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Old 02-25-2013, 01:35 PM   #16
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Gone Girl is great!!!
I enjoyed Gone Girl as well.
Have you read (and do you recommend) any of Flynn's other books?
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Old 02-25-2013, 01:47 PM   #17
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The Nikki Heat books by author "Richard Castle" are fun reads. Don't be confused if you see Nathan Fillion's picture on the back cover of the book, because he IS Richard Castle! Check out the Posters on the walls of Studio Sea - Castle is one of them.
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If you watch Castle on ABC you might see some similarities between the stories and the show, because the books are "based upon" the tv series, but the books are stand alone.
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The Rent Collector by Camron Wright is one of my favorites!
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Old 02-25-2013, 03:33 PM   #19
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Good read?

I'm sorry to say I didn't like A Casual Vacancy and I wanted so much to like it because I wanted to see JK Rowling succeed at something besides Harry Potter--which I loved--all of them. I started the book when it came out, and I just couldn't make myself sit down and finish it. I finally finished it about a month ago--and I am a fast reader. I was just disappointed, I guess.
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I enjoyed Gone Girl as well.
Have you read (and do you recommend) any of Flynn's other books?
I get all my books from or public library, I'm on hold for Sharp Objects and Dark Places

The reviews on Amazon are good.
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Old 02-25-2013, 04:00 PM   #21
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I enjoyed Gone Girl as well.
Have you read (and do you recommend) any of Flynn's other books?
I've also read Sharp Objects and have the third downladed but haven't read yet. It was good also.
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If you want a light read Safe Haven is really good. (Movie out now)
I LOVE the Hunger Games soooooo good, I NEVER would of thought hearing about it I would of liked it but I absolutely LOVED it!!!
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Old 02-25-2013, 06:16 PM   #23
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I'm sorry to say I didn't like A Casual Vacancy and I wanted so much to like it because I wanted to see JK Rowling succeed at something besides Harry Potter--which I loved--all of them. I started the book when it came out, and I just couldn't make myself sit down and finish it. I finally finished it about a month ago--and I am a fast reader. I was just disappointed, I guess.
I feel the same way. I bought it the day it came out. I *still* haven't finished it; I'm only about half way through, and just can't make myself pick it up again. I think JK Rowling is such a fabulous storyteller; I don't know what happened with this one!

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I'm having a horrible time getting into Wool Omnibus. Horrible. And it's been recommended by many, so I keep trying, but I just can't seem to get going on it.

I'm an avid reader (I shoot for 10,000 pages a year) and am always looking for new books! I have a backlog of about 25-30 on my Kindle at any given time.

I just finished "What Alice Forgot" by Liane Moriarty and really enjoyed it - it was different.

I've been trying to clean out my "to read" file, so some of my recently reads are not recently released. That might help, for those looking for books at the library.

Other books I've read this year:
The Kitchen House by Kathleen Grissom
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
The Last Runaway by Tracy Chevalier (fairly new)
Life of Pi by Yann Martel

From previous years, my top recommendations:
Where'd You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple
The Cat's Table by Michael Onjaatje (but maybe not on a cruise.....)
Finding Nouf and City of Veils by Zoe Ferraris
Sarah's Key by Tatiana de Rosnay
South of Broad by Pat Conroy
Skeletons at the Feast by Chris Bohjalian
The Postmistress by Sarah Blake
Noah's Compass by Anne Tyler
The Kitchen Boy by Robert Alexander
The Dive from Claussen's Pier by Ann Packer

If you're looking for lighter reads, I really enjoy Emily Giffin. If you're looking for fast reads, I think Kristin Hannah books fly by - for me anyway.

Hope this helps! I could go on and on about books! Can't wait to see what else people recommend.
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I'm bringing Killing Kennedy. I rarely read fiction. However, I have read a lot of Patricia Cornwell, but prefered her earlier books. Can anyone recommend a writer similar to Cornwell OR a good historical crime book ?
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has anyone been reading the Game of Thrones books? my son is trying to get me to read them because 'they are so good' but I get so confused with the tv series and am a bit worried that I will not be able to follow the books.
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I'm bringing Killing Kennedy. I rarely read fiction. However, I have read a lot of Patricia Cornwell, but prefered her earlier books. Can anyone recommend a writer similar to Cornwell OR a good historical crime book ?
have you tried jeff Kellerman? he is somewhat similar and I do love them both. great mystery writers.
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I just finished "The Avator's Wife". Historical fiction about Charles Limburger's wife. I really enjoyed it.
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Have you read 11/22/63: A Novel, by Stephen King? I had not read a Stephen King book in many years, but this one had great reviews and an intriguing premise. It did not disappoint!
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