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I need names of some really great books to read over break. Anyone got any suggestions?

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Initial post: Nov 16, 2011 12:51:03 PM PST
Jovigirl says:
I am open to any kinds of books.

Posted on Nov 16, 2011 1:52:39 PM PST
Marques says:
Hello, I read a very good spy book a few days ago, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy: A George Smiley Novel by John le Carré, it is the inspiration for the major motion picture starring Gary Oldman and Colin Firth.

My favorite book is The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde.

Posted on Nov 16, 2011 2:30:40 PM PST
maggie says:
Provenance. Talk about a real-life thriller! Great book!

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 16, 2011 4:06:42 PM PST
C. Selph says:
I always encourage people to read Atlas's been called the most influential book ever written--second only to the Bible.

Posted on Nov 16, 2011 4:28:36 PM PST
Here are a few:

The No.1 Ladies' Detective Agency (Movie Tie-in Edition) by Alexander McCall Smith

Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell: A Novel

Death of a Cozy Writer (A St. Just Mystery)

Pnin (Everyman's Library Classics & Contemporary Classics) by Nabokov (One of the funniest sad books or saddest funny books I've ever read.)

Cat's Eye by Margaret Atwood (or just about anything else by her)

The Collected Poems of Dylan Thomas: The Original Edition (Be sure to read "Fern Hill" if you pick up this book -- one of my absolute favorite poems.)

The Collected Short Stories of Anton Chekhov Volume I: 100 Short Stories (Unexpurgated Edition) (Halcyon Classics) (Chekhov's a master of the short story, IMO, although he's better known for his plays. Great for picking up at spare moments when you're not on break, too!)

Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy and The Picture of Dorian Gray are also good -- I especially like The Picture of Dorian Gray.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 16, 2011 4:57:10 PM PST
the last day by Glenn Klier

Posted on Nov 16, 2011 5:06:45 PM PST
mushymarn says:
Tina Fey's Bossypants is a fun read.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 16, 2011 5:24:28 PM PST
Don Quixote says:
Wholeheartedly agree....would have been my recommendation.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 16, 2011 5:47:16 PM PST
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Posted on Nov 16, 2011 5:56:07 PM PST
Sheena says:
The Thorn Birds (Colleen McCullough) Is great so far i'm reading it now I also really like The Hunger Games series by Suzanne Collins and if you can stand really lewd language and gore Allison Brennan writes son really wicked thrillers.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 16, 2011 6:10:56 PM PST
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Posted on Nov 16, 2011 6:23:16 PM PST
M. Rankin says:
There are so many good authors. If you want fiction--Romance: go for Nora Roberts/J.D. Robb. Science Fiction: Mercedes Lackey, Anne McCaffrey. Suspense: I just found Nelson DeMille. He'll keep you up nights worrying!! If you want gentle, non-offensive stories, try Jan Karon.
You'll have to be more specific to get a better sample list.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 16, 2011 6:35:37 PM PST
Lefty says:
Aything and I do mean Anything by David McCullough.
The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck
The Return of the Native by Thomas Hardy
To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee
Tinker,Tailor,Soldier Spy by John LeCarre
That should hold you for awhile. Good reading

Posted on Nov 16, 2011 6:42:50 PM PST
L. Mabry says:
A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving
From the Corner of His Eye by Dean Koontz
2 of my faves that I reread and don't tire of

Posted on Nov 17, 2011 12:03:54 AM PST
Sue says:
I just finished Jack Kennedy and Jackie, Ethel, Joan: Women of Camelot. Both really good books.

Posted on Nov 17, 2011 5:55:28 AM PST
M. kvarnlov says:
Northwest William Krueger....amazing...could not put the book down..says its fiction...i think its a real live story...amazing

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 17, 2011 6:17:52 AM PST
If you are looking for enjoyable reading try one by Gregg Hurwitz.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 17, 2011 7:18:41 AM PST
Dugginsboro says:
Try the Outlander by Diana Gabaldon. You will not be hooked on the entire series. Be forewarned tho, they are addictive.

Posted on Nov 17, 2011 9:56:13 AM PST
The Last Child by John HaRT

Posted on Nov 17, 2011 10:28:18 AM PST
G.L bullock

Anything by Nicolas Sparks, Sarah's Key, Sue Grafton/s Alaphet mystery books (ABC...V)
Before I go to SLeep, The Forgotten Garden, and Reliable Wife...Amazon
can help you find Authors.

Posted on Nov 17, 2011 10:50:34 AM PST
An exciting novel by Michael D. O'Brien is: "The Fathers Tale which is a modern twist to the biblical Prodigal Son. It has the breadth of Tolstoy and the psychological suspense and depth of Doestoevsky. It is a 2011 release and is certainly his "Tour De Force." Although 1072 pages, it reads fast over three to four nights at most. All of his novels are exciting and well written.

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Posted on Nov 17, 2011 6:48:40 PM PST
One Hundred Years of Solitude......

Posted on Nov 18, 2011 10:01:26 AM PST
Kari Gini says:
Try The Mysteryland of Mecrux: The Golden Swarther , great FantaFiction you'll love it.

Posted on Nov 18, 2011 11:33:38 AM PST
I just started The Killer of Little Shepherds: A True Crime Story and the Birth of Forensic Science (Vintage) (also in print editions: The Killer of Little Shepherds: A True Crime Story and the Birth of Forensic Science (Vintage)) last night, and it's great. I blew the remainder of this month's "book allowance" on it, and I'm not regretting it. It's a fascinating read, and as engrossing as any fictional mystery -- perhaps more so. I really recommend it!
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