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Read Some Novels that are Awfully Good

A guide by K. J. Hackett (Huntington Beach, California)
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I read a lot. I canít help it, itís like an addiction, but a good one. I like to think it makes me smarter, if not smarter, at least more attuned to whatís going on all around me, what people are all about.

Fiction is what I read. Mostly suspense, but I read a lot of mainstream novels, too. I own more books that you can shake a stick at. I haunt thrift shops and brick and mortar book stores, especially used bookstores. Hardly a day goes by when I donít pick up a couple/three books to add to my TBR (to be read) shelves.

Also, Iím one of those persons who sometimes, not all the time, but sometimes, buys a book even before it comes out. There is nothing like coming home from work and finding a new book by someone you love to read on your doorstep.

Here is a list of some of my finds and some books I paid full price for, because I just couldnít wait to find them in a thrift shop.

The Cobra by The Cobra Frederick Forsyth
On Beauty by Zadie Smith
Three Stations: An Arkady Renko Novel (Arkady Renko Novels) by Three Stations Martin Cruz Smith
Djibouti: A Novel by Djibouti Elmore Leonard
Goodnight Nobody: A Novel by Jennifer Weiner
A Breath of Snow and Ashes (Outlander) by Diana Gabaldon
The March: A Novel by E.L. Doctorow
The Mermaid Chair: A Novel by Sue Monk Kidd
My Sister's Keeper: A Novel (Wsp Readers Club) by Jodi Picoult
Vanishing Acts (Wsp Readers Club) by Jodi Picoult
The Widow of the South by Robert Hicks
At First Sight by Nicholas Sparks
Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell by Susanna Clarke
Snow Flower and the Secret Fan by Lisa See
Sweetwater Creek by Anne Rivers Siddons
The Interruption of Everything by Terry McMillan
Lunar Park by Bret Easton Ellis
Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer
The History of Love: A Novel by Nicole Krauss
The Red Tent by Anita Diamant
The Last Days of Dogtown: A Novel by Anita Diamant
Until I Find You: A Novel by John Irving
A Long Way Down by Nick Hornby
Light from Heaven (Mitford) by Jan Karon
The Painted Drum: A Novel by Louise Erdrich
The Game of Silence (Ala Notable Children's Books. Middle Readers) by Louise Erdrich
Close Range : Wyoming Stories by Annie Proulx
The Myth of You and Me: A Novel by Leah Stewart
The Breakdown Lane by Jacquelyn Mitchard
Lipstick Jungle by Candace Bushnell
The Undomestic Goddess by Sophie Kinsella
Light on Snow by Anita Shreve
Match Me If You Can: A Novel by Susan Elizabeth Phillips
A Sudden Country: A Novel by Karen Fisher
Snow by Orhan Pamuk
The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion
The Divide by Nicholas Evans
Bel Canto by Ann Patchett
The English Teacher by Lily King
Vita: A Novel by Melania G. Mazzucco
The Hummingbird's Daughter: A Novel by Luis Alberto Urrea
Pretty Birds: A Novel by Scott Simon
Acts of Faith by Philip Caputo
The Grace That Keeps This World: A Novel by Tom Bailey
Rococo: A Novel by Adriana Trigiani
Broken for You by Stephanie Kallos
Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov
Good Grief by Lolly Winston
Fan-Tan by Marlon Brando& Donald Cammell
Shalimar the Clown: A Novel by Salman Rushdie

I hope you found something here youíd like to read. I know I have enough books at my house to keep me busy for eons, but I just keep buying them.

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Last updated: 9/22/10
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