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message 1: by Cynthia (last edited Feb 20, 2010 05:07PM) (new)

Cynthia (pandoraphoebesmom) | 1378 comments 25.9 - Wendy's Task - Spring Break
Read a book written by an author who was popular when you were in high school or college. For example I could read Kurt Vonnegut, Douglas Adams, Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, Ursula Le Guin, Lloyd Alexander, Norman Mailer, or Tom Wolff for the years (1965-1972).

If you need suggestions OR have suggestions for books to read for this task post them here.


message 2: by Erin (NY) (new)

Erin (NY) (erin_p) | 629 comments Amanda wrote: "When I was in high school I was completely into classic lit and ignored popular literature so I have no idea who was big then...anyone know? 1999-2003?"
I am in the exact same boat! Except 1998-2002... I am thinking of checking out the bestseller lists...




message 3: by Petra (new)

Petra I'm in the same boat.
I checked the best seller lists for my High School years and recognized many authors that I recognized as popular at that time. I'll choose a book by one of them.


message 4: by Wendy (new)

Wendy | 588 comments Ian McEwan, Zadie Smith, Jose Saramago, Haruki Murakami, Jeffrey Eugenides, JK Rowling,
1999

Southern Cross by Patricia Cornwell (Putnam) - January 31, 1999

The Testament by John Grisham (Doubleday) - February 21, 1999

Bittersweet by Danielle Steel (Delacorte) - April 25, 1999

The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon by Stephen King (Scribner) - May 2, 1999

We'll Meet Again by Mary Higgins Clark (Simon & Schuster) - May 9, 1999

Star Wars Episode I - The Phantom Menace by Terry Brooks (Lucas/Ballantine) - May 23, 1999

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J. K. Rowling (Levine/Scholastic) - June 20, 1999

Hannibal by Thomas Harris (Delacorte) - June 27, 1999

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J. K. Rowling (Levine/Scholastic) - August 15, 1999

Black Notice by Patricia Cornwell (Putnam) - August 22, 1999

The Alibi by Sandra Brown (Warner) - September 19, 1999

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J. K. Rowling (Levine/Scholastic) - September 26, 1999

2000

The Brethren by John Grisham (Doubleday) - February 20, 2000

The Wedding by Danielle Steel (Delacorte) - April 23, 2000

Before I Say Goodbye by Mary Higgins Clark (Simon & Schuster) - May 7, 2000

Easy Prey by John Sandford (Putnam) - June 4, 2000

Indwelling by Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins (Tyndale) - June 11, 2000

Hot Six by Janet Evanovich (St. Martin's) - July 9, 2000

The House on Hope Street by Danielle Steel (Delacorte) - July 16, 2000

Winter Solstice by Rosamunde Pilcher (Thomas Dunne/St. Martin's) - August 20, 2000

The Bear and the Dragon by Tom Clancy (Putnam) - September 10, 2000

The Rescue by Nicholas Sparks (Warner) - October 15, 2000

Drowning Ruth by Christina Schwarz (Doubleday) - October 29, 2000

The Last Precinct by Patricia Cornwell (Putnam) - November 5, 2000

Winter's Heart by Robert Jordan (Tor/Tom Doherty) - November 26, 2000

The Mark by Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins (Tyndale) - December 3, 2000


2001

From the Corner of His Eye by Dean R. Koontz (Bantam) - January 14, 2001

A Day Late and a Dollar Short by Terry McMillan (Viking) - February 4, 2001

A Painted House by John Grisham (Doubleday) - February 25, 2001

1st to Die by James Patterson (Little, Brown) - March 25, 2001

Dreamcatcher by Stephen King (Scribner) - April 8, 2001

A Common Life by Jan Karon (Viking) - April 29, 2001

On the Street Where You Live by Mary Higgins Clark (Simon & Schuster) - May 6, 2001

Chosen Prey by John Sandford (Putnam) - June 3, 2001

"P" Is For Peril by Sue Grafton (Marian Wood/Putnam) - June 24, 2001

Seven Up by Janet Evanovich (St. Martin's) - July 8, 2001

Leap of Faith by Danielle Steel (Delacorte) - July 15, 2001

The Fourth Hand by John Irving (Random House) - July 29, 2001

Suzanne's Diary for Nicholas by James Patterson (Little, Brown) - August 5, 2001

Valhalla Rising by Clive Cussler (Putnam) - September 2, 2001

Black House by Stephen King and Peter Straub (Random House) - September 30, 2001

The Corrections by Jonathan Franzen (Farrar, Straus & Giroux) - October 14, 2001

Isle of Dogs by Patricia Cornwell (Putnam) - October 28, 2001

Midnight Bayou by Nora Roberts (Putnam) - November 4, 2001

The Kiss by Danielle Steel (Delacorte) - November 11, 2001

Desecration by Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins (Tyndale) - November 18, 2001

