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Posted: 11/12/2012 10:43:17 AM
Any suggestions?

I bought Game of Thrones last night but it's not grabbing me. I need something that gets me from the get go and keeps me until the end.



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Posted: 11/12/2012 10:49:17 AM
Divergent by Veronica Roth.

Could not put it down.....





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Posted: 11/12/2012 10:52:25 AM
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children

A Discovery of Witches is one that a lot of people have been grabbed by, so you might try it. I personally found the middle a little slow and dragged on a bit. (yes, you're in love. yes, he's a vampire and so is his mother. we get it.)


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Posted: 11/12/2012 10:52:26 AM
Thanks, Michelle. I already read that one and I totally agree.


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Posted: 11/12/2012 10:52:30 AM
The last one I read like that was 11/22/63. (Stephen King.)


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Posted: 11/12/2012 11:00:56 AM
Have you read The Night Circus yet? I'm really enjoying it and finding it beautiful and artistic and has an interesting plot.







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Posted: 11/12/2012 11:10:36 AM
I'm reading and loving The Night Circus right now.


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Posted: 11/12/2012 11:11:18 AM
11/22/63 was a very good page turner


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Posted: 11/12/2012 11:15:16 AM
What Alice Forgot was also a great fluff, but kinda getcha thinking read. I think it would be a great book club selection.


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Posted: 11/12/2012 11:15:44 AM
I have read both Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children and I started The Night Circus. Personally, I didn't find either to be in the "can't put down" category, but that is just me. I actually didn't finish The Night Circus.

I always find Harlan Coben books are hard to put down. I loved 2 of his older ones The Woods and Tell No One. They are both older but still fabulous books. I also could not put down Still Alice, Shanghai Girls, and Dreams of Joy.

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Posted: 11/12/2012 11:25:02 AM
Before I go to sleep...S J Watson. Intriguing and grabbing IMO.



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Posted: 11/12/2012 11:30:46 AM
It's older ... have you read Mystic River by Dennis Lehane. They made a movie from it with Sean Penn, Kevin Bacon, Tim Robbins, etc.

It was excellent and grabs you right away.



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Posted: 11/12/2012 11:31:50 AM
I agree with 11/22/63 - great book!

Do you like mysteries? I find they are the ones I have the hardest time putting down. This year I've read two John Hart books that I couldn't put down (Iron House, The Last Child). I also really enjoy the series by Jo Nesbo (Norweigan mystery series), William Kent Krueger, and lately the Sebastion St. Cyr series by C.S. Harris.

The last two books I've read, Round House and Tell the Wolves I'm Home, were terrific.



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Posted: 11/12/2012 11:32:07 AM
The best book I've read this year is On the Island by Tracey Garvis Graves.


Two people stranded on an island struggle to survive - and slowly fall in love - in the runaway New York Times bestseller, now available with a reading group guide and a letter from the author

Anna Emerson is a thirty-year-old English teacher desperately in need of adventure. Worn down by the cold Chicago winters and a relationship that's going nowhere, she jumps at the chance to spend the summer on a tropical island tutoring sixteen-year-old T.J.

T.J. Callahan has no desire to go anywhere. His cancer is in remission and he wants to get back to his normal life. But his parents are insisting he spend the summer in the Maldives catching up on all the school he missed last year.

Anna and T.J. board a private plane headed to the Callahan's summer home, and as they fly over the Maldives' twelve hundred islands, the unthinkable happens. Their plane crashes in shark-infested waters. They make it to shore, but soon discover that they're stranded on an uninhabited island.

At first, their only thought is survival. But as the days turn to weeks, and then months, the castaways encounter plenty of other obstacles, including violent tropical storms, the many dangers lurking in the sea, and the possibility that T.J.'s cancer could return. As T.J. celebrates yet another birthday on the island, Anna begins to wonder if the biggest challenge of all might be living with a boy who is gradually becoming a man.


Such an engrossing story! It's not taboo at all - some people have thought it was from the description.
I loved it so much that when I finished it, I went to the author's Facebook page and thanked her for writing my new favorite book.



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Posted: 11/12/2012 11:34:42 AM
I loved Carry Me Home by Sandra Kring. It was hard to put down.


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Posted: 11/12/2012 11:48:54 AM
The Woman Who Wasn't There - I couldn't put it down. And I agree on 11/22/63 - that was a great book.

