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    1. What are you reading these days?

      What are you reading currently? Fiction or non-fiction or poetry, any genre, any language! Tell us what you're reading, and talk about it a bit.

      5 votes
    2. What are you reading these days?

      What are you reading currently? Fiction or non-fiction or poetry, any genre, any language! Tell us what you're reading, and talk about it a bit.

      10 votes
    3. What are you reading these days?

      What are you reading currently? Fiction or non-fiction or poetry, any genre, any language! Tell us what you're reading, and talk about it a bit.

      8 votes
    4. Foreboding discovery of a main character’s past - in-depth book discussion and recommendations request

      Hoping to generate discussion and have a few books recommended that have some of the following characteristics: foreboding discovery of a main character’s past a plot conflict that with a focus...

      Hoping to generate discussion and have a few books recommended that have some of the following characteristics:

      • foreboding discovery of a main character’s past
      • a plot conflict that with a focus other than war or physical/political fighting
      • preferable plot conflict examples: exploration, escape, grand heist, obtaining wisdom, treasure hunt
      • undercurrent of a great unused power or magic that has been long lost

      btw, I’m borrowing this format from r/Fantasy

      Books I have liked:
      Joe Abercrombie’s The First Law series
      Samantha Shannon The Priory of the Orange Tree
      Michael Crichton The Eaters of the Dead
      Lara Prior-Palmer (non-fiction) Rough Magic
      Arthur C. Clarke (sci-fi) Rendezvous with Rama
      Neal Stephenson (sci-fi) Anathem
      Brandon Sanderson’s The Stormlight Archive series

      Traits like prose, characters, or settings you most enjoy:
      Settings within the wilderness, crypts, large buildings/structures, caverns are all great.

      Series vs. standalone preference:
      No real preference, but longer is better I suppose.

      Tone preference (lighthearted, grimdark, etc):
      No strong preference, but mystical, ancient, and dark comes to mind.

      Complexity/depth level:
      Preferably on the more intricate side.

      Thank you, let’s chat!

      5 votes
    5. What are you reading these days?

      What are you reading currently? Fiction or non-fiction or poetry, any genre, any language! Tell us what you're reading, and talk about it a bit.

      13 votes
    6. What are you reading these days?

      What are you reading currently? Fiction or non-fiction or poetry, any genre, any language! Tell us what you're reading, and talk about it a bit.

      6 votes
    7. What are you reading these days?

      What are you reading currently? Fiction or non-fiction or poetry, any genre, any language! Tell us what you're reading, and talk about it a bit.

      9 votes
    8. What are you reading these days?

      What are you reading currently? Fiction or non-fiction or poetry, any genre, any language! Tell us what you're reading, and talk about it a bit.

      12 votes
    9. Spooky books or short stories?

      I often re-read The Legend of Sleepy Hollow around Halloween time. If you haven't read the original (published in 1819), it's a really fun read, with great descriptions of (obviously somewhat...

      I often re-read The Legend of Sleepy Hollow around Halloween time. If you haven't read the original (published in 1819), it's a really fun read, with great descriptions of (obviously somewhat fictionalized) life in a town on the banks of the Hudson River in 1790.

      What other short stories or books would you recommend for the Halloween season?

      7 votes
    10. What are you reading these days?

      What are you reading currently? Fiction or non-fiction or poetry, any genre, any language! Tell us what you're reading, and talk about it a bit.

      9 votes
    11. In celebration of No Time To Die releasing next week, what are your favorite Bond books?

      No Time To Die recently had it's world premiere. This concludes the Daniel Craig saga. I have liked the majority of these films. I have never read any of the Bond books, and I kind of want to read...

      No Time To Die recently had it's world premiere. This concludes the Daniel Craig saga. I have liked the majority of these films. I have never read any of the Bond books, and I kind of want to read some of them. Which ones are your favorites?

      8 votes
    12. What are you reading these days?

      What are you reading currently? Fiction or non-fiction or poetry, any genre, any language! Tell us what you're reading, and talk about it a bit.

      5 votes
    13. What are you reading these days?

      What are you reading currently? Fiction or non-fiction or poetry, any genre, any language! Tell us what you're reading, and talk about it a bit.

      17 votes
    14. Recommend me books with a twist (with a twist)

      I'm interested in reading some books with good plot twists and would love some recommendations. BUT WAIT THERE'S A TWIST Knowing that a twist is coming can inhibit its effectiveness, so I also...

      I'm interested in reading some books with good plot twists and would love some recommendations.

      BUT WAIT THERE'S A TWIST

      Knowing that a twist is coming can inhibit its effectiveness, so I also want some recommendations in this thread that do not have twists. This means that I or anyone else consulting this thread for recommendations won't necessarily know if the given book we've chosen has a twist or not, which helps keep us on our toes.

      21 votes
    15. What are you reading these days?

      What are you reading currently? Fiction or non-fiction or poetry, any genre, any language! Tell us what you're reading, and talk about it a bit.

      9 votes
    16. What are you reading these days?

      What are you reading currently? Fiction or non-fiction or poetry, any genre, any language! Tell us what you're reading, and talk about it a bit.

      13 votes
    17. What are you reading these days?

      What are you reading currently? Fiction or non-fiction or poetry, any genre, any language! Tell us what you're reading, and talk about it a bit.

      9 votes