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message 1: by Ashley (new)

Ashley  (angelashly) | 20 comments I just finished Plain Truth and love it. I am also waiting for her new one so I am trying to to decide between Mercy and Second Glance


message 2: by Bryanna (last edited Feb 12, 2011 08:52PM) (new)

Bryanna | 7 comments I'm not actually reading anything by Jodi Picoult right now. After Change of Heart..... I guess I had a change of heart, because I completely stopped reading her books. I think I've read all of them now.....


message 3: by Ashlee (new)

Ashlee (ashlee_) | 83 comments This year I've read The Pact, Plain Truth, and Handle with care. ALL amazing books! I'm taking a short break from her books, because reading about one trial after the next get's a little boring...but I'm planning on reading alot more by her this year.


message 4: by Amy (new)

Amy (mommy_of_angels) | 12 comments I haven't read her books in a while. I own all of them. The last on I read was Plain Truth


message 5: by Ashlee (new)

Ashlee (ashlee_) | 83 comments Amy- Have you read all of them though? which one was your favorite/least favorite?


message 6: by Amy (new)

Amy (mommy_of_angels) | 12 comments I haven't read all of them yet. My favorite so far is my Sisters Keeper. My least favorite is a tie between The Tenth Circle & Change Of Heart


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Betsy (mistymtladi) | 36 comments Ashley (angelashly) wrote: "I just finished Plain Truth and love it. I am also waiting for her new one so I am trying to to decide between Mercy and Second Glance"

Found the Pact on the goodwill shelf for a dollar. So pretty soon,I'll be reading it.


message 8: by Ashlee (new)

Ashlee (ashlee_) | 83 comments Amy- I haven't read either. I saw Second Glance on the shelf in the library, and it just didn't appeal to me for some reason.

Betsy- I just had a similiar experience at a Goodwill! I'm trying to read all of Nicholas Sparks' books this year, and I found his book "The Rescue" for $1.06 as opposed to 5 and change at Walmart, I was so happy. I think I'll start hitting up Goodwill's for books from now on. :)
Oh, and I read the Pact and thought it was amazing, it's one of my favorites by her, and it's the only book that has ever made me cry.


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Cece (cwrob5) | 3 comments I just finished ninteen minutes. next im trying to decide on salem falls or mercy


message 10: by Ashlee (new)

Ashlee (ashlee_) | 83 comments 19 minutes was my first JP book, it was amazing. Salem Falls was also amazing and it's one of my favorites by her, I'd suggest reading it next.


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Brittany (britt0316) | 3 comments I'm reading Picture Perfect now. I'm on page 80 and still can't seem to get into it! I'm not one to give up on a book though and I'm hoping it will turn around!


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Dero | 6 comments I think I have read all of JP's books and am waiting for Sing You Home to come. I liked Nineteen Minutes and Handle with Care the best. I started with Salem Falls and was hooked. After that I read The Pact. I think Second Glance was a little weird and did not care as much for The Tenth Circle.


message 13: by Amy (new)

Amy (mommy_of_angels) | 12 comments Cece wrote: "I just finished ninteen minutes. next im trying to decide on salem falls or mercy"

Salem falls is really good!


message 14: by Betsy (new)

Betsy (mistymtladi) | 36 comments Just finished The pact-Wow! It's an earlier Picoult (5) and all elements that she is known for are not so well developed but it was still a tremendous book.


message 15: by Ashlee (new)

Ashlee (ashlee_) | 83 comments What 5 elements? The Pact was amazing, one of my all time favorite books. :)


message 16: by Amy (new)

Amy (mommy_of_angels) | 12 comments I just started The Pact today. I saw the Lifetime version of it years ago. They've actually turned a few of her books into movies.


message 17: by Betsy (last edited Mar 02, 2011 11:16AM) (new)

Betsy (mistymtladi) | 36 comments Hey Ashlee,
Sorry,my writing was unclear. The Pact is the 5th book Picoult wrote. The elements- which sounds more official than it actually is-are my observations and some others that Picolt uses plot twists and switches between characters or time settings.


message 18: by Ashlee (new)

Ashlee (ashlee_) | 83 comments Yea, that's what I figured. And I got the the "(5)" stood for her 5th book, I was just curious as to what elements you think her writing consists of?


