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My book list ❤

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My book list ❤
Swap Coordinator:AlfiahKhaier (contact)
Swap categories: Miscellaneous 
Number of people in swap:10
Location:International
Type:Type 1: Electronic
Last day to signup/drop:June 2, 2020
Date items must be sent by:June 4, 2020
Number of swap partners:6
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Hello this is swap open for everyone..

all you do is have to give a list of your favorite books

( tittle, author and the reason why you like the books/describe some of books content)

and write it in the comments below, you must write at least 6 favorite books, that you have read. how can it be a favorite if you haven't read it.

after writing the list in the comments, then you can rate your partner ...

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Discussion

Rabbitfreedom 05/27/2020 #

I love getting recommendations for books - here's mine - covering a wide array of genres:

  • Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel - a post pandemic tale of a group of people traveling in the Northeast as a band of Shakespearian actors. I read it years ago but have just reread it as its so topical

  • Good Omens - Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett - I read this book every year - usually in one setting - not a very long novel, but filled with such humor - If you love fantasy stories and you haven't actually read this one yet, you are in for a treat! Oh, and the mini series is amazing as well

  • The Vampire Lestat - and the entire Vampire Chronicles by Anne Rice - I read this when I was 14 and it changed my life - I read the entire book series every few years or so but this will always be my favorite

  • Soulless - and the entire Parasol Protectorate series - Gail Carriger - Steampunk/Romance/Vampires/Werewolves/Strong Female Heroes such a wonderful book series

  • Quentins - Maeve Binchy - actually ANY of her books - they are all amazing but this one kicks off a story series that has such great character development, that they all feel like family when you are done - and then they return again in her other books after. If you love Ireland, you will love her stories

  • The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society - Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows - I love stories written out as letters and this is one of my all time favorites. A bit of history, a bunch of funny characters, a sweet romance this book makes me laugh and cry at the same time. They made a tv movie of it and it was very sweet.

kazthegoose 05/28/2020 #

I'm kinda confused. Do we just need to give out book names? Say the names of 6 favourite books of ours or explain them too? Give a premise etc.

Either way, these are my favourites I've read this year.

• Sarum by Edward Rutherfurd - historical fiction about England's history

• The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins - crime mystery

• Into the Water by Paula Hawkins - crime mystery

• Conqueror series by Conn Iggulden (Wolf of the Plains, Lords of the Bow and Bones of the Hills) - historical fiction about Genghis Khan

ceydaozdemir 06/ 1/2020 #
  1. The Long Ships - Frans G. Bengtsson

  2. First Man In Rome - Colleen McCullough

  3. River God - Wilbur Smith

  4. The Last of the Wine - Mary Renault

  5. John Barleycorn - Jack London

  6. The Historian - Elizabeth Kostova

ceydaozdemir 06/ 1/2020 #

Well, I don't know how to read apparently cause I missed out on the part that we had to describe them! Sorry, here it goes: 1. Realistic historical fiction about Vikings 2. Historical fiction about everyday life in Rome 3. Historical fiction about a slave in ancient Egypt 4. Historical fiction about Alexander the Great 5. Jack London's autobiography, he deals with an extreme alcohol addiction 6. Historical fiction about the folklore Dracula

cynaemon 06/ 1/2020 #

The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe, C.S. Lewis, in which we are first introduced to Narnia

The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, C.S. Lewis, probably my favorite of the Narnia series, in which we sail with King Caspian to the end of the (Narnian) world. I read this one almost every summer, just because I love being on board the Dawn Treader sailing to unknown places.

The Silmarillion, JRR Tolkien, the early history of Middle Earth

The Hobbit, JRR Tolkien, in which Bilbo finds the one ring, and sets in motion all the events and final destruction of the ring

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, JK Rowling, in which we first meet Harry Potter and discover that he is a wizard.

Trixie Belden and the Gatehouse Mystery, in which Trixie and her best friend Honey find a diamond, help round up a gang of thieves, and start their secret club, Bobwhites of the Glen.

