(Closed) I need a good book, your favs?

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Post # 4
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Helper bee

I recommend the authors Alex Kava, Lisa Gardner and Tess Gerritsen.  Some of my favorite murder mystery writers.

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

Oh man! 

Favorites (not in order):

Anything by Ellen Hopkins (I’m OBSESSED with the Crank series)

Wintergirls

Oliver Twist

Revolutionary Rod

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I just read Bossypants by Tina Fey, and am currently reading Secret Daughter (although I can’t remember the authors name & am too lazy to google it).

Bossypants was AWESOME. so hilarious.

Secret Daughter is good so far, not my typical read, but I am enjoying it.

One of my fav vampire books that I just recently read is: Let The Right One In by John Ajvide Lindqvist.

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

James Patterson’s Alex Cross novels are great if you love murder-mysteries. 

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

I love Patricia Cornwell and John Sandford novels. The Kay Scarpetta series and the Prey series are my go-to reads when I can’t find anything else. They’re pretty typical and sometimes predictable, but I love them anyway. I also like the Plum novels by Janet Evanovich. I just finished reading the third book of the Mortal Instrument series by Cassandra Clare and they were pretty awesome too.

Of course, I’m re-reading the Harry Potter series now, because who doesn’t love some Harry. lol

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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

 

Have you tried RULE OF FOUR by Ian Caldwell?  Seems like it might be a winner given the other authors you like…

Here’s the Kirkus Review:

/* Starred Review */ A Renaissance mystery rattles the lives of four Princeton roommates—in an astonishingly good debut by a young team of writers who have put their expensive educations to much better use than classmates who keep screwing up governments.The mystery is the Hypnerotomachia Poliphili, a real Renaissance text that reads like six Handel operas after a bout in the food processor. Narrator Thomas Corelli Sullivan is one of four stout friends and roommates in their last year at Princeton. Before his accidental death, Sullivan’s father was himself obsessed by the headbusting puzzles built into the book by its anonymous author, and that obsession, nearly the ruin of his marriage, is now threatening Tom’s. Waifish Paul Harris, perhaps the most brilliant of the friends, building on the work of numerous scholars including Tom’s late father, has begun to crack the book’s codes, and his work has sucked Tom into a world he hoped to avoid. Neglecting his own studies and his immensely attractive girlfriend Katie, Tom lends his own formidable knowledge and intuition to Paul’s labors. Their findings seem to bear out the theories for which Tom’s father was ridiculed by Vincent Taft, a rival scholar now in residence down the road at the Institute for Advanced Studies, and the authorship seems clearly to have been that of Francesco Colonna, an aristocrat and member of the inner circle of great Florentine humanists. What remains elusive is the great mystery at the center of the text, which has to do with the location and purpose of an immense crypt Colonna had ordered up. Tom emerges from the intellectual hothouse just in time to save his degree and his love life, but Paul charges ahead until he, Tom, and the other two plucky roommates find themselves, without ever leaving Princeton, in extraordinary peril. Academic evil stalks the campus and no one is safe.Scholarship as romance: intricate, erudite, and intensely pleasurable. (Kirkus Reviews, March 15, 2004)

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Bumble bee

Just finished The Shepherd by Ethan Cross. It’s a murder mystery/thriller, and a real page turner! Stumbled across it on Kindle’s free for a limited time list, or I never would have heard of it, as he’s a new-ish author. 

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

@MacFaniam24:I was just going to suggest Hunger Games.  Was it not just awesome?  I’ve not been able to read another book since.

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

You might also like Brad Meltzer and/or Jeffrey Archer, both of whom have been writing for awhile.

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

Lisa Scottoline is good

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

You should check out the Alienist by Caleb Carr. Excellent!

Post # 16
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Has anyone tried goodreads.com?

It’s a great place to find new books in genres you like. It’s pretty neat.

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