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Subject: The Best Books on your Bookshelf (top 5)
Date Posted: 6/25/2007 2:56 PM ET
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I'd like to read the favorite books off other's bookshelves. Please post your TOP 5 favorite books currently on your bookshelf (please keep it to 5) so other's can have a chance to check out your favorite recent reads. My top 5 in no particular order:

Angels and Demons- Dan Brown (paperback)

Honeymoon- James Patterson (paperback)

Memoirs of a Geisha- Arthur Golden (paperback)

The Testament- John Grisham (paperback)

The Green Mile - Stephen King (paperback)

Date Posted: 6/25/2007 3:03 PM ET
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Good idea! (btw, I've read every one of your top five! lol)

Here are my favorites:

1. The Secret Life of Bees - Sue Monk Kidd

2. The Mermaid Chair - Sue Monk Kidd (just recently finished this one - I loved it!!)

3. The Good- bye Summer - Patricia Gaffney

4. 3rd Degree - James Patterson

5. Of Love and Shadows - Isabel Allende 



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Mine are:

Our Only May Amelia by Jennifer Holm  (I adored this book when I was growing up and am only getting rid of it now because it is a duplicate.)

Homesick: My Own Story by Jean Fritz  (I read this over and over when I was younger.   Excellent book)

The Christian's Secret to a Happy Life  by Hannah Whitall Smith

God's Love for You by Hannah Whitall Smith

Lady in Waiting: Developing your Love Relationships by Jackie Kendall



Date Posted: 6/25/2007 4:21 PM ET
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Mine would be (in no particular order)

Love, Rosie - Cecelia Ahren (paperback)

Ahab's Wife: Or the Star Gazer - Sena Jeter Naslund (paperback)

White Oleander - Janet Finch (paperback)

The Saving Graces  - Patricia Gaffney (paperback)

Almost Innocent  - Sheila Bosworth

Date Posted: 6/25/2007 4:27 PM ET
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Top 5 available on my bookshelf:

Memoirs of a Geisha - Arthur Golden

Harry Potter and the Sourcer's Stone - J.K Rowling

Where the Heart Is - Billie Letts

Welcome to the World, Baby Girl! - Fannie Flagg

Waiting to Exhale - Terry McMillan

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Wiazrd's First Rule - Terry Goodkind

Shadow of the Hegemon - Orson Scott Card

The Greatest Success in the World - Og Mandino

Rendezvous With Rama - Arthur C Clarke

Seventh Son - Orson Scott Card


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Summer in the City - Robyn Sisman

Losing It - lindsay Faith Rech

Reply- Rocki ST. Claire

Franco American Dreams- Julie Taylor

Emily's Reasons Why Not - Carrie Gerlach

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Date Posted: 6/25/2007 5:40 PM ET
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I'm seeing some good titles I recognize up there.

Five good ones from me:

Here on Earth: Alice Hoffman (The first of many Alice Hoffman I have read.)
Inventing the Abbots and Other Stories: Sue Miller 
The Reader: Bernhard Schlink, Carol Brown Janeway 
Turtle Moon: Alice Hoffman 
The Father of Frankenstien: Christopher Bram


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Cry to heaven - Anne Rice

Belinda - Anne Rice

Tale of the Body Theif - Anne Rice

Fortune's Hand - Belva Plain

Witch Child - Celia Rees

I have read everything by Anne Rice to date, It's all pretty good & fast reads.  I scored the last two on my list while on camping trips and just picking something that look interesting up at the Good will.  And I was even more happy that they were good Reads.

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Jenny (Jenny) - ,
Date Posted: 6/25/2007 8:21 PM ET
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Oooh-- I loved The Secret History when I read it back in college...

5 Good ones from my shelf (in no particular order):

  1. Bringing Down the House: The Inside Story of Six M.I.T. Students Who Took Vegas for Millions by Ben Mezrich
  2. Dracula, by Bram Stoker
  3. Nature Discoveries With a Hand Lens  by Richard Headstrom
  4. Six Plays of Chekhov  by Anton Chekhov
  5. Death of A Salesman by Arthur Miller

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Date Posted: 6/25/2007 8:32 PM ET
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What a great idea! Here are mine...


The Poor Mouth
The Passion to Skate
Secrets of the Baby Whisperer
A Walk to Remember

Date Posted: 6/25/2007 9:16 PM ET
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Here are mine:

1. A Wizard of Earthsea- Ursula K. Le Guin

2. The Mummy- Anne Rice

3. The Witching Hour- Anne Rice

4. Raven Stole the Moon- Garth Stein

5. Charming the Highlander- Janet Chapman

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The Shell Seekers  By Rosamunde Pilcher

Two Dollar Bill By Stewart Woods

Faking it By Jennifer Cruise

Angels and Demons By Dan Brown

Ransom By Julie Garwood




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As Always, Jack- Emma Sweeney

Good Grief- Lolly Winston

Life Expectancy- Dean Koontz

Forever Odd- Dean Koontz

Ritual Bath- Faye Kellerman


I am going to be adding a whole bunch of chick lit in the next few weeks.

Date Posted: 6/25/2007 10:05 PM ET
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Awesome thread!!  And some amazing books listed here!

The Burden of Proof - Scott Turow

The Books of Rachel - Jacob Gross

All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten - Robert Fulgham

The Playboy - Carly Phillips

Against the Law - Michael Eberhardt

I'll offer all 5 for 2 credits.  PM me if interested.


Date Posted: 6/25/2007 10:39 PM ET
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Mine are:

  1. Confessions of Max Tivoli by Andrew Sean Greer
  2. Lions Game by Nelson DeMille
  3. Night Sins by Tami Hoag
  4. Third Victim by Lisa Gardner
  5. Writ of Execution by Perri O'Shsughnessy
Date Posted: 6/25/2007 11:07 PM ET
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Top 5 available on my shelf:

  1. Hot Item - Carly Phillips
  2. Hot Number - Carly Phillips
  3. Da Vinci Code - Dan Brown
  4. Secrets of the Code: Unauthorized Guide to the Mysteries Behind the Da Vinci Code - Dan Burstein
  5. The P.I. - Cara Summers
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Date Posted: 6/26/2007 1:26 PM ET
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I've ordered from 2 of the posters to this thread-- Any other bookshelf gems out there?

Date Posted: 6/26/2007 2:18 PM ET
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My Top 5 Available on my Shelf

1: The Red Tent- Anna Diamant

2: A Bloody Field by Shrewsbury- Edith Pargeter

3: Bard: The Odyssey of the Irish- Morgan Llywelyn

4: The Summer Tree- Guy Gavriel Kay

5:  Out of Avalon- Marion Zimmer Bradley

Date Posted: 6/26/2007 2:23 PM ET
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The top 5 on my bookshelf: 1. A Walk to remember : Nicholas Sparks 2. Body Politic : Glyn Godwin 3. The Oracle : Ellen Traylor 4. Cold Mountain : Charles Frazier 5. American Evita: Christopher Anderson
Date Posted: 6/26/2007 2:30 PM ET
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1. The Secret Life of Bees -- Sue Monk Kidd

2. A Night to Remember -- Walter Lord

3. The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency -- Alexander McCall Smith

4. Prayers for Rain -- Dennis Lehane

5. Canaan: A Novel:-- Charlie Smith

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