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Old 06-24-2011, 05:35 AM
 
Location: Floyd Co, VA
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If you're a dog lover then try Dog On It by Spencer Quinn or any of the Susan Conant mysteries.
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Old 06-25-2011, 06:43 PM
 
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Lots of good recommendations. I especially like these:

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Really good fast-paced books that I read recently and couldn't put down:

"Lifeguard" by James Patterson, about a young man who gets fingered for several murders and an art heist, who is on the run from the police and the real culprits.

"The Amber Room" by Steve Berry, about an American couple who get involved in a life and death search for the legendary Amber Room, which disappeared during the Nazi regime's plunder of great artwork across Europe.

"The Rembrandt Affair" by Daniel Silva, about the search for one of Rembrandt's little known paintings, which was stolen from a Jewish family during the Nazi occupation, and the intrigue and cooperation by several international police organizations to retrieve the painting and what it contains.
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Old 06-29-2011, 11:58 PM
 
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Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett
World Without End by Ken Follett
Half a Life by Darin Strauss
One of my favorites.
I read mainly for "pleasure" which is the main motivator in reading per se. A historical novel allows me to do more than simply read about history...the theme carries me to a world so remote and different from my own, yet lets me participate in the same unchanging emotions and struggle that can lead to a deeper understanding of the people who lived it.
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Old 06-30-2011, 08:25 PM
 
Location: Kirkwood, DE and beautiful SXM!
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I really liked The Three Weissmanns of Westport by Cathleen Schine.
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Old 07-06-2011, 11:23 AM
 
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"Five People You Meet in Heaven" is a great book! I read it during my first semester of college and I loved it!!
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Old 07-11-2011, 11:06 AM
 
Location: Sugar Grove, IL
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for a summer page turner I would definitely recommend James Patterson's Now you see her.
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Old 07-11-2011, 07:41 PM
 
Location: Almost Paradise
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I listen to books downloaded to my Ipod during my daily commute. The last one was "The Help" and it was great. James Patterson's Lifeguard is another favorite as well as Beach Road
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Old 07-11-2011, 08:15 PM
 
Location: Kountze, Texas
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Really good fast-paced books that I read recently and couldn't put down:

"Lifeguard" by James Patterson, about a young man who gets fingered for several murders and an art heist, who is on the run from the police and the real culprits.

"The Amber Room" by Steve Berry, about an American couple who get involved in a life and death search for the legendary Amber Room, which disappeared during the Nazi regime's plunder of great artwork across Europe.

"The Rembrandt Affair" by Daniel Silva, about the search for one of Rembrandt's little known paintings, which was stolen from a Jewish family during the Nazi occupation, and the intrigue and cooperation by several international police organizations to retrieve the painting and what it contains.

I love the Allon books by Silva!!
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Old 07-12-2011, 06:30 PM
 
Location: Charlotte county, Florida
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Just about anything from James Patterson, Beware though he's addicting..
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Old 07-13-2011, 05:47 AM
 
Location: East Side
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how the other half hamptons good fun beach read. and heart-shaped box by joe hill its a freak show but he is stephen kings son with his own style of spook.
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