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  1. #1
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    Default Looking for some summer reading....Suggestions?

    So it seems I've finished through my last paperback book and need more. I have a used book store locally so I buy enough paperbacks to last me 6mths to a year, then take them back and go another round. Paperbacks prefered, but sometimes I can snag a hardback from the store as well.

    But I've ready most of my favorite authors and was wondering if anyone had suggestions for something similar.

    Some of my favorites are:
    Nora Roberts
    Linda Howard
    Sandra Brown
    JoAnn Ross
    Elizabeth Lowell

    As you can see I primarily like romantic suspense books so something along those lines would be great! Thanks in advance!
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    While I like a good romance, there is soo much more out there.

    Watership Down by Richard Adams
    To Kill a Mockingbird - can't believe I forgot the author
    The Help
    The Outlander Series by Diana Gabldon will keep you busy all summer, but well worth the read



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    Have you read the JD Robb "in death" series? JD Robb is a pen name for Nora Roberts. They are very entertaining light reading



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    Have you tried Jodi Picoult?

    They're not really romances, or suspense (although always have a dose of each) but they're my go-to for summer/light reading. She has a whole bunch, so it'll keep you busy if you like her writing style. They're always the same (a major twist at the end) but all different and entertaining. At least I think so

    I also enjoy Chris Bohjalian. He does do the mystery/suspense thing, and well. Bonus: I've also met him in person and he's just a doll. He also loves cats, which endears him to me immediately.



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    Rosamunde Pilcher: Coming Home and The Shell Seekers (And if you like those, try September and Winter Solstice.)

    Robin McKinley: The Hero and the Crown, The Blue Sword, Chalice, Rose Daughter, Spindle's End and The Outlaws of Sherwood

    Colleen McCullough: The Thornbirds, The Touch

    Ann Patchett: Bel Canto, Run

    James Herriot's collection of novels
    Full-time bargain hunter.



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    Mary Stewart- I'm not really a romantic suspense reader, but I LOVE Mary Stewart's characters and writing style. Timeless, because you can forget they were written mid century.



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    Quote Originally Posted by onelanerode View Post
    Ann Patchett: Bel Canto, Run

    I just finished State of Wonder and I have to say I loved it. Beautifully written, and I will quibble about the ending when we talk about it in my book club, I am rather notorious for always finding something to quibble about in books.

    I loved Bel Canto. Loved, loved, loved it.



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    Quote Originally Posted by onelanerode View Post
    Robin McKinley: The Hero and the Crown, The Blue Sword, Chalice, Rose Daughter, Spindle's End and The Outlaws of Sherwood
    A Robin McKinley I've missed Yay!!
    Looking up [I]Chalice[I] for my nook!
    Last edited by axl; May. 29, 2012 at 02:01 PM. Reason: It's better this way!
    Holy crap, how does Darwin keep missing you? ~Lauruffian



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    "Shepherd Girl" by Cat Needham. Awesome book for any of us who have lived with a dog and if you love the German Shepherd Dog, even better!

    "Falling For Eli" by Nancy Shulins. Wonderful story of how horse ownership opened up a new world for the author.
    Sheilah



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    Don't Lets go to the Dogs Tonight & Cocktail Hour Under the Tree of Forgetfulness, by Alexandra Fuller (read in that order - if you can find them, absolutely astounding, such well written books). Even if you don't know a lot about African post-colonial history it doesn't matter for reading these books...but you'll finish them wanting more.
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