Books you love! Looking for new things to read!

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Post # 17
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Bee Keeper

jejangles :  Stealing some of your recommendations. And second the Margaret Atwood recommendation-  I would add Cat’s Eye to this, it shows the profound psychological impact bullying can have on a child- even if it’s a group of ‘good’ girls who never lay a hand on her. Truly a book ahead of its time IMO. 

p.s. if you like dark reads, I highly recommend “You” by Caroline Kepnes and it’s sequel “Hidden Bodies” as well as Carol O’Connell’s “The Judas Child”

Post # 18
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Buzzing Beekeeper

I haven’t gotten around to it yet myself, but Imperium: A Novel of Ancient Rome was suggested by my alma mater’s book salon and sounds like it might be up your alley!

Post # 19
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2015

I love anything by Margaret Atwood! 

My favorite classic is Middlemarch by George Eliot 

Some other amazing books off the top of my head are…

The Neopolitan Novels series by Elena Ferrante

All The Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doer 

Station Eleven 

The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon

Queen Of The Tearling

The Circle by Dave Eggars

The Nest

In A Dark Dark Wood

Post # 20
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Helper bee

Paulo Coelho’s novels flip my mind upside down. I LOVE The Alchemist and I’m trying to finish The Witch of Portobello. He has a way of changing how you see the world without seeming to try.

Anne McCaffrey is my other favorite author. She tended to write in series, some of them very long. Her Crystal Series is awesome as is her Dragonriders of Pern. Her Acorna series is good up to a certain point (in my opinion).

Post # 21
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2018

I think you might enjoy Nora Roberts. Romance with strong women. I’m not sure why, I just really like her style. 

Post # 22
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

We like nearly all the same genres. 🙂

For historical fiction, I recommend The American Heiress. It’s a really engrossing read. I couldn’t put it down. 

Classics: The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins. It’s the first mystery novel ever written, if I remember right. 

Supernatural: The Old Kingdom books by Garth Nix (the first one is called Sabriel) are really amazing. Also the Gemma Doyle trilogy by Libba Bray (the first one is A Great and Terrible Beauty)–it’s a supernatural trilogy set in Victorian England. 

And if you want to try something kind of off-the-wall: Sexing the Cherry by Jeanette Winterson is a really thought-provoking, feminist, post-modern fiction book. 

Post # 24
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2014 - Church and University

I just finished “Before the Fall” and it was fantastic.

Post # 25
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: NJ

Starting with the first book in the Kushiel’s Universe series, by Jacqueline Carey. Kushiel’s Dart. 

I have read all 9 books. 

The best book I have read in ages is 11/22/63 by Stephen King.

Post # 26
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: City, State

bretagne422 :  Sabriel was great & so was Libba Bray’s trilogy!

DanaWeddingGuest :  11/22/63 was fantastic. I love all of his books, but that one was just incredible. 

lilredcat :  I always read on the elliptical. Even before I had my Nook I would balance big ass hard cover books and just go for it, so it’s possible…and it makes the time fly!!

Post # 27
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

cmarie13 :  Love Margaret Atwood! The Handmaid’s Tale made me want to be an English major.

Post # 28
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

I’m reading The Rosie Project right now.

Post # 29
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: City, State

If you love supernatural romance/mystery/adventure check out the Anita Blake series by Laurell K. Hamilton. It gets smutty in the middle of the series but has really backed off the last few books. Also, there are over 20 books in the series.

I also love the Rachel Morgan series by Kim Harrison that is in the same vein but less smutty.

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