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I keep striking out with books. Anyone read anything good lately?

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I keep striking out with books. Anyone read anything good lately?

I am a book FANATIC! What genre do you like? My favourites are 18th and 19th century English lit. such as the Bronte sisters and Elizabeth Gaskell. "The Tenant of Wildfell Hall" by Anne Bronte is one of my favourites. It is fascinating and intense and fabulous if you are into Victorian-era stuff. I have also been reading Daphne DuMaurier - those books are impossible to put down. I was so enthralled with one of them that I literally took it with me to the bathroom, outside, walking around the house...amazing. My favourites of hers are called, "Rebecca" and "The House on the Strand". Modern books usually do not interest me unless they are non fiction such as food, history, archaeology, travel, etc. With one exception - Agatha Christie mysteries. I have read all of them - many of them several times. Her descriptions of characters are enticing.

I usually read about 250-300 books a year as I love to learn! :)

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What are you intrested in? My husband has turned me onto some books that I never would have read on my own. I've read Run by Blake Crouch, the Iron Druid chronicles by Kevin Hearne, Dresden Files by Jim Butcher, Sick by Brett Battles, Infected and Contagious by Scott Sigler, and Sandman Slim by Richard Kadrey. I'm working on Kill the Dead: A Sandman Slim Novel by Richard Kadrey and the last Dresden Files book Ghost Story by Jim Butcher.

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I like to read woman's fiction. I really LOVED all of Oprah's book club books. I also like to read mysteries and crime novels. I like just about any genre with the exception of sifi.

I will check those out! Thanks for the suggestions. I recently got an e-reader and have been looking around at amazon for something to download.

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I loved all of Anne Lamont's books about Rosie including her most recent, "Imperfect Birds".

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I too love Anne Lamont's books and just finished White Oleander by Janet Fitch which was an Oprah's book club selection and a first novel. I love novels with food and recipes in them :D

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I read a whole bunch of Oprah's book club books and liked every single one.

Jodi Piccoult is an author I love.

LOVE the Bronte sisters and any English fiction.

Right now I'm reading Stranger in a Strange Land by Heinlein for the 3rd time.

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Jodi Piccoult is an author I love.

Me, too!

I also love everything I've read by Anita Shreve -- her voice reminds me very much of Piccoult's...

My guilty pleasure over the past few years has been the bodice-ripping Tudor sagas by Philippa Gregory. No one can tell the tales of British monarchy like she does.....

Currently, I am making my way through Infidel by Ayaan Hirsi Ali, the gripping autobiography of a Somali woman and her struggles to escape this oppressive country and its brutal regimes..........a great read. :)

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The Help was my moat recent Dave. Also, all of the Michael Connely books- the Lincoln Lawyer series and te Harry Bosch series. And of course the Girl With the Dragon Tattoo books!

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Thanks for the ideas! I'm going to Amazon now to check them all out. :)

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The Hunger Games trilogy . . . the best that I have read in a long time.

Also loved The Help and everything that I have read from Jodi Piccoult

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I like to read woman's fiction. I really LOVED all of Oprah's book club books. I also like to read mysteries and crime novels. I like just about any genre with the exception of sifi.

I will check those out! Thanks for the suggestions. I recently got an e-reader and have been looking around at amazon for something to download.

Along with Jodi Picoult like others have said, I also love Nicholas Sparks...have read all his books. There is also Danielle Steel who has some good books. For crime stories I like Jeffrey Deaver (he wrote the book "The Bone Collector" that was made into a movie), Jonathan Kellerman (especially the Alex Delaware books), James Patterson (especially the Women's Murder Club and Alex Cross books) and alot of books written by J.A. Jance and Mary Higgins Clark.

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For reading on the plane, I love David Baldacchi and Patricia Cornwell (caution - you have to like dead bodies and gory details :lol: ) but they are great page-turners. Really churn through the hours of a 12-hour flight :) In the same genre, John Lescroart is also good.

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For reading on the plane, I love David Baldacchi and Patricia Cornwell (caution - you have to like dead bodies and gory details :lol: ) but they are great page-turners. Really churn through the hours of a 12-hour flight :) In the same genre, John Lescroart is also good.

Forgot about them...they are both good authors.

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I have particularly enjoyed Nevada Barr's books. They are mysteries with a female park ranger main character.

Janet Evanovich's books are really fun...light mysteries with a cast of nutty characters.

I, too, love Patricia Cormwell's books, but I have read all of them and can't wait for the next one.

Greg Isles has written several real page turners. Start with The Quiet Game or Turning Angel.

Obviously, I read an awful lot. It is a major hobby.

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Just back from Cathar country in South of France. Whilst there I read the Labyrith by Kate Mosse. I couldn't put it down but I'm not sure how much I was influenced by being there - it's such a fascinating area.

A chick lit author that hasn't been mentioned yet is Katie Fforde. Good for a light read.

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Normally, I would side with Loves2travel about the classics, but occasionally I find a good recent one that I like. The one that comes to mind is By the Light of the Moon by Dean Koontz. I don't like a lot of his stuff, but I really enjoyed this one. To be honest though, I never actually picked up the book, but listened to it on tape because I borrowed it from my grandmother. Stephen Lang reads it and does a fantastic job. I've listened to it several times because it's almost like watching a movie in my head. :D

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Ones I recommend to people who are looking for a "that was amazing" experience:

Shanghai Girls (Lisa See)

Dreams of Joy (Lisa See)

Middlesex (Jeffrey Eugenides)

I Know This Much is True (Wally Lamb)

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