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Any Good Books lately?

Anyone reading anything they would recommend right now? I need a new book and am looking for something..nothing sad is the only prerequisite...

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Have you read the Stephanie Plum series by Janet Evanovich? They are hysterically fun books. I love them. They are a guilty pleasure of my hubby. You will laugh out loud a lot.

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Have you read the Stephanie Plum series by Janet Evanovich? They are hysterically fun books. I love them. They are a guilty pleasure of my hubby. You will laugh out loud a lot.
I may not have read the latest one, I will check it out, thanks...yes she is funny!!

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I really enjoyed reading "One day" by David Nicholls. It is super witty throughout, but does not have a happy end in the traditional style, so not sure where you draw the line there.

Whatever you pick, save yourself from "50 shades of Grey", which is the top seller everywhere right now. The porn like sex scenes aren't the worst of this book, it's the terrible, god-awful, repetitive writing that I couldn't get past. I have no idea what got this book catapulted to the top of all charts and how people can actually get through it page after page without pulling their hair out.
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The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo is one fantastic read! Actually all three of his books. I was never a mystery book reader but these have changed my mind. Avid reader and these are at the top of a long list. Enjoy
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for dog lovers i would recommend "the art of racing in the rain". though it can be sad in parts. really good read.

I just started "50 shades of grey" although my friend who is a gynecologist said "it even made me blush". The writing is terrible. I'm 50 pages in and not sure i'll finish it. it's been dubbed "porn for soccer moms"

The hunger games trilogy are great if you haven't read them yet and definitely worth reading before seeing the movie.
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I really enjoyed reading "One day" by David Nicholls. It is super witty throughout, but does not have a happy end in the traditional style, so not sure where you draw the line there.

Whatever you pick, save yourself from "50 shades of Grey", which is the top seller everywhere right now. The porn like sex scenes aren't the worst of this book, it's the terrible, god-awful, repetitive writing that I couldn't get past. I have no idea what got this book catapulted to the top of all charts and how people can actually get through it page after page without pulling their hair out.
I can stand most sadness, except for animal curelty..and since my Mother just died I am looking for happy, but a sad ending I can take..thanks for that...
Also I saw where some school libraries are banning 50 Shades of Gray...and have not been reading a lot lately, so might have been tempted to try that...thanks again for your advice...I will let you know. I am also looking at Charles Martin's Thunder and Rain, on Kindle but cannot tell if it is unabridged..

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for dog lovers i would recommend "the art of racing in the rain". though it can be sad in parts. really good read.

I just started "50 shades of grey" although my friend who is a gynecologist said "it even made me blush". The writing is terrible. I'm 50 pages in and not sure i'll finish it. it's been dubbed "porn for soccer moms"

The hunger games trilogy are great if you haven't read them yet and definitely worth reading before seeing the movie.
Now, I have heard about it but have not seen the movie, everyone I know who has seen the movie says it is great..but I am a 'read the book first' person..thanks for the suggestion...

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The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo is one fantastic read! Actually all three of his books. I was never a mystery book reader but these have changed my mind. Avid reader and these are at the top of a long list. Enjoy
I have listed to a couple of these on cds..but have not read the books..they were good listening...thanks!

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for dog lovers i would recommend "the art of racing in the rain". though it can be sad in parts. really good read.

I just started "50 shades of grey" although my friend who is a gynecologist said "it even made me blush". The writing is terrible. I'm 50 pages in and not sure i'll finish it. it's been dubbed "porn for soccer moms"

The hunger games trilogy are great if you haven't read them yet and definitely worth reading before seeing the movie.
I like the term, porn for soccor moms..lol..

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