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suggestions for 80'ish avid reader

My mother in law is homebound and an avid reader. she has read everything in our local library. I've run out of ideas. She's recently read Macomber, Woodsmall, Beverly Lewis, Jane Peart, shelley shepard gray, Michael Phillips. She's read others. Obviously doesn't like paranormal which is my love (lol), need ideas for not neccessarily Amish, just light love interest and even mystery. so many books are more graphic than she likes.

any authors i can try now? Thanks!
Tina

TweedieB
1 month ago
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(1 month ago)I agree with the previous commentator on the Lillian Jackson Braun books about the cats. I would also suggest the following: 1 - the Elm Creek Quilts series by Jennifer Chiaverini (good for even non-quilters) 2 - any of the Amish series' by Wanda Brunstetter (Brides of Lancaster County, Kentucky Brothers, The Discovery, Brides of Webster County, etc...) 3 - Beth Wiseman's books 4 - Cindy Woodsmall's books 5 - Suzanne Woods Fisher's Amish books 6 - Shelley Shepard Gray's Amish books 7 - Samantha Jillian Bayarr's Amish books 8 - Emma Miller's Amish books 9 - Beverly Lewis' Amish books 10 - Linda Byler's Amish books 11 - Mindy Starns Clark's Amish books 12 - Ruth Price's Amish books 13 - Patricia David's Amish books 14 - Amy Clipston's Amish books 15 - Charlotte Hubbard's Amish books 16 - Marie Bostwick's books And many of these can be found in large print, if that is a concern. Good luck!
LyndseyBelle
(1 month ago)There's a series by Lillian Jackson Braun, its called The Cat Who... A lot of older readers and those who just want a light, very easy going mystery series tend to like it. It centers around a middle-aged journalist and his crime-detecting Siamese cats.
Liz
Looking for ideas for books that have repetitive words

I have a son that is speech delayed and we have found that he starts to pick up words when he hears them repetitively in a book. For example he has a book that starts out "Mistress Kind Mistress please give me a bone. A wheat bone, treat bone... and he has started picking up the word bone. So was wondering if anyone has any suggestions for books where there are repetitive words. Let me know as well if you have any on your shelf.

Theresa
5 months, 4 days ago
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(5 months, 2 days ago)I'd agree with Melanie about Dr.Seuss - 'Old Hat, New Hat' is another good one. Julia Donaldson's books also have repetition in them, but nowhere near as much as Dr.Seuss. There's a really good Nick Sharatt book called 'Pants' (I think he also has one called 'More Pants' too!)
Judith
(5 months, 3 days ago)Off the top of my head I'm thinking of Dr. Seuss, like One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish, or Go, Dog, Go....
Melanie C.
Horror or Thriller Survival

To place a little background to this, I recently enjoyed the Japanese Visual Novels, 999 and Virtues Last Reward. The basic idea is that a bunch of people who are otherwise unconnected are all kidnapped and forced to play a game for their survival. Disobeying the rules is punishable by death.

This survival horror is what I am looking for in a book, however I am of course looking for a book. I like the idea of not knowing who you can trust and when the killed could be one of them but they have no idea, so paranoia runs high. It could also have a dwindling cast because they are dying by not solving the mystery first.

This idea is similar to Agatha Christi's "And then there were none." I am curious whether there are any other books in the area and if you might be able to suggest some.

Thank you very much for taking the time to read this.

Margaret Elizabeth
9 months, 6 days ago
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(9 months, 4 days ago)And of course The Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins and Battle Royale by Koushun Takami. After you read the books, you can watch the movies.
LyndseyBelle
(9 months, 4 days ago)Hi! I happened to have something of the kind in my inventory. This is the book: Pamela Oldfield : The Butterfly Box Basically, the whole family is eliminated one by one. You can check it out first, no obbligation to mooch it, of course! Regards, Dragana
Dragana
Looking for suggestions (criteria inside)

I am in need of reading suggestions. I am looking for books that fit some/most of these criteria:

1. similar to William Kent Krueger or Ken Follet
2. prefer male writers
3. enjoy fictional historical
4. war stories

Have recently enjoyed "In Harm's Way" by Doug Stanton, "Tatiana and Alexander," "The Ambassador's Daughter" and "Oceans Apart."

