Book Series...

Discussion in 'Talk of Books' started by BPearson, May 22, 2015.

  1. J_and_V

    J_and_V Member

    I take that back, there are a ton of her books on Audible, I just haven't brought them down for J. Bad me.
     
  2. aggie

    aggie Active Member

    Finished the first in the series and wasn't really hooked on his style of writing. You'll have to let me know if you think the following ones are good. We lived through the spear fishing protests up north so that part was interesting.

    Right now I have 4 books from the library to get through....still alternating my fiction/non-fiction.
     
  3. BPearson

    BPearson Well-Known Member

    Hey aggie; I'm on book two of the series by William Kent Krueger and truth be told, I'm sluggishly working my way through. But then I'm kind of in that same rut with the Private series by Patterson et al; so maybe it's just me. Been really busy getting the house ready for rental and reading has taken a back seat.

    Unfortunate.
     
  4. aggie

    aggie Active Member

    Slow to post on this thread but I've still been reading. My latest fiction series read was Robin Cook's 'Host'. The books are all pretty similar in the series but I do enjoy his style. The non-fiction read took a long time to finish but worth it. Erik Larson writes a historical fiction series that has enough facts that I consider it non-fiction. The rather loooong book was about the sinking of the Lusitania titled 'Dead Wake'. His next book I'm reading is 'The Devil in the White City" which is about the World's Fair in Chicago.

    Read on!
     
  5. dilings

    dilings New Member

    Hi Readers, I'm new to Talk of Sun City and love this thread!
    I have read the Sanford Prey series and Wm Krueger series (love both - from MN!). Has anyone read Elmore Leonard books? Such great dialog and many "laugh out loud" moments. I have made a big list of many of your recommendations and look forward to new authors. Since we lived in MN, I will try PJ Tracy first. Scott Turow is the current author I'm re-reading.
     
  6. BPearson

    BPearson Well-Known Member

    Hey D, welcome. I've got several Elmore Leonard books on the shelf, one day eh?

    The PJ Tracy books are exceptional and as a Minnesotan you must be aware of Vince Flynn. His Mitch Rapp series is awesome, but sadly we just lost Vince last year...way too young to be gone. There might b 12 to 15 books in that series.
     
  7. aggie

    aggie Active Member

    Book #7 in the PJ Tracy Monkeewrench series is now at the library. I'm just getting into it but seems like another great MN plot!
     
  8. fixj

    fixj Active Member

    allow me to mention Audiobooks....easy download to iPad......free from both of the library systems I use,... no eye strain....great for long flights and long drives.....just finished O'Reilly's book "Killing Patton" ....selecting *several audiobooks for my (1460 mile) drive to SC.*
     
  9. aggie

    aggie Active Member

    Just finished maybe my favorite read of the year - "Body Reader" by Anne Frasier. Surprisingly it's another Minnesota author and the police/crime story is set in the Mpls area. She is not a prolific writer and her patience in waiting until the story is just right seems very evident. I'm going to check out her previous books which was a series of 3 or 4 books because they also got high praise. The main character of Body Reader may just start another series.
     
  10. dilings

    dilings New Member

    Hi BPearson, I did read all the PJ Tracy books - loved them. Not a fan of Vince Flynn though, maybe too militaristic for me. I spent this Summer reading Daniel Silva = all of them! Waiting in line at the library list for his recent book. Currently I'm reading Cold Mountain by Charles Fraziier. His description of the Southern landscape and its inhabitants is amazing.
     
  11. aggie

    aggie Active Member

    Coming out of my summer hibernation to report that Book #8 in the Monkeewrench series is at the library and very good! The writing team of P.J. Tracy was a mother/daughter team effort. The mother died this past December so this effort was by the daughter.

    I've read quite a bit but nothing really outstanding. I've got quite a few books on order at the library and hope to find a few more good ones.
     
  12. Emily Litella

    Emily Litella Well-Known Member

    I read mostly non fiction. Just started reading The Chicken**** Club.
     
  13. BPearson

    BPearson Well-Known Member

    Damn, i was looking through the threads that people were looking at and saw this one was of interest. I clicked on it and as i read through it, saw how much interest there was in it. Nice.

    Anyway, started a new series a couple of months ago; the author is C J Box and the main character is Joe Picket. He's a fish and game warden in Wyoming. This isn't my normal cup of tea, but am quite enjoying his writing style. another 6 in the series plus i have 4 more from another series he started in wait.

    And for anyone who liked Dan Brown's writing, I couldn't put his latest, Origin, down. Exceptionally well done.
     
  14. Emily Litella

    Emily Litella Well-Known Member

    Good books that I've recently read...
    I do read a lot although much slower than I used to.

    Good books I have read that I can recommend include Black Klansman, In the Shadow of Statues, Calypso, Educated...

    I'll have to come back as I'm drawing a blank. Anything political that I read has to have verifiable footnotes and references that are credible. I generally don't read the tabloid-type crap.
     
  15. BPearson

    BPearson Well-Known Member

    In the Shadow of Statutes, was that the book by the former mayor of New Orleans? I saw him on the AX Files on CNN and he was quite impressive. Good read or just so so?
     
  16. Emily Litella

    Emily Litella Well-Known Member

    Yes, that was Mitch Landrieu's book, and yes, it's definitely a good read IMO. Landrieu is my age, raised in the South, so that also intrigued me as well because I was raised in the Northeast, but one side of my family is Southern. So I kinda knew how they thought politically and culturally.

    I definitely believe that the majority of the Confederate statues/monuments/tributes should be removed and relocated to museums, except for instances like national battlefields where they serve to educate.
     
  17. aggie

    aggie Active Member

  18. aggie

    aggie Active Member

    Just finished the 3rd in the series by Matt Goldman set in the Mpls/St.Paul area. A sense of wit comes through since the author was also a writer on the Seinfeld show. A mix of crime, current politics and humor all with the "Minnesota Nice"(and not so nice) flavor.
     

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