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    I am always looking for reading suggestions. I average a book a fortnight but if its really good I can read it in a week. I travel alot and always need a book with me
    I spend hours and hours in book shops and if none of my favourite authors has wrtten a new book lately, I can come out with one or two books that look good
    but turn out not to be, so any suggestion that will make my choices better (I will still spend hours in bookshops because I like to) is appreciated

    I really recommed The Coroners Lunch by Colin Cotterill which is the first in his Dr Siri series, after this one you will have to read the rest
    They are very enjoyable a little historical and educational as well as funny and as I love a good mystery novel they cover that angle as well
    Dr Siri is a reluctant coroner in mid 1970's Laos. I have loved every one of the books and was sad when I finshed the last one as I now have to wait for ever for a new one

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    I'm so glad I'm not the only one! I know it's a long book, but really, it's a fast read and it is SO good. My mom came to visit a few weeks ago and I sent her home with her copy. I wouldn't keep nagging her if it wasn't a really good book that I know she'd love.

    I can't figure out why mom mom will not read this book. She's a voracious reader, so it's not like a big book is daunting or anything. I plan on gently nagging her until she reads it....and then she'll probably hate it because I've talked it up all these years!
    That reminds me, I've had this book on my bookshelf for ages. It looks like a good read, but I've never been able to bring myself to actually read it. I have absolutely no idea why. It's also not like a big book would daunt me, because (if it's good), the fatter the better.

    Maybe I will have to dust it off and see about starting it.
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    I don't know if anyone likes books in the Young Adult/Romance category, but I just finished several books by a relatively new author by the name of Colleen Hoover. I started with the last book she wrote called "Hopeless" and was truely surprised by how much I loved this book. I then went back
    and read her first ones, with the original one called "Slammed". I guess the Slammed series has been picked up for a movie, and I would think Hopeless will eventuall as well. They both have wonderful stories to them and had me laughing and crying throughout the book.

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    I love Kristen Ashley. She has been exclusive to ebooks, but some of her books are coming out in paperback soon. "Rock Chick" series is my favorite. Funny, with hot alpha males....what's not to love!

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    I am looking for some book recommendations. I like fantasies and mysteries and avoid romance (no 50 shades). The Harry Potter books have been my favorites since they came out. I have read all the Sookie stack house, Hunger games and twilight series. I have enjoyed Patterson and Cornwell, but haven't read in a while. Loved all by Mario Puzo, but have a tough time with Ann Rice. Early Dragonriders of Pern are the best....

    So now I am looking for something to keep me occupied for a while. I am a fast reader, so I gravitate to serialized books.
    You've got to kiss a few frogs before you find your prince!

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    Help

    I am looking for some book recommendations. I like fantasies and mysteries and avoid romance (no 50 shades). The Harry Potter books have been my favorites since they came out. I have read all the Sookie stack house, Hunger games and twilight series. I have enjoyed Patterson and Cornwell, but haven't read in a while. Loved all by Mario Puzo, but have a tough time with Ann Rice. Early Dragonriders of Pern are the best....

    So now I am looking for something to keep me occupied for a while. I am a fast reader, so I gravitate to serialized books.
    Have you read the Fire and Ice series by George RR Martin? That would be my first recommendation for you. There are 5 books out, so far.

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    Restarting this discussion to say that for non-fiction, non-person oriented, I always recommend Nudge. It's just such a neat idea to me - a little economic, a little social, and a little about planning. Really interesting stuff.

    For fiction, I find myself recommending The Historian, Fire and Ice series, or anything by Diana Peterfreund (for light, easy, fun reading).

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    The graves series are fun (and sexy!) The titles are all something like "First Grave on the Right", "Third Grave on the Left" and such. I may not have them exactly right.
    Jamie5632, Katydyd and JavaJo like this.
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    I have just finished Namelss Night by G. M. Ford. I have never read anything by this author before and found this book like an action packed movie where you stayed on the edge of your seat waiting to see what happens next!
    https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/...Nameless_Night

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    I just finished reading the sixth book in the Shamini Flint Inspector Singh Investigates series
    I have enjoyed all of them and highly recommend them
    Inspector Singh is an over weight Indian Singaporean detective who specialises in murder investigations but his methods annoy his superiors and he is often shipped off to other Asian destinations
    They fit my ideal of a book
    They have a mystery you have to try and solve
    Red herrings everywhere
    A mis fit hero that has a heart
    Interesting information that you do not notice your absorbing until your asked a question and you realise that your quoting something you read in the book
    And most of all they have a sense of humour
    Plus they do not all have a happy ending so they are anything but predictable and this one actually had me in tears at the end

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