Stephanie Plum mystery series, by Janet Evanovich. I think there are 25 books in the series right now. I have read through 16, but the rest are on hold until my library reopens. I love the Stephanie Plum character. She has some very interesting and wacky friends, a gorgeous lover, Joe Morelli, and a sometimes lover, Ranger, who is a bit of a mystery himself. She always manages to solve the murder, but usually in an unorthodox manner.

Tawarwaith, by robey331, a slash fanfiction novel about Legolas. Online only. Very long, very dark, but fascinating.

And of course, my own ‘Secret Agent Elve, written under the pseudonym Grey Fountain. A slash fanfiction story about Ecthelion and Glorfindel. The story spans the ages, and is currently in the present. Also very long, and somewhat dark. There are many spinoffs to this novel also. I love writing this.

Rova 06/ 2/2020 #

Madonna in a Fur Coat- Sabahattin Ali This book is about a man who went to Germany to work and fell in love with an autoportrait of a German artist, Maria Puder. At the beginning of the book, he is old and about to die. We read his past. The reason why I loved this book so much is that somehow it could touch my soul. When I was reading Maria Puder I felt like I am reading about myself. It is the only book that I have read more than once.

Jane Eyre- Charlotte Bronte You probably know about this book so there is no need to explain again. I had this book so long on my shelf but I never wanted to read it because it was so long and I was afraid that I might find it boring. But because of the quarantine, I finally could read it and it is almost my favorite book that I have ever read. I fell in love with Jane Eyre. Nowadays, I can only read about weak female characters who obey to men whatever they or do because they "love" them. But Jane Eyre was completely different, strong, passionate, and loyal.

White Nights- Fyodor Dostoyevski I wanted to read this book because it was too short but I didn't guess that it can be one of my favs. We read 4 days from the life of the main character and his platonic love. The reason why I liked it so much is that I could totally relate it. I could really understand his feelings.

Veronika Decides to Die- Paulo Coelho This one is about a girl who thinks that she has everything she could want in life and she is bored with a monotone lifestyle so she decides to kill herself. But she doesn't die and wake up in a mental hospital. Then she learns that because of the pills her heart is damaged and she only has a few days to live.

The Dream of a Ridiculous Man- Fyodor Dostoyevski It was also a very short novel so I don't want to write and spoil things but I strongly recommend this one. I actually listened to this while painting and finished in about an hour. I recommend the same thing so you can save time and also listen to an amazing book about life and humanity.

Rova 06/ 2/2020 #

Madonna in a Fur Coat- Sabahattin Ali This book is about a man who went to Germany to work and fell in love with an autoportrait of a German artist, Maria Puder. At the beginning of the book, he is old and about to die. We read his past. The reason why I loved this book so much is that somehow it could touch my soul. When I was reading Maria Puder I felt like I am reading about myself. It is the only book that I have read more than once.

Jane Eyre- Charlotte Bronte You probably know about this book so there is no need to explain again. I had this book so long on my shelf but I never wanted to read it because it was so long and I was afraid that I might find it boring. But because of the quarantine, I finally could read it and it is almost my favorite book that I have ever read. I fell in love with Jane Eyre. Nowadays, I can only read about weak female characters who obey to men whatever they or do because they "love" them. But Jane Eyre was completely different, strong, passionate, and loyal.

White Nights- Fyodor Dostoyevski I wanted to read this book because it was too short but I didn't guess that it can be one of my favs. We read 4 days from the life of the main character and his platonic love. The reason why I liked it so much is that I could totally relate it. I could really understand his feelings.

Veronika Decides to Die- Paulo Coelho This one is about a girl who thinks that she has everything she could want in life and she is bored with a monotone lifestyle so she decides to kill herself. But she doesn't die and wake up in a mental hospital. Then she learns that because of the pills her heart is damaged and she only has a few days to live.

The Dream of a Ridiculous Man- Fyodor Dostoyevski It was also a very short novel so I don't want to write and spoil things but I strongly recommend this one. I actually listened to this while painting and finished in about an hour. I recommend the same thing so you can save time and also listen to an amazing book about life and humanity.

asdfghjkl 06/ 2/2020 #

"endgame" by ahmet altan, it's about an author who decides to leave the city. he comes across an interesting village and decides to stay there. the village folk have all sorts of things going on, gossip, affairs, blood money and he gets right in it, to the point of no coming back.

