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Hey everyone, anyone have any good books to recommend that you've read lately? Doesn't matter the genre, I just need some new reading material.  Preferably something that doesn't take TOO long to get going, I hate slow books.  :)

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    In Cold Blood is one of my favorite books. The Kite Runner is also great.
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    Jen Lancaster books are wonderful. They're easy and quick reads, due to her writing style. I actually laugh out loud when I read her stuff.
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    Anna Karinina, any book by Jane Austin if you want a book written in the last couple years, let me know.  I love to read, and read just about everything, but usually my English lit major takes over and I read classics.  I think they tend to be better written and have better plots. 
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    I just finished "The Year of Living Biblically" by AJ Jacobs and loved it. Really entertaining and a quick read too.
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    Excellent, thanks everyone!
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    If you haven't read his stuff already, Augusten Burroughs' books are pretty easy to get into (especially the compilations of anecdotes, a la David Sedaris, who is also fantastic). Running With Scissors is great, and hilarious too.



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    The Road by Cormac McCarthy.  It's short, to the point, meaningful, and a super quick read.  I loved it.
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    World War Z by Max Brooks.  It's a "true history" of the zombie wars and one of my favorite books.  Avoid the audiobook version though - it's abridged and some of my favorite parts are missing.
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    I tend to like the "girly" stuff more...one of my faves is Emily Giffin if you're into that kind of stuff.  Her books are easy-reads and awesome.
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    the Stephanie Plum Series by Janet Evanchovich (sp??) are not a serious read but are fun and quick.  

    The Da Vinci Code, Count of Monte Cristo,  I have heard interesting this about "The Girl with a Dragon Tattoo". 
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    Some of my favorites:

    The Post Birthday World by Lionel Shriver
    Prep by Curtis Sittenfeld
    The Dogs of Babel by Carolyn Parkhurst
    The Year of Fog by Michelle Richmond
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    I love to read...

    In the Woods by Tana French
    Beautiful Boy by David Sheff
    Complications by Atul Gawande

    Anything by Bill Bryson, but most especially "A Walk in the Woods" or "In a Sunburned Country"

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    I'm late, but I wanted to second Beatles on Augusten Burroughs. I've loved everything of his that I've read. I know you specifically asked for non slow reading books, but I have to rec my favorite book of all time. It's A Prayer for Owen Meany, by John Irving. It took me an an entire summer to read that book, but it's so worth it at the end. I swear to God that book changed my life.
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    The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls-----Really Good!

    I also just read "mistaken Identity". It is written by the families of  the two college girls that were in an accident and one girl died, the other lived. They had them mixed up. So emotional and its interesting to hear the whole thing from the families perspective.
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    I just finished "Commencement" by J. Courtney Sullivan.  It's about 4 friends that meet as roommates at Smith and how their friendship changes after college.  I liked it because it's about women, friendships/families and love, but it's much more realistic that the typical chick-lit a la the Shopaholic series.
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    I loved Water for Elephants--once I started reading, I couldn't stop.  In a different genre, there's a series of books about spies along the lines of the Scarlet Pimpernel (the first is The Secret History of the Pink Carnation), they're certainly not classics, but definitely fun reads.
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    Blue Smoke - Nora Roberts
    Mercy - Jodi Picoult
    Plain Truth - Jodi Picoult
    Salem Falls - Jodi Picoult
    A Thousand Splendid Suns - Khaled Hosseini
    Step on a Crack - James Patterson
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    I just finished "Rules of Deception" by Christopher Riech
    and I'm reading Valerie Bertinelli's book "Losing It" I dont usually do biographies but I'm enjoying this one.
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    -Chaim Potok books
    -Gone With the Wind...I know it's long but it's very good and moves along. 
    -My Life in France
    -Jane Austen books
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