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Old 08-09-2012, 07:09 PM   #11
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I just read the first book of the 50 shades trilogy...I'm entranced. I worked 3-8 and I figured, "Eh, one more chapter..." next thing I know it's 7:57 and I did nothing to close the pool up.

Needless to say, I'm buying the next two books and should have them finished before Saturday evening.
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Old 08-09-2012, 10:27 PM   #12
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Damn, I was avoiding them, but I guess I'll have to look into it now...
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Anything by Khaled Hoessini or Wally Lamb

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Crashers and Breaking Point are novels by a relatively new author, Dana Haynes. They are very well written stories about a team of investigators who reconstruct accident scenes after a plane crash. Fascinating stories, great character development and plots. I like books where I (accidently) learn a lot about everything.

Anything by:
Andrew Vachss (Burke)
Lee Child (Jack Reacher)
Donald Westlake (the Preacher series; Dumbledorf sucks)
Nelson DeMille
Jeffrey Deaver
John Sandford
John Kellerman (absolutely the best!!!) (Milo Sturgis is a gay LA homicide detective who works with a clinical psychologist, Alex Delaware) brilliantly written by an ultraconservative Orthodox Jew)
Robert Crais (Elvis Cole and Joe Pike)
Kyle Mills (he's from Wyoming; how bad could he be?)

That's just off the top of my head; I'll have more when I think about it. Try a book by any of these authors and you won't be disappointed.
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I am a total fantasy geek, and devoured Game of Thrones. I grew up loving the Hobbit and Lord of the Rings.

If you like this type of book, I would recommend The Wheel of Time series by Robert Jordan Not for the faint of heart, there are 14 (I think) volumes, each volume being 800-1000 pages. It took him decades to write it, and he died before he could finish, so his wife had Brandon Sanderson finish the last 3 volumes for all of us die hard fans who have been reading his books for years.

Any other Robert Jordan fans out there?
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I just read the first book of the 50 shades trilogy...I'm entranced. I worked 3-8 and I figured, "Eh, one more chapter..." next thing I know it's 7:57 and I did nothing to close the pool up.

Needless to say, I'm buying the next two books and should have them finished before Saturday evening.
Really??? I read three pages before I tossed it.
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If you liked the Hunger Games Trilogy, you might like the Divergent series. I'm in the process right now of reading the Unwind series which I think is pretty good -- it's along the same lines as Hunger Games. And I'm also pretty addicted to James Patterson's Women's Murder Club series. J.K. Rowling has begun writing a new mystery series for adults under the name of Robert Galbraith -- the first one is The Cuckoo's Calling and the second one is The Silkworm -- I've read them both and can't wait for her to come out with the third!
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