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Happy Tuesday, Wormies! I can’t believe it’s almost the end of the month! Time does fly so fast, right?
As you know, I mostly read historical romance but I have read other genres that were so far from romance that I can’t believe I actually read and enjoyed it! So, I will be sharing those books here!
Michael Crichton’s sci-fi books are so far beyond the realm of romance that I can’t even believe that I read them! I have read a number of his highly technical sci-fi books when I was in 6th grade and I absolutely LOVE them!
Now, I read YA sci-fi just for fun. I mean, highly technical sci-fi is just not my thing anymore because I feel that they are too heavy with techy stuff.
When I was a freshman in high school (that is 7th grade here in the US), I read these two books. WOW! I probably won’t read these types of books again because they are just too damn depressing but I have to say, I enjoyed reading them way back when.
When I was in Nursing school, I picked Toxin from my shelf. My mom had been sending me random books and this was in the pile. Well. Let’s just say that this was such a revelation. I also read another book in high school A Case of Need because I was a fan of Michael Crichton. Let’s just say that medical thrillers are why I love watching medical dramas on TV (and also reality based medical shows). But I probably will not read any more of these type of books, though.
Have you read any of these books?
Do you have books that you read but you can’t believe that you did?
Ooh I’ve always kinda wondered if Sphere was good. I love the premise. Jurassic Park is the only Crichton book I’ve read, but I liked it.
Toxin looks kinda good, I’m kind of intrigued by medical thrillers. I think I saw the Coma movie too, I think Robin Cook wrote that book? Maybe…
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It’s weird but really good. I’ve only read it once and I won’t read it again! LOL it was too technical for me. Toxin is a bit graphic and it features a doctor whose daughter was the victim. I don’t know anything about Coma and I haven’t seen the movie, too.
Kathy @ My Nook, Books & More says
I skipped this weeks topic because I couldn’t think of any books lol. But I haven’t read a lot of adult science fiction. I prefer YA science fiction since it’s usually easier for me to grasp lol. I am curious about Michael Crichton since I loved some of the Jurassic Park movies.
Oh yeah! I totally agree with you! I prefer YA sci-fi because the adult ones are just too technical for me. I remember one of the intro chapters in Jurassic Park. Life at the Edge of Chaos and it basically went over through all the periods of evolution and it basically glazed my mind. I was 12 so… LOL But Michael Crichton is an awesome author. I read a number of his books that I should have featured on here but I decided not to. The books are Jurassic Park, The Lost World, Congo, Sphere, and Timeline. I would say that a lot of his books have been made into movies. He also wrote Westworld (HBO), btw.
Daniela Ark says
I haven’t read any Sheldon Books yet! I didn’t know were kinda depressing! 🙂 I can’t picture me reading Jurassic Park either 😀
LOL yeah.. some of them are pretty messed up! But Michael Crichton is AMAZING!
Dannie @ RAPT says
I am a mystery & suspense reader all the way. Definitely not a huge fan of supernatural in books or those with historical aspects, but I found myself reading the Seven Sisters series from M.L. Bullock and loving every minute of it!
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I think it’s when we read books out of our comfort zone that really surprises us! I read a number of books that I normally would not read and fell in love with them!
Joann Downie says
Oh I enjoy Robin Cook, it’s been awhile since I read him though..Coma was my last read. I haven’t read Michael yet but I have several of his books on my want to read list.