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post #1 of 17
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So I just got back into reading a few months ago and have read quite a few Nicholas Sparks books and have read all but 2 of Sophie Kinsella's. She is my favorite right now! She wrote the 'Confessions of a Shopoholic' series.

Currently I am reading 'Can You Keep A Secret?' It is hilarious like the rest of her books.

What are currently reading and who is your favorite author? I could always use recommendations!
post #2 of 17
im not a big reader myself, I just recently started reading "if chins could kill" by bruce campbell. famous b rated actor from the evil dead movies. currently a charecter on burn notice on usa. not a bad book so far.
post #3 of 17
I books! I like to read mysteries mostly. My favorites are:

James Patterson (The Women Club Series, The Cross Series, anything of his):

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_ss_gw...sprefix=james+

Jonathan Kellerman (Alex Delware Series):

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_ss_gw...sprefix=Jonath

David Baldacci (For "lawyer, murder types" series):

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_ss_gw...sprefix=David+

Robin Cook (Medical mysteries):

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_ss_gw...n+Cook&x=0&y=0

Stuart Woods (lawyer mysteries):

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_ss_b?...+woods&x=0&y=0

Lee Goldberg (Monk Series & Diagnosis Murder Series):

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_ss_b?...ldberg&x=0&y=0

I could keep going & going. I love to read mostly the above authors (I collect their books to read & re-read again). But I do like to read new authors.

Happy reading!
post #4 of 17
I love to read.
My favorite author is Patricia McKillip, I dont think I could pick a favorite by her. Winter Rose, The Changeling Sea, Ombria in Shadow, they're all fantastic.

I also like Kristen Randle. Her books are for young adults but The Only Alien on The Planet and Breaking Rank are just great (currently reading Breaking Rank *again*)

I really like Tolstoy too. And Dickens.
post #5 of 17
This is my favourite!

Memoirs of a Geisha


I've read it dozens of times and I never get tired of it.

I also love Lord of the Rings, but it's really an acquired taste. I didn't like the books at all when I first tried to read them. In fact it took me something like 4 months to read less than 100 pages before I finally gave up. I picked them up again after I had seen the movies, and then found that I could relate to the characters, the scenery being described and the different races (elves, dwarves, hobbits) of characters. Now the LoTR series of books and movies are among my favourites.

I really enjoy FBI thrillers or books about Vampyres, or medical mysteries. Here are some of the authors that I've been looking for and have read all of their series of books:

Vince Flynn
Dan Brown
Catherine Coulter
Anne Rice
Kathy Reicht
Robin Cook
Lee Child

I tried reading some "James Patterson" but just couldn't get into his writing.

I just finished reading "The Historian" by Elizabeth Kostova

http://www.amazon.com/Historian-Eliz.../dp/0316011770

The book is fabulous. It's about Dracula who was reportedly "Vlad the Impaler" and is a mix of history and fantasy. I liked it so much and became so curious that the book I'm going to read next is the biography of Vlad the Impaler!

I'm currently reading Michael Scott's "The Alchemist" series. http://www.dillonscott.com/index.htm Well written whimsical / fantasy style novels.

The Year of Living Biblically was an absolute hoot to read http://www.ajjacobs.com/books/yolb.asp I rank it right up there among my favourites.

Many of the books or authors that I've been reading of late have been because I've seen people mention it here.
post #6 of 17
I like Sophie Kinsellas books too I also LOVE Adriana Trigiani, I actually named Lucia after one of her books, "Lucia, Lucia " I also met her in person and she's awesome

Also Emily Giffin, Jennifer Weiner, Karen Kingsbury, Peter Pezzelli, Cecelia Ahern, Lorna Landvik
post #7 of 17
I recently started reading Jonathan Kellerman, and just finished "The Conspiracy Club," which is my favorite of his so far. It strikes me as a book that deserves a sequel, but I don't know whether one exists or not -- heading to the library today to find out!

But I really want to recommend Brad Meltzer.

Let me repeat that: BRAD MELTZER!

