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Book Recommendations?

I set a goal for myself to read 50 books in 2011 (goodreads.com challenge - sign up if you're an avid reader.  It's so helpful!)  I have 10 books left before I reach 50 and I need some suggestions.

I have two books left in the series I am currently reading which I really like (Blackbird Sisters Mysteries by Nancy Martin) so really I only have 8 books left because I am going to fly through these last two books.

Anyone have any good suggestions?  I generally like fun, light mysteries and/or chick lit but I'm really open to anything :)

Thanks ladies!

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    vk2204vk2204 member
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    I love anything by Mary Higgins Clark.
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    edited December 2011
    I've been lurking on the book club board on TN. I'm thinking about reading "is everyone hanging out without me" by Mindy Kaling.
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    emarston1emarston1 member
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    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/local-wedding-boards_michigan-detroit_book-recommendations-1?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Local Wedding BoardsForum:88Discussion:a04f1fc2-d796-481c-8907-4fc1d8b4fe02Post:58936709-c800-426d-b4ad-68f2a53d0937">Re: Book Recommendations?</a>:
    [QUOTE]I love anything by Mary Higgins Clark.
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    I've definitely heard of her but have never read her.  Are the mysteries graphic/scary or are they pretty benign?  I don't mind murder mysteries but if it gets really graphic I may not care for it.

    @Rachael - Thank you for reminding me of that one!  I wanted to add it to my list along with Bossypants by Tina Fey :)
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    edited December 2011
    Liz - these are also on my list...not sure if they are good or not, though. Have you read any of them? Molokai  The book thief I, Mona Lisa The dovekeepers The 19th wife
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    vk2204vk2204 member
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    MHC is not graphic at all, it is more of a mystery than a thriller. Yes it involves murders and what not, but no gruesome details or anything. What I like best is that she writes from all different points of view. It keeps me reading because each viewpoint almost always ends in a cliffhanger and you want to see what is coming next.
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    vk2204vk2204 member
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    Do you have a kindle? Download a sample of one of her books and see if you like it!
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    emarston1emarston1 member
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    @ Rachael - No I haven't read any of those, I'll add them to my list.  Thanks!

    @VK - I have a Nook so I'll check her out.  I know she's a big mystery writer so I'm not sure why I haven't read any of her stuff yet.  Thanks for the suggestion :)
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    matuofmmatuofm member
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    Have you read Janet Evanovich's Stephanie Plum books? 

    In mysteries, I am also a really huge fan of The Daughter of Time by Josephine Tey, The Secret History by Donna Tartt, and A Dark-Adapted Eye by Barbara Vine.  None of them are particularly "light" in the way that Evanovich is, but they're probably the three best mysteries I've ever read. 
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    Mrs0toBeMrs0toBe member
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    Sue Grafton's Alphabet Murder Series.  her detective, Kinsey Millhone, is a hoot!  
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    emarston1emarston1 member
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    @Melissa - Stephanie Plum is my absolute favorite series.  Her latest book comes out in two weeks and I'm very excited.  We'll have a long car ride that weekend so I know what I'll be doing :)

    @Mrs - I've seen those too but for some reason never picked them up.  I think I thought they would be graphic but good to know they are funny :)

    Thanks for the suggestions ladies!
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    Meegles4Meegles4 member
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    I second Mary Higgins Clark. I don't read her much anymore, and if you read too many they get a bit formulaic, but I used to love her books and at one point had read almost all of them.

    I'd also suggest Room. Or American Wife. It's a novel loosely based on Laura Bush's life. It was REALLY good.
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    baileyleevbaileyleev member
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    Anything James Patterson I LOVE! Mystery/Thriller without being too much! Alex Cross...need I say more? lol. 


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