Jan 28th - What's in your reading stack this week?

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Jan 28th - What's in your reading stack this week?
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Mon, 01-28-2013 - 10:23am

I wasn't able to make it to the library this weekend, so my TBR stack has dwindled down quite a bit. And lately, I haven't been thrilled with my choices, kwim? I'm ready for one of those "can't put it down" page turners that bring on an all-night readathon! Any suggestions?

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 I'm just about finished The Racketeer by John Grishom. Up next is either The Orphan Sister by Gwendolen Gross or The Bone Bed by Patricia Cornwell.

 Recently I really enjoyed Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn. Just when I thought that I had it figured out she would throw in another twist. I also really liked The Secret Keeper by Kate Morton. One of my go to authors is Louise Penny. The first book in the series is Still Life. I also liked The Kitchen House by Kathleen Grissom, or Whistling in the Dark and its sequel Good Graces by Lesley Kagen. A couple of my all time favorites are The Eight by Kathryn Neville, The Power Of One by Bryce Courtenay and Rush Home Road by Lori Lansens.

 I hope you find a page turner soon.

 Kathie

 Kathie

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I'm on the waiting list for Gone Girl, so now I'm even more eager to read it since you enjoyed it so much! And I snagged a place on the list for The Racketeer... John Grishom is a must read for me.Thanks so much; I'll be looking into the others you mentioned, too!

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I wrote a long response with some of my favorite unputdownable books from this and last year, but it disappeared before it got posted. IVillage you make me so mad sometimes! I can remember the books I think, but the length is gone to the ether.

* The Walking Dead Compendium 12 by Robert Kirkman & others Violent, but very, very good and LONG and HEAVY. A graphic novel, it differs in plot and characters from the tv show.

* Among Others by Jo Walton Won a Nebula and Hugo, which is very rare, even rarer, it deserved the awards. It's about a Welsh girl who gets sent to an English boarding school where she discovers the magic of discussing the science fiction & fantasy she loves with others. Also her Farthing the first in her Small Change trilogy of three, which is alternative history.    

* Blasphemy by Sherman Alexie Short stories and poems by the author of The Absolutely True Adventures of as Part-Time Indian and who wrote the film "Smoke Signals."

* The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey A novel set in Alaska about a homesteading, older, grieving couple who make a child out of snow. It's lyrical.

* The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern The circus I want to runaway to! It's as good as you've heard!

I've just started A Curse as Dark as Gold by Elizabth Bunce. I just finished Sweetly by Jackson Pearce.

I'm about to pick up from the library Hereafter- Hudson, Under a Blood Red Sun- Salisbury, In Zanesville- Beard,  Lost Boy- B. Jeffs, The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer- Hodkin, Fated- Noel. I'm participating in a YA Challenge of 50 books set in 50 states.

Julia  

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 I forgot about The Night Circus. It was wonderful. I'm on the wait list for The Snow Child. I've heard   great things about it.

 Kathie

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Oh, since I am a english leanrner, I have The Thron Bidrs in my reading stack, well, start from the so-called "the world famous novels", hope it isn't a good choice. :)

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Hello Meredith and welcome to the board! I read The Thorn Birds when it first came out and really enjoyed the whole story of the Cleary family. Now I may have to go back and re-read it! LOL

What other types of books do you like?

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This is actually for February 5-8, but if you're looking for a page turner:  I just finished Shadow On The Crown, by Patricia Bracewell, which I got as an advanced reading copy.  I wasn't sure I was going to like it, but once I started I could NOT put it down!!  It's historical fiction, taking place in 1000 a.d. in what is now England.  I did a little research on the time period, geography, etc., and then I was off.  The main character is Emma, a noble woman of Danish/French descent, who is sent to England as a future wife of "King" Athelred (his wife just died).  To those of you who like historical fiction, much of the political intrigue will sound familiar, but this is an uncharted era,  When I finished, I thought "there has to be more" and sure enough, this is #1 in a trilogy.