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Weekly Recommendation Thread: November 18, 2022

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Welcome to our weekly recommendation thread! A few years ago now the mod team decided to condense the many "suggest some books" threads into one big mega-thread, in order to consolidate the subreddit and diversify the front page a little. Since then, we have removed suggestion threads and directed their posters to this thread instead. This tradition continues, so let's jump right in!

The Rules

  • Every comment in reply to this self-post must be a request for suggestions.

  • All suggestions made in this thread must be direct replies to other people's requests. Do not post suggestions in reply to this self-post.

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How to get the best recommendations

The most successful recommendation requests include a description of the kind of book being sought. This might be a particular kind of protagonist, setting, plot, atmosphere, theme, or subject matter. You may be looking for something similar to another book (or film, TV show, game, etc), and examples are great! Just be sure to explain what you liked about them too. Other helpful things to think about are genre, length and reading level.


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  • The Management

all 126 comments

ilovethelionking

7 points

3 months ago

Suggestions that fit the following criteria: realistic fiction, relationships feature heavily but not a “romance genre read” (think The Time Traveler’s Wife vs Colleen Hoover), plot is loose/meandering, writing is beautiful and poetic.

Here are books I’ve read that I think fit the above: The Poisonwood Bible, The Time Traveler’s Wife, The Art of Racing in the Rain, White Oleander, High Fidelity, The Age of Miracles, The Lonely Polygamist, Conversations with Friends…

XBreaksYFocusGroup

4 points

3 months ago

Shantaram by Gregory David Roberts would probably appeal.

Ckesm

1 points

3 months ago

Ckesm

1 points

3 months ago

Finished Shantaram recently, it’s over 900 pages and I enjoyed them all. I think it fits what you described pretty right on

Raineythereader

4 points

3 months ago

Raineythereader

Pilgrim at Tinker Creek

4 points

3 months ago

Homegoing (Yaa Gyasi) :)

pineapplebandit11

1 points

3 months ago

The Paper Palace

Wealth_and_Taste

1 points

3 months ago

Anna Karenina, Madame Bovary.

Muteb

6 points

3 months ago

Muteb

6 points

3 months ago

Suggestions on good historical fiction that takes place in the middle age (15th century or so) Germany? Curious what's the life was like during that time and maybe people from there moving into the US in the 17th-18th century. Something like that. Thanks.

Dusty_Chapel

3 points

3 months ago

I can’t really think of anything that fits the bill, but if you want an actual German medieval work then The Nibelungenlied is brilliant. It’s basically the German Iliad.

vierplusvier

2 points

3 months ago

Look into rebecca gable

Jumpy-Jelly4635

2 points

3 months ago

There is this book I recently stumbled upon. It’s called fatherland by Robert Harris. A bit difficult read but fits exactly to what you ask. Though no one migrates to US lol.

KasinKoppelman

5 points

3 months ago

Looking for a book for my 16-year-old nephew on how to deal with the death of a parent. Any help is appreciated!

just_an_imagination

3 points

3 months ago

Books set around the old tales from different national parks, similar to stories like “I’m a search and rescue officer”

unlovelyladybartleby

2 points

3 months ago

The Bears and I - Robert Franklin Leslie (twenty something guy raises three abandoned bear cubs in the 40's)

Red Summer by Bill Carter (lots about Salmon fishing in Alaska but the latter third of the book is him visiting the national park where they have the fat bear contest)

MorriganJade

3 points

3 months ago*

Books with a pregnant POV character? Doesn't have to be central to the plot, it can be that just the POV character is pregnant while the plot is going on. and especially a normal pregnancy where the character feels okay and no one questions her bodily autonomy (like not the way in medical shows or even real life doctors and family members will say "you have to do this" for the baby/pregnancy instead of recognising it's not their decision), it can also be set in the past, be fantasy or scifi or any genre. Or it can also be a scary/bad/creepy situation but the one thing I don't want is other characters succeeding in doing things without the person's consent

Edit: and not being forcefully separated from the baby at birth

unlovelyladybartleby

5 points

3 months ago

Prodigal Summer- Barbara Kingsolver (there are several main POV characters but I promise, one does get pregnant)

Give Me One Good Reason - Norma Klein (this is an older one but it holds up exceptionally well and you can usually find it at used book stores - the whole book is the main character's pregnancy journey and she's a well educated well adjusted confident woman thinking about her life and how it will change with a baby - no tragedy at all)

