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Cyndi_Ray 01-08-2013 02:35 PM

Good Books
I am looking for a couple new good books to read. I am getting ready to start the Fallen series by Lauren Kate. I love the Black Dagger Brotherhood series by JR Ward and plan to read her Fallen Angels series. I just put down a book from the Scarpetta series by Patricia Cornwell, I had read so many of those, I got bored with it. I will go back to it eventually. I need some good books that are sort of out of the norm for me. I read murder mystery, vampire love stories, not sure what Fallen is about though yet, and sometimes I read legal mysteries. I need something completely different! I need change, lol!! Can you ladies recommend me anything?? Thanks!

Kate Stamps 01-09-2013 08:06 AM

I've just read the "Ivy Malone" series by Lorena McCourtney. They are a crime series of sorts. Ivy is an older lady, on her own, has a boyfriend of sorts and she gets in the funniest messes solving crimes. I got the first one on my Nook for free. Now I've read them all and really enjoyed them.

Cyndi_Ray 01-09-2013 12:01 PM

Hmmm, I will have to look into those as well!! Thank you!

buggainok 02-26-2013 08:48 AM


Originally Posted by Cyndi_Ray (Post 19932589)
Hmmm, I will have to look into those as well!! Thank you!

Cindy, I read a lot and I'm a fast reader, so I'm always on the lookout for something new to read.

I usually go on Amazon and look at the bestseller's list that they have. You can see what others are reading, and read the reviews of the books and what they are about. There are also usually suggestions of other books of the same type that people are buying.

I usually keep a list going from Amazon, and then check with my public library to get the books. I also browse the Barnes and Noble store and just write down the titles that look interesting. I used to buy books and paperbacks all the time, new and from second hand stores.

After I started back going to the library a few years ago, I seldom puchase books any more. I'm sure I've saved tons of money.

Our library has become computerized and you can access the catalog online from home, type in your request for any book, and they send you an email when it is available to check out at your local branch. You can even go online and renew your check out times without having to go back to the library.

It has totally revolutionized my reading habits.

I see you are in Louisville Ky. I just checked online and it looks like Louisville has a very great library system, too. If you haven't done so lately, I would highly recommend you check it out. Libraries have really changed in the last few years. They even have free books you can check out for the e-readers like Kindle and Nook.

pjl-ny 02-26-2013 02:52 PM

I just finished reading "Where'd You go, Bernadette?" It's about a dysfunctional family and their dysfunctional associates. It was hysterical and a quick read. Honestly, it had me laughing out loud in some parts!!

Anemone 02-26-2013 06:09 PM

I highly recommend goodreads. There are groups for just about any genre/topic/author you can think of. You can join one, see what others in the group are reading and find new stuff that way.

stamper1996 02-27-2013 06:12 AM

I know I responded to a similar thread here in another area, but I have a couple of recent suggestions.

Overdressed (non fiction). If you've read Fast Food Nation, this is a similar treatment for the fashion industry. Easy to read and eye opening.

y (that is the entire name of the book, lower case y). Heartwrenching fiction.

hedgiemama 02-28-2013 10:54 AM

We have always browsed the book store and then ordered at the library. I had two readers (DD's) and just could not justify purchasing each and every book. At Christmas I would buy a few for each, but now I wonder why I even did that!

I do need a source for book recommendations as now adays do not have the time to puruse B&N for hours. goodreads sounds like a great place to check out..thank you

Illinois Marge 03-06-2013 04:28 AM

Recently finished Ellen DeGeneres' "Seriously, I'm Kidding". It is not autobiographical, just her random thoughts on life. Very, very funny. Laugh out loud funny.

Illinois Marge 03-06-2013 04:30 AM

If you like historical fiction, try anything by Philippa Gregory.

Illinois Marge 03-06-2013 04:32 AM

Another suggestion would be anything by Barbara Kingsolver.

Illinois Marge 03-06-2013 04:33 AM

Try this book club list:

Best Book Club Books - Our List of the Top Favorites - LitLovers

barb smith 03-08-2013 07:36 PM

Try good reads on facebook, they have been a help when I am looking for something new and different to read.

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