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message 1: by Bree (last edited Aug 25, 2016 01:30PM) (new)

Bree (coffeebeanbookshelf) What are you reading right now, and what do you think of it so far?

Right now I'm reading Black & White by Dani Shapiro...about a girl who is her photographer mother's muse, but the photos are nearly pornographic...and how she has to deal with that as an adult with a daughter of her own. So far, I really like it...I'm about 100 pages in, and it's quite intriguing when she goes back to what it was like for her as a child.

So, what about you?

message 2: by Rebecca (last edited Aug 25, 2016 01:30PM) (new)

Rebecca My current book is Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen. So far, so good. I'm only about three chapters in, but it looks like a nice easy read. I just finished The Road by Cormac McCarthy and I cried mysef to sleep (I finished right before I went to bed), so having a nice easy read is just the thing I need to take my mind of The Road. Has anyone read either of these?

message 3: by Rebecca (last edited Aug 25, 2016 01:30PM) (new)

Rebecca My current book is Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen. So far, so good. I'm only about three chapters in, but it looks like a nice easy read. I just finished The Road by Cormac McCarthy and I cried mysef to sleep (I finished right before I went to bed), so having a nice easy read is just the thing I need to take my mind of The Road. Has anyone read either of these?

message 4: by Rebecca (last edited Aug 25, 2016 01:30PM) (new)

Rebecca Sorry about the double post - I get a bit impatient at times.

message 5: by Diane (last edited Aug 25, 2016 01:30PM) (new)

Diane  (dianedj) The Collected Stories by Grace Paley

message 6: by Diane (last edited Aug 25, 2016 01:30PM) (new)

Diane  (dianedj) Popper- I just came back from Borders and looked at The Road. I am very antrigued by it, and the reviews are amazing. I am seriously considering making this a suggestion at our next book club meeting. Thanks - it will be added to my "To Read" shelf, which like yours, keeps growing and growing.

message 7: by Libby (last edited Aug 25, 2016 01:31PM) (new)

Libby I actually just started My Sister's Keeper by Jodi Picoult. I'm totally hooked on her books right now! I completely love her writing style, and she tackles some really tough topics.

message 8: by Bree (last edited Aug 25, 2016 01:32PM) (new)

Bree (coffeebeanbookshelf) Popper - I have both of those books on my "to-read" list...I should request them from the library and see how long they take to get in, lol!

Libby - that's one of my FAVE Jodi Picoult books, I totally love her too!

message 9: by Rachael (last edited Aug 25, 2016 01:32PM) (new)

Rachael I am reading The Year of Living Biblically.

message 10: by Rebecca (last edited Aug 25, 2016 01:34PM) (new)

Rebecca I highly recommend Water for Elephants. It's a really great story.

Right now I'm reading Sheer Abandon by Penny Vincenzi. It's pretty fluffy so far and really long! My mom gave it to me so it's sort of my fill in book. I'm also re-reading The Red Tent by Anita Diamont for a Barnes and Noble book club discussion.

I haven't read My Sister's Keeper yet, but it's on my to-read list. I've read a few Jodi Piccault books and I do love them too!

message 11: by Stephanie (last edited Aug 25, 2016 01:34PM) (new)

Stephanie | 1 comments Water For Elephants is amazing! I highly recommend it as of the few books I can say I really loved reading over the past year. And I'm a Jodi Picoult fiend...can't get enough of her books. My Sister's Keeper is a good one, it was the second one of hers I ever read. You must read Nineteen Minutes (her newest one) as well.

Oh, back to the question at hand...I'm currently reading The Solace of Leaving Early by Haven Kimmel and it is good so far.

message 12: by Stephanie (last edited Aug 25, 2016 01:35PM) (new)

Stephanie Tuell (booksloveme) i'm reading born in death by j.d. robb, well, actually, i'm almost done it.

message 13: by Kathryn (last edited Aug 25, 2016 01:38PM) (new)

Kathryn (kathrynwilson) FINALLY finished the last Harry Potter, and it was great :)

message 14: by Rebecca (last edited Aug 25, 2016 01:43PM) (new)

Rebecca Katfox, I agree with you on the last Harry Potter being great!

I'm still reading Sheer Abandon. It's good, but really long and About a Boy came in from the library and I really want to start it. About a Boy is one of my all time favorite movies, so I hope I enjoy the book.

message 15: by Jodie (new)

Jodie (jodiemill) I'm currently reading Water for Elephants & got as far as the introduction of the elephant. Now I'm stuck. It's not interesting me & I'm about to put it down. Should I keep going?

