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Old 07-12-2017, 06:54 PM   #21
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Almost Human: The Astonishing Tale of Homo Naledi and the Discovery That Changed Our Human Story by Lee Berger & John Hawks

Haven't read anything in the past couple of weeks as we were on holidays and too busy. Waiting on a book recommended to me called The Ministry of Utmost Happiness.
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Old 07-13-2017, 01:25 AM   #22
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last few top reads for me:

The Passage trilogy by Justin Cronin
A Constellation of Vital Phenomena by Anthony Marra
Dark Matter by Blake Crouch
The Unseen World by Liz Moore

I'm all over the road...
Loved this series. Great sci-fi concept with lots of deep characters and cool settings.
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Old 07-13-2017, 12:23 PM   #23
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Currently reading The Silk Roads: A New History of the World by Peter Frankopan. I'm about 1/4 into it, and it's a great book so far: very well-researched and rich with history. I'm continuously getting distracted and having to put it down, which is frustrating, but it's a very readable book and isn't too hard to get back into after picking it up again with weeks in between.

A similar book I read a few years ago was From Beirut to Jerusalem by Thomas Friedman, which lays out the origins of the Israel-Palestine conflict. This book was very much a retrospective of Friedman's time in the region, however, which worked for and against it: while it's a great primer, I recall feeling the book lacked scope.
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