Need book suggestions

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by wvuwhat, Apr 16, 2009.

  1. wvuwhat macrumors 65816

    wvuwhat

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    I'm a graduating college senior and I guess I'm maturing. I have really had the urge to read a few good books recently. In the past month I've read: Things Fall Apart, Why We Suck (not really a book, just a 200 page long rant that I really enjoyed), Catcher in the Rye, and To Kill a Mockingbird.

    I really don't know what books are good, I've never even looked at them other than something that I had to read to get through high school and college. I don't really know if I like a certain genre. I like comedy, but I have to like the certain type of comedy being written, for instance, I loved Denis Leary's pessimistic outlook. I used to like reading books before they were made into movies.

    I'm not looking for real deep inner thinking, although if there is a book out there that would "speak" to a 22 year old college student, I guess I could muster through it.

    A few I'm looking at are "The 5000 year leap: A Miracle that changed the world" and "One Second After." I'm also thinking about picking up Obama's books.

    A few things I'm interested in: golf, baseball, football, music, history, biographies, politics, etc. I have read a good amount of books on golf, so that genre is pretty much done for me, unless there has been a book that has come out in the past few years.

    Please, no Twilight recommendations, not interested.

    Also, anyone have a Kindle on here? Is it worth it to pick up if I'm only going to be reading about a book a week?
     
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core

    miles01110

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    I recently finished Maynard Solomon's Beethoven. Very enjoyable.
     
  3. Little HZ macrumors regular

    Little HZ

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    "Moneyball" by Michael Lewis is a fabulous book (it's about baseball). I also think you would like "Friday Night Lights" by Buzz Bissinger (about football).
     
  4. RollTide macrumors 6502

    RollTide

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    Well I'm a history major and about to graduate myself, and I have had the same urge lately. A book I just finished called "Child 44" by Tom Rob Smith was amazing and some of the more recent books I have read. (cheaper than Child 44 too)


    Fear Nothing- Dean Koontz

    Seize the Night- Koontz (second book in a trilogy, very addictive)

    Wolves Eat Dogs- Martin Cruz Smith

    Lonesome Dove (BEST BOOK EVER I don't like Westerns)

    Hope this helps,I have read a couple books on my ipod touch using the Kindle app, I highly recommend it.
     
  5. ArmyKnight12 macrumors 6502

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    Two great historical works:

    Tried by War: Abraham Lincoln as Commander in Chief (James McPherson)

    1776 (David McCullough)
     

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