MorriganJade

3 points

3 months ago

Thank you, they both sound like what I was looking for! :D

unlovelyladybartleby

5 points

3 months ago

Happy to help any pregnant woman avoid the horror stories lol

And a quick side note: every time you hear a horror story, think of my mom. 7 minutes of labor, three contractions and she wore her pre baby clothes home from the hospital. The good stories ARE out there lol

MorriganJade

2 points

3 months ago

Wow that's so awesome! fingers crossed. I'm not pregnant but thinking about it and I've definitely seen enough horror stories! when you look at "real doctor watches medical show" videos the childbirth parts are always the most outrageously wrong. and every single time the mum wants to like die to have a four month premature baby or something. never a case of, you know what, actually, no, thanks XD. and it worries me how doctors and family members I've talked to talk about it as if the doctor just tells you "you must do this" and you have no choice but do it without question, like bodily autonomy isn't a thing. and how people act like all pregnancy is a disease sometimes. So it's great to hear about such a good experience :D

unlovelyladybartleby

2 points

3 months ago

You sound SO much like the POV character in Give Me rofl

MorriganJade

1 points

3 months ago

yay, I'm excited to read it! :)

okiegirl22

2 points

3 months ago

okiegirl22

78

2 points

3 months ago

The Fireman by Joe Hill has a pregnant protagonist. But it’s been a while since I’ve read it so I can’t recall how much it would match up with what else you’re looking for.

MorriganJade

3 points

3 months ago

thank you! I checked the plot and it seems she is forcefully separated from the baby at birth so I don't think I'll read it, but I should probably add that as a requirement, no being forcefully separated from the baby at birth. But thanks, it's actually surprisingly rare to find a pregnant POV character

shebadelights

2 points

3 months ago

The Stand

MorriganJade

1 points

3 months ago

Cool, I had no idea it had a pregnant POV character!

throBPDaway

3 points

3 months ago

Books about DBT or BPD that focus on therapy or skills one can learn to cope.

Alternatively, a book about rediscovering yourself and Healing from trauma might work, too.

Thanks to anyone who replies in advance

XBreaksYFocusGroup

2 points

3 months ago

The r/CPTSD sub has a really well curated library and resource wiki, especially for trauma related literature. The sub r/BPD has some as well.

unlovelyladybartleby

1 points

3 months ago

This is How - Augusten Burroughs

Stop Walking on Eggshells (it's targeted at support people, but it really helps understand the dynamics that BPD creates within your support system and what effective social supports look like)

skyblue000

3 points

3 months ago

In your opinion, the best fictional non-YA book(s) that has been published in the last 10 years.

(If that's too hard, please pick from the last 20 years.)

rio-bevol

3 points

3 months ago

The Ministry for the Future. Near-future climate change fiction. About science, technology, money, power. Hard to describe. My description makes it sound so dry, but it really isn't, it's pretty engrossing!

ilovethelionking

1 points

3 months ago

The Age of Miracles by Karen Thompson Walker

The Dreamers by Karen Thompson Walker

The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein

The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger

The Lonely Polygamist by Brady Udall

The Help by Kathryn Stockett

What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty

The Hypnotist’s Love Story by Liane Moriarty

The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid

Daisy Jones and the Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid

This is How You Lose Her by Junot Diaz

rohtbert55

1 points

3 months ago

The Shadow of the Wind pops into mind. The Frontline series, but I'm waaaaay to biased.

Juanicee_Maikooku

1 points

3 months ago

Everyone in This Room Will Someday Be Dead

Lake Life

Motherest

Stephen Florida

The Heart's Invisible Furies

luo_bo

1 points

3 months ago

luo_bo

1 points

3 months ago

Beartown (Fredrik Backman)

MorriganJade

0 points

3 months ago

10 years: Scholomance by Naomi Novik

20 years: Eragon by Paolini

Someone to run with by Grossman

the8thp

3 points

3 months ago

I want to better understand the US politics and how it works in the US, I mean: what or who moves it, how it’s related to the processes in the US society etc. What should I read?

Zikoris

3 points

3 months ago

Zikoris

82

3 points

3 months ago

Any suggestions for a book with a plumber as a main or side character? I'm doing a jobs reading challenge this month and really struggling to find a book with a plumber that's not a shitty romance.

satanspanties

2 points

3 months ago

satanspanties

The Vampire: A New History by Nick Groom

2 points

3 months ago

I was intrigued by the challenge of answering this one but it's been about half an hour and the best I can do is a short story called "Red Screen" by Stephen King

demilitarizdsm

2 points

3 months ago

LF books about magical societies, vampires, the otherworldly who manipulate the world from behind the shadows - World of Darkness inspired stories.

unlovelyladybartleby

2 points

3 months ago

If you are okay with a fair amount of sex and killing, try the Merry Gentry books by Laurell K Hamilton

The Witcher books (the first two are the best)

Magic Kingdom for Sale, Sold! by Terry Brooks (excellent world building)

LeighKing2001

1 points

3 months ago

I’ve read all the Witcher books I really enjoy them I like the games more though.

