Book recommendation thread

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  1. Creekwood

    Creekwood Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Apr 26, 2009
    Oakville and Georgian Bay, Ontario
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    I recently early retired after 37 years of long hours/high stress career. I have lots to do, but now that winter has set in, the outdoor activities are more limited. I haven't really read many books in the past 20 years because after spending long days reading books/computers, I really didn't want to read more for leisure. But, my wife gave me her old Kobo and loaded it up about 100 books. She knows me pretty well and we have been together for 35 years, but she does have a female brain, so I thought I would start a book thread to share recommendations.

    I have so far read the first two Harry Bosch books by Michael Connelly. I will probably continue that series.

    Then took a break and read the fist two Fredrik Backman books, Beantown and Us against you (pretty good if you grew up in small hockey towns like I did).

    So what have you read and what did you enjoy and why?
     
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  2. Halfhitch

    Halfhitch Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

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    "Two Years Before the Mast" by Richard Henry Dan Jr.

    I like true adventure stories and this is a journey that is both exciting, entertaining, and actually educational.

    The folks from the California coast that are aware of Dana Point will especially take note of one moment in the book. They will never look at those bluffs without thinking of Richard.

    If you like history, adventure and boating and stories that make you cringe....get on board. The story starts in 1834.

    That book also makes it clear why going "around the horn" back in the sailing days sent chills down the spine of many.
     
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  3. Pirate Lady

    Pirate Lady Well-Known Member

    Jun 2, 2020
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    I devour books always have. I don’t do novels. Factual History only. Off hand these, will come up with more…
    This farking fantastic… Pirate Hunter, just get it I promise you will love it.
    Anything by Dan Jones. Multiple books on medieval England, great writer. You will enjoy, I have the whole collection.
    Edit: not to be confused with Dan Brown who wrote The Davinci Code, different guy.
     
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  4. jmcdboater

    jmcdboater Active Member

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    Devil’s Teeth by Susan Casey

    One of the books I have read (many) times is an extremely interesting completely TRUE story of two Guys who were employed by US Gov’t to spend many months each year to study bird migrations on the deserted Farrallon Islands, 26 miles off the Golden Gate Bridge. They saw so many Great White Sharks attacking seals they ended up with an almost 10 year history of the individual white sharks that so far unexplained, returned many times. Fabulous pictures and a really interesting history on the islands, the book has an unbelievable ending and IMHO will greatly entertain any boater.
     
  5. Pirate Lady

    Pirate Lady Well-Known Member

    Jun 2, 2020
    Chesapeake Bay, Middle River
    Sundancer 250 ‘91
    7.4 Bravo 1
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  6. jmcdboater

    jmcdboater Active Member

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    @Pirate Lady, just saw your post that you love factual history, check out Post #4, GUARANTEED enjoyment!
     
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  7. Nater Potater

    Nater Potater Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

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    Anything by Tom Clancy. I was impressed by the way they were able to catch most of the storyline of "Hunt for Red October" in the movie, even though they had to chop up the end sequence for time. If you haven't read any of his books, be ready for "fiction" that's maybe just a bit too close to the real underworld of government goings-on.
     
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  8. Pirate Lady

    Pirate Lady Well-Known Member

    Jun 2, 2020
    Chesapeake Bay, Middle River
    Sundancer 250 ‘91
    7.4 Bravo 1
    Will get, thanx.
     
  9. Pirate Lady

    Pirate Lady Well-Known Member

    Jun 2, 2020
    Chesapeake Bay, Middle River
    Sundancer 250 ‘91
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    My daughter bought me this Fanfkntastics. If you ever saw Casino, this is the guy Robert DeNiros character was based on. Behind the scenes of the mob in Vegas. Including Sinatra. The real shit. Also relevant with Lake Mead drying up and all those bodies being found. Those guys back then did not fk around.
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  10. Gofirstclass

    Gofirstclass Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Apr 20, 2010
    Tri Cities, WA
    Boatless in WA
    No motor
    For years I've read fiction similar to the Harry Bosch books. Authors I like include James Patterson, Vince Flynn, Lee Child, John Sandford, J A Jance and a few others.
     
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  11. Pirate Lady

    Pirate Lady Well-Known Member

    Jun 2, 2020
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    I have thought before I post this cause I don’t want to derail.
    But here I go. I got no problem with FBI and NSA. But as citizens we should be very alarmed at the CIA, read the Roselli book, or what Potato said in #7. Those guys are not doing legal stuff in our name. It’s a rogue scary organization. I honestly don’t know who they work for but all their ops are so classified hell even the President doesn’t know exactly what they do. Scary stuff.
    Rant over.
     
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  12. Pirate Lady

    Pirate Lady Well-Known Member

    Jun 2, 2020
    Chesapeake Bay, Middle River
    Sundancer 250 ‘91
    7.4 Bravo 1
    Recommend…
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  13. Pirate Lady

    Pirate Lady Well-Known Member

    Jun 2, 2020
    Chesapeake Bay, Middle River
    Sundancer 250 ‘91
    7.4 Bravo 1
    Classic reads….
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  14. Steve S

    Steve S Well-Known Member PLATINUM Sponsor

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    Northern IL.
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    Read “Boyd”, the Fighter Pilot that changed the art of war. By Robert Corram
     
  15. SKybolt

    SKybolt Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

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    Beside the Tom Clancy style mentioned by @Nater Potater, I really enjoy the music novels like Keith Richards, Dave Grohl, Sammy Hagar to name a few. I had a personal recording studio years ago and was going to be the next Motley Crew or Alice in Chains. So reading those types of books bring me back to that time frame.
     
  16. mrsrobinson

    mrsrobinson Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Mar 9, 2006
    Virginia, USA
    2001 Sea Ray 380DA
    3126 purring CATs
    Reading Chesapeake now by Michener. I'm a few books away from reading all of the Jack Reacher series, if you like Harry Bosch you'll love him. Baldacci's Memory Man and Mercy series are good as well. I loved The Terminal List. I can't get into the second book though.

    Nonfiction, Talking to Strangers, the History of Bourbon, Caffeine, Break Shot my first 21 years by James Taylor were all good.

    I like audible as well, it's fun to listen to a book especially when it's read by the author.
     
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  17. jmcdboater

    jmcdboater Active Member

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    Another great factual history story….. Us versus the WWII era Germans!

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  18. Joint Custody

    Joint Custody Well-Known Member

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    We have a four hour drive to the boat and return.

    we started doing audible books on those drives.

    Check out.

    The Gray man

    The emerald mile

    The mountain man
     
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  19. FootballFan

    FootballFan Well-Known Member

    Jun 20, 2012
    Florida
    Marquis 59
    MTU Series 60
    W.E.B. Griffin books.
     
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  20. MrHappy

    MrHappy Well-Known Member

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    i read all of the Bosch books a few years ago. Right now I am almost finished with the latest one, Desert Star.

    I did not know about the TV series until last year. I didn’t think I would like them so I didn’t bother watching them. One day I decided to watch the first one. Eventually I watched them all.
     
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