“long bright river” by liz moore, story is about two sisters through a twisted mystery of murder, memory, and missing persons—one is an addict, the other a cop

“uncanny valley: a memoir” by anna wiener about silicon valley, extreme wealth and tech startups

"recollections of my nonexistence: a memoir" by rebecca solnit, about feminism in 1980s san francisco, sexual harassment, poverty, trauma, and women’s exclusion from the cultural conversation

"little gods: a novel" by meng jin, about tiananmen Square massacre and migration

"the sun down motel" by simone st. james, a creepy supernatural thriller that includes a serial killer preying on women

cfranchii 06/ 2/2020 #

I mostly read true crime books (novels or nonfiction) so i’ve included some trigger warnings w each book just in case!

i’ll be gone in the dark - michelle mcnamara / TW: true crime/ murder/ rape - michelle writes about her obsession w the east area rapist/ golden state killer, sheds light on his cases. after 30 years, he’s finally caught.

room - emma donoghue - written in the style of a 5 yr old who grows up knowing the world as just one room. his mother was abducted years earlier and he was born in room. he has trouble understanding there’s more to the world as his ma tries to explain their situation and have him escape to save both of them.

the phantom prince - elizabeth kendall / TW: serial killer/ murder/ alcoholism - ted bundy’s ex girlfriend writes about her and her young daughter’s experience w a serial killer and their healing from all that has happened.

daisy jones and the six - taylor jenkins reid / TW: drugs/ alcohol - interview styled writing about the split of a rock n roll group in the late seventies, full of sex, drugs and rock n roll.

jane: a murder - maggie nelson / TW: rape/ murder - written in poetry style passages, this book follows the life and unsolved death of the authors aunt, jane, a college student that was murdered in michigan in 69. it also includes some diary entries from jane herself.

sharp objects - gillian flynn / TW: self harm/ psychiatric stay/ alcohol/ murder - camille is a reporter who has to travel back to her hometown to cover a couple murders of preteen girls. she has to face her dark past to get answers for the murders taking place.

AlfiahKhaier 06/ 2/2020 #

This is my book list

--The dead returns - by akiyoshi rikako (JP)

this book tells about the death of a school student. before dying he exchanged bodies with someone and that person uses his body to avoid a female fan.

--The strengh in our scars - by bianca sparachino Through poetry, prose, and compassionate encouragement you would expect from someone who knows exactly what you're working through, Sparacino is here with the words you need. “The Strength In Our Scars” tackles the gut-wrenching but relatable experiences of moving on, self-love, and ultimately learning to heal.

--Love for Imperfect Things: How to Accept Yourself in a World Striving for Perfection By Haemin sunim

The book of spiritual wisdom about learning to love ourselves, with all our imperfections

--Konspirasi Alam semesta by Fiersa Besari (ID) "What is the color of love? Does pink represent the fracture, or does gray represent the fragment?"

The story of Juang and Ana that teaches many things about love, patience, struggle, and sincerity.

-- How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie

is a self-help book published in 1936. Over 30 million copies have been sold worldwide, making it one of the best-selling books of all time.In 2011, it was number 19 on Time Magazine's list of the 100 most influential books.

one of the Books You Need to Achieve Success in the Digital Age, how to behave to people and how they can be happy with us.

-- Lightly: How to Live a Simple, Serene, and Stress-free Life by francine jay

Lightly offers help. Whether you want to strip down your life to a backpack or free up some space in your closet, overhaul your schedule or gain back an hour in the evening, Lightly helps you identify what you treasure, while letting what’s unnecessary fall away. You will learn to lighten:
Your Stuff: advice on how to declutter what’s weighing you down Your Spirit: release the worries and emotional baggage that can be just as burdensome as possessions Your Stress: reclaim your time and strive not to get more done, but to have less to do Your Step: reduce your consumption and make the planet as beautiful and clutter-free as your home Without a strict regimen, Lightly puts the power back in your hands to take control of your life.

draco 06/ 3/2020 #
  • The Ice Man: Confessions of a Mafia Contract Killer- Philip Carlo Philip Carlo's The Ice Man spent over six weeks on the New York Times Bestseller List. Top Mob Hitman. Devoted Family Man. Doting Father. For thirty years, Richard "The Iceman" Kuklinski led a shocking double life, becoming the most notorious professional assassin in American history while happily hosting neighborhood barbecues in suburban New Jersey.

