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Looking for a Good Book to Read!

Can any of you moms recommend a good book to read? I just want something GOOD, can be fiction or a true story. Looking to get my mind off of things and relax! What's good? Thanks!

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Oh my gosh! I can't believe all the responses i got from everyone. It has been so fun making a HUGE list of books and authors to go get. Without going into how stressful my life can be, i really needed this! Thank you so much everyone, that was a fun post! Here are my recommendations.. The Child Called It series, by David Peltzer (so awesome, true story, he is so very inspiring) and I love the Left Behind Series, and The Elephant in the Playroom, i highly recommend... it will make you laugh and cry with these parents, should be a book everyone should read to understand what parents go through with special needs children.. it's really an awesome book! Thanks again everyone!

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I just finished up The Kite Runner and The Other Boleyn Girl before that. I had a REALLY hard time putting either of them down.

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The last two books I just read were "The Same Kind of Different as Me" by Denver Moore and Ron Hall and also "Snow Flower and the Secret Fan" by Lisa See. I loved both of them. Truly worthwhile and educational at the same time.

Labyrinth by Kate Mosse is good. It is fiction, long and has a lot of religious content sort of like the "holy grail" stuff. I also like most of the books Jennifer Weiner has written, In Her Shoes, Little Earthquakes and Good in Bed.

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Check out goodreads.com. You can look up books by genre, title, author, or subject and see reviews by REAL people. =) There are also groups you can join if there is a particular theme that you enjoy. I have found it to be a really good resource for keeping track of things I have read, but more importantly, things I want to read. Hope this helps!

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I love anything by Karen Kingsbury. Dee Henderson is also good. They are both Christian fiction authors.

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CHeck out a book at the library on Helen Keller. It's amazing how Ann Sullivan gave her entire life to Helen so she could have a life and to see what an amazing woman Helen (and Ann) turned out to be.

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I just finished up The Kite Runner and The Other Boleyn Girl before that. I had a REALLY hard time putting either of them down.

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I just finished Plain Truth by Jodi Picoult.. it was great- Now I"m reading The Pact by Jodi Picoult and it very interesting. This author was recommended by my friend. I'm always nervous about new authors, but this one is good!

Any thing by Debbie Macomber. She is such a gifted writer, she will have you laughing and wanting more. If you live on the NE side of town there is a great place on Nacco-Perrin called the Great Book Exchange and you can get wonderful books there for 1/2 the price. They have another location on Fredericksburg Road and at Brook Hollow, check this place out. you can read the newest books and not pay full price and you can exchange for another book, its great reading without the clutter. R. B.

I just finished reading a book called "Something borrowed" by:Emily Giffin . It's a fiction book about two friends, one of whom steals the others fiance (but as readers you are happy she does) It's a great read!! Also, she has a sequel told from the other friends perspective called "Something Blue", everything has a great and happy ending to it plus it's easy to read!

I.,
I know you got a lot of good suggetions including Francine Rivers books. I agree and I love her books. I have just read an incredible book! It's called A Message From God by Retha and Aldo McPherson. It's a true story about a South African family and a former Mrs. South Africa. Her son died in a car accident and God perfomed a miracle and sent him back with a message. I believe this with my whole being and it has changed my life and increased my faith. I don't think you can get this in book stores. Go to sidroth.org and click on Sid's products then type in A Message From God. You will have to order it but it is so worth it. I am reading it again. God Bless, S.

One of the best books I have read is "Good In Bed" by Jennifer Weiner. It was her first book. I laughed and cried. It was a fun read. She's had several more since then. They made a movie after one of them, "In Her Shoes" with Cameron Diaz.
If you haven't read her, she's fun to read.

I., I feel your pain. Often I read and here is some of the books I have read by J. California Cooper "A Piece of Mine", Homemade Love, Some Soul to Keep my favorite, Family, The Matter Is Life, and In Search of Satisfaction. They are funny, real warm and right 9on the money, stories from a gifted author that help to do womankind proud.
I have a book list and will update you perodically. Have fun!
R. B

The last two books I just read were "The Same Kind of Different as Me" by Denver Moore and Ron Hall and also "Snow Flower and the Secret Fan" by Lisa See. I loved both of them. Truly worthwhile and educational at the same time.

