Have you read any good books lately?

United States
June 13, 2008 11:50am CST
Im starting to take the time out to get back into reading my books again but the problem is I dont know any good books to purchase lately. Does anyone know of any good books? Im into anything that keeps my interest and focus so it really doesnt matter what the book is about. If its good ill read it.
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@NonaSaile (924)
• Philippines
14 Jun 08
I just finished an "old one" - Malcolm Gladwell's The Tipping Point. Bought it second hand. Now if I could only find an inexpensive copy of Blink...
@monaliu (344)
14 Jun 08
for your interesting or your job or you want to do in future.
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• India
13 Jun 08
I have read two books this month. One is Beyong Belief by Robert White and Denis Alexander. It's on Science. Both the authors are scientiest. The other is Socrates meets Jesus by Philosopher Peter Kreeft. Kreeft is a professor of Philosophy.
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@cortjo73 (6500)
• United States
13 Jun 08
Yes! Anything by Stephenie Meyer is wonderful! But, specifically, her "Twilight" series is magnificent! So far, it is a 3 book series (she is releasing her 4th in the series August 2nd and I can't wait to get my hands on it). The series right now consists of "Twilight", "New Moon" and "Eclipse". "Breaking Dawn" will be the 4th. It is about a vampire family and a girl. And, I can't even begin to tell you how in love with this story I am. It is fun, scary, and heart wrenching. If a person could be in love with a fictional character, I am in love with Edward Cullen! He is gallant, scary, and so perfectly written. He makes you want to read about him and miss him when he is absent. The story is told through Bella Swan's perspective. She is his object of desire in many ways, both disturbing and beautiful. You will be doing yourself a great disservice if you don't read this story! I read a lot! I have no idea at this point, how many books I have read in my 35 years but, there has never been a story that has touched me so deeply, and characters whom I have cared more for, than the story of Bella Swan and Edward Cullen. There is another key character in this story but, I will let that be your surprise. I can't get enough of this story and, the anticipation of the next chapter is on my mind a lot as I wait for August to arrive! Another wonderful book by Stephenie Meyer, is "The Host". I just finished that one last night and, it left me wanting more but, not sure how Stephenie could continue that story. But, I promise you that if she does, I will be enthusiastically anticipating that continuation as well!
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@aimee3 (35)
• United States
13 Jun 08
um....well first of all if you have not read the Twilight series i suggest you do. but also i love Dean Koontz books. i just recently finished reading the Odd Thomas series, which consists of Odd Thomas, Forever Odd, and Brother Odd. they were all very good books. but my favorite Koontz book is Life Expectancy, this is a book that will hold your attention from beginning to end.
@Icyfairy (284)
• Saint Vincent And The Grenadines
13 Jun 08
My favourite Dean Koontz book is Phantoms. That book is absolutely amazing. It was the first book i read from him and its the best i've read so far. And if you love Koontz you would love Inside Out by John Ramsey. The plot is fantastic and it has this really huge twist that you would have never seen coming. I was blown away by it. I absolutely love this book.
@pdoyle (7)
• United States
14 Jun 08
I have been reading The Women of the Otherworld series by Kelley Armstrong. They are awesome books if you like fantasy/supernatural stories.
@PearlGrace (3172)
• United States
14 Jun 08
Prestigiousred, I just finished, "The Woods" by Harlan Coben. It's a suspense thriller and simply fantastic. He has written a few other really good ones: "Tell No One" and "Gone for Good" to name just two. Another good suspense thriller author is Jeffrey Deaver. Just pick one of his and you will have a great read. For comedy, I like the author, Janet Evanovich. "One for the Money, "Two for the Dough", "Three to Get Deadly", "Four to Score", "High Five", "Hot Six", the list goes on. She has very funny characters in her books. They are easy reads. Good luck with your reading,prestigiousred. Take care. PearlGrace
@4ofmyown (1119)
• United States
14 Jun 08
I just got finished reading The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls. It is the story of her life and was very, very interesting. I would highly recommend it!
• United States
14 Jun 08
Wonderful Tonight by Patti Boyd. It tells of her life with Beatle George Harrison, her marriage to Eric Clapton. It gives you a private look into the music world. A good read
@getnbuy (1314)
• United States
14 Jun 08
Anything by Fannie Flagg is good (Fried Green Tomatoes author) I also enjoy children and young adult books. "Nim's Island" by Wendy Orr is excellent. I know there is a movie of it , too, but the book is a little different. I loved both the movie and the book. There are three books about vampires that were written by a local authoress. They are excellent, too. The first one is called "Twilight".
• United States
14 Jun 08
I have to agree with the people who have suggested J.R Ward the series is The Black Dagger Brotherhood. Love this series. Not the type of books I usually read but they hooked my and I have read all six that are out so far. Also the Twilight series by Stephenie Meyer is awesome.
• Australia
14 Jun 08
It really depends on what sort of genre's you're into. For paranormal/romance, I recommend Nora Roberts, Sherrilyn Kenyon or Stephenie Meyer For fantasy/paranormal - Laurell K Hamilton, Traci Harding and Sara Douglas get my vote Funny/paranormal - Mary Janice Davidson and Charlain Harris Action - Matthew Riley Thriller - James Patterson and Harlan Coben Drama/serious - Paulo Coelho I could go on, but these are the authors I could think of off the top of my head. Hope this helps :D
@gtdonna (1740)
14 Jun 08
Let me suggest "The S*x Lives of Cannibals by J Marteen Trooust - you will enjoy it so much you can't put it down
• Philippines
14 Jun 08
Yes, the inspirations i got from the Bible make me brave
• India
14 Jun 08
i am currenty reading a boob named three mistakes of my life written by chetan bhagat
@Angelwriter (1955)
• United States
14 Jun 08
If you're okay with young adult books, the last book I read was All We Know of Heaven by Jacquelyn Mitchard. It's tragic but surprisingly funny as well. Another good book is The Killer's Cousin by Nancy Werlin. (Actually I've been interested in a few books by her) If you want something sweet and fun (although you might have to hunt to find this book) there's a book called The Autobiography of Foudini M. Cat. It's just what it says, the story of a cat in his own words. And, it's not a kids book. I don't mean that it's racy, it's just not originally written for kids. But, it's very good and doesn't go overboard with the sweetness.
• Canada
14 Jun 08
I recently read a book called Escape, by Carolyn Jessop, a lady who escaped the FLDS Polygamous cult, with her 8 children. What a fantastic book. What an amazing read, and what an amazing thing she did, getting them all out of there, like that.
@Icyfairy (284)
• Saint Vincent And The Grenadines
13 Jun 08
Well if thats the case you should definately check out 'Inside Out' by John Ramsey; 'Phantoms' by Dean Koontz and 'Mind Set' by Paul W Doster. You should also check out 'Strangers' by Dean Koontz. I love Dean Koontz books they are always worth reading. 'The Long Road Home' by Danielle Steele is a good one too.
• United States
13 Jun 08
Anything by Ted Dekker is really fascinating. He writes very high-paced, high-action books with a little romance thrown in. Amazing books.
• Canada
13 Jun 08
I just finished reading Richard Belzer's book "UFOs, JFK and Elvis: Conspiracies you don't have to be crazy to believe" It is really well written and he obviously put a lot of time and research into the book. It's definitely one of th e better conspiracy books that I've read. I highly recommend it for anyone to read.