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August 10, 2009 11:01am CST
Am on the lookout for some good summer reads - any suggestions? I like historical/ fantasy/ adventure/ crime/ comedy
4 responses
@KupoSin (680)
• United States
10 Aug 09
well people have been raving about the Twilight series as well as the Harry Potter series. if you have not yet read those series, its a good summer read. im currently reading The Innocent Man by John Grisham, which i find to be interesting and very though provoking. perhaps you should pick that one up as well.
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@Aurone (4758)
• United States
12 Aug 09
Not a fan of either of those. There is a a lot of good Urban Fantasy out there if that is a Genre you like that is better by far than Twilight.
@Aurone (4758)
• United States
12 Aug 09
Alison Weir does an excellent set of historical books on the Tudor dynasty. She uses primary sources but she writes so well it doesn't seem like a history text. If you like Urban Fantasy (vampires, witches and such) I just finished Strange Brew that is a short story collection by some of the people in that genre, you might find you like the authors and its a great way to get to try out several new authors at once. Patricia Briggs is one of the authors who is featured in that collection that I really like who has a really good series. Mercedes Lackey is good for fantasy as well, I love her Valdemar series.
@imsilver (1668)
• Canada
10 Aug 09
A really good series that I found are the books by Dianna Gabaldon. They are all so good. I'm not even sure what to call them... a little bit of everything. They start off just after the war and the main character is on holiday in Scotland when she falls through a circle of stones and finds herself 200 years in the past during the time of the uprising in Scotland. It's such a great story. Very well researched by the authoress.
@mrtimharry (1180)
10 Aug 09
If you are looking for a good historial series then you could do worse than the Simon Scarrow series of books which focuses on the Roman centurion Macro and Cato. Is similar to the Sharpe series of books.