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Posted: 11/12/2012 11:58:37 AM
I just finished John Grisham's new one, The Racketeer. I really enjoyed it, for me it was a page turner. There were a lot of twists and turns. A fun read.


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Posted: 11/12/2012 12:01:02 PM
In the last few months I would have to say:
Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking
-non fiction

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (Miss Peregrine, #1)
-young adult book, usually not a genre I like, but I can't wait to read the second one.

Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet
-fiction about WWII in Seattle

The Borrower
-fiction about WWII set in Germany

The Night Circus
-fiction, loved the visual imagery!

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
-non fiction, a sad but amazing read about a woman who was forgotten.

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Posted: 11/12/2012 12:27:01 PM
if you've read the fever series by Karen Marie Moning, she released a new one called Iced. I really enjoyed it, even though it's told by a 14 year old. The whole series was great, I reread them often.

the last book I could NOT put down was Stephen King's Wind Through the keyhole, though I'm sure you read that one already. Tess Geritson's last book was pretty good. I've also been enjoying Jennifer Armentrout's various series. They're teen books, but I've really enjoyed the Obsidian series.

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Posted: 11/12/2012 12:29:02 PM
ohh yes Trollie! What Alice Forgot is awesome, I just re-read it. i adore that book

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Posted: 11/12/2012 12:37:51 PM

The Woman Who Wasn't There - I couldn't put it down

I think it's actually the OPs fault we all found that awesome book

I have been raving about it IRL too. I've probably told 10 people they HAVE to read it!



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Posted: 11/12/2012 1:28:13 PM
I want to read the 'woman who wasn't there' and can't wait for it to go onto kindle ( I find it hard to hold a book at the moment due to arthritis.)

I am still eking out the last few pages of 'echo in the bone'! I have absolutely loved the whole 'outlander' series and don't want it to end!


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Posted: 11/12/2012 1:31:10 PM
Decisions, decisions...so many I've already read and so many choices to choose from...thanks for the suggestions.


I want to read the 'woman who wasn't there' and can't wait for it to go onto kindle ( I find it hard to hold a book at the moment due to arthritis.)



It's available on Kindle...that's how I read it. I wish you could share more, I'd be happy to. Really, really, good...though completely disturbing.


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Posted: 11/12/2012 1:33:45 PM
I'm about 1/3 the way through Zoo by James Patterson.

Oh my. Hard to read right before bedtime though ~ ya, know,
if you're the type to have nightmares.

I love all of Harlan Coben's & David Goldblatt books and have just discovered Brad Thor. Very entertaining, easy to read books.


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Posted: 11/12/2012 1:35:42 PM
Two books that I really enjoyed recently are 14 by Peter Clines and Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan. Both of them are out of my strictly mystery usual reading. I always thought I hated sci-fi, but I love these. Based in "reality" but with a hint of paranormal.



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Posted: 11/12/2012 1:40:32 PM
The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

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May We Be Forgiven by A. Homes


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Posted: 11/12/2012 2:30:12 PM
The Outlander (not to be confused with the Diana Gabaldon version)

it was one of the strangest, most gripping books I've read in a long time.

I read Miss Peregrine and while I enjoyed it, I didn't love it and I wasn't on the edge of my seat

The Hinterlands was an excellent book as well. It reminded me of Cold Mountain even though the story was not the same-the style of writing was reminiscent. I loved that one too.


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Posted: 11/12/2012 2:33:08 PM
This may sound silly, its an older book that I found in my Mom's paperback pile, but Sydney Sheldon's "Are You Afraid of the Dark" was SO much fun!! I really couldn't put it down! I think I read it in two days!


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Posted: 11/12/2012 2:52:24 PM

The Fault in Our Stars by John Green


Oh yes, that was lovely! Rather different and original.

I'm just about the start Gone Girl which everyone says is fab too!



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Posted: 11/12/2012 3:25:43 PM
I loved The Fault in Our Stars, too!
Beautiful story. The characters stayed with me for days after... just couldn't stop thinking about them.



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Posted: 11/12/2012 3:27:16 PM
It sounds strange for it to be a page-turner, but I just read Dearie: The Remarkable Life of Julia Child and I loved it. She really did have a fascinating life.

I also really enjoyed Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail. It was Oprah's book club 2.0 selection. It's a memoir of a woman whose mother dies at a fairly young age. It's about how she copes with her mother's death and her solo hike from southern California to the Oregon-Washington border.


