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Good books?

Anyone have some suggestions for good books to read? I just graduated college and I was so busy then that I never read for pleasure and I would like to start again..???

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Asked by shortleo at 9:41 PM on Jul. 25, 2010 in Hobbies & Crafts

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  • Depends on your interests, but my favorite authors are Nora Roberts, James Patterson and Nicholas Sparks. Try The Search by Nora Roberts. It his her latest.

    Answer by neebug3766 at 9:45 PM on Jul. 25, 2010

  • try cheslea handler's books, they're easy fun reads otherwise jodi picoult or nicholas sparks have some great books

    Answer by skittles1108 at 9:45 PM on Jul. 25, 2010

  • What are you interested in? I personally like series. I enjoyed the Left Behind series, it's 12 books.

    Answer by 2BlondeBabies at 9:50 PM on Jul. 25, 2010

  • I love classics and cannon literature... don't know how much you got of that in your prereqs or what major you were. I love Thomas Hardy, Emily Bronte, William Faulkner. More modernly, I love Kurt Vonnegut, Chuck Pahlaniuk, and Wally Lamb. But those are all male protagonist authors. On non-fiction, definitely read The Continuum Concept. :)

    Answer by Bellarose0212 at 9:56 PM on Jul. 25, 2010

  • I found a new author. Chelsea Cain. She has a series of 3. Heartsick, Sweetheart and Evil at Heart. It's a great suspense/thriller series.


    Answer by Cindy18 at 9:57 PM on Jul. 25, 2010

  • Tess Gerritson...She is Awesome!!! This is the order.....

    The Surgeon
    The Apprentice
    The Sinner
    Body Double

    She writes CSI/Law&Order style books but from the point of view of the Medical Examiner, so you get a CSI/ER mix and they are so so good.

    I am also a HUGE James Patterson fan. The Women's Murder Club books are really good. So is the Alex Cross series.

    If you like more of the "Chick Flick in a Book" style. The Texas and Vegas series by Fern Michaels is really good.

    I like the Left Behind series, but you have to be open to other interpretations of the Bible to read it. I found myself argueing with the books so much, that I stopped enjoying them. Also, DAN BROWN...The Da Vinci Code, Angels & Demons and The Lost Symbol......all incredible reads

    Answer by Maureen-MD at 10:00 PM on Jul. 25, 2010

  • The Spellman Files (hilarious book about a chic working for her family's private investigation business the first of a for-book series). Terry Pratchett's books (fantasy, social commentary, humor - exquisite!). Barbara Kingsolver - all excellent - start with The Bean Trees - I guarantee you will love it! About a tough Kentucky girl who ends up in Arizona with an adopted toddler.

    Answer by FelipesMom at 10:04 PM on Jul. 25, 2010

  • I just read Bridges of Madison County. It's an old book and I have been intending to read it for quite some time, but never got to it. I finally finished it and it was a really good story, short and an easy read.

    Answer by theutilitarian at 10:07 PM on Jul. 25, 2010

  • If you like mystery/suspense/spy stuff, David Balducci is fabulous. His first book was Absolute Power which became a Clint Eastwood Movie and his latest book First Family has to be his best to date. I have read them all. Michael Connelly is one of the best detective/mystery writers. His recurring character Detective Bosh is great. Nelson DeMille "Gold Coast" is excellent as are all of James Patterson's stuff. :)

    Answer by WoodWitch at 10:37 PM on Jul. 25, 2010

  • If you want something good for laughs any of Janet Evanovich's books are good. Very quirky and hilarious!

    Answer by SillyBoysX2 at 1:24 PM on Jul. 29, 2010

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