Are you not entertained?
As the title says, I am curious to see if we can get a good thread going about some of our favorite books/book series.
I love reading historical nonfiction books mainly about the World Wars, Medieval era, and Rome [I took my name from the Roman Legions (although I do like Mass Effect)]. Right now, I'm on the 6th book of The Eagle Series by Simon Scarrow. This is book 1 from his website:
"It is 42 AD, and Quintus Licinius Cato has just arrived in Germany as a new recruit to the Second Legion, the toughest in the Roman army. If adjusting to the rigours of military life isn’t difficult enough for the bookish young man, he also has to contend with the disgust of his colleagues when, because of his imperial connections, he is appointed a rank above them. As second-in-command to Macro, the fearless, battle-scarred centurion who leads them, Cato will have more to prove than most in the adventures that lie ahead. Then the men discover that the army’s next campaign will take them to a land of unparalleled barbarity – Britain. After the long march west, Cato and Macro undertake a special mission that will thrust them headlong into a conspiracy that threatens to topple the Emperor himself… - See more at: http://simonscarrow.bookswarm.co.uk/....V10AyLZa.dpuf
And yes, I love A Song of Fire and Ice.. aka Game of Thrones.. but didn't really care for the last book.
I loved A Song of Ice and Fire and Stephen King's The Dark Tower series. Recently I read Under The Dome which made me want to check out even more King. Right now I'm reading the first book in an epic fantasy series called The Wheel of Time.
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If you enjoy King's style of writing, you'll probably also like Dean R. Koontz, especially "Lightning", which isn't historical fiction but more along the lines of Michael Crichton's work of science fiction. And speaking of Crichton, "Timeline" is a fantastic book, but don't watch the movie because it's garbage.
On a separate note for the history fans out there, especially those of Middle Ages history, check out "The Face of Battle" by John Keegan. Probably one of the best written works on Agincourt, Waterloo.
And on a completely unrelated note, for the programmers out there, I recommend "The Pragmatic Programmer" from Hunt, Thomas. The first half of the book is fantastic (because that's how much I've read so far)