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Reading Raindon’t

I used to be a part of a men’s book club. Yeah, that’s right. Men read, and sometimes – just sometimes – they get together and talk about it. What of it? Anyway, the unofficial, or maybe official (I don’t remember) name of our group was M.O.R.M.O.N. I’m happy to say that I was the brilliance behind this backronym, which stands for Men Only Read Manly Outstanding Novels. We haven’t met in a while, and therein lies my problem.

Engraving of a Reading Group.
Engraving of a Reading Group. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I like to read. Actually, it might be better said – I love to read. So, why haven’t I read in so long? I don’t know, but I need to get back into the habit. But what book should I use to kick-start the word flow? There are so many to choose from. The last time I went to buy a book it was missing from the shelf. It was the new Mitch Albom. I suppose I could download it to my Nook, but I have enough un-read books lying around, I shouldn’t. So….

The Lightning ThiefRick Riordan – Have you seen this movie? I enjoyed it very much, so I’m guessing the book will be that much better.

The Fault in Our Stars – John Green – John is a YouTube celebrity, of sorts. Him and his brother Hank make up the duo that is the Vlog Brothers. They are also behind the Nerd-fighters.

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the GalaxyDouglas Adams – I started to read this once before. It was really funny at the time. I should probably finish it.

The Alchemyst – Michael Scott – This is not the guy from The Office. I don’t know what to expect from this one. I hope it’s good, because I have the next two in the series also.

Handling the UndeadJohn Ajvide Lindqvist – This is the man that brought us Let The Right One In, which was mad into a movie, in America, called Let Me In. Zombies!! They’re all the rage these days.

So, what does this list of books say about me? Are there any other suggestions? What are you reading right now?

37 thoughts on “Reading Raindon’t

    1. Hmm. Growing up is was all Stephen King, all the time. It wasn’t until later that I discovered some classics and then….Harry Potter. I think I like a young adults fiction, just cause it’s easy to get through. Four of these books are young adult. I really like sci-fi, mystery, horror, and thrillers.

      1. In that case I probably can’t help you out. I’m more of a historical fiction, classics, biographies, sort of gal. Not much into the thrillers, sci-fi or horror. To each his own. Funny how we all have different tastes.

        1. I did read Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter….does that count?

          Some of my favorites are Lord of the Flies, 1984, Animal Farm, Something Wicked This Way Comes, and To Kill A Mockingbird.

  1. I have read and enjoyed Hitchhikers Guide as you well know. I have also read the Lightening Thief and all the books so far in the Alchemyst series (love those twins). Any one of them would be a great choice.
    I am a big advocate for reading. Unfortunately, lately I have been leaning a lot to the paranormal scifi romance dribble and I would prefer not to list any of the somewhat embarrasing titles here.
    George Takei (Sulu from Star Trek) has a new ebook available. It has a chapter devoted to completely to cats. Mini might enjoy being read aloud to. Just food for thought. (See how I tied in your 3 most fav things in one paragraph? Reading, Your cat and Food! Man I Am Good!)

    Wibbly~Wobbly~Timey~Wimey

  2. Rick Riordan’s books are a personal favorite but the movie is nothing like the book…just a heads up. Book is better of course

  3. I don’t have a clue what to recommend. I know I’ll be grabbing the new Janet Evanovich book coming out this month, but that wouldn’t be on your radar. it seems to me everyone who reads Rick Riordan likes his stuff. … I’m reading John Daly’s autobiography – My Life in & Out of the Rough.

      1. Her first book in the series was made into a movie. My sister and I both liked it. The new book is number nineteen in the series. That Stephanie Plum character is a cash cow for Evanovich – and I am happy to give her my money. 🙂 … There are a few characters in golf I’ve watched over the years. John doesn’t hold anything back in his book, and I’m enjoying the read.

    1. Who would of thunk that you would suggest a zombie book? Yeah, I saw that movie trailer…looks intense, awesome, and wonderful. Bout time Brad does a real movie. Thanks, might have to look into that.

      1. Believe it or not, I don’t read much zombie literature. My other favorite books are King books which you said you read a lot of…The Stand (Unabridged) and The Talisman. My other choice is a little out dated in the technology department, but still a good read, John Sandford’s The Fool’s Run.

  4. You have a pretty good list to jump start your reading funk Jon. Have you read Joe Hill? Stephen King’s son. I really enjoy his books–Heart Shaped Box is awesome.. and I loved Horns. Ya Fiction has really exploded.. lots and lots of good books. (Hill is adult fiction BUT he has so pretty good graphic novel series called Locke and Key)

  5. i just finished lightning thief. it’ll be back in the library on wednesday. Or i could just renew it and let you borrow it from me (from the library) when you come over on wednesday. Your choice. It was a good, quick read. Haven’t seen the movie, but my sister suggested it to me and i did indeed enjoy it.

    1. Cool, thanks but I don’t need it. All the books I listed are currently in my possession. I’m kind of like a book hoarder. I buy them and keep them around, eventually getting to read them.

  6. Dear Jon,
    You HAVE to read The Glass Castle by Jenette Walls. TRUE story….and she will have you sucked in …in 2 seconds flat. AWESOME. Will always be one of my favorites. AFTER the Harry Potter series, of course.
    🙂
    Love, Lis
    xoxo

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