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Old 08-19-2010, 06:47 PM   #101
 
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The Time Traveler's Wife- I know some people disliked it, but having lost the motivation (and attention span) to read for months I just could not put it down. I think I will list it as a favourite.
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So many good ones, but I'll stick to three:

The Poisonwood Bible (Kingsolver)
I Know This Much is True (Lamb)
Outlander (Gabaldon)
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Some favorites:

The Kite Runner
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
Lolita
The Art of Racing in the Rain
The Devil Wears Prada
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The Help
Fall on your Knees
Divine Secrets of the Ya Ya Sisterhood
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The Passage by Justin Cronin was amazing. I'm rereading it.
I've heard goooooood things about this book!
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The Passage by Justin Cronin was amazing. I'm rereading it.
I've heard goooooood things about this book!
I just finished this book tonight. Loved, loved, loved it!

I think I am just going to reread it again too! Have not read a book in several years that I enjoyed this much.
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The Passage by Justin Cronin was amazing. I'm rereading it.
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I just finished this book tonight. Loved, loved, loved it!

I think I am just going to reread it again too! Have not read a book in several years that I enjoyed this much.
Never heard of it, but just reserved it - 350 holds on 146 copies. I'll get to read it in a couple of months or so.
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Old 09-04-2010, 06:31 AM   #107
 
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The Children's Hospital - Chris Adrian

The Wives' Tale - Alix Wilbur
(not many reviews but it is an awesome, complex, irresistible story line - this book is so good I purchase extras at used book stores to give to others)

Most books by Jacquelyn Mitchard

The Life and Loves of a She-Devil - Fay Weldon
(another one worthy of purchasing extras to share... all of Weldon's books are wonderful. do not let the Rosanne Barr movie version of this book affect a decision to read it!)

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My Sister's Keeper by Jodi Picoult.

If I Stay by Gayle Forman.
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Just finished reading The Lacuna by Barbara Kingsolver. Loved the complexity of this novel. Such a different style than her other wonderful novels. Anyone else read this book?
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I just finished The Passage by Justin Cronin. What a great read. It's long so I had to read it over several days, but I just finished this morning. I sense a sequal. Now I want to check out his other work.
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Anansi Boys by Neil Gaiman

The Good Fairies of New York by Martin Millar

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I just finished The Passage by Justin Cronin. What a great read. It's long so I had to read it over several days, but I just finished this morning. I sense a sequal. Now I want to check out his other work.
From what I understood in an interview of his, it's going to be a trilogy. I can't wait for the next book!
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currently reading Shanghai Girls by Lisa See.


In 1937, Shanghai is the Paris of Asia, full of great wealth and glamour, home to millionaires and beggars, gangsters and gamblers, patriots and revolutionaries, artists and warlords. Twenty-one-year-old Pearl Chin and her younger sister May are having the time of their lives, thanks to the financial security and material comforts provided by their father’s prosperous rickshaw business. Though both wave off authority and traditions, they couldn’t be more different. Pearl is a Dragon sign, strong and stubborn, while May is a true Sheep, adorable and placid. Both are beautiful, modern, and living the carefree life ... until the day their father tells them that he has gambled away their wealth, and that in order to repay his debts he must sell the girls as wives to suitors who have traveled from Los Angeles to find Chinese brides.

As Japanese bombs fall on their beloved city, Pearl and May set out on the journey of a lifetime, one that will take them through the villages of south China, in and out of the clutch of brutal soldiers, and across the Pacific to the foreign shores of America. In Los Angeles, they begin a fresh chapter, trying to find love with their stranger husbands, brushing against the seduction of Hollywood, and striving to embrace American life, even as they fight against discrimination, brave Communist witch hunts, and find themselves hemmed in by Chinatown’s old ways and rules.

At its heart, Shanghai Girls is a story of sisters: Pearl and May are inseparable best friends, who share hopes, dreams, and a deep connection. But like sisters everywhere, they also harbor petty jealousies and rivalries. They love each other but they also know exactly where to drive the knife to hurt the other sister the most. Along the way there are terrible sacrifices, impossible choices and one devastating, life-changing secret, but through it all the two heroines of this astounding new novel by Lisa See hold fast to who they are – Shanghai girls.
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I just finished The Passage by Justin Cronin. What a great read. It's long so I had to read it over several days, but I just finished this morning. I sense a sequal. Now I want to check out his other work.
From what I understood in an interview of his, it's going to be a trilogy. I can't wait for the next book!
Got this for SO for Christmas, can't wait to read it after him (or maybe before )
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Just finished reading The Lacuna by Barbara Kingsolver. Loved the complexity of this novel. Such a different style than her other wonderful novels. Anyone else read this book?
My all-time favorite book is Kingsolver's The Poisonwood Bible. I actually got The Lacuna for Christmas, but haven't read it yet. It's looks so serious and I needed a break after grad school. I've read the first two sookie stackhouse novels and I'm not too impressed. I think I'll read The Lacuna next. I'm glad you liked it!
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I read Twilight first, then discovered the Sookie Stackhouse series. I really liked both, but I think the Sookie books are a little more fun. You should take a break from Sookie and finish Twilight, then continue on with Sookie. I hate to think of anyone reading them just to get through them! Plus Twilight is over and Sookie has a new one that still hasn't come out yet!
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!
Has anyone read the Fallen Angels series by JR Ward?
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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.

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.
YES YES YES I love ALL of these series (and own all the books).

I also LOVE the Anita Blake series....vampires, warewolves, and kinky sex. My kinda books!
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I love the Dresden Files. They keep getting better! I'm on Small Favor right now. Harry is one of my favorite characters; he's hilarious!

Another fun series is Julie Kenner's soccer mom/demon hunter books. The main character was sort of like Buffy in her youth, but retired to be a stay-at-home mom. Then, in her late 30s, she started fighting demons again. The books are very funny and have lots of action.
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I love the Dresden Files. They keep getting better! I'm on Small Favor right now. Harry is one of my favorite characters; he's hilarious!

Another fun series is Julie Kenner's soccer mom/demon hunter books. The main character was sort of like Buffy in her youth, but retired to be a stay-at-home mom. Then, in her late 30s, she started fighting demons again. The books are very funny and have lots of action.
Demon hunting soccer mom! I just downloaded this series to my kindle to start reading when I finish my current series.....right now I'm working on Kim Harrison's "The Hollows" series. I'm on book 5 of 8.

The Hollows is another urban fantasy series...this one has the usual wares, vampires, but also has pixies, faries, and is told from a witches POV. Really cool concept.
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