In the last year I started reading books by Debbie Macomber and I really like her. Her stories are easy to read- and clean. They are ussually romance/love stories but they are not smut and there is no violence either. They are ussually just sweet/heartwarming stories. She has quite a few series'. I really liked the Hardluck Sons series.

It has been years since I've read a novel - I've always thought I didn't have time to read things that were not true, but my son's girlfriend got me "Redeeming Love" by Francine Rivers for Christmas. It was such a good book that I loaned it to a friend who loaned it to another friend. She had to buy me a new good book because it kept getting passed around. When I got the 2nd book back, I passed it to another friend and she loved it also. It is a great fiction book based on the book of Hosea in the bible - about a prostitute who is found by a wonderful man and he falls in love with her despite her past. It will keep your attention and you will not want to put it down! You can get it in any bible book store and probably Barnes & Nobles also. It's GREAT!
L.

Bringing up Boys by Dr James Dobson This is such a great book! I have a 6yr old son and boy has it helped me! I recommend for all mothers with sons to read maybe even you want to learn a little more about the boys world. Four thumbs up! God Bless you in whatever you choose!

I just read Elizabeth Gilbert's book "Eat, Pray, Love". Elizabeth Gilbert was on Oprah several weeks ago supporting this book so I went out and got it. I really enjoyed it.

I love the author Francine Rivers. My all time favorite book is Redeeming Love. I also liked The Atonement Child and Scarlet Thread. These are the only 3 I've read. I had a friend tell me that she has liked all of the Nichoals Sparks books (the author of The Notebook). The Notebook is a great book. Hope these help.

Janette Oak is good, I love her books they remind me of the good ol days my grandparents would tell me about. If you google christian books you will come across tons of books with reader reviews to give you and idea of what your interested in. OM if you like fiction, Frank Perretti is awesome, I love his book In this present darkness, its fictional but could be possible it tells a story of a small towns everyday struggles and the struggles of our gardian angels and what they go thru to fight demons to keep us safe. Very touching to see how much God loves us. It tells the story of biblical truths. Like did you know that Angels even stand in awe on how God loves humans so much that he made us in his likeness and our flesh is so sinful!!!Good reading. Good luck.

Left Behind Series or Harry Potter Series. Read the first book of either one and you will be hooked on reading the rest.

I'm reading both. Alternate between each series. Hope you enjoy.

C. T.

My favorite author is Danielle Steel. I just love her books. Whenever I read one of her books I feel like Im there in the story. Some stories I can relate with and others are just good reading...

One Month to Live by Kerry and Chris Shook. Sort of a self-help book i guess - like Purpose Driven Life. Along the idea of - if you had only 30 days to live - how would you live it, how to live a no regrets life.

I enjoyed The Kite Runner. Also anything by Janet Evanovich is good too :)

I HIGHLY reccommend the series by Jean Sasson about a Princess in Saudi Arabi. It is about the extravagance in the Middle East, the shocking treatment of women...it is excellent and true! You can find them at them bookstore or library: http://www.jeansasson.com/princess_trilogy.htm

Hi! If you don't mind Christian type stories, my fave series so far is Red River of the North book series by Lauraine Snelling. It's kind of like the Love Comes Softly series by Jeanette Oak as it's also set in the 'pioneer time frame'. It's an ongoing story about a family of Norwegian immigrants that come over to the US little by little to have a 'better life' compared to the hardships apparant in Norway at the time. It has humorous instances as well. It's really a good series. Once I started, I couldn't stop. I stayed up late to complete ea book in a day, it's that good. Love Comes Softly series is good but for me, I like this one better. You can also just look online if you like Christian type stories, you can find some really good ones!

