Recommend a good book to me

@jillbeth (2711)
United States
February 8, 2007 12:58pm CST
I haven't read a lot of books lately, although I've always loved to read. I'd like to start reading novels again. Please recommend one you've read recently and why you think I might enjoy it.
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• United States
8 Feb 07
I haven't read much lately but there are some Christian books I like.They are the Jesus Freak series,they are very insperational.Though they are not novels they are indavidual stories.I also enjoyed "The life you've always wanted." By John Ortenberg
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@jillbeth (2711)
• United States
8 Feb 07
I haven't heard of the Jesus Freak series, I'll check it out.
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• United States
8 Feb 07
recommend "The Secret Life of Bees" by Sue Monk Kidd or "The Time Traveler's Wife" by Audrey Neffeger. They are both very touching stories. Some of the best books I read last year.
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@jillbeth (2711)
• United States
8 Feb 07
Thanks for the recommendations; I will consider them.
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• United States
9 Feb 07
I just finished a great book called Beyond Dancing by Anita Bloom Ornoff. It's a true story of a woman who served as a WAAC and how she became a parapilegic, fighting for her rights as a veteran. An amazing story of strength and courage. I also loved Beneath a Marble Sky by John Shors. It's a historical fiction about the building of the Taj Mahal. A combination love story and thriller as it deals with the King's daughter falling in love with the engineer who built the Taj. Also one of my favorite books!
@jillbeth (2711)
• United States
10 Feb 07
Both sound good, I think I would like the one about the building of the Taj Mahal, I have always been fascinated with India.
• United States
9 Feb 07
Shadow of the Wind, by Carlos Zafon. Intrigue, Arson, books, love and loss. One of the best books around.
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@jillbeth (2711)
• United States
9 Feb 07
Sounds interesting, thanks for your suggestion.
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@flowerchilde (12547)
• United States
11 Feb 07
I know I need to be readin' the classics, and the great novels, but I love books that grab you right away and keep ya turning pages fast.. I love the Dean Koontz thrillers, there's always a moral. Although there's violence, the characters always survive and win, and his books are, it seems to me, pretty God fearin'. He comes up with some really mind boggling ideas sometimes/always.. Some of his more recent ones have been involving new science.. especially "One Door Away From Heaven" if I'm remembering correctly (which book is which). Some of my favorites are "Lightning" - "Twilight Eyes" - "The Bad Place" - "Watchers" - "Hideaway" was a little tough.. maybe too scary.. these are early ones. Then there are the more recent "Frankenstein" books, I think there's 3(?) of them.. I like his "Odd Thomas" books. I'm waiting for "Brother Thomas" to come out in paperback.. I recently read "Farenheit 451" by Ray Bradbury and really enjoyed it. I like James Patterson's children with wings books... Especially "Ultimate Ride" I think it was called.. I like some of his "Alex Cross" mysteries (or I should say thrillers) but they are pretty violent.. many murders.. Ever read Mary Higgins Clark's "Where Are The Children?" - She's another writer who grabs ya and doesn't let go..
@jillbeth (2711)
• United States
14 Feb 07
That's why I haven't read many novels lately, I get so involved that I don't want to put the book down and don't get anything else done until the book is finished! I will have to check out the Dean Koontz thrillers.
@librarian (181)
• United States
10 Feb 07
Illusions by Richard Bach
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@jillbeth (2711)
• United States
10 Feb 07
Isn't that the author of Johnathan Seagull? I will have to read it.
@brew2x (3096)
• Philippines
10 Feb 07
I love like water for chocolate. I like it because the main character loves cooking, and every chapter of the book there is a recipe. It's really entertaining.
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@jillbeth (2711)
• United States
10 Feb 07
A good story plus recipes! I have heard about this book. Thanks.
• Nigeria
9 Feb 07
Should try and read Freda waringthon's "A Blackbird in Silver" it is a wonderful book
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@jillbeth (2711)
• United States
10 Feb 07
I will check it out, thanks!
@the_vicar (1478)
• United States
10 Feb 07
I liked The Chequer Board by Annette Ashley. It is an adventure book, but you have to get past the first chapter and then you can't put the book down!
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• Singapore
27 Feb 07
Do you read fiction? Try books by "Terry Goodkind". I "followed" him ever since he launched his first book, "Wizard's first rule".. he's awesome. I think you might like his books. He's one of my favorite authors. ;-)
@jillbeth (2711)
• United States
27 Feb 07
Yes, I do enjoy fiction.
• Philippines
14 Feb 07
These concern our life and I think you'd like them. I am a Christian, a child of God, baptized into Christ on October 1, 1989 and I belong to the Church of Christ founded and headed by Christ as shown in Acts Chapter 2. I am given the gift of knowledge and understanding Bible Greek and I translate the Word of God from Greek to English PLAINLY - Greek word into its English equivalent with additional words for grammar purposes written in italics so that readers may delete them as the wish. I have already published THE WILL New Testament (Greek to English), GENESIS & EXODUS (Greek to English), ELEMENTS of SALVATION, The Right Way, GOD, ORIGIN, TRANSFER into PERFECTION, GREEK-ENGLISH (Grammar & Vocabulary), WORDS in THE WILL New Testament, and others shown at http://www.lulu.com/arseniajoaquin I hope you consider and acquire some of them. May God bless you.