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Subject: Recommend a book
Date Posted: 4/22/2011 10:20 PM ET
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I am looking for a (or more than one) new author to read. I loved The Jessica Darling series by Megan McCafferty and I am currently (and quickly) reading Sarah Dessen's books. Both of those authors are considered young adult and I am looking for another author who writes like them but maybe not geared so young. Sex is fine but I just like those ladies style and am running out of books! Thanks in advance!

Date Posted: 4/23/2011 10:39 AM ET
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I just finished a new to me author Gina Holmes book Crossing Oceans.  It was the best book I have read in a very long time.

Date Posted: 4/26/2011 4:42 PM ET
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I am not familiar with the authors you named, but Jodi Piccoult is a great author to consider.  She writes very moving and emotional stories about families and friends and the relationship between them.  Her books also frequently include a little bit of legal fiction as well.  I have 2 of her books available on my bookshelf, and another couple more still at home to read!  Once I got started, I couldn't put her books down!

Date Posted: 5/14/2011 8:58 AM ET
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If you like the psychic murder mysteries,  I have a new, great one.  I got it from the new section of the library, so I don't have it to post. 

First Grave on the Right  by Darynda Jones

The main character, Charley Davidson, is a PI and a --"grim reaper", meaning she is a portal to the other side.  There is a LOT of humor, and the book is sexy without being trite or annoying.   It is a great read! 


Date Posted: 5/19/2011 1:25 AM ET
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What about Sarah Addison Allen? They are for adults, but have a lighter feel to them. I really liked The Sugar Queen where one of the characters has a book mysteriously appears by her side and is on some topic that it feels she needs to read about.

Also, Billie Letts is a great writer that, I think, would appeal to someone who really likes YA stuff--Where the Heart Is and Shoot the Moon are excellent.

Date Posted: 5/22/2011 11:00 PM ET
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I would suggest "The Blue Girl" by Charles de Lint.   Not usually a big de Lint fan, but picked it up while on vacation and really liked it. 

Also In the YA vein, I would recomment the Tiffany Aching series by Terry Pratchett.  Tiffany is a  girl who has to go into fairy land and rescue the Prince (who is onlty a year or so older than Tiffany) from the Queen of the Fairies.  She manages this with the help of some fairies who were throw out of fairyland for bad behavior and her frying pan.  First in the series is "The Wee Free Men".


Also by Pratchett, "Maurice and His Educated Rodents", offering a new take on the Pied Piper story. 

Date Posted: 5/22/2011 11:36 PM ET
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I recommend The Last Ship by William Brinkley.  Just a great novel with everything going on - tragedy, travel, sex, science.....you name it.  I wish he had written a sequel.  over 600 pages.

Totally different type of book but the Ruth Downie series that starts with Medicus is my new easy, fun, murder mystery reads.

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