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    amandarox4eva
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    I need to find some more good books to read that are very interesting and I told you i will reccomend some so here are my top five…

    1. House by frank Peretti and Ted Dekker

    2. Glass by Ellen Hopkins

    3. The Last Song by Nicholas Sparks

    4. Crank by Ellen Hopkins

    5. Twilight Series by Stephanie Myeres

    #575652
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    have u read HOST by stephanie meyer! warning tho it took me a while to get into it as it has a bit of a slow start but stick with it cos its ace!

    #575653
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    I just finished “The Lost Symbol” by Dan Brown and enjoyed it. Also love the Diana Gabaldon “Outlander” series of books.

    #575654
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    under the tuscan sun

    #575655
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    A child called it

    a man named dave

    (both by dave pelzer)

    mommy’s little angel

    and thats all i got for now all three are very interesting. they are in the true crime genre so if you like that genre they are a must. however, they are all very tearfilled books have napkins ready.

    #575656
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    fizzyfangs
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    my sisters keeper (have tissues at the ready)

    #575657
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    the entire series of “the Sword of Truth”!… AWESOME!…. these are the series that the TV shows “Legends of the Seeker” (filmed in NZ) were based on!… great SCI-Fantisy!…. Love them!

    #575658
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    wow, I completely forgot about books this summer…Okay, some have read it and it is not for everyone but I loved The Brief History of the Dead by Kevin Brockmeier…great read

    #575659
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    hhhhhhhhhh333
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    I like the book Sabrina. Its about a cat and her life.

    #575660
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    The Story of Edgar Sawtelle (one of my favorite books of ALL time)

    The Last Child

    The Thirteenth Tale

    Room

    I absolutely love to escape into the world of books and it is hard for me to pick a select few, but these are all amazing!

    #575661
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    dirtymartiniqueen
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    Some of of my very favorites are:

    PS I Love You by Cecelia Ahern

    Three Wishes by Barbara Delinsky

    The Mirror by Marlys Millhiser

    #575662
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    A child called it

    and

    The lost boy

    and

    A man named Dave all by Dave Pelzer are by FAR my fav!

    Another great one is The Lost Years by Kristina ( something? ) idk

    I love real life true stories and these 4 books are about the authors life and definently VERY VERY GOOD and touching!

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    out of the books you chose i would chooses the twilight series and if you like that then i would reccomend the night world series. i am currently reading them now and they are awsome. the night world series is by a woman called l.j.smith

    #575664
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    JerseyJoan
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    Homer’s Odyssey

    #575665
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    Commune
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    the one about the blind cat?

    #575666
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    JerseyJoan
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    Homer is the blind cat – it’s a really good read!

    Check out the TDK book club section – you can get more ideas. There are several discussions on books we read as a virtual group, so you can get more info on the books. (By the way, that was fun, can we do that again?)

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    I apologize because I know someone on here spoke of reading a series by George R.R. Martin–A Storm of Swords I believe it is called, but I can’t remember who. There are 5 books and I downloaded them all on my Kindle. I don’t mind telling you that about 1/3 of the way through the first book I was cussin’ my rear off–didn’t think I would ever get to a place where I recognized all of the characters and how they related to each other and I spent about $40 to own them–WELL, I humbly admit I was wrong–once I got the hang of the way they were written/organized, well I can hardly put it down. Now I am GLAD that I have more to go, ’cause I couldn’t stand to let these characters go just yet. I need to know how their stories end up! This is definitely a fantasy series, so if dragons and necromancers and warring factions aren’t your thing you won’t like them, but they are superbly well written and really make your mind work to dance between the characters. Wonderful series!

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    Hi i enjoy reading but here are a few of my favoutite books that i think everyone should read 1/ pappilion 2/ shantaram 3/ a mote in gods eye 4 /jonathan livingstone seagull 4/ phules company ( is an easy but enjoyable read ) 5/ the golden torc ( is a 3 part series (fantasy ))

    I really liked pappilion (shantaram is in the same style but different ) but they are all good , i hope u read pappilion though its awsome . ( the second book “banco” isnt any where near as good )

    #575669
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    My other fave is anything written by Maria V. Snyder, again a fantasy author, but wow! I have read everything I could find by here and often search Amazon to see if she has anything new.

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    JerseyJoan
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    I just downloaded “War Horse” – haven’t read it.

