudos
1049
Views

Re: What's everyone reading?

1,049 Views
Message 51 of 9,912

I am so sorry you are in a low place. When I was in a really low place, I read alot of lay science and easy history like Bill Bryson, Simon Winchester or David McCullough. I am trying to think of soothing escape fiction. Maybe No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency or Carrying Albert Home. Or The Rosie Project.

Report Inappropriate Content
1
Kudos
1049
Views
Bronze Conversationalist
0
Kudos
1047
Views

Re: What's everyone reading?

1,047 Views
Message 52 of 9,912

I keep meaning to read genuine Zane Grey, and will. Ever read Ivan Doig?

Report Inappropriate Content
0
Kudos
1047
Views
Bronze Conversationalist
0
Kudos
1037
Views

Re: What's everyone reading?

1,037 Views
Message 53 of 9,912

Too grim for me, but I loved Sharan Newman. Now out of print.

Report Inappropriate Content
0
Kudos
1037
Views
Bronze Conversationalist
0
Kudos
957
Views

Re: What's everyone reading?

957 Views
Message 54 of 9,912
Terry Pratchett, Christopher Moore and Jim Butcher.
Report Inappropriate Content
0
Kudos
957
Views
Bronze Conversationalist
0
Kudos
853
Views

Re: What's everyone reading?

853 Views
Message 55 of 9,912

Recently read Wrong Side of Goodby. Still thrumming from it. What was left out was as spellbinding as what was written.

Report Inappropriate Content
0
Kudos
853
Views
Bronze Conversationalist
0
Kudos
825
Views

Re: What's everyone reading?

825 Views
Message 56 of 9,912

You might like The Greater Journey. NonFiction, short chapters, easy and interesting.

 

Report Inappropriate Content
0
Kudos
825
Views
Bronze Conversationalist
0
Kudos
855
Views

Re: What's everyone reading?

855 Views
Message 57 of 9,912

Not read those yet, but that age range is really for adults, too. Phantom Tollbooth, Indian in the Cupboard and From the Mixed Up Files.... are for all ages.

Report Inappropriate Content
0
Kudos
855
Views
Bronze Conversationalist
0
Kudos
826
Views

Re: What's everyone reading?

826 Views
Message 58 of 9,912
I most recently finished RiverHorse. I read The Gone Away World months ago, and it is still thrumming in my head. Two Steps Forward is thoughtful. Only Patterson I've read was Testament.
Report Inappropriate Content
0
Kudos
826
Views
Highlighted
Super Social Butterfly
0
Kudos
966
Views

Re: What's everyone reading?

966 Views
Message 59 of 9,912

Re Stephen White - I go beyond recommending  - he is my favorite writer.

 

His history is uncannily similar to that of Jonathan Kellerman.  Both are educated (with Phds), trained and licensed as Psychologists.  Both attended top schools (UCLA and Berkeley) - graduating in early 70s.  Both spent some years successfully practicing, before becoming mystery writers.  Both created characters that nearly exactly mimic their professional selves.

 

 

In real life – White maintained a private practice as a clinical psychologist in Boulder Colorado.  His main character – Dr Alan Gregory, is a clinical psychologist with a private practice in Boulder Colorado.  

By all means – do take a look at Stephen White’s books.  I think you will be glad you did.

 

Report Inappropriate Content
0
Kudos
966
Views
Frequent Social Butterfly
0
Kudos
1004
Views

Re: What's everyone reading?

1,004 Views
Message 60 of 9,912

I'm not familiar with Stephen White.  Do you recommend or not?

 

Just started Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel.  It's been in my bookcase for so long that I figured it was about time.  7 pages in I'm hooked.  It's a trilogy so I'll have to look into getting the others. 

Report Inappropriate Content
0
Kudos
1004
Views
cancel
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 
Users
Top Authors