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    Default What is the best book you read this year?

    Let's have them! I'm nearly at the bottom of my reading list and need some suggestions for over Christmas reading :-D.
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    For a animal lover Following Atticus. For futuristic worry When She Woke


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    I am currently reading the Rock Chick series by Kristen Ashley and loving it!
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    A Visit from the Goon Squad
    Quote Originally Posted by SuzieQNutter
    The whip is held across your thigh so as you can still hold the reins without spilling your coffee!!
    SillyHorse adds: Or your wine.


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    THE PASSAGE! Hands down best book I've read. It's a trilogy, and all the books are loooooong, but they rock. SCARY vampire/future plague book, not stupid sparkly vampires though.
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    Night Fall, by Nelson DeMille

    I guarantee this is a great read!!


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    I really enjoyed Saving CeeCee Honeycutt by Beth Hoffman.



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    Loving the Song of Ice & Fire series by George RR Martin.


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    The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo series. I know it's been out for a while, but I just read all 3 and they were awesome.


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    The Dressage Chronicles
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    I REALLY enjoyed "Life" by Keith Richards.

    I read A LOT, but this was probably the book I enjoyed the absolute most (other than my re-read spree through a few Christopher Moore books while waiting to replace my Nook).

    Also like "Age of Miracles" a lot!



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    Available Dark, by Elizabeth Hand.

    Also, Jo Walton's Among Others.



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    Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn... her other books are great too. Broken Harbor by Tana French, it is part of a series... they are all awesome.Defending Jacob is another I loved, and When It Happens To You by Molly Ringwald. I wasn't expecting to love that book but it was awesome.


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    I had two 5 star reads this year. "Cloud Atlas" by David Mitchell and "Far North" by Marcel Theroux.
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    Savages. They ruined it with the movie, but the book is definitely worth a read. Also, The Casual Vacancy. I know a lot of people hated it, but I just keep being drawn back to it for some reason...
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    Quote Originally Posted by SillyHorse View Post
    A Visit from the Goon Squad
    Loved that book so much, I carried it around with me everywhere and read every spare moment.

    I also loved Keith Richards' book.

    My two favorites, though, are Star of the Sea by Joseph O'Connor (Sinead's brother) and Lolita by Nabokov.
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    Every Day, by David Levithan.

    Levithan is a simply marvelous author who writes for young adults. All of his books are just stunning. Every Day is his newest, published a few months ago. I HIGHLY recommend him.

    Other books I enjoyed that have already been mentioned were Gone Girl and The Age of Miracles.

    I also just finished Flight Delay by Kingsolver which was quite good.



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    I also loved Keith Richards' book.
    Oh, good! I am beginning to prefer non-fiction and biographies/autobiographies. This one was great. Like reading "This is Spinal Tap" but better.



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    Quote Originally Posted by happymom View Post
    For futuristic worry When She Woke
    Agreed, I read this on the recommendation of COTHBB and liked it.

    Another one I enjoyed (surprised myself) was Armageddon in Retrospect by Kurt Vonnegut Jr. A posthumous collection of short stories, mostly derived from his experiences in WWII as a footsoldier. Covering aspects of the human condition, I found the stories insightful. It also contained a commencement speech he gave; again, insightful.
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    In light of today's events, anybody have an uplifting or easy read to suggest? I need a break from reality.



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