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Subject: Favorite Picoult book?
Date Posted: 3/5/2009 6:07 PM ET
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I have read My Sister's Keeper, but I'm wanting to try some others by Jodi Picoult. What are your favorites? Thanks!!

Date Posted: 3/5/2009 6:35 PM ET
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Elizabeth - that was one of my favorites by Picoult.  You might want to try Perfect Match or Nineteen Minutes.  These (IMO) were also fantastic!  Tough subjects but she has such a way of pulling in the reader.  Another good one was the first book I read by her called The Pact. 

Date Posted: 3/5/2009 7:13 PM ET
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The first Picoult I read was Nineteen Minutes, and it remains one of my favorites. Salem Falls and The Pact are probably really high up there too. Personally,  I've read them all (just finished her newest, Handle With Care, which came out yesterday) and enjoyed every one. I would say just dive in!

Date Posted: 3/7/2009 1:19 PM ET
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I have only read My SIsters Keeper and The Tenth Circle.  Both were pretty good. I would like to read Second Glance and Plain Truth--they have been on my wish list for a long time.   

Subject: Dayton OH "Big Read"--Nineteen Minutes
Date Posted: 3/9/2009 6:43 PM ET
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For the fifth annual "Big Read" in Dayton, Ohio, the book is Jodi Picoult's Nineteen Minutes, a "thought-provoking" book about bullying in school.  The author herself will be in town Friday, March 13, for a book signing.  Participants in this year's community reading event will  have the choice of more than 25 book discussions in March and April, at public libraries, bookstores, churchess, coffeeshops, etc.   (Previous "Big Read" titles were: To Kill a Mockingbird; Nickel and Dimed: On NOT Making It in America; The Glass Castle; and Funny in Farsi.

Date Posted: 3/15/2009 9:28 PM ET
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I've only read Nineteen Minutes by her and I have Change of Heart waiting on my tbr list. I'm kinda interested in reading more.

Date Posted: 3/16/2009 9:16 PM ET
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My Sister's Keeper is her best by far.

I really enjoyed Vanishing Acts too....as well as Keeping Faith.


Date Posted: 3/18/2009 1:13 PM ET
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My Sister's Keeper and Plain Truth were my favorites. I couldn't finish Change of Heart, for some reason.  I also enjoyed The Pact and Nineteen Minutes. I wasn't crazy about Vanishing Acts or Perfect Match.

Date Posted: 3/25/2009 7:50 PM ET
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I have to go with The Pact.  That book keep me turning pages, and reading wayyyyyy past my bedtime.




Subject: Jodi Picoult
Date Posted: 3/25/2009 9:37 PM ET
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I just finished Second Glance last night. (kept me up way too late).  Vanishing Acts was excellent too.



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Date Posted: 3/27/2009 10:40 AM ET
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Overall best were My Sisters Keeper and Plain Truth.  Also enjoyed Nineteen Minutes, The Tenth Circle, Change of Heart and Mercy which got mixed reviews from readers.  I am very big fan of Picoult and have read mostly all her books.  Just received Handle with Care and look forward to starting it.  Didn't really enjoy Perfect Match and Vanishing Act - thought kinda slow reads

Date Posted: 3/27/2009 8:56 PM ET
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The first Jodi Picoult I ever read was My Sisters Keeper and it was awesome!  I have read alot of her books since then and I enjoyed Vanishing Acts, Plain Truth and Change of Heart.  Im sure there are others but I can't remember them all right now.  I didn't like The Tenth Circle or 19 Minutes very much though, not sure why.  I have seen alot of people at PBS say The Pact is good and I think I might need to request that next!  Kim

Date Posted: 3/31/2009 10:11 AM ET
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My favorite by far was Second Glance. I am currently trying to read Mercy, but am having a hard time getting into it. I could not put down Secong Glance from page 1. I also liked My Sister's Keeper.

Date Posted: 4/12/2009 10:30 PM ET
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I read Second Glance about a month ago now and I have to say it was my least favorite of the three Jodi Picoult books that I have read. I just had a hard time getting into it, it seemed to drag on and on. I think I will either read Harvesting the Heart or Plain Truth next.  I plan on reading all her books eventually.

Subject: Jodi Picoult books
Date Posted: 4/19/2009 8:42 AM ET
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The first one I read was Plain Truth and it's still my favorite. 

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Date Posted: 5/3/2009 3:13 AM ET
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Date Posted: 5/5/2009 5:01 PM ET
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Mercy was my favorite, hands down.  I am a sucker for a good love story with lots of broken hearts and interesting characters.  No one else loves this book like I do. 

Date Posted: 5/7/2009 1:38 PM ET
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I just finished Handle with Care.  It is very similiar to My Sister's Keeper and I think you would like it if you liked My Sister's Keeper.  I also read Nineteen Minutes.  I could not put this book down, although I found it a bit disturbing, as I did  a certain part of My Sister's Keeper.  (I don't want to be a spoiler, so I won't comment on specifics!)  But I think this is what keeps me engrossed in her books.

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Date Posted: 5/7/2009 10:07 PM ET
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I love every one of her books; I couldn't pick just one.

Date Posted: 5/22/2009 9:18 AM ET
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Salem Falls!!!!  I gasped at the end.  I am not one to gasp.

Date Posted: 5/24/2009 4:54 PM ET
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I have read EVERY Picoult book and i have to say Nineteen minutes and Perfect Match are two of her best!!! They are all wonderful  but those two are my faves,,   Cant wait for "my sisters keeper" to be released in theatres on June 26

Subject: My Sister's Keeper
Date Posted: 7/5/2009 3:41 AM ET
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I have only read My Sister's Keeper and it is now in the movie theaters. If you happened to see Nim's Island with Jodie Foster, the little girl who played in that movie, plays in My Sister's Keeper. She was very good in Nim's Island (kind of a Home Alone movie with a different setting and a girl). Cute movie - Jodie Foster plays an agoraphobic writer - she was wonderful! Now Amanda is a couple of years older and in this new role. I think she will be one to watch over the next few years.

Date Posted: 7/12/2009 3:59 PM ET
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I love Jodi Picoult! Second to My Sister's Keeper my next favorite was ChangeOf Heart. 

I have also read Plain Truth, Nineteen Minutes, and Vanishing Acts.  I might be forgetting something.  I didn't care for Vanishing Acts as much as the others. 

I went to a book signing when Change of Heart was released and someone asked her what her favorite book to write was and she said Second Glance so I raced home and put it on my wishlist.  Thanks to the PBS member who sent it to me!  It is next on my pile-o-books to read!

Date Posted: 7/13/2009 12:35 PM ET
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I recently read  Songs of the humpback whale  and truely  think it is  my fav  so far. Also read vanishing act  and  plain truth.


Date Posted: 7/16/2009 9:17 PM ET
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I just finished "Keeping Faith" while on vacation.  She brings up some very interesting stuff about religion and different beliefs.  Personally it is not my all time favorite book by her but it was quite a read.  It would be in my top 5 from her though.  Right now I have passed it along to my co-worker.  I hope she hurries up and reads it so I can have someone to talk to about it.