04 September 2006

amazing

We bring you a short break from our regularly scheduled programming:

I'm not sure where I got this book but I finished it last night and I have to say that this is amongst the BEST books I have ever read! I zipped through this book and found myself in tears (ok, bawling!) as it ended, but then I wanted more. The author, Audrey Niffenegger, really drew me in and made me feel for the characters so much so that I think I lost sleep over this book from my mind turning everything over that I had read. I find that I am still thinking about it! A MUST read!!

I think I am towards the bottom of my book stack. Any recommendations??

10 comments:

  1. The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd. It's a beautiful read. (And I loved the Time Traveller's Wife too.)

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  2. My Sister's Keeper (Jodi Picoult?)
    Secret Life of Bees is also a great read!

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  3. Plainsong by Kent Haruf

    Tender at the Bone by Ruth Reichl

    All Over But the Shoutin' by Rick Bragg

    A Fine Balance by Rohinton Mistry

    Patty Jane's House of Curl by Lorna Landvik

    Range of Motion by Elizabeth Berg

    You cannot go wrong with any of those!!!!

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  4. Hi Heather....

    I LOVE the book "Gift from the Sea" by Anne Morrow Lindbergh and "The Five People You Meet in Heaven" by Mitch Albom. Mitch's book is also a REAL tear jerker.

    But Anne's book is sheer poetry for the soul!

    Enjoy!

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  5. The Time Traveller's Wife is one of my favorites, as well. It was one of the first novels I read when I moved to my new home with my husband. Very memorable book, indeed!

    I recommend:

    Sappho's Leap by Erica Jong

    The Plague by Albert Camus

    The Dante Club by Matthew Pearl

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  6. I agree, The Secret Life of Bees is great, and I also finished The Mermaid Chair by the same author. Not as good as Bees, but still good. I just finished The Wedding by Nicholas Sparks. It kinda picks up where The Notebook left off. I also really liked The Five People You Meet in Heaven.

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  7. I have been wanting to read this book but haven't seen it at Goodwill yet...that's where I buy most of my books:):) I would recommend Nicholas Sparks - Three Weeks with my Brother or The Guardian...I agree that the Wedding was great...or Anita Shreve - I have loved everything I have read by her.
    I liked She's Come Undone (I don't remember the author) or The Lovely Bones (I don't remember that author either)

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  8. I so loved the The Time Traveller's Wife also... when I was close to the end I stayed up until like 4am to finish it; I just couldn't put it down. It was the kind of book I didn't want to end!

    I just finished My Sister's Keeper by Jodi Piccoult, which I see someone above recommended. Definitely an emotional read... excellent book, but be sure to stock up on tissues first!

    My mind went blank right now and I cannot think of any other books to recommend... but I will tell you the next book I am about to start is Love, Rosie by Cecelia Ahern. It was recommended to me by both my mom and aunt who say it is a nice light-hearted read, something I sorely need after reading My Sister's Keeper.

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  9. OMG!!! I am SO glad you loved the "Time Travelers Wife"! One of my favorite books of all time...I've read it like 5 times now (I know, ridiculous!) But I can't even get my "reader" friends (all two! LOL!) to read it, cuz I can't explain how good it is...and it's way hard to explain what it's "about"...
    SO glad you liked it too! Now I'm not the ONLY one I "know"! HA!

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  10. The Mercy of Thin Air by Ronlyn Domingue was a beautiful story.
    And Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold was another one - you'll need kleenex.
    Also I really enjoyed After You'd Gone by Maggie O'Farrell.
    And the Big Stone Gap Series by Adriana Trigiani - oh is that a good laugh and cry and laugh and cry........

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