Skipping Christmas by John Grisham (Doubleday) - December 9, 2001


2002

One Door Away From Heaven by Dean R. Koontz (Bantam) - January 20, 2002

Journey Through Heartsongs by Mattie J. T. Stepanek (VSP Books) - February 3, 2002

The Diary of Ellen Rimbauer by Joyce Reardon (Ridley Pearson) (Hyperion) - February 17, 2002

The Summons by John Grisham (Doubleday) - February 24, 2002

2nd Chance by James Patterson with Andrew Gross (Little, Brown) - March 24, 2002

Everything's Eventual by Stephen King (Scribner) - April 7, 2002

Three Fates by Nora Roberts (Putnam) - April 21, 2002

The Nannie Diaries by Emma McLaughlin and Nicola Kraus (St. Martin's) - April 28, 2002

Daddy's Little Girl by Mary Higgins Clark (Simon & Schuster) - May 5, 2002

The Shelters of Stone by Jean M. Auel (Crown) - May 19, 2002

In This Mountain by Jan Karon (Viking) - June 16, 2002

The Beach House by James Patterson and Peter de Jonge (Little, Brown) - June 30, 2002

Hard Eight by Janet Evanovich (St. Martin's) - July 7, 2002

The Remnant by Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins (Tyndale) - July 21, 2002

The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold (Little, Brown) - August 18, 2002

Red Rabbit by Tom Clancy (Putnam) - August 25, 2002

Nights in Rodanthe by Nicholas Sparks (Warner) - October 6, 2002

From a Buick 8 by Stephen King (Scribner) - October 13, 2002

"Q" Is For Quarry by Sue Grafton (Marian Wood/Putnam) - November 3, 2002

Answered Prayers by Danielle Steel (Delacorte) - November 17, 2002

Chesapeake Blue by Nora Roberts (Putnam) - November 24, 2002

Four Blind Mice by James Patterson (Little, Brown) - December 8, 2002

Prey by Michael Crichton (HarperCollins) - December 15, 2002


2003

Crossroads of Twilight by Robert Jordan (Tor/Tom Doherty) - January 26, 2003

The King of Torts by John Grisham (Doubleday) - February 23, 2003

The Jester by James Patterson and Andrew Gross (Little, Brown) - March 23, 2003

The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown (Doubleday) - April 6, 2003

Birthright by Nora Roberts (Putnam) - April 20, 2003

Armageddon by Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins (Tyndale) - April 27, 2003

Naked Prey by John Sandford (Putnam) - June 1, 2003

The Lake House by James Patterson (Little, Brown) - June 29, 2003

Johnny Angel by Danielle Steel (Delacorte) - July 20, 2003

To the Nines by Janet Evanovich (St. Martin's) - August 3, 2003

The Teeth of the Tiger by Tom Clancy (Putnam) - August 31, 2003

Bleachers by John Grisham (Doubleday) - September 28, 2003

The Five People You Meet In Heaven by Mitch Albom (Hyperion) - October 12, 2003

Blow Fly by Patricia Cornwell (Putnam) - November 2, 2003







message 5: by Wendy (new)

Wendy | 588 comments Amanda wrote: "When I was in high school I was completely into classic lit and ignored popular literature so I have no idea who was big then...anyone know? 1999-2003?"

I put a giant list up for you, there are tons of great stuff.


message 6: by Wendy (new)

Wendy | 588 comments Petra wrote: "I'm in the same boat.
I checked the best seller lists for my High School years and recognized many authors that I recognized as popular at that time. I'll choose a book by one of them. "


Petra, google "NYTimes bestseller number one listings" for those years and you will get a lot of suggestions.


message 7: by Wendy (new)

Wendy | 588 comments Cynthia wrote: "25.9 - Wendy's Task - Spring Break
Read a book written by an author who was popular when you were in high school or college. For example I could read Kurt Vonnegut, Douglas Adams, Aleksandr Solzhen..."

I found more for those years too!!
1968

Airport by Arthur Hailey (Doubleday) - April 7, 1968

Couples by John Updike (Knopf) - June 30, 1968

The Salzburg Connection by Helen MacInnes (Harcourt) - November 10, 1968


1969

Portnoy's Complaint by Philip Roth (Random House) - March 16, 1969

The Love Machine by Jacqueline Susann (Simon & Schuster) - June 22, 1969

The Godfather by Mario Puzo (Putnam) - September 21, 1969

Back to the top of the page.



