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September 2010 Weddings

Books.

I didn't realize so many of us were avid readers & I'm sure if you're anything like me you love new book recommendations.

What are you currently reading?
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  • Nothing new right now, just re-reading Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows for the 5th time...  :)
  • I'm reading 3 Weeks with my Brother...by Nicholas and Micah Sparks. After that I'm thinking Kite Runner. FSIL gave it to me for Christmas last year. It's one of her favorites so I figured I should read that one.
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  • Love this idea, I'm looking for some new book ideas.

    Currently I'm into the easy read for the summer: reading The Undomesitc Goddess by Sophie Kinsella, I really have gotten into her books, their fun quirky and a quick read, good for sitting by the pool. She also writes with her real name Madeleine Wickham.

    I also have gotten into the vampire books after kinda laughing at all my friends while they talked about them. Charlaine Harris writes the Sookie Stackhouse books, Trueblood on HBO is based off her books. I got into watching Trueblood with my roommates in college and now got hooked on the books. Their a fairly quick read, a bit sensual, not as much as the TV show, and fun.

    So give me so good book recommendations, I'm running out of books to read, I'll need to get some more soon!
  • I'm reading The Death & Life of Charlie St. Cloud before the movie comes out at the end of the month. I love it so far & will probably finish it before the weekend is over.

    I want to read Heart of the Matter (Emily Giffin) but haven't gotten around to borrowing/buying it yet.

    Next up I'll probably read Beautiful Boy, as I'm trying to get into memoirs instead of all fiction.
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  • i am reading avoiding the greener grass syndrome by nancy anderson. its on how to communicate and stay faithful in your marriage.

    not that i believe that i will cheat on my hubby in a million years but the communication activites are great i read the chapters to my fi as well and he thinks that her advice is great
  • I recently read Grotesque by Katsuo Kirino, the 19th Wife by David Ebershoff, and God Bless You Mr. Rosewater by Kurt Vonnegut

    I have 1984 in my metro bag but I haven't been in a book mood the last couple of weeks.
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  • I am reading "Brisinger", the third book in the Eragon series.

    Aspersia, I think I read that book like once every six months or something. It is one of my favs!!
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    Currently reading "The Queen's Dollmaker" by Christine Trent. It's historical romantic fiction set in the time of Marie Antoinette in Frace and England. It's her first novel. Her second one "A Royal Likeness" (dealing with Madame Toussaud's wax figures) is coming out in December. :)

    FI and I are reading "Countdown for Couples" as our own premarital prep. We do a chapter at a time and no more than 1 chapter a week (sometimes skipping a week). Our pastor also gave us "The Five Love Languages" to go over as part of our premarital counseling.

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    [QUOTE]Next up I'll probably read Beautiful Boy, as I'm trying to get into memoirs instead of all fiction.
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    'Under the Banner of Heaven' is the best nonfiction book I've read recently
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  • The Pilot's Wife by Anita Shreve.  I'm also a total Jodi Picoult masochist.  I know I'm going to bawl my eyes out and I still buy/read the books.  And I love anything by Jennifer Lancaster.  Bitter is the New Black was my anthem for a few months.  It's written like the convos my best friend and I have.
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  • Just finished City of Thieves by David Benioff, which was a bit depressing but really good and about WW2. I also read the first Stieg Larsson book, the Girl with the Dragon tattoo but it had a really intense rape scene and turned me off to reading the rest of the books. I read it on a trans-atlantic flight and I was like shaking after that scene...The book was really interesting, but violence against women gives me the willies.

    I also blew through Sizzling Sixteen which is a Janet Evanovich series that I read all the time. Total Fluff but a great beach read.

    I wish i got to read more for fun!

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  • Usually something history related is on my book list... but I have been reading the "girl with the dragon tattoo" set by steig larsson.  REALLY good! Currently on the second book. 

    After this set it's back to history ... I think the Hemingses of Monticello.  Then on to law school books.
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  • Right now I'm re reading The Catcher in the Rye to see if I would perceive it any differently then when I first read it.

    I'm also reading "The girl with the dragon tattoo" by Stieg Larsson. I know I did it the wrong way by seeing the movie first, but after seeing the movie I had to read the book series. Totally twisted, but sooooo good!
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    [QUOTE]I also read the first Stieg Larsson book, the Girl with the Dragon tattoo but it had a really intense rape scene and turned me off to reading the rest of the books.
    Posted by mcghee.50[/QUOTE]

    In all honesty, that is the worst scene in the trilogy.  My co-worker felt the same way but I talked her into reading the second book and she loved it.  There is some physical violence and frightening situations in the second book but nothing anywhere near that intense.  The third book has almost none.
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  • I've been on a total Neil Gaiman kick the past couple of months. I plowed through Neverwhere, reread Stardust, and started American Gods the other night. Love, love, love this man. If you've never read his work, start with Good Omens (which he co-authored with Terry Pratchett and currently ranks in my top 10 books ever). Thank me later. :)

    Okay and I will confess, I threw in Stephenie Meyer's new novella in between (The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner). The thing reads like a fanfic, though - it doesn't even have chapters - so I don't know if it counts as a real book. lol I'm so embarrassed to be a twinerd. She's a terrible writer but I fall for her vamplit anyway.

