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Re: Good Books

Postby Howie79 » Tue Jun 09, 2015 11:31 am

I love any kind of mystery or suspense type books. I also just finished the Songs of Ice and Fire series (all books that have been released to date) since I was getting hooked on Game of Thrones.

Some of my favorite authors for light mysteries are :

Kate Collins
Kate Carlisle
Heather Webber/Heather Blake
Victoria Laurie (paranormal suspense)

JD, I just saw Gone Girl and had not read the book. Now I am disappointed, but will still read the book. I always find that I enjoy the books much more than the movies.

Thanks to all for the suggestions!

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Re: Good Books

Postby JaneDoe » Tue May 17, 2016 12:34 pm

Since I'm no longer watching GH...... I've got some time on my hands. Any good book suggestions? A series perhaps? I like suspense, comedy, I'm not opposed to YA or fantasy fiction. I'm not a fan of extremely sad or gushy romance. 8-)

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Re: Good Books

Postby Nightmoves » Tue May 17, 2016 12:38 pm

JaneDoe wrote:Since I'm no longer watching GH...... I've got some time on my hands. Any good book suggestions? A series perhaps? I like suspense, comedy, I'm not opposed to YA or fantasy fiction. I'm not a fan of extremely sad or gushy romance. 8-)


I recently read James Patterson's 'Murder House' and it was pretty good. He's one of my favorite authors. I'm now reading 'Second Honeymoon' also by him.


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Re: Good Books

Postby walkerfan10 » Tue May 17, 2016 12:45 pm

I love to read so I'll read just about anything. but I am really a Harlequin girl at heart. I'll read anything by anyone who writes a good love story.

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Re: Good Books

Postby JaneDoe » Tue May 17, 2016 12:48 pm

Nightmoves wrote:
JaneDoe wrote:Since I'm no longer watching GH...... I've got some time on my hands. Any good book suggestions? A series perhaps? I like suspense, comedy, I'm not opposed to YA or fantasy fiction. I'm not a fan of extremely sad or gushy romance. 8-)


I recently read James Patterson's 'Murder House' and it was pretty good. He's one of my favorite authors. I'm now reading 'Second Honeymoon' also by him.


I have read a few of his books, but it's been a while. I may have to revisit him, THANKS! 8-)

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Re: Good Books

Postby Nightmoves » Tue May 17, 2016 12:51 pm

JaneDoe wrote:
Nightmoves wrote:
JaneDoe wrote:Since I'm no longer watching GH...... I've got some time on my hands. Any good book suggestions? A series perhaps? I like suspense, comedy, I'm not opposed to YA or fantasy fiction. I'm not a fan of extremely sad or gushy romance. 8-)


I recently read James Patterson's 'Murder House' and it was pretty good. He's one of my favorite authors. I'm now reading 'Second Honeymoon' also by him.


JaneDoe wrote:I have read a few of his books, but it's been a while. I may have to revisit him, THANKS! 8-)


Yes check him out it's good, fast paced writing. He also has a couple of series. Here is a link to all of his books

http://www.jamespatterson.com/books_checklist.php#jpSeries

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Re: Good Books

Postby JaneDoe » Tue May 17, 2016 12:59 pm

JaneDoe wrote:
Nightmoves wrote:
JaneDoe wrote:Since I'm no longer watching GH...... I've got some time on my hands. Any good book suggestions? A series perhaps? I like suspense, comedy, I'm not opposed to YA or fantasy fiction. I'm not a fan of extremely sad or gushy romance. 8-)


I recently read James Patterson's 'Murder House' and it was pretty good. He's one of my favorite authors. I'm now reading 'Second Honeymoon' also by him.


JaneDoe wrote:I have read a few of his books, but it's been a while. I may have to revisit him, THANKS! 8-)


Nightmoves wrote:Yes check him out it's good, fast paced writing. He also has a couple of series. Here is a link to all of his books

http://www.jamespatterson.com/books_checklist.php#jpSeries


Great.... thanks! 8-)

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Re: Good Books

Postby sjogirl » Tue May 17, 2016 6:58 pm

anybeth22 wrote:Thought since the favorite tv show thread was such a success I'd try a book one. See what else we all have in common or not.


I personally love to read and like to collect books so if I find an author I like I get everything they write.


I love and have all Julie Garwood, and Julia Quinn books.
Also all Catherine Coulters time pieces.

Beverly Lewis and Janette Oke are favorites.

(yes I know it's weird that I go from trashy romance fiction to Christian fiction but I love them all lol )

My favorite book is Anne of Green Gables. It was the first story I remember reading with my mom and it's still as wonderful to read now as it was then.

Huckleberry Finn is another classic I love.

Im 28 yrs old but I love the Harry Potter books. I never read the books until 2 weeks before the last one came out. My sister was bugging me to read them and I told her I didn't want to read them till all of them were out. She said "the 7th is out in 2 weeks. It's not like you can read them all before that" I took that as a challenge and read 6 books in 5 days :)

I've heard the Hunger Games are a must read but I don't know if I can handle reading about kids killing kids.

Ok now that I've rambled on and on It's your turn :)


I will happily talk about books any day!!! I LOVE that you mentioned Anne of Green Gables. Have you read all the books, all the way to the one about one of her daugters all grown up (Rilla of Ingleside, I believe is the name)? I am just curious because there are several in the series but most people I talk to only know of the stories through where the two movies end. I loved them all and I will be 50 this year lol. As for Harry Potter, I can remember seeing a 60 minutes episode where they spoke of this book that was becoming quite the sensation in New York so I went out and bought it and started reading it at night to my oldest son when he was little...he will be 28 this year. My boys and I read all of them and we have listened to the audio novels as a family and of course we have seen all the movies...talk about obsessive lol.

I would have to say my FAVORITE BOOK OF ALL TIME is "I Know This Much is True" by Wally Lamb. If any of you haven't read it, I highly recommend it.

I also love the Ken Follett trilogies and "Memoirs of a Geisha" and "The Good Earth". It is really impossible to list all the books I love but I would be remiss if I did not mention "Gone with the Wind"...so much better than the movie and "Rebecca" by Daphne du Maurier.

Otherwise, I am addicted to murder mysteries especially ones from Scandinavian countries. I devoured Girl with the Dragon Tattoo the week after it came out, luckily it was a sensation so I got movies to watch also.

I highly recommend Dennis Lehane...I LOVED every one of his books except Shutter Island.

Next up for me is The Girl on the Train...everyone I know has read it already...little behind on this one. Just finished Edge of Eternity by Ken Follett.

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Re: Good Books

Postby sjogirl » Tue May 17, 2016 8:01 pm

Okay so I just realized that I jumped on a thread that was not brand new and I responded to a post from 2012...WOW. I should probably just get some sleep. That being said, I would love to see this thread kept on the front page...I love hearing about books people love.

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Re: Good Books

Postby strangeland » Wed May 18, 2016 4:29 pm

Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child - The Pendergast books are outstanding, but read them in order.
Love the old Nero Wolfe series. They are dated but easy reads and I love the picture they paint of life in the 1950's (Archie using a typewriter, etc.)
John Connolly's Charlie Parker series.
The early Patricia Cornwell Scarpetta books were outstanding.
Joanna Flukes mystery series, centers around a bakery and the books include recipes! How fun!!!
Also loved Harry Potter, and the Lord of the Rings (the Hobbit).
So much good stuff out there and always happy to find a new author.


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