read any good books lately?

tara assing
on Dec 10, 2009 @ 12:03 pm

I am a avid reader ,anything in horror ,thrillers.etc. Love Maeve Binchy , Amy Tan ,Stephen King .Dean Koonz and all of John Saul . Anyone like that kinda stuff. Oh!1 also cookbooks as I love to make different types of foods
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Bookworm here on Dec 10, 2009 @ 12:35 pm

I love reading! Unfortunately don't get much time to enjoy it though :( I love all genres - thinkers, chicklit, classics, mystery, thrillers - anything really!

It's hard for me to give specific recommendations because my taste varies so much! But here are a few of my faves:

* in chicklit: Shopaholic series, anything by Emily Giffin
* great discussion pieces: Time Traveler's Wife, The Handmaid's Tale
* a thinker and sobber: Khaled Hosseini's Thousand Splendid Suns
* in classics: I must read Pride & Prejudice at least once every year. Must. Don't take it at face value; it's really a witty critique of an era and women's roles (and men too, for that matter!).

I've read a few new releases lately, but they can't have been very good because I can't remember them at all. A recent read Queen Takes King by Gigi Levangie Grazer, was quite fun - a nastily fun look at Hollywood divorce a la War of the Roses (think Michael Douglas and Kathleen Turner).


yesssssssssssssssssssss on Dec 10, 2009 @ 04:12 pm

Re-reading 'The secret' -I have started highlighting certain parts of this book

Also, 'Outliers' by Malcolm Gladwell
'Reinventing the body, resurrecting the soul' by Deepak Chopra
'Call to work' Thomas Moore
'Barbie and Ruth' Robin Gerber


always looking for new books myself! on Dec 10, 2009 @ 11:30 pm

These don't fall into the horror/thriller/etc category because I am not really into anything that is remotely scary. (TV around Halloween is the worst time of the year for me.) But I do like suspense like Agatha Christie or if you are looking for more temporary writers, Dan Brown and Michael Connelly are both on top of my list.

I am not heavily into Sci-Fi or Fantasy, but I have a few books in that genre that I highly recommend. Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card (my all time favourite). The Belgariad (3 books) and Mallorean (3 books) series by David Eddings. I love these books. I have read Ender's Game like 10 times and the Belgariad/Mallorean series at least 3 times. :D

The books I've been reading lately (only the ones I really enjoyed):
- I Know This Much Is True by Wally Lamb (re-read)
- Time Traveller's Wife (re-read)
- My Sister's Keeper by Jodi Picoult (huge tear jerker)
- The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd
- Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold (current read)
- Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen (next book on to-read list)
- Twilight series by Stephenie Meyer (on my X'mas list)

If you like the cutesy kind of stuff, you can also try Meg Cabot. :)

Recent reads on Dec 13, 2009 @ 11:36 am

I loved My Sister's Keeper and The Lovely Bones - both read recently.

The new Dan Brown (The Lost Symbol) is good if you like the Da Vinci Code/Robert Langdon series.

Also a big fan of the Malcolm Gladwell books and he has a new one out now too.

Lidda Tealeaf
Love horror, too! on Dec 13, 2009 @ 01:49 pm

Anything by Stephen King is a must read for horror lovers. Also, the Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter series is great. By Laurell K Hamilton. Lots of creatures, great writing and some serious violence. Not for the faint of heart! It's like mystery, erotica, paranormal, thriller and romance all rolled into one.

Also, if you like horror, check out H.P. Lovecraft. Classic.

Lotus Flower
African writers on Dec 15, 2009 @ 05:16 am

hey i just finished a book called "half of a yellow sun" by chimamanda Ngozi.....she is truly on her 2nd novel "purple hibiscus"....give it a try!!!!!!

Paul Auster on Jan 05, 2010 @ 11:55 am

A friend of mine recently introduced me to fiction author Paul Auster. I read his book 'The Brooklyn Follies,' and loved it. It's an easy read, written in a casual style, enjoyed by both men and women. I bought it for my brother for Christmas. It's a feel good story without being fluffy.

Ali de Bold
Jennifer Weiner on Jan 05, 2010 @ 04:46 pm

I recently started reading her books and I find them hilarious. I've read Good in Bed and am now reading Certain Girls. She is also the author of In Her Shoes, which was made into a movie with Cameron Diaz. Her books are light, funny and perfect for the beach or cozying up on the couch with a blanket in the winter.

On the opposite spectrum, I love anything Malcom Gladwell writes. Very thought provoking and tons of great insight.

Nicolas Sparks on Jan 06, 2010 @ 02:05 pm

I'm currently reading Dear John by Nicolas Sparks, a real tear jerker but beautiful story!

Slightly Devious
Fave Authors & Books on Jan 06, 2010 @ 04:33 pm

Here are a few of my favourites.

The Raw Shark Texts by Stephen Hall is possibly the best book I've ever
read; it has a bit of everything. The tag line: "it is a mix between
The Da Vinci Code, The Matrix, and Jaws"

Anything Douglas Coupland (He's Canadian), especially Eleanore Rigby, jPod, and All Families Are Psychotic

Chuck Palahniuk - Invisible Monsters, Haunted (really messed up/scary), Lullaby

For Emily Griffin I prefer Something Borrowed & Something Blue over her other two books (Something Borrowed is possibly being made into a movie)

The Hitchhicker's Guide To The Galaxy (A Trilogy in Five Parts) by Douglas Adams is always a classic (think British humor in space)

Memoir lover? I suggest Dry by Augusten Burroughs or The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls

John Fowels' The Collector was a really good read too.

Perhaps you like graphic novels and/or zombies? I've been reading the Walking Dead series by Robert Kirkman (they are currently up to volume 11).

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