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Amber (rebmav) (rebmav) 1) The Host A Novel by Stephenie Meyer The Host A Novel by Stephenie Meyer


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Amber (rebmav) (rebmav) 2) Blind Fall A Novel by Christopher Rice Blind Fall A Novel by Christopher Rice


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Amber (rebmav) (rebmav) 3) Once Bitten, Twice Shy by Jennifer Rardin Once Bitten, Twice Shy (Jaz Parks, Book 1) by Jennifer Rardin


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Amber (rebmav) (rebmav) 4) Another One Bites the Dust by Jennifer Rardin Another One Bites the Dust (Jaz Parks, Book 2) by Jennifer Rardin


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Amber (rebmav) (rebmav) 5) Biting the Bullet by Jennifer Rardin Biting the Bullet (Jaz Parks, Book 3) by Jennifer Rardin


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Amber (rebmav) (rebmav) 6) Bitten to Death by Jennifer Rardin [image error]


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Amber (rebmav) (rebmav) 7) Fault Lines by Nancy Huston Fault Lines by Nancy Huston


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Amber (rebmav) (rebmav) 8) The Chosen Sin by Anya Bast The Chosen Sin by Anya Bast


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Amber (rebmav) (rebmav) 9) The Road by Cormac McCarthy The Road by Cormac McCarthy


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Amber (rebmav) (rebmav) 10) The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger


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Mary Todd (marytodd) | 924 comments Pin a watch on you for your first ten (that was a stretch...oh well)


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Amber (rebmav) (rebmav) Mary Todd wrote: "Pin a watch on you for your first ten (that was a stretch...oh well)"

Thanks!




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Amber (rebmav) (rebmav) 11) Uglies by Scott Westerfeld [image error]


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Deb Amber what did you think of Uglies?


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Amber (rebmav) (rebmav) Deb wrote: "Amber what did you think of Uglies?"

Hi Deb! It took me a while to get into it, but I enjoyed it and am looking forward to the next book in the series. It's definitely an easy read. I really enjoy fantasy books that create a different world...and the one that Westerfield writes about is original and interesting.




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Amber (rebmav) (rebmav) Deb, if you get around to reading it...let me know what you think!


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Amber (rebmav) (rebmav) 12) The Book Thief by Markus Zusak The Book Thief by Markus Zusak


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Deb Hi Amber -- I will let you know when I read the Uglies. What did you think of The Book Thief? I really liked it.


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Laura Lam (lauralam) I love the Uglies series :) Scott Westerfeld is a fun YA author. He also has a really good vampire book, Peeps.


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Amber (rebmav) (rebmav) Laura, I will have to read Peeps! I love vampire books.


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Amber (rebmav) (rebmav) Deb - I really, really liked The Book Thief. I've always been interested in books about the Holocaust, and this one was so different than others I have read. Sometimes stories that tell about someone's childhood bore me, but Liesel was soo interesting!


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Amber (rebmav) (rebmav) 13) Outlander by Diana Gabaldon Outlander (Outlander, Book 1) by Diana Gabaldon

Although it took me about a hundred pages to get into it, I really enjoyed this book. It is the first of a series that mixes sci-fi, romance, historical fiction, and time travel. I like that it doesn't focus on the time traveling element. The characters are very interesting and well-developed. I am looking forward to the second book in the series.


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Amber (rebmav) (rebmav) 14) American Wife A Novel by Curtis Sittenfeld American Wife A Novel by Curtis Sittenfeld




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Amber (rebmav) (rebmav) 15) The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins



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Amber (rebmav) (rebmav) 16) Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher


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Amber (rebmav) (rebmav) 17) Whispers by Dean Koontz Whispers by Dean Koontz

My first Dean Koontz book. I really enjoyed it. It was a little slow at first, but developed into a well-written story that was engrossing.


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Amber (rebmav) (rebmav) 18) Fledgling A Novel by Octavia E. Butler Fledgling A Novel by Octavia E. Butler

I really like vampire books, and really enjoyed this one. My one complaint was that it had so many spelling mistakes. I read the 1st edition, so hopefully they were fixed. After reading it...I was hoping there was a sequel. Sadly, the author passed away in 2006. Just a year after Fledgling was published.


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Amber (rebmav) (rebmav) 19) The Shack by William P. Young The Shack by William P. Young

I grew up in Christianity...and I liked this as Fiction...but I'm not sure what to think of the many theological ideas in the story. I don't believe they're all accurate or Bible-based...but I liked some of the ideas and explanations the author posed.


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Amber (rebmav) (rebmav) 20) The Alchemyst by Michael Scott The Alchemyst (The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel) by Michael Scott

I'm looking forward to reading the next one in the series.


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Amber (rebmav) (rebmav) 21) Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides

I am not sure what to think about this book right now! I think the length of the book (over 500 pages) was quite unnecessary.