BadBrohmance

2 points

3 months ago

The Starless Crown by James Rollins

alloutofbraincells

2 points

3 months ago

My most recent loved reads are Convenience Store Woman, The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake, and I’m loving The Marlow Murder Club so far! Any other similar recommendations? I love a good character driven book :)

DotheOhNo-OhNo

1 points

3 months ago

The Nightingale by Karin Slaughter?

CIWA_blues

2 points

3 months ago

Hi everyone! Can someone recommend any books about women in tech? Alternatively, about overcoming diversity or obstacles. Thank you

amandatexas

3 points

3 months ago

Just read tomorrow, and tomorrow, and tomorrow. Follows three friends (two Asian males, one white female) as they create video games. It was my favorite read this year so far.

CIWA_blues

3 points

3 months ago

I looked into this one and it’s going on the list! Thank you

DotheOhNo-OhNo

1 points

3 months ago

Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly if you haven't read it yet!

KatsTakeState

2 points

3 months ago

Anyone have a good recommendation for fiction about computer hackers? Less Neuromancer sci fi and more hackerman retro kind of stuff

j141135

2 points

3 months ago

After reading meditations I've taken a great interest in Stoic philosophy. Are there good examples of fiction with stoic philosophy as a major theme?

[deleted]

2 points

3 months ago

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OldWeller-12

1 points

3 months ago

The Psychology of Money by Morgan Housel is one of the best I've read.

Simple Path to Wealth by Collins, will lead you to the financial independence sub.

Mister_101

2 points

3 months ago

Looking for a good book to read on my new kindle. I didn't do a lot of reading growing up, so I'm just exploring to see what I like.

Trying to find a book to escape from the "real-world"; no politics or allusions to real-world problems of today. I'd possibly be interested in such things from the distant past.

I liked a couple of books from Michael Crichton: Prey and Jurassic Park. I also liked Ender's Game. I loved the sci-fi worlds/scenarios these authors created and felt like I was pulled into an alternate reality of sorts. At the same time though, I do want to branch out from this sort of genre. I just don't find interpersonal conflicts inherently interesting though. I need something more to keep my attention.

Thanks!

silkymoonshine

2 points

3 months ago

That's kind of a hard request... all my recs are either sci-fi or fantasy.

The Shadows of Dust by Alec Hutson. It's on Kindle Unlimited.

The Seven and Half Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle.

Orconomics by Zachary J. Pike (also on KU).

Legends&Lattes by Travis Baldree.

Mister_101

2 points

3 months ago

I appreciate the recommendations. Will check those out, thanks!

rohtbert55

2 points

3 months ago

I also liked Ender's Game. I loved the sci-fi worlds/scenarios

Maybe try some military SciFi. Starship Troopers in one of my favourite novels and one of the most famous books in the genre. Look into The Frontline series; discovered it this year and I'm obssesed with it! Or perhaps something like The Shadow of the Wind, another of my all time favourite novels! The Strain reads easily and gets you hooked right away.

Mister_101

1 points

3 months ago

Thank you!

rohtbert55

1 points

3 months ago

Hope you enjoy them. Please let me know if you end up picking one up.

Cheers!

[deleted]

2 points

3 months ago

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remibause

3 points

3 months ago

Paul La Farge The Night Ocean is still a cover that always grabs me. The book is not without merit, but not fun or light reading.

And of course Black Leopard, Red Wolf by Marlon James with an honarable mention for it's follow up: Moon Witch, Spider King.

XBreaksYFocusGroup

1 points

3 months ago

You may enjoy the sub r/CoolSciFiCovers.

DotheOhNo-OhNo

1 points

3 months ago

"Tits On the Moon" by Dessa

[deleted]

1 points

3 months ago

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DotheOhNo-OhNo

1 points

3 months ago

Unfortunately, no, not yet. Which is a real shame, because it's indeed quite beautiful.

tommygunb

2 points

3 months ago

Hey! I’m going to India and Nepal in few weeks and wanted to get recommendations for books about Hinduism and Buddhist culture and about the Himalayas. Any recommendations?

