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I like all genres other than chick lit, vampire stuff is not for me either... any good books out there?

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    edited December 2011
    The Time Traveler's WifeMiddlesexOn Beautyanything by David Sedaris
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    kle0113kle0113 member
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    I love all the books by Ben Mesrick (SP).  He wrote the book for the Movie 21 among other books.  Not sure if you read that.  Also love any books by Augusten Burrows - I read a lot of non-fiction. 
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    edited December 2011
    I like Tess Gerritsen, she used to be a nurse so her medical thrillers are actually anatomically correct. I have read all her books, I rec. The Sinner.
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    dominoe611dominoe611 member
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    i recently read The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls and thought it was really good
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    Jon&KristaJon&Krista member
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    Identical by Ellen Hopkins...she is classified as Young Adult, but the subject matters are really heavy. Beautifully written though. She has written a bunch and they are all great.Also--Curtis Sittenfeld is amazing...Haven't read it yet, but supposedly The Book Thief by Marcus Zusak is awesome.
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    DiorAndKissesDiorAndKisses member
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    I'm obsessed with Jodi Picoult.  I've read My Sister's Keeper, The Pact, 19 Minutes, and Change of Heart.  All were fantastic although I'm partial to Change of Heart.  She's very well researched...so you learn lots of interesting things while reading her stories, and she always tells the story through all the characters' points of view.I know you said no chick Lit...but there's this book called The Fidelity Files by Jessica Brody.  It's SMART chick lit...not sitcom in paperback form stuff.  It's about a fidelity investigator who is hired by women to find out if their men are faithful.  LOVED it.  Smart, funny, not cliche at all.Also, Andrew Sean Greer is a hidden gem.  He wrote Confessions of Max Tivoli which I read years ago...way before Curious Case of Benjamin Button came out as a movie.  That book was fantastic and followed a man born looking like a tiny seventy five year old whose life progressed backwards.  THAT was my favorite book EVER.Sorry so long and blah blah blah...lol I love books.
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    edited December 2011
    I am a big fan of Chuck Pulahnik(sp?), he's pretty out there if you like that kind of writing.  He is the author of "Fight Club".
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