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Subject: Jodi Picoult
Date Posted: 10/2/2010 4:31 PM ET
Member Since: 9/2/2010
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I just finished My Sister's Keeper. I loved it. I was sad and shocked by the ending. I know the theme of a number of her other books. Will I need a break period between her books? I dont feel the need to buy everything she wrote and yet I loved her stuff. Its a very strange notion for me. I was wondering how it is for most of her fans. Do you read her books back to back to back or just one here and there to spend time to kind of disolve the book?



Subject: Jodi Picoult
Date Posted: 10/3/2010 4:38 PM ET
Member Since: 7/6/2010
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I had heard of Jodi Picoult, but never read her books until about two years ago. The first book of hers I read was "Mercy" and I thought about it for days afterward.  Then I read several more in rapid succession - "Salem Falls", "Plain Truth", "My Sister's Keeper" and "Nineteen Minutes."  I have several more here that I have not read, but probably won't read them all at once like I did when I first "discovered" her.  I like more variety than reading just one author, but I always know that I will be thoroughly engrossed in the story when I pick up a novel by Picoult.

Date Posted: 10/6/2010 12:29 PM ET
Member Since: 10/27/2007
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I am a big Picoult fan and have read many of her books.  After I read one then I usually read a "fluffy" book as I can't stop thinking about a Picoult book after reading it.  Some of my favorites are 19 minutes, Change of Heart, and Perfect Match.  I met her in March when she came to my area for a book signing.  She is incredibly nice and a funny too. 

There are a few other books/authors that I have found with similar writing styles.  All of these books will grab you from the beginning and also need lots of tissues. 

Cage of Stars - Jacqueline Mitchard

Family History - Dani Shapiro

The Kindness of Strangers - Katrina Kittle