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Old 05-06-2013, 08:09 PM   #1441
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#19 - Tell No One - Harlan Coben. I read one of his other books and didn't care for it but this one was better. Quick summary - A man is trying to go on after his wife was killed years ago. He gets mysterious contacts that contain clues only she would know. People are following him, police get involved, and the whole thing involves a scandal that takes awhile to figure out. Lots of suspense and it kept me interested.


I am on hold for other books by the Gone Girl author and not sure what to read next. I loved Gone Girl and Defending Jacob so much that it's hard to find other books to read. None have grabbed me the same way.
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Old 05-06-2013, 08:37 PM   #1442
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Old 05-06-2013, 08:47 PM   #1443
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I am on hold for other books by the Gone Girl author and not sure what to read next. I loved Gone Girl and Defending Jacob so much that it's hard to find other books to read. None have grabbed me the same way.
I am also on hold for the two other Gillian Flynn books - which are you planning to read first? My library had both books together and I could get that faster than getting on the list for the two books individually.

I loved Defending Jacob, too - probably one of my favorite books so far this year.

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I'd love advice from anyone who has read the two other Gillian Flynn books (besides Gone Girl) on which to read first and which to save. TIA
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Old 05-07-2013, 08:50 AM   #1444
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I am on hold for other books by the Gone Girl author and not sure what to read next. I loved Gone Girl and Defending Jacob so much that it's hard to find other books to read. None have grabbed me the same way.
Gone Girl and Defending Jacob are my favorite two books that I've read in past couple of years. My #3 would be Into the Darkest Corner. Maybe give that a try?

Dark Places and Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn were good too, although not as memorable as Gone Girl.
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Old 05-07-2013, 08:53 AM   #1445
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I'd love advice from anyone who has read the two other Gillian Flynn books (besides Gone Girl) on which to read first and which to save. TIA
Hmmm, I've read both of her books after Gone Girl, and I honestly can't remember the plotlines too well now. I remember they were really good and kept me intrigued while reading, but they weren't the kind of story that sticks in your head for months afterwards...

My brain is fried. If I can remember what a book was about a week after I've read it, I know it's a good one!!
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Old 05-07-2013, 09:44 AM   #1446
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30/50: Extinction Point

First comes the red rain: a strange, scarlet downpour from a cloudless sky that spreads across cities, nations, and the entire globe. In a matter of panicked hours, every living thing on earth succumbs to swift, bloody death. Yet Emily Baxter, a young newspaper reporter, is mysteriously spared—and now she’s all alone.

But watching the happy life she built for herself in New York City slip away in the wake of a monstrous, inexplicable plague is just the beginning of Emily’s waking nightmare. The world isn’t ending; it’s only changing. And the race that once ruled the earth has now become raw material for use by a new form of life never before seen…on this planet.

With only wits, weapons, and a bicycle, Emily must undertake a grueling journey across a country that’s turning increasingly alien. For though she fears she’s been left to inherit the earth, the truth is far more terrifying than a lifetime of solitude.


I thought this would be awesome but the author has a way of describing everything, like what she ate and how many times she chewed. It started good but quickly got dull, and then there were some really unbelievable things that happened that made me want to kill the main character.

31/50: All Unquiet Things by Jeanine Garsee
When Rinn Jacobs moves to a new town she hopes it will be a fresh start-a place where nobody knows about her past. At first, everything goes according to plan. She falls in with the popular girls at her new school and falls for the very cute boy-next-door Nate. But River Hills High School has a secret. The ghost of a girl who died back when Rinn's mom was a student supposedly haunts a hallway. Rinn's not sure she believes it, but when strange things start happening to her friends, Rinn decides there's only one way to know for sure. She needs to ditch her bipolar meds and see what the voices are really trying to say...

I just love this author. This book was funny, witty, and scary, all at once.

Now I am reading KILLING KENNEDY by Bill O'Reilly.
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Old 05-07-2013, 09:45 AM   #1447
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I am also on hold for the two other Gillian Flynn books - which are you planning to read first? My library had both books together and I could get that faster than getting on the list for the two books individually.

