Register | Login
Attackpoint - performance and training tools for orienteering athletes

Discussion: Light books

in: Samantha; Samantha > 2017-10-03

Oct 3, 2017 1:47 PM # 
Hmm, looking through my recent books, most of them can't be called 'light'. Don't tell Greg; he already thinks I only consume depressing media!

Eligible: Pride and Prejudice set in present day Cincinnati.

Girls of Riyadh: chick lit that's extra interesting for being set in Saudi Arabia
Oct 3, 2017 1:56 PM # 
Have you read any Alexander McCall Smith? The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency books are delightful and light.
Oct 3, 2017 2:29 PM # 
Heard very good things about Alexander mcCall Smith. On my list! Cecilia aran writes quite light books.
Oct 3, 2017 5:05 PM # 
I thoroughly enjoyed Ready Player One, though the book is six years old. World War Z also has a very entertaining narrative structure (sci-fi, about zombie apocalypse).
Oct 3, 2017 5:37 PM # 
Reading Dandelion Wine at the moment, Ray Bradbury. Not quite light, but recommendable anyway.
Oct 3, 2017 6:31 PM # 
I just read rules of civility and really enjoyed it. Fastest I've read a book in a long time
Oct 4, 2017 6:43 PM # 
Feed- is a future based story on a technology dependant society.
A pearl in the storm- is the autobiography of Tori McClure's rowing journey across the Atlantic.
The curious incident of the dog in the nighttime- story told in the point of view of a kid with autism.
The push- rock climber Tommy Caldwell's autobiography...*makes your heart race while reading it*
(Doing none of these books justice with my bleak explanation, but I have enjoyed them many times over =) )
Oct 5, 2017 2:12 PM # 
If you haven't already (and even if you have), let it be known that everyone should read The Eyre Affair.
Oct 16, 2017 4:33 PM # 
Thanks for all your suggestions! I check books out of the library from the US to read on my kindle, and so not everything is there. I read World War Z, and I did enjoy it. I think I spaced out during parts of it, but that was fine. All the mini stories made for an interesting way to tell the story. I then read The Black Prism, by Brent Weeks, which is fantasy and was recommended by someone. Girls of Riyadh wasn't at the library, but it recommended a book called The Green Bicycle, which has a similar theme, and I'm reading that now. That's as far as I've gotten so far!
Oct 16, 2017 5:00 PM # 
How do you check out books on your kindle?!! I want to do this!
Oct 16, 2017 5:57 PM # 
I'm sure the DC library must have the option because I can get kindle ebooks in Nevada County! I would just search for your library name and 'ebooks'. It's usually through Overdrive and you can choose to check out books in kindle format, which takes you to Amazon and then sends the books to your kindle over wifi (not 3G). There are a limited number of 'copies' of each book so often there's a waitlist for popular books. I recommend making a wishlist of books you're interested in so when you want one, you can see which books on your list are available. Also, make sure you set your default check out period to three weeks; I can choose one, two or three weeks for some reason but you can return books so there's no reason to choose less.
Oct 17, 2017 5:33 AM # 
That’s how mine works too! I have a login, and then I can check out digital books, in kindle format.

This discussion thread is closed.