I just finished the Martian. Better than the movie. I found it a quick read and enjoyed it but nothing deepJust started Project Hail Mary by Andy Weir, author of The Martian.
I read his other book, Artemis and I didn't think it was that great.
But so far this new one seems better.
Also read this year that is worth mentioning:
The Midnight Library by Matt Haig
The Effort by Claire Holroyde
The Future Is Yours by Dan Frey
Ready Player Two by Ernest Cline
I'm obviously a bit of a sci-fi fan.
Books > Movies.I don’t read much. I like to, but it literally puts me to sleep so I can only get through a page or two at time anymore.
if you like fantasy, I always suggest Dark Heart by Margaret Weis and David Baldwin. It’s a fantasy story set in contemporary times wrapped in a cop drama. It was supposed to be more than one book and the epilogue really set up the next book and it never materialized.
I went on a stint of reading books that were made into films. It helped me to choose something to read
John Dies At The End was such a blast to read. I didn’t know what to expect of it. I haven’t seen the movie and I’m on the fence about it since I enjoyed the book so much.
Fight Club is well worth a read. Pretty close to the film, in some ways, I like the move better.
The Princess Bride, if you liked the movie, the book offers a crazy amount of insight into the story. I actually made it through this one pretty quick.
My wife is a huge reader. Depending on how adventurous you feel she loves this book House Of Leaves. Two caveats. 1) it doesn’t read like a traditional book and 2) because of 1 you need to get a physical copy. I’m not sure there is an e-reader option, but from the way she describes it, it wouldn’t work in that format.
exceptions: One flew over the cuckoos nest, Up in the Air, Catch-22.
special mention again of Princess Bride both were good
also 25th Hr...I read book 1st and Spike Lee's visualization was just as I saw things when I read book
just picked this up at local library for $5 a bag (I gave $10)Good one. I thought it got a little weak towards the end but overall really like it. The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay is another Pulitzer winner I really enjoyed.
The Long Ships by Fans G Bengtsson is a great read. I'm rereading it right now and loving it all over again.
Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World by Jack Weatherford blew my mind. Really.
You Can't Win by Jack Black. Autobiography of a hobo/thief etc from the early 1900's. Another great read.
Dune. Love it every time I read it but can never even remember what happened afterwards. Would recommend. I guess.
Game of Thrones.
Walter Mosley mystery books. I only recently discovered him and I'm normally not a big fan of this genre I Love his characters.
Stephen Kings: 1963 something Kennedy. Time travel and love story with some SK scary bits. Not his usual but one of his better books (by a good bit)