Good Books to Read Over Sp Break!

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  1. Starista

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    So I bought Teaching With Love and Logic to read over my break and I realize that I need a BREAK from reading/thinking/worrying about teaching!

    Does anyone have any good GROWNUP books that they could please recommend to read over thr break?!

    Thank You! :love:
     
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    Thanks Christy for posting those...we've done these a few times.....

    Maybe we should do one a year.....you know before school or something when everyone's had time to read new books!!!
     
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    :love: I bought The Davinci Code since everyone seems to be talking about it!! Hope it's good!
     
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    Da Vinci Code

    When you read it, you have to remember that it is Fiction. I enjoyed it, but I think I did because I kept that in mind.

    I enjoy anything by Nicholas Sparks. His are easy reads and take your mind away from your own reality.
     
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    He's the one I always suggest!!!
     
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    All We Know of Love, Katie Schneider
    Animal Dreams, Barbara Kingsolver
    Revenge, Mary Morris (I got this from the library this afternoon and just finished it this evening. It's wonderful.)
     
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    I enjoy anything by Nicholas Sparks. His are easy reads and take your mind away from your own reality.[/QUOTE]

    I love Nicholas Sparks books..some of my favs are ....a bend in the road, the rescuer, the guardian, message in a bottle(so much better than the movie) , the notebook, and i am in the middle of true believer
     
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    Try Love, Rosie and P.S. I Love You by C. Aherst (I think that's how you spell her name). the innitials are correct though. Very Easy reads and fun. Not at all teacher/school related. What did you think of the Love & Logic?
     
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    I believe the author is Cecilia Ahern. I read PS I Love You in January--I like Irish writing a lot though her fiction is not really my style.
     
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    Maeve Binchy and Jodi Picoult are my two current favorites. I'm reading Tara Road by Binchy right now and so far it's been very good. I've read all of Picoult's and liked them all - she has a unique way of making you see multiple perspectives of the same issue.
     
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    Deedee read all but message in the bottle, I would like to read A Walk to remember becuz it's different than the movie!!!

    LOVED bend in the road....twists!!! :) But like you've said all good!!!
     
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    message in a bottle was very good


    (bend in the road) ..i love the fact that shes a teacher ....one of my fav quotes is from that book

    In the beginning, like most young teachers, shed been an idealist, someone who assumed that every child would respond to her if she tried hard enough. Sadly, since then, she had learned that wasnt possible. Some children, for whatever reason, closed themselves off to anything she did, no matter how hard she worked. It was the worst part of the job, the only part that sometimes kept her awake at night, but it never stopped her from trying again. ~ A Bend in the Road

    a walk to remember was good ..i liked both the movie and the book..same with the notebook
     
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    I'm not a huge Sparks fan...bit too sappy for me.
     
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    I love Jodi Picoult and have read all of them. If you like her, you would probably like Mary Morris too.
     
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    I used to read A LOT of Maeve Binchy! Another Irish writer (dramatic fiction, some historical in basis) you might like is Edna O'Brien. The Country Girls Trilogy is lovely and reminds quite a bit of some of Binchy's novels (particularly Circle of Friends).
     
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    Thanks for all the awesome book advice. I ordered two Nicholas Sparks books from amazon and a Maeve Binchy book as well.

    I am totally engrossed in DaVinci Code. As a Catholic school teacher, the book is verrrrry interesting. :love: :angel:
     
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    My current faves are the Ian Rutlidge (he's the main character) Scotland Yard Mysteries by Charles Todd. Very Suspenseful and very well written. try those if you like mysteries. I get lost in them and then nothing gets done.
     

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