Any help is very much appreciated. Thanks in advance!

LyndseyBelle
11 months, 16 days ago
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(9 months, 12 days ago)No. Thanks for the ideas!
LyndseyBelle
(9 months, 12 days ago)A Town Like Alice by Nevil Shute. edited to add: Did you ever read any Alistair MacLean? Like The Guns of Navarone for example...
Melanie C.
(9 months, 13 days ago)Another great suggestion, thanks!
LyndseyBelle
(9 months, 13 days ago)You might also consider Jason Goodwin. Historically accurate.
Dragana
(9 months, 17 days ago)Wow -- you must be psychic. We just talked about him as a possibility today. But thanks for taking the time to help! I appreciate it!
LyndseyBelle
(9 months, 17 days ago)Herman Wouk?
Melanie C.
(9 months, 18 days ago)Thanks! Excellent suggestion.
LyndseyBelle
(9 months, 18 days ago)Hi! I think you would enjoy C.J. Sansom's historical series!
Dragana
Horror and Sci-fi

So I just finished reading John Dies at the End, by David Wong. I'm looking for a similar or new horror novels besides Stephen King. Any suggestions?

Also looking for any books with a similar sense of humor as Douglas Adams. :)

Audrey Azel
2 years ago
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(1 year ago)"The Pilo Family Circus" by Will Elliott is another you might like.
Judy
(1 year ago)I agree, Jasper Fforde is a good recommendation. Have you read "Callahan's Crosstime Saloon" by Spider Robinson?
Judy
(2 years ago)The Eyre Affair is the first one in the Thursday Next series - highly recommended (it is not necessary to have read Jane Eyre!) Janet
Janet
(2 years ago)I haven't heard of her which book should I read from this author? :)
Audrey Azel
(2 years ago)For similar humor have you tried any of Jasper Fforde's books?
becca
Something absurd/surreal or just generally strange

The problem is that whenever I get excited about a writer and search for his/her books from bookmooch, I can't find anything! It's depressing, so I'd much appreciate it if someone recommended a GOOD book that can actually be found from bookmooch. I wonder if it's possible.. I have a strange taste. And it's difficult to describe it, too :D Well, I like anything deep that doesn't hesitate to get sidetracked in peculiar observations and stream of consciousness is very much appreciated. Also, any books with great, interesting and slightly(or not so slightly) mad characters who make one laugh are always worthwhile. Anything absurd, surreal.. And I don't much care for the new, popular writers though if you think there is an exception, let me know. I like Kafka, Poe and that lot.
I hope you can help me, thanks :)

S
3 years ago
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(1 year ago)Try "The Wooden Sea" by Jonathan Carroll.
Judy
(2 years ago)It's not surreal, but it's complex: Neal Stephenson's Baroque Cycle. Not sure it's available on BM, but there are three HUGE volumes, the first one of which, has actually been published in three normal sized paperbacks. I think they are "Odalisk" "King of the Vagabonds" and ummm...something else...you could check on Amazon or LibraryThing for more details.
Robin
(2 years ago)It sounds like our taste is quite similar....The Dog Fighter is very exciting book. My all time favourite in fact. The main character is quite messed up and really keeps you wondering where it's all going.
Jan
(3 years ago)If you're looking for strange and surreal, it's hard to go past Haruki Murakami. The novel "The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle" is probably his most famous work, but I'm a fan of his short stories as well.
Zoe 
(3 years ago)How do you fancy sci-fi? Stranger in a strange land, by Robert A. Heinlein, should be strange enough to last a while :-)
sapho
(3 years ago)I would suggest Lanark: A life in 4 books by Alasdair Gray, but there are none available at the moment :-(
Mosca
(3 years ago)Andy McDermott books are usually pretty good, and odd.
Sandra
(3 years ago)my husband loves anne rice vampire books, but we have read them all! what else should we read?
katscyril
(3 years ago)You should check out http://www.Librarything.com. Its a lovely site that allows you to inventory your site. Its also a giant social networking site centered around books. If you check out a certain book, it will give you listings for similar books based on members libraries and member suggestions. Its free to use, but if you add more than 200 books to your library, it does require a small charge. when I signed up, it was $20 for a lifetime membership. It might be more now.
thedivineoomba
(3 years ago)Also, I've found that most writers I like a lot are a bit insane, so any insane writer recommendations are more that welcome(I mean, if they can write)! :)
S
Strong Latina subjects for teen girls?

