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message 1: by ★Lalita ❤︎ (last edited Aug 25, 2016 01:40PM) (new)

★Lalita ❤︎ (lalita) | 19 comments What types of books do you like the best?


message 2: by Jessica (last edited Aug 25, 2016 01:41PM) (new)

Jessica Haider (jessicahaider) | 1098 comments Mod
I try to read all sorts of books, but I mostly read contemporary fiction and international fiction.

I really enjoy books about food and books that take place in India/Pakistan.


message 3: by Clare (last edited Aug 25, 2016 01:41PM) (new)

Clare | 21 comments I enjoy contemporary fiction especially books from a woman's or young girl's point of view. I just finished The Usual Rules by Joyce Maynard. I picked it up from my local library for $1.00 (they have a couple of shelves of donated books for sale). I enjoyed it very much and recommend it highly. I have followed Maynard's career since she started writing as a teenager. She's an interesting woman (I think she lived with J.D. Salinger for a while!) who has evolved into a fine writer.


message 4: by Joanie (last edited Aug 25, 2016 01:42PM) (new)

Joanie | 490 comments Mod
I'd say contemporary fiction for me too but I also love memoirs. I'm not really settled into a book right now which happens to me from time to time. I've got a few going right now, "The Almost Moon" by Alice Sebold, "The Memory Keeper's Daughter" "An Unquiet Mind" by Kay Redfield Jamison (memoir) and last night I started "Sushi for Beginners" by Marian Keyes. I'm hoping I'll get hooked on one book soon, right now I'm not that into any of them which is why I keep bouncing around. Oh and I also started "Confessions of a Jane Austen Addict" my sister sent it over for me.


message 5: by ★Lalita ❤︎ (last edited Aug 25, 2016 01:42PM) (new)

★Lalita ❤︎ (lalita) | 19 comments I love all sorts of books too. I'm really into like romantic suspense, mystery, true crime, and Janet Evanovich books (she's hilarious!).


message 6: by Sharon (last edited Aug 25, 2016 01:43PM) (new)

Sharon I love contemporary fiction the most, especially if it takes place in NYC or London. I sometimes like thriller/mystery...I'm enjoying the books by Kathy Reichs.


message 7: by Victoria (new)

Victoria Sandbrook (vsandbrook) I'm all about classic literature, though it's probably because I just finished an English Lit major, and I'm still hooked on what I know. I tend not to pick up contemporary fiction, but when I do I love it. Any ideas on how to get out of the heavy-lit run and into books of the here-and-now?


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