August Genre Discussion

August is Admit You're Happy Month! Read whatever makes you happy!
Post Reply
User avatar
kio
Special Discussion Leader
Posts: 773
Joined: 17 Apr 2014, 21:52
Favorite Author: Janet Evanovich
Favorite Book: <a href="http://forums.onlinebookclub.org/shelve ... vermore</a>
Bookshelf Size: 540
Reviewer Page: onlinebookclub.org/reviews/by-kio.html
Latest Review: "A Twist of Fate" by Mark W. Johnson
Reading Device: 1400697484
fav_author_id: 2658

August Genre Discussion

Post by kio » 16 Aug 2017, 01:25

August is Admit You're Happy Month, so read either a book that makes you laugh (humor) or makes you happy.

What was it about? What did you like about it? What genre was it? What sets it apart from others you've read?
"Books are unique portable magic."-Stephen King

User avatar
gali
Site Admin
Posts: 32259
Joined: 22 Oct 2013, 07:12
2018 Reading Goal: 100
2017 Reading Goal: 100
2018 Reading Goal Completion: 105
2017 Reading Goal Completion: 105
Favorite Author: Agatha Christie
Currently Reading: The Girl in the Tower
Bookshelf Size: 1856
Reviewer Page: onlinebookclub.org/reviews/by-gali.html
Reading Device: B00I15SB16
fav_author_id: 2484

Post by gali » 19 Aug 2017, 00:00

Right now I am reading a book by a Spanish author, "Death on a Galician Shore" by Domingo Villar, the second book in a series featuring Inspector Leo Caldas. I have read the first book and enjoyed it, so moved to this one. Inspector Leo Caldas and his sidekick, Rafa Esteveznd, investigate the murder of a fisherman. The plot may sound simple, but it is anything but. The unique setting adds to the plot. I enjoy the prose, the mystery, the setting, and the touches of humor. The characters are finely drawn and the translation from the Spanish is very good.
In the case of good books, the point is not to see how many of them you can get through, but rather how many can get through to you." (Mortimer J. Adler)

User avatar
Angela Stripes
Posts: 157
Joined: 08 Aug 2017, 19:22
Favorite Book: <a href="http://forums.onlinebookclub.org/shelve ... 04073">The Savage Damsel and the Dwarf</a>
Currently Reading: A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court
Bookshelf Size: 32
Reviewer Page: onlinebookclub.org/reviews/by-angela-stripes.html
Latest Review: "That Place of Knowledge" by Philip Alan Shalka

Post by Angela Stripes » 20 Aug 2017, 18:01

I'm currently reading Anne of Avonlea. I know its a kids book, but there's such beautiful imagery, and Anne is always good for a few smiles.

User avatar
jenjayfromSA
Posts: 182
Joined: 19 Jun 2017, 03:44
2018 Reading Goal: 100
2017 Reading Goal: 24
2018 Reading Goal Completion: 9
2017 Reading Goal Completion: 58
Currently Reading: First Family
Bookshelf Size: 57
Reviewer Page: onlinebookclub.org/reviews/by-jenjayfromsa.html
Latest Review: Herai by Aaron D Key
Reading Device: B00JG8GOWU

Post by jenjayfromSA » 23 Aug 2017, 08:19

One of my favourite authors is Diana Wynne Jones who wrote "magic" books for children long before Harry Potter. Her books, mostly for young adults, were always quirky and different, the kind I only wish I could write. She was imagination personified. I was heartbroken when she died not long ago. Then, browsing through Amazon, I discovered one last one - The Islands of Chaldea - and dived in. I laughed and rejoiced and savoured anew yet another magic world and set of oddball characters. I discovered it was completed by her sister after her death. It was not as good as some, but it still made me happy. Who could resist an aunt under a donkey spell and the ugliest cat in the world?

User avatar
ReviewerDiksha
Posts: 410
Joined: 02 Jul 2017, 05:15
2018 Reading Goal: 30
2017 Reading Goal: 80
2018 Reading Goal Completion: 73
2017 Reading Goal Completion: 33
Currently Reading: Dead Man's Folly
Bookshelf Size: 94
Reviewer Page: onlinebookclub.org/reviews/by-reviewerdiksha.html
Latest Review: the heart’s viceroy by R. Tyrel London

Post by ReviewerDiksha » 26 Aug 2017, 04:23

I am looking for a new book.. in the comedy genre. But I just can't find one. If anyone could suggest me with something good?

User avatar
jenjayfromSA
Posts: 182
Joined: 19 Jun 2017, 03:44
2018 Reading Goal: 100
2017 Reading Goal: 24
2018 Reading Goal Completion: 9
2017 Reading Goal Completion: 58
Currently Reading: First Family
Bookshelf Size: 57
Reviewer Page: onlinebookclub.org/reviews/by-jenjayfromsa.html
Latest Review: Herai by Aaron D Key
Reading Device: B00JG8GOWU

Post by jenjayfromSA » 26 Aug 2017, 04:30

Have you tried Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman's Good Omens? It's oddball and very funny.

