Good Book Good Reading.

Updated on January 15, 2012
E.B. asks from Miami, FL
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Any suggestions on a good book to read. Reading is my way of relaxing when all kids are in ned. Any suggestions? I like anything that will grab my attention romance non fiction but no horror.

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answers from Chicago on

anything by the following authors
nora roberts (she does a lot of stand alones and a lot of trilogy sets)
Elizabeth Lowell
Jayne Ann Krentz
Jayne Castle (jayne ann krentz)
Amanda Quick (jayne ann krentz)
Janet Evonovitch
Kay Hooper
Iris Johansen
Diana Palmer
Julie Garwood

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answers from Tyler on

Two often overlooked authors that I love are Lorna Lanvik and Jennifer Werner. They write very humorous non fiction books with romantic twists. Both authors almost always have a female protagonist. One of my all time laugh out loud and cry myself to sleep books was Angry Housewives eating Bonbons. I read a wide genre of books, but I will always gravitate toward these authors when I need a brain break.

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answers from Dallas on

People kept telling me to read The Hunger Games trilogy, but it just didn't appeal to me. After winter break, several students begged me to read it, so I agreed. I read the first book in 24 hours. I started the second book yesterday and will finish it tonight. It's amazing!

I also love everything by Ann Patchett. Bel Canto is my favorite by her.

This Beautiful Life is a wonderful book that I read last fall. I can't remember the author.

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answers from Cumberland on

"A Walk in the Woods" you will laugh yourself senseless!

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answers from Kansas City on

I've been re-reading the In Death series by J.D. Robb. If you like Nora Roberts' romance novels, she writes this series about a futurist homicide cop. It's got romance and a mystery, which I like.

I also really liked the biography of Marie Antionette by Antonia Fraser, if you like biographies.

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answers from Missoula on

I just read Falling Together by Marisa de los Santos. It was good, but her earlier novels (Belong to Me and Love Walked In) were better.

I love Barbara Kingsolver, have you read The Poisonwood Bible?

Maeve Binchy is always an entertaining read, I recommend Quentin's and The Scarlet Feather.

I'm reading This Beautiful Life by Helen Schulman now. Someone on Mamapedia suggested it. It's pretty good, but I'm only 50 pages in.

Oh, and The Hunger Games Trilogy was really good.

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answers from Dover on

Nora Roberts is awesome and you can't go wrong.

Suzanne Brockman is the bomb.

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answers from St. Louis on

I as well LOVED The Hunger Game series. I also love the Black Dagger Brotherhood series by JR Ward....warning though-they are rated R. :)

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answers from Washington DC on

anything by Janet Evanovich - humor and drama...

Girl with the Dragon Tattoo - takes a few chapters to get "into it".

Anything by Iris Johansen - great drama!

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answers from Denver on

I rarely read for pleasure since I read so much for work, but I love Sidney Sheldon books...once I pick it up, I have to stay up all night to finish it.

He is now deceased, but he wrote a bunch of books which are still available. I have read ALL of them...all great.

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answers from San Antonio on

I really do like Jodi Picoult. I found Sing You Home one of my least favorite of hers, mostly b/c of the policital agenda underwritten. (gays having children issues).

My favorite book by far is The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein. It is all from the dog's point of view. Fiction book about a man and his wife and his child. Other Garth Stein books ... were not so great.

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answers from Dayton on

I loved the Maisie Dobbs series that Jacqueline Winspear wrote. I think there are 8 of them now. It's set in post WWI England and she is a PI.

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answers from Phoenix on

Plan B by Pete Wilson. It's a great book about how to deal with life when things don't work out the way you thought they would. I just finished it and it really changed my life.

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answers from Sacramento on

The biography of Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson is fantastic. I thought it would be interesting, but didn't realize it would be a page-turner. Absolutely fascinating life; same with the stories behind all that's happened at Apple. He's not the nicest guy, but still an interesting one. I've been recommending this book to everyone lately.

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answers from Abilene on

Anything by Karen Kingsbury. I LOVE her books. Happy Reading.

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answers from Chicago on

I definitely second the Harry Potter and Hunger Games series. Girl with the Dragon Tattoo series was great too, but very dark as someone said below, so not sure you'd be into that. One book you should grab asap is The Help. Amazing! Also I love pretty much all of Jodi Picoult's books. Yay brew a cup of tea and read away!! Great weather for it!



answers from Tampa on

I just started reading "The Help". I saw the movie so it makes it easier to read the Southern dialect. DH just read Hunger Games, and loved it!



answers from Pittsburgh on

I'm halfway through "Sing You Home" by Jodi Piccoult. It's very good! Which doesn't surprise me because she is a very good writer.

The books I've read & enjoyed in the last month or two:
The Help
Moon (biography of Keith Moon, dimmer for the Who--CRAZY!)
Several David Sedaris books: Naked, Holidays on Ice, Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk
Bossypants by Tina Fey ( a real pants-peer!)

Also have you read Water for Elephants? Very good book. Better than the movie.

Another very good (light read) writer: Anita Shreve



answers from Eugene on

Sideways on a Scooter by Miranda Kennedy. Memoirs of a young American woman journalist who moves to India. The stories of the women she met there are interesting, as well as the general culture (shock) of moving to a 3rd world country.



answers from Lexington on

I recently read A Discovery of Witches which was a lot of fun

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