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#151 trobin01

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    Posted 21 November 2009 - 11:52 PM

    I, too, adore reading. I cannot wait to go to Mexico to plop myself on a beach and get caught up on my reading. Here are my favourites
    the Glass Castle- incredible- it has a few mentions on here, but is just so good it deserves another
    Maeve Binchy- just about anything by her- her new one Heart and Soul was wonderful but honestly they are all great
    Jennifer Weiner
    Harry Potter series
    Rebecca wells (Divine Secrets of the Ya ya sisterhood and others)
    Peter Mayle (for travel lovers)
    A trip to the beach
    Malcolm Gladwell (non-fiction)
    Freakonomics (non-fiction)
    Lorna Landvik
    and so many more....

    #152 FutureMsMoulton

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      Posted 29 November 2009 - 02:01 AM

      My list of favs:

      I really love books that make you appreciate what you have or make you think about how different your life could be.

      Memoirs:
      The Child Called it & the Lost Boy Both are by Dave Pelzier ( i think thats how you spell his last name) heart breaking true story about one of the worst child abuse cases in CA history.
      The Glass Castle (true story about growing up with alcoholic parents)

      Funniest book thats true:
      I Hope they Serve Beer in Hell By Tucker Max (will make you appreciate your FI & DH's)

      Fiction:
      The Pact and My Sisters Keeper both by Jodi Picoult
      A Thousand Splendid Suns
      The Memory Keepers Daughter
      Marly and Me
      Nights in Rodanthe by Nicholas Sparks book is amazing HATED with a PASSION the movie

      I love James Patterson and Mary Higgins Clark reads too!

      I am number 72 in line at my library to reserve a copy of water for elephants...maybe in 3 years i can read it! lol

      #153 YaelM

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        Posted 01 December 2009 - 08:41 PM

        FutureMsMoulton - go buy water for elephants! Its soooo goood!!

        So Im finishing up Handle with Care, Picoult's latest book and i really like it so far...almost as good as My Sister's Keeper

        #154 Birdie07

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          Posted 01 December 2009 - 10:11 PM

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          FutureMsMoulton - go buy water for elephants! Its soooo goood!!

          So Im finishing up Handle with Care, Picoult's latest book and i really like it so far...almost as good as My Sister's Keeper
          I second to go buying it. Hey wasn't this our Book Club pick

          #155 stacey

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            Posted 01 December 2009 - 10:13 PM

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            Hi ladies!

            Also just finished a fun read called The Sweet Potato Queens First Big Ass Novel. It's definitely chick lit and had me laughing out loud.
            Ive read every single one of the Sweet Potato Queen books, they are my favorite hands down. Although DH says I cant read them in bed any more because I keep awake because I am laughing so hard
            Stacey & Ely 10.14.2008

            #156 YaelM

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              Posted 01 December 2009 - 11:19 PM

              I read the first big ass novel on the plane to Mexico - finished it in 2 days and LOVED it!! I Cant wait to buy more :)

              #157 jenninjamaica

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                Posted 01 December 2009 - 11:57 PM

                I am so glad I found this thread! I LOVE to read, and I am so excited to start reading everyone's suggestions! I just finished Tuesdays With Morrie and was very moved by it. I can't believe I never read it until now! And someone mentioned The Alchemist, which was also a fantastic novel I recently finished.

                I was also very excited to see how many of you like Vampire novels! Sometimes when I tell people I read them, I get funny looks!! Has anyone read The Vampire Huntress Series by LA Banks? Its 14 books long, and I loved them all! I have read Twilight and New Moon, and took a break to start the Anita Blake series by Laurell K Hamiliton, which is kinda starting off slow for me, but its a long series, so I'll stay with it for awhile. And I will get back to the Twilight books too!

                I also LOVE Janet Evanovich's Stephanie Plum series. Its such a funny and easy read, great for the summer months! I have also read the Harry Potter series many times, its my happy place!!!

                Please keep sharing ladies! I love getting new ideas!!
                *~*JENN*~*

                #158 Birdie07

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                  Posted 02 December 2009 - 01:47 AM

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                  Originally Posted by jenninjamaica
                  I am so glad I found this thread! I LOVE to read, and I am so excited to start reading everyone's suggestions! I just finished Tuesdays With Morrie and was very moved by it. I can't believe I never read it until now! And someone mentioned The Alchemist, which was also a fantastic novel I recently finished.

                  I was also very excited to see how many of you like Vampire novels! Sometimes when I tell people I read them, I get funny looks!! Has anyone read The Vampire Huntress Series by LA Banks? Its 14 books long, and I loved them all! I have read Twilight and New Moon, and took a break to start the Anita Blake series by Laurell K Hamiliton, which is kinda starting off slow for me, but its a long series, so I'll stay with it for awhile. And I will get back to the Twilight books too!

                  I also LOVE Janet Evanovich's Stephanie Plum series. Its such a funny and easy read, great for the summer months! I have also read the Harry Potter series many times, its my happy place!!!

                  Please keep sharing ladies! I love getting new ideas!!

                  Anita Blake is awesome! It does start off slow. But I do warn you she has alot and I mean ALOT of sex in her books. At the beginning she doesn't but boy does it pick up. So if you don't mind that then you're good. Her other series Merry Gentry is also great. Its not vampires it's faires. Sounds really weird and childish but so not!

                  #159 jenninjamaica

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                    Posted 02 December 2009 - 12:34 PM

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                    Anita Blake is awesome! It does start off slow. But I do warn you she has alot and I mean ALOT of sex in her books. At the beginning she doesn't but boy does it pick up. So if you don't mind that then you're good. Her other series Merry Gentry is also great. Its not vampires it's faires. Sounds really weird and childish but so not!
                    Thanks Calia! I don't mind sex at all! Actually the LA Banks series could be considered Erotic, so I'm use to it in Vampire books. My FI loved LA Banks (probably because of the sex), so he's been disappointed with Anita Blake. But I'll tell him to keep plugging along, it'll get better! LOL

                    I don't think I've ever read a Fairy book, I'll have to check it out!!!

                    *~*JENN*~*

                    #160 stacey

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                      Posted 02 December 2009 - 02:51 PM

                      I finally broke down last night and orderd my first vampire books. I orderd twil ight and the second book. Are there 4 in the series? I was avoiding reading them, but them DH brought home twilight to watch on Sunday and now Im hooked.
                      Stacey & Ely 10.14.2008




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