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Posted: 11/25/2012 6:58:56 PM
I am finishing up my semester and will have a blissful month of no text books or mandatory reading. I would like to fill that time with books that are fun to read but not overly campy.

So throw some at me!! What's on your must read, just read, or reading soon list?


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Posted: 11/25/2012 7:53:04 PM
not a single suggestion? December is going to be a loooooong month!!


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Posted: 11/25/2012 8:14:32 PM
What do you mean by "campy".

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Posted: 11/25/2012 8:19:29 PM
What kind of books do you usually like? When I want something light, I often turn toward YA books or those with a historical tone. Would those be of interest?

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Posted: 11/25/2012 8:20:40 PM
I'm up for anything at this point. I have done nothing but science and math for the past 4 months and anything other than that will be a welcome distraction


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Posted: 11/25/2012 8:23:34 PM

What do you mean by "campy"

Things that are over the top. Like 50 shades was "campy" IMO, as are most of the romance novels (bare chested men, heaving bosoms, windswept prairies). I just don't seem to care for them and lose interest quickly even when I do try and read them.


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Posted: 11/25/2012 8:25:17 PM
I am currently reading Gone Girl and It is a serious page turner!! I can't read it fast enough!
also, the Peas recommended The One Who Wasn't There...it's on my list.
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Posted: 11/25/2012 8:27:21 PM
I really enjoyed Before I Go To Sleep. Last night I finished Into the Darkest Corner. I read it in a day.

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Posted: 11/25/2012 8:35:43 PM
If you've read The Hunger Games(and enjoyed) you would really like "Divergent" and "Insurgent" by Veronica Roth. I read them both in 48 hours thus weekend.

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Posted: 11/25/2012 8:36:24 PM
The Girl Who Stopped Swimming, A Grown Up Kind of Pretty (I LOVED listening to the author read these)

The Fault in Our Stars

City of Thieves

The Night Circus

The Art of Fielding

Every Last One

The Invisible Bridge

Dark Places, Sharp Edges, Gone Girl


The Dove Keepers

Left Neglected, Still Alice

These is My Words

Cutting for Stone

The Hunger Games trilogy

White Oleander

The Book Thief

Fighting Rueben Wolf, Getting the Girl

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The Truth About Forever

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Posted: 11/25/2012 8:38:59 PM
Janet Evanovich has 'Notorious Nineteen' just out if you have read her other books (light and fun, but not campy)


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Posted: 11/26/2012 5:52:13 AM
Check out the weekly reading thread. Lots of great books there too.


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Posted: 11/26/2012 7:36:30 AM
sign up at Goodreads.com and see what your friends are reading. You can add books, rate them when you're done and keep a running list of what you'd like to read, have already read and are currently reading.

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Posted: 11/26/2012 7:49:35 AM
I'm finishing up "Let's Pretend This Never Happened" by Jenny Lawson... It's hilarious!


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Posted: 11/26/2012 7:59:08 AM
For light, relaxing reading that will make you chuckle, read Peter Mayle's "A Year in Provence." If you enjoy it, he has a whole series that follows. I have all of them. Delightful stories.

I also enjoy Fannie Flagg's books. "Fried Green Tomatoes" of course, but her others are good too. Try "A Redbird Christmas" and "I Still Dream About You."


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Posted: 11/26/2012 8:12:49 AM
I'll second some already mentioned........

Gone Girl
Still Alice
Before I Go To Sleep

All excellent books.

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Posted: 11/26/2012 8:26:58 AM
Here the best books that I've read lately, but they're all kinda serious, so I'm not sure how "fun" they are:

The Sandcastle Girls
A Thousand Splendid Suns
A Walk Across the Sun
The Kite Runner
Dirty Secret - a daughter comes clean about her mother's compulsive hoarding tendencies
Jokes My Father never Taught Me

I also like anything written by Tess Gerritsen (crime/medical thrillers).


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Posted: 11/27/2012 2:16:49 PM
A friend recommended The Winter Sea by Susanna Kearsley. I'm only 3 chapters in but I'm already hooked.

I don't know about "fun" reads but two of my favorite books ever are:

Pillars of the Earth and World Without End by Ken Follet.

Hunger Games trilogy
Water for Elephants
Lovely Bones
Bossypants by Tina Fey (hilarious!)

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Posted: 11/27/2012 2:20:32 PM
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