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Deets999 from Connecticut is reading Adjustment Day January 31, 2014 - 1:34pm

One of the many things I enjoy about LitReactor is recommendations for books that I may not have heard about otherwise.  And I thought I'd share a few, including the most recent one I just finished;

1. The House Upon the Dirt between the Lake and The Woods by Matt Bell

2. Beat the Reaper and 3. Wild Thing by Josh Bazell

4. The Booked Anthology

5. Night Film and 6. Special Topics in Calamity Physics by Marisha Pessl


I enjoyed all of these books (some more than others) and I couldn't say they would have have hit my radar if not for Lit Reactor!

What about you - what have you read?



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Gordon Highland from Kansas City is reading Secondhand Souls by Christopher Moore February 1, 2014 - 8:06am

I'm drawing a blank on specific books, but certainly a ton of short stories by our members through The Whoring Thread. The monthly book club is a great place to pick up recs, because the selections tend to balance buzz books with underserved ones.

And thanks for reading Booked!

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Jose F. Diaz from Boston is reading Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel February 1, 2014 - 9:47pm

I don't want to make a list that is gigantic. There are so many new things that I learned from this site that I will be forever indebted. I was relatively ignorant about literature when I got to this site and it has ensured my enlightenment.

Thank you to all who have influenced me.

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TheScrivener from Seattle is reading short stories February 1, 2014 - 11:15pm

Yeah, don't know about books.  But I like the workshop because I am exposed to lots of genres and styles that are new to me. And the whoring thread is fun to read, because I get exposed to new markets too. 

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Dwayne from Cincinnati, Ohio (suburbs) is reading books that rotate to often to keep this updated February 2, 2014 - 12:34am
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ReneeAPickup from Southern California is reading Wanderers by Chuck Wendig February 4, 2014 - 11:14am

I think there are about 3 books on this shelf that I didn't discover either through this site or through people I met on this site, plus a couple not on this shelf, and a load on my e-reader. I'd say about 60-70% of my reading is within 2 degrees of LitReactor.


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SConley from Texas is reading Coin Locker Babies February 4, 2014 - 12:18pm

Gone Girl. That's all.

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Joshua Chaplinsky from New York is reading Stories of YOUR Life February 4, 2014 - 2:10pm

So much, but a recent biggie was Liminal States by Zack Parsons.

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SRead from Colorado is reading Stories February 5, 2014 - 12:08pm

I love your shelf, Renee!

I'd agree that just about everything I've bought or read since becoming an active member has been because of a recommendation from a fellow LR. And y'all are very good at enabling my book addiction. I'll be living in a book fort before long.

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Strange Photon from Fort Wayne, IN is reading Laurie Anderson lyrics February 5, 2014 - 1:21pm

I'd have to go with authors over specific books...

Bukoski (heard of him but never felt the urge to read him till LR)

Phil Levine

Paul Tremblay (or is it Brian, I forget)

Jeff Van Dermeer (thank you, Utah)

prolly lots more...

JEFFREY GRANT BARR from Central OR is reading Nothing but fucking Shakespeare, for the rest of my life February 5, 2014 - 2:52pm

Just think how glad you all will be that you will say how you knew the great JEFFREYGRANTBARR before the book deals, the blockbuster movies, the scandal with the cocaine and the starlet, the gerbil and the camo duct-tape...


So chalk that up in the W column too.