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WANTED: June - August 2022 FICTION suggestions!

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WANTED: June - August 2022 FICTION suggestions!

WANTED: June - August 2022 FICTION suggestions!

As you know we're reading and discussing the fiction book, Big Time: Stories, by Jen Spyra, in May, June & July 2022. So now we need to find another fiction book for June, July & August 2022. We're trying to stagger our book discussions so something new is always starting at the beginning of most months.

Please make your fiction suggestions here. And ideally provide a title, author name and a link to where we can learn more about your book suggestion. To really sell it, add a few words about why you're suggesting the book.

Please feel free to comment on other people's suggestions; if you like a suggestion please say so, and if you find a suggestion not to be enticing it is also OK to say so. Feedback makes this process work.

Once we have a nice selection of fiction book suggestions we'll either pick the one with the most positive feedback or conduct a poll to select a winner.

So what fiction book do you suggest?
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Re: WANTED: June - August 2022 FICTION suggestions!

The Accidental Superpower, Peter Zeihan.

I just recommended it in another thread, and thought that perhaps it wasn't widely read.
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I unabashedly nominate one of my own, "An Unlikely Messiah', by me, David Hight. https://www.amazon.com/Unlikely-Messiah ... 1693252872 The story itself is rather bizarre, but interesting, about a mixed-race young man (Yaqui and Irish) raised traveling the carnival circuit with his parents until that point in time when he strikes out on his own, then to face many adventures and misadventures on his way to the world declaring him a prophet. Though the tale is strange, maybe even a bit disturbing at times, it wasn't written to be so without purpose. It was written with the idea to allow the reader to experience all of the unsavory aspects of human nature, but also it was written to allow them to experience all of the great beauty people harbor within themselves. It is an experiment to see how people come out of it at the end.
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I would like to nominate my book, Eight Days in July by Gordon F Smith. It is available on amazon as a e book or paperback. It is free to kindle e book members. It is a fast paced crime drama set in south central British Columbia. Please post a review once you have read it. Thanks. Gord
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Dhight wrote: Thu May 12, 2022 7:24 am I unabashedly nominate one of my own, "An Unlikely Messiah', by me, David Hight. https://www.amazon.com/Unlikely-Messiah ... 1693252872 The story itself is rather bizarre, but interesting, about a mixed-race young man (Yaqui and Irish) raised traveling the carnival circuit with his parents until that point in time when he strikes out on his own, then to face many adventures and misadventures on his way to the world declaring him a prophet. Though the tale is strange, maybe even a bit disturbing at times, it wasn't written to be so without purpose. It was written with the idea to allow the reader to experience all of the unsavory aspects of human nature, but also it was written to allow them to experience all of the great beauty people harbor within themselves. It is an experiment to see how people come out of it at the end.
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Hi everyone
I would like to suggest a book for all. It's 18 LETTERS AT 18, and I am genuinely happy to say that I am the author of this book
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Interbane wrote: Thu May 12, 2022 6:26 am The Accidental Superpower, Peter Zeihan.

I just recommended it in another thread, and thought that perhaps it wasn't widely read.
Looks interesting. Though this non-fiction, isn’t it?
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Re: WANTED: June - August 2022 FICTION suggestions!

1. Yes, the Accidental Superpower is non-fiction, so skip that one.
2. As far as I'm concerned, it's OK for David Hight to recommend his own book.
3. There's another suggestion for a book titled 18 LETTERS AT 18 but I can't find a listing, so skip that one.
4. How about The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood? That is certainly getting a heckuva lot of attention with a TV series and the impending overturn of Roe V. Wade. This is actually two books; The Testament is Part 2. We could just try the first one and see how it goes.

https://www.amazon.com/Handmaids-Tale-T ... C82&sr=1-2
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Re: WANTED: June - August 2022 FICTION suggestions!

Handmaid's Tale is an awesome suggestion. I have been watching that series and my God it's good.
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Re: WANTED: June - August 2022 FICTION suggestions!

