Finished Killing Floor by Lee Child, first Jack Reacher novel. I really liked it. I had been looking forward to starting the series, so ordered first 3 books, but when I got the books they were pretty thick, and I wasn’t sure if an action / thriller novel will keep me interested for so long, but I enjoyed it. Going to order a few more novels in the series.

Read Rivers of London by Ben Aaronovitch, first novel in Rivers of London series. It’s an urban fantasy police procedural set in London. I was expecting something like Dresden Files, but it was pretty different, not in a bad way though.

Currently Reading Your Money Or Your Life: 9 Steps to Transforming Your Relationship with Money and Achieving Financial Independence by Vicki Robin. Started it in January but hardly read a few pages, started it again today and just finished the first chapter. Unlike some of the other “money” books I have read, this seems to have focus on getting away from consumerism, and figuring out when you have “enough”. I have been thinking along the same wavelength these past few years, so it would be interesting to see how it takes it further.

What about all of you? What have you been reading or listening to lately?


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  • @MicrowavedTea@infosec.pub
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    711 days ago

    After reading The Lathe of Heaven I decided to explore more from Ursula K Le Guin. Now finishing The Left Hand of Darkness and next one is probably Always Coming Home but if you have any other recommendations they’re welcome.

  • Baggins
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    611 days ago

    Rivers Of London series just gets better and better.

    • @dresdenOPM
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      210 days ago

      Good to know. I already got the next few books, so would be pretty sad if got worse. 😀

    • @gAlienLifeform@lemmy.world
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      27 days ago

      Excellent book about an important and under studied period of history, and Katz’s modern-day trips to the areas Butler toured in his career to see how those events were still felt 100 years later were really outstanding

  • @pancake@sopuli.xyz
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    Finished Crossroads of Twilight by Robert Jordan (Wheel of Time book 10). It was enjoyable. Not much happened, but a lot was set up and it sounds like the next book will deliver.

    Before I continue with that series, I’m reading The Heaven and Earth Grocery Store by James McBride. I’m about a third of the way through and so far it’s good. It’s the kind of story that follows it’s characters across many years, which I generally like, but something makes me worried it might not stick the landing and I can’t quite put my finger on it.

  • Still working on Foul Days by Genoveva Dimova. It’s fun so far.

    Also started Weak Heart by Ban Gilmartin. It’s not at all what I thought it was going to be (it’s less horror, more supernatural angst), but the writing is good. Their other book is listed as new adult, and I think that probably describes this, as well.

    Finished Dark Star by Oliver K. Langmead. Review is in last week’s thread.

    Bingo squares: Plays With Words, What’s Yours Is Mine (HM), Mashup, Among the Stars (HM) (technically).

  • @LordGennai@lemm.ee
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    210 days ago

    I finished Stories of Your Life and Others by Ted Chiang. It was pretty enjoyable, each short story was well-contained and lasted only long enough to tell the story without being drawn out too much.

    I am now reading Red Rising by Pierce Brown. It reminds me a bit of Hunger Games in the initial setup, but I’m hooked!

  • @kusttra@lemmy.world
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    29 days ago

    I finished The Bear and the Nightingale a bit ago, so moved onto the rest of the series. I pretty quickly pushed through the second book, The Girl in the Tower, and have just started the last book, The Winter of the Witch. It has thus far been a fantastic series, and I’m very much looking forward to a certain character finally getting his well deserved comeuppance (and it had better really hurt…)

  • @vrek@programming.dev
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    210 days ago

    I’m currently listening to beastbourn. It’s a LONG series, 6 books first 3 around 30 hours, second three about 20 hours each. Basically a guy is almost assassinated by this ultra powerful wizard guy but then the assassin is assinated by this other super powerful guy and the second guy basically gives the would be victim the real victims power and then transport him to another world.

    I’m also listening to the greystone chronicles with my girlfriend. Basically super rich kid plays a videogame to help recover from a neurological disorder(his father and him own the company) and after he kills a group of player killers in the game they take the fight to the real world and attack the company headquarters. It’s a comfy read, very basic writing and no real consequences(to give you and idea when ever a new player in game his father contacts the FBI to investigate them with in seconds and world governments basically raid every house of players who admit to working on the side of bbeg within 2-3minutes). Plus it’s 5 books long and without going into details there is a end. All the stories wrap up and there is no continuation or second story(mostly there are some references in the authors other series but only references).