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Initial post: May 11, 2012 2:45:59 PM PDT
K Orozco says:
Im looking for some good books to read. Some more good authors as well.

I just finished Enclave by Ann Aguirre and The Hunger Games. Both were better than I expected since I normally dont read books like those. So any suggestions of books kind of like those would be great!

I like anything from religious fiction (for some reason Im drawn to books that involve the Amish) to horror/gore. Im not really into fantasy or sci fi but would try it. Romance, Mystery, Thriller, Historical Fiction, anything really!
I like books set around the 30s 40s 50s also because I can relate the books to my grandparents great stories from their young lives. And who doesnt love the stories their grandparents tell. It like a whole different world!

My to be read list on my kindle is getting dangerously low and it needs a refill!

Thanks for any suggestions!

Posted on May 11, 2012 6:36:23 PM PDT
Read It All says:
To Kristy,

Here are a few names and their books:

Diana Gabaldon, Outlander (20th Anniversary Edition): A Novel. This is the first book in a series of very good, very interesting novels. You must start with the first book or you will not know what is going on. This is a romantic historical.

Laurell K. Hamilton, Guilty Pleasures (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter). Again, the first in a series.

Laurell K. Hamilton, A Kiss of Shadows (Meredith Gentry, Book 1). This is her second series, just as good as the first in a different way.

Charles De Lint, Moonheart. This was the first book I read by De Lint. He has been a prolific writer and has many novels and anthologies out.

Anne McCaffrey, The Dragonriders of Pern. These are the first in a series of many books.

Jonathon Kellerman, When the Bough Breaks (Alex Delaware). He has been writing for a long time and has a lot of books out.

Dean Koontz, Phantoms. You can read most of his books as stand-alones.

John Sandford, Rules of Prey (Lucas Davenport, No. 1). This is the first in a long series.

Graham Masterton, The 5th Witch. Again, a lot of stand-alone books here.

None of these books are like the two you mentioned, as far as I know. However, they are different, they are good, and many people have enjoyed them. I hope you can find something in this list that you like.

Posted on May 13, 2012 5:28:43 PM PDT
Arual says:
Hi K,

Here's a good one, published in 1941: Random Harvest by James Hilton. A man suffers a head wound in the war and loses his memory. He puts together a new life, only to receive a new injury several years later. He knows something important happened in those hidden years, and it haunts him because he cannot quite grasp what it was.

Also a great one: The Gold Coast by Nelson DeMille. There's a lot of history about the area included with the complex storyline.

Adrian McKinty is an author I like. Try Dead I Well May Be: A Novel. It's the first of the "Dead Trilogy." It's contemporary, though, and there's not much in the way of history unless you count brief mentions of Ireland's "Troubles." The books are very violent, but Michael Forsythe, our "hero," is so very cool.

In reply to an earlier post on May 14, 2012 5:35:16 AM PDT
K Orozco says:
Im looking for some good books to read. Some more good authors as well.

jb: G'day Kruzky,

I can't remember the author, but the novel is callled "Ridley Walker".

I'm sure you'll find it.

A genuine, non-empirical, look at the human species.

Get it up ya!


Posted on May 14, 2012 11:32:05 AM PDT
Boy's Life


Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe: A Novel

Charlotte's Web

Dandelion Wine

The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay: A Novel

'Salem's Lot

Jane Eyre

Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Deluxe 25th Anniversary Edition

Cold Comfort Farm (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition)

Flowers for Algernon

A Wrinkle in Time: 50th Anniversary Commemorative Edition

East of Eden

Posted on May 15, 2012 11:38:21 AM PDT
A second vote for:
Boy's Life
Salem's Lot
Fried Green Tomatoes
Good Omens
East of Eden
Flowers for Algernon

Excellent list, Baron!

Posted on May 15, 2012 1:36:12 PM PDT
Riki Kucheck says:
May I suggest? The new Toni Morrison book "HOME"
I think she is the most gifted writer. I have read everything she has ever written. I just bought it on my kindle and cannot wait to start reading.

In reply to an earlier post on May 15, 2012 5:50:04 PM PDT
Thanks, Charlene!

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 4, 2012 10:23:44 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jun 4, 2012 10:24:41 AM PDT
Four in the Morning is free on Kindle this week and includes myself and three other authors. Two of them, Marquitz and Erdelac, have series--good ones--multiple series in Marquitz' case.
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