What have your read lately?

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  1. WaProvider

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    What have you read lately?

    I am looking for a free time reading title for myself. I recently finished the Dan Brown books (Da Vinci Code, Digital Fortress and others). I liked them, and ended up reading them at the same time as my teen age son. That was something we hadn't done.

    What have you read recently? So I can start a new book?
     
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    The Hunger Games....now one of my all-time favorites!
     
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    The House at Riverton. It's a suspenseful story where all of the pieces come together bit by bit. I've been reading it very slowly, but I plan to finish it this weekend.
     
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    The Hunger Games trilogy is fantastic!

    I also really like Graceling by Kristin Cashore. It's about a little girl who has the power to kill with her bare hands! It's her story of growing up knowing that she's different and fighting against being used by others for their own political gain. If you like the Hunger Games, you'll love Graceling.

    If you're looking for something a little more grown up, The Help and Sarah's Key were both wonderful. The Help is they story of the friendship between a white woman and a family servant during the 1960s. Sarah's Key is about the Jewish expulsion of France during WWII. Both are fiction, but they are rooted enough in historical fact that they read as nonfiction.
     
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    If you like Dan Brown I think you will like Steve Berry. I just finished reading The Templar Legacy which I really enjoyed. The Amber Room is another book he wrote which was excellent.
     
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    Unless you have absolutely no appetite for fantasy, try Sherwood Smith's Inda series.

    Barry Hughart's Bridge of Birds: A Novel of an Ancient China that Never Was is by turns hilarious and heartbreaking.
     
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    Ape House by Sara Gruen (she wrote Water for Elephants). Fantastic.
     
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    The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls
    The Curious Incident of The Dog in The Night-Time by Mark Haddon

    M.H.
     
  10. WaProvider

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    Wow, thanks folks! My trip to the library today should be very fun!!

    TG it is funny that see you type "unless you have absolutely no apetite for fantasy", my eldest son was believed to be a non reader for about a decade by our family. It was shocking, the other children and I LOVE to read, he really stood out. Recently we discovered it isn't that he didn't like to read, he just thought there were only fiction books and "report books". When he discovered the historical fiction collection he was a very happy little book worm again. It only took 10 years!
     
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    Sherwood Smith is really good on society-building, so he might still like the Inda books. The ancient-times air to the Hughart (which turns out to be part of a series) might also appeal to him.

    Let me think about this some more, too.
     
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    We just got back from the libary. I will take this list next time.
     
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    Ha ha....see we do really think alike Blue! I was up wayyyyyy to early this morning and I thought I would use my time wisely to ask what to pick up at the library! Who knows what to read better than the people here!
     
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    I just started reading James Patterson's Women's Murder Club books. I am on the 3rd.
    My library does not have a huge selection so I just find the books I want online and put them on hold from other libraries. The clerks must think i'm insane with the piles of books that I carry out of there each week LOL The library director must have noticed this once and asked me my opionion about a certain author in regards to some library group they have (I guess it's a book club but I can't attend since it's held in the morning :( ).
     
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    Definitely old-fashioned but if you like suspense and shorter stories I would go with Edgar Allen Poe. Of course we all had to read some of his stories but he has several great other ones. I am sure the library has an anthalogy of his. I have a set of his complete work (over 1,000 pages) and it is fun to read a story here and there.
    If you are looking for a book to read I would try Malcolm Gladwell. He is non-fiction but he is super easy to read. Also, his stuff is really fascinating.
     
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    I just finished reading (for the second or third time) The Givenchy Code, The Manolo Matrix, and The Prada Paradox. It is a fantastic and smart trilogy. The premise is that an Internet assassin game is played in real life and involves a treasure hunt, figuring out riddles and clues, and of course, romance. I highly recommend it.
     
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    On my list to read:
    Little Bee by Chris Cleave
    Cold:Adventures in the world's frozen places by Bill Streever
     
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    Oh my, I think I might have to look into these :D
     
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    I have been on a Jodi Picoult kick since the summer. After I finish one I just pick up another. Also, I have read a few of her novels several times.
     
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    I read multiple titles at once! I have books everywhere around the house.

    I'm reading the following:
    The Hobbit
    You Were Born For This
    The Public Purpose of Education
    and many other titles.
     
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    I hope you love them as much as I do. The Givenchy Code is the first one. They are smart and sassy and fun!
     
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    I'm reading The Help, now and it is great so far! I got a Nook for Christmas, so I have The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, and The Girl Who Played with Fire waiting for me.
     
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    I am always reading 5 things at once. Right now I am reading the Sparrow and David Copperfield.

    With that said I just finished reading Catching Fire. I love the hunger games series. This books are amazing and it is wonderful to have such a strong female character. Although these books are intende for YA they are great for anyone who wants a good read. It will really have you thinking about our society and what it could turn into.
     
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    I loved Da Vinci Code. I thought The Help was alright, and Sarah's Key was pretty good.

    All time favorites:

    Everything is Illuminated
    The Story of Edgar Sawtelle
    Cat's Cradle (or anything else by Kurt Vonnegut)
    Snow
    Bright Shiny Morning
    The Kite Runner

    Recent favorites:

    Slaughterhouse 5
    All the Jack London books
    Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
    Man Walks into a Room

    Right now I'm reading 1984 by George Orwell.
     
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    I've just read through Karen Marie Moning's Fever series in the last week and a half. Once I started I couldn't stop! There are five books, and they story and characters are so entertaining! Light reads, lots of action, sci-fi twist to it. I loved them!
     

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