1970's


1970

The French Lieutenant's Woman by John Fowles (Little, Brown) - February 8, 1970

Love Story by Erich Segal (Harper) - May 10, 1970


1971

QB VII by Leon Uris (Doubleday) - February 21, 1971

The Passions of the Mind by Irving Stone (Doubleday) - April 25, 1971

The Exorcist by William Peter Blatty (Harper) - July 25, 1971

The Day of the Jackal by Frederick Forsyth (Viking) - October 17, 1971

Wheels by Arthur Hailey (Doubleday) - November 7, 1971


1972

The Winds of War by Herman Wouk (Little, Brown) - January 23, 1972

The Word by Irving Wallace (Simon & Schuster) - May 14, 1972

Jonathan Livingston Seagull by Richard Bach (MacMillan) - July 2, 1972


1973

The Odessa File by Frederick Forsyth (Viking) - March 25, 1973

Once Is Not Enough by Jacqueline Susann (Morrow) - May 6, 1973

Breakfast of Champions by Kurt Vonnegut (Delacorte) - July 1, 1973

The Hollow Hills by Mary Stewart (Morrow) - September 9, 1973

The Honorary Consul by Graham Greene (Simon & Schuster) - November 25, 1973

Burr by Gore Vidal (Random House) - December 9, 1973






message 8: by Megan (new)

Megan Anderson (ms_anderson) | 1481 comments Does the book itself have to be popular, or just the author? Just looking to clarify.


message 9: by Cait (new)

Cait Poytress (caitertot) | 662 comments I was in high school from 1994-1998. Sprinkled among the ever present Steele, Patterson, Clancy, Cornwell, etc. books, I found:

John Irving
Wally Lamb
Arundhati Roy
Jon Krakauer
Toni Morrison
Martin Amis
Anna Quindlen
Jacquelyn Mitchard
Cormac McCarthy
Barbara Kingsolver



message 10: by Manday (new)

Manday | 311 comments I am confused, are we supposed to be reading books by authors that were publishing while we were in high school (and therefore having big sales) - for me this would be like JK rowling, David Sedaris, and Chuck Palahniuk. OR are we supposed to be reading books that were popular amongst high school students while we were in high school (as in, people our age was reading them), in which case Douglass Adams, Kurt Vonnegut, JRR Tolkein, would be more suitable.


message 11: by Lisa (new)

Lisa (lbhick) | 673 comments Wendy, did the book have to be popular or just the author? I'm looking at the time period of 1976 - 1984. John Irving was on the NY Times Bestsellers list and the Publisher Weekly's list. Would I have to read a book he wrote during the time or could I read any book he has published?


message 12: by Wendy (new)

Wendy | 588 comments Lisa wrote: "Wendy, did the book have to be popular or just the author? I'm looking at the time period of 1976 - 1984. John Irving was on the NY Times Bestsellers list and the Publisher Weekly's list. Would ..."

Anything by John Irving is great!! I want everyone to really enjoy the book he or she choses to read for this task.


message 13: by Wendy (new)

Wendy | 588 comments Manday wrote: "I am confused, are we supposed to be reading books by authors that were publishing while we were in high school (and therefore having big sales) - for me this would be like JK rowling, David Sedari..."
Depends when you were in high school, I am looking for books popular during high school, but it will be very broad. I'm probably going to read a Vonnegut!



message 14: by Wendy (new)

Wendy | 588 comments Cait wrote: "I was in high school from 1994-1998. Sprinkled among the ever present Steele, Patterson, Clancy, Cornwell, etc. books, I found:

John Irving
Wally Lamb
[author:Arundhat..."


All excellent!!


message 15: by Wendy (new)

Wendy | 588 comments Ms Anderson wrote: "Does the book itself have to be popular, or just the author? Just looking to clarify."
Author



message 16: by Lisa (new)

Lisa (lbhick) | 673 comments Thanks for the quick response!


message 17: by Nicole (new)

Nicole | 1314 comments So is choosing a book or author from the best seller list of one of our high school or college years acceptable? Just want to make sure I am getting the point here.

Also- not that I need to widen it, but my college years were longer because I did my BA and MA back to back? If so, I am spanning Fall 1993- Spring 2004! WOW!


message 18: by Megan (new)

Megan Anderson (ms_anderson) | 1481 comments Okay, one more question and I'm good! Will a book off of one of these lists count? I'd pick one that corresponds to the years I was in high school/college, of course.

http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/yal...


Sarah (Mood Reader) (bookworm1887) | 467 comments I have a question, could we use a popular book from that time according to the lists on goodreads?


message 20: by Nicole (new)

Nicole | 1314 comments Sarah wrote: "I have a question, could we use a popular book from that time according to the lists on goodreads?"

