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  1. TeacherNY

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    Me too. I couldn't wait to find out what happened. Another book that kept me turning the pages as fast as I could was Little Girl Gone.
     
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    The Abstinence Teacher by Tom Perrotta. He's a great writer. I'm hoping to get an advance copy of a couple of titles from Good reads. Me and a million other readers, probably.
     
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    Right now I'm re-reading the Feed/Newsflesh trilogy by Mira Grant. I'm on book 2, Deadline. It takes place in 2040, about 25 years after zombies have risen up. The main characters are news bloggers. I think that it's an interesting take on the traditional zombie novel (one of my favorite subjects), because it's less about the zombies and more about how people and society have adapted to the new normal of a life where zombies are a thing. The series has a lot of action, well-written characters, and a thoughtful, deliberate plot.
     
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    Mary Higgins Clark's new mystery, All Dressed in White, is out, so I got it immediately and started reading. LOVE her books!
     
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    "Don't Let Me Go," by Catherine Ryan Hyde.
     
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    I'm a HUGE fan of mystery/thrillers too & those w/ a real twist, but NOT slow reads nor historical mysteries, so I welcome any other suggestions!
    I may start with Girl on the Train, but, made a list of your other recommendations here.

    Anyone read Remember Me This Way by Sabine Durrant? It seems pretty good.

    Is the author Tami Hoag any good?

    Sounds right up my alley, thanks.

    Sounds good, thanks!

    Sounds good too, thanks!
     
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    I just finished all the Arnaldur Andridason books. They are set in Iceland; good stuff. Not action packed, but the books aren't slow reads.

    Favorites: Kathy Reichs, Janet Evanovich, PD James, James Rollins, Michael Connolly, Lee Child
     
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    Any book by Karin Slaughter is suspenseful and hard to put down!
     
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    I just started the new Star Wars book, Aftermath. Being a HUGE Star Wars fan, and having just seen TFA, I'm all about anything Star Wars.
     
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    I love those kinds of books. I'll check her books out!
     
  11. TeacherNY

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    Is anyone reading Ashley Bell by Dean Koontz? I think I'll start it over my break.
     
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    Jeffrey Archer's Only Time Will Tell. He is a fabulous storyteller. I finished a Maeve Binchy book set in Greece the other day. Good vacation reading.
     
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    I have 6 or 7 books on Vikings/Scandinavia/North Atlantic history and archaeology to get through over break. I'm starting with Viking Age Iceland by Jesse Byock. I'm reading this along with the sagas since it intersperses snippets of the sagas with archaeology, ecology, geology, and ethnology. I'm almost finished and really enjoying it.

    Also reading Yrsa Sigurdóttir Icelandic mysteries.
     
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    I recently finished Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood. It has been on my shelf for a while, and rather than buy more books I am trying to read some of the books I have already. Right now I am reading Lizzy & Jane on my Kindle. Both are lighter reads and a perfect break from professional reading.
     
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    I'm reading Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs and listening to the audiobook Pretty Baby by Mary Kubica.
     
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    I loved that book laf10! I have the other two waiting their turn to be read.
     
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    Just finished Be Frank With Me by Julia Claiborne Johnson. It's very different from anything I usually read, but I was so sad when it ended.
     
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    I loved that book. Do you plan on reading the other books in the trilogy? I'm hoping the read the 3rd one soon.

    I'm reading a few books for my online book clubs (i'll have to check the exact titles). I also have a few to review so I will be reading lots on my February break next week!
     
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    I've been on a huge reading kick lately. Since the turn of the new year, I've finished New Spring and Eye of the World by Robert Jordan, A Dance With Dragons by George RR Martin, A Head Full of Ghosts by Paul Tremblay, The Girl With All the Gifts by M.R. Carey, The Wild Swans by K.M. Shea, Daughter of the Forest by Juliet Marillier, and a few YA books (Coraline by Neil Gaiman, A Little Princess and The Secret Garden by Francis Hodgson Burnett). FYI: The Girl With All the Gifts was one of the best books I've ever read.
     
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    That's on my "To Be Read" pile.
     
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    I'm reading the reimagined Twilight story where all the genders have changed. It's more than a little confusing, but I'm digging it overall.
     
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    My TBR pile is gigantic. I'll never be able to get through it since I add books to the list every day :dizzy:
     
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    I just finished Attachments by Rainbow Rowell. I loved it. Planning to read her other books as well eventually.
     
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    Re reading Fierce Conversations
     
  25. gr3teacher

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    It's a great book. You can see the "big reveal" coming from a mile away, but the characterization is probably as good as the genre has ever seen, and for me, I like reading characters.
     
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    Is this a YA book? I looked it up on Goodreads but I don't think it says.
     
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    Definitely not a YA book. It's very good and different from what I normally read.
     
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    It's a fairly short book, but definitely not YA.
     
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    Thanks I'll look into it. Sounds interesting!
     
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    I recently finished Ready Player One and thoroughly enjoyed it. It's not one I'd have ever picked up on my own, but I kept hearing about it and eventually stumbled across a copy and started reading. I am also finishing up American Creation. I started that book a while back but got sidetracked and never finished it. Now is the time.
     
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    I am 7 books behind on my Goodreads 2016 goal!! Thank goodness I have break next week. I need to marathon read!!!
     
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    Anyone read the children's series by Rush Limbaugh? (Rush Revere series) I'm reading the first book because of such stellar reviews on Amazon, but it is not capturing me. I'm like 2/3 of the way through the first book, but I just don't find the story to be particularly novel. Nor do I find the writing to be good.
     
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    Just finished re-reading Stephen King's It... last time I read it was in third grade... yeah, definitely missed a lot of sex references (and... uh... that last scene) the first time around, which I guess makes sense.
     
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    Almost finished with a historical fiction book called Here Be Dragons about the Welsh Prince Lewellyn. Grandmother's maiden name was Lewellyn so it makes for a more interesting read.
     
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    A couple years ago my boys each got one of his books for Christmas from their grandma. The older boy doesn't like to read anything so he is no gauge, but the younger one (9 at the time) read his for a school book report, read his brother's book, and got the third for Christmas this year. I don't think he has read it yet because he is working his way through the Percy Jackson series.
     
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    Reading "The Time Traveler's Wife" by Audrey Niffenegger. I can't decide if the central relationship is sweet or extremely creepy.
     
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    The Room was an incredible, well written novel!
     
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    I am rereading "Game of Thrones." I pooled all of my Barnes & Noble Gift Cards and bought the entire series for myself for Christmas. I've already read it but I breezed through the first time. This time I am taking my time.
     
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    The series is great but I think the first book is the best one. There get to be so many different plot lines going on, and it's hard to tell what's going to end up important. There are several POV characters who seem utterly useless, but there must be SOME reason they are included.
     
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    I agree. I got halfway through the fifth book before I got bogged down in the tangling character and plot lines. Throughout the fifth book I had to go back to figure out who characters were and why I was reading about them and whose chapter it was. But I love a good fantasy and I intend to read these books until I have creases in the spines
     

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