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Old 05-28-2020, 08:58 AM
 
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So, can you give us one or more categories, and maybe five books that you have enjoyed in the past? It would be much easier to make recommendations that way!




I like suspense & thrillers.....like "Gone Girl" & "Before I Go to Sleep". A friend recommended "A Change in Altitude"....it was just Ok IMO. "A Simple Favor" by Darcey Bell is a recommendation I just got & might be next.........I'm almost finished with the "The Woman in the Window". Thank you!
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Old 05-28-2020, 09:21 AM
 
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I like suspense & thrillers.....like "Gone Girl" & "Before I Go to Sleep". A friend recommended "A Change in Altitude"....it was just Ok IMO. "A Simple Favor" by Darcey Bell is a recommendation I just got & might be next.........I'm almost finished with the "The Woman in the Window". Thank you!
Thanks, I like thrillers, too, so I would recommend the following:

Girl on a Train https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/...l-on-the-train

Gone Baby Gone https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/...Gone_Baby_Gone

Any book by Michael Connelly

Any book by Jeffrey Deaver

I also like every book I've read by Tana French, but she only writes about one book every couple of years.

There is also the following website you might try, and I already entered Gone Girl for you.

https://www.bookbrowse.com/read-alik...2801/gone-girl
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Old 05-28-2020, 11:15 AM
 
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Thanks for the links, Cida!
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Old 05-28-2020, 11:23 AM
 
Location: Sierra Nevadas (California)
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I like suspense & thrillers.....like "Gone Girl" & "Before I Go to Sleep". A friend recommended "A Change in Altitude"....it was just Ok IMO. "A Simple Favor" by Darcey Bell is a recommendation I just got & might be next.........I'm almost finished with the "The Woman in the Window". Thank you!
Here on CD, recently, a few of us just read "Lying in Wait" by Liz Nugent, it is a thriller, that I enjoyed, very much.
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Old 05-28-2020, 12:50 PM
 
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Thanks, I like thrillers, too, so I would recommend the following:

Girl on a Train https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/...l-on-the-train

Gone Baby Gone https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/...Gone_Baby_Gone

Any book by Michael Connelly

Any book by Jeffrey Deaver

I also like every book I've read by Tana French, but she only writes about one book every couple of years.

There is also the following website you might try, and I already entered Gone Girl for you.

https://www.bookbrowse.com/read-alik...2801/gone-girl



Thank you!

Another that was recommended is "Tony & Susan" by Austin Wright........which really looks good....(Nocturnal Animals).... AND "The Other Woman" by Sandie Jones, a Reese Whitherspoon book club recommendation." I've got several suggestions now.......

Thank you everyone else too.
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Old 06-01-2020, 01:41 PM
 
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The Song of Achilles by by Madeline Miller!
Madeline Miller - The Song of Achilles
I finally got my Greek heroes straight (who is Ajax? Hector? Achilles? Patroclus???) while reading a sweet, intriguing, riveting story about coming of age, friendship, loyalty, romance, and war. Can't recommend it enough.




thank you!!!
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Old 06-07-2020, 06:16 PM
 
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Thank you...I just read fiction tho. I don't really want to know more about serial killers. :/

Has anyone read "Where the Crawdads Sing"........& if you did, what did you think? It's been a bestseller for a long time.
I loved it, but I’ve visited the Outer Banks a few times and enjoyed the vivid descriptions.
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Old 06-26-2020, 01:47 PM
 
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Thank you...I just read fiction tho. I don't really want to know more about serial killers. :/

Has anyone read "Where the Crawdads Sing"........& if you did, what did you think? It's been a bestseller for a long time.
I considered it, but decided against it. So many 5 star reviews but some of the comments turned me off because the story sounds SO far-fetched.
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Old 06-27-2020, 12:40 PM
 
Location: Prescott AZ
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I like thrillers, mystery, etc. I enjoyed "Lock Every Door" and "The Turn of the Key". Can't recall authors, sorry.
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Old 06-27-2020, 12:44 PM
 
Location: Wilmington NC
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How about creating an account on GoodReads.com? You list what books you've read and liked, connect with friends who read, and get recommendations based on what you've read. Helps you keep track of your 'to-read' list and you can write reviews.
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