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Subject: Whats the best book you've read this year?
Date Posted: 8/29/2007 5:56 PM ET
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I wont say of all time that would be too hard. This year so far the best book Ive read was Storm Front by Jim Butcher.

Date Posted: 8/29/2007 6:47 PM ET
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Hands down, Water for Elephants

Date Posted: 8/29/2007 7:01 PM ET
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I would say A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaleed Houseini.

I have Water for Elephants in my TBR pile and I have heard so much about it. I think I might read it next.

Date Posted: 8/29/2007 7:05 PM ET
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Definitely Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert. 

Date Posted: 8/29/2007 7:47 PM ET
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I agree with Dawn...A Thousand Splendid Suns!!!

Date Posted: 8/29/2007 8:01 PM ET
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Just off the top of my head, I'm going to say Snow Flower and the Secret Fan by Lisa See. Of course, I don't have a full list of the books I've read this year and when I've read certain books is kind of fuzzy for me.
Date Posted: 8/29/2007 8:07 PM ET
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Water for Elephants - Sara Gruen and Harry Potter and the deathly hallows.

Date Posted: 8/29/2007 8:23 PM ET
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The Death and Life of Charlie St Cloud by Ben Sherwood

Date Posted: 8/29/2007 8:28 PM ET
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Mike, you are the first person I Know that read that book too!!! It was a cute book!!

Date Posted: 8/29/2007 9:06 PM ET
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Another vote for Water for Elephants

Date Posted: 8/29/2007 9:10 PM ET
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I read Snow Flower and Water for Elephants last year - and they were among my top 3 best books of the year!  This year, I'd have to say The Book Thief by Mark Zukas, followed closely by Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

 

Date Posted: 8/29/2007 10:18 PM ET
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That's a toughie. I looked back over my book journals and I think I'd have to say (since I can only pick one, you meanie!) SHANTARAM by Gregory David Roberts.

Cheryl

Date Posted: 8/29/2007 10:54 PM ET
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A Thousand Splendid Suns -  I couldn't put that book down!

Date Posted: 8/29/2007 10:57 PM ET
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Peony in Love by Lisa See

Date Posted: 8/30/2007 9:30 AM ET
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Since I'm a little behind on the bestsellers, I'd have to say "My Sister's Keeper" by Jodi Picoult and "Eat, Pray, Love" by Elizabeth Gilbert.

Date Posted: 8/30/2007 11:16 AM ET
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I'm not finished with it yet, but I think The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay might take that honor.  If not that one, then One Big Damn Puzzler.

Date Posted: 8/30/2007 11:22 AM ET
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 Probably "Animal Vegetable MIracle", and also a fairly obscure historical novel called "Refuge."

I've spent much of the summer re-reading a lot of older books; there doesn't seem to be much new out there that grabs me. Several of the others listed I read last year.....

Date Posted: 8/30/2007 12:31 PM ET
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I think mine would be Black for Remembrance by Carlene Thompson.  Very creepy and I loved it!

Date Posted: 8/30/2007 4:41 PM ET
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I'd say A child called it by Dave Pelzer, awfully hard to read because of its subject matter but brilliantly written.

Date Posted: 8/30/2007 5:06 PM ET
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The Thirteenth Tale

Date Posted: 8/30/2007 5:42 PM ET
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Ditto to everyone who said eat, pray, love by Elizabeth Gilbert.  It was the most astounding spiritual book (NOT a religious book) and is a definite keeper for me!

Date Posted: 8/30/2007 6:07 PM ET
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Archangel by Sharon Shinn, followed closely by Water for Elephants

Date Posted: 8/30/2007 9:25 PM ET
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I'm a little behind here, but the best book I read this year was Atonement by Ian McEwan.

Date Posted: 8/30/2007 10:07 PM ET
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I'd have to say A Thousand Splendid Suns or Devil in the White City.

Date Posted: 8/30/2007 11:50 PM ET
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Forever Lily: An Unexpected Mother's Journey to Adoption in China by Beth Nonte Russell was definitely my favorite this year so far.



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