What's Everybody Reading this Fall/Winter Season?

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  1. threeboysmom

    threeboysmom Our life is what our thoughts make it

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    Can I just say that I HATE how our book thread keeps disappearing on us!

    I have read SO MANY wonderful books this past year all based on recommendations by the DIS'ers here! Even though my "to read" list is still long, I am always on the look out for more books to add.

    Books that I've loved this year:

    Life of Pi
    Night Strangers
    The Night Circus
    Gone Girl
    Wife 22
    Dark Places
    Sharp Objects
    Shopaholic series by Sophie Kinsella
    Beach Music
    Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon
    The Book Thief
    The Kitchen House

    These are just a few off the top of my head. I know I've read far more than that from recommendations from you all.

    So what is everyone cozying up to this winter?

    I'm in the middle of reading The Fiery Cross (Outlander #5) after recently going through a Gillian Flynn kick (sad she only has 3 books out...)

    And you?
     
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  3. tinkerbellandeeyor

    tinkerbellandeeyor DIS Veteran

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  4. Soldier's*Sweeties

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    I've been reading Stephanie Bond.

    "Our Husband" was recommended on the last thread and I enjoyed it very much! It was a humorous, quick, fluff book.

    Since then I've read "In Deep Voodoo"(my favorite of hers so far) and I am 20 pages away from finishing "I Think I Love You".
     
  5. erincon23

    erincon23 <font color=blue>Everyone must have gotten a life

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    Just found a neat new (to me) series by Mark Billingham. British police/murder mysteries. The latest book is "The Demands," but it's like 7th or 8th in the series.

    I also just read the final book in Nora Robert's newest trilogy, the Inn Boonsboro series, A Perfect Hope.
     
  6. phorsenuf

    phorsenuf Not so New Rule author

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    I read Killing Lincoln and it was fantastic. Getting ready to start Killing Kennedy.
     
  7. minniebride

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    I just ordered "Happiest Baby on the Block" by Dr. Harvey Karp on Amazon-hope it helps me figure out how to get my baby to sleep longer at night!
     
  8. npealer

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    The Outlander series is one of my Faves! Read the series "almost twice" LOL, The Fiery Cross was the hardest one for me to get thru, got stuck on it second time around

    I have loved everything I have ever read by Phillipa Gregory, author of The Other Boleyn.

    Also the Fever Series by Karen Marie Moning, this is sci-fi fantasy series for anyone who likes that genre
     
  9. Soldier's*Sweeties

    Soldier's*Sweeties DIS Veteran

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    I keep hearing great things about the Outlander series but it's soooo not my thing! I might have to break down and try it anyway.
     
  10. Pixiedust34

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    I'm another Outlander fan!

    The Book Thief is on my to read list as well as The Kitchen House. I read Life of Pi years ago.

    I'm currently reading They Almost Always Come Home, a book I got for free on my Kindle. It's OK. Next up is ??????? So many books, so little time! I want to re-read the Outlander series soon, but I'm also waiting to get my hands on the new Ken Follett book and I have to re-read Lord of the Flies soon for school.
     
  11. Mary Jo

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    I always check these book threads :)

    Are you guys subscribing so you can easily find them?

    What if on this thread we put the title of the book and a brief synopsis underneath, then whether or not we recommend?


    Right now I'm reading one that was recommended on one of these book threads. It has to do with a boy living in a small town who meets a girl that has been haunting his dreams. That's as far as I have got, but someone here recommended it.

    I also want to read Cloud Atlas. I saw the movie, and now want to read the book.

    Outlander by Diane Gabaldan - loved it. I'm not sure that there is anyone left who hasn't read it yet, but...
    This is a series dealing with time travel. It can be considered a romance, but I think of it as much more. It has to do with life in Scotland back in the 1700's (?), and how people thought back then. It also has to deal with honor, bravery, and dealing with conflict. The characters aren't perfect, which makes them, in my opinion, easy to connect to. I've read the series twice, and the first book three times. I really like it.
     
  12. figment52

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    The Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet - set in WWII Seattle area and the Japanese relocation camps. Two young children of Asian decent are separated because one is Japanese and the other is of Chinese. I would recommend it. It is a part of our history that is rarely written about.
     
  13. Soldier's*Sweeties

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    I haven't read it!!!

    That's it... It will be my next Kindle purchase.
     
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    Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy

    I mostly read non-fiction, and this book is so good.
     
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    I finally finished Deathly Hallows. I also read the Stieg Larsson trilogy (Girl with the Dragon Tattoo) and Hunger Games Trilogy. My next series will be Twilight!
     
  17. tinkerbellandeeyor

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    Those will be next on my list
     
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    For some light, fluff reading: Cedar Cove series by Debbie Macomber.
     
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    I just finished the George RR Martin's Storm of Swords, I kind of want to jump into Feast of Crows but I am going to take a little break and jump into some lighter novels.

    Going to the library today and I am going to pick up Adriana Trigiani's Shoemaker's Wife. I totally recommend this writer but I am a little annoyed with how long it is taking her to write the Brava series. I am also going to get Amanda Quick's Mischief for old times sake. I also want to read James Patterson's Sunday at Tiffany's.

    For the Holidays I really got lucky and found some free Kindle books about the season and I am going to re-read O' Little Town. It was a free read last year and I really like it!
     
  20. threeboysmom

    threeboysmom Our life is what our thoughts make it

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    Sigh. I feel like the last in America who hasn't read through this series yet (or seen the movies). They ARE on my list for this winter. Hopefully, I will have the time to get to them.

    I'll need a quick read after finishing Outlander #5 (1400 pages). I'm going to look into this one.

    EDIT: OK, I just looked this book up on Goodreads. Is it the one by Dean Koontz?? I don't consider him humorous or quick fluff, lol, so I'm thinking I'm pulling up the wrong one?

    EDIT AGAIN: I read the summary on the one by Dean Koontz. I added it to my list even if it's not the one you were recommending. Looks intriguing!!

    I just remembered my mom highly recommended this book a year ago and I forgot to add to my list. Adding!

    I am SO glad you said that! I am struggling with this one. I thought maybe it was because it's been over a year since #4. It's just not grabbing me the way the others did. I find myself skimming a lot because I want to get through it (I have SO many other great books waiting on the sidelines, lol), but I just don't want to quit either since the rest of this series has been so fantastic.

    LOVED Life of Pi. Comes out in theatres today!!! Hoping to see the movie this weekend. :)
     
  21. threeboysmom

    threeboysmom Our life is what our thoughts make it

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    Wow! GREAT reviews on this book over at Goodreads too (I manage my book lists on that site - fantastic if you are not familiar with it).

    Thanks for the recommendation! This is definitely being moved to the top of my list!
     

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