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    Read any good books lately?

    Read Kill and Tell by Linda Howard. Very good book.
    Now I'm reading Will Robie series by David Baldacci.
    Also enjoyed his King and Maxwell series.
    Read all the Sue Grafton series (loved all the series but "X" was
    just terrible),
    Alex Cross series and Women's Murder Club by James Patterson,
    Maggie O'Dell series by Alex Kava,
    Sharon McCone series by Marcia Muller.
    J.A. Jance - Joanna Brady, JP Beaumont, Ali Reynolds.
    Alisson Brenan - Lucy Kincaid series
    Sandra Brown.
    Can you tell I like series? LOL.

    I prefer mystery/detective books and romantic suspense once
    in a while (heavy on the suspense).

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    Reading "Bettyville".

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    I just finished the "Earth's Children series" by Jean Auel. Very good books if you can get past the sex scenes. I am supposed to be reading "Game of Thrones" series as my husband bought it for Christmas for me, but the author still has 2 more books to write and seems in no hurry to finish...I am in the process of reading "Wolves at Our Door" by Jim and Jamie Dutcher and it is fascinating. They also made a documentary by the same name.
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    I love the Inspector Gamache mystery series by Louise Penny. The first on is Still Life.
    I just finished reading Flight of Dreams and like it a lot.

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    I just finished "Warmth of Other Suns"--can't remember the author's name. It told of the migration of blacks from the Jim Crow south to the north. Very interesting and illuminating.

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    I do love DAVID baldacci
    "You must do the thing you think you cannot do"....E. Roosevelt

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    Our book club is reading "Annie Freeman's Fabulous Traveling Funeral".

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    Quote Originally Posted by EasyPeezy View Post
    Read Kill and Tell by Linda Howard. Very good book.
    Now I'm reading Will Robie series by David Baldacci.
    Also enjoyed his King and Maxwell series.
    Read all the Sue Grafton series (loved all the series but "X" was
    just terrible),
    Alex Cross series and Women's Murder Club by James Patterson,
    Maggie O'Dell series by Alex Kava,
    Sharon McCone series by Marcia Muller.
    J.A. Jance - Joanna Brady, JP Beaumont, Ali Reynolds.
    Alisson Brenan - Lucy Kincaid series
    Sandra Brown.
    Can you tell I like series? LOL.

    I prefer mystery/detective books and romantic suspense once
    in a while (heavy on the suspense).
    Have read most of the ones you mentioned, except haven't heard of Alex Kava or Marcia Muller. I enjoy all of them.

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    Laura Hillenbrand's "Unbroken." Could not lay it down.
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    I've been reading all of Sandra Dallas's. I read The Last Midwife and loved it. I started with her first book and have been reading them in order. They're all stand alone novels but the mention someone from a previous book which is fun.

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    I am reading the Outlander series for the second time. Also have the dvd of the of the first book but must find time to view (lol).
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    I was so saddened by Vince Flynn's death...a new writer is trying to copy his style but the first issue did not do it for me. Then I discovered Lee Child! Oh boy, he has written a lot of books (the Jack Reacher series) and I am going from one to the next. I love his mysteries. Our son has tried the Vince Flynn books and become a huge fan. We are keeping him stocked from our shelves. I suspect he will become a fan of Jack Reacher also.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jcarpentier View Post
    I just finished the "Earth's Children series" by Jean Auel. Very good books if you can get past the sex scenes. I am supposed to be reading "Game of Thrones" series as my husband bought it for Christmas for me, but the author still has 2 more books to write and seems in no hurry to finish...I am in the process of reading "Wolves at Our Door" by Jim and Jamie Dutcher and it is fascinating. They also made a documentary by the same name.
    My first step mother's best friend was Jean Auel, I remember her when she babysat us a few times. She was always a warm, fun loving person. We had four kids and so did she. (The sex scenes were insisted upon by her publisher.)

    The latest books I have read is the "Outlander" series by Diana Gabaldon. I am eagerly awaiting the next book. She is a great writer. Her books keep you turning pages to see what happens next.
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    I listen to audio books , but it's still reading.
    Right now i am listening to : The Cat Who... is a series of twenty-nine mystery novels
    and three related collections by
    Lilian Jackson Braun.
    I am also a Sandra Dallas fan and also Jennifer C
    hiaverini and Sue Grafton.
    Last edited by Flowergurl; 02-20-2016 at 11:16 AM.

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    I just finished reading Meg Cabot's Mediator series (it's geared towards young adults, but I enjoyed the read).

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    Because I enjoy Great Brit history, my daughter put me onto the Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon. These are fictional and about Scotland, but I am totally immersed in her writing style,, the locations, the characters -WOW - and the dramatic story line. Diana truly has a gift for writing; now her books are being turned into movie series for the Starz channel to enormous acclaim. Costumes are to die for!

    Each book of the 8, so far, are about 800 pages, making them wonderfully captivating and detailed. I am starting through them for the second time, finding so much I missed or didn't understand the first reading. These characters become part of your circle, which has fans of the series in "droughtlander" until the next is published, hopefully next year! Lovin' me some Outlander!!

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    The Glassblower trilogy by Petra Durst-Benning. Still enjoying the Clifton Chronicles by Jeffery Archer, # 6 released last week.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sewellie View Post
    Laura Hillenbrand's "Unbroken." Could not lay it down.
    Have read this one twice! How resilient the human spirit can be!

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    Just started Pilgrim's Progress. Try to read it every year, missed last year. Listening to Biography of Daniel Boone. It's called Boone, a biography.

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    I am a fan of James Patterson-Mary Higgins Clark-Nicholas Sparks---I love to read everything!
    I don't know how to do that.....YET!
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    I've read the Outlander series except for her last one at least twice. I originally picked up Dragonfly in Amber, and realized I had missed something. Diana Gabaldon is probably my favorite author.
    I recently read "The Boys in the Boat." by Daniel James Brown. The true story(ies) of the US rowing team at the 1936 Olympics. WONDERFUL read!
    I have read many others, including James Patterson, Nora Roberts, Lisa Gardner, David Baldacci, Sandra Brown, Kathleen Woodwiss, Janet Evanovich, Eileen Goudge and whoever catches my interest at the time.

    Happy reading,
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    Reading "The Second Sister" by Marie Bostwick. I love her books. They usually have to do with quilting and are always good. I don't think this one will disappoint me.
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    Thanks for sharing. Another good book...Look Again by Lisa Scottoline.

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    I'm reading the new George M.M. Martin's A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms.

    I finished Pastwatch: The Redemption of Christopher Columbus. by Orson Scott Card. This book kept me interested from start to finish.

    I love the Agent Pendergast series novels by Preston and Child. Very entertaining. I re read a classic at least every few months. Right now I'm re reading The Jungle by Sinclair Lewis.
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    Wow! Lots of good suggestions for you to track down here. I have read many of the authors suggested but in my 70 plus years of reading, I have to say that Outlander is the best series I have ever read. I would say that if you don't have access to the DVD's of the tv version, you are just better off reading the books. I won't watch any more of the made for tv parts. Even though the characters are well-cast...you miss so much from the book version. Happy reading!
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