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Amber (rebmav) (rebmav) 22) The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer & Annie Barrows [image error]

I loved this book!


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Amber (rebmav) (rebmav) 23) The Reader by Bernhard Schlink The Reader by Bernhard Schlink

I really enjoyed this book. The author didn't add a bunch of fluff or hard words to sift through to get to the story.


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Amber (rebmav) (rebmav) 24) The Gathering by Anne Enright The Gathering by Anne Enright


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Amber (rebmav) (rebmav) 25) Tipping the Velvet by Sarah Waters

Tipping the Velvet by Sarah Waters


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Amber (rebmav) (rebmav) 26) Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist by Rachel Cohn & David Levithan Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist by Rachel Cohn

I loved this book...really cute and easy read!


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Amber (rebmav) wrote: "3) Once Bitten, Twice Shy by Jennifer Rardin Once Bitten, Twice Shy (Jaz Parks, Book 1) by Jennifer Rardin"

that looks really good, what did you think of it? what's it about?


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Amber (rebmav) (rebmav) Bells wrote: "Amber (rebmav) wrote: "3) Once Bitten, Twice Shy by Jennifer Rardin Once Bitten, Twice Shy (Jaz Parks, Book 1) by Jennifer Rardin"

that looks really good, what did you think of it? what's it about?"


It's the first book in a series about a female assassin that works for the CIA. I would call it vampire chick-lit. I have read 4 out of 5 in the series. I kept waiting for the books to get better...because I really like the story idea. I don't know whether I'll read the 5th book in the series. Let me know what you think if you do read it!!



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Amber (rebmav) (rebmav) 27) Angels & Demons by Dan Brown Angels & Demons by Dan Brown

I really liked this 1st book in the Robert Langdon series by Dan Brown. I actually read The Davinci Code first. I'm really looking forward to the movie!!!


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Amber (rebmav) (rebmav) 28) Boy Meets Boy by David Levithan Boy Meets Boy by David Levithan


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Amber (rebmav) (rebmav) 29) Dead Until Dark by Charlaine Harris Dead Until Dark (Sookie Stackhouse Southern Vampire Mystery, Book 1) by Charlaine Harris



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Liz (hissheep) Amber (rebmav) wrote: "27) Angels & Demons by Dan Brown Angels & Demons by Dan Brown

I really liked this 1st book in the Robert Langdon series by Dan Brown. I actually read The Davinci Code first. I'm ..."


I too read the "DaVinci Code" first but preferred "Angels and Demons". I don't know about the movie - the book was tense enough; I might have to hide behind a pillow, LOL!


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Amber (rebmav) (rebmav) Liz wrote: "Amber (rebmav) wrote: "27) Angels & Demons by Dan Brown Angels & Demons by Dan Brown

I really liked this 1st book in the Robert Langdon series by Dan Brown. I actually read The Davi..."


Liz - I know what you mean about being tense - Angels & Demons is definitely darker than Davinci Code!! Even though I already know what's going to happen, I will probably be gripping my chair when I watch the movie! When you see it, let me know what you think!


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Amber (rebmav) (rebmav) 30) Living Dead in Dallas by Charlaine Harris Living Dead in Dallas (Sookie Stackhouse, #2) by Charlaine Harris

I think I'm addicted already....

such a fast, light read that contains vampires, other paranormal creatures, romance, mystery, suspense and humor.


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Amber (rebmav) (rebmav) 31) Queen of Babble by Meg Cabot Queen of Babble (Queen of Babble, Book 1) by Meg Cabot

My first book by Meg Cabot. I really liked it! I don't typically read chick-lit, but enjoyed this light read that had an interesting story and characters that I grew to like.


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Amber (rebmav) (rebmav) 32) Queen of Babble in the Big City by Meg Cabot Queen of Babble in the Big City (Queen of Babble, Book 2) by Meg Cabot

So...I went and got this book, 2nd in the series for Queen of Babble, and read it in 2 days. I don't usually read a book that fast, especially since I read more than one book at a time. I really like this series, and wish I had picked up the 3rd as well. I will have to make another trip to the library soon!


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Amber (rebmav) (rebmav) 33) Club Dead by Charlaine Harris Club Dead (Sookie Stackhouse, #3) by Charlaine Harris

I've now read the 3rd book in the Sookie Stackhouse novels, and I REALLY like them!


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Amber (rebmav) (rebmav) 34) Queen of Babble Gets Hitched by Meg Cabot Queen of Babble Gets Hitched (Queen of Babble, Book 3) by Meg Cabot

I really liked this 3rd (and last) book of the series...and hope that there may be more in the future!


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Amber (rebmav) (rebmav) 35) Dead to the World by Charlaine Harris Dead to the World (Sookie Stackhouse, #4) by Charlaine Harris

I <3 me some Eric!


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Amber (rebmav) (rebmav) 36) A Certain Slant of Light by Laura Whitcomb A Certain Slant of Light by Laura Whitcomb


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