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Thursday Next Series by Jasper Fforde

Jane Eyre by Bronte

Gang Leader for a Day by Sudhir Venkatesh - great true story about a sociologist grad student who ends up studying and befriending a gang in 1980's-1990's Chicago.
I was mesmerized by We Need To Talk About Kevin, by Lionel Shriver.

This was one of the most disturbing, but brilliant books I have ever read. Painful to read, but worth every second.
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The first three books in the Sword of Truth series.

When reading them I did not go to classes, shower, cook, clean, or talk to anyone until I was done.
The first three books in the Sword of Truth series.

When reading them I did not go to classes, shower, cook, clean, or talk to anyone until I was done.
Originally Posted by Gabi2009
I love that Im not the only one who can get completely sucked into a book that I literally do nothing else except eat (while reading). I have had days where I just got dressed then sat down and read, stopped for dinner then carried on well into the early hours of the morning.

There is nothing quite like a book that stays with you long after you have finished reading it either. I sometimes feel like Im in a daze after reading some really great stories.
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Jane Eyre by Bronte

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Jane eyre is the only book i have have read multiple times! love it!

The lovely bones. Read it in less then a day.

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Ok....shout outs to all the people that recommended Justin Cronin's "The Passage".
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there's the Wicked Lovely series- mallisa marr. Its about faerie.

the book theif- this is an amazing book i didn't think i'd like it but i did. I am the messanger is another one by markus zuzack.

Unwind- gary pullman he's a very good author

bones of farie is a good one, don't know the author.

mortal instraments series

all the books by elen hopkins

beautiful creatures- kami garcia whitches and love and other good stuff

Gone- don't know

evernight- vampires and love

maximum ride- james patterson

the last apprentice series

a great and terrible beauty(and series)- libba bray

most of these books are young adult fiction

all of rick riordans books
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Ok....shout outs to all the people that recommended Justin Cronin's "The Passage".
Originally Posted by Nappy_curly_crown
I loved that book! This week it's all about paranormal romance marathon. I'm reading through Shelly Laurenston's shapeshifter books. Her stuff is funny, hot, and her heroines are all tough gals! I first discovered her in her G.A. Aiken pseudonym - 4 dragon shifter historical paranormals, also really funny and fun. Didn't think I would like her other books (not much of a shapeshifter fan), but I love them.

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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.
Originally Posted by missbanjo
I am also a serious Butcher/Dresden fan girl. His books are great reads. Never saw the series. He has a short story anthology currently out - Small Favors -- and the next Dresden book is due out in April I think.

Another series I love and am panting after the next and last in the series is the "Fever" books by Karen Marie Moning. Darkfever, BloodFever, FaeFever, DreamFever and the upcoming one, ShadowFever. This is an incredibly good series, some of the best paranormal/romance/action/mystery I have read. Moning also writes some other stuff but it tends to blend together in my head. This series is an original, with a seriously hot, magical bad boy, Jericho Barrons and Mackayla Lane, a heroine who gets stronger through each book.

I just finished JR Ward's Lover Mine and was underwhelmed. WTF is happening to that series anyway? I loved the earlier books but getting through this one and the previous was a slog and a half. And I think Xhex had a brain transplant or something, she is so different!
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I'm currently reading the Anita Blake Vampire Hunter Series. I'm on book #11 of 19 and I'm still enjoying them...they're great! :-)
The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova, Mystic River by Dennis Lehane, Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte, and Big Trouble by Dave Barry.

to name a few
I'm currently reading the Anita Blake Vampire Hunter Series. I'm on book #11 of 19 and I'm still enjoying them...they're great! :-)
Originally Posted by Whodunit
This is my all time FAVORITE series!!!! I've read all 19 books (twice) and both novellas. I'm waiting on book 20 to hit the stores this fall. The author has another series, Merry Gentry that is awesome as well. There is ZERO overlap with the two series (which I love) and the focuse is on the Fae. I was just reading the author's blog and she mentioned that she might be starting a third series!

Oh check out L A Bank's Vampire Huntress Legends series too. The series is complete with all 12 books out (the last should be in paperback by now). Think Anita Blake but with mostly black or other ethnic minorities.
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Last edited by Nappy_curly_crown; 01-04-2011 at 12:49 PM.
Ok....shout outs to all the people that recommended Justin Cronin's "The Passage".
Originally Posted by Nappy_curly_crown
I loved that book! This week it's all about paranormal romance marathon. I'm reading through Shelly Laurenston's shapeshifter books. Her stuff is funny, hot, and her heroines are all tough gals! I first discovered her in her G.A. Aiken pseudonym - 4 dragon shifter historical paranormals, also really funny and fun. Didn't think I would like her other books (not much of a shapeshifter fan), but I love them.
Originally Posted by Suburbanbushbabe
Please tell me there is going to be a sequal?!?!? He can't just leave it hanging like this. I literally could not put this book down.

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.
Originally Posted by missbanjo
I am also a serious Butcher/Dresden fan girl. His books are great reads. Never saw the series. He has a short story anthology currently out - Small Favors -- and the next Dresden book is due out in April I think.

Another series I love and am panting after the next and last in the series is the "Fever" books by Karen Marie Moning. Darkfever, BloodFever, FaeFever, DreamFever and the upcoming one, ShadowFever. This is an incredibly good series, some of the best paranormal/romance/action/mystery I have read. Moning also writes some other stuff but it tends to blend together in my head. This series is an original, with a seriously hot, magical bad boy, Jericho Barrons and Mackayla Lane, a heroine who gets stronger through each book.

I just finished JR Ward's Lover Mine and was underwhelmed. WTF is happening to that series anyway? I loved the earlier books but getting through this one and the previous was a slog and a half. And I think Xhex had a brain transplant or something, she is so different!
Originally Posted by Suburbanbushbabe
Love the Dresden Files and I just started JR Ward's series. Oddly enough, the only romance stuff I'll read is paranormal romance. Everything else just makes me roll my eyes profusely. Seems like we have similar taste SBB so I'm going to have to check out Karen Marie Moning's series too now.
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^^^ It's supposed to be a trilogy. The next book should be out sometime in 2012. I can't wait!

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Another series I love and am panting after the next and last in the series is the "Fever" books by Karen Marie Moning. Darkfever, BloodFever, FaeFever, DreamFever and the upcoming one, ShadowFever. This is an incredibly good series, some of the best paranormal/romance/action/mystery I have read. Moning also writes some other stuff but it tends to blend together in my head. This series is an original, with a seriously hot, magical bad boy, Jericho Barrons and Mackayla Lane, a heroine who gets stronger through each book.
Originally Posted by Suburbanbushbabe

I just discovered this Fever series a couple of weeks ago and I am just about to finish the last one. I devoured them all....LOVED this series.

I am driving my friends crazy trying to get them to read this series now.....
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