"Anatomy of the Spirit" by Carolyn Myss changed my life, but don't read it unless your ready for something "DEEP"

If you want a truly hilarious, EASY, quick read...try the Stephanie Plum series by Janet Evanovich. Start w/ one and go to thirteen. There are even some in-between novels. They are super short and really take your mind off ANY stress. I am not saying they are spiritual or that your life will have been enriched in any way!!! But they are great in a sense of watching a really funny movie...one you don't want your kids watching. But w/ a book, you can pick it up any time you get the chance. And, libraries have them! Wal-mart has them for $4.95-$6.95/per in paperback.
The books center around one character that can't hold a job. So she works for her uncle as a bounty hunter...to catch people that didn't show up for court. Except..she's no good at it. IT's set in Trenton, New Jersey...Too funny!
Good luck!

Dear I. -

Try the Christian authors, Terri Blackstock and Karen Kingsbury. You can find their books in Wal-Mart, as well as any Christian bookstore. I don't think you will be disappointed.

Happy reading. B. G.

I.,
I have really enjoyed the books by Janet Evanovich which start with "One For The Money" and continue with a whole series. They are very entertaining. I have also enjoyed the series by Nancy Martin about the Blackbird sisters. Neither one of these are romance but they are a little bit mystery-nothing deep and nothing that requires thinking. Happy reading!
D.

There are a lot of good suggestions posted. I've read most of the books/authors that were suggested, and they are all good. But I., the only book that I would suggest reading would be "The Shack" by William P. Young. It is a little hard to find, at least here in our neck of the woods, because it has become so popular. People are ordering cases of this book just to give away!!!! My whole family has read it and just absolutely love it. I guarentee you will be totally absorbed by this book!!!! Good reading!!!
Blessings...........

Don't know what genre you are into, but I just finished The Amber Room by Steve Berry last night which was really good. I totally recommend the alphabet mysteries by Sue Grafton (A is for Alibi, B is for Burgular, ect.) I also like Diana Gabladon's Outlander series which is time period romance, hard to explain, but really addictive. I also read Christopher Paolini's Eragon, and Eldest in the past year and waiting for the third book of the series to come out this fall. I found it in the teen section of my library, but it was a really good read, and your 16 year old might even enjoy it too. Also Jan Karon's Mitford series is nice light reading (about a priest and the small town he lives in, very funny.) Hope some of these are kind of what you are looking for. I read as much as possible, if you couldn't tell. :)

i hate to admit this one.. but i was really bored and typed in bored.com... it took me to this really stupid, but fun to look through site, and on this site, you cn look through and read online books of all kinds. im sure you cn go to online books on another site, but i never have. any how. you should have a lot of choices there... good luck, and dont tell anyone how lame i am. lol. kidding .. enjoy

It is hard to know where to start about good, decent but entertaining and relaxing books. For me, I just discovered The Mitford Series, by Jan Karon. There are about 8 books and so far I have re-read them all 3 times. They HAVE to be good for me to do that.

The series of Anne of Green Gables is very good also. If you like light mysteries, the books that are titled "The Cat Who...." there are about 18 of those books. Agatha Christi books are clean, but well done.

Now there is a new series called "The Chapel Hill Series" that is put out by Guideposts. That magazine by the way is excellent, along with "Angels" which they also publish.

I like the series by Tim LaHaye about the end times, which I have also re-read at least 5 times.

I hope this helps and happy reading !

I'm a 77 yr old great grandmother with a family of 35 and when I finally have time to read, I manage to read, and read and read.

Some great suggestions already posted. Here are my "can't put them down" suggestions:

Little Earthquakes Everywhere by Jennifer Weiner
The Red Tent by Anita Diamant
The Goose Girl by Shannon Hale (also Austenland by Hale)

Hi,

May I suggest a book called Redeeming Love, by Francine Rivers. She has a lot of other books too, but I recommend you start out with that one first. Enjoy ! she is a Christian author who writes fiction books.I think you would love this book, I know I did.

I like Janet Evanovich books. They are novels and can be found at any book store, the library, Wal*Mart, used book store, etc. The Stephanie Plum bounty hunter from New Jersey series is hilarious ! They begin with One for the Money and go on up.

If you should decide on one of the above mentioned, I hope you enjoy.

Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers is an excellent book full of faith, hope and love!

"Little Earthquakes" by Jennifer Weiner is an excellent read. Do you like scary books? Tami Hoag is a great thriller author if you do.

The Other Boleyn Girl by Phillipa Gregory...the recent movie did not do this book justice! It's impossible to put down...

