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Joined: October 5th, 2004, 9:06 am

January 7th, 2017, 1:45 pm #31

My new year's resolution is to read more books. In the last 7/8 years I've probably literally only read about 10 novels. Dipped into plenty of music books, but really want to expand my reading a bit

Recommendations please

Currently reading: The Sellout - Paul Beatty

Read these before Christmas:

The Handmaid's Tale - Margaret Atwood
Sabbath's Theater - Philip Roth
Eileen - Ottess Moshfegh

I've read all the obvious ones you read in your teens / twenties like Catch 22, 1984, etc.. I tend to like Martin Amis, Paul Auster, Philip Roth, Hubert Selby Jr but looking to discover some newer writers.
Especially interested in more female authors.
I just tried googling that Han King book, but it came back as 'no meats'
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Joined: December 28th, 2007, 11:48 pm

January 7th, 2017, 2:43 pm #32

My new year's resolution is to read more books. In the last 7/8 years I've probably literally only read about 10 novels. Dipped into plenty of music books, but really want to expand my reading a bit

Recommendations please

Currently reading: The Sellout - Paul Beatty

Read these before Christmas:

The Handmaid's Tale - Margaret Atwood
Sabbath's Theater - Philip Roth
Eileen - Ottess Moshfegh

I've read all the obvious ones you read in your teens / twenties like Catch 22, 1984, etc.. I tend to like Martin Amis, Paul Auster, Philip Roth, Hubert Selby Jr but looking to discover some newer writers.
Especially interested in more female authors.
Apologies, It's Han Kang... Not King..

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Joined: September 6th, 2005, 11:30 am

January 8th, 2017, 9:54 am #33

My new year's resolution is to read more books. In the last 7/8 years I've probably literally only read about 10 novels. Dipped into plenty of music books, but really want to expand my reading a bit

Recommendations please

Currently reading: The Sellout - Paul Beatty

Read these before Christmas:

The Handmaid's Tale - Margaret Atwood
Sabbath's Theater - Philip Roth
Eileen - Ottess Moshfegh

I've read all the obvious ones you read in your teens / twenties like Catch 22, 1984, etc.. I tend to like Martin Amis, Paul Auster, Philip Roth, Hubert Selby Jr but looking to discover some newer writers.
Especially interested in more female authors.
A non-fiction book that may blow your mind (even the first chapter may blow your mind) is Sapiens by Yuval Noah Hurari.

It's a history of humankind, and not being the most sophisticated reader, this was only gonna work for me if was written in an easy to digest and gripping way. This is.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Sapiens-Humank ... 1846558239

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Joined: October 5th, 2004, 9:06 am

January 8th, 2017, 1:51 pm #34

My new year's resolution is to read more books. In the last 7/8 years I've probably literally only read about 10 novels. Dipped into plenty of music books, but really want to expand my reading a bit

Recommendations please

Currently reading: The Sellout - Paul Beatty

Read these before Christmas:

The Handmaid's Tale - Margaret Atwood
Sabbath's Theater - Philip Roth
Eileen - Ottess Moshfegh

I've read all the obvious ones you read in your teens / twenties like Catch 22, 1984, etc.. I tend to like Martin Amis, Paul Auster, Philip Roth, Hubert Selby Jr but looking to discover some newer writers.
Especially interested in more female authors.
I'll try again,

I just tried googling that Han Kang book, but it came back as 'no meats'
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Joined: October 11th, 2003, 3:34 pm

January 8th, 2017, 3:22 pm #35

My new year's resolution is to read more books. In the last 7/8 years I've probably literally only read about 10 novels. Dipped into plenty of music books, but really want to expand my reading a bit

Recommendations please

Currently reading: The Sellout - Paul Beatty

Read these before Christmas:

The Handmaid's Tale - Margaret Atwood
Sabbath's Theater - Philip Roth
Eileen - Ottess Moshfegh

I've read all the obvious ones you read in your teens / twenties like Catch 22, 1984, etc.. I tend to like Martin Amis, Paul Auster, Philip Roth, Hubert Selby Jr but looking to discover some newer writers.
Especially interested in more female authors.
Also recommend The Vegetarian.

Other than that, female wise, that I've read and liked in the last year or so.

Elena Ferrante's Neopolitan novels. They're just very, very good.
Lena Andersson - Wilful Disregard, loved this. It made me re-read The Outsider, as it's referenced, but the style's similarly detached, if that helps.
Elizabeth Smart - By Grand Central Station I Sat Down and Wept. Doesn't really fit the new-ish author brief, but it's really beautiful.
Sofi Oksanen - Purge.
Zadie Smith - N-W
Gwendoline Riley - Opposed Positions

Also enjoyed Eileen, although felt the thriller element was sort of tagged on and unnecessary.