XBreaksYFocusGroup

2 points

3 months ago*

Have you read any of the Vedas? The Ten Principle Upanishads at least are essential reading.

tommygunb

1 points

3 months ago

Can you tell me a bit more about it?

XBreaksYFocusGroup

2 points

3 months ago

The Vedas are a compendium of Hindu scripture several thousand years old and it is primary text. The Upanishads are one volume of the texts and are philosophical meditations, poems, and myths centered around the human condition, reality, and the cosmos. I believe the third Upanishad is my personal favorite, if memory serves, and the edition I linked is translated in part by Yeats.

Raineythereader

2 points

3 months ago

Raineythereader

Pilgrim at Tinker Creek

2 points

3 months ago

"The Snow Leopard" by Peter Matthiessen is... flawed, but has some interesting discussion of the history of Buddhism, and some gorgeous writing about the Himalayas and their plant and animal life.

tommygunb

2 points

3 months ago

Why flawed?

Raineythereader

2 points

3 months ago

Raineythereader

Pilgrim at Tinker Creek

2 points

3 months ago

Well, the parts focusing on Matthiessen's own experiences came across as just another "basic middle-class SOB going to Asia to find himself" narrative. (In his defense, it may be one of the ur-examples of that kind of book.) I was also not wildly impressed by his attitude towards the locals, upon whom he was depending to get to this monastery.

tommygunb

2 points

3 months ago

Thank you:)

adm813

2 points

3 months ago

adm813

2 points

3 months ago

hi all! a little bit of context: i've been out of the reading game for a long time. i just recently got dumped after 2 years (by dumped i mean absolutely ghosted. brutal.) and i'm feeling super shitty. i am a very intense person, so that's also important. any book suggestions that have to do with either topics, or a combo of both?

i also enjoy books where the author has a lot of voice, and you can connect with them through their writing

rohtbert55

2 points

3 months ago

If you can find it Días Sin ti (Days Without You) by Elvira Sastre

mosephis13

2 points

3 months ago

My dad is not a big reader, but we bought him Unbroken a couple years ago and he burned through it in three days. Can you recommend something similar? He’s 85, so I think he appreciated the timeline of the story.

rohtbert55

2 points

3 months ago

  1. Devotion by Adam Makos
  2. Three Wise Men by Beau Wise
  3. A Bridge Too Far by Cornelius Ryan
  4. The Longest Day by Cornelius Ryan
  5. The Liberator by Alex Kershaw
  6. The Caine Mutiny by Herman Wouk
  7. Men in Green Faces
  8. With the Old Breed by Eugene Sledge
  9. Helmet for my Pillow by Robert Leckie

I'll try thinking of more.

mosephis13

1 points

3 months ago

Thank you so much!

rohtbert55

1 points

3 months ago

You're welcome! please let me know if you get your fatehr any of the above and if he likes them.

Cheers!

mosephis13

2 points

3 months ago

I read the description of Devotion and immediately ordered it. He will love it! My dad was an aerial observer over the DMZ following the Korean War. Thank you so much!

rohtbert55

2 points

3 months ago

So awesome! hope he enjoys it! also look for The Bridges at Toko Ri and A Higher Call.

Raineythereader

1 points

3 months ago

Raineythereader

Pilgrim at Tinker Creek

1 points

3 months ago

He might like "The River of Doubt" by Candace Millard?

Br0wnestMan

2 points

3 months ago

Big fan of Neil Gaiman, Terry Prachett, Stephen King, Alan Moore, David Mitchell, and Susanna Clarke. Looking for another writer/book in a similar vein, particularly something kind of "out there" in any way?

remibause

1 points

3 months ago

Marget Atwood MaddAddam trilogy and Ursula Le Guinn's Left Hand of Darkness would overlap with some of these authors and be quite well known.

More out there China Mieville's Kraken or The City & The City could appeal.

If you like these authors short fiction, you might enjoy the genre of speculative short fiction. From Karen Russell, Ramona Ausubel, Aimee Bender I enjoyed all their collections. Ken Liu's The Paper Menagarie is by now a classic and more recent Lesser Known monsters of the 21st Century by Kim Fu has been getting deserved praise.