I second the books by Karen Kingsbury that someone also mentioned. I have read everything she has written and most of her books I cannot put down until I am finished. They will make you laugh and cry, but also give you some true wisdom about life situations. "Oceans Apart" is about a spouse who cheated one time and then finds out he has a son. I cried my eyes out on this one. Another great one is "A Time to Dance" which has to do with struggling marriages. Everyone of her books teaches you something as well as entertains you.

Like Chocolate for Water by Laura Esquivel. It has been on shelves for a very long time but it is a great story. Enjoy.

Try the "No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency" by Alexander McCall Smith. There is a whole series. It's about a Botswana (African) woman who starts up the country's first female-owned detective agency. It is well written, funny and clean. "The Secret Life of Bees" by Sue Monk Kidd is a good one, too. "A Joyful Mother of Children" by Linda Eyre is funny and has some good advice (she's the mother of 9). Eat Cake, Step-Ball-Change, and Julie & Romeo all by Jeanne Ray are comical and very clean. These are fun, light-hearted and entertaining books, but they also make you think a little :) Happy reading!

I once gave my two nieces this two books for a christmas gift. One is called, A Christmas Bride by Jo Ann Ferguson . She said it was a hard book to put down . and the other one was. A Christmas basket by Debbie Macomber. She said that that one was also a good book . Just some suggestions...... Good Luck , I'm sure that there are many other books out there. God Bless you and your family.......

I know you have gotten a lot of responses, Janet Evanovich is hilarious...but I LOVED "This Much I Know is True" and "She's Come Undone" by Wally Lamb. Serious page turners, you'll laugh, you'll cry...you'll enjoy!!

if you are looking for a light, turn pager, i rec'd anything by emily giffin. i just read something blue and reall;y liked it!

Fiction that I have enjoyed:

Anything by Janet Evonovich- she's fun, funny and fast paced. It's a no brainer read for the most part but will make you laugh. I would start with "Three Plums in One" (it's the first 3 books in one, if you like One for the Money, you'll be glad you picked this up and not just one book!)

or

The Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon. It's a time travel romance serise but not crappy dime store romance, the books actually have substance. The first one is The Outlander and it's really really good, especially if you've ever fantisized about Scotland.

Beverly Lewis writes about the Amish people - her books are entertainly, informative, fictional and light, yet compelling reading. I'm not sure what your interests are, but she has series of books that center on particular families or people. You can "move" from one book to the next. They sell them at Sam's or Wal-mart and are fairly inexpensive.

Michael Smith(I'm pretty sure that's his last name) and Judith Pella jointly write "series" books, but theirs is more historical fiction. So depending on your individual interest, they have things on WWII, Russia, the early American south and several others.

I also love the Eldridges' books, they're more "helpful" books instead of fiction. Philip Yancey and Max Lucado also fall into this catagory are exceptional authors. They have wonderful, godly advice and insight!!

Any Shopaholic books are REALLY GOOD!!

My all time favorites are novels by Laurell K. Hamilton. She has a website. Her books are very good. i've already read 1-7 of her books. i'm now looking for the rest of them. They're fiction about vampirism, romances and other fun stuff to read about. If you like spiritual magic and the supernatural these are the ones to read! She's even got a myspace page!

I would recommend The Memory Keepers Daughter and Me & Emma. Both are fantastic!

Linda Howard is awesome if you like a mix of thriller and romance. My daughter just started reading her books and she's hooked. She say's she can't put them down! I love them too. Actually, I'm the one that got my daughter started reading them. A few are Mr. Perfect, Open Season and Dying To Please, which I'm reading right now. We get ours from our local library. Hope you like them!

It's all according to what type of books you'd like to read.
Most of the women in my family prefer CSI thrillers. My sis, sis in law, and I all love anything by:
1-Iris Johansen
2-Lisa Jackson
3-Nora Roberts/JD Robb
4-Catherine Coulter
Of Course being PC
5-John Saul
6-Tom Clancey
Just a few if your interested.
Happy reading

Eat, Pray, Love

It was a truly inspiring book!

