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Old 04-06-2010, 08:29 PM   #81
 
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The Forest of Hands and Teeth and any of the Ellen Hopkins books. I think they're technically teen books, but I've recommended them to adults, and they loved them too!
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Loved the Sookie Series, the Twilight series, eh. The Black Dagger Brotherhood series by J.R. Ward, I'm devouring.

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I just now bought the BDB books 3 through whatever...and I go through them like you wouldn't believe. I didn't like the first one that much, but the second one had me hooked!
I'm up to book 6, book 7 is on the way. I'm already fretting about when I'm done! I'm waiting for book 8 to be released in MM paperback, so they're all the same. Ack, the hardcover doesn't even release till the end of the month.

Le sigh, Wrath is still my favorite, but I love reading them all. These are definitely my kind of vampires. MMM!
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"Crime and Punishment" by Fyodor Dostoevsky. Best book I have ever read in my life!
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Geroge R.R. Martin's series "A Song of Ice and Fire"
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The Mitch Rapp series by Vince Flynn. I'm itching to read one right now but I know if I start I'll never get any work done,lol
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Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel.

It's set during Henry VIII reign and Thomas Cromwell is the hero of the story, even though I know the historical outcome I still have to keep reading it just to know what happens next. It's really good.
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I'm surprised no one's mentioned Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta yet. This is one amazing book. It's about a 17-year-old girl named Taylor who's had some kind of difficult past, who tries to find her mother and make sense of her memories. And of course, the enigmatic Jonah shows up again, to add to it all. If you read this one, you have to keep going after page 100. It's a bit hard to follow up until that point, but it's totally worth it.

I think I'll re-read it; I've mentioned it, like, 4 times on this website :S

Also, try Saving Francesca. It's another amazing one by Marchetta.
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The Dresden Files by Jim Butcher. Starts with Storm Front and book 12 Changes just came out this month. If you saw the very very short lived tv series (12 eps) on Sci Fi in 2007 you got the gist but missed a LOT. Butcher usually puts the first couple of chapters on his website about a month before each is published:
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I'm not really into his Codex Alera books but they ended in Nov after book 6.

I also LOVE Sherrilyn Kenyon's Dark Hunters and Patricia Briggs' Mercy Thompson and Alpha & Omega series. A&O is a sort of spin off of Mercy.
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Dream Boy by Jim Grimsley. My god, that book is hauntingly beautiful.
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The Dresden Files by Jim Butcher. Starts with Storm Front and book 12 Changes just came out this month. If you saw the very very short lived tv series (12 eps) on Sci Fi in 2007 you got the gist but missed a LOT. Butcher usually puts the first couple of chapters on his website about a month before each is published:
http://jim-butcher.com/books/dresden/1/ch1/
I'm not really into his Codex Alera books but they ended in Nov after book 6.
Totally gotta ditto this. While I enjoyed books one and two, I was officially hooked with book three and have been a Harry Dresden junkie since. I always PREorder the novels.

Butcher has mad plotting skills, and he's got madder "ratcheting up the stakes" skills, so that once you're in, you're hooked and can't stop, because the complications and complexity of what's going on just keeps sharply rising. It's insane. It's the novel equivalent of a monster rollercoaster ride with a good friend.

I almost skipped the novels cause I hated the tv show. Boy, did that suck monkey hiney. But a fantasy-writer friend insisted I try it,and he was right. The novels are an amazing urban fantasy ride, with so much action, humor, big-stakes and ever-spiraling tension that if you can set it down and go to sleep, you're a much stronger person than I am.

I found the same effect with SPIN (a sci fi novel) and Ender's Game (also sci-fi) and Neverwhere (fantasy by Neil Gaiman) and The Cemetery Book (also Gaiman). Just had to keep, keep, keep reading.

The Lincoln Rhyme mystery/suspense novels also hooked me bad. I used to get the same "can't put it down" effect from Julie Garwood's historical novels and Anne Stuart's romantic suspense, but I haven't experienced that from those writers in many years.

I have thousands of books in my library, but as I got older, it was harder to keep my attention. So, when a novel does hook me, hurray.
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Old 05-25-2010, 06:41 PM   #91
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Genghis: Birth of an Empire byConn Iggulden.
This book is about the early life of one of the greatest conquerors in the world history, Gengis Khan. Temujin is born the second son of the Khan of Wolves, a Mongolian tribe living in the plains. During a visit to another tribe, the Khan is ambushed, wounded and died some days later. Temujin's family is then evicted from the tribe and left alone in the plains. However, Temujin survives. He learns to fight against natural and human threats. He unites the Mongolian wanderers under his banner, and step by step, he unites the Mongolian tribes and is becoming one of the strongest Khans of Mongolian plains.
This book is the first one of the new Conqueror series written by Conn Iggulden, who is the author of the Emperor series about Julius Caesar. Wolf of the plains is a really good read.
This sounds really interesting! I like learning about past conquerors.
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Stieg larson's books. I am buying the last of the saga on tomorrow!
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Stieg larson's books. I am buying the last of the saga on tomorrow!
Ooh yes, I agree. I'm about to start the 2nd one.
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Stieg larson's books. I am buying the last of the saga on tomorrow!
Ooh yes, I agree. I'm about to start the 2nd one.
Looooovvvvve this series go Lisbeth!!!
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I've only read The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, but I liked it!
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Lisbeth is an awesome character!
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Looooovvvvve this series go Lisbeth!!!
What are the Steig Larson books about?????
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The Passage by Justin Cronin was amazing. I'm rereading it.
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Ooh yes, I agree. I'm about to start the 2nd one.
Looooovvvvve this series go Lisbeth!!!
What are the Steig Larson books about?????
Finding it too hard to explain myself without writing a novel, I found this pretty good explanation from Amazon:
It is the story of a crusading reporter, Mikail Blomkvist, who has been convicted of libel for his exposé of crooked financier Wennerstrom. Then another Swedish financier, a rival of Wennerstrom, wants to hire Blomkvist to solve the decades-old disappearance of his niece from the family’s island compound in the north of Sweden. If Blomkvist works on the project for a year, his employer will deliver the goods on Wennerstrom. Blomkvist takes the job and soon finds himself trying to unlock the grisly multigenerational secrets in a hideously dysfunctional family’s many closets. Helping him dig through those closets is the novel’s real star, the girl with the dragon tattoo, Lisbeth Salander, a ward of the state who happens to be Sweden’s most formidable computer hacker and a fearless foe of women-hating men. Larsson has two great stories (and two star-worthy characters) here, and if he never quite brings them together—the conclusion of the Wennerstrom campaign seems almost anticlimactic after the action-filled finale on the island—the novel nevertheless offers compelling chunks of investigative journalism, high-tech sleuthing, and psychosexual drama.

The above is just about the first book. Both Blomkvist and Lisbeth are in the next book, which I recently finished. I assume they're both still in the third, although I haven't read it yet.
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