Not really a Literature or non-fiction reader prefer Non-fictions Like How -to -Do books, Technology, MAth, Psuedo Sciences... boring to most of you English majors<quoted text>Hmm, I wonder what you are thinking might be revealed by an "honest response"......? Fifty Shades of Gray, maybe? Amuuuuzing...
But, not my cup o'meat, to borrow a phrase from the Mighty Quinn.
But I do enjoy talking about books read, and still to read. So,
Matterhorn: A Novel of the Vietnam War by Karl Marlantes
Ms. HipG picked this up for me at a thrift. Thought I'd pretty much covered this ground, but I was wrong. Well done, well-written, by a man who earned the right, but it took 40 years to sort it out.
Nick Of Time: A Nick McIver Time Adventure by Ted Bell
Ya got pirates, ya got Nazis, ya got sailin' ships and time travel. What more could ya want? I still enjoy reading "young adult fiction". Takes me back, and it also gives me a mental break after a novel like,
Our Mutual Friend by Charles Dickens
I try to fit in one Dickens a year. Possibly my next fav writer, after Twain, barely. I'd love to find a modern writer who fleshes out such a rich cast of distinct characters and personalities, and concurrent interwoven plots like was standard writing for these and a few other 19th century authors. But it is an investment in time and effort to read, thus the lighter fare after.
The Anti-Federalist Papers by various
It amuses me to no end whenever I hear someone bemoan what the Founding Fathers "meant". Check this stuff out and be astounded what many of the most heralded 1776 "patriots" thought of the "affront to liberty" that was produced behind closed doors one hot summer in Philadelphia. The seeds of civil strife were present from the start (and still boil over with circadian regularity).
Whoops, that's four, you only wanted three. I could keep going. Fun. Love to read other's list (Bless you Hap;), but alas, it seems we might prefer discord in this venue, and will broach no interludes of civility between the assigned combatants. thx anyhoo.
But! not even one Shade Of Gray to be found.....;)
ps: I can tell you this fer shur fer shur. If we teens would have heard the ol' folks hyperventilating about a book they thought was too sexed-up for our tender ears, we'da dang well procured a copy of that dang book, or bust. Wise adults are ever clueless about how that works.
How about short stories by Edgar allan Poe 'The Casque of Amontillado' a morbid dark drama revenge, wonder should be read by High School students?