I've found a bunch of great books for African American Teens in the Bluford series. I'm looking for something similar for Latinas.

I'd like them to be strong female protagonists, rather than standard romance novels, but I don't have any idea what authors to look for, or if there are any similar series' or books out there.

Thanks.

Robin
2 years ago
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(1 year ago)Here's a link to a useful site for teen books: http://www.connectedyouth.org/books/index.cfm?booklist=hispanicteen
Judy
(2 years ago)Thanks! I loved the movie.
Robin
(2 years ago)Real Women Have Curves by Josefina Lopez,
katrina
history

im looking for accurate historical books on the history of u.s. and european imperialism and intervention worldwide. Im looking for books that are not to biased towards either side.

Desmond H
2 years ago
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(1 year ago)This is not on US or European history, but it is one of the best least-biased history books I have read. It is the history of Islam: "Destiny Disrupted" by Tamim Ansary
Judy
(1 year ago)You might want to read "The Imperial Cruise" by James Bradley. Apparently it's very good.
Courtiron
Looking for recommendations for Humor Books?

Hi bookmoochers,

I run a free lending library for English speakers in Jerusalem. We're pretty new so at the moment I'm getting books in response to reader demand, but I was looking at our humor section and it looks a little small - just 4 Snoopy books and "Playing the Moldovans at Tennis" by Tony Hawks!

So I was wondering if anyone could give me recommendations for good humor books? I'm thinking more funny writing than cartoons, though that might also be useful.

We've had requests for Bill Brysons, but they're really hard to find on BM and expensive to buy, so we haven't any yet. We also have one Tony Hawks book, and I'm hoping to try and get his other one, "Round Ireland with a Fridge", at some point. Other than that, I have no idea.

Any suggestions for authors/books to try gratefully received!

Thanks,

Tzipporah

Tzipporah
3 years ago
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(1 year ago)"Three men in a boat" by Jerome K. Jerome is very funny, as are all his books.
Courtiron
(2 years ago)Hi Tsipporah -- that was my mom's name! I completely agree about Bill Bryson, Calvin Trillin, David Sedaris. They are all very funny and also intelligent. I would add Dave Barry, Jerry Seinfeld, David M. Bader (Haikus for Jews), and Douglas Adams. Regards -- Judy
Judy
(2 years ago)shopaholic series by Sophie kinsella.
mary
(3 years ago)Stephen Leacock; Alexamder Woolcott; Cornelia Otis Skinner; Lemony Snickett; Sue Welfare
NinaBryna
(3 years ago)David sedaris - he writes essays about his life, current and past, always funny, but in a dry and sarcastic manner. His stuff is what I would call dark humor. There are certain themes in his writing that are not appropriate for everyone, so check out his first books before mooching.
thedivineoomba
(3 years ago)Bill Bryson
Christoph
(3 years ago)If you're still looking I'd thoroughly recommend anything by 'Alexander McCall Smith'. It's fairly gentle humour but personally I find it hilarious, particularly the 44 Scotland Street Books.
Grace Hall
(3 years ago)Sophie Kinsella's Shopaholic series is hillarious
mary
(3 years ago)Hi! JPod by Douglas Coupland is quite amusing :)
Ashley
(3 years ago)Anything by Calvin Trillin, especially when he's writing about food: American Fried; Alice, Let's Eat; Third Helpings (collectively known as The Tummy Trilogy; Travels with Alice; Feeding a Yen. Or there's his novel about the New Yorker who finds the perfect parking place, Tepper Isn't Going Out. Also lots of books of funny political commentary and politically inclined poetry, which he writes as the Deadline Poet..
Margaret H.
(3 years ago)Thanks Cindy, I'm adding him to my wishlist, as well!
Robin
(3 years ago)I guess this is an older question, but I'm new to this forum. Thought I'd pipe in with who I sort of consider a Canadian Bill Bryson: Will Ferguson. He has written a couple of humourous travelogues (Beyond Belfast, Hitching Rides with Buddha), though he has more than just those two. I'm not sure what/how many of his book are available here, but you could check into it.
Cindy W
(3 years ago)Molly Ivins if you like (liberal) political humor or PJ Rourke for (conservative) political humor. Tim Allen has written a book or two. I have several Dave Barry's on my list, I think. Bill Bryson doesn't have an s on the end of his name, so you want to be sure you're spelling it right. (although that may have just been a plural. :-) ) Mark Twain is classic-look for his essays. Isaac Asimov wrote a number of Science Fiction themed "shaggy dog" stories...mostly found in his short works. Russell Baker, Oscar Wilde, . Tim Cahill is trying to become the next Bill Bryson. I don't think he's as funny, but he does well, so some people must like him. James Thurber is an icon of American Humor, and one of my favorites. More currently, Stephen Colbert and Jon Stewart both have several books out. David Sedaris is a kind of sharp, painful humor. Also, a lot of "humor" books are more readily classified as "cartoon" books...like the cartoon collections from the New Yorker, or by specific artists like Wiley, Gahan Wilson, Doonesbury, Berke Breathed. Good Luck and happy hunting!
Robin
(3 years ago)Dave Barry books are hilarious! Also, Erma Bombeck (now deceased) wrote a number of vlery humerous books about home life and raising kids. I find Margaret Maron's mystery series about Judge Deborah Knott in North Carolina humerous, altho being from the US South may be the reason. They are good mysteries, tho. ("Bootlegger's Daughter" is the first in the series.) A new American novel, "Stay" by Allie Larkin is very funny, as the main character, drunk after seeing the love of her life marry her best friend, orders a dog on the internet to be her "new best friend" and receives a huge black dog in two days - Joe.
Cheryl Fox
(3 years ago)I would recommend Douglas Adams, there seem to be a few about...
Mosca
(3 years ago)John Kennedy Toole wrote A Confederacy of Dunces. Check it out.
RichC
(3 years ago)Thanks both of you, I'll check those out!
Tzipporah
(3 years ago)I find Elinor Lipman & Robert Crais funny.
Gail
Looking for fantasy....

