Book recommendation thread

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  1. MrHappy

    MrHappy Well-Known Member

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    Mar 31, 2011
    Indiana
    1991 Sea Ray 225BR
    5.7L
    This is my last week at the golf course for the year. This is when I start doing a lot of my reading. I read almost a book a day.

    I am a big science-fiction fan. Not fantasy but science fiction. I have probably read a few thousand science fiction books from my local library.

    Right now I have 14 books checked out.
    Michael Connelly
    David Baldacci
    Brad Meltzer
    Stuart Woods
    Craig Johnson’s latest Longmire
    Jeffrey Deaver
    Ian Rankin
    James Lee Burke

    When I see an author that I may like. I looked them up at Book Series In Order.com. That way I can start at the beginning of a series.

    https://www.bookseriesinorder.com/ian-rankin/
     
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  2. MrHappy

    MrHappy Well-Known Member

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    Mar 31, 2011
    Indiana
    1991 Sea Ray 225BR
    5.7L
    I just looked up JA Jance book series in order. I am going to put a hold at my library on his first book, Until Proven Guilty


    Currently I am waiting for the library to add the latest books from John Sandford and Vince Flynn.
     
  3. Gofirstclass

    Gofirstclass Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Apr 20, 2010
    Tri Cities, WA
    Boatless in WA
    No motor
    Mr. Happy, just an FYI, J A Jance is a lady.

    For those of you who like to read, a good source of books can be your local Goodwill. Hardback books are only $4.95 and paperbacks are about $1.50.

    You might try something like our neighborhood community has done--we have two small houses (slightly larger than a bird house) that are our "lending libraries". There is usually a good selection of books in there. That's where I drop off books I've finished so others can enjoy them.
     
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  4. Pirate Lady

    Pirate Lady Well-Known Member

    Jun 2, 2020
    Chesapeake Bay, Middle River
    Sundancer 250 ‘91
    7.4 Bravo 1
    Someone on here recommended Heart of The Sea, which I am reading now, whaling, about the actual incident that prompted Moby Dick.
    It’s very good.
     
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  5. Pirate Lady

    Pirate Lady Well-Known Member

    Jun 2, 2020
    Chesapeake Bay, Middle River
    Sundancer 250 ‘91
    7.4 Bravo 1
    Hella idea, never thought of that.
     
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  6. mrsrobinson

    mrsrobinson Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Mar 9, 2006
    Virginia, USA
    2001 Sea Ray 380DA
    3126 purring CATs
    I am the reverse: I did not know about the books before I started watching the TV series. I enjoyed the TV series.
     
  7. yobub

    yobub Well-Known Member PLATINUM Sponsor

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    Jul 29, 2016
    Northern Illinois
    1998 400 Sundancer
    Cat 3116's
    Yeah, and if you haven't already read the Clancy books, check the dates of publication before you read them. You will see some of the plot themes he uses came before some similar historical events occurred.
     
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  8. FootballFan

    FootballFan Well-Known Member

    Jun 20, 2012
    Florida
    Marquis 59
    MTU Series 60
    I love to read! Always have.

    My wife pokes fun at me because if I find a book/author I really like, I will reread the book every 2-3 years.

    Currently reading my all time favorite of Clancy - Red Storm Rising. That book probably came out in the late 80's I would guess. Not sure how many times I have read it - maybe 9 or 10....

    All of the WEB Griffin books I have read multiple times.
     
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  9. Steve S

    Steve S Well-Known Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    Jun 5, 2007
    Northern IL.
    2000 400 Sedan Bridge with twin CAT 3116's

    2000 340 Sundancer - SOLD!
    210 Monaco 1987 - SOLD!
    Twin Caterpillar 3116's 350 HP straight drives
    I also have 4-5 books that I reread. The Stand, Shogun, Roots, The Godfather and Boyd - The Fighter Pilot that Changed the Art of War among them...
     
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  10. J.Wilt

    J.Wilt Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Jan 29, 2010
    W. Mich. / Lake Michigan
    420 Sundancer 2005
    Cumming 6cta V Drives
    Highfield 310 , 20hp Suzuki
    Mark Greaney is the author of the Gray Man series, read them all, you won’t be disappointed !
    Read all the Lee Child books also.
     