In the meantime, I started reading Two Little Girls in Blue by Mary Higgins Clark. I like this one. Typical Mary character line (lots of characters to keep straight), but I haven't read a book by her in quite some time & I'm enjoying it. Basically, twins are kidnapped & a ransom is demanded for the release of the twins. The ransom is paid but only 1 of the girls is released. The other is "dead."

message 16: by Rebecca (new)

Rebecca Jodie,

Did you ever finish Water for Elephants? If not, I think you should. It's really a great story.

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De'Shawn | 1 comments Well currently I'm reading Twelfth Night by William Shakesphere. I think it's a great romantic comedy and it deals with a love triangle between Viola/Cesario, Olivia and Orsino. This is how it goes as Viola is in love with Orsion, Orsino loves Olivia and Olivia is in love with Cesario (Cesario is Viola but she dress up as a man). If that confusing, Malvolio and Sir Andrew also are in love ith Olivia so three people loves her. This book is to those who loves to laugh at silly humor things and also love the classic love triangle drama. Overall, I think that Twelfht Night is a great book to recommend to everyone and go see the play too. It's great.

-De'Shawn Washington

message 18: by Jodie (new)

Jodie (jodiemill) Becky,
No, I never finished Water for Elephants. But I will go back to it. I have a few other books close-by that I want to get to first. I still have WFE on my bedside table though - that will help me to go back to it eventually.

message 19: by Bree (new)

Bree (coffeebeanbookshelf) Water For Elephants is probably the next book I read after I finish The Road. I'm kinda scared to read it - you know how books get hyped up and then you HATE them? That's what happens to me all the time! LOL!

message 20: by Lisa (new)

Lisa | 2 comments I just finished Water for Elephants, and it is definately on my list of favorites. I loved the ending and definitely didn't see it coming. Right now I am reading The Glass Castle. So far so good, though it is terrible that it is a true story.

message 21: by Diane (new)

Diane  (dianedj) I am reading Ronnie by Ronnie Wood. Love it.
L- The Glass Castle is one of my favorites. It reads like a novel, but yes, it is unfortunately true. I like her writing style and she is able to get her story across in very well written way, unlike another memoir I read in which the author felt the need to explain every gory aspect of his life in explicit detail.

message 22: by Rebecca (new)

Rebecca I am currently reading The House at Riverton by Kate Morton. It's an advance reading copy from Barnes and Nobles First Look Book Club. I guess it's already a best seller in Australia and England. I LOVE IT! It reminds me a lot of Water for Elephants and The Thirteenth Tale. Like these, The House at Riverton, has a quite old lady telling a tale of her past which of course includes secrets. I'm about half way. I think the writing is excellant and flows beautifully. Others in the group compared it to Rebecca. I haven't read that, but I guess I might add it to my to-read list. Next on my plate is Savannah Blue(s) for the Chick lit book club. I also ordered Atonement for the Rory Gilmore book club. I think I am over extending myself. The good thing is I can always just catch up on posts when I have time and hopefully find someone to chat with when I get to that point. I guess I should stop typing now and go read!

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I am currently reading I'm Watching You by Mary Burton. I'm on page 47. I'm really enjoying it so far. It caught my attention on the very first page. I just might pick up some more of her books.

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Diane  (dianedj) I am currently reading "The Alchemist" as my live book club selection. I think I have to let myself "go with it" more, as it is not the "novel" type of read that I am used to. I do like the message being delivered.

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Melissa Tepperman | 3 comments I am on my queens for China kick, I am currently reading " The Last Empress".

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Terri (mizztv) I'm currently reading "Summer Sisters" by Judy Blume. It's one of those books that you just don't want to put down, know what I mean?

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Madisen (maddi) | 1 comments i just finished Fire By Night. an amazing read, if i may say so myself. it's not at all hard to understand, but written well. it's set during the civil war, and is narrated from 2 perspectives: the 1st, the daughter of a wealthy Northerner wanting to be involved in the war, and 2nd, "Northern white trash"--an orphaned girl that dresses as a soldier to fight. it's got it all--battlescenes, romance, you name it. really try it. i loved it, and cried. it was my 4th time, too.

