What are you currently reading?


(Aled) #1

Hi all I am after some book inspiration. I take a while to read a book but when I get into it, I really get into it. I need some new books to read.

Let me know what you are currently reading and what you think of it.

At present I am reading a book called The Scourge by Roberto Calas. It was a free book on Kindle so thought would give it a go. I quite like it and how it is written.


(Jason Yau) #2

Reading one of those books everyone talks about but I’ve never gotten round to. Nineteen Eighty Four by George Orwell, my god am I enjoying it!


#3

I love a free kindle book. I am currently reading the mediations of Marcus Aurelius (also free on kindle). I haven’t read any philosophical texts before but I am finding this very thought provoking and interesting


(Andy) #4

Stephen Fry - Mythos at the moment. It’s fantastic


#5

I’m torn between getting that or Neil Gaiman’s Norse Mythology first. Both look brilliant


#6

Have you read Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World? If you haven’t it’s well worth it if you like dystopian nightmares like Nineteen Eighty Four


(Dave) #7

Seconded. Brave New World is my favourite book. We named our first cat Huxley because of it!

Finished reading ‘It’ recently which is one of the best books Ive ever read… so so creepy!


(Andy) #8

Going on to Norse mythology after this!


(Andrew Ross) #9

I’m reading the Arisen series. Onto the last book - really enjoyed it. First few books are free on Kindle unlimited as well.

ARISEN, Book One - Fortress Britain https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B008TQ0T8A/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_Hy3gBbRX857T5


(Ian Lyon) #10

Right now I’m reading Natives: Race and Class in the Ruins of Empire by Akala. Really enjoying it so far!


(Simon H) #11

John Lydon. Anger is an Energy: My Life Uncensored

https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00KE4TCRY/ref=smi_www_rco2_go_smi_g9905632998?_encoding=UTF8&btkr=1&ie=UTF8


#12

Currently reading Fire and Fury by Michael Wolff.


(Nick Slade) #13

Any of the Robert Langdon books. They’re a bit samey but you’ll end up hooked.

Ready Player One is another I’ve read dozens of times.


(Aled) #14

Love the Robert Langdon books. Easy to read and like you say are very similar but they make a good read


#15

Downloaded it earlier. Really good so far, knew next to nothing about Norse myths.

But Marvel lied to me. They really lied to me :angry:


(Excited about Christmas) #16

Nothing Is True And Everything Is Possible, by Peter Pomerantsev. Adventures in modern Russia. Sounds heavy, but reads very well, and the craziness is gripping. Saw him give a talk about five years ago, and this is my second attempt to read it after leaving the first copy on a plane.


#17

“Caverns of the Snow Witch” by Ian Livingstone. I’m about to head to the Crystal Caves beneath Icefinger Mountains.

It’s an exploration of our own attitude to risk/reward and how even though the hero has completed his initial quest and won his 50 pieces of gold, greed pushes him on further to the promises of even greater wealth but also greater danger.


(Sunjay Bhogal ) #18

lonely planet Germany travel guide, will be travelling around for two weeks in July. Yes I am aware it’s a non fiction book :slight_smile:


(Change Works) #19

I’m currently reading the Monzo forum on Discourse.


( surohpotsirhC) #20

Quite Ugly One Morning by Christopher Brookmyre