I'm okay with authors suggesting their own books. I think we should probably welcome that, provided the author states up front that they fully intend to interact with us should their book be selected.

We have forums for authors to promote their books. When we are trying to select a book for group discussion then that is not the time and place for book promotions. But if an author wants to suggest their book, and then participate in a discussion of their book, then I think it's acceptable to suggest their own book.
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Hi; I've been overseas for a while and just got back. I have two fiction suggestions for readers who like military and spy thrillers. Check out Stop the Americans and The Interact Configuration both from the same author. To me it's entertainment with a literary style.
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Greetings, readers!

I will be entirely honest and state first that I am suggesting my own novel, "A Time When Demons"!

Life as a witch isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. While it’s true that Aeres Cadogan has inherited a host of powers other young women could only dream of harnessing, these abilities come with a heavy burden: the burden of Wicca society.

Wicca society’s got it all: standards set by an ancient magickal patriarchy. Arranged marriages. Even familial expectations to care for dangerous paranormal anomalies which would otherwise terrorize the mortal population.

Rebellious and head-strong Aeres has managed to avoid these aspects of her society for 19 years.

But one fateful night at the club, a magickal prank goes terribly wrong.

When a man nearly dies, Aeres is plunged into a dark new world where betrayal and death are all too real. To get out, she must harness her abilities and set her world right once again… all while avoiding an impending marriage and facing off against one of the greatest killers the world has ever known.


This piece was written originally during NaNoWriMo and it's so exciting to be launching it at last this month. I do hope you'll consider reading it this summer :) and if you like you can get more info about it at hollyrhiannon.com + purchase the ebook or soft cover at a wide variety of retailers listed at linktr.ee/atwd

Thank you for your time and consideration,

-H

P.S - I know I'm a newbie but I do intend to stick around and chat more. I just discovered the forum today and was really excited to get in touch with this community!
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I strongly recommend: Creativity for the Kremlin. It's a new Art meets Espionage Thriller, timely, explosive, and highly entertaining. (Available on Amazon) Here's a link: https://www.amazon.com/Creativity-Kreml ... 1733797866
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:) Hi, I’m new here, and this is my first post. One of my favorite authors is Janet Evanovich. I love her Stephanie Plum series. Her books are funny, exciting, and clever.
Another author I love is M C Beaton author of the mystery/comedy/romance series, Hamish Macbeth, and the same genre, Agatha Raisin series.

These are definitely not “heavy” reading, but very refreshing and enjoyable.

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I would like to recommend this amazing book titled : Oxford girls; Michaelmas ~ Alex: "A thrill ride to remember"; "Occasionally provocative, but always cinematic and absorbing"

Author - P.D Kuch

The link to the book is https://amzn.to/3yGu9L4

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Alexandra's ordinary teenage life is about to change – dramatically. Unaware of her altered DNA, Alex and her family are of interest to unethical scientists. Her parents' plane crash is just the onset of disturbing discoveries. When it becomes apparent that it wasn't an accident, Alex needs to figure out who's behind it or share a grim fate of a lab rat.
The first part of this exciting adventure thriller presents the world's different faces: from beautiful to ugly, from frightening to comforting. Besides the stormy drama, the book is about friendship, intimacy and growing up – a heartening story mixed with educational, funny and even steamy threads. Full of action and with a great dose of humor, the story races to a surprising and gripping twist.
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I like to recommend "a girl with five ties".
Its a dark book but I think everyone should read it. its written by a an author who says it is her first book and based on a true story.
For me this book was so important because My brother has eating disorder and reading this book reminded me of how much I love him.

One review says "This book literally broke my heart, and never put back the pieces together just like the main character who was broken and never fully healed. The book is a quick read but a dark and intense one and deals with many important issues like sexual assault, mental health, eating disorders and the importance of having good friends, family, colleagues and supervisors at workplace."
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/612 ... er_reviews
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