    Last year I read and thoroughly enjoyed “Water for Elephants”

    #575671
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    The Black Dagger Brotherhood by JR Ward :)I amazing seriesss

    #575672
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    Marnet
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    Fiction: The Cadfael series by Ellis Peters

    The Wikipedia link about the books is http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cadfael

    Non-fiction: History books written by Barbara Tuchman

    The Wikepedia link about the author and listing her books is http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barbara_Tuchman

    The Cadfael books are wonderful mystery novels which are very well written literature set in a rich historical period with well developed, engaging characters and interesting mysteries being solved. Good, fun, excellent fiction by a talented author.

    Babara Tuchman’s non-fiction history books are informative, well written and read with the page turning interest normally found only in quality novels. If you like reading history at all, you will never be bored reading one of her books. And if you’ve never liked reading history, I urge you to at least try “A Distant Mirror” as one of the most fascinating, fun books I’ve ever read every bit as engaging as the best novel.

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    Oh, I second, third, jillionth the recommendation of the Cadfael series – they’re wonderful!

    #575674
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    The Hunger Games (Suzzane Collins)

    Austin-Stoner Files (Stephen Bly)

    Horse Dreasm (Stephen Bly)

    Your Cat (Dr. Elizabeth Hodgekins, DVM)

    #575675
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    Renee in Arkansas
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    Just about anything by [Anna Macaffee, Mercedes Lackey or Jean Auel ] or you can check out these sites to read books online

    Classic Reader Read Free Classic Books Online

    [ http://www.classicreader.com/book/95/ ]

    http://www.gutenberg.org/catalog/

    http://www.baen.com/library/defaultTitles.htm

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    The Shadow Trilogy by Chris Clairmount (it’s the book squeals to the movie Willow, sooooo good! I literally killed my paperback copies and had to buy them in hardback)

    I also enjoyed Dibs: In Search of Self by M. Axline, really goo story about a neglected little boy.

    If you happen to be a star wars fan I love the Timothy Zhan trilogy and the X-wing series, both talk about what happens after Return of the Jedi.

    I also recommend anything by Anne McCaffery or Jean Auel, though my favorite McCaffery books are probably The White Dragon and Freedom’s Landing. I like strong female characters!

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    I’m a huge Anne Rice fan – I’ve read all her books, they take up a few shelves in my library. All the vampire fanfare lately has somewhat disappointed me . . .

    I like to read entire collections of authors. I tend to grieve when I’ve read them all and then there is nothing left.

    I loved Anne Rice in particular because of the way she creates a scene in your minds’ eye, and the way she crafts a story so you never really know what is going to happen next. I find with most ‘popular’ books that the plotlines can be figured out within the first few chapters, and then I get bored . . .

    Does anyone know of a good collection by an author that I could delve into?

    #575678
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    Skyron, several collections I can think of are:

    The Cadfael series by Ellis Peters

    Some of the most enjoyable reading I’ve ever run across.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cadfael

    The Cat Who books by Lillian Jackson Braun.

    A total of some 20 or so books. It is lightweight fun reading.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cat_Who_series

    The Navajo tribal police mystery series by Tony Hillerman

    Not heavy literature but good reading with a glimpse into a different culture.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tony_hillerman

    The series featuring the British police detective Adam Dagliesh by the author P.D. James. She also has numerous other books.

    http://www.randomhouse.com/features/pdjames/library.html

    William X. Kienzle was the author of twenty-four crime fiction/mystery novels featuring Father Robert Koesler, a Catholic priest who doubles as a detective.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Kienzle

    A series of murder mysteries set in Washington D.C. with a recurring cast of regular characters written by Margaret Truman.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Margaret_Truman

    Several related series of clean thriller novels by Clive Cussler.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clive_Cussler

    There is also a very popular author Laurell K. Hamilton who has written some 20 books in a fantasy series about vampires. She lives here in St. Louis. I’ve met her several times as we have mutual friends. She has a huge international following. I cannot personally vouch for her books as it is a genre I simply do not read despite the slight personal connection to her. But I do know she is widely read.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laurell_K._Hamilton

    #575679
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    I’ve just discovered LuAnne Rice and enjoy her books. A lot about relationships of friends and family. Marnet I have read and really liked some of the collections you have listed. I am going to give the ones I haven’t read a try since I see you have a similar taste in mysteries. Joan, I would like very much to get the book club going again. I really enjoyed it and broadened my reading horizons since I would have never thought to read some of the books we read. There was only one that I didn’t like.

    #575680
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    Oooh, when pay day arrives, I shall be amazon-ing . . .

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