That sounds like a great idea! Not that I can speak for Wendy, but i had not thought of that!


message 21: by Sarah (Mood Reader) (last edited Feb 20, 2010 10:03PM) (new)

Sarah (Mood Reader) (bookworm1887) | 467 comments I just can't find a list of popular authors for these years!!

My high school years were 2000-2005 and this is going to sound bad but my college years were from 2005-2009. I just don't know who the top authors were. I'd like to go back to my high school years anyways because I didn't read a lot back then.


message 22: by Megan (new)

Megan Anderson (ms_anderson) | 1481 comments Sarah wrote: "I just can't find a list of popular authors for these years!! "

Which years? I might be able to help.


Sarah (Mood Reader) (bookworm1887) | 467 comments Ms. Anderson, I edited my post!


Sarah (Mood Reader) (bookworm1887) | 467 comments Ms. Anderson if you could help me that would be greatly appreciated. However right now I need to get to bed so hopefully something will be up by the time I wake up tomorrow. Happy reading and thank you!


message 25: by Megan (last edited Feb 20, 2010 10:24PM) (new)

Megan Anderson (ms_anderson) | 1481 comments Sarah~

Looking at your list of favorite authors and from what I just researched from my own years ('99-'07), I know James Patterson and Nicholas Sparks were incredibly popular (Patterson had at least two books on the top of the NYT bestseller list practically every year in the past decade).

Here's a wiki list of Publisher's Weekly bestsellers: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Publishe... (just click on 2000's decade; I'm using this page for the lists in case anyone else wants to go in and look).

This site is fantastically obnoxious to look at, but it lists NYT bestsellers by year: http://www.hawes.com/no1_f_d.htm You can hit the back arrow on that page and see complete lists by year of all the books that were on the bestseller list.

If Wendy okays the Teen Favorites list I asked her about, you could take a look at that, too.

Finally, this link from the "Popular" task could help--just select a year and choose a book! http://www.goodreads.com/book/popular...

I hope this helps!

Edit: And sorry for being about two seconds late posting this lol


Sarah (Mood Reader) (bookworm1887) | 467 comments You weren't late and thank you! Now I am going to bed though :).


Jayme(the ghost reader) (jaymeiltheghostreader) | 2916 comments Would Terry Goodkind or Terry Brooks work?


message 28: by Kate (new)

Kate (kathrynlouwca) | 1028 comments YAY, Harry Potter was popular when I was in high school/college so I can read that. I have been trying to re-read them this last year!


Jayme(the ghost reader) (jaymeiltheghostreader) | 2916 comments I thought we couldn't reread books.


message 30: by Cait (new)

Cait Poytress (caitertot) | 662 comments Jayme wrote: "I thought we couldn't reread books."

Rereads are allowed as long as the task doesn't specifically prohibit them.




message 31: by Kate (new)

Kate (kathrynlouwca) | 1028 comments Jayme wrote: "I thought we couldn't reread books."

It just says read a book that was popular when you were in High School or college. It doesn't say anything about re-reads.

"Read a book written by an author who was popular when you were in high school or college. "


message 33: by Fiona (Titch) (last edited Feb 21, 2010 03:02AM) (new)

Fiona (Titch) Hunt (titch) I was in Secondary (11-16) school (1986 - 1991). So I am going to read The Ritual Bath


message 34: by Jenna (last edited Feb 21, 2010 10:54AM) (new)

Jenna | 84 comments I was in high school during 1997 (graduated in '99) and Jon Krakauer was on the nonfiction best-seller list in 1997, so I am going to read Under the Banner of Heaven which has been on my bookshelf for a long time.


message 35: by Wendy (new)

Wendy | 588 comments Nicole wrote: "So is choosing a book or author from the best seller list of one of our high school or college years acceptable? Just want to make sure I am getting the point here.

Also- not that I need to widen ..."


So many choices so little time


message 36: by Wendy (new)

Wendy | 588 comments Jayme wrote: "Would Terry Goodkind or Terry Brooks work?"

Yes


message 37: by Wendy (new)

Wendy | 588 comments Ms Anderson wrote: "Okay, one more question and I'm good! Will a book off of one of these lists count? I'd pick one that corresponds to the years I was in high school/college, of course.

http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps..."


yes


message 38: by Wendy (new)

Wendy | 588 comments Cait wrote: "Jayme wrote: "I thought we couldn't reread books."

Rereads are allowed as long as the task doesn't specifically prohibit them.