All of Jane Green's books are great. Beware...they are written in a British humor and Britain is usually the back drop of her stories, but they are great. The first one I would read "Jemima J", it is hysterical. I also like Kathy Reichs, she is a CSI type writer. The TV show "Bones" is based off of her books.

any Sophia Kinsella book.. The shopaholic books are the best and you can put down and pick right up again.. funny and lets you escape for a little while.
also
Good in Bed by Jennifer Wiener (about a large girl whose x boyfriend writes articles and wrote that she was good in bed) the book really has nothing to do with sex it is just funny.and the sequel just came out Those kind of girls..

Piercing The Darkness and This Present Darkness by Frank Peretti. Those are awesome!

Two of my all-time favorites: Mists of Avalon and The Red Tent - both have strong woman as main characters and riveting plots. Also, any books by Ann Tyler and Joann Mapson will grab you and take you away!

I., a current book out is called, "Eat, Pray, Love" by Elizabeth Gilbert and is a fun, yet insightful read. Another favorite is the science fiction books - Maximum Ride - by James Patterson. The chapters are very short and they make for a quick read. Best of luck to you...

At The Scent of Water
I'm so sorry I can't remember the author, but it was incredible.

Not knowing what your tastes are, when I read which I do a lot, I like to read books that I don't have to work at to read. I enjoy anything by Nicholas Sparks, he wrote Message in a Bottle and The Notebook plus many other books. They are easy read and it sounds as if that is what you are looking for. I enjoy Sandra Brown - Nicholas Evans - he wrote the Horse Whisperer, Barbarqa Delinsky. There are so many authors that I enjoy but all of the above are easy read. In our busy life, if I'm reading a complicated book and have to put it down for awhile due to a busy life, I often have to start over to get the gest of the story and with most of the authors I have mentioned, you don't have to do that - I read for entertainment and really enjoy reading. I get my books from Zooba.com which is changing its name to BOMC2.com. All of their books are new and on best seller list and are 9.99 with no shipping/handling. You make a book list and they will send you a book a month off of that book list. I have purchased books that sell for $40.00 for the $9.99 so they make great Christmas presents. You can also buy now as many books as you want at the same price. I also buy used books from Amazon.com and often get them for a few cents plus around $3.99 or so for shipping. I also read Danielle Steele as her books are very easy read. I really enjoy Janet Evanovich's books - most enjoyable. I hope this helps. The locations I noted also give you an insight about each book so you can tell if it will interest you.

Good luck and good reading.

Well, a good book is the one I am reading now. Great by Dan Brown and the title is Angels and Demons. The title does not explain the book. The book is over the fued between the chruch and science. Chruch says that God created the world and science believes otherwise, doesnt sound like much. But belive me this is a good book and i just started reading again. Haven't read in years, and that should say it all.It gets good right from the beginning and you will not want to put the book down.

dear I.,
an author i discovered recently is an old fave to many. erma bombeck has written several books on family, marriage and parenting, from a humorous stand point. makes you appreciate them all the more. she was a 50's house wife, no longer with us. i strongly recomend her. id start with motherhood, the second oldest profession.
M.

If you like Paula Deen her book is quick and entertaining.

Anything by Jennifer Crusie is good. Very entertaining and fun...nothing heavy. You can go to Barnes and Noble website and order use books and they will be shipped to your house so it makes it so easy to buy. I have a job that is very slow right now so I get to do alot of reading (at least 3 books a week) and this makes it easy for me and inexpensive too.
Good luck...

Meg Cabot (author of Princess Diaries) has a great adult series. I laugh the whole way through all her books. I am really into the funny girly books. Another good series is the Shopaholic series. Shopaholic & Sister, Shopaholic & Baby, etc.

I just recently finished The Kite Runner and Wow! I couldn't put it down. I am going to read his new one, A Thousand Suns. Khalid Hossein? That is the author, the spelling may be wrong. Good luck in your literary search. I enjoyed seeing what everyone else was reading. I am currently reading Kids, Parents & Power Struggles. This is good too.