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Posted: 11/12/2012 3:31:45 PM
If you want some fluff, I really love the First Grave on the Right series. They are just fun and suck you in!

if you liked Divergent, have you tried the Enclave series? That one sucked me in as well. I'm not usually into fantasy, but Daughter of Smoke and Bone was pretty engrossing from the start. I am reading the second one in the series now.

One of my favorite books of the year was the Round House by Louise Erdrich. I thought it grabbed me immediately.

Have you read Born to Run? Tell the Wolves I'm Home? The Age of Miracles?

All engrossing reads.



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Posted: 11/12/2012 3:40:42 PM
One of my all time favorite books was The Alienist by Caleb Carr.


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Posted: 11/12/2012 3:46:12 PM

This may sound silly, its an older book that I found in my Mom's paperback pile, but Sydney Sheldon's "Are You Afraid of the Dark" was SO much fun!! I really couldn't put it down! I think I read it in two days!


Not silly at all! I love his books and they are all easy/fast
enjoyable reads. Rage of Angels had me from page 1.


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Posted: 11/12/2012 3:49:07 PM
I loved the Elemental series by Elizabeth Hunter
It's paranormal but not over the top. I loved the relationships that were formed. I read them all within two weeks.


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Posted: 11/12/2012 4:12:54 PM
I also loved The Fault in Our Stars by John Green. I am a John Green fan.
Gone Girl was also a page turner, but I did not like the ending.

I've been having trouble finding one that grabs me lately.


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Posted: 11/12/2012 5:47:11 PM
I know I've recommended it a couple of times, but "A Discovery of Witches" was a great read. Grabbed me and wouldn't let go. And I could not believe how much story was packed into those pages. It almost took my breath away at times, it was so fast paced and full of storyline.

I just recently finished the sequel, and it was nearly as good. There better be a third, based on the ending of the second.

I also just finished a book I got for free for kindle called "island of Ted" that was a really well written novel. I actually read 85% of it in the car Saturday on my way to Nashville. Once I really got in to it, it just flowed and was over before I knew it. I was sad that it ended.





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Posted: 11/12/2012 5:57:04 PM
If you like erotic chick books.. Anne Rice's sleeping beauty trilogy.. Please note* it's very much for the open-minded individual
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Posted: 11/12/2012 6:30:59 PM
61 Hours by Lee Child.
It was the first Jack Reacher book I had read and I was hooked from the beginning. The books starts with the clock ticking (so to speak) and you don't even know WHAT, but you know how little time you have left...


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Posted: 11/12/2012 6:38:42 PM
I you liked Hunger Games & Divergent/Insurgent, try Night if the Purple Moon. I sped through it and really liked it.


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Posted: 11/12/2012 7:45:25 PM
Marking my spot for later....there are a lot of great titles in this thread.










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Posted: 11/12/2012 7:48:38 PM
I really liked the Grave series by Charlaine Harris. There are 4 books in the series and are a light read that grabbed me from the very beginning.

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Posted: 11/12/2012 8:04:55 PM
The last child by John hart was great. Anything by Diane chamberlain I find very hard to put down. Secret lives is probably my favorite.


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Posted: 11/12/2012 8:23:54 PM
Just marking my spot . . .

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Posted: 11/12/2012 8:27:11 PM

I really liked the Grave series by Charlaine Harris. There are 4 books in the series and are a light read that grabbed me from the very beginning.


I loved these books, wish she would write more!

There are lots of books here that are great. Loved the island one about the woman and teenager. A very good book indeed!





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Posted: 11/12/2012 8:30:17 PM
I've really been enjoying Christian lit lately and have read several by Dee Hammond and Lynette Easley that I have thoroughly enjoyed.

Also, anything by Tess Gerritsen is always no-fail for me

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Posted: 11/12/2012 9:06:29 PM
Cane River. I can't remember the author's name off the top of my head, but I can walk to my bookcase & look if your interested.

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Posted: 11/12/2012 10:04:45 PM
I loved Before I Go To Sleep. Yes, grabs you from the start.


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Posted: 11/12/2012 10:10:08 PM
I also loved "Carolina Moon" from Nora Roberts. I don't normally care for her but I was bored andd
needed sonething to rea. My Mom suggested I try it and it sucked me in right away and the ending was fantastic.....


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