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Thread: What books would you recommend to read?

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    Super Member Becca Bear's Avatar
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    I spend a lot of time taking care of my elderly mom and this includes being up all night some times. She struggles with dementia and has sleeping problems. I always have a book to read when I have down time while I'm with her. I'm curious about what good books you have read, that you would recommend to some one else to read and why? Thanks to all for your replies!

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    Anything by Nicholas Sparks, Jodi Picoult, Barbara Delinsky and the Elm Creek Quilt books by Jennifer Chiaverinni.
    I am not into mystery and suspense, so cannot give you any recommendations on those.

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    I'm a huge james patterson fan, I also like harlan cohben. Those are my two faves. However you cannot count dean koontz out. He is sometimes more difficult for me to read due to his numberous characters, but a good read if you can stay focused

    My faves of james patterson are his series involving the womens murder club ( ie 1rst to die, 2nd chance, 3rd degree, 4th of july, 5th horseman, 6th target, 7th heaven, 8th confession, 9th judgement, 10th anniversay)
    the quickie
    the postcard killers
    and the honeymoon were also good reads
    he also has his alex cross series
    harlen cohben his series featuring myron bolitar

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    Elm Creek Quilt books by Jennifer Chiaverinni.

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    I love the Lorraine Snelling books. Many are based in North Dakota and find that a plus. Just good wholesome reading.

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    A lady at the gym just told me about Jan Karon.... the Mitford Series... read the ist one At Home in Mitford and just started the 2nd in series A Light in the Window...light read and change from mystery gene - which I love.lol

    Judy in Phx

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    Some of my favourites:
    Margaret Atwood
    Lee Child
    Dan Brown
    Michael Connelly
    Robert Crais
    John Darnton
    Jasper Fforde
    Diana Gabaldon
    Lisa Gardner
    Tess Gerritsen
    Susan Isaacs
    Jonathan Kellerman
    Jesse Kellerman
    Steve Martini
    Jeffry P Lindsay
    Steve Martini
    Robert K Tanenbaum
    F Paul Wilson

    I love my library :)

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    My favorite author is Rosamund Pilcher. She has a few books and numerous short stories. Most are set in the English countryside.

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    [quote=mamaw]Anything by Nicholas Sparks, Jodi Picoult, Barbara Delinsky and the Elm Creek Quilt books by Jennifer Chiaverinni./quote]

    In addition to the above authors (who I enjoy reading), I also highly suggest books by Dorothea Benton Frank, Mary Alice Monroe, Beverly Lewis, Emilie Richards and especially, Kristin Hannah.

    I also just finished a book titled THE BLUE BOTTLE CLUB by Penelope J Stokes. It was an excellent novel!

    I love to read..that is why I don't get as much quilting done as I could! I do not often do mysteries, though, every now and then I do read Robin Cook and James Patterson.

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    I like the Janet Evanovich books - with Stephanie Plum.

    They are borderline raunchy, a lot of fantasy, and - for some of us - laugh out loud, roll on the floor funny.

    They will either amuse you a lot - or be a total turn off.

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