"

If you'd enjoy a reread, then reread.



message 39: by Wendy (new)

Wendy | 588 comments Fiona (Titch) wrote: "I was in Secondary (11-16) school (1986 - 1991). So I am going to read The Ritual Bath"

Great


message 40: by Wendy (new)

Wendy | 588 comments Jenna wrote: "I was in high school during 1997 (graduated in '99) and Jon Krakauer was on the nonfiction best-seller list in 1997, so I am going to read Under the Banner of Heaven which has been on ..."

Great


Jayme(the ghost reader) (jaymeiltheghostreader) | 2916 comments Wendy wrote: "Jayme wrote: "Would Terry Goodkind or Terry Brooks work?"

Yes"


Okay good because I already read Harry Potter. I have the Unfortunate Events series by Lemony Snickett and I haven't read all those books yet.


message 42: by Wendy (new)

Wendy | 588 comments Sarah wrote: "I just can't find a list of popular authors for these years!!

My high school years were 2000-2005 and this is going to sound bad but my college years were from 2005-2009. I just don't know who th..."

try one of these
2000

The Brethren by John Grisham (Doubleday) - February 20, 2000

The Wedding by Danielle Steel (Delacorte) - April 23, 2000

Before I Say Goodbye by Mary Higgins Clark (Simon & Schuster) - May 7, 2000

Easy Prey by John Sandford (Putnam) - June 4, 2000

Indwelling by Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins (Tyndale) - June 11, 2000

Hot Six by Janet Evanovich (St. Martin's) - July 9, 2000

The House on Hope Street by Danielle Steel (Delacorte) - July 16, 2000

Winter Solstice by Rosamunde Pilcher (Thomas Dunne/St. Martin's) - August 20, 2000