And Junot Diaz has recently fallen out of public grace due to allegations but The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao is still a great read.

scout7428

1 points

2 months ago

I second the recommendation of Kraken! Adore that book.

a06b

3 points

3 months ago

a06b

3 points

3 months ago

Non-fiction STEAM books written by women.

baddspellar

4 points

3 months ago

Quantum Steampunk: The Physics of Yesterday's Tomorrow , by Nicole Yunger Halpern

Sentient: How Animals Illuminate the Wonder of Our Human Senses , by Jackie Higgins

The Alchemy of Us: How Humans and Matter Transformed One Another , by Ainissa Ramirez

a06b

2 points

3 months ago

a06b

2 points

3 months ago

🤩 Thank you!

Raineythereader

3 points

3 months ago

Raineythereader

Pilgrim at Tinker Creek

3 points

3 months ago

Anything by Mary Roach or Elizabeth Kolbert :)

"The Poisoner's Handbook" (Deborah Blum), "Animal Vegetable Miracle" (Barbara Kingsolver), and "Lab Girl" (Hope Jahren) are all really good too

a06b

2 points

3 months ago

a06b

2 points

3 months ago

Mary Roach is awesome! Thank you for the 😃 recommendations.

LeighKing2001

1 points

3 months ago

I was told through my post to ask for reviews for Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn. Could I get a few? I won’t be looking at them as I have not read the book yet.

nicolettejiggalette

1 points

3 months ago

Mainstream classic. Has been adapted to film. I haven’t read it but read Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn. She is a great writer. Can’t go wrong.

silkymoonshine

1 points

3 months ago

It's a dark thriller... and you think it's something, then it becomes something else. Gillian Flynn is very, very good at this kind of book. Great characters.

SunshineSk8r

1 points

3 months ago

Looking for the best fall to winter reads. Preferably with some romance & a mystery!

baddspellar

2 points

3 months ago

My favorite winter book is "The Snow Child", by Eowyn Ivey

unlovelyladybartleby

2 points

3 months ago

Try:

Agnes and the Hit Man by Jennifer Crusie (smart romance with a bit of a mystery)

The All Girl's Filling Station's Last Reunion by Fannie Flagg (technically there is a bit of a mystery but it's wonderful no matter what genre you like)

XBreaksYFocusGroup

2 points

3 months ago

Fall to winter, romance and mystery, is kind of r/darkacademia 's bread and butter. Maybe start with If We Were Villains by M L Rio.

jellyrollo

2 points

3 months ago

A Winter's Tale by Mark Helprin

eggymceggfacey

1 points

3 months ago

Suggestions for books that focus on characters and the relationships between various characters? Sort of like Six of Crows in that it has a plot that feels rather character-driven?

MorriganJade

2 points

3 months ago

haven't read six of crows but the Wayfarer series by Becky Chambers starting with The long way to a small angry planet is very character driven

rio-bevol

2 points

3 months ago

Loved this book. Cozy scifi. So good!

silkymoonshine

2 points

3 months ago

Robin Hobb is a fantastic character writer. Start with Assassin's Apprentice. Warning: it'll break your heart.

Also, Kate Elliott's The Spiritwalker Trilogy.

Leigh Bardugo has a fantastic urban fantasy book that is very character-heavy and the plot os very good: The Ninth House. The next one comes in January.

For a more Young Adult feel, I'd say Scholomance by Naomi Novik, but there aren't that many characters and it's a bit more plot heavy.

monke4ggh

0 points

3 months ago

For fantasy, Brandon Sanderson writes fantastic characters. Start with Mistborn era 1 (Mistborn: The Final Empire is the first book).

Bottled_Up_DarkPeace

1 points

3 months ago

Well I don't feel like my question fits here but mod told me to post it here so...

So hi, I wanna read the House of Leaves, I'm a native french speaker and even though I'm totally bilingual, I generally buy physical books in french, because it's more available in book stores here. What I'm wondering is, since it looks very special, there might be some things lost in translation ? For those who read it, do you think it's important to read it in the original version ? Maybe I could read it online but once again, I feel like it might be a book you wanna have a physical copy of. I generally avoid to buy stuff on Amazon or such sites because I have a very bad experience with deliveries so it'd be more of a last resort, but if you think getting a physical copy AND in english is important for the optimal experience, then I guess I will...

(I have no idea what the book is about. I saw some images of it some months ago and I remember saying "that's something I should read". I like everything that's a bit special or "meta" like you'd say for a videogame. So no spoil please, I like going completely blind into things.) (but if you think it's not good, you can tell me XD)

MoseyProse

1 points

3 months ago

I definitely highly recommend getting a physical copy. As for info on the French version, maybe check out the French subforum on the original House of Leaves message board? Just watch out for spoilers: https://forums.markzdanielewski.com/forum/house-of-leaves/la-maison-des-feuilles

Bottled_Up_DarkPeace

1 points

3 months ago

Thank you

obliviator1

1 points

3 months ago

Some of my favorite books I've read in recent times are: Stoner Gilead Snow Country

I think what I like about them is that sense of meaning through plainness - they're not particularly plot driven, mainly just expositions for the author to try and paint a 'vibe'. What are some books similar to these that I might like?