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  11. Nater Potater

    Nater Potater Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Oct 19, 2020
    Southwest Idaho
    1992 300DA Sundancer
    Twin Merc Alpha I Gen II I/O's with 5.7 V8's
    I never thought to do that. I'll have to pay more attention. It makes you wonder...
     
  12. Nater Potater

    Nater Potater Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Oct 19, 2020
    Southwest Idaho
    1992 300DA Sundancer
    Twin Merc Alpha I Gen II I/O's with 5.7 V8's
    While arguably a certifiable whack-job, L. Ron Hubbard's "Batllefield Earth is a great read.
    Then, pretty much anything by Larry Niven. His "Ringworld" is one of my favorite books.
     
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  13. MrHappy

    MrHappy Well-Known Member

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    Mar 31, 2011
    Indiana
    1991 Sea Ray 225BR
    5.7L
    Just looked up Hubbard at my library. Only 4 books. Three about Scientology. Not going to happen

    Fourth is Battlefield Earth. It is on order. I put a hold on it.

    I’ve read the Ringworld series. And most of his other books that are at my library
     
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  14. carterchapman

    carterchapman Well-Known Member TECHNICAL Contributor

    Mar 25, 2008
    Lake Chickamauga/Marietta, GA/Ft. Myers, FL
    2006 Sea Ray 58 DB
    MAN CRM V8-900s, Twin Disc Drives; Onan 21.5 Generator
    As a Navy fighter pilot in SEA Asia and later the Cold War - Res Storm Rising is a great read.
     
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  15. carterchapman

    carterchapman Well-Known Member TECHNICAL Contributor

    Mar 25, 2008
    Lake Chickamauga/Marietta, GA/Ft. Myers, FL
    2006 Sea Ray 58 DB
    MAN CRM V8-900s, Twin Disc Drives; Onan 21.5 Generator
    Re-reading all those now!
     
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  16. Creekwood

    Creekwood Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Apr 26, 2009
    Oakville and Georgian Bay, Ontario
    '97 330 Sundancer, Raymarine C80 suite with radar, Mercury 310 Hypalon w/8hp Yammie 2stk
    2X 454 carbs w/ vDrives
    Thanks all! I probably have enough to keep me busy for a few years! Great recommendations and thanks for the context to why you like them. That helps too.
     
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  17. FootballFan

    FootballFan Well-Known Member

    Jun 20, 2012
    Florida
    Marquis 59
    MTU Series 60
    Are you reading "paper" or electronic?

    For years I embraced the "book" - turning the pages, etc.

    Now, I rarely read paper - almost 100% electronic.
     
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  18. mrsrobinson

    mrsrobinson Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Mar 9, 2006
    Virginia, USA
    2001 Sea Ray 380DA
    3126 purring CATs
    My GF lives in books, literally. She likes historical fiction. She likes to poke at me for my "man" books like Bosch and Jack Reacher. Yeah, they are, I like them though.

    @FootballFan I loved paper though now I can't read paper. I read on my phone and love it. I listen to Audible on my phone as well, great in the gym and/or the beach.

    @MrHappy I try to read them in order as well, though it's a challenge sometimes when the books are not available.
     
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  19. Joint Custody

    Joint Custody Well-Known Member

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    Sep 20, 2017
    Lake Powell Utah
    2001 460 Sundancer
    Twin Cummins 6CTA8
    Agreed....Those of you that like it listen to books . The Gray man is great that way.
     
  20. Creekwood

    Creekwood Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Apr 26, 2009
    Oakville and Georgian Bay, Ontario
    '97 330 Sundancer, Raymarine C80 suite with radar, Mercury 310 Hypalon w/8hp Yammie 2stk
    2X 454 carbs w/ vDrives
    Both. I have a Kobo reader. My wife gave me her old one.
    So here is what is on that little reader:
    39 David Baldacci books
    31 Michael Connelly
    24 John Grisham
    And a bunch of other books that I think are more her style?

    So I have some reading to do!
    I like the Kobo reader. Small and light. Battery lasts a long time between charge. Auto dimming. Can change the text size.
     
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