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Old 11-26-2012, 12:00 PM   #76
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Books I've enjoyed recently, that I highly recommend...Age of Miracles. It was our book club book, and brought up great discussion. I don't think I've seen this one on this thread yet.

I also enjoyed Paris Wife!

Currently reading: Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter. It's...interesting.

Thanks for all the suggestions!
I read Age of Miracles over the summer and really enjoyed it too.

I read The Book Theif this year and really enjoyed it as well. I recently finished the new Patricia Cornwell book and liked it better than some of the last few she's written.

I read A Discovery of Witches and the sequal Shadow of Night this year and LOVED both of them. I can't wait for the third one to come out.


My aunt recommended and loaned me a few of the Penny Vincenzi books and so far I've enjoyed the two I've read but I thought the endings to both were kind of flat. They look to all be pretty long books, 800-1000 pages or so.


Right now I'm quickly reading the latest Janet Evanovich book and its just as silly as the last 6 or 7. I loved the beginning of the series. They were funny and quirky and easy reads. But now they have gotten to be downright dumb. I have this thing with reading a series and so I keep reading them even though I know they are going to be terrible.

Next up I'll read the latest Iris Johannesn book even though it will be just like the last ones. Her books are so predictable. But again its a series and I just can't not read the next one.

After that I'll go back to finishing the Penny Vincenzi books but I didn't want to carry a big hardback book on vacation in a couple weeks. Then I have a bunch of books on my wish list in Amazon. A lot that I've gotten from the reading threads on here. And I want to start the JD Robb series (also recommended by my aunt) but there are a ton of books and I keep putting it off. I've put the Killing Lincoln and Kennedy books on my wish list too now.
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Old 11-26-2012, 12:52 PM   #77
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I recently finished the new Patricia Cornwell book and liked it better than some of the last few she's written.

I quit reading her books because they started seeming to be all the same. What is the name of her new one?
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Old 11-26-2012, 02:38 PM   #78
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I quit reading her books because they started seeming to be all the same. What is the name of her new one?
The Bone Bed. I thought it was pretty good. I've been reading her books for years and I loved them when they took place in Richmond but then they started moving her all around and I just kind of thought they got weird. But they seem to be settled again and I enjoyed this one.
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Old 11-26-2012, 03:41 PM   #79
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You guys are so mature in your book choices!
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 11-26-2012, 03:44 PM   #80
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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.
I look books that read like a movie. I really liked the Stephanie Bond books I've read so far!
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Old 11-27-2012, 01:40 AM   #81
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I am currently reading Stephen King's 11/22/63. It is the only Stephen King book (with the exception of Cujo) where I have been able to read past the first few pages. I am absoutely loving it
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Old 11-27-2012, 07:28 AM   #82
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I just finished Life of Pi yesterday. Hmmmmm.......

Now on to Sharp Objects this week (it's a library book due on 12/6) then I'm going to read Les Mis before the movie comes out.
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Old 11-27-2012, 08:31 AM   #83
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I just finished Life of Pi yesterday. Hmmmmm.......

Now on to Sharp Objects this week (it's a library book due on 12/6) then I'm going to read Les Mis before the movie comes out.
OK, I HAVE to ask what the "hmmmmm" was all about.

I enjoyed Sharp Objects - it was a quick read at only 250 pages or so. Did you read Gone Girl? I just finished Dark Places last week as well - probably my least favorite of the three.

You'd better get cracking if you think you're going to read Les Mis before 12/26, lol! I just finished it last month.... think it was around 1500 pages? And it's a difficult read, but well worth it! I cannot wait to see the movie now!
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Old 11-27-2012, 08:33 AM   #84
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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   #85
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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...
Sounds like a good idea. I'm in!
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Old 11-27-2012, 08:39 AM   #86
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OK, I HAVE to ask what the "hmmmmm" was all about.

I enjoyed Sharp Objects - it was a quick read at only 250 pages or so. Did you read Gone Girl? I just finished Dark Places last week as well - probably my least favorite of the three.

You'd better get cracking if you think you're going to read Les Mis before 12/26, lol! I just finished it last month.... think it was around 1500 pages? And it's a difficult read, but well worth it! I cannot wait to see the movie now!
I read Dark Places and Gone Girl. I enjoyed them both. The ending of Gone Girl has grown on me.

Pi - Spoiler in white Hmmm...because which is the real story, the animals or the people?

I won't see Les Mis before I finish reading it. I'm a fairly fast reader. I only started Life of Pi on Friday and finished it last night. I will probably will finish Shart Objects by this weekend and will start on Les Mis. If I seems too daunting once I get started I'll quit and just see the movie. lol
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Old 11-27-2012, 09:13 AM   #87
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Things I've read recently:

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Leviathan Wakes and Calibans War James Corey
World War Z by Max Brooks

All of the above were excellent, particularly the Corey Books. They're a blend of Sci-Fi, Horror and action with a good plot.

I'm currently reading Way of the Shadow by Brent Weeks. It's OK, nothing particularly great though.

Looking forward to next month when the final Wheel of Time book gets released. 20+ years later, we finally get to see how it ends.
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Old 11-27-2012, 01:36 PM   #88
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I've read sooo many books over the last few years I forget sometimes some of my favorites. As I was reading thru the post again I remembered a book that I loved and Highly recommend.

The Woods by Harlan Coben

Also I love Ken Follett as an Author. I read the whole Pillar series and loved it.
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Old 11-27-2012, 02:15 PM   #89
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Pi - Spoiler in white Hmmm
Ooooh, got your "hmmmm" now!

When I read the book a few months back, the comment "and so it is with God" which immediately followed your spoiler is what has driven me bonkers. I have pondered that statement ad nauseum.

Went and saw the movie this past weekend and there it was again - same line. Has brought back all my former ponderings, lol.

I need to join a book discussion group just so I can discuss that one mind boggling comment!
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I've read sooo many books over the last few years I forget sometimes some of my favorites. As I was reading thru the post again I remembered a book that I loved and Highly recommend.

The Woods by Harlan Coben

Also I love Ken Follett as an Author. I read the whole Pillar series and loved it.
Looked up The Woods on Goodreads - looks interesting. Have added it! Thanks!

I either need to read faster or stop adding books. It's growing by leaps & bounds.
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