Great books to read...

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  1. MissE

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    I just finished reading The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold. It was such an amazing book. I just thought I would reccomend it to everyone....I read books fast...anyone have any reccomendations for me....I really like nonfiction but it doesn't matter either way:thanks:
     
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    I really like Nicholas Sparks. Love stories with a little adventure and usually a twist at the end!
     
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    Adventures of the Artificial Woman by Thomas Berger--lovely!

    I'm reading Prozac Nation right now--loving it.
     
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    Nonfiction - I Dreamed of Africa by K. Gullman
     
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    ("The Lovely Bones" is one of my favorites! :) )

    I'm not a big fan of fiction myself either, but if you enjoyed "The Lovely Bones" as far as fictional writing goes, then I highly recommend the following:

    "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time"
    By Mark Haddon

    "The Memory Keeper's Daughter"
    By Kim Edwards

    "The Dogs of Babel"
    By Carolyn Parkhurst

    "The Five People You Meet in Heaven"
    By Mitch Albom
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    These recommendations are the science/biology lover coming out in me and might not be your cup of tea, but they are none the less extremely interesting reads! :)

    "Body Brokers"
    By Annie Cheney

    "Black Markets: The Supply and Demand of Body Parts"
    By Michele Goodwin

    "Death's Acre: Inside the Body Farm"
    By Dr. Bill Bass
    (If you like CSI or any show along the same lines...you'll LOVE this book!)
     
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    I just read two books by Jodi Picoult. One was My Sister's Keeper and the other was The Pact . I loved both of them. Couldn't put them down!
     
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    If you like biographies and you are interested in the Civil War era you might try Whitman and Lincoln: Parallel lives in Civil War Washington D.C. That may not be the exact wording of the title, but it's close. I'm reading it now, and it's rather interesting.
     
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    ooh, all of these sound really good
     
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    I loved THE LOVELY BONES but it made me cry.

    I really loved the Poisonwood Bible, and The Time Traveler's Wife, and my most favorite book of all.... Odd Thomas by Dean Koontz. It had an ending I did not expect.
     
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    Those are great books!
     
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    Try Jennifer Weiner....great books..."Good in Bed" and "Goodnight Nobody"...easy and fast to read.
     
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    I love the Jennifer Weiner books, too!
     
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    Jennifer Weiner is also my favorite. Good in Bed is my favorite book. She has a new one out, a collection of short stories, but I havent gotten it yet. I just started My Sisters's Keeper and am almost finished with it. I was really reluctant to read it but it has been great so far. I also read the first chapter of The Lovely Bones( after reading this post) but it was so gruesome I didn't know if I could make it through the whole book. Question to people who have read it-Is the first chapter the most gruesome, or is the entire book dark and depressing?
     
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    I don't know. I couldn't get past the first chapter either! I loved Good in Bed and My Sister's Keeper. I also loved The Pact by Jodi Picoult.
     
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    For all you Jodi Picoult fans--

    I read My Sister's Keeper at the insistence of my best friend. I bought it for her birthday and she LOVED it, but I ended up really disliking it. It felt like I was reading a Lifetime movie.

    Are her other novels the same? Are they all so sappy feeling?
     
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    Several others are - Harvesting the Heart especially. The Pact isn't.
     
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    I really liked the emotion she brought into My sisters Keeper, but I am sappy! Plus, I have sisters so the storyline is so interesting. I only have about 1/4 left but it does feel like it is dragging on and on and on!
     
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    There was a similar post of this sort during summer. I read 2 of the recommended books - "1,000 white women" and "The Nazi Officer's Wife". Both were about extremely brave women in trying times. I trully loved both. Look them up on Amazon.
    An author recommended in that posting was charles todd's series with the character Ian Rutledge. I've since read 2 of his books and enjoyed his style of mystery.
     
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    I'm reading Anita Shreve's, All He Ever Wanted. I love it.
     
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    I recommend Teacher Man by Frank McCourt. He also wrote Angela's Ashes and Tis They are all about his own life.
    He's a great writer and is extremely humorous.
     
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    You might also look at books by Cecelia Ahren. She has one called P.S. I Love You and another called Love, Rosie. The first is touching in a good way. The second is ROFL hilarious.
     
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    I loved P.S I Love You. I think they are turning it into a movie
     

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