I've thought about starting Harry Turtledove's *Southern Victory* series, but I'm curious how much my knowledge, or lack thereof, will affect my enjoyment of the books. Has anyone read them, and could tell me if a strong knowledge of Civil War battles/politics is necessary? I imagine things diverge quickly, but who knows.
I'm selecting a book for an English project and have narrowed it down to Monster by Sanyika Shakur or Blue Rage Black Redemption by Stanley Tookie Williams. Any recommendations on which to go with? I'm hoping for something more literary than a simple recounting of events.
Hi! I am a 25 year old male and for the past 5 years or so I've read maybe 2 books per year and very little before that. This year I want to read a lot more because I know I enjoy reading. However, I don't really know what I like so I'm trying to expand my horizons. I am down to read anything so suggest away! Though I'm currently taking a break between Malazan books so preferably not fantasy.
I'm looking for a non-fiction art history book about famous artist(s). I want to dive into understanding paintings, the painters and how their life affected their work.
I'm looking for a book detailing Charles Manson and his history. Any recommendations? Thanks.
I find myself constantly re-reading old favorites simply because I can't seem to find something lately that will peak my interest and hook me in. I don't care too much whether it's adult/young adult, but I'm 26 if that has any bearing on a suggestion.
Some of my tops favorites:
Game of Thrones
Dragon Prince/Dragon Star Trilogies
The Demon Cycle series
Sword of Truth
The primary aspect I enjoyed about all of these books is the huge world they had. They are human but they live in a different world, with magic systems, new creatures, e.t.c. and the characters are intricate. There's grey between that black and white. Also dragons, I do like dragons.
I've never asked for a recommendation really before, I just stumble around until I find something so I hope I provided enough info!
I know this just released a few days ago, but has anyone finished **Skin in the Game, by Nassim Taleb** ? I am a huge fan of his other books, and was wondering how this compares to his other work.
Looking for books by WoC! A few favorites are Chimamanda Ngozi Adiche, Zadie Smith, Roxane Gay, Hanan al-Shaykh, and Julia Alvarez, so ideally not recs from these authors. Can be fiction or memoirs/essays/poetry
Been going through a rough patch mentally and I'm looking for well written chick-lit in the same vein as Marian Keyes, Eva Woods, Tiffany Baker. A notch above fluff, has some good writing and maybe lolz. Thank you!
I'm looking for a long post-apocalyptic page-turner. I loved The Stand and anything along those lines.