What have been the most engrossing books you've read i.e. had a hard time putting down? Some of mine: - Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow - Parable of the Sower - Project Hail Mary - Masters of Doom - Ready Player One
Alright I’ll give Ready Player One a try, that’s been rotting on my bookshelf unread for no joke YEARS. I’ve read and agree with almost all your picks up there! Some picks I don’t think anyone else will say - Severance - The Memory Police - An American Marriage
The Void Trilogy remains the most engrossing sci-fi I've read and is one of my all time favorites.
just finished kafka on the shore by murakami which felt like a dream
The stormlight archives - a hard fantasy anime-esque series.
The Spy and the Traitor was really engaging.
A quick read which almost feels like a screenplay, cause you are reading a portrayal of an action film Blacktop Wasteland by S.A. Crosby > https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/51182571-blacktop-wasteland
Just finished Light Bringer, the most recent book of the Red Rising series. Incredible space opera.
+1 to project Hail Mary. Best Andy Weir book. Even better than The Martian. In the non-fiction category, The Man Who Solved The Market is amazing.
Hyperion and its sequel (I think originally meant to be a single book) are absolutely incredible, I immediately read through again after finishing them
- Shantaram - Speaker for the Dead - Born a Crime - Memoirs of a Gesha - Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
Hands down “name of the wind” by Patrick rothfuss
Oh man Masters of Doom was amazing.... A few of mine: - More money than God - up in thin Air - Rocketmen -
- Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow - Project Hail Mary Definitely on my list, also: - The Three-Body Problem
- Snow crash - Seveneves 💯
- Snow Crash - The Spy Who Came in from the Cold - Percy Jackson - Outliers: The Story of Success - Zero to One
The Wager. Audio book is incredible I can’t stop listening. Also, Scorsese and Leo agreed to do a movie. Same author as Killers of the Flower Moon which Scorsese and Leo are launching a movie soon too which was incredible
- Nuromancer - Endurance
Don Quixote in the East reading it now and never found a book that speaks to me in every single word- it's been quite therapeutic. I'm certainly reading it at the right time since my dilemmas align perfectly with the ones in the book, but damn, it's the clear and incisive mirror i never hoped to find
I don’t mean to be cliche but I was reading Pride and Prejudice until 2am on consecutive nights; finished it in a matter of days— really good
1Q84 was captivating.
The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy White Teeth by Zadie Smith The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt Slouching Towards Bethlehem by Joan Didion Dune by Frank Herbert
Probably The Dark Forest (2nd book in the 3body series). Even the second time reading it, I found it hard to put down. Also, maybe because it's such a short-read, but Lying by Sam Harris
As a child: Hatchet tween: Harry Potter teen: On the road freshman: Guns germs and steel grad: Kitchen confidential grownup: the Aubrey Maturin series recently: the power broker Others as they occur to me: Catch 22 Everything by Bill Bryson, Tom Wolfe A time of gifts, my family & other animals 100 years of solitude
Casting again because books r gud @carter is once again correct because Hyperion is another book that i marathon sped read - one of the plot lines (about a dad and his daughter) just absolutely wrecked me emotionally in a good way. I legit still get teary eyed whenever I even just think about
"The Mom Test", a great book about customer development
- Shantaram - Harry Potter - The Kite Runner - Zen and the art of motorcycle maintenance
Children of Time was pretty engaging I thought.
Aurora Rising (formerly named The Prefect) by Alastair Reynolds
The Humans by Matt Haig is a pretty captivating tale of what an alien would experience and describe if they were among us
Kristin Lavransdatter A Gentleman in Moscow The Corrections Infinite Jest Foundation Enders Game Brideshead Revisited A Tale of Two Cities Lord of the Rings The Silver Chalice
Random Order: - Diamond Age - Anathem - Hitchhikers Guide - Flatland - Alchemy of Air - Under the Banner of Heaven - Barbarian Days of Surfing
Three body problem
Three Body Problem (trilogy) Name of the wind (trilogy) Starlight Archives Dune
This year it was God, Human, Animal, Machine (Meghan O'Gieblyn) and The Candy House (Jenifer Egan).
Lessons in chemistry!!
I've been recommending tomorrow & tomorrow & tomorrow nonstop and only getting consistent positive reviews, would love more book recs like that!!
Ready player one
Sad to say I've read neither of these, uuff I need to update my library. Casting so I can come back to this thread for recs.
The Master key System. Just picked it up again after years when I saw things weren't going in my direction. Very powerful book.
- How to Live (Derek Sivers) - The Courage to Be Disliked
Man's Search for Meaning
Americanah, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (and all her other books too) Gentleman in Moscow, Amor Towles Cloud Cuckoo land, Anthony Doerr Anything by Kent Haruf, so sad to finish his last one and realised he'd died.
The Book of the New Sun The Forever War All Quiet on the Western Front Snow Crash Jesus’ Son Earthsea trilogy Neuromancer In Pharaoh's Army Tales of The Dying Earth What is the What 1984 Kon-Tiki At the Mountains of Madness The Hobbit
Into Thin Air. Started it wondering why anyone would ever want to climb Mount Everest. Finished it wondering even more intensely.
The Bitcoin Standard, The Millionaire Masterplan and Can’t Hurt Me
East of Eden 100 Years of Solitude Cryptonomicon How to Win Friends and Influence People
mine is 1984 and The Great Gatsby
Man’s search for meaning
a lot of Crichton’s work, like buttery popcorn for my brain - Jurassic park - prey - timeline
The Pillars of the Earth and World Without End Harry Potter The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Interview with the Vampire Century Trilogy Power of the Dog The Cartel ASOIAF Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell American Gods
Currently reading Tomorrow x 3, I've been reading it a lot, which is unlike me as I usually read non-fiction
Generally don't have a hard time putting books down, but here were some engrossing ones. Non-fiction: - First & Last Freedom - Mating in Captivity - The Territorial Imperative Fiction: - Notes from the Underground - The Gambler
Many already mentioned, would add: - Shoe Dog by Phil Knight - Educated by Tara Westover
I just finished Project Hail Mary. Legit all I did for two days