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Old 10-15-2011, 06:52 AM
 
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I go through spurts of reading and lately- like for several months- even if I enjoy a book, I feel like I have to force myself to read.

I follow and have participated on the what book are you reading thread and have found some great suggestions... but I think I need to be selfish (sorry) and focus a thread devoted to suggestions of books that:
1- you enjoyed reading
2- still think of fondly after having finished it
3- would classify as a page turner (or almost a page turner)

I am selfishly looking for suggestions of what to read.
To give an idea of books I would recommend that satisfy e 3 requirements above-
1- One THousand White Women
2-Guernsey Literaray
3-Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil
4-THe Kite Runner
5- THe 19th Wife (well not totally but it's up there and came to mind)

So please suggest away and indulge.
Thank you!!
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Old 10-15-2011, 07:13 AM
 
Location: Montreal -> CT -> MA -> Montreal -> Ottawa
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Still Alice by Lisa Genova.

About Alice by Calvin Trillin.
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Old 10-15-2011, 09:57 PM
 
Location: Coastal North Carolina
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Have you tried the Harry Potter books? If you like them, they definitely fall into those three categories.

Do you prefer fiction or do you also like non-fiction? That might help us narrow down some books for you.
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Old 10-16-2011, 06:47 AM
 
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THank you I will look for the Alice titled books.
Just looking to be drawn into a book and not want to put it down. I think I reached a point where it just isn't working so well so I would like to not work at reading but just love what I am reading.

And, I like both fiction and non-fiction. Probably would prefer fiction suggestions.

I have read only the first Harry Potter book (quite a while ago) and I thought it was excellent, but I didn't find it an "easy" read. I know I am being difficult but I thinkthat is a great suggestion, but I don't know that iI have it "in me" to read more of them (at least at this time).
So I still welcome and encourage any suggestions for excellent reads.
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Old 10-16-2011, 07:29 AM
 
Location: The Southern Sac's, NM
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A couple come to mind, these have lingered in my head long after I finished reading them:

The Poisonwood Bible by Alice Kingsolver
The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd
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Old 10-16-2011, 04:43 PM
 
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The Help
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
The Hunger Games trilogy
Human Bobby
The Glass Castle
Half Broke Horses

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Old 10-16-2011, 06:01 PM
 
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The Help
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
The Glass Castle
Half Broke Horses
Yes x 4!
Especially to The Help and The Glass Castle.
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Old 10-16-2011, 08:33 PM
 
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A few I could not put down:

Roses
The Forgotten Garden
The Distant Hours
The Help
Glass Castle
Cry, the Beloved Country
The Book Thief
Hotel at the corner of Bitter and Sweet
have you read the book after Kite Runner, Thousand Splendid Suns

Ok thats a few more than a few
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Old 10-17-2011, 02:50 AM
 
Location: North Carolina
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I go through spurts of reading and lately- like for several months- even if I enjoy a book, I feel like I have to force myself to read.

I follow and have participated on the what book are you reading thread and have found some great suggestions... but I think I need to be selfish (sorry) and focus a thread devoted to suggestions of books that:
1- you enjoyed reading
2- still think of fondly after having finished it
3- would classify as a page turner (or almost a page turner)

I am selfishly looking for suggestions of what to read.
To give an idea of books I would recommend that satisfy e 3 requirements above-
1- One THousand White Women
2-Guernsey Literaray
3-Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil
4-THe Kite Runner
5- THe 19th Wife (well not totally but it's up there and came to mind)

So please suggest away and indulge.
Thank you!!
Sounds like you like bestsellers. Check out: List of best-selling books - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Or for specifically more resent stuff:
Publishers Weekly list of bestselling novels in the United States in the 2000s - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Publishers Weekly list of bestselling novels in the United States in the 2010s - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

If you're interested in historical fiction like The 19th Wife, popular reads include:
http://www.amazon.com/Help-Movie-Tie...8841014&sr=1-1
Amazon.com: Sarah's Key (9780312370848): Tatiana de Rosnay: Books
Amazon.com: Water for Elephants: A Novel (9781565125605): Sara Gruen: Books
Amazon.com: The Paris Wife: A Novel (9780345521309): Paula McLain: Books
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Old 10-17-2011, 06:25 AM
 
Location: The Southern Sac's, NM
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note to self: I really do have to read The Help
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