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Any book suggestions for my summer reading list. Fiction. I love a great novel.

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  1. KandQcourt wrote on :

    I’ve been reading Phillipa Gregory Books love them!!!! She’s the one that wrote The Other Boleyn Girl, I read that whole series, now reading the Wideacre series.

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  2. Rose Panariello wrote on :

    Eat Cake by Jeanne Ray

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  3. crlwells21 wrote on :

    I am reading Christine Feehan Dark series Adult paranormal somewhat like twilight but better.
    I can’t stop

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  4. judithmarshall wrote on :

    Husbands May Come and Go but Friends are Forever by Judith Marshall has been optioned for the big screen.

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  5. Jane Robbins wrote on :

    Caleb’s Crossing by Geraldine Brooks. She also wrote one of all-time favorite novels “March”.

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  6. Jane Robbins wrote on :

    Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen. Beautifully written and an easy read. Also, “The Help” which has been super-hyped due to the movie. Movie was good but nothing compared to the book.

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  7. peggyvan wrote on :

    Since we are into October it is probably time for the Fall reading list. I am late to come to this one but just finished The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, heard it is already a movie. Mystery and quirky and fantasy. Has any one else read this one??

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  8. shellie robin wrote on :

    For fiction — One Day by David Nichols. The movie just came out, heard mixed reviews but loved the book. My new dental hygenist recommended Messenger by Jeni Stepanek who was on Oprah — non-fiction but she cannot put it down. Check them out!

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  9. Menopause Marchesa wrote on :

    Mine! Mine! Mine! If you’re in the mood for a great post-summer read – take a look at “Menopause in Manhattan”. Talk about fab over fifty! And it hit the Top 100 at Barnes & Noble this week!

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  10. Maci Berkeley wrote on :

    Just read The Help before seeing the movie – sooo made me think of my mother-in-law who lived through that era.

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  11. Diane Goodman wrote on :

    This is going to seem REALLY self-serving but my third collection of short stories has just been published: it’s called PARTY GIRLS. If you get it, I hope you like it!!

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  12. Rose Soriero wrote on :

    So far this summer I have read and enjoyed Faith, Maine, The Year We Left Home
    and Alice Blessing. Excellent reads

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  13. victoria dorney wrote on :

    Some many books so where does one start?? ;D
    Blame by Michelle Hunter, The Confessions of Edward Day by Valerie Martin, The Late Lamented Molly Marx by Sally Koslow, The Wednesday Letters by Jason F. Wright., The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton, Little Bee by Chris Cleeve, Ape House by Sara Gruen,The Vagrants Yi yun Li, The Magicians by Lev Grossman, Dreaming in French by Megan McAndrew, The Book of Unholy Mischief by Ale Newmark.
    Books with serial characters you can check out authors Lisa Scottoline (A group of fierce, funny female lawyers who no only try the case but solve it as well), Kathy Reichs (Bones’ creator), Linda Fairstein (ADA Alex Cooper series), Patricia Cornwell (Dr. Kay Scarpetta series), Sue Grafton (Kinsey Milhone-the A is for Alibi to the current letter series), Charlaine Harris (She who created Sookie Stachouse and it’s cult following), Kim Harrison (Vampires,Witches,Warlocks,Werewolves you name in but the main character is a Witch who is a Private Detective), Deanna Raybourne (The Lady Julia Grey series-A 30 year old Victorian Sleuth), Michael Scott (in the Harry Potter type style, present day but focuses more on the adult characters), Christopher Moore (bawdy, bizarre and humorous besides having stoo many books to mention) to name a few. If you haven’t already and you enjoyed The Twilight Saga try The Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Cook (the movie is coming out shortly and as all book lovers know-the movie is NEVER as good as the book!).
    Are you looking for any specific genre? Might help to narrow it down.
    Enjoy both good reading and the summer!

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  14. Darla Martin wrote on :

    Anything by Kate Atkinson. I just finished “Started Early, Took My Dog”. Another poster asked about “Water For Elephants”, I’d recommend that one. Ann Cleeves has a mystery series going. I think there are 4 books, I’d recommend any of them, best read in order but not absolutely necessary.

    Darla

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  15. Cathy Buckwalter wrote on :

    I agree with phizzy54…”Jane Eyre”, absolutely any Jane Austen!; definitely ATLAS SHRUGGED by Ayn Rand (or THE FOUNTAINHEAD); THE INVISIBLE BRIDGE by Julie Orringer; THE LAST LIFE by Claire Messud; GENEROSITY: AN ENHANCEMENT by Richard Powers (such a wonderful novel); these books work well for summer reading and will raise your IQ by at least 25 points…especially ATLAS SHRUGGED or THE FOUNTAINHEAD.

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  16. Annamarie Dodge wrote on :

    Anything by James Patterson or the twilight saga….try to watch the movies first and then read the book and see how different they really are.