User avatar
Angela Stripes
Posts: 157
Joined: 08 Aug 2017, 19:22
Favorite Book: <a href="http://forums.onlinebookclub.org/shelve ... 04073">The Savage Damsel and the Dwarf</a>
Currently Reading: A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court
Bookshelf Size: 32
Reviewer Page: onlinebookclub.org/reviews/by-angela-stripes.html
Latest Review: "That Place of Knowledge" by Philip Alan Shalka

Post by Angela Stripes » 26 Aug 2017, 14:40

ReviewerDiksha wrote:I am looking for a new book.. in the comedy genre. But I just can't find one. If anyone could suggest me with something good?

Love, Life, and the Pursuit of Free Throws is hilarious. Here's the link for it on amazon
amazon.com/dp/B00KYIVBU6/ref=dp-kindle- ... amp;btkr=1 Super easy read, but I laughed out loud on more than one occasion.

User avatar
Reuben 92
Posts: 289
Joined: 26 Aug 2017, 06:49
Favorite Book: <a href="http://forums.onlinebookclub.org/shelve ... =6703">The Count of Monte Cristo</a>
Bookshelf Size: 828
Reviewer Page: onlinebookclub.org/reviews/by-reuben-92.html
Latest Review: "The Piketty Problem" by Garth Hallberg

Post by Reuben 92 » 29 Aug 2017, 10:59

The "Mapp and Lucia" books by E.F. Benson are always good for a laugh - he's very wry and observant. And I really enjoyed Stephen Benatar's "Wish Her Safe at Home", with its wicked and hysterical presentation of an aging spinster.
"Every reader is, while he is reading, the reader of his own self. The writer's work is merely a kind of optical instrument which he offers to the reader to enable him to discern what...he would perhaps never have perceived in himself."
Proust

User avatar
kandscreeley
Special Discussion Leader
Posts: 5561
Joined: 31 Dec 2016, 20:31
2018 Reading Goal: 115
2017 Reading Goal: 100
2018 Reading Goal Completion: 68
2017 Reading Goal Completion: 94
Currently Reading: End of the Last Great Kingdom
Bookshelf Size: 207
Reviewer Page: onlinebookclub.org/reviews/by-kandscreeley.html
Latest Review: The Awakening by Suzanne Boisvert

Post by kandscreeley » 29 Aug 2017, 11:13

For me, unless the book is about a very serious subject, all books make me happy. Reading makes me happy in general.
“There is no friend as loyal as a book.”
― Ernest Hemingway

User avatar
cherryalakei
Posts: 133
Joined: 07 Jan 2017, 19:13
2017 Reading Goal: 30
2017 Reading Goal Completion: 86
Currently Reading: anita blake burnt offerings
Bookshelf Size: 61
Reviewer Page: onlinebookclub.org/reviews/by-cherryalakei.html
Latest Review: "30th Century: Escape" by Mark Kingston Levin

Post by cherryalakei » 29 Aug 2017, 13:56

I recently read FanGirl by Rainbow Rowell. It was definitely a book that made me happy. It is classified as young adult, and is a coming of age type tale. There is romance, social anxiety, emotional struggle, geekiness...but it is very worth reading. I can honestly say it was one of the "happier" books I read this year, which just left me with a smile on my face after I was done.

Gnome
Posts: 106
Joined: 23 Sep 2016, 05:19
2018 Reading Goal: 50
2017 Reading Goal: 50
2018 Reading Goal Completion: 42
2017 Reading Goal Completion: 94
Currently Reading:
Bookshelf Size: 169
Reviewer Page: onlinebookclub.org/reviews/by-gnome.html
Latest Review: The Elf Legacy - Book Five of the Magi Charter by Jordan David
Reading Device: B00OSKREVG

Post by Gnome » 01 Sep 2017, 05:22

Unrelated to the genre of the month I've been reading Katie MacAlister books. Life's been hitting a bit hard lately and her heroines have a certain sort of spunk that make me dive right in. It doesnt hurt that Katie MacAlister writes very easy (for me) to read paranormal romances so I can compare my life to things like accidentally summoning a couple of ghosts or becoming a demon lord.

User avatar
gen_g
Posts: 941
Joined: 22 Apr 2018, 10:31
Currently Reading:
Bookshelf Size: 39
Reviewer Page: onlinebookclub.org/reviews/by-gen-g.html
Latest Review: Best Evidence by Mark S. Osaki

Post by gen_g » 03 May 2018, 01:44

Gnome wrote:
01 Sep 2017, 05:22
Unrelated to the genre of the month I've been reading Katie MacAlister books. Life's been hitting a bit hard lately and her heroines have a certain sort of spunk that make me dive right in. It doesnt hurt that Katie MacAlister writes very easy (for me) to read paranormal romances so I can compare my life to things like accidentally summoning a couple of ghosts or becoming a demon lord.
I agree with you, I loved reading Katie MacAlister's romance novels as all her heroines are strong female characters who do not hesitate to take what they want, which is a far cry from the passive damsel in distress!

Post Reply

Return to “August 2017 Genre Discussion”