What are the last 5 Books you've read?


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Nov 19, 2003
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Patriot Reign -Michael Holley

Needful Things - Stephen King

This Old House magazine

American Woodworker magazine

research material on Unicompartmental Knee Arthroplasty (most of my free time) including but not limited to the following sites:



yea yea I know only 2 actual books are listed but I don't like rules anyway :p
Books? What are those? You mean you can read stuff that's NOT on the internet?
1. The Bone Parade by Mark Nykanen

about a serial killer with a sense of humor

2. Living With the Dead - Rock Scully

Trippy bio of the Grateful Dead

3. Streets of Laredo - Larry McMurtry

Sequel to Lonesome Dove

4. Pattern Recognition - William Gibson

Cyberpunk with a "cool hunter" that hangs around a message board.

5. Desolation Island - Patrick O'Bryan

Part of the series that inspired "Master and Commander"

I'd recommend every one of them too. No dogs in this bunch.
(Currently Reading #1)
1. Abandon Ship!: The Saga of the U.S.S. Indianapolis, the Navy's Greatest Sea Disaster
by Richard F. Newcomb, Peter Maas

2. The Hobbit (Read to my 4 year old)
by Tolkien

3. Patriot Reign
by Michael Holley

4. Black Mass : The True Story of an Unholy Alliance Between the FBI and the Irish Mob
by Dick Lehr, Gerard O'Neill

5. The Stand
by Stephen King
1. Invisible Monsters, Chuck Palahniuk

2. Diary, Chuck Palahniuk

3. Fight Club, Chuck Palahniuk

4. Haunt, Chuck Palahniuk

5. Patriot Reign, Michael Holley

I like Chuck Palahniuk :D
major edit: misread the question......That's what I get for having my PC in a room without AC. In no particular order....

D-Day, June 6, 1944 - Stephen Ambrose

Citizen Soldier - Stephen Ambrose

John Adams - David McCollough

Patriot Reign - Michael Holley

The DaVinci Code - Dan Brown
I am CURRENTLY reading 5 books:

Harry Potter 6 ( I know I'm a geek... :)
The Bonesetter's Daughter (Book on Tape in the car) by Amy Tan
Black Echo by Michael Connelly (I LOVED The Poet)
The Sound and the Fury (Faulkner) Oprah's Bookclub
Jemima J by Jane Green (just for fun)

Which explains why MY post count isn't in the thousands!!

Of the one's that others mentioned, I've already read Patriot Reign, The Poet, DaVinci Code (and Angels and Demons), The Five People You Meet in Heaven, The HObbit and re-read the Tolkien series again this past year....

Ahhhh... so many books, so little time!
I won't count the books I read to my kids at night, because those are the ACTUAL last five books I've read....

1) The DaVinci Code

2) Against All Enemies, by Dick Clarke, former White House Terrorism Expert

3) Lies, And The Lying Liars Who Tell Them - Al Franken

4) Golden Boy - Paul Hornung (now that guy has done a LOT of living)

5) The Grapes of Wrath - One of my all time favorites....I sometimes break it out when things seem tough to remind myself that I have it pretty easy comparitively
Man, I started thinking about this and I hardly read at all anymore. :eek: When I was taking the train, and when I actually took a lunch, I was reading at least 3-4 books a month. Now I'm lucky if I read one every month or two. :( Although, working on my own books has cut into that time as well. So I actually, really, had to think about the last 5. Sad. :shake:

Killing Time - Caleb Carr

The Bleachers - John Grisham

Gangster - Lorenzo Carcaterra

The Descent - Jeff Long

And the Left Behind series, which is actually more than one, but a series I count as one.
1) Revenge of the sith
(before I saw the movie)
2)Reinventing Comics
(Scott McCloud)
3)Dark Knights Returns
(frank miller)
4) Atlas of Middle-Earth
(can't remember)
5)The Yellow pages
You are the Answer - Michael Tamura

Big Russ & Me - Tim Russert

Tales from the Patriots Sideline - Michael Felger

Cinderella Story: My Life in Golf - Bill Murray
I have two short non-fiction books out of the library which I am trying to read right now before I go to Italy in 9 days:

The Bells in Their Silence: Travels through Germany

Why is Sex Fun: the Evolution of Human Sexuality

I read a lot of travel guides, which I practically collect, but books that I know I have read from cover to cover (as opposed to those I read 20 pages of and leave by the side of my bed) include, in reverse chronological order:

Auschwitz: A New History

Too Much Tuscan Sun: Confessions of a Chianti Tour Guide

Chronicles Vol. 1, by Bob Dylan

As Far as My Feet Will Carry Me: The Extraordinary True Story of One Man's Escape from a Siberian Labour Camp and His 3-Year Trek to Freedom

The War of Our Childhood: Memories of World War II

The Forgotten Soldier



Davinci Code and a book about the Kennedy's
My latest reads in order of most recently finished......

State of Fear ~ Michael Crichton

has the environmental movement been ignoring science and gone off track

Management Secrets of the N.E. Patriots ~ James (don't call me Jimmy) Lavin

If you loved Patriot Reign, you'll absolutely go groinular reading this

Killing Time ~ Caleb Carr

Is the Internet a place of vast freedom, truth and power?

Faithful ~ Stewart O'Nan & Stephen King

Two Chicks dishin' about the greatest season in BoSox History - Worthless

Night Fall ~ Nelson DeMille

Interesting twist on the TWA Flight 800 crash
At the moment I have three books in progress

Harry Potter
Managment Secrets of the New England Patriots

(#'s 2 and 3 are on hold until I finish Harry Potter)

The last five books I read are

My Father's Rifle

Friday Night Lights

Triathalon 101 (I am doing my first triathalon in Sept. and I need as much prep as possible.)

Tale of Two Cities (not the Dickens version but the Tony
Massaroti version)

American Jezebel
bruschifan1 said:
Harry Potter 6 ( I know I'm a geek... :)
ROFL I'm looking for book 1 so I can re-read the series for the third time before starting book 6. My daughter thinks I'm a loony and finished book 6 monday.