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Subject: Books You Can't Put Down
Date Posted: 5/3/2009 12:52 AM ET
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Hello- I am looking for your opinions of books that you loved and couldn't put down. Thx!!
Date Posted: 5/3/2009 1:54 AM ET
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Hi. I started Love on The Lifts by Rachel Hawthorne this morning, and read the whole book in one sitting! The boyfriend kept asking are you going to finish that chapter so we can watch a movie and I shook my head yeah. LOL LOL A few hours I told him I was finishing the chapter haha!! I loved it, it was such a cute book!!!! (its on my shelf right now if anyone wants it) It was really good!!!!

Subject: Book I couldn't put down
Date Posted: 5/3/2009 11:50 PM ET
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Water for Elephants, The Glass Castle just to name a few.

Date Posted: 5/4/2009 3:16 AM ET
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Epoxy for Dummies

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Date Posted: 5/4/2009 10:11 PM ET
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I have had a lot of books that I cant put down. Many of the cozy mysteries I like to read in one sitting. However the really good books that stand out in  my mind are:

  • The Harry Potter Books
  • The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova
  • The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield
  • The Professor and  The Madman by Simon Winchester
  • Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen


Date Posted: 5/4/2009 10:30 PM ET
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I loved:

Woman in Black by Susan Hill

Winthrop Woman by Anya Seton

The Thornbirds by Colleen McCullough...

Just to name a few. Hope that helps!


Date Posted: 5/5/2009 12:37 AM ET
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I loved "You're Not You" by Michelle Wigden.  It is a w/l book, though.

Date Posted: 5/5/2009 11:47 AM ET
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Anything by Carla Cassidy, Carlene Thompson, Donna Anders and Gwen Hunter ... just to name a few! .. Oh, and Heather Graham's paranormal series!

Date Posted: 5/5/2009 1:45 PM ET
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You are not You was a good one.  I read Sunshine by Robin McKinnley last weekend and couldn't put it down.  I didn't really love the writing style so much but the imagery was pretty fantastic.  You have to keep reading to understand what you just read which is a pretty unique style. 

Date Posted: 5/6/2009 1:57 AM ET
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a thousand splendid suns

Subject: Books I could not put down
Date Posted: 5/6/2009 12:27 PM ET
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Just read Sail by James Patterson.An easy and fast read, but the ending disappointed me.

Date Posted: 5/6/2009 12:35 PM ET
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Date Posted: 5/6/2009 1:32 PM ET
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The Kite Runner

Never Let Me Go

The House on Mango Street

The Glass Castle

A Thousand Splendid Suns

Interpreter of Maladies

Subject: books you can't put down
Date Posted: 5/6/2009 6:06 PM ET
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Usually books that I can't put down are quick and fanciful types.  the one I am on now is just that.


It is simply outrageous, so funny and candid....have you read it?


Date Posted: 5/7/2009 11:44 AM ET
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Hotel Transylvania by Chelsea Quinn Yarbro. The Pride of Chanur by C.J. Cherryh, Carnival by Elizabeth Bear, Harmony in Flesh and Black by Nicholas Kilmer, Bootlegger's Daughter by Margaret Maron, Metzger's Dog by Thoms Perry, Vanishing Act by Thomas Perry, Death at La Fenice by Donna Leon
Date Posted: 5/8/2009 1:39 AM ET
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Case Histories

A Thousand Splendid Suns

Water For Elephants

Birth of Venus

A Thread of Grace


oh heck, I can't put down almost any good book!!!!

Date Posted: 5/8/2009 11:52 AM ET
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Greg, you are a smart a$$!  LOL

My picks are:

The Next Thing On My List by Jill Smolinski

A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini

Queen of Babble by Meg Cabot

and a few others I can't remember right now.  LOL

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Date Posted: 5/8/2009 6:23 PM ET
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Kite Runner

Sister of My Heart by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni -- not well known but everyone I passed it too could not put it down!

Water For Elephants

Intensity by Dean Koontz

The 4 books in Twilight Series by Stephanie Meyer

The Bean Trees and Prodigal Summer by Barbara Kingsolver

Date Posted: 5/8/2009 9:51 PM ET
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I am now reading "Dead Until Dark" by Charlaine Harris.  These are all w/l books and I don't like books about vampires but I can't put this one, and I suspect the ones that follow, down.

Date Posted: 5/9/2009 8:58 AM ET
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I'm currently reading Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan Bradley. It's absolutely wonderful and un-put-downable!


Read about it here:


Date Posted: 5/9/2009 10:27 AM ET
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Clan of the Cave Bear. I remember holding the book in one hand and mixing something cooking on the stove wth my other hand. This was many, many years ago, but I loved that book!
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Date Posted: 5/9/2009 7:45 PM ET
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I've been reading Karin Slaughter's Grant County series (starting with Blindsighted).  They are mysteries, but more emotionally involved than most, and deal with some really tough issues.  They're not what I'd usually read, but I got hooked.  I'm on #4 now.

Date Posted: 5/15/2009 6:55 PM ET
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A Thousand Splendid Suns

The Poisonwood Bible

The Age of Innocence





Date Posted: 5/16/2009 2:16 PM ET
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Definitely Like Dandelion Dust by Karen Kingsbury!! I read it in 24 hours and I never do that.

Date Posted: 5/16/2009 3:52 PM ET
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The Twilight series by Stephenie Meyer

Message In a Bottle by Nicholas Sparks