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Jessica Carroll | 4 comments Amy wrote: "I just started The Pact today. I saw the Lifetime version of it years ago. They've actually turned a few of her books into movies."

I had no idea that some of the books have been lifetime movies, Ill have to check them out!


message 20: by Jessica (new)

Jessica Carroll | 4 comments Cece wrote: "I just finished ninteen minutes. next im trying to decide on salem falls or mercy"

I thought Salem Falls was a little slow but once I got into it, it was a really good read.


message 21: by Anna (new)

Anna | 81 comments Just finished Sing Me Home--I really enjoyed it. If you read it, just read it and not ponder the feasibility of the events. Having witnessed a Westboro Baptist protest for me it seemed very plausible.


message 22: by Dawn (new)

Dawn | 8 comments I am reading House Rules and LOVE it! I LOVE Oliver!


message 23: by Dawn (last edited Mar 23, 2011 05:58PM) (new)

Dawn | 8 comments Cece wrote: "I just finished ninteen minutes. next im trying to decide on salem falls or mercy"

I loved all three :)


message 24: by Dawn (new)

Dawn | 8 comments Dero wrote: "I think I have read all of JP's books and am waiting for Sing You Home to come. I liked Nineteen Minutes and Handle with Care the best. I started with Salem Falls and was hooked. After that I re..."

Dero wrote: "I think I have read all of JP's books and am waiting for Sing You Home to come. I liked Nineteen Minutes and Handle with Care the best. I started with Salem Falls and was hooked. After that I re.

I agree with you about Second Glance and Tenth Circle, not a fan of either! I have loved all the others I've read though.



message 25: by Heike (new)

Heike I also just downloaded Sing You Home and will start it tomorrow!


message 26: by Tracy (new)

Tracy I am about to start on Sing You Home.


message 27: by Anna (new)

Anna | 81 comments I just reread Vanishing Acts. I liked it better the second time so maybe I should give Tenth Circle a second chance.


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Heather (MsDaisyMay) | 6 comments I just finished Nineteen Minutes and I'm either going to read Keeping Faith or re-read The Pact.


message 29: by Ashlee (new)

Ashlee (ashlee_) | 83 comments Daisy, if I were you, I'd go ahead and read "Keeping Faith", try something new. =D work on reading all her books before you re-read some of the old ones. That's just my opinion! theres some books I love and LOVE to re-read, but I always try to finish the rest by an author first. :] I guess I've always felt like I rather read all thats out there before I reflect and pick up an old favorite. But thats just me!


message 30: by Carole (new)

Carole I just finished Plain Truth and Salem Falls. Both great books! Since I also recently read House Rules, it's probably time for me to take a short Jodi Picoult break. I start to suspect everyone and need to keep my cynicism in check! ;-)


message 31: by Ashlee (new)

Ashlee (ashlee_) | 83 comments Carole, I also read both of those books and LOVED them! I actually wound up buying the Salem Falls book from the library, because some idiots I was working with didn't bring it inside when I had forgotten it on a backporch at work one day, so it had minor water damage and I had to pay. I wasn't too bummed about adding another Picoult book to my collection, but I definitely hated spending $20 for a book that wasn't even in perfect condition lol! I read Plain Truth in January and I loved it. <3

I'm just like you though, I have to break up what I read or it becomes a little boring. I can't read too much Picoult or too much Sparks in a short period of time because by then I recognize all the reading and plot patterns and I just need to switch it up a bit!


message 32: by Fariza (new)

Fariza | 8 comments Take a break of Picoult.. Same goes to me..


message 33: by Laima (new)

Laima Ashlee wrote: "Carole, I also read both of those books and LOVED them! I actually wound up buying the Salem Falls book from the library, because some idiots I was working with didn't bring it inside when I had fo..."

Hi Ashlee,

we have a second hand store here called Value Village. The book section is like a library, organized alpha by author. I found old copies of all of Jodi Picoult's novels - they are $3.99 each for the first 4 and the 5th free. I usually leave with about a stack of 15 books. You should try a second hand place - what a great way to built your own library!


message 34: by Brittany (new)

Brittany (britt0316) | 3 comments I just started reading House Rules after a break from Picoult books after reading Picture Perfect. Already enjoying this more than Picture Perfect


message 35: by Heather (new)

Heather (MsDaisyMay) | 6 comments Ashlee wrote: "Daisy, if I were you, I'd go ahead and read "Keeping Faith", try something new. =D work on reading all her books before you re-read some of the old ones. That's just my opinion! theres some books I..."

