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Fun books to read: Ballad of the Whiskey Robber…

Ballad of the Whiskey Robber, a fun book to read

Ballad of the Whiskey Robber, a fun book to read

Ballad of the Whiskey Robber: A True Story of Bank Heists, Ice Hockey, Transylvanian Pelt Smuggling, Moonlighting Detectives, and Broken Hearts  by Julian Rubinstein

With a subtitle like that, what’s left to say about it? This is one of those truth-stranger-than-fiction tales that’s just too crazy for anyone to make up. It’s also funnier than most fiction. You’ll fall in love with this hapless bandit, just like all of Hungary did! Check it out at Goodreads.

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Fun books to read: Sleepwalking in Paradise

Sleepwalking in Paradise, a fun book to read

Sleepwalking in Paradise, a fun book to read

Sleepwalking in Paradise by Andrew O. Dugas

This quirky tale is an homage to San Francisco, with offbeat characters just realistic enough that you might expect to find them in the neighborhoods the author describes with accuracy. Check it out at Goodreads.

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Fun books to read: And That’s Why I’m Single

And That's Why I'm Single, a fun book to read

And That’s Why I’m Single, a fun book to read

Post-Apocalyptic Nomadic Warriors by Josh Stern

How can anyone not want to read “the true life stories of a lovable rogue, a wiseass slacker, blind to consequence and a magnet for the bizarre”? “The story starts with his release from a 10 day prison stay in Strasbourg France—on a charge of ‘Extreme Stupidity’.” You know you want to. Go ahead.  Check it out at Goodreads.

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Fun books to read: Slick, by Daniel Price

Daniel Price's Slick: A fun book to read

Daniel Price’s Slick: A fun book to read

Slick by Daniel Price

What I liked most about this book was the unusual plot and quirky characters. I mean, who thinks of a publicist as a protagonist? Part crime, part failed romance, part caper, it’ll keep you guessing. Check it out at Goodreads.

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Fun books to read: Beat the Reaper

Beat the Reaper: a fun book to read

Josh Bazell’s Beat the Reaper: a fun book to read

Beat the Reaper by Josh Bazell

I absolutely loved this book, so much so, I read it three times. Witty, unpredictable, a hell of a lot of fun. Don’t miss it. Check it out at Goodreads.

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