Good Book for Mom

Updated on February 02, 2007
Y.M. asks from Henrico, VA
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Im a big reader, and I am looking for some new books to read. I love fiction - hate romance novels, I like some mystery types also. I love to find new authors that have a lot of books to read and I start with the first one and read them all. Here are some of my favorites: James Patterson, Janet Evanovich, Omar Tyree, Be Be Moore Campbell, Pearl Cleage, Patricia Cornwell. and many others... Anyway.. I would love to hear what others are reading so I can try something new!

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answers from Charlotte on

Hi Y.,

I like to read, but don't have much time. I like eay-read mysteries. Tamar Myers has 2 different series. One series is about a Pennsylvania-Dutch Bed and Breakfast owner and they have recipes, too. All of the titles are a play on works, like "Too many crooks spoil the broth" and "The crepes of wrath". These are my favorites. There are 14 or so thus far. The other is the "Den of Antiquity" series. It's about an antique shop owner on Selwyn Ave here in Charlotte. The author lives in Rock Hill. She does a new book in each series, each year. She has a website.

I just started reading the books of an author who happens to be a professor at Queens University here in Charlotte. Her name is Cathy Pickens and they are about a SC lawyer. I think there are only 2 out so far, but they are fun.

Hope you enjoy finding something new!

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answers from Norfolk on

Some of my favorites (when I can find time to read) are Nora Roberts, Sue Grafton, Jennifer Crusie, and Debbie Macomber. Another good one is Wendy Howell Mills--she was a local author from Nags Head, NC so I don't know how easy her books would be to find around here but you could look her up online. She is VERY good and nice--I got to meet her a few years ago.

Good luck!!



answers from Norfolk on

Anything by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child (definitely lots of mystery). They have a series but you don't necessarily need to read them in order. The first book was turned into a movie years ago called "The Relic". Basically anything written by them I pick up and can't put down until I'm done with it (even sacrificing sleep to get that done). Also I've been reading the "Kentucky" series by Fern Michaels (if you like horses it's very good fiction reading.



answers from Greensboro on

nicholas sparks books are great and pretty quick to read!



answers from Charlotte on

A Spot of Bother by Mark Haddon (2006)
Once upon a Day by Lisa Tucker (2006)
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
The Eight by Katherine Neville (1997)
A Long Way Down by Nick Hornby (2005)
All Families Are Psychotic by Douglas Coupland
One For My Baby by Tony Parsons (2001)
How to Be Good by Nick Hornby
Metroland by Julian Barnes (1980)
Therapy by David Lodge (1996)
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
Little Children by Tom Perrotta (2006)
Shout Down the Moon by Lisa Tucker (2004)
The Song Reader by Lisa Tucker (2003)



answers from Columbia on

I'm a big fan of Iris Johannson. If you like Christian fiction, Don Brown has started a series based on an NCIS agent - Treason and Hostage. A 3rd one is coming out soon. If you like legal dramas - Richard North Patterson is really good.


answers from Anchorage on

Stephen Kings-Cell ..was pretty ok
The Drowning Tree by Carol Goodman ... was very good!
of course Dan Brown's Da Vinci Code was good (I have yet to read his recent one)



answers from Norfolk on

I am a huge fan of Robin Cook too. I also like James Patterson,Nicholas Sparks ,Stephen Kings (more of his older books before he got hit by that car), Dean Kootz and a few more but cant think of them right now. I also read the Bible A LOT (NIV)

I going to check out Wendy Howell Mills to see if I like her. I live about 45 min from Nags Head.



answers from Myrtle Beach on

Hi Y.!
I, personally, am a BIG fan of Robin Cook. He has LOTS of books out and he is an exceptional writer. His stories (for the most part) are medical mysteries that will literally keep you turning the pages. Some of his stories have recurring characters, but for the most part it is new book, new characters.

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