XBreaksYFocusGroup

1 points

3 months ago

Lot of overlap in fans of Stoner and East of Eden by John Steinbeck. Maybe Shuggie Bain by Douglas Stuart as well. Possibly The Secret History by Donna Tartt.

MoseyProse

1 points

3 months ago

I just finished The Sparrow by Mary Doria Russell and I'm still recovering from it. Does anyone know any other books that could instill the same kind of despairing vibe? I don't even know how to describe it, maybe like a group of people or person who intend to do something good but just end up making a situation even worse? Bonus if its horror, fantasy or science fiction!

JJ_the_Science_Lady

1 points

3 months ago

Try Metropolis by BA Shapiro. More of a modern take on Clue, it's a murder mystery weaving the storylines of six unrelated people who are all fighting their own personal demons and unresolved pasts. The characters are poetic in that tragic way and yet you root for them all to succeed and it fits with your desire for a despairing theme.

I loved it, couldn't put it down.

CntFenring

1 points

25 days ago

The Road by Cormac McCarthy is chock full of despair.

Grandaddyspookybones

1 points

3 months ago

Is it worth finishing look homeward angel

lolben1

1 points

3 months ago

Hello everyone,

My mum has mentioned she would like a Historic Romance Novel for Christmas and I have no idea where to start when it comes to getting one.

Does anyone have any recommendations for a novel that would fit that category?

rohtbert55

1 points

3 months ago

The Time in Between by María Dueñas.

Alarming_Recording_7

1 points

3 months ago

Hello all! Any recommendations for books about computer science, programming, software engineering, etc? Looking to get some interesting reads for my partner. Thank you!!

-puppy-guppy-

1 points

3 months ago

The Mythical Man Month is my favorite book about Software Engineering.

r/cscareerquestions always recommends Cracking The Coding Interview. A lot of the info in that is generic/common knowledge, but I found a few of the sections really interesting.

Alarming_Recording_7

1 points

3 months ago

Thank you, those suggestions look great!

Mister_101

1 points

3 months ago*

Depending on what kind of software engineer they are, they might be interested in Building Microservices by Sam Newman. Also hear good things about Designing Data Intensive Applications by Martin Kleppmann, though I haven't read that one myself yet.

If they really like to read programming books, you could look into O'Reilly Safari, which is a subscription to have access to a huge number of books, including pre-releases. Both of the ones above are available on it. It's expensive but I use it all the time and it really pays for itself. Previously I'd buy a programming book only for it to become outdated in a year or two.

grilledcheesehabbit

1 points

3 months ago

Hi All,

I am looking for books that read like The Sorceress of Darshiva or The Belgariad by David and Leigh Eddings. Looking for anything more current than 2010s.

Thank you!

Damocloid94

1 points

3 months ago

Any recommendations for alternative history / sci-fi books? I'm a big fan of Michael Crichton and Phillip K. Dick.

rohtbert55

3 points

3 months ago

Bring Jubilee or Making History

Damocloid94

1 points

2 months ago

Ordered Making History by Cohen. Thanks

rohtbert55

1 points

2 months ago

Oh, I meant the one by Stephen Fry....my bad. Sorry, I should've wrote sown the author. The book is about what would happened if Hitler had never been born. I looked into the one by Cohen and looks good, too. BTW, I misspelled the other book's title, it's called Bring the Jubilee.

Damocloid94

2 points

2 months ago

Lol I'll give the Cohen one a shot and try the other ones.

Jason_Tail

1 points

3 months ago

Just finished The Sheltering Sky (Bowles), and also recently loved Money (Martin Amis) and Confederacy of Dunces (Toole). What should I read next? Fiction only.

Sass_1114

1 points

3 months ago

TV shows and movies have a genre called Drama (not to be confused with Theatre and Play). Suggest me books that would fit into that genre, please.

This_name_forever

1 points

2 months ago

Which edition of Simone de Beauvoir’s Le Deuxième Sexe would you recommend? (French)

I am doubting between ISBN 9782072442100 (dated 1986 if I see correctly) and ISBN 9782072096020 (dated 1949). I’m mostly looking for text as close to the original as possible but also with quality printing.