im looking for something simmilar to Jim Butchers Codex alera or Chronicles of King Rolens kin from R.C. Daniells

most of the books that i can buy in my book store have female leads or are about thiefs. i have read quite a few of those and am having troubles finding books with male main characters particulary warriors or barbarians. something like Conan :) . I loved the chronicles and cant wait for next book to come out. I also read around 15 books about drizzt from salvatore.

i dont like books set in modern times.

any idea is most welcome :D

Whitebeast
1 year ago
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(1 year ago)I like all things extremely classic, that is : dealing with antiquity, literature before the year 1900, in all languages, historical preferred. I appreciate historical novels too, as long as the history is really sound. I always require the morals of the characters to be good, especially those of the main character(s). Could anybody recommend to me such an excellent book ? Thanks very much in advance.
Courtiron
(1 year ago)you could try The Dragonlance Chronicles by Margaret Weis & Tracy Hickman (first book is Dragons of Autumn Twilight) or The Belgariad series by David Eddings (first book is Pawn of Prophecy) both series have multiple characters
becca
Books on Gaza/Israel/Middle East Conflict

I see this forum hasn't been updated in a while but I'm hoping that someone checks it from time to time! I'm looking for book recommendations on the Middle East conflict, specifically Gaza and Israel although I'm sure a wider perspective would be helpful as well. I have read a lot of fiction based on the issues but they were primarily from a Christian-Zionist viewpoint and I'm sure that isn't the whole story. My niece would also appreciate books about the same thing but for a much younger audience: her children are 9 and 6. Thanks so much!

