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Old 01-01-2014, 07:28 PM
 
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I saw the thread about going through "dry spells" and it prompted me to think that it would be great to have a thread of books recommended to get us through those dry spells. You know, a book that captivated you and was almost effortless to read.

I have raved about these previously but I will repeat-

One Thousand White Women

Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society

What books can you recommend??
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Old 01-01-2014, 10:47 PM
 
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Rose Madder by Stephen King

Mila 18 by Leon Uris

Those are my go-to books when I'm in a reading slump.
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Old 01-01-2014, 11:01 PM
 
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As the Crow Flies is a novel by Jeffrey Archer
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Old 01-02-2014, 05:11 PM
 
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That's hard because I think it depends a lot on the person. I find the Harry Potter books to be a great easy page turning read, but I also certainly know it isn't for everbody. But I'll throw a few out there that may be a little more all-purpose:

The Stand by Stephen King
Manchild in the Promised Land by Claude Brown
One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Angela's Ashes by Frank McCourt
Corelli's Mandolin by Louis de Bernieres
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Old 01-03-2014, 05:23 PM
 
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Thanks and keep those suggestions coming. For some reason I don't think I am into Stephen King. I did read some of the suggestons (mila 18, Angela's Ashes,).. I just reserved As the Crow Flies, and from another thread, The Chaperone. Hopefully one of them will get me hooked.
I welcome any other suggestions and I am sure others do too.
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Old 01-04-2014, 11:12 AM
 
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I think even people not into Stephen King will enjoy The Stand. It really is a fabulous book. Definitely in my top 10
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Old 01-05-2014, 09:46 AM
 
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I think even people not into Stephen King will enjoy The Stand. It really is a fabulous book. Definitely in my top 10
^^This. I have read most of Stephen King, but I no longer enjoy the majority of his work. The Stand, however, is still a yearly re-read for me.

I've found that when I'm in a slump I have to get back into reading with something simple and quick to read, sort of an icebreaker if you will. My go to authors are Louis L'Amour and David Eddings.
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Old 01-07-2014, 04:49 AM
 
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Arthur C Clarke's Rendez Vous with Rama
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Old 01-07-2014, 04:58 AM
 
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Try Found Money by Charlie Carillo. Or Raising Jake by the same author. He also wrote My Ride With Gus which made me laugh, cry, gasp, and enjoy the heck out of it.

His books are quite easy to read, despite some language, and for the most part, you'll get a laugh out of them along with a look at how much we're all alike.
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Old 01-07-2014, 07:03 AM
 
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i too can fall back on the Stand (have for decades), or one of a couple other books/series that i re-read. Books like that i use as a slump-buster lol to get my eyes off the tv and back in my nook (or book) lol
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