I loved Defending Jacob, too - probably one of my favorite books so far this year.

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I am 28 for Sharp Objects & 32 for Dark Places so I'm guessing Sharp Objects should come up first. I only have 7 days when it's my turn so hopefully it'll hit at a time when I can read it quickly.

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Gone Girl and Defending Jacob are my favorite two books that I've read in past couple of years. My #3 would be Into the Darkest Corner. Maybe give that a try?

Dark Places and Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn were good too, although not as memorable as Gone Girl.
I agree, both of those are my top favorites too! I did read Into the Darkest Corner, it was pretty good too. I wish my library would carry more bestsellers. They seem a little slow to get the newer popular books in e-format.
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Old 05-07-2013, 10:22 AM   #1448
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Book #8 - Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern - I've seen some pretty harsh criticism of this book but I really enjoyed it. There is a love story in there but if "romance" is your genre you'll probably find this one a little weak. As a Disney fan, I relate the Night Circus to WDW. It's this constantly expanding magical place that excites your imagination. We are all Disney's "Reveurs." I liked the ending but the part that I consider "the end" was about 60-80 pages before the author finished writing. Everything that came after ties up all the loose ends very nicely, looping the story back on itself in a way that is like the layout of the circus itself. I thought the story was good but the author's descriptive writing style was outstanding.

Next up - Under the Dome by Stephen King - 1300 pages is going to knock me off my timeline for the year but I want to get this one in before the television series premiers on June 24th.
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Old 05-07-2013, 11:37 AM   #1449
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Finished book #29: The Host by Stephenie Meyer

I really enjoyed this book. It is WAY better than her Twilight books, which I thought were weak. It was a very interesting story about future Earth being taken over by a unique alien species & really felt for the main character "Wanda" as well as her host Melanie. I see it will be a movie too, which I am sure they will ruin by making it a bad teenage love story.

Our world has been invaded by an unseen enemy that takes over the minds of human hosts while leaving their bodies intact. But Wanderer, the invading "soul" who occupies Melanie's body, finds its former tenant refusing to relinquish possession of her mind.
As Melanie fills Wanderer's thoughts with visions of Jared, a human who lives in hiding, Wanderer begins to yearn for a man she's never met. Soon Wanderer and Melanie-reluctant allies-set off to search for the man they both love.
Featuring one of the most unusual love triangles in literature, THE HOST is a riveting and unforgettable novel about the persistence of love and the essence of what it means to be human.


I am taking a few weeks break from reading at the moment while I wait for my library to get in the 6th Kingdom Keepers book.
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Old 05-07-2013, 01:44 PM   #1450
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100 pages left in The Light Between Oceans and my heart is wrenched, but I can't stop reading. Sadly, I don't foresee a happy ending to this book; don't see how it's even possible. But I could be wrong, lol.

It really stinks that I'm stuck inside my office when all I want to do is sit outside in the gorgeous weather and finish this book!!!
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Old 05-07-2013, 04:30 PM   #1451
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My official #8 is The Shoemaker's Wife by Adriana Trigiani. This should be the type of book that I love, but I thought it was slow moving. I couldn't really get into it. However, I cried through the end so maybe I liked it better than I thought.
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Old 05-08-2013, 09:26 AM   #1452
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Book #23 - Certain Girls by Jennifer Weiner (http://www.amazon.com/Certain-Girls-...=certain+girls)
This is the sequel to Good In Bed, which I really liked. I found this book to just be okay.
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Old 05-08-2013, 09:32 AM   #1453
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One of these days I'm going to come and update all I have read since my last one. And when I do, it will count as a book for you all!
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Old 05-08-2013, 11:02 AM   #1454
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Old 05-08-2013, 02:17 PM   #1455
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20/30 - Confessions of a Shopaholic by Sophie Kinsella

I hated this book. End of review.

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