    I could not get into the Sookie Stackhouse series, but I absolutely loved the Vampire Diaries ... so much better, creepier, more intricate than the show [obviously]. Plus I can imagine Ian Somerhalder for much longer, in much more interesting situations, thanks to the books. Yum yum.

    Lastly - *high fives* for seeing JKR in this thread! I'm considering starting them over again when I finish American Gods. I miss my friends. ;)
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  • I'm reading the Sookie Stackhouse books too! I'm on #5 and my friend gave me the next three to read after that. I love how they are just a fun, quick read.
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    [QUOTE]Usually something history related is on my book list... but I have been reading the "girl with the dragon tattoo" set by steig larsson.  REALLY good! Currently on the second book.  After this set it's back to history ... I think the Hemingses of Monticello.  Then on to law school books.
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    </div><div>Love love the millennium triology! best books in a long time! </div><div>
    </div><div>This is such a great thread!</div><div>
    </div><div>I am reading So Cold the River by Michael Koryta</div>
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  • I just finished The End of Mr Y and PopCo, both by Scarlett Thomas - AMAZING books!
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  • I'm currently reading World Without End by Ken Follett, it's a follow up to his other book The Pillars of the Earth. Both very good books, lots of twists and turns but they are HUGE!
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  • The Children of Henry VIII by Alison Weir... Excellent read if you're interested in history. Describes the history between Henry VIII's death and Elizabeth's rise to power, as well as the relationships between the potential successors (Elizabeth, Edward, Lady Jane Grey, Mary).
  • Just downloaded A Bold Fresh Piece of Humanity by Bill O'Reilly. FI watches this show daily (and I've caught onto it too since we only have 1 TV). I listen to this on my Ipod to/from work.

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  • Aw, love this post. I'm a big reader, too. Right now I'm reading/trying to find time to finish A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius by Dave Eggers. So good!
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  • Just read "Water for Elephants." LOVED IT. Now I'm reading "Under the Saber" (I think that's what it is called).

    Also, all of you who love great recommendations, there is a fantastic store in Portland called Powell's. They do this great thing called Indiespensable. Every 6 weeks you get a surprise box of books! I have NEEEEEEEEEEVER been disappointed. DO IT!


    And if you're in the PNW and you've never been to Powell's, WHAT ARE YOU THINKING?!?!
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  • yay!

    i am currently reading this much i know is true by wally lamb (oprah recommended it. so obviously i read it. duh.) and it is soooooo long (over 900 pages) and kind of intense.  so like mcghee, the next book i will be reading is janet evonovich.  my parents get it and then give it to me when they are done.

    i also want to read the girl with the dragon tattoo after sizzling sixteen.

    yjakel, jd salanger is from my town--we were almost married in his barn (he offered it to us to use before he passed) but it was too small.
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    [QUOTE]yay! i am currently reading this much i know is true by wally lamb (oprah recommended it. so obviously i read it. duh.)
    Posted by shauni27[/QUOTE]
    This is a good book! Also She's Come Undone by the same author is another good read.
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  • i have "she's come undone" but i have had a really hard time reading this much i know is true so i might take a break until i read she's come undone.
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    [QUOTE]i have "she's come undone" but i have had a really hard time reading this much i know is true so i might take a break until i read she's come undone.
    Posted by shauni27[/QUOTE]

    My sister said this was so so so depressing, but really good.
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  • Totally checking out that link, JRSonday!

    Shauni - shut the hell up are you telling me you've met JD Salinger? Also, I reread She's Come Undone recently, I read it about 10 years ago and loved it. This time not so much. I do like Wally Lamb's book that is a collection of prisoner's stories though. Check that out.

    I just finished the final book in the Millenium trilogy (which I adored, best series to come out in forever) and a Chelsea Handler book. She cracks me UP. She is the only non fiction I read.

    Next up is The Fixer Upper by Mary Kay Andrews, Await Your Reply by Dan Chabon, and The Lace Reader by Brunonia Barry. I am at the library weekly and I need to get there to pick up Backseat Saints by Joshilyn Jackson soon, it's on hold for me.

    I was an english major and my dream come true would be getting paid to read fiction every day!
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