The Bear and the Dragon by Tom Clancy (Putnam) - September 10, 2000

The Rescue by Nicholas Sparks (Warner) - October 15, 2000

Drowning Ruth by Christina Schwarz - October 29, 2000

The Last Precinct by Patricia Cornwell - November 5, 2000

Winter's Heart by Robert Jordan - November 26, 2000

The Mark by Tim LaHaye - December 3, 2000
2001

From the Corner of His Eye by Dean R. Koontz - January 14, 2001

A Day Late and a Dollar Short by Terry McMillan ) - February 4, 2001

A Painted House by John Grisham - February 25, 2001

1st to Die by James Patterson - March 25, 2001

Dreamcatcher by Stephen King - April 8, 2001

On the Street Where You Live by Mary Higgins Clark - May 6, 2001

Chosen Prey by John Sandford - June 3, 2001

"P" Is For Peril by Sue Grafton - June 24, 2001

Seven Up by Janet Evanovich - July 8, 2001

Leap of Faith by Danielle Steel - July 15, 2001

The Fourth Hand by John Irving - July 29, 2001

Suzanne's Diary for Nicholas by James Patterson - August 5, 2001

Valhalla Rising by Clive Cussler (Putnam) - September 2, 2001

Black House by Stephen King - September 30, 2001

The Corrections by Jonathan Franzen - October 14, 2001

Isle of Dogs by Patricia Cornwell - October 28, 2001

Midnight Bayou by Nora Roberts - November 4, 2001

The Kiss by Danielle Steel - November 11, 2001

Desecration by Tim LaHaye - November 18, 2001

Skipping Christmas by John Grisham - December 9, 2001
2002

One Door Away From Heaven by Dean R. Koontz - January 20, 2002

Journey Through Heartsongs by Mattie J. T. Stepanek - February 3, 2002

The Summons by John Grisham - February 24, 2002

2nd Chance by James Patterson - March 24, 2002

Everything's Eventual by Stephen King - April 7, 2002

Three Fates by Nora Roberts - April 21, 2002

The Nannie Diaries by Emma McLaughlin and Nicola Kraus - April 28, 2002

Daddy's Little Girl by Mary Higgins Clark - May 5, 2002

The Shelters of Stone by Jean M. Auel - May 19, 2002

In This Mountain by Jan Karon - June 16, 2002

The Beach House by James Patterson - June 30, 2002

Hard Eight by Janet Evanovich - July 7, 2002

The Remnant by Tim LaHaye - July 21, 2002

The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold - August 18, 2002

Red Rabbit by Tom Clancy - August 25, 2002

Nights in Rodanthe by Nicholas Sparks - October 6, 2002

From a Buick 8 by Stephen King - October 13, 2002

"Q" Is For Quarry by Sue Grafton - November 3, 2002

Answered Prayers by Danielle Steel - November 17, 2002

Chesapeake Blue by Nora Roberts - November 24, 2002

Four Blind Mice by James Patterson - December 8, 2002

Prey by Michael Crichton - December 15, 2002

2003

Crossroads of Twilight by Robert Jordan - January 26, 2003

The King of Torts by John Grisham - February 23, 2003

The Jester by James Patterson - March 23, 2003

The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown - April 6, 2003

Birthright by Nora Roberts - April 20, 2003

Armageddon by Tim LaHaye - April 27, 2003

Naked Prey by John Sandford (Putnam) - June 1, 2003

The Lake House by James Patterson- June 29, 2003

Johnny Angel by Danielle Steel) - July 20, 2003

To the Nines by Janet Evanovich - August 3, 2003

The Teeth of the Tiger by Tom Clancy - August 31, 2003

Bleachers by John Grisham - September 28, 2003

The Five People You Meet In Heaven by Mitch Albom - October 12, 2003

Blow Fly by Patricia Cornwell) - November 2, 2003





message 43: by Wendy (new)

Wendy | 588 comments Sarah wrote: "I just can't find a list of popular authors for these years!!

My high school years were 2000-2005 and this is going to sound bad but my college years were from 2005-2009. I just don't know who th..."


more
2004

The Last Juror by John Grisham (Doubleday) - February 22, 2004

3rd Degree by James Patterson and Andrew Gross (Little, Brown) - March 21, 2004

Glorious Appearing by Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins (Tyndale) - April 18, 2004

Song of Susannah by Stephen King (Donald M. Grant/Scribner) - June 27, 2004

Ten Big Ones by Janet Evanovich (St. Martin's) - July 11, 2004

Sam's Letters to Jennifer by James Patterson (Little, Brown) - July 18, 2004

"R" Is For Ricochet by Sue Grafton (Marian Wood/Putnam) - August 1, 2004

Trace by Patricia Cornwell (Putnam) - September 26, 2004

The Dark Tower by Stephen King (Donald M. Grant/Scribner) - October 10, 2004

Northern Lights by Nora Roberts (Putnam) - October 31, 2004

Hour Game by David Baldacci (Warner) - November 14, 2004

Metro Girl by Janet Evanovich (Harper Collins) - November 21, 2004

London Bridges by James Patterson (Little, Brown) - November 28, 2004

Night Fall by Nelson DeMille (Warner) - December 12, 2004


2005

The Broker by John Grisham (Doubleday) - January 30, 2005

Honeymoon by James Patterson and Howard Roughan (Little, Brown) - March 6, 2005

The Rising by Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins (Tyndale) - April 3, 2005

No Place Like Home by Mary Higgins Clark (Simon & Schuster) - April 24, 2005

True Believer by Nicholas Sparks (Warner) - May 1, 2005

4th of July by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro (Little, Brown) - May 22, 2005

The Closers by Michael Connelly (Little, Brown) - June 5, 2005

The Mermaid Chair by Sue Monk Kidd (Viking) - June 26, 2005

The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova (Little, Brown) - July 3, 2005

Eleven On Top by Janet Evanovich (St. Martin's) - July 10, 2005

Lifeguard by James Patterson and Andrew Gross (Little, Brown) - July 31, 2005

Chill Factor by Sandra Brown (Simon & Schuster) - September 4, 2005

Point Blank by Catherine Coulter (Putnam) - September 11, 2005

Polar Shift by Clive Cussler with Paul Kemprecos (Putnam) - September 18, 2005

Anansi Boys by Neil Gaiman (Morrow) - October 9, 2005

A Breath of Snow and Ashes by Diana Gabaldon (Delacorte) - October 16, 2005

The Lincoln Lawyer by Michael Connelly (Little, Brown) - October 23, 2005

Knife of Dreams by Robert Jordan (Tor/ Tom Doherty) - October 30, 2005

At First Sight by Nicholas Sparks (Warner) - November 6, 2005

Predator by Patricia Cornwell (Putnam) - November 13, 2005

A Feast For Crows by George R. R. Martin (Bantam) - November 27, 2005

Mary, Mary by James Patterson (Little, Brown) - December 4, 2005

"S" Is For Silence by Sue Grafton (Marian Wood/Putnam) - December 25, 2005


2006

The Hostage by W. E. B. Griffin (Putnam) - January 22, 2006

Cell by Stephen King (Scribner) - February 12, 2006

The 5th Horseman by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro (Little, Brown) - March 5, 2006

The House by Danielle Steel (Delacorte) - March 19, 2006

Gone by Jonathan Kellerman (Ballantine) - April 16, 2006

Two Little Girls In Blue by Mary Higgins Clark (Simon & Schuster) - April 23, 2006