Jen
1 year ago
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(1 year ago)The series of Omar Yussef books by Matt Beynon Rees take place in that area. They're fiction, mysteries though the murder solving probably takes the backseat to daily life and troubles. I read the first "The Bethlehem Murders", it was written from a Palestinian-side viewpoint but not particularly with an axe to grind IMO, except against general human stupidity, fanatism and the consequences of war.
Aude
(1 year ago)No worries! If you do go ahead and read it, stick with it as the writing can be a bit 'dry' to begin with, but once he gets going, it's worth it.
Judith
(1 year ago)Thank you so much, Judith, for taking the time to answer! I will be checking that one out for sure!
Jen
(1 year ago)Not purely confined to Israel and Palestine, but Robert Fisk's 'The Great War for Civilisation: the Conquest of the Middle East', despite being a weighty tome, is fantastic - informative and a real eye-opener. I really can't recommend it enough.
Judith
Mystery / Thillers / Forensics

Need to find new Authors to read.
I enjoy Lee Child, Michael Connelly, Patricia Cornwell, Jonathan Kellerman, James Patterson, Carl Hiaasen, Tim Dorsey.

Any recommendations for other Authors I might enjoy???

Stella
3 years ago
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(2 years ago)Jo Nesbo is a good bet.
ladodson
(2 years ago)You might like the series by Randy Wayne White about Doc Ford. The first in the series is called "Sanibel Flats".
Judy
(3 years ago)The Finn Scott series by David Hosp
Last Words by Mariah Stewart
My copies of these went back into BM circulation recently and will probably be surfacing again fairly soon.

jacquie
(3 years ago)I don't know if it's too late, but I just finished the Bug Man series by Tim Downs. There are 6 of them so far. The main character is a forensic entomologist. If you've ever watched Bones on TV, think Hodgins. They were pretty good books, but reading all 6 at once was a little too much.
sesh
(3 years ago)Since you like Carl Hiaasen, you might enjoy Thomas Perry. Start with Metzger's Dog or The Butcher's Boy (which has a sequel). Then, if you like those, try his Jane Whitefield series, starting with Vanishing Act. When I was reading the first Lee Child book, it made me think of John D. MacDonald's Travis McGee books - they're oldies but still good.
Margaret H.
(3 years ago)You might want to try Kathy Reichs or John Sanford.
becca
(3 years ago)Thank You so much!!! I will give them a try.
Stella
Selfloathing Twilight fan

So against my better judgement...because they were the only unread books on my shelf...and I had them because my room mate moved and left them with me...I read Twilight...and then New Moon...and then Eclipse and Breaking Dawn...and needless to say I'm obsessed. Any recommendations for a self loathing to old to be and yet here I am, Twilight Saga fan?

Sharon
3 years ago
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(2 years ago)The Hunger Games is great. Along the lines of great vampire books, try "Sunshine" by Robin McKinley.
Judy
(3 years ago)I joined LT about a year ago, and it was $25 (for lifetime)
Robin
(3 years ago)Vampires are so in right now - It seems like every other book out there has a vampire, zombie, or werewolf! I second the Sookie Stackhouse Series, especially the first few books. Its an adult book with some adult actions. If you want something a bit tamer but adult, take a look at the Kitty Norville Series by Carrie Vaughn. This is my current favorite, and has a werewolf as the main character. If you want something in the same sort of Twilight, go with Need by Carrie Jones. This one has a similar theme as Twilight, but I think the characters seem more like teens. Wicked Lovely by Melissa Marr is quite excellent, again another book aimed at teens, but I think more grounded in real life. There are all sorts of Twilight like books out there! I'd suggest joining Librarything.com (or Goodreads.com), a library cataloging site where you catalog your books and can get recommendations based on them, plus you can browse books. Most of my BookMooch suggestions come through LibraryThing.com. LibraryThing is free for the first 200 books, after that, its $20 dollars for a Lifetime membership (unless they raised prices since I join). I don't know very much about Goodreads, but did try it out for a bit, and found that Libarything is a much nicer site.
thedivineoomba
(3 years ago)The Sookie Stackhouse Series by Charlaine Harris is extremely popular, much better written than Twilight, and has a few more books, although they are smaller. While the tv series is based on the books, I don't like the TV show, and I love the books. The Hunger Games is very popular, but I haven't read them. it kind of depends upon WHAT you liked about the series. The restraint of self, the attempt to preserve innocence, the ripping good yard, the scary parts...if you could elaborate a bit, it would help to know what to recommend.
Robin
(3 years ago)If you want more adult fare, Christine Feehan's series that starts with Dark Prince is another take on Vampires. Katie Macalister writes more humorous vampire/romance. She also has written a couple of YA books as Katie Maxwell. Eileen Schreiber has a YA vampire series. I love Maria Syndor, especially her first series, fantasy not vampires. And Andrea K. Host's Touchstone series, SF not Vampires.
Cara
Spy Thrillers

I am looking for something new or unusual in a spy thriller for my brother in law. Any thoughts? thanks!