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Joined: May 18th, 2013, 10:20 pm

January 8th, 2017, 7:26 pm #36

My new year's resolution is to read more books. In the last 7/8 years I've probably literally only read about 10 novels. Dipped into plenty of music books, but really want to expand my reading a bit

Recommendations please

Currently reading: The Sellout - Paul Beatty

Read these before Christmas:

The Handmaid's Tale - Margaret Atwood
Sabbath's Theater - Philip Roth
Eileen - Ottess Moshfegh

I've read all the obvious ones you read in your teens / twenties like Catch 22, 1984, etc.. I tend to like Martin Amis, Paul Auster, Philip Roth, Hubert Selby Jr but looking to discover some newer writers.
Especially interested in more female authors.
Second that Ferrante recommendation. I'm currently reading the second book and it's incredibly good.

Also, My Name is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Strout is brilliant too.
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Joined: October 19th, 2004, 5:40 pm

January 10th, 2017, 1:21 pm #37

My new year's resolution is to read more books. In the last 7/8 years I've probably literally only read about 10 novels. Dipped into plenty of music books, but really want to expand my reading a bit

Recommendations please

Currently reading: The Sellout - Paul Beatty

Read these before Christmas:

The Handmaid's Tale - Margaret Atwood
Sabbath's Theater - Philip Roth
Eileen - Ottess Moshfegh

I've read all the obvious ones you read in your teens / twenties like Catch 22, 1984, etc.. I tend to like Martin Amis, Paul Auster, Philip Roth, Hubert Selby Jr but looking to discover some newer writers.
Especially interested in more female authors.
Just found The Vegetarian in a charity shop - result!
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Joined: October 19th, 2004, 5:40 pm

January 30th, 2017, 9:44 pm #38

My new year's resolution is to read more books. In the last 7/8 years I've probably literally only read about 10 novels. Dipped into plenty of music books, but really want to expand my reading a bit

Recommendations please

Currently reading: The Sellout - Paul Beatty

Read these before Christmas:

The Handmaid's Tale - Margaret Atwood
Sabbath's Theater - Philip Roth
Eileen - Ottess Moshfegh

I've read all the obvious ones you read in your teens / twenties like Catch 22, 1984, etc.. I tend to like Martin Amis, Paul Auster, Philip Roth, Hubert Selby Jr but looking to discover some newer writers.
Especially interested in more female authors.
I enjoyed The Vegetarian a lot. I also managed to pick up Kafka On The Shore (and a couple more Murakami books) and Purge. I've made a list on my phone for when I go in a decent charity shop

Recently read Carter Beats The Devil, The Reader and Our Man In Havana.
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Joined: May 20th, 2013, 10:47 pm

January 31st, 2017, 12:00 am #39

My new year's resolution is to read more books. In the last 7/8 years I've probably literally only read about 10 novels. Dipped into plenty of music books, but really want to expand my reading a bit

Recommendations please

Currently reading: The Sellout - Paul Beatty

Read these before Christmas:

The Handmaid's Tale - Margaret Atwood
Sabbath's Theater - Philip Roth
Eileen - Ottess Moshfegh

I've read all the obvious ones you read in your teens / twenties like Catch 22, 1984, etc.. I tend to like Martin Amis, Paul Auster, Philip Roth, Hubert Selby Jr but looking to discover some newer writers.
Especially interested in more female authors.
Young Skins by Colin Barrett. Like Dubliners by Joyce, but with drug dealers and horses.
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Joined: June 10th, 2008, 9:55 pm

January 31st, 2017, 11:06 am #40

My new year's resolution is to read more books. In the last 7/8 years I've probably literally only read about 10 novels. Dipped into plenty of music books, but really want to expand my reading a bit

Recommendations please

Currently reading: The Sellout - Paul Beatty

Read these before Christmas:

The Handmaid's Tale - Margaret Atwood
Sabbath's Theater - Philip Roth
Eileen - Ottess Moshfegh

I've read all the obvious ones you read in your teens / twenties like Catch 22, 1984, etc.. I tend to like Martin Amis, Paul Auster, Philip Roth, Hubert Selby Jr but looking to discover some newer writers.
Especially interested in more female authors.
Massive ebook site (free)

http://bookzz.org

I use Aldiko reader for droid phones.
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