This guy is so good, so original, so much fun, so human in his characterizations, and so diabolically inventive! He was here recently to promote his latest book, and he turns out to be just a neat guy, too, funny and very likable. You can't go wrong with Meltzer. My favorites, I think, are "The First Counsel" and "The Zero Game," but they're all just excellent.

I love "The Millionaires," too. And "Dead Even" and "The Tenth Justice" and...
post #8 of 17
I love reading thrillers/horrors - not sure about a favourite book, but a lot of the authors already mentioned are my favs, the only ones I Would add are

John Grisham
Dean Koontz
Stephen King
James Herbert
post #9 of 17
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Originally Posted by Oscarsmommy View Post
So I just got back into reading a few months ago and have read quite a few Nicholas Sparks books and have read all but 2 of Sophie Kinsella's. She is my favorite right now! She wrote the 'Confessions of a Shopoholic' series.

Currently I am reading 'Can You Keep A Secret?' It is hilarious like the rest of her books.

What are currently reading and who is your favorite author? I could always use recommendations!
We have a special forum for books hidden under the name Paws and Reflect. It is at the top of The Cat Lounge. Sometime in your life you must read Don Quijote. It is rated the greatest novel of all time on just about any list you can find on the net and it was written over 400 years ago. It remains the most read novel of all time (and that is not open to debate).
post #10 of 17
I read everything written by Stephen King, Dean Koontz, and John Grisham. I also really like Marion Zimmer Bradley's "Avalon" series, Sue Grafton's alphabet detective series, and Ann Rule's true crime books.
post #11 of 17
Not read Sue Grafton, are they worth a read?
post #12 of 17
i love to read!!

Any of the Micheal connely books or stephen king

but ones i found i coudnt put down were the harry potter books

im sooooo not into these mills and boons lovey dovey books
post #13 of 17
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I read everything written by Stephen King, Dean Koontz, and John Grisham. I also really like Marion Zimmer Bradley's "Avalon" series, Sue Grafton's alphabet detective series, and Ann Rule's true crime books.
i've read Marion Zimmer Bradley's "avalon" series too. have you read her 'Landover' books? they're great and it doesn't really matter what order you read them in.

another fantasy author i love is Dennis McKiernan.
post #14 of 17
If you enjoy sci-fi, read everything by Michael Crichton. All of his stuff is excellent, Prey being one of my favourites. I just finished reading A Scanner Darkly by Phillip k. Dick which was also good. Ubik (also by Dick) was enjoyable.
post #15 of 17
Thread Starter 
SO I am really starting to like Marion Keyes. She is very funny. I read Watermelon and appartently the character in that book has 4 sisters and she writes about all of them. Now I have to figure out if they go in a certain order....
post #16 of 17
I got disgusted with the last The CAt WHO mysteries and found The CatsWold Portal and joe Grey mysteries which I ADORE as there is so much love n them. I also read the Mrs Murphy mysteries and Rita Brown's Sister Jane foxhunting mysteries. Then I enjoyed the young adult The Phantom Stallion and Wild Horse Island ones and of course Cloud Wild Stallion of the rockies and the Cloud the stallion returns (made me aware of the plight of these poor mustangs) and now I am reading Erin Hunter Warriors series.

If you like spooky there is from the corner of his eye by Dean Koontz, and the Door to December and by Stephen King From a Buick 8!

Then there is the Haunting of Gad's Hall and the UNINVITED!

That ought to hold you for awhile! ~grin~
post #17 of 17
I just started reading again too

I've always loved Nicholas Sparks, I really want to read The Wedding, but its currently checked out at the library, but its on my wait list

I just finished 'I Don't Know How She Does It' by Allison Pearson and it was wonderful! I'm starting up 'Every Sunday' by Peter Pezzelli, which I'm very excited about because Helen (Bella713) told me that he's a wonderful author

When I went to the library last Saturday, for the first time in over 5 years! I just went into the fiction section and looked at everything for about 2 hours , I just picked random authors, I love reading different books
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