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Re: Your Top 3 Books ...

Post by PezKat » Fri May 02, 2014 1:22 pm

This is soooooo hard, lol!  For example I want to list a Dickens book... but then I'm not sure I've read any myself!  So here goes...

1) C.S. Lewis' The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (Book 1 of Chronicles of Narnia)
2) Dan Brown's Angels & Demons (prequel to DaVinci Code & I think it's better - definitely one of the best books I've ever read for many reasons!)
3) Ann Frank's The Diary of a Young Girl

Yeah, I can't do just 3, lol!  So I'll throw in some runners-up like Watership Down, The Heart of Darkness (Joseph Conrad), and Stephen King's The Stand.

As for current books, I'm really loving Cassandra Clare!  The Mortal Instruments series starts with City of Bones & I think there are 5; then there is a prequel Victorian series called The Infernal Devices which starts with Clockwork Angel.  I'm currently finishing up the 2nd (Clockwork Prince) and it's my favorite so far!  They're supernatural young adult genre.
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Re: Your Top 3 Books ...

Post by scrappin65 » Mon Jun 02, 2014 7:53 pm

Croppinmama wrote:I don't know about you, but when I read in the summer I have to have beach theme books. So here are mine for the summer:

The Beach House by Jane Green
Dune Road by Jane Green
Fir efly Beach by Luanne Rice


I am the same way!!  Have read the first two but not Friefly Beach-will have to check that one out!!


 

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Post by redsonic20 » Mon Jun 02, 2014 8:51 pm

I prefer series novels so I'll just list my favorite three with a word of caution against one:

1. J.A. Jance - J.P. Beaumont (there are two others she has but this is the one that takes place in Seattle which is specifically why I picked it up...ties to where I'm from...I've read bits and pieces from the other two but this is the one I stuck to...they are all good, though)
2. Marcia Muller - it's been a while, so I can't remember the name of the character, but I love the series!
3. Janet Evanovich numbers books - these were really funny and really interesting until book 12 or 13.  They are quick reads, very far fetched in their plotting after a while, but after that, they totally suck and turned into money grubbing...she probably doesn't even write them herself anymore.  If you want a quick 2-4 hour read and want to read after 12 or 13, the best route is the library, they aren't worth the investment from your hard earned money.
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Post by sdwhru » Mon Jun 02, 2014 10:59 pm

1. The Twilight Series
2. The Chronicles of Narnia Series
3.  Tie - Little House on the Prairie or various Chicken Soup of the Soul books
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Post by Duchess72 » Mon May 11, 2020 7:59 pm

Hi all... new here... My three summer reads are....

The Red Tent by Anita Diamont 
Daisy Jones and the Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid (soon to be an Amazon miniseries)
The Only Pirate at the Party by Lindsey Stirling... 

Right now I'm looking into Reese Whitherspoon's book club books... That's where I found Daisy Jones...
 
Be you, not them - the Duchess of Sassy Town .... 
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Post by suewho372 » Mon May 11, 2020 8:25 pm

Deanna13 wrote:
Fri Apr 25, 2014 12:11 pm
The Hunger Games Trilogy
All the Harry Potter Books
Eragon, Eldest, Brisinger, Inheritance Series of Dragon Books.

YES!!! I agree looooooove all of these!
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Post by suewho372 » Mon May 11, 2020 8:29 pm

I would also recommend the Lord of the Rings trilogy and the Hobbit!
The Hunger Games Trilogy-
A wrinkle in Time - Madeline L’engle
Any of the Lincoln Child Pendergast series if you like crime/ mystery .... and DCI Banks ....
Sorrry I looooove to read
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Post by DivingIn2020 » Mon May 18, 2020 4:29 pm

I love read the Stephanie Plum series and it is so funny!

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Post by Aztam » Sun May 24, 2020 1:11 am

classiclyamanda wrote:
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I love:
1. The Stephanie Plum novels by Janet Evanovich - so funny! (One for the money is the first one)
2. Cold Sassy Tree by Olive Ann Burns
3. The Witch of Blackbird Pond - by Speare

Here are also a couple of really fantastic Young Adult books that I have read recently!
1. Wonder by: Palacio
2. The One and Only Ivan by Applegate
 
I loved Cold Sassy Tree. I wish she had lived to complete the sequel.
 
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Post by Aztam » Sun May 24, 2020 1:14 am

Here’s 3 recommendations that I have enjoyed: 

The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck
Good in Bed by Jennifer Weiner
Any of these authors, Baldacci, Grisham, Connelly = spy, whodunit, law enforcement
 
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Post by karensay » Sun May 24, 2020 1:31 pm

I read most any Historical Novel I can find at the GoodWill store.

We are going camping for 3 days and I will probably read 3 books.  

I'm going to bring some cards to make, and a puzzle, just in case I want a change.
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Post by JAire » Sun May 24, 2020 2:01 pm

The 3 that I recommend:
1. For a great literary read, one I have enjoyed over and over - "Rebecca" by Daphne Du Maurier
2. For a captivating and entertaining tale of determination and problem solving - "The Martian" by Andy Weir
3. For contemplating in your mind and renewing your soul - "The Prophet" by Kahlil Gibran

And, for any science fiction fans here, if you haven't discovered him already, read Timothy Zahn. His writing is marvelous and he knows how to tell a story and keep you completely absorbed.
 
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