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Thread: Best book you've read in the past few months?

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    Best book you've read in the past few months?

    I just finished "The Harbinger" by Johnathan Cahn. My friend kept saying I had to read it. I didn't think I'd like it at all. Fascinating! I didn't want to stop reading until I finished.
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    I read that book too. Very interesring!
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    Besides the Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett Which is always a stand by fluff read. I really liked The Fixer Upper by Mary Kay Andrews. It was a hoot. Good writing, and good story line. Definitely a light read. And, I really liked the books by Yasmin Galenorn, The Chintz' and China mysteries. (There are 5 of them in the set.) These are my go to books. Light enjoyable reads.
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    http://www.quiltingboard.com/general...w-t211957.html

    maybr not the best but a good read I talked about in the above thread - "Seams Unlikely" by Nancy Zieman
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    This one is a tear-jerker...."A Child Called It" by Dave Pelzer. It is supposed to be a true story, and I cried thru the whole book. There are 2 more sequel books after it.
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    Reading Charlaine Harris at the moment (Midnight....), fancy a light read so just grabbed it at the library. Usually I prefer something a bit 'deeper' but I am quite enjoying this. Debbie, I have read all the Dave Pelzer books....very, very sad. Regrettably, Dave is not alone, and such things still happen today. Have a yearning for Sherlock....so I'll revisit my Arthur Conan Doyle pile this week

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    I am in the throes of reading all of William Kent Krueger's books - actually I am an audio book "reader". I listen while I drive, I listen while I sew, inside or outside!!!! Just finished "Northwest Angle". It takes place in Minnesota where his "Cork O'Connor" books take place. The books started in 1998 and now I am listening to Trickster's Point and it is 2012. I have four more to listen to after this one. I love his books. It has Minnesota history in it and I find that very interesting and he writes a darn good book. Keeps you listening all the time. I love to listen and hand sew. Edie
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    Simply Alice was the best I've read lately. A good look into a highly organized person developing Alzheimer's. Did not see the movie, thinking the book is usually better.
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    Quote Originally Posted by coopah View Post
    Simply Alice was the best I've read lately. A good look into a highly organized person developing Alzheimer's. Did not see the movie, thinking the book is usually better.
    I think you meant "Still Alice" by Lisa Genova. That's a good book. I haven't seen the movie either.

    I just finished reading "Don't Give Up, Don't Give In... Lessons from an Extraordinary Life" by Louis Zamperini. This book was sent to the publisher two days before he died. He has an earlier book called "Devil at my Heels," and he is the person that the book "Unbroken" was based on. I've all read three of those books and enjoyed them.

    I'm currently reading "Orphan Train" by Christina Baker Kline. It's our current book club pick, and I've enjoyed it from the first page.

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    "Still Life with Crumbs" by Anna Quindlin was a good read.

    Some of our book club books have been on the verge on depressing so for April we are reading "My Mother was Nuts" by Penny Marshall. She takes everyday events and spins them like Erma Bombeck. In the first 50 pages I laughed with tears.

    The book I was really disappointed in was "Mrs. Grant and Madame Jule" by Jennifer Chiaverini. I've always loved her writing and got this book as soon as it came out. I was at the end of the book and still waiting for something to happen.

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    The Last Runaway by Tracy Chevalier - loved it.
    Tracey also wrote "Girl with a Pearl Earing " which is on my "to read " list.

    Also The Food of Love Cookery School by Nicky Pellegrino. A Sicilian love story.

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    I am glad you posted this. I work at a school and don't read much during the school year. I have a problem with starting a book and not being able to put it down. I am sometimes still reading at 3:00 AM when I have to work in the morning. I am about to have a knee replacement and was looking for some good books. I will order some of these from the library. Thanks.
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    I'm an Audible book listener. I can do things and read at the same time. I have a long commute, plus I listen at lunchtime (my *downtime* away from my desk!), and at home while cleaning and sewing. I can read a LOT of books this way!!

    I just finished "The Patron Saint of Ugly" by Marie Manilla which was a very interesting story, at times very funny, at other times very sad. The Italian immigrant family reminded me of my own. It's about a woman who is believed to be a miracle healer. An Arch Bishop of the catholic church comes to interview her and get her life story to investigate the miracles. That's the first chapter, the remainder of the book is the woman recording tapes to the Arch Bishop telling him the story of her life.
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    All the Kate Shugak books by Dana Stebenow, unputdownable x

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    i am in the process of reading all of Charles Martin's books. He is from Florida and a Christian although he doesn't really stress that in his books. Just good stories and great characters. Writes about places I know from South Carolina and Florida. Good reads! The first one is The Dead Don't Dance. Then the sequel Maggie.

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    The Harbinger was a really interesting theory, wasn't it? I think I agree with his premise. Although I wish it had been written as a documentary/theory book, not a novel. What do others of you think of it?

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    I am currently reading book 4 of the Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon. My sister in law got me started with the first book and now I can't stop. I don't have Starz so I haven't seen the tv series yet but I'm really enjoying the books so far. I find it easier to read them on my Kindle since each book has very small print. I'm trying to read the latest Debbie Macomber book at the same time to give myself a break but find I keep going back to my Kindle. My husband's grandmother was from Scotland and my son is engaged to a sweet girl from Duine Ardfern Argyll (hope I got that right) and will moving to Scotland for three years. So I'm finding reading about Highlanders fascinating and, I must admit, this series has a bit of spicy romance to it as well.
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    Best novel ever was Maisie Dobbs by Jacqueline Winspear. All others in the series are just as good but read them in order esp the first one. Right now I'm reading Unbroken about Louie Zamperini. I have been been profoundly impacted by it. I have not seen the movie yet, but have often been so disappointed in movies made from books.

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    Finished reading the Jack Reacher series by Lee Child about a month ago; now a new book in the series is out. Will be reading that too. I loved All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr.

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    Mrs. Poe by Lynn Cullen. It is historical fiction.

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    I just recently finished the "Voyager Series by Diana Gabaldon, I love the way she brings her characters to life, You feel like you know them, or someone just like them. Great for a summer read. It is a series. but each book can stand alone too!
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    I just finished "The Stories of my Life" by Katherine Paterson. She is author of many books about her life in China and Japan. Great Read.

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    Anything by J A Jance, Patricia Cornwall, Kate Willhelm Tony Hillerman, Nelson DeMill..........I do audiobooks in the night when I can't sleep.

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    Still Alice is the last book I read-the movie is not as good as the book.
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    If anyone hasn't read any of James Michener's books. They are fantastic. Good long reads with excellent story line, historical fiction at it's best. I read Hawaii in Jr high and devoured all of his books.
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