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loobylou
06-16-2012, 08:41 AM
and what is on your Summer reading list (Winter for us Aussies)?
I am always on the lookout for new books and new authors.
I tend to find an author I like and then read everything they have ever written.
How about you?

This year I have discovered Patricia Cornwell- The Scarpetta series about forensic science and crime/murder mysteries. I'm really into them! I'm on the last book of the series and already fretting about what to read next. I tried a couple of her other books from her "Win Garano" series and they were nowhere near as good.
Please recommend something....

maxiesmom
06-16-2012, 09:30 AM
Sarah, the books by Kathy Reichs are similar to those of Patricia Cornwell. The main character is a forensic anthropologist and spends her time between North Carolina and Quebec Canada. I enjoy her much more than Scarpetta anymore. I thought her more recent books just didn't have as much to offer as her earlier works.

I recently read the first book by Jefferson Bass,(actually two gentleman) the books are mostly based out of the Body Farm, the real location visited in one of the Scarpetta books. I think it was called Carved in Bone. It wasn't outstanding, but I liked it enough to pursue the series. I am a huge fan of books that continue the characters, I really enjoy seeing how the author progresses them.

I am currently in an old series that began in the late 70's by author Marcia Muller and her main character is a PI who works in San Francisco. Speaking of San Francisco, I recommend the Spellman Files series by Lisa Lutz. The family are all in the private investigating business and they are all a little crazy, it is laugh out loud funny at times and pretty quick reading. I think there are only 5 books in that one.
Hope I have given you some suggestions.

cindi
06-16-2012, 10:15 AM
I love nora Roberts and read everything I find from her. right now i am reading a trashy romance novel I picked up at a yard sale for .25 cents..glad that's all I paid for it..it's not very good.
:)

HeatherJ
06-16-2012, 10:29 AM
I am like you,I read everything they have written, when I find an author I like. I just discovered James Patterson and have enjoyed a few of his. I have resisted reading 50 shades of grey that is the talk of the staff rooms and offices.

Christie
06-16-2012, 10:44 AM
I bought some Sandra brown books at a garage sale a while back. I am on my third one in two weeks! I had never read her before and I really like her.

penelope
06-16-2012, 11:06 AM
J.A. Jance I have read all her books

tojoco
06-16-2012, 02:35 PM
Sarah, right now I am reading "Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close." The story is told by a nine-year old boy named Oskar who found a key in a vase that belonged to his father, who was killed in the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Towers in New York City on September 11, 2001. He scours all of New York looking for help in identifying what the key belongs to.

I have also read all of Mary Higgins Clark's mystery novels. I have to stay that she is my all time favorite author.

Please go to www.goodreads.com and add me as a friend. You can see everything I've read and all the books I have on my "to be read" list. I would love to be on your friend list.

MnMommy2
06-16-2012, 04:07 PM
Nurturing your Shy Child.. is what i'm reading right now. My 7 year old has a lot of anxiety and refuses to speak in public, so I'm trying to get as much info as I can to help him at the moment.

MidwestStamper
06-16-2012, 04:43 PM
Just finished book number 13 in the MORGANVILLE VAMPIRE series by Rachel Caine.

Now I'm going to start INSURGENT, which is book two is a Young Adult fiction series--first one was called DIVERGENT. Don't have the book handy for the author's name.

I'm reading my way through about 6-8 different series--mostly Young Adult fiction--and I pretty much get them all from the Library. I'm on the waiting list for the next books in the series, as they come out.

Patty
06-16-2012, 07:14 PM
Right now I'm reading Frankenstein. My 16yo dgs is reading it for school, so, yes, I'm trying to bond. So far it's not bad!!

loobylou
06-16-2012, 11:42 PM
Thankyou for your recommendations. I am off to the library this afternoon to see what they have. I like the idea of the crime novels, not too keen on vampires though. I did read one sooky stackhouse book and gave up pretty quick!

ellie
06-17-2012, 06:08 PM
I actually just finished two books. "killing Lincoln" by Bill O'Reilly, and "inside the Whitehouse" by Ronald Kessler the second one was actually an audio book but both were great and I learned a lot!

ngreek
06-20-2012, 04:26 PM
Since I am guessing you don't want good text book recommendations:
So I read the Fifty Shades of Grey series. I actually found them not bad. I was not into all of the sexual pieces in it but there was a story line and I found it interesting. I may be different then others with reading it since I am in the field of psychology I enjoyed reading and looking at the progression of the character and what the sexual aspect purpose was versus just being in the story for shock value.

I would recommend it if you can read a book with sexual encounters in some detail with some out there type of things and look at the character development .. you will enjoy it. It really is a series of books about the different relationships we have and how we protect ourselves or create beliefs that cloud our present. If some one recommedns to read the Ann Rice Beauty series since it is similiar to 50 Shades.. Don't read it unless you want a series focused on sexual exploits.