Thanks, I think I'm going to finish Keeping Faith before I re-read any of her others. Keeping Faith is the only one I haven't' read before.


message 36: by Mirranda (new)

Mirranda Faith (ipracticesafesticks) | 2 comments I am currently reading Nineteen Minutes and i LOVE it


message 37: by Ashlee (new)

Ashlee (ashlee_) | 83 comments Daisy- let me know how it is! I'm on a quest to read more books by her this year. :)


message 38: by Laura (new)

Laura C Diasy - I loved Keeping Faith...and the ending makes you sit and think for a while haha

Mirranda - Nineteen Minutes is definitely one of my all time favorites. I sat in my car until I finished it...it was worth it. :)

I'm currently reading Salem Falls...about 35 pages into it, and there's quite a few issues thrown in in a short amount of time...hopefully they'll keep me interested and not get me confused! :)


message 39: by Ashley (new)

Ashley (readerandwriter) | 75 comments I am reading "Handle with Care" . The last book I read of Jodi's was "Change of Heart"


message 40: by Ashlee (new)

Ashlee (ashlee_) | 83 comments Laima wrote: "Ashlee wrote: "Carole, I also read both of those books and LOVED them! I actually wound up buying the Salem Falls book from the library, because some idiots I was working with didn't bring it insid..."

Sorry I never got back to you, Laima- but yea, I've actually become quite a pro at buying books second-hand. I've been going throgh thrift stores, the Goodwill, any little shop that sells books really. I managed to buy almost all of Nicholas Sparks books for under $15. At first I found a bookstore that was going out of Sale, so I got 3 paperback books (My Sisters Keeper, Dear John, The Notebook) for $1.50! then on Facebook I joined a re-sale group, and from there I managed to buy 3-4 Nicholas Sparks books for only $0.50- $0.75 a piece. So yea, I've been really good at buying books CHEAP nowadays. I much rather spend $5 on a paperback book at Walmart (or cheaper if I can) than a Hardcover anywhere from $12-$20! I do have to admit though, I rather have the original cover of a book than a movie cover. Unfortunately a lot of my books aren't the original cover, I plan on switching them over sometime in the future though.


message 41: by Anna (new)

Anna | 81 comments Since I have read all her novels I need to read Over the Moon--anyone read it?


message 42: by Amy (new)

Amy (mommy_of_angels) | 12 comments I just started House Rules


message 43: by Laura (new)

Laura C Amy - I really enjoyed House Rules...tell me how you like it once you finish!


message 44: by Janet (new)

Janet (jmccrory03) | 2 comments Amy wrote: "I haven't read all of them yet. My favorite so far is my Sisters Keeper. My least favorite is a tie between The Tenth Circle & Change Of Heart"

I agree!


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Janet (jmccrory03) | 2 comments "Room" and I can hardly put it down to type this post!!!


message 46: by Megan (new)

Megan Taylor (megsyt) | 2 comments Currently reading Harvesting the Heart, not the best Jodie book I have read so far but I am totally intrigued by the Paige.


message 47: by Tracy (new)

Tracy I have recently finished The Pact and it was emotional and it definitely pulls on the heartstrings!


message 48: by Jessica (new)

Jessica (cellardoor3824) | 2 comments Ashley (angelashly) wrote: "I just finished Plain Truth and love it. I am also waiting for her new one so I am trying to to decide between Mercy and Second Glance"

Plain Truth is my absolute favorite. It was the first Jodi book I read after "My Sister's Keeper."


message 49: by Samantha (new)

Samantha | 1 comments I am currently reading The Pact and love it so far. Have also read My Sister's Keeper, Handle With Care, Nineteen Minutes, and House Rules.


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Betsy (mistymtladi) | 36 comments I finished the latest - Sing You Home - and thought it was enjoyable and thought-provoking.Although I have a few Gay friends, I never thought of how complicated it would be to have a relationship that couldn't necessarily be made public.
I have a few more of Jodi's books to read yet.


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