Richard Kuklinski was Sammy the Bull Gravano's partner in the killing of Paul Castellano, then head of the Gambino crime family, at Sparks Steakhouse. Mob boss John Gotti hired him to torture and kill the neighbor who accidentally ran over his child. For an additional price, Kuklinski would make his victims suffer; he conducted this sadistic business with coldhearted intensity and shocking efficiency, never disappointing his customers. By his own estimate, he killed over two hundred men, taking enormous pride in his variety and ferocity of technique.

This trail of murder lasted over thirty years and took Kuklinski all over America and to the far corners of the earth, Brazil, Africa, and Europe. Along the way, he married, had three children, and put them through Catholic school. His daughter's medical condition meant regular stays in children's hospitals, where Kuklinski was remembered, not as a gangster, but as an affectionate father, extremely kind to children. Each Christmas found the Kuklinski home festooned in colorful lights; each summer was a succession of block parties.

His family never suspected a thing.

draco 06/ 3/2020 #
  • Little Lost Angel-by Michael Quinlan In this riveting true story of teenage obsession, torture, and murder, Quinlan, a staff member of the Louisville Courier-Journal—and the only journalist to interview all the parties involved—recounts the horrific events surrounding the murder of twelve-year-old Shandra Sharer by a group of teenage girls.

  • The Client: A Novel-by John Grisham In a weedy lot on the outskirts of memphis, two boys watch a shiny Lincoln pull upt ot the curb... Eleven-year-old Mark Sway and his younger brother were sharing a forbidden cigarrette when a chance encounter with a suicidal laywer left Mark knowing a bloody and explosive secret: the whereabouts of the most sought-after dead body in America. Now Mark is caught between a legal system gone mad and a mob killer desperate to cover up his crime. And his only ally is a woman named Reggie Love, who has been a lawyer for all of four years. Prosecutors are willing to break all the rules to make Mark talk. The mob will stop at nothing to keep him quiet. And Reggie will do anything to protect her client -- even take a last, desperate gamble that could win Mark his freedom... or cost them both their lives.

  • Carrie-by Stephen King Stephen King's legendary debut, about a teenage outcast and the revenge she enacts on her classmates.

Carrie White may be picked on by her classmates, but she has a gift. She can move things with her mind. Doors lock. Candles fall. This is her power and her problem. Then, an act of kindness, as spontaneous as the vicious taunts of her classmates, offers Carrie a chance to be a normal...until an unexpected cruelty turns her gift into a weapon of horror and destruction that no one will ever forget.

  • This Family of Mine: What It Was Like Growing Up Gotti by- Victoria Gotti This is the never-before-told true story of the Gotti family, as told by John Gotti's daughter, Victoria. Brutally honest and packed with explosive revelations, this powerful memoir chronicles an American family saga like no other.

  • No Shirt, No Shoes, No Problem!-by Jeff Foxworthy From the best-selling comedian and author of You Might Be a Redneck If comes this new collection of humor touching on such universal subjects as marriage, growing up, parenthood, and politics. Tour.

Joeanniee 06/ 3/2020 #

My 6 Favorite Books:

  1. The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
  2. The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides
  3. Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens
  4. The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
  5. Turtles All The Way Down by John Green
  6. The Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell
Joeanniee 06/ 6/2020 #

Here is a little breakdown of my favorite books:

  1. The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho: A shepard who has a reoccurring dream about the finding treasure at the pyramids. There are lots of obstacles along the way but he continued to following his dreams.
  2. The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides: A thriller about a woman who is accused of killing her husband. She goes silent and does not speak after his death.
  3. Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens: It is about a young woman who lives on the marsh along because her family abandons her.
  4. The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins: A thriller about a woman who sees a murder while riding the train but no one believes her because she is an alcoholic.
  5. Turtles All The Way Down by John Green: A high school student who is OCD and has anxiety and she searches for a fugitive who killed a billionaire.
  6. The Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell: Talks about how successful people achieve success through the help of others, practice, and opportunity.

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