I read another book called South of Bixby Bridge was another good book. It wa a journey with an individual and reading a story about the imapct drugs and alcohol can have.

I also read Finding Emma. This I enjoyed about when a child is kidnapped and how it can affect more then just the family the child was taken from.

After typing this I realized what heavy type reading I was doing.

HeatherJ
06-20-2012, 05:49 PM
I am still on the waiting list for "The Forgotten garden" by Kate Morton, I started it from the e-library but between report cards and my trip to NYC, I never got to finish it before it disappeared into cyberspace. I was really enjoying it so I went back on the wait list. So that should be in my inox in a few weeks, just in time for school to be over!

shuggy
06-20-2012, 06:09 PM
i just finished "fly away home" by jennifer weiner. pretty good. i'm a chick lit reader. i like to read for sheer enjoyment so i don't like to hurt my brain. plus my reading comprehension sucks (probably because i don't try and hurt my brain!) so i just like light easy reading. my favorite authors are jennifer weiner, sophie kinsella, jane green, erin hilenbrand, nicholas sparks. i do like jodi picoult, too. only her's aren't always very cheery.

the 'friday night knitting club' by kate jacobs is really good. there are three in the series, i think.

Mrs. Fence
06-21-2012, 04:19 PM
I just finished a book called "That Camden Summer". It takes place here in Maine during the early 1900's. I also just finished reading one called "The Memory Keeper's Daughter". It was rather sad, but I HAD to finish it. I just picked up a couple Jodi Picoult novels, a few by Danielle Steel (Hadn't read anything by her since college!) and of course, Nora Roberts is always a favorite.

pesc
06-23-2012, 10:35 PM
I love also Kathy Reich! If you like crime novel you will be served :)

GSMom385
06-24-2012, 12:45 AM
I am reading the new Stephen King Novel I forgot the title because it is a date, but it is about the day JFK was shot. It started out kind of slow and odd but it is getting good now. I just finsihed a vampire series by Alexandra Ivy, but I don't remember the name of all them just that there were 7 books. I am never good with the titles but can tell you everything about the plots and characters and who the author is, not sure why the titles escape me so bad.

M is reading Fast Food Nation for a class at school and it sounds good I am probably going to read it next when she gets done.

ccstampin12
06-24-2012, 10:42 AM
I am a Debbie Macomber addict. I have read so many of her books, I cannot even keep track.
I love Sue Grafton. She has done mysteries using the letters of the alphabet as part of the title....like "A is for Alibi."
I read the Hunger Games trilogy...LOVED them.
I have read Nicholas Sparks, and other male authors as well.
Cornwell is great too.
I have so many unread 'real' books on the shelf, and I have my Kindle Fire also. Torn between real and cyber reading! LOL
Let us know what you decide to read.
Joanie

Patty
06-24-2012, 11:14 AM
i just finished "fly away home" by jennifer weiner. pretty good. i'm a chick lit reader. i like to read for sheer enjoyment so i don't like to hurt my brain. plus my reading comprehension sucks (probably because i don't try and hurt my brain!) so i just like light easy reading. my favorite authors are jennifer weiner, sophie kinsella, jane green, erin hilenbrand, nicholas sparks. i do like jodi picoult, too. only her's aren't always very cheery.

the 'friday night knitting club' by kate jacobs is really good. there are three in the series, i think.
I read the Friday Night Knitting club a while ago===I loved it==hated to see it end...didn't know there were 2 more;;;I'll have to go get them!!!

shuggy
06-24-2012, 02:55 PM
I read the Friday Night Knitting club a while ago===I loved it==hated to see it end...didn't know there were 2 more;;;I'll have to go get them!!!

yep!! knit two and knit the season. love them!

comfort food, also by kate jacobs, is good.

ngreek
06-24-2012, 09:16 PM
I am a Debbie Macomber addict. I have read so many of her books, I cannot even keep track.
I love Sue Grafton. She has done mysteries using the letters of the alphabet as part of the title....like "A is for Alibi."
I read the Hunger Games trilogy...LOVED them.
I have read Nicholas Sparks, and other male authors as well.
Cornwell is great too.
I have so many unread 'real' books on the shelf, and I have my Kindle Fire also. Torn between real and cyber reading! LOL
Let us know what you decide to read.
Joanie

Debbie Macomber is from washington State. Her cedar Cove series are based on the toen Port Orchard. In September they have adebbie Macomber festival where they make the whole town Cedar Cove. She is one of my favorite authors. If you like her I find her writing and fern Michaels to be very similiar.