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What are your favorite books & Authors?
May 31, 2006
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I have really enjoyed reading new books lately. What are your favorite books & authors? I have read some really thrillers from James Patterson lately. I still love the classics like co-dependency no more and homecoming by John Bradshaw.

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May 31, 2006
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Don't know if this thread belongs in liberation, but the book EVERYONE should read is Mad Cowboy by Howard Lyman. That book is filled with such important information that I buy a bunch of copies and give them out.

May 31, 2006
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Hi there!

I've always loved reading...but in the last year it has gotten me through some really bad times...I've read so many books its hard to pick one...uuuuhhhhhhh...let me think...

OK:

Favourite: Memoirs of a Geisha - Arthur Golden (I've read it about 25 times!)

I also like "A suitable boy" by Vikram Singh, "The Alchemist" - Paolo Coehlo, "The god of small things" -undhati Roy. Anything by Isabel Allende or John Irving.

Hard to post comments...if I was to recommend any of them it would be Geisha and God of small things, just for the descriptive text used to paint a picture of southern india in the 60's (small things) and Kyoto Japan in the 30's (Geisha) BEAUTIFUL!!!

May 31, 2006
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I used to be a good reader...then I had kids and got out of the habit.

To date some of my favorite books have been:

To Kill a Mockingbird
A Prayer for Owen Meaney
Lies, and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them

May 31, 2006
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My all time favorite book is "To Kill A Mockingbird"...I read it every summer. One book that was made into a movie and they didn't screw it up!

I love John Grisham, James Patterson, Patricia Cornwell, Susan Grafton...all legal thrillers and mysteries. Love Mary Higgins Clark, but she's lost her touch lately.

James Patterson has a great love story called "Sam's Letters to Jennifer"...so unlike him, but very good.

I love Fannie Flagg, too. And Maeve Binchy is great - fun stories from Ireland. Her most famous is Circle of Friends, another one that was made into a move and they didn't screw it up. Had Minnie Driver in it.

Just bought Memoirs of a Geisha, and it's next on my list after I finish, "A Good Yarn", by Debbie Macomber on the recommendation of someone here (I think it was mj)

Happy reading!

May 31, 2006
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I rarely read fiction, but I sincerelly enjoyed the entire LEFT BEHIND" series. The classics still pull me: PRIDE AND PREJUDICE and JANY EYRE. And I remember sitting up all night, reading GONE WITH THE WIND in my teens. Those all my all-time favorites for fiction.

For non-fiction, I love Joyce Meyers books,(MANAGING YOUR EMOTIONS, etc.) and anything from Tim LaHaye (THE BLESSING; FORGIVENESS,etc.).

May 31, 2006
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Anything by Al Franken. The man has a way with words.

Susan Conant: Creature Discomforts

Murder Mysteries, preferably with female heroine, but not necessarily

Andrew Greely, but only when i have time.

Harry Potter books

The Wednesday Witch & anything else by Ruth Chew.

bonni

May 31, 2006
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Gosh I love so many I would really have to think...but I recently read a really funny one...'May Contain Nuts' by John Farrell...really relate to it if you have recently brought up children

May 31, 2006
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Lately, I've gotten into reading books about government conspiracies, and secret societies. It's pretty interesting, and a little unsettling - but good reading nonetheless. :o)

May 31, 2006
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I love reading. Let me see. I am in the mood for Agatha Christie this summer, so I might head out to the library for some thrillers.

I also love so many spirituality stuff. Stopped reading hot romantic stories to help me heal from my co-dependency. Hahaha!

I love Joyce Meyer, T.D. Jakes, Charles Stanley, Paul Meier.

June 1, 2006
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John Irving "A Widow for One Year" and "Until I Find You"

Sue Monk Kidd "The Secret Life of Bees"

Marcel Proust "In Search of Lost Time"
This novel has six volumes and I'm only on the first book, however, I'm loving it and can't wait to continue on with rest.

June 1, 2006
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Ready4achange!

Holy crap I used to read To Kill a Mockingbird every summer for 10 years in a row! such a good summer book - set in the hot south. an easy read filled with soft language and pleasing yarns. That's uncanny that you do the same..uncanny.

June 1, 2006
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Homer is pretty good... Shakespeare maybe?

Too bad I can never find time to read them.

I'll have to read To Kill a Mockingbird glittered, and ready. sounds good, never have read that one.

June 1, 2006
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Ooooh Isis..."the secret life of bees" is it good? Do ya think I'd like it? Its something I've read about before in book reviews...I think I might get it!

June 1, 2006
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glittered...my favorite book of all times...my dad is a lawyer, and my mom grew up in the South, so I think I relate to it.

blyxx...you're 19, right? Can't believe you didn't have to read this book in school at some point!!! What's happening to education in America!!! Gotta write my congressman!

June 1, 2006
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Now I am excited to check out some of your suggestions 🙂 I need a new book to read!

June 1, 2006
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Ready for Change I am going to check out the book called Sam's Letters to Jennifer. Thanks for the suggestion!

June 2, 2006
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I started reading Sams letters to Jennifer and it is wonderful so far!

June 2, 2006
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Anais Nin - The Diary of Anais Nin

Dan Brown - Angels & Demons and Da Vinci Code

Charlotte Joko Beck (Zen master)- Nothing Special, Living Zen and Everyday Zen

Al Franken - Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them (guess you can tell I'm quite liberal) 🙂

Frank McCourt - Angela's Ashes

Harper Lee - To Kill a Mockingbird

Arthur Golden - Memoirs of a Geisha

Many more...

June 2, 2006
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Memoirs of a Geisha-Arthur Golden This looks like a favorite amongst a lot of us. Beautifully written and gives you a feel of what it was like in Japan back then. I was also highly impressed with the movie although they left out some parts.

Tuesdays with Morrie-Mitch Albom Changes the way you look at your life. Very inspriing and I would recommend it to everyone. If you are down about things in your life, this book will lift your spirits and make you change your attitude towards life.

June 2, 2006
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Is it a sign, that we fragile co-deps seek out beauty and the pain of un-answered love in the books that we read? Geisha is definitly that!

I bought "The secret lives of bees" today and read the first few pages...lookin' good!

Tuesdays with Morrie is next on my list, I love books that inspire you!!!

Thanks for all the recommendations!

Rev.

June 2, 2006
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When I was in love with my 1st bf, I was reading a novel "Farewell to France" by Noel Barber....very romantic love-story....

June 2, 2006
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Choose any novel by Anne of Green Gables and you will be basking a world of love, beauty and kindness.

She is my favorite novelist!

June 2, 2006
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I used to read James Michener, CHESAPEAKE and it has been so long i can't think of the other titles. Have read about all of Joyce Meyer's books, loved all of those ans learned so much.

There is a 4 book series by ? The Throne of Kings, I love anything that is fiction historical both, or books where characters travel back in time. Frank Perretti is an on and off author, just read Visitation by him. But i confess i do not read as much as I used too, and yes all TO Kill A Mocking Bird was the first book I read during the summer at my grandmother's when 9 yrs old in TN....awesome book, and Gregory Peck, etc., is just as wonderful in the movie, i agree.

June 2, 2006
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oh...The Five People You Meet In Heaven, I think it's by Mitch Albom too, and it's great!

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