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Subject: Book Series Suggestion?
Date Posted: 1/26/2012 6:08 PM ET
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I'm looking for a great series. I am feeling the need to expand my reading horizons. I'm not a huge fan of sci-fi, and I don't want anything too violent or raunchy.

Ideas?

Date Posted: 1/26/2012 6:26 PM ET
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The Parasol Protectorate series by Gail Carriger:

Soulless

Changeless

Blameless

Heartless

Timeless


This series might not work for you, given that it features vampires, werewolves and such. It's not sci-fi, but it is steampunk. I'm not a fan of vampires or werewolves, but I'm really enjoying this series.I didn't find the books raunchy and they weren't too violent for me. (I'm a zombie fan though, so my violence radar may differ from yours, LOL).

Date Posted: 1/27/2012 11:06 AM ET
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How about some cozies:

Elizabeth Peters-Amelia Peabody series

Ellis Peters-Brother Cadfael series

-RD

Date Posted: 1/29/2012 1:20 AM ET
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There is always The Outlander series by Diane Gabaldon. Or the Pink Carnation series (one of my favorites) by Lauren Willig. Lots of great mystery series out there that don't get too gory.I love the Flower shop mysteries by Kate Collins. Or the Bibliophile mysteries by Kate Carlisle.

Date Posted: 1/29/2012 10:14 AM ET
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The Hunger Games series are very well done and have great feedback from many folks.

Date Posted: 1/29/2012 9:47 PM ET
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John Dunning Bookman Series

Just a thought.  It's not new.  I haven't read much that is new since the 70's unless it is an ongoing series. 

Date Posted: 1/30/2012 8:27 AM ET
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Young adult may not be up your alley, but I stumbled across Louise Erdrich's The Birchbark House at my library. I was looking for the Little House on the Prairie books at the time, and Erdrich's books are similiar - young girl as lead character, roughly the same time period, focus on village life - plus some Ojibwe myths/storytelling added in. It was neat to read the Erdrich books along side the first 3 Wilder books to compare and contrast. I ended up enjoying them more than the Laura Ingalls Wilder books. So far there are 3 books, and the story seems like she'll continue...

The Birchbark House

The Game of Silence

The Porcupine Year



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Date Posted: 1/30/2012 7:09 PM ET
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Jasper Fforde (thursday next series).. Very funny books.

Christopher Moore

Tom Holt..

 

Date Posted: 1/30/2012 9:08 PM ET
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Someone recently recommended Christopher Moore to me. I can't wait!

Subject: Series to try
Date Posted: 1/31/2012 3:07 PM ET
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Have you tried Susan Wittig Albert's China Bayles series (a former lawyer who runs an herb shop and keeps getting involved in solving local crimes)? Or Margaret Maron's Debra Knott series (a southern lower court judge who's father was a bootlegger and has about 11 brothers)? Both are good easy reads with clever plots.

Date Posted: 2/1/2012 2:33 PM ET
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Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child have a series that centers around Special Agent Pendergast---my favorite series.  11 book total in the series.

If you like mystery, you'll love themwink

Date Posted: 2/1/2012 7:43 PM ET
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Elizabeth Peters-Amelia Peabody seriesyes

Date Posted: 2/2/2012 9:51 AM ET
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yes Preston&Child-Pendergast Series.

-RD