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Books of the year 14:27 - Dec 3 with 509 viewsSteve_M

We haven't had a book thread for a while so for a change of mood on the book what are the best books anyone has read this year? It doesn't matter when published.

- Chernobyl, Serhii Plokhy. An excellent, readable account of the disaster. Gripping but without the over the top dramatisation of the TV series.



https://www.penguin.co.uk/books/309/309197/chernobyl/9780141988351.html

- Arnhem, Anony Beevor. Not exactly a revisionist account as it has long been clear the battle wasn't heroic failure but a clusterfuk of personal vanity and exceptionally optimistic planning. Montgomery and Browning failed their men before the operation was even launched. And yet, the individual bravery shown comes across in the minutiae of battle which Beevor's best books specialise in.




https://www.penguin.co.uk/books/177/177016/arnhem/9780670918676.html




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Books of the year on 14:50 - Dec 3 with 486 viewsitfcjoe




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Books of the year on 14:57 - Dec 3 with 474 viewsbrazil1982

I'm reading the Chernobyl book too; very good and as you say readable.
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Books of the year on 15:00 - Dec 3 with 470 viewshampstead_blue

I'm an audiobook kind of guy and consume a fair few.
The first is in print the rest are audiobooks.

Tunnels by Greg Mitchell. - Under the Berlin wall.

Secret Victory; Dr WIlliam Matchett - how the got nailed but won the PR war

A Fabulous Creation; David Hepworth - Vinyl baby....

Ran Fiennes; Heat - Awesome, just awesome. He's lived a dozen lives in one.

Pushing the Bounderies - Derek Pringle - As an Essex fanboy and PD cricketer it's very funny.

Battle Scars; Jason Fox - Had me in tears. His PTSD and how it affects him is so much like my own. I went to see someone a get treatment as a result of this book.

Beastie Boys book - Perfection.

Rise and Kill First - Story of Mossad. Very interesting, long, and dry.

How to build a car - Adrian Newey - Hilarious insights and very interesting.

Make your bed - Admiral WIlliam McRaven - Just read it, again, and again, and again.

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Books of the year on 15:21 - Dec 3 with 457 viewsRadlett_blue

Books of the year on 15:00 - Dec 3 by hampstead_blue

I'm an audiobook kind of guy and consume a fair few.
The first is in print the rest are audiobooks.

Tunnels by Greg Mitchell. - Under the Berlin wall.

Secret Victory; Dr WIlliam Matchett - how the got nailed but won the PR war

A Fabulous Creation; David Hepworth - Vinyl baby....

Ran Fiennes; Heat - Awesome, just awesome. He's lived a dozen lives in one.

Pushing the Bounderies - Derek Pringle - As an Essex fanboy and PD cricketer it's very funny.

Battle Scars; Jason Fox - Had me in tears. His PTSD and how it affects him is so much like my own. I went to see someone a get treatment as a result of this book.

Beastie Boys book - Perfection.

Rise and Kill First - Story of Mossad. Very interesting, long, and dry.

How to build a car - Adrian Newey - Hilarious insights and very interesting.

Make your bed - Admiral WIlliam McRaven - Just read it, again, and again, and again.


Pringle's book is now getting into my price range - only £7:49 on kindle. I don't know why anyone pays full price for these books when they first come out.
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Books of the year on 09:50 - Dec 4 with 355 viewshampstead_blue

Books of the year on 15:21 - Dec 3 by Radlett_blue

Pringle's book is now getting into my price range - only £7:49 on kindle. I don't know why anyone pays full price for these books when they first come out.


I know it's mad.
Wait a year and WHSmith with have them for 10p.

Audible is good value. I get one a month but often buy another 3 for £15

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Books of the year on 10:38 - Dec 4 with 342 viewsPaul_Knows

Currently reading The Tattooist of Auschwitz. Really good so far.

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Books of the year on 10:40 - Dec 4 with 339 viewsReuser_is_God

Books of the year on 10:38 - Dec 4 by Paul_Knows

Currently reading The Tattooist of Auschwitz. Really good so far.


First it was falafel burgers & now you’re reading books.

Fcuk me you’ve changed.
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Books of the year on 10:41 - Dec 4 with 335 viewschicoazul


I have it in commission, to comfort the feeble-minded, and to support the weak. You must needs go along with us; we will wait for you, we will lend you our help, we will deny ourselves of some things, both opinionated and practical, for your sake; we will not enter into doubtful disputations before you, we will be made all things to you, rather than you shall be left behind
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Books of the year on 10:41 - Dec 4 with 334 viewsPaul_Knows

Books of the year on 10:40 - Dec 4 by Reuser_is_God

First it was falafel burgers & now you’re reading books.

Fcuk me you’ve changed.
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Joys of getting older, buh. Don't mind a good book every now and then though.

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