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  17. Colleen Tannenbaum wrote on :

    Room: A Novel by Emma Donoghue was amazing.

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    • Diane Yoder wrote on :

      Totally agree, nothing like I’ve ever read before.

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  18. Kathleen Pearlman wrote on :

    Depends on what genre you like best. In paperbacks (best to take on vacation) the top ones at my library are those by Susan Wiggs , Kristin Hannah, Fern Michaels, and Debbie Macomber. There’s also the Sookie Stackhouse True Blood series by Charlaine Harris. In mysteries, I’d suggest Lawrence Block’s Bernie Rhodenbarr series or Sue Grafton’s A to V (so far) mysteries. Have a good summer – and check the books at your public library out- vacation without the money!

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  19. patricia mcnew wrote on :

    i love janet evanovich number series of books ver funny enjoy them very much

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  20. Janet Smith wrote on :

    Ooooh, summer reading! Such fun! I must go along with some of the other suggestions regarding Jodi Piccoult. I have not read a bad novel by her yet, and I think I’ve read most of them. I also love anything by Janet Evanovich – you will laugh out loud at the antics of Stephanie Plum and her sidekick, Lula; not to mention Stephanie’s Grandma Mazur. I also love anything written by Tess Gerritsen – she writes medical thrillers. Jennifer Weiner is also always a good bet.

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  21. Kathy Watson wrote on :

    I received the book Outlander by author Diana Gabaldon, a New York Times
    best seller list author. The book came to free from a Shecky Party. I started
    reading on vacation and was engaged relatively quickly. It is quirky but I liked
    all the different themes in the book until about midway into the book when I
    felt it was becoming the Perils of Pauline once too much and I put the book
    down. Worth a look as it is a nice diversion. I noticed it was on my sister in law’s Kindle list.

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  22. Barbara Phelps wrote on :

    I just finished James Pattersons newest; he writes a great suspense mystery.
    Maeve Binchey’s newest “Minding Frankie” was a good read, very vivid people in her books.
    Jonathan Kellermans “Mystery” is his newest and very good.
    I have several authours whose newest I can’t wait for: Kellerman, Patterson, Koontz, John Sandford, JD Robb, Iris Johanson, Tami Hoag to name a few. Try some!

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  23. Sharon Kidd wrote on :

    A VISIT FROM THE GOON SQUAD (THIS YEAR’S PULITZER), THE ART OF RACING IN THE RAIN, SURRENDERED, THE SAME KIND OF DIFFERENT AS ME – ALL GOOD!

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  24. Constance Snow wrote on :

    Reread “Jane Eyre” then go see the movie. Or read any classic Jane Austen, then rent the Masterpiece Theatre versions. It is so fun to see how the film makers interpret the books.

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  25. Jackie Mutschler wrote on :

    I have a Kindle and like to check out their top free downloads. I just read one that had a profound impact on me called “Almost Heaven” by Chris Fabry.

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  26. Sandra Kucinich-Horn wrote on :

    If you have a teen, I would suggest The Rabbit Trap. Also Jennifer Weiner ~ Fly Away Home, any Jodi Piccoult is also a great read. Let me know about my suggestions or if you would like more!

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  27. Eileen Davis wrote on :

    I’ve just read An Object of Beauty by Steve Martin. I passed it on to two other women and we all had the same reaction — could not put it down. It’s about the New York art world of the eighties and nineties and a few people whose lives converge during those heady days before the recession. So it’s about art and it’s also about character, love, survival and integrity. AND it’s funny! Steve Martin is a terrific writer who knows his art as well as he knows comedy. In another vein, I’m reading the novels of English writer Barbara Pym — witty, wonderful stories of life in the English country villages she knew well. The people are classic, you’d meet them anywhere; but here they’re all drinking tea, eating scones and taking long walks while involved in the great dramas of life.

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  28. Marcia Reed wrote on :

    Anne Rivers Siddons has a brand new novel…ANYTHING written by her is wonderful, engaging, poignant and oh so well written. Jody Picoult, anything; always timely subject matter, with warm and touching drama. Michael Connelly, Harlan Coben, both Kellerman adults, (haven’t read the son). Hope that helps!

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  29. Loraine Alcorn wrote on :

    I am loving Tracy Fabre’s book sending Rupert Home its a fun summer read – in mysteries/thrillers have you ever read anything by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child I can recommend any of their books highly my favorite is Still Life with crows its pretty scary though

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  30. Ivy Pittman wrote on :

    You’ve come to the right place….I would recommend – The Paris Wife by Paula McLain, The Thieves of Manhattan, (moving plot) The Lake of Dreams, Saving Cee Cee Honeycut (Excellent!), Bad Marie (powerful). Hope you like them!

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    • Lina Perl wrote on :

      Just finished The Paris Wife. LOVED IT. It made me want to go read Hemingway, but then I did and remembered that I’ve never really enjoyed it. I’ll stick with his wives 🙂

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