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Subject: Book club selection?
Date Posted: 3/1/2011 10:58 PM ET
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I have been nominated to choose the next book for my book club and I try to stay away from contemporary chick lit. I want to broaden some horizons so to speak. Do yall have any suggestions as to what I should choose? I would prefer more of a Urban Fantasy to anything romance but as long as it has something that goes bump in the night I'm good :)

Date Posted: 3/1/2011 11:46 PM ET
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What about The Scent of Shadows? I think this one would be awesome to discuss. 

Date Posted: 3/2/2011 7:34 AM ET
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Dead, Undead and Somewhere in Between by J.A. Saare - AWESOME

Date Posted: 3/2/2011 12:34 PM ET
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Dresden Files Series-Jim Butcher

Nightside Series-Simon R. Green

Fever Series-K.M. Moning


Date Posted: 3/2/2011 3:34 PM ET
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I would vote for the Fever series by Karen maries Moning - I would start with book 1

Date Posted: 3/2/2011 9:18 PM ET
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What about the Jaz Parks series by Jennifer Rardin?

Date Posted: 3/2/2011 9:37 PM ET
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Ooooh. The Fever series would be GREAT!!!

Date Posted: 3/3/2011 12:05 AM ET
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Moon Called by Patricia Briggs  The Mercy Thompson series is great and definitely Urban Fantasy

Sunshine by Robin McKinley is a really good one

The fever series is also good, though you might want them all on hand because of the big cliffhanger endings

Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead is YA but really good

On the Edge by Illona Andrews- more Romance than the others but definitely great world building

Date Posted: 3/3/2011 10:20 AM ET
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I think Sunshine would be really interesting to discuss in a book group - and it's one of my favorite books of all time.  I think book clubs are tough because sometimes the best books in the world don't lend themselves to great discussion.  I haven't read it yet, but The Passage by Justin Cronin is supposed to be really thought-provoking - but it may still be available only in hardback (my book club has rules that the book must be available in paperback).  I also just read Discord's Apple by Carrie Vaughn, and that might also be interesting to discuss because of all the parallels to Greek mythology.

Date Posted: 3/3/2011 11:09 PM ET
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Thanks everyone for the input. I've read a lot of the suggestions you had and agree wholeheartedly with them being some of the best series/books out there. I had Simon Green's Nightside series on my TBR list for awhile so I think I'm going to go with that one for now.