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Looking For A New Read? Here Are 30+ Recommendations From My Friends

I’m going away next month and I expect to have a lot of downtime – some of which I want to spend reading. I was SUCH an avid reader before children… but as many of you moms out there know… it slows down a bit after the kids come into the picture.

Well, I JUST got to a point in my life where the kids can spend hours entertaining themselves and have decided to re-charge my Nook. I’m in it again baby!

I asked my Facebook friends for some recommendations – and this is what I was sent:

  • I Highly recommend the Sookie Stackhouse series by Charlaine Harris if you havent read them already πŸ™‚
  • Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
  • Room, Olive Kitteridge, What Alice Forgot
  • The Help, one of the best books I have ever read!
  • The janet evanovich stephanie plum series..and mary kay andrews.
  • I like the Anita Blake series by Laurell K. Hamilton and The Wheel of Time series by Robert Jordan if fantasy is your bag πŸ™‚
  • Still Missing is a good one.
  • Summer Rental by Mary Kay Andrews is good and 44 Charles Street by Danielle Steele. I’ve been into easy reading lately, nothing too deep.
  • Firefly lane by Kristen Hannah, any of Michelle moran or philippa gregory’s books. The help (of course) by Kathryn stockett. Stories I only tell my friends by rob Lowe.
  • The Hunger Games series!!!
  • One Day by David Nicholls
  • Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott – every writer should read this!
  • I second The Help! Also, loved Little Bee by Chris Cleave.
  • I know you’re following the show Game of Thrones…..you should check out the book series. I’m on book 2 and so far, they’re great!
  • Also – Sharon Osbournes autobio was an interesting read
  • If you like vampires…j.r. ward’s black dagger brotherhood books are pretty good.
  • The Passage was a great read too… But keep in mind it’s book 1 of a 3 part series!
  • Lee Child definitely. His Jack Reacher series is wonderful and so is J.D. Robb’s In Death series.
  • The Kitchen House by Kathleen Grissom!
  • A Trip to the Stars!!!
  • The Help or The Paris Wife.
  • Room, dismantled, almost moon, ape house, Percy Jackson series if you’re a HP fan…..
  • Tina Fey’s Bossy Pants is a great non-fiction read for moms with a sense of humor!

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  1. Just finished The Help and LOVED it. Can’t wait for the movie. Same goes for One Day – excellent book and can’t wait for the film. πŸ™‚ One series that I didn’t see on your list that HIGHLY recommend – the Outlander books by Diana Gabaldon. EXCELLENT series. The woman is a mad genius.

    We’ve been going to a nearby lake after work as often as we can and the boys fish while I chill with my Kindle and we all unwind…it’s heaven!

    Enjoy your vacay! πŸ™‚

  2. -Earth Children series by Jean Auel (ie #1 clan of the cave bear)- awesome
    -The Borgia Bride – WICKED !!! had to force myself to put it down after a couple of chapters because I just wanted to read the whole thing in one go but didnt want it to end
    -The Wicked Sisters – more of a light read but if you have sisters and dont always see eye to eye it was interesting
    -Any of the shopaholics books. I love Becky !

    Right now Im reading Anne of Green Gables. Thought I would try to get thru some of the classics on my kobo. Have to say Im loving it so far. Before that I read Revenge of the Wannabes (#3). lol its a series for tweens and I am just loving it ! #1 in the series is called the Clique.

  3. Hey I don’t know if psychological thrillers/ mysteries are your thing but tana french’s series is really good. She’s fairly new and has only written 3 books, the first one being Into the Woods… It was soooooo good! And very very well written.

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