Aug 22, 18, 09:38 AM #1
BGP QOTD: What 5 books would you recommend......to someone who says reading is boring?Advertisement
Aug 22, 18, 09:47 AM #2Odd Thomas, by Dean Koontz
The Stranger, by Harlan Coben
Murder House, by James Patterson & David Ellis
Shutter Island, by Dennis LeHane
The Screwtape Letters, by C.S. Lewis
Aug 22, 18, 10:20 AM #3A Game of Thrones
A Clash of Kings
A Storm of Swords
A Feast for Crows
A Dance with Dragons
Aug 22, 18, 10:43 AM #4
No way I could narrow it down, I love reading.
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Aug 22, 18, 05:10 PM #5
Friday Night Lights
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History of Nearly Everything
The Chris Farley Show
Aug 22, 18, 08:24 PM #6One I wouldn't recommend - "The President Is Missing"
Strictly a money grab, using Bill Clinton as a "co-author."
If I need to have my intelligence insulted, I'll strike up a conversation with some of the derelicts at Belterra Park.
Bad, bad, read.
Aug 22, 18, 10:42 PM #7I hate giving book recommendations because everyone’s tastes are so different.
For someone who isn’t into reading, you need the plot to move quickly; no slow burns or meandering discripions. Also need to keep them short and avoid overly complex story structures or syntax and also steer of clear of ideas that either require significant explanation or are left open by the author.
Fab Five by Mitch Albom
The Killer Angels by Michael Shaara
... I’m stuck and it’s almost midnight. Maybe tomorrow I’ll think of another.
Aug 30, 18, 07:40 AM #8That Dark and Bloody River OR The Frontiersman - Allan W. Eckert (completely ignoring @Getslow's excellent criteria for selecting a book for those with low motivation to read)
The Hobbit - J.R.R. Tolkein. I don't usually fancy fantasy literature but Tolkein is different. I read the Hobbit in 8th grade and couldn't put it down.
The Hiding Place - Corrie ten Boom
Brutchko - Bruce Olson
Seeing and Savoring Jesus Christ - John Piper
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Sep 2, 18, 10:39 PM #9
John Grisham-The Innocent Man
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James Lee Burke-Robicheaux
Dennis Lehane-Live by Night
Lee Child-Killing Floor
Sep 5, 18, 10:30 AM #10I'll just list one but it's a doozy: THE BULLPEN GOSPELS by Dirk Hayhurst. This is a real life depiction of minor league baseball and is funnier than you could ever imagine.