Oh my goodness I am reading the best book ever! It is called Captivating by John and Stasi Eldredge. It all about what it is to be a woman and how to be the best and most awesome and beautiful you. I love one part that I just read they were saying how so many times we look at womanhood as "What is a woman's role, what is she supposed to do?" When the real question is "What is a woman, what is her design?" That has just been rolling over in my mind a lot. It is just one of the most encouraging uplifting books I have ever picked up. Anyway I am loving it and it is a great break when I have a couple minutes while my little one naps. I highly recommend it :)

After going through all the suggestions, I was surprised that noone had mentioned Danielle Stelle, until I got to the end. Any book of hers is highly suggested!! I finished the master's program in December and the first thing I did was pick up one of her books, which I forced myself not to do while I was in the program. Her books are just great and any mom or wife can always see themselves in her characters in one way or another.
Anyhow, any one of her books will just captivate you!

Eat, Pray, Love
Three Cups of Tea
A Thousand Splendid Suns if you have already read Kite Runner;
Skinny Dip - Carl Hiaasen
So Help Me God - Larry Thompson

Enjoy your summer reading!!

Hi I., Look for author Dee Henderson; she has a 6 book series of the O'Malley chronicles that is very good. Try to start with them in order beginning with Danger in the Shadows. Each book focus' on one particular member, how they inneract and their jobs. The brothers and sisters adopted each other to become a family. Marcus - The Guardian is a US Marshal, Kate - The Negotiator is a hostage negotiator working with the police and FBI, then there is Stephen - The Rescuer who is a paramedic, Lisa - The Truth Seeker a forenic pathologist, Rachel - The Healer, a trauma psychologist and Jack - The Protector a fireman. They are intriguing while relaxing at the same time.

Another author to look for is Karen Kingsbury. My sister got me started reading both and I fell in love with the style and characters. Enjoy!

I'm into Jane Austen and just read The Memoirs of Jane Austen by Syrie James. It's historical fiction. If you like Jane Austen books or her books made into movies you might like this. It's a very easy read!

The book that Im readying by Eckert Tolle, A New Earth Awakening to Your Life's Purpose another good one by Elizabeth Gilbert Eat Pray Love.

The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffeneger is amazing! It's one of those books that you can't put down once you start and in between reading it you keep thinking about the characters.

Labyrinth by Kate Mosse is good. It is fiction, long and has a lot of religious content sort of like the "holy grail" stuff. I also like most of the books Jennifer Weiner has written, In Her Shoes, Little Earthquakes and Good in Bed.

My book club just finished reading "The Other Boleyn Girl." Most of us loved it and had a hard time putting it down.

Anything by Nora Roberts or Sandra Brown are always entertaining, full of suspense/mystery and there's always a good love story thrown in.
Also the Stephanie Plum series by Janet Evanovich is hilarious. I was reluctant to read the first one because it sounded so silly, found myself laughing hysterically throughout the 13 book series.They are entertaining and easy to read.
A good memoir I recently read was "The Glass Castle".
Oh, Tuesday's with Morrie is great!!! One I think that everyone should me required to read. Have your tissue's handy though.

Hi,
I guess it kind of depends on what type of book you like to read. My sister got me hooked on Nicholas Sparks books. In my opinion he has a great grasp of how a woman thinks and his books always flow well and grab your emotions. I LOVED A Walk to Remember. The books are always better than the movie.
Mm

I'm a big reader so I have lots of ideas!!! If you like Sci Fic/Fantasy: George R.R. Martin-Fire & Ice series, first book is "Games of Kings" or something similar. Or Terry Goodkind "Wizard's First Rule" a great series.

Fiction: Nora Roberts; Christine Feehan; Sherrilyn Kenyon; Kinley MacGreggor; Janet Chapman; Janet Evanovich(highly recommend!)

As you can tell, I could go on and on! Hope this gives you a place to start.

Liz Curtis Higgs puts out some great work (she is my favorite author). I am currently re-reading her series that is set in old day Scotland. It is based on an Old Testament family. The series' starts with the book 'Thorn in My Heart'. Excellent reading to be sure! ...& I'm not the type that likes historical fiction, but I LOVE these!

Hi,

I just finished THE INNOCENT MAN by John Grisham, very good non-fiction that read like fiction. I am now engrossed in the KITE RUNNER, another really good one. Good luck with your search!