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Ashley (readerandwriter) I'm currently reading the first book of the Erec Rex series, "Erec Rex:The Dragon's Eye" by Kaza Kingsley. I am 10 chapters away from finishing. It is awesome.

I am also reading "Uglies" by Scott Westerfeld for a group reading here on good reads. I'm only a few chapters in and it is very intersting.

I do plan on starting "The Pact" by Jodi Picoult.

message 29: by Meghann (new)

Meghann I'm currently reading The Innocent Man by John Grisham. I'm really enjoying it so far. Ashley, The Pact is a great book. I hope you enjoy it.

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Liz | 3 comments I just started Dedication by the people who wrote The Nanny Diaries

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Catamorandi (wwwgoodreadscomprofilerandi) Right now, I am reading the play Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett. Before that, I tried to read Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen, but couldn't even get half way through it.

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Catamorandi (wwwgoodreadscomprofilerandi) I just finished Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett. It was great. Loved it!! The banter is hysterical. It is very well-written, and the characters are great. Five stars!!

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Catamorandi (wwwgoodreadscomprofilerandi) I am about to start Atonement by Ian McEwen.

message 34: by Ashley (new)

Ashley (readerandwriter) I am now reading "Uglies" by Scott Westerfeld

message 35: by Diane (new)

Diane  (dianedj) Andi - I finished Atonement back in March. I don't want to influence your reading, but do post please after you've read it. I immediately got the movie after I finished the book and I thought it was very well cast. Enjoy!

message 36: by Liz (new)

Liz | 3 comments Now I'm reading "The Escape Artist" by diane chamberlain

TheReadingKnitter/ Kasey (thereadingknitter) I'm reading Forgive me by Amanda Eyre Ward. She has two other books and I've already read those. It's okay so far.

message 38: by Catamorandi (new)

Catamorandi (wwwgoodreadscomprofilerandi) I decided to save Atonement for a later time. Right now I am reading Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass. I decided I was needing something a little lighter than Atonement right now.

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Corey (buzzstewart) I am currently reading The Collectors by David Baldacci. It is the second book of the Camel Club series. I should finish it today and begin Stone Cold tomorrow. Both books have been good.

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Kimberly | 5 comments I just finished The Art of Racing in the Rain, and I loved it.

TheReadingKnitter/ Kasey (thereadingknitter) I am listening to The Tenth Circle by Jodi Picoult on CD right now in hopes that I get it done and then I can watch the movie. I'm also reading Carrie by Stephen King.

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Jaime (ibeforem) This weekend I started Sharp Teeth by Toby Barlow. It's a story about rival weredog "gangs", written entirely in free verse. It's pretty interesting, so far.

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Melissa Tepperman | 3 comments The Salesman by Joseph O'Connor, he is an amazing author, this book rocks!

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Debbie (debber1973) | 4 comments I am ready Cross by James Patterson...I have almost read all of James Patterson's books...I am hoping to get Double Cross from the library this week and also 7th Heaven which is the last book in the Womans Murder Club series...I am having trouble reading anything that is not James Patterson right now...I will be in trouble when I am down thes 3 books!! i will have to find another favourate author to read their whole collection!!!

TheReadingKnitter/ Kasey (thereadingknitter) I've started The Funhouse by Dean Koontz now. I've been very very picky here lately about books and I think it's beacuse I feel overwhelmed so much by my TBR list...SO, I am going to take it easy and just ready whatever I want to for a while. haha

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Melissa (radical_radish) I'm reading The Given Day by Dennis Lehane. It's quite long but so far it's the best thing he's written. It's definitely different and that's not a bad thing.

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Sandra | 8 comments I'm reading "killing britney" a enigma to die for.

message 48: by Melissa (new)

Melissa (radical_radish) I finished The Given Day. I enjoyed it tremendously. I'm finishing The Faceless Killers now. I started it a while back and put it down. I'm not sure why...

message 49: by Carla (new)

Carla I'm reading The Quiltmaker's Apprentice, Ethan Frome (re-reading from my high school days), and listening to Enchantment on books on tape, a biography about Audrey Hepburn. She had quite a tumultuous young life. You'd never know it based on the classic, debonair woman she became. I'll review them when I'm finished with them.

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CynthiaA (bookthia) I'm currently reading Sophie's World by Jostein Gaarder. I just started it, actually. It's about the history of philosophy -- told through the eyes of a young girl. So far, its good. And it holds great promise.

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