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#608806 - 07/02/10 11:30 AM Recommendations--what's your favorite?
BellaDeb Offline

Registered: 02/17/05
Posts: 3053
Loc: Memphis, TN
Looking for some book recommendations to put on my list. I read a lot and am looking for some new ideas.

What's your favorite literary fiction book and why is it so fabulous?
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#613392 - 07/28/10 01:23 PM Re: Recommendations--what's your favorite? [Re: BellaDeb]
Veronika Walker Offline

Registered: 05/28/10
Posts: 15
Well, I'll tell you what I'm reading now that you might enjoy. I've never been much on biographies myself, but I found one this past month that's really stuck out to me so far. Jefrrey Meyer's Orwell: Wintry Conscience of a Generation has been pretty involving so far; I am discovering that I have a lot in common with the 1984 author!

On an entirely different hand, I also started a fantasy book by John Scalzi this morning, called The God Engines; very cool idea, terrific prose. You might want to check those out.

What sort of books do you like to read? Do you have a particular genre you're looking for?

Edited by Lane LitFic (07/29/11 09:40 PM)

#616329 - 08/10/10 11:38 AM Re: Recommendations--what's your favorite? [Re: Veronika Walker]
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Registered: 08/10/10
Posts: 41
My mom actually told me about these books. The first book in the series is of course the best its called Flowers In the Attic bye V.C Andrews, it's sad, but happy in a way and it shows how strong people can really be. the next few books are Petals on the Wind, If There Be Thorns, and Seeds of Yesterday, and Garden of Shadows. You may have read these, but they are good for most people. _________________________________________________________________ MommaBear22m

#616332 - 08/10/10 11:44 AM Re: Recommendations--what's your favorite? [Re: MommaBear22m]
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Registered: 04/23/09
Posts: 103
The Mitford series by Jan Karon. I like to read it because it is calming and gentle. I don't usually read fiction, as I prefer non-fiction, but this series was really nice. Just "NICE" is the only way I can describe it.

#621172 - 08/26/10 02:41 PM Re: Recommendations--what's your favorite? [Re: borageflower]
TerrieR Offline

Registered: 08/26/10
Posts: 2
Loc: Plano, TX
Diana Gabaldon's Outlander Series! There are seven so far. They are very long (actually, I listen to them on audio during my commute to and from work) but you will love every minute of them and feel like you know the characters personally. Highly recommend.

#621245 - 08/26/10 07:17 PM Re: Recommendations--what's your favorite? [Re: TerrieR]
sara1955 Offline

Registered: 08/02/08
Posts: 477
Loc: Lamesa TX
The Outlander Series are my favorite! In fact, I'm re-reading The Outlander now, re-starting smile I've thought about getting them on audio, but haven't yet. Are the accents wonderful in it?

#621252 - 08/26/10 08:25 PM Re: Recommendations--what's your favorite? [Re: sara1955]
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Registered: 11/28/09
Posts: 656
Loc: Land O Lakes, FL USA
Piers Anthony is my favorite. His Xanth series is wonderful!

I met him a couple of years ago at a book signing - WOW!

I told him about how I had a job that was so awful that it made me start crying the minute I got in my car to go home....I was so happy to leave every day.

One day after work, I went to the mall bookstore and happened upon one of his novels in the Xanth series. I read it and was hooked - what a wonderful fantasy world that I could escape to. It was so easy to get involved with the characters!!

The puns are funny and every once in a while in the back of the book, he will actually "talk" to the readers.
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#630896 - 09/20/10 05:49 PM Re: Recommendations--what's your favorite? [Re: Robin - Card Games Editor]
Veronika Walker Offline

Registered: 05/28/10
Posts: 15
I love it when narrators talk to the readers while the action is happening. It's a fascinating "breaking of the 4th wall," but really hard to accomplish, I think.

Are there any other authors you all can think of who do use this technique? I'd love to add them to my list!

Edited by Lane LitFic (07/29/11 09:43 PM)

#661361 - 02/07/11 06:04 PM Re: Recommendations--what's your favorite? [Re: Veronika Walker]
karen47 Offline

Registered: 09/16/05
Posts: 25
Loc: Florida
One of my favorite books is The People of the Mist. It is full of adventure and has a happy ending but not before many perils. I really enjoyed this book, it kept me hooked the whole time.

#661367 - 02/07/11 06:57 PM Re: Recommendations--what's your favorite? [Re: karen47]
MollyAttachmentParenting Offline

Registered: 01/17/11
Posts: 50
I agree about the Outlander series, and I, too, used it as an audiobook during my work commute. I also just finished the final book in Karen Moning's Fever series. Probably one of the best series I've ever read. Another all time favorite of mine is The Red Tent.

Enjoy your readings!
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