I highly recommend the Twilight Series by Stephanie Meyer. I think it was a book written for young adults but I loved it and so did all the people in my book club. Their making it into a movie that should be released later this fall. Anyway, there are currently 3 books and the 4th one is due out later this summer. I couldn't put them down. It's a romance/action dealing with forbidden love between a human girl, a vampire, and a warewolf.

I've absolute loved The Secret. Now, I have the DVD as well, so I pop it in periodically when I need a little uplifting. :-)

Hi,

One of my favorite authors for relaxing reading is Karen Kingsbury. Some of her stories are in series of books. A great one to start with is Redemption. They are fiction about the lives of a family. Very moving! Enjoy! L.

I just finished ATONEMENT by Ian McEwan and really enjoyed it. I'm looking forward to renting the movie next. Hope this helps!

Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers
You can borrow it from the library.

I love Margaret Atwood as a women's author. Not light reads but great. Happy Reading! I just joined a book club and have really enjoyed it. You might too.

A New Earth- finding your life's purpose by Eckhart Tolle
Great book-- help with your children stressing you out!!!!

I always like to read things that will make me laugh. The Stephanie Plum series by Janet Evanovich is great, and trust me, you'll feel wonderful about your own life after reading one of them. lol Or if you like cats, try any of the books by Lillian Jackson Braun.

Dean Koontz has a series called ODD thomas. There are three books in the series and they are great. I can say I am not a big fan of Dean Koontz but I could not put this series down when I read it. (it's that good)

I was so taken with Debbie Macombe's book "Changing Habits"...a little different from her normal style...I read it about a month ago and am still talking about it.
Was able to get it at the local library. It shows this author did lots of study on the subject before writing this book.

If you like romance i would advise reading anything by Karen Marie Moning or Nora roberts

Also if you like Mystery/crime novels i would try stuff by JD Robb

"A Girl Named Zippy" and its follow-up, "She Got Up Off the Couch" by Haven Kimmel. Loved them both, they were funny and very entertaining.
"The Kite Runner" and "A Thousand Splendid Suns" both very good but tragic.

I dont know if you would be able to find this book because it is really old but I bought it off of a lady from Craigslist.... it's called NIGHT by ELIE WIESEL...... Its only 109 pgs. long but it is GOOD. Its similar to the ANN FRANKS DIARY but shorter..... This book will make you appriciate life and what you have....
T.

Same Kind of Different as Me by Ron Hall & Denver Moore (true story that will change you)

Alright, i have never found better books than this set of 3. They are by Francine Rivers. Called "A Voice in the Wind", "An Echo in the Darkness", and "As Sure as the Dawn". read in that order. The story is the sweetest, most brutal, most engaging story i have ever had the oppertunity to read. It takes place about 70AD, it's a love story between a Jewish slave and a Roman. I promise, you'll love it from the first chapter to the end of the 3rd book.

I.,
Anything by Kevin Leman( he writes books on parenting and marriage)would be good to check into and I just finished a book titled, "90 Minutes In Heaven" by Don Piper. This is an amazing book, it makes you think differently about life and living. My mom is reading it know and also loves it. I am currently reading 2 books, "Praying the Names of God" and "The Power of a Praying Wife" I am enjoying them so far. I hope this helps. Have a blessed week!
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The Five Love Languages by Gary Chapman. I love this book. It teaches you to love people how they need to be loved instead of loving them in the way you need to be loved. My hubby isn't much of a reader so I put it in the bathroom and he would read it in there. It really helped us to understand each other better. It also helps you to understand your children better.

Twilight Series by Stephanie Meyer. Read them in a few weeks cuz I couldn't put them down. There's supposed to be a movie of it soon. Can't wait!

I have three boys (7, 4 and 6 months) so I understand needing a little escape. Someone has already suggested these books, but I agree...The Shopaholic series are light, fun reads. They move quickly and made me laugh. The author is Sophie Kinsella. I have read all of her books. Another author with great books is Jodi Picoult.
Have fun!

Danielle Steele is my favorite author. Once I start a book of hers I can't put it down! They are all great!

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