Any Good Book Suggestions?

United States
February 25, 2007 7:10pm CST
I really enjoy reading, but have limited time with three little kids and my interent addiction ! LOL Anyway, I am up for just about anything, but usually read either romance or suspense. I was just looking for some suggestions of books that people have enjoyed so I dont waste my time with a mediocre book. See once I start I have to finish and I hate that about myself! Thanks in advance for your suggestions!
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@Iccara (131)
• Australia
26 Feb 07
it depends on what you like. you said suspense. Have you read any Dean Koontz books? I quite enjoy his books for example odd thomas is about a 20yr old boy who can see ghosts and he is helping to solve crimes etc with the ghosts help. Its quite good.. Or if you like horse racing / horses then Francome is a good author. I am currently reading Stalking Horse. I just finished one of his books (cant think of the title but can tell you the whole story) and it was about a girl getting killed in the stable and they are figure out howit happened. I took a week to read it. He writes with many different characters with all their lives intertwining. You dont have to like horses to read it but it probably helps. Let me know if thats the kind of thing u are after
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• United States
26 Feb 07
I do like Dean Koontz...he is one of my favorites. I am just so out of touch with books and new releases. I cant remember the last time I made it to the library! How sad! Odd Thomas is one I havent read...sounds good. I do like horses and racing! How did you know? LOL Definately will have to check out Francome! Thanks for the suggestions!
@Iccara (131)
• Australia
26 Feb 07
I loved odd thomas. Once you read that there is Forever odd and a new one has just been release Brother Odd (havent read that one yet) I love horses too thats why i started reading Francome... its mystery but with horses everywhere...I love Dean Koontz but needed a break from his writing and I can really suggest Francome.. Libraries are great.. GO TO ONE TODAY!!! i just took my son down... luckily u can borrow heaps of books.. we have 50 books out at the moment (dont ask me how) D Francis is another writer like Francome. I read Fields of Thirteen.. that was before Francome and it was excellent. That book is 13 short stories and he is into the horse racing scene as well. I think they must be brothers hah ha ha I hope you like them.. let me know what you think if u read them
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• United States
26 Feb 07
I used to be at the library all the time! My kids are so little it is hard to have an uneventful trip. I have 2 1/2 yr old twins and an almost 16 month old. Hopefully they will calm down this coming summer to give me 5 minutes to speed through and check out some books!
@jbrowsin66 (1322)
• United States
26 Feb 07
If you like romance, I suggest LaVerle Spencer. Once I read one of hers, I read them all. I would suggest "Small Town Girl" but any of hers are great. The libraries have them all or you could probably find some cheap on eBay.
• United States
26 Feb 07
I do like tasteful romance. I am a huge Nora Roberts fan. I have never read Spencer, but will have to add her to my list to look up! Thanks for the response!
• United States
26 Feb 07
Since you enjoy Nora Roberts, have you tried reading her other books under J.D. Robb? They are really quite good, but they follow one character and her relationships with others, especially her husband, while they all solve some pretty grusome crimes.
• Philippines
26 Feb 07
well I also love reading and I'm proud to say I'm really an addict about it.Just give me a really fantastic book and I will be out of this world just to finish it.You can look for- The Presence,Pirate in my Arms,Medal of Honor,Terminal and The Genesis Code.
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• United States
26 Feb 07
I do love reading...I try to use it as a tool sometimes to get to sleep at night and end up staying awake to finish a book till 4 in the morning! Yikes! Thanks for the suggestions!
• United States
26 Feb 07
Have you ever read any of Dean Koontz books? They are suspense and I personally love them. If you have never read any you should give them a try. He has over 20 books in print so if you like them it will take you awhile to get through all of them. I also enjoy VC Andrews and she has alot of books in print too. Hope this helps you. Happy reading!
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• United States
26 Feb 07
I do love Dean Koontz and have read alot of VC Andrews. Her books tend to all be so similar that I got bored. Maybe I'll have to pick one up again...its been a long time! Thanks for the suggestions!
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@winky73 (1396)
• United States
1 Mar 07
THE FACE OF DECEPTION and THE KILLING GAME by Iris Johansen are two books I read just here recently.Since you listed romance or suspense you would definately like those.....you get a little of both plus her writing style keeps you interested.If you do end up reading them....let me know what you thought about them.
• United States
1 Mar 07
I am pretty sure I have read some of her work before. I am defiantely going to try to sneak in an hour somewhere to get to the library soon!Thanks for your suggestions! I will definately let you know..it may be awhile. It takes me longer to read them now that I have little ones running about!
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@winky73 (1396)
• United States
2 Mar 07
No problem....that's what friends are for.
• United States
1 Mar 07
Hi Mrs. Anderson. I am glad that you asked this question because I do have a great book suggestion and, better yet, in one of the areas that you enjoy reading: suspense. The novel is called Love in the Time of Cholera and it was written by the 1982 Nobel Prize in Literature Gabriel Garcia Marquez. Marquez, who was born in Colombia, wrote this story about a fifty-year love triangle between Fermina Daza, Florentino Ariza and Doctor Juvenal Urbino in the middle 1980's. It's a wonderful story that I guarantee you will enjoy because it basically explores the idea that suffering for love is a kind of nobility.
• United States
1 Mar 07
Thank you for your suggestion in such a well put together response! I appreciate the background and will definately have to put her on my list. What a great honor it must be to win a Nobel Prize! Thanks again!
• United States
27 Feb 07
I love historical romance- Dorothy Garlock is good. I've just gotten into Karen Kingsbury and cannot put her books down.
• United States
1 Mar 07
Thanks for your suggestions, I have not heard of either. I guess I was stuck in a Nora Roberts rut for too long! BTW I love your avatar!
@emeraldisle (13145)
• United States
26 Feb 07
If you like romances I'd sugest Kathleen Woodiwiss. She has some great books and she does her history with them. One of my favorites by her is "Ashes In The Wind". Joanna Lindsey can also be very good and she has a lot of books to choose from. Nora Roberts has all diffrent types of romance books. Those of hers I've read I've really enjoyed. Her Donovan Series was one I really loved, each book dealt with a different cousin that was a witch and having to deal with normal humans and the world at the same time.
• United States
1 Mar 07
I think I have read nearly all of Nora Roberts, and alot of Joanna Lindsey. Not sure if I have ever read any form Woodiwiss. Have to put her on my list! Thanks!
• United States
26 Feb 07
You could try Carl Hiaasen. Humor, with a little murder mystery/environmentalism thrown in. All of his characters are colorful, bizarre, and disturbed.
• United States
1 Mar 07
I like the colorful,bizarre and disturbed part. Definatley sounds like something I would enjoy..Thanks!
• United States
14 Mar 07
Opps - that is Stephanie Plum series
• United States
14 Mar 07
Janet Evanovich books are great reads. I've read all of the current Janet Plum series ( One for the Money, Two for the Dough, etc. )Humor, suspense, mystery with a touch of romance all put in one book. I highly recommend these.