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    I love to read and I've ran out of books. I prefer series but I'll read most books. I love mysteries, fantasy, thrillers, and true crime. My favorite authors have been, Gorge RR Martin, Ann Rule, James Patterson and Stephine Myers.
    If you haven't heard Of Gorge R.R Martin you MUST go get the series A Song of Ice and Fire .... But I warn you the series are addicting.. and he's still writing them.. any suggestions would be great....
    It is not how we fall that defines us..
    It is how we rise.

  • #2
    Shana, you may find this site useful. Literature Map
    Enter an author and authors that write similar books are grouped around the one you enter.
    William M.
    T 6/7 Complete - 4/20/74

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    • #3
      I guess you have read the Stieg Larsson triology. If not, they are good.
      TH 12, 43 years post

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      • #4
        Into Thin Air by John Krakauer
        So there we were, Two against ten thousand.
        **** we killed those two!!

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        • #5
          OK, some "series" type books that I have enjoyed:

          Steig Larsson:
          The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
          The Girl Who Played with Fire
          The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest

          Sigrid Undset
          Kristin Lavransdatter: The Wreath
          Kristin Lavransdatter: The Wife
          Kristin Lavransdatter: The Cross

          Lisa See
          Snow Flower and the Secret Fan
          Peony in Love
          Shanghai Girls

          Ken Follett
          Pillars of the Earth
          World Without End

          Stephanie Meyer (The Twilight Series)
          Twilight
          New Moon
          Eclipse
          Breaking Dawn

          Gail Tsukiyama
          The Language of Threads
          Women of the Silk

          Patrick O'Brian
          Aubrey/Maturin seafaring tales series (something like 21 books)
          Also:

          Pretty much all of Jodi Picoult's, Amy Tan's, John Irving's, Tony Hillerman's, Pat Conroy's, and John Grisham's books.



          For individual books:
          • Like Water for Elephants (Sara Gruen)
          • Three Cups of Tea (Greg Mortenson)
          • The Secret Life of Bees (Sue Monk)
          • Into Thin Air (John Krakauer)
          • Into the Wild (John Krakauer)
          • The Lobster Chronicles (Linda Greenlaw)
          • The Year of Magical Thinking (Joan Didion)
          • The Kiterunner (Khaled Hosseini)
          • A Thousand Splendid Suns (Khaled Hosseini)
          • The Dollmaker (Harriet Arnow)
          • A Reliable Wife (Robert) Goolrick
          • The Art of Racing in the Rain (Garth Stein)
          You might want to check out a reader's website like www.shelfari.com for lots of book lists and reviews as well.

          (KLD)
          The SCI-Nurses are advanced practice nurses specializing in SCI/D care. They are available to answer questions, provide education, and make suggestions which you should always discuss with your physician/primary health care provider before implementing. Medical diagnosis is not provided, nor do the SCI-Nurses provide nursing or medical care through their responses on the CareCure forums.

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          • #6
            Excellent list KLD. I have read all of Linda Greenlaw's and both of the books by Krakauer and a few of the others.
            I like non fiction best, but one of my all time favorite is "A Prayer for Owen Meany."

            I'm checking out some of the ones on your list.

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            • #7
              The Ken Follett books are awesome.

              I would also recommend Wilbur Smith

              The Egyptian Novels
              - The Quest
              - River God
              - The Seventh Scroll
              - Warlock

              The Ballantyne Novels
              - A Falcon Flies
              - Men of Men
              - Angels Weep
              - The Leopard Hunts in Darkness
              - The Triumph of the Sun

              I also loved Jean Auel's series of Earth's Children books
              - The Clan of the Cave Bear
              - Valley of Horses
              - Mammoth Hunters
              - The Plains of Passage
              - The Shelters of Stone

              Corinne

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              • #8
                Dark tower series-steven king
                space trilogy-c.s.lewis
                I saw the jean auel's series. It looked like it might be good.

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