Beach Road by James Patterson and Peter de Jonge (Little, Brown) - May 21, 2006

At Risk by Patricia Cornwell (Putnam) - June 11, 2006

The Husband by Dean Koontz (Bantam) - June 18, 2006

Twelve Sharp by Janet Evanovich (St. Martin's) - July 9, 2006

Angels Fall by Nora Roberts (Putnam) - July 30, 2006

Phantom by Terry Goodkind (Tor/Tom Doherty) - August 6, 2006

Judge & Jury by James Patterson and Andrew Gross (Little, Brown) - August 20, 2006

Rise and Shine by Anna Quindlen (Random House) - September 17, 2006

The Book of Fate by Brad Melzer (Warner) - September 24, 2006

The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield (Atria) - October 1, 2006

For One More Day by Mitch Albom (Hyperion) - October 15, 2006

Lisey's Story by Stephen King (Scribner) - November 12, 2006

Dear John by Nicholas Sparks (Warner) - November 19, 2006

Cross by James Patterson (Little, Brown) - December 3, 2006


2007

Plum Lovin' by Janet Evanovich (St. Martin's) - January 28, 2007

Step On a Crack by James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge (Little, Brown) - February 25, 2007

Innocent In Death by J.D. Robb (Putnam) - March 11, 2007

Shopaholic & Baby by Sophie Kinsella (Dial) - March 18, 2007

Nineteen Minutes by Jodi Picoult (Atria) - March 25, 2007

I Heard That Song Before by Mary Higgins Clark (Simon & Schuster) - April 22, 2007

The Children of the Húrin by J.R.R. Tolkein (Houghton Mifflin) - May 6, 2007

Simple Genius by David Baldacci (Warner) - May 13, 2007

The 6th Target by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro (Little, Brown) - May 27, 2007

A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini (Riverhead) - June 10, 2007

Lean Mean Thirteen by Janet Evanovich (St. Martin's) - July 8, 2007

The Quickie by James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge (Little, Brown) - July 22, 2007

You've Been Warned by James Patterson and Howard Roughan (Little, Brown) - September 30, 2007

Playing For Pizza by John Grisham (Doubleday) - October 14, 2007

World Without End by Ken Follett (Dutton) - October 28, 2007

Book of the Dead by Patricia Cornwell (Putnam) - November 11, 2007

Protect and Defend by Vince Flynn (Atria) - November 18, 2007

Stone Cold by David Baldacci (Grand Central) - November 25, 2007

Double Cross by James Patterson (Little, Brown) - December 2, 2007

"T" Is For Trespass by Sue Grafton (Putnam) - December 23, 2007


2008

Plum Lucky by Janet Evanovich (St. Martins) - January 27, 2008

Duma Key by Stephen King (Scribner) - February 10, 2008

The Appeal by John Grisham (Doubleday) - February 17, 2008

Change of Heart by Jodi Picoult (Atria) - March 23, 2008

Compulsion by Jonathan Kellerman (Ballantine) - April 13, 2008

Unaccustomed Earth by Jhumpa Lahiri (Knopf) - April 20, 2008

Where Are You Now? by Mary Higgins Clark (Simon & Schuster) - April 27, 2008

Hold Tight by Harlan Coben (Dutton) - May 4, 2008

The Whole Truth by David Baldacci (Grand Central) - May 11, 2008

Sundays At Tiffany's by James Patterson and Gabrielle Charbonnet (Little, Brown) - May 18, 2008

The Host by Stephenie Meyer (Little, Brown) - May 25, 2008

Odd Hours by Dean R. Koontz (Bantam) - June 8, 2008

Blood Noir by Laurell K. Hamilton (Berkley) - June 15, 2008

Nothing to Lose by Lee Child (Delacorte) - June 22, 2008

Sail by James Patterson and Howard Roughan (Little, Brown) - June 29, 2008

Fearless Fourteen by Janet Evanovich (St. Martin's) - July 6, 2008

The Last Patriot by Brad Thor (Atria) - July 20, 2008

Tribute by Nora Roberts (Putnam) - July 27, 2008

Moscow Rules by Daniel Silva (Putnam) - August 10, 2008

Acheron by Sherrilyn Kenyon (St. Martin's) - August 24, 2008

Smoke Screen by Sandra Brown (Simon & Schuster) - August 31, 2008

The Force Unleashed by Sean Williams (Del Rey) - September 7, 2008

Devil Bones by Kathy Reichs (Scribner) - September 14, 2008

Dark Curse by Christine Feehan (Berkley) - September 21, 2008

Anathem by Neal Stephenson (William Morrow) - September 28, 2008

The Story of Edgar Sawtelle by David Wroblewski (Ecco) - October 12, 2008

The Lucky One by Nicholas Sparks (Grand Central) - October 19, 2008

The Brass Verdict by Michael Connelly (Little, Brown) - November 2, 2008

Extreme Measures by Vince Flynn (Atria) - November 9, 2008

The Gate House by Nelson DeMille (Grand Central) - November 16, 2008

Divine Justice by David Baldacci (Grand Central) - November 23, 2008

The Christmas Sweater by Glenn Beck with Kevin Balfe and Jason Wright (Threshold Editions) - November 30, 2008

