This includes articles, ebooks, audiobooks, etc. If you do, what genres and which books?

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Audio books here. When I cook, when I’m at the gym, beginning of my shift while I go through my emails. I listen to mostly trashy sci-fi books, sometimes good / decent sci-fi. At the third book in the “Three body problem” trilogy now, it’s pretty damn good.

I average at one - two books a month. Great majority sci-fi. I read only for fun, to disconnect, so my bar for quality is pretty low, there’s a loooot of fun stuff out there.

Three body books are monumental. They reignited my will to read. Also really enjoying the murderbot diaries which I bet will appeal to all the rad commies in here.

I try to aim for reading around 30 books per year. I tend to pick one fiction and non fiction to read concurrently. I tend to enjoy hard sci-fi the most for fiction, and politics/economics for nonfiction.

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Currently I’m re-reading entertaining trash.

  • Dan Brown - Angels and demons. Basically indiana jones / national treasure on steroids. Very entertaining and good storytelling.
  • Agatha Christie - And then there were none. An extremely entertaining who-dunnit in a mansion, with lots of twists. Not too long, and keeps you on your toes the whole time.
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Whoa nice, bet that was fun. I’d love to read the play to see how they end it differently.

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Yes economic textbooks, political science textbooks, computer science textbooks, science fiction novels, manga and visual novels

Kromonos
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Because I’m often on the train, it’s easier for me to take an e-book reader, than anytime carrying a book with me.

Evan
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Leasure reading has fallen by the wayside. It’s a pity but I like a particular type of book that is rarely fulfilled. I mostly just read my subscribed RSS feeds

If anyone has recommendations, I like surreal nonfiction and fiction (not too fantasy, think “his dark materials”), with an emphasis on storytelling and character development. I enjoy most densities, I occasionally dare read academia.

News articles from various sources, academic papers for university classes, discission threads on Lemmy and Reddit, various short form fiction.

Yes, I tend to read the most boring kind of books I can find, they’re fun.

i read the intros to hundreds of pdf books

@Nyaa@lemmy.ml
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I don’t think I’ve ever really did any dedicated reading since the Eragon series when I was still in school.

Yea, quite often. I mostly read ebooks at the moment, used to frequent my local library before covid hit. The genres i read are all over the place, and basically depend on my mood and what books i can find. I recently finished The Tetris Effect (yes it’s not just a video game) and quite liked it.

GadgeteerZA
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Yes, I read every day, and do about 25 to 30 books per year. Am using https://bookwyrm.social/ instead of GoodReads to track them.

@yxzi@lemmy.ml
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I regularly go to the library to expose myself to reading & discovering new books without distractions

erpicht
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I also frequent my local library! Great place to discover books. (To answer the original question: I read poetry, classics, comics, fantasy, sci-fi, history, and some specialist literature)

Jesse
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I’ve only recently started to get into reading books. I know it may sound silly, but the only books I read growing up was required by school (which was a lot and a lot of important books were read). I tend to read more non-fiction since I don’t tend to use reading as escapism as much as I do education.

The other day I read an entire (small) book in a day, and it was a terrible book. It was called The Kingdom of Speech by Tom Wolfe. After reading it I looked at some reviews of it and saw that my sentiment was shared. The author did very little research and just goes about discrediting 150 years of scholarly research to arrive at his own conclusion. Additionally, there’s a strong sense that the author is upset with political correctness because when referring to an indigenous tribe, he will say the following:

“… the nati -er, indigenous - peoples…”

and it just rubbed me the wrong way entirely. He did this so frequently that it was really upsetting my reading. This book review is pretty short, but devastating: https://www.theguardian.com/books/2016/sep/08/the-kingdom-of-speech-by-tom-wolfe-review

I read the book because my spouse bought it on a whim some years ago, and I felt like it. Don’t recommend though haha. My next two books will be Mutual Aid and The Ice People.

Yes: “God: An Anatomy” by Francesca Stavrakopoulou

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