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message 1: by Lisa (last edited Jan 08, 2009 09:34AM) (new)

Lisa | 196 comments Jan/09
1. The Agency by Alley O'Brien (ARC addition to be released in Feb 09)
2. Secret Speakers and the Search for Selador's Gate by K.S.R. Kingsworth (read in manuscript form from the author by email)
3. The Blue Valleys a collection of stories by Robert Morgan


message 2: by Lisa (last edited Jan 25, 2009 07:35PM) (new)

Lisa | 196 comments 4. Then We Came to the End by Joshua Ferris
5. Little Earthquakes by Jennifer Weiner


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Lisa | 196 comments 6. Wagered Heart by Robin Lee Hatcher


message 4: by Lisa (last edited Feb 05, 2009 07:54AM) (new)

Lisa | 196 comments Feb/09
7. i see you by Holly Lisle


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Karol | 1779 comments L, Robin Lee Hatcher is an author I'm interested in. How well did you like "Wagered Heart"?


message 6: by Lisa (new)

Lisa | 196 comments I liked it ok, it was the first of her books that I have read. By the end I started to get into it a little more than the beginning.


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Lisa | 196 comments 8.Skylight Confessions by Alice Hoffman


message 8: by Lisa (last edited Feb 20, 2009 11:09PM) (new)

Lisa | 196 comments 9.Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
10.The Little Giant of Aberdeen County by Tiffany Baker


message 9: by Lisa (last edited Mar 19, 2009 12:14PM) (new)

Lisa | 196 comments March/09
11. The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde
12. The Gnostic Mystery by Randy Davila


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Lisa | 196 comments 13. The Postcard by Beverly Lewis


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Lisa | 196 comments April/09
14. Fireside by Susan Wiggs


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Lisa | 196 comments 15. People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks


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Karol | 1779 comments L, "The People of the Book" has been on my "To Read" list for awhile. How highly would you recommend it?


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Lisa | 196 comments Kay wrote: "L, "The People of the Book" has been on my "To Read" list for awhile. How highly would you recommend it?"

"The People of the Book" started out a little slow, had some really interesting parts, and then would lose its momentum for me. That being said I loved the idea that the story presented to me... That is in general that everyone (or in this case everything) has a story of how they came to be where they are. I recommend it highly, but with the stipulation that you may have to get through a few sections of slow reading.


message 15: by Karol (new)

Karol | 1779 comments L wrote: "Kay wrote: "L, "The People of the Book" has been on my "To Read" list for awhile. How highly would you recommend it?"

"The People of the Book" started out a little slow, had some really interes..."


Thanks, L!



message 16: by Lisa (last edited Jul 03, 2009 11:13AM) (new)

Lisa | 196 comments I have been away from my computer and Goodreads while moving and gettting settled. Here is a list of books read since the end of April.
16. Finlater by Shawn Stewart Ruff
17.Something borrowed by Emily Giffin
18.Sanctuary Hill by Kathryn R. Wall
19. Like a hole in the head by Jen Banbury
20. The Bluebird House by Ellen Rae Lee
21. The Secret of Lost Things by Sheridan Hay
22. Up the Amazon without a Paddle by Doug Lansky
23. Hannah Coulter by Wendell Berry
24. The Long Way Home by Sarah Storme


message 17: by Lisa (last edited Jul 18, 2009 02:04PM) (new)

Lisa | 196 comments July/09
25. The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova
26. The Last Bridge by Teri Coyne (Goodreads giveaway)


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Lisa | 196 comments 27. Vigil by Cecilia Samartin


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Lisa | 196 comments 28. Shadowmarch by Tad Williams


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Lisa | 196 comments 29. 7th Heaven by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro


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Lisa | 196 comments 30. Midnight Magic: Selected Stories by Bobbie Ann Mason
31. On Chesil Beach by Ian McEwan


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Lisa | 196 comments 32. The Sea of Monsters by Rick Riordan


message 23: by Lisa (last edited Aug 14, 2009 08:05PM) (new)

Lisa | 196 comments 33. We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson
34.The Importance of being Ernest by Oscar Wilde


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Lisa | 196 comments 35. The Love Season by Elin Hilderbrand


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Lisa | 196 comments 36. Pendragon The Merchant of Death by D .J MacHale


message 26: by Lisa (last edited Sep 02, 2009 02:29PM) (new)

