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I got such a good response from my other question, thought I would ask this one.

Which book would you recommend?

Pick as many genre's as you want, but only one book per.

Lists reasons if you want.

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Benjamin said:
Have to have a clue as to what you like to read.
I think he's open to ideas for any genre and wants folks to suggest some good reads or current favorites.

One of our Kindleboards authors, Juliet Waldron, wrote Mozart's Wife, which I read a few weeks ago, and enjoyed very much. I think this is properly called "historical semi-fiction." Accurate for the time, events, and people; imagined for the conversations and goings-on.



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This is tough ;D

In Her Name - I just finished it, one of our very own authors, excellent. Michael Hicks



Gone for a Soldier - by Jeff Hepple, excellent another one of our authors



Outlander Series by Diana Gabaldon, excellent

 

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I think you would call this historical fiction.  Whiskey Rebels by David Liss.  Not something I would have normally picked up.  The story is fantastic, and the way it jumps back and forth between the two main characters keeps me on the edge of my seat.
Snow Flower and the Secret Fan.  Not a romance.  Not sure how to classify it.  This was a most intriguing book. 
 

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Snow Flower and the Secret Fan. Not a romance. Not sure how to classify it. This was a most intriguing book.
I enjoyed Snow Flower as well. I'd say it was historical fiction.
 

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Benjamin said:
Have to have a clue as to what you like to read.
Benjamin,

Not so much a "for me" question, but a question of what different readers like.

Over the years of my life I have found some interesting authors this way. Someone reads a book and says, "Hey, you might like this one".
 

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I completely agree with you.  I believe there was a thread sometime back titled what are you currently reading, or something similar.  I found books and authors I never would have thought about or known about previously. 
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Ok, I haven't seen many scientific book recommendations around, so here's one;

Oxygen, the Molecule that made the World, by Nick Lane. (not on Kindle, though, just checked) From the book's introduction;

"This book is about life, death, and oxygen; about how and why life produced and adapted to oxygen; about the evolutionary past and future of life on Earth; about energy and health, disease and death, sex and regeneration; and about ourselves. Oxygen is important in ways that most of us hardly even begin to imagine, ways that are far more fascinating than the loud claims of health features."

He starts at the beginning; 4 billion years ago, when there was no oxygen at all in earths atmosphere, and oxygen was actually a poison to the first single-cell organisms. He goes through all the periods of the earth, the 'snowball earth' phases when even the tropics were covered in glaciers, all the explosions of life and all the extinctions, linking the rise and fall of oxygen to all of these events. He ends up exploring what causes us to age and whether all the fuss about fighting 'free radicals' is something we can actually do anything about or if it's just a marketing campaign.

It's a great book, that ties a whole lot of disciplines and time-lines together, and relates it all to real-time, real-life issues that we deal with in modern society. And it's written for the lay-person; it's not a hard read.

 

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mom133d said:
A Piers Anthony series I haven't read? Wow. I requested a Kindle version :)
Have you read the three books that make up Battle Circle? My favorite Piers Anthony.
 
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