What books are you reading?

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Re: What books are you reading?

Postby ~JCGJ~ » Tue Oct 30, 2018 10:45 pm

I've been reading a lot of Sci-Fi lately. Peter Clines has been my latest obsession. I read 14, The Fold, and I'm currently on Paradox Bound. Very fantastical sci-fi, largely based in theoretical-physics, but he does get rather intense/violent at times.
Over the Summer, I read through Dennis E. Taylor's Bobiverse Trilogy, which is definitely worth a read. Very funny and engaging, not too much profanity or sexual innuendo, just good storytelling and superb world-building.
As far as World Building goes, though, I think A.G. Riddle has everyone beat. In each of his series', he builds worlds that are juist close enough to reality to be plausible, but far enough from it to be fantastical. His characters, on the other hand, are rather two-dimensional, but he more than makes up for the bland characters with his engaging plots and imaginative worlds.
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Re: What books are you reading?

Postby Tea Ess » Wed Oct 31, 2018 5:08 pm

Broken Earth: The Stone Sky, the last book in my new favorite fantasy trilogy. Jemison spent months researching seismology before she wrote the series, and it really pays off in giving it the air of being scientifically plausible. Also:

A Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo

Making Gay History

Queer Theology by Linn Marie Tonstad

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Re: What books are you reading?

Postby Laurie » Fri Nov 02, 2018 11:44 am

I just finished Room on the Porch Swing, excellent book. Up next for me is The Hideaway by Lauren K. Denton, first time reading this author.
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Re: What books are you reading?

Postby Catspaw » Sat Nov 03, 2018 8:21 pm

I finished the aforementioned prequel enovella and moved on to the first regularly published book in Kristi Ann Hunter's new Haven Manor series, entitled "A Defense of Honor." I'm enjoying it so far - the beginning is quite intriguing, and I'm pretty sure that one of the minor characters is borrowed from Hunter's previous series, so that's kind of fun.
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Re: What books are you reading?

Postby Laurie » Mon Nov 05, 2018 8:40 am

I finished The Hideaway, excellent book. Up next for me is Hidden Peril by Irene Hannon, this is the second book in her Code of Honor series/trilogy.
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Re: What books are you reading?

Postby Catspaw » Thu Nov 29, 2018 8:05 pm

I'm just started "A Tale of Two Hearts" by Michelle Griep. I'm in the Christmas spirit and really looking forward to reading a fun Christmas story!
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Re: What books are you reading?

Postby Laurie » Fri Nov 30, 2018 7:24 pm

The Chance by Karen Kingsbury.
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Re: What books are you reading?

Postby Catspaw » Sat Dec 01, 2018 8:44 pm

I'm about to start reading "Lady of a Thousand Treasures" by Sandra Byrd. I didn't even know she had a new book coming out until I saw it in my local Christian bookstore the other day and I really like her historical fiction, so I bought it. It looks really good!
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Re: What books are you reading?

Postby Laurie » Tue Dec 04, 2018 12:51 pm

I finished The Chance, I loved it!! Up next is Together for Christmas by Katherine Spencer. This is #16 in Thomas Kinkade's Cape Light series.
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Re: What books are you reading?

Postby Catspaw » Tue Jan 01, 2019 2:46 pm

I recently finished "If I Perish" by Esther Ahn Kim. It's a biography published in 1977 about a Christiam living in Japanese-controlled Korea prior to WWII and her time in and out of prison throughout the war. It is a wonderful story of true faith in God in the midst of very trying circumstances, and I found it both inspirational and sobering. The faith and courage she demonstrates is amazing.
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Re: What books are you reading?

Postby Monty_Whittaker » Wed Jan 02, 2019 12:32 am

I'm currently reading Xenocide by Orson Scott Card. Great sequel to Ender's Game and Speaker For the Dead.
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Re: What books are you reading?

Postby Laurie » Wed Jan 02, 2019 12:01 pm

I finished Hidden Among the Stars, excellent book. Up next for me is Lady of a Thousand Treasures by Sandra Byrd.
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Re: What books are you reading?

Postby Catspaw » Fri Jan 04, 2019 10:21 pm

I'm almost done reading "The Heavenly Man" by Brother Yun. It's an amazing true story of his ministry and repeated imprisionment in China for the terrible crime of preaching God's love. It's full of faith, miracles, and God's faithfulness. I highly recommend it! I had the privilege of hearing Brother Yun speak when he was in Canada last year (through an interpreter) and his story is awe-inspiring, with all the glory going to God.
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Re: What books are you reading?

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Re: What books are you reading?

Postby Laurie » Wed Jan 09, 2019 8:56 pm

I finished A Lady of a Thousand Treasures, excellent book. Up next for me is Who I Am With You by Robin Lee Hatcher.
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Re: What books are you reading?

Postby Catspaw » Thu Jan 10, 2019 9:58 pm

I just started "Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus: A Devout Muslim Encounters Christianity" by Nabeel Qureshi. It's an autobiography of sorts about how the author, a devout Muslim, started asking questions, encountered Jesus, and became a Christian. I've heard that it's an interesting read and I'm looking forward to reading about the journey!
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Re: What books are you reading?

Postby Laurie » Sun Jan 13, 2019 3:47 am

I finished Who I am With You last night, excellent book. Up next for me is Holding the Fort by Regina Jennings. New author for me. Very good so far.
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Re: What books are you reading?

Postby Catspaw » Sun Jan 13, 2019 7:49 pm

I love books by Regina Jennings! I'm glad that you discovered her, Laurie. If you like this book, check out some of her other ones. I've enjoyed all of them! :D
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Re: What books are you reading?

Postby Laurie » Fri Jan 25, 2019 5:44 pm

I finished Holding the Fort, wonderful book! I will be reading more of Ms. Jennings. Up next for me is The Lost Castle by Kristy Cambron, it is the first book in her Lost Castle trilogy/series.
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Re: What books are you reading?

Postby Petrichor » Wed Jan 30, 2019 9:11 pm

Catspaw wrote:I just started "Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus: A Devout Muslim Encounters Christianity" by Nabeel Qureshi. It's an autobiography of sorts about how the author, a devout Muslim, started asking questions, encountered Jesus, and became a Christian. I've heard that it's an interesting read and I'm looking forward to reading about the journey!

That's literally sitting on my bookshelf right now! I've heard really good things about it, too, but I haven't had a chance to read it yet because of school. I guess I should get around to it since I think it's due back at the library in a couple of weeks!
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