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For February 2022 we'll be reading spy/espionage novels.
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For this month, we will be reading Spy/espionage novels.

Spy/espionage novels:
A genre of literature involving espionage as an important context or plot device, emerged in the early twentieth century, inspired by rivalries and intrigues between the major powers, and the establishment of modern intelligence agencies.
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For me the 1984 book, The Talbot Odyssey by Nelson Demille is one of the best Spy/Espionage/ Detective/Thriller book i have ever read. And i would recommend you to read it.
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Senay Tewelde wrote: 02 Feb 2022, 13:00 For me the 1984 book, The Talbot Odyssey by Nelson Demille is one of the best Spy/Espionage/ Detective/Thriller book i have ever read. And i would recommend you to read it.
I have read 1984 and loved it. :tiphat:
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I plan on reading The Conspiracy by John Hersey. I think it should qualify as a spy novel of sorts as it seems that it is about Nero and his secret police who felt that the "men of intellect" may have had it out for Nero. I'm assuming that the book likely deals with the secret police spying on the writers at the time. This book was on a shelf in my house growing up, but it wasn't until after high school that I realized that it was written by the same guy who wrote Hiroshima. I'm thinking (hoping) that it will be good! :shifty: :eusa-think:
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Bigwig1973 wrote: 04 Feb 2022, 23:52 I plan on reading The Conspiracy by John Hersey. I think it should qualify as a spy novel of sorts as it seems that it is about Nero and his secret police who felt that the "men of intellect" may have had it out for Nero. I'm assuming that the book likely deals with the secret police spying on the writers at the time. This book was on a shelf in my house growing up, but it wasn't until after high school that I realized that it was written by the same guy who wrote Hiroshima. I'm thinking (hoping) that it will be good! :shifty: :eusa-think:
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I recommend books by Robert Ludlum, Brad Thor, and Len Deighton which I have read and liked. And of course our own author, Jack Winnick whose books are on my reading list.
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I recently read Karen Cleveland's You Can Run, courtesy from Netgalley. It's fantastic, fast-paced, and has a surprising twist in the end.
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Looking through my bookshelves for some inspiration, I realize I've never really read many spy books. Aside from Stieg Larsson's Milennium series and some Dan Browns, it seems I've barely dipped my toe in the genre so this pick has some added appeal for me now!

I love Ken Follett's historical fiction - I will forever list Pillars of the Earth as one of my favorite book - but the guy does it as an aside to his spy/espionage novels. I was considering giving one of his a go, maybe Eye of the Needle...

BUT THEN!
*dun dun dun*

The feminist in me has noted that there is not one single female author on the entirety of GoodRead's Best Spy Novels list from 1-100! So Ken will just have to wait.

Give me some love true crime and a woman's perspective. I will be finding my selection for this month from CrimeRead's list of Eight Books Based on Real Female Spies :handgestures-thumbsup:

Anyone interested in reading one of the titles from that list (or another from a female author) and discussing as we go, let me know! :techie-studyinggray:
Happy Reading, friends! :D
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Sara Scott wrote: 10 Feb 2022, 17:02 Looking through my bookshelves for some inspiration, I realize I've never really read many spy books. Aside from Stieg Larsson's Milennium series and some Dan Browns, it seems I've barely dipped my toe in the genre so this pick has some added appeal for me now!

I love Ken Follett's historical fiction - I will forever list Pillars of the Earth as one of my favorite book - but the guy does it as an aside to his spy/espionage novels. I was considering giving one of his a go, maybe Eye of the Needle...

BUT THEN!
*dun dun dun*

The feminist in me has noted that there is not one single female author on the entirety of GoodRead's Best Spy Novels list from 1-100! So Ken will just have to wait.

Give me some love true crime and a woman's perspective. I will be finding my selection for this month from CrimeRead's list of Eight Books Based on Real Female Spies :handgestures-thumbsup:

Anyone interested in reading one of the titles from that list (or another from a female author) and discussing as we go, let me know! :techie-studyinggray:
Happy Reading, friends! :D
We have a buddy-read forum: Organize your own Read-A-Long!. You can also ask there. :tiphat:

Also, last month genre was: books by female authors.
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