Lisa | 196 comments September
37. The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
38. The Wet Nurse's Tale by Erica Eisdorfer


message 27: by Karol (new)

Karol | 1779 comments L,

"The Picture of Dorian Gray" has been calling to me for a re-read lately . . . how did you like it?


message 28: by Lisa (new)

Lisa | 196 comments I liked it,eventhough the tragic character that Dorian becomes by the end was sometimes hard to "watch". I liked Lord Henry's numerous epigrams, whether true or not. This being my first reading of it, I saw it as the classic "selling your soul to the devil story". Having to read other books like that in school I was suprised that I never came across this sooner.


message 29: by Lisa (new)

Lisa | 196 comments 39. Sundays at Tiffany's by James Patterson and Gabrielle Charbonnet


message 30: by Karol (new)

Karol | 1779 comments L wrote: "I liked it,eventhough the tragic character that Dorian becomes by the end was sometimes hard to "watch". I liked Lord Henry's numerous epigrams, whether true or not. This being my first reading of ..."

Yeah, I didn't discover it until well out of high school, either. I actually saw the old black and white movie first, then read the book a few years later. The move is actually excellent and quite true to the novel, from the best I can recall.


message 31: by Lisa (new)

Lisa | 196 comments 40. Peeled by Joan Bauer


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Lisa | 196 comments 41. Candy Apple Red by Nancy Bush


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Lisa | 196 comments 42.Plum Spooky by Janet Evanovich


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Lisa | 196 comments 43. Anne of Avonlea by L.M Montgomery


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Lisa | 196 comments 44. New Moon by Stephenie Meyer


message 36: by Lisa (last edited Oct 01, 2009 11:41AM) (new)

Lisa | 196 comments October
45.East of Eden by John Steinbeck


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Lisa | 196 comments 46. The Storekeeper's Daughter by Wanda Brunstetter


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Lisa | 196 comments 47. The Five People You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom


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Lisa | 196 comments 48. Lifeguard by James Patterson and Andrew Gross


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Karol | 1779 comments L wrote: "47. The Five People You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom"

I've been meaning to read this one for quite awhile. . . should I put it near the top of my "To Read" pile?


message 41: by Lisa (new)

Lisa | 196 comments I thought it was a good story and very thought provoking. It had been on my to read list a while too and I wasn't disappointed. Since it is so short you could read it in an afternoon, so it wouldn't be a huge waste of time if you didn't like it. I would definitely recommend it though it makes me question who my five people would be.




message 42: by Andrea, Moderator (new)

Andrea | 3923 comments Mod
I also really enjoyed reading this book. It's a very quick but thought provoking read. I think you will like it Kay.


message 43: by Lisa (new)

Lisa | 196 comments 49. Water, Stone, Heart a Novel by Will North


message 44: by Karol (new)

Karol | 1779 comments L wrote: "I thought it was a good story and very thought provoking. It had been on my to read list a while too and I wasn't disappointed. Since it is so short you could read it in an afternoon, so it wouldn'..."

L - and Andrea - thanks! I'll move it up on the list.


message 45: by Lisa (last edited Nov 06, 2009 11:33PM) (new)

Lisa | 196 comments 50. Stones from the River by Ursula Hegi
51.the Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O'Dell
52. Child of an Ancient City by Tad Williams and Nina Kiriki Hoffman



message 46: by Lisa (new)

Lisa | 196 comments 53. Turn of the Screw by Henry James
54. Oedipus Rex by Sophocles


message 47: by Lisa (new)

Lisa | 196 comments 55. Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom by Cory Doctorow
( my reading lately has taken drastic changes between genres lately--Oedipus Rex and Down and Out... In one months time. That's what happens when I take part in reading challenges!)


message 48: by Karol (new)

Karol | 1779 comments L, I hear you about the reading challenges. Don't you feel that sometimes it really expands your mind, though?


message 49: by Lisa (new)

Lisa | 196 comments Kay, I do feel that challenges expand the mind--and keep me out of reading ruts as well. I just look back at my reading history the last few weeks, and find it a funny twist of choices.


message 50: by Lisa (new)

Lisa | 196 comments 56. New Spring (book 0 of Wheel of Times series) by Robert Jordan-- Love this series, it was the first fantasy book/series I ever read, and it is so addictive.


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