Cross Country by James Patterson (Little, Brown) - December 7, 2008

Scarpetta by Patricia Cornwell (Putnam) - December 21, 2008


2009

Black Ops by W.E.B. Griffin (Putnam) - January 18, 2009

Plum Spooky by Janet Evanovich (St. Martin's) - January 25, 2009

The Associate by John Grisham (Doubleday) - February 15, 2009

Promises In Death by J.D. Robb (Putnam) - March 15, 2009

Handle With Care by Jodi Picoult (Atria) - March 22, 2009

True Detectives by Jonathan Kellerman (Ballantine) - April 12, 2009

Long Lost by Harlan Coben (Dutton) - April 19, 2009

Turn Coat by Jim Butcher (Roc) - April 26, 2009

Just Take My Heart by Mary Higgins Clark (Simon & Schuster) - May 3, 2009

First Family by David Baldacci (Grand Central) - May 10, 2009

The 8th Confession by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro (Little, Brown) - May 17, 2009

Dead and Gone by Charlaine Harris (Ace) - May 24, 2009

Wicked Prey by John Sandford (Putnam) - May 31, 2009

Gone Tomorrow by Lee Child (Delacorte) - June 7, 2009

The Scarecrow by Michael Connelly (Little, Brown) - June 14, 2009

Skin Trade by Laurell K. Hamilton (Berkley) - June 21, 2009

Relentless by Dean Koontz (Bantam) - June 28, 2009

Knockout by Catherine Coulter (Putnam) - July 5, 2009

Finger Lickin' Fifteen by Janet Evanovich (St. Martin's) - July 12, 2009

Swimsuit by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro (Little, Brown) - July 19, 2009

Black Hills by Nora Roberts (Putnam) - July 26, 2009

Best Friends Forever by Jennifer Weiner (Atria) - August 2, 2009

The Defector by Daniel Silva (Putnam) - August 9, 2009

The Girl Who Played With Fire by Stieg Larsson (Knopf) - August 16, 2009

Bad Moon Rising by Sherrilyn Kenyon (St. Martin's) - August 23, 2009

South of Broad by Pat Conroy (Nan A. Talese/Doubleday) - August 30, 2009

Alex Cross's Trial by James Patterson and Richard DiLallo (Little, Brown) - September 13, 2009

Dark Slayer by Christine Feehan (Berkley) - September 20, 2009

The Last Song by Nicholas Sparks (Grand Central) - September 27, 2009

The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown (Doubleday) - October 4, 2009

The Gathering Storm by Robert Jordan and Brandon Sanderson (Tor/Tom Doherty) - November 15, 2009

Ford County by John Grisham (Doubleday) - November 22, 2009

Under the Dome by Stephen King (Scribner) - November 29, 2009

I, Alex Cross by James Patterson (Little, Brown) - December 6, 2009

"U" Is For Undertow by Sue Grafton (Putnam) - December 20, 2009



Jayme(the ghost reader) (jaymeiltheghostreader) | 2916 comments I would suggest anything by Danielle Steele. Course I haven't read her yet.


message 45: by Wendy (new)

Wendy | 588 comments Jayme wrote: "I would suggest anything by Danielle Steele. Course I haven't read her yet. "

I personally like mysteries!!


Jayme(the ghost reader) (jaymeiltheghostreader) | 2916 comments I like mysteries and I prefer to read Agatha Christie if I was going the mystery route.


message 47: by Wendy (new)

Wendy | 588 comments Jayme wrote: "I like mysteries and I prefer to read Agatha Christie if I was going the mystery route."

Always a good choice!


message 48: by Nicole (new)

Nicole | 1314 comments I think I may read For One More Day since Mitch Albom was very popular starting during my college years!


message 49: by Wendy (new)

Wendy | 588 comments Nicole wrote: "I think I may read For One More Day since Mitch Albom was very popular starting during my college years!"
Excellent.



Jamie (The Perpetual Page-Turner) (perpetualpageturner) | 335 comments Ooh I'm going to read Harry Potter..definitely popular when I was in high school..and never got into them. lol.


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