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Old 11-20-2012, 03:57 PM   #1
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What's Everybody Reading this Fall/Winter Season?

Can I just say that I HATE how our book thread keeps disappearing on us!

I have read SO MANY wonderful books this past year all based on recommendations by the DIS'ers here! Even though my "to read" list is still long, I am always on the look out for more books to add.

Books that I've loved this year:

Life of Pi
Night Strangers
The Night Circus
Gone Girl
Wife 22
Dark Places
Sharp Objects
Shopaholic series by Sophie Kinsella
Beach Music
Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon
The Book Thief
The Kitchen House

These are just a few off the top of my head. I know I've read far more than that from recommendations from you all.

So what is everyone cozying up to this winter?

I'm in the middle of reading The Fiery Cross (Outlander #5) after recently going through a Gillian Flynn kick (sad she only has 3 books out...)

And you?
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Old 11-20-2012, 03:59 PM   #2
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Old 11-20-2012, 05:45 PM   #3
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I finally finished Deathly Hallows. I also read the Stieg Larsson trilogy (Girl with the Dragon Tattoo) and Hunger Games Trilogy. My next series will be Twilight!
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Old 11-20-2012, 05:48 PM   #4
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I finally finished Deathly Hallows. I also read the Stieg Larsson trilogy (Girl with the Dragon Tattoo) and Hunger Games Trilogy. My next series will be Twilight!
Those will be next on my list
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Old 11-20-2012, 05:48 PM   #5
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For some light, fluff reading: Cedar Cove series by Debbie Macomber.
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Old 11-20-2012, 06:12 PM   #6
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I just finished the George RR Martin's Storm of Swords, I kind of want to jump into Feast of Crows but I am going to take a little break and jump into some lighter novels.

Going to the library today and I am going to pick up Adriana Trigiani's Shoemaker's Wife. I totally recommend this writer but I am a little annoyed with how long it is taking her to write the Brava series. I am also going to get Amanda Quick's Mischief for old times sake. I also want to read James Patterson's Sunday at Tiffany's.

For the Holidays I really got lucky and found some free Kindle books about the season and I am going to re-read O' Little Town. It was a free read last year and I really like it!
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Old 11-21-2012, 08:03 AM   #7
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Sigh. I feel like the last in America who hasn't read through this series yet (or seen the movies). They ARE on my list for this winter. Hopefully, I will have the time to get to them.

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"Our Husband" was recommended on the last thread and I enjoyed it very much! It was a humorous, quick, fluff book.
I'll need a quick read after finishing Outlander #5 (1400 pages). I'm going to look into this one.

EDIT: OK, I just looked this book up on Goodreads. Is it the one by Dean Koontz?? I don't consider him humorous or quick fluff, lol, so I'm thinking I'm pulling up the wrong one?

EDIT AGAIN: I read the summary on the one by Dean Koontz. I added it to my list even if it's not the one you were recommending. Looks intriguing!!

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I read Killing Lincoln and it was fantastic. Getting ready to start Killing Kennedy.
I just remembered my mom highly recommended this book a year ago and I forgot to add to my list. Adding!

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The Outlander series is one of my Faves! Read the series "almost twice" LOL, The Fiery Cross was the hardest one for me to get thru, got stuck on it second time around
I am SO glad you said that! I am struggling with this one. I thought maybe it was because it's been over a year since #4. It's just not grabbing me the way the others did. I find myself skimming a lot because I want to get through it (I have SO many other great books waiting on the sidelines, lol), but I just don't want to quit either since the rest of this series has been so fantastic.

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The Book Thief is on my to read list as well as The Kitchen House. I read Life of Pi years ago.
LOVED Life of Pi. Comes out in theatres today!!! Hoping to see the movie this weekend.
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Old 11-24-2012, 09:31 PM   #8
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Hi All. I'm new to this thread but wanted to share my favorite reads recently were: What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty and The Secret Life of Cee Cee Wilkes by Diane Chamberlain

I joined a book club this year and have been loving reading different kinds of books that I wouldn't normally select for myself.

Someone mentioned a 2013 book challenge...I would love to participate in something like that!
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Old 11-25-2012, 06:33 AM   #9
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You guys are so mature in your book choices!

I just finished my third Stephanie Bond book called "I Think I Love You". It wasn't as good as the other two I read, but enjoyable.

I was searching around Amazon for some Travel Memoirs yesterday and I found a few. Can anyone recommend any? (Please not "Eat, Pray, Love" zzzzzzzz)
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Old 11-25-2012, 06:59 AM   #10
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You guys are so mature in your book choices!

I just finished my third Stephanie Bond book called "I Think I Love You". It wasn't as good as the other two I read, but enjoyable.

I was searching around Amazon for some Travel Memoirs yesterday and I found a few. Can anyone recommend any? (Please not "Eat, Pray, Love" zzzzzzzz)
I really enjoyed Under A Sunburned Country by Bill Bryson. It's about his trip to Australia. He's a great "travel" writer. Lots of humor.
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Old 11-25-2012, 04:59 PM   #11
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You guys are so mature in your book choices!

I just finished my third Stephanie Bond book called "I Think I Love You".
I've read several Stephanie Bond books, and plan to read "Kill the Competition" next. "Mature" reading is definitely NOT me! I think enough every day-give me a mindless book.
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Old 11-26-2012, 03:41 PM   #12
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Not me! I figure I think enough during the day, so when I read I want fairly easy stuff. I've already read about 3 Stephanie Bond books, and I've got "Kill the Competition" in line on my kindle to read.
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Old 11-27-2012, 08:33 AM   #13
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Hi All. I'm new to this thread but wanted to share my favorite reads recently were: What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty and The Secret Life of Cee Cee Wilkes by Diane Chamberlain

I joined a book club this year and have been loving reading different kinds of books that I wouldn't normally select for myself.

Someone mentioned a 2013 book challenge...I would love to participate in something like that!
Would enjoy a 2013 book challenge as well! We can all set goals for ourselves and then keep a running list of the books we've read for the whole year...
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Old 11-27-2012, 08:35 AM   #14
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Sounds like a good idea. I'm in!
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Old 11-30-2012, 11:26 AM   #15
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I'm re-reading the Hobbit for the millionth time before I see the movie.

Once finals are over I'd like to re-start and finish the Harry Potter Series.
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