Cara
3 years ago
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(3 years ago)I see that I misspelled Manning Coles. His main character, Tommy Hambledon, has a sense of humor, and started his career during World War i (!) in Drink to Yesterday.. A substitute teacher in sixth grade read us part of one of them (Alias Uncle Hugo) and I was hooked. Len Deighton is also good, as is Desmond Bagley (his are more thrillers than spy novels). Michael Gilbert's books with Mr. Calder and Mr. Behrens are great - not enough of them! He might also like Gavin Lyall. Hmm - all the ones I like seem to be British authors and older books. Some of the more recent ones I've tried (Dan Brown comes to mind) made me so annoyed at the badly drawn charactres and ridiculous situations that I gave up reading them after a couple of chapters. There's someone named David Gibbins whose first book (Atlantis) was so unintentionally funny that i did read the whole thing - sort of like the old Doc Savage pulps only three times as thick, and with equally absurd technology. I think I'd better stop now before I dis someone's favorite writer.
Margaret H.
(3 years ago)Thanks Margaret, I'll try those authors.
Cara
(3 years ago)Can you give an idea of which authors he's read and liked? I haven't read many recent spy thrillers, but there are a lot of older ones who I still re-read, like Simon Harvester, John Welcome, and Mannng Coles.
Margaret H.
Shogun for kids?

My nephew is 13, but has a "college level" reading rating. He's been reading Manga about a young Samurai. I'd like to expose him to actual books, and gently direct him to more standard works (although I'm not saying he should give up he Manga, just widen his sources.) I talked to him about James Clavell's Shogun, and he's going to get it from the library but I think it might be a bit too adult for him.

does anybody have any similar suggestions for a more teenaged/YA audience about that period in Japan?

Thanks.

Robin

Robin
3 years ago
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(3 years ago)Thanks Margaret!
Robin
(3 years ago)I'd highly recommend Lian Hearn's Across the Nightingale Floor. It's first in a trilogy of what turned out to be, I think, five. It has some elements of 'real' historical Japan, and some slightly fantastical and imagined ones, and lots of action.
Margaret H.
Teen reading recommendations

These articles give some interesting recommendations on books for teens, especially for boys.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/books/bookreviews/8623402/Column-Sarah-Crompton-on-how-to-make-boys-read.html

Teen fiction - adventure: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/books/bookreviews/8623091/Teen-Fiction-Adventure.html

Teen fiction - historical: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/books/bookreviews/8623128/Teen-Fiction-Historical.html

Teen fiction - fantasy: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/books/bookreviews/8623159/Teen-Fiction-Fantasy.html

jacquie
3 years ago
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YA by Canadian authors.

I'm participating in a reading challenge set up by a friend of mine. It basically involves reading YA novels by Canadian authors. To challange myself, I decided to make as many of those as I could books that I did not discover because of her.

That eliminates most Fantasy YA novels...

So anyone has any good recommendations for YA by Canadian authors that are not Fantasy? French or English is fine!

Genevieve
3 years ago
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(3 years ago)Kelley Armstrong has a YA trilogy set in the same world as her Otherworld novels.The books are The summoning,The awakening,The reckoning.Here's the excerpt to the first book from the author's website. http://browseinside.harperteen.com/index.aspx?isbn13=9780061450549&pg=1
gluestick
(3 years ago)Thanks! I will go check his books.
Genevieve
(3 years ago)Richard Scarsbrook is fantastic.
Matt
(3 years ago)Thank you!
Genevieve
(3 years ago)Kit Pearson, Alice Munro, Janet Lunn, Jean Little
Cara
fantasy

I'm always looking for some good fantasy novels to read. Anyone have any suggestions? I like all types, though I'm more partial to sword and sorcery and epic fantasy over urban fantasy.

Tanya
4 years ago
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(3 years ago)I would like to recommend Jim Butcher's Codex Alera series.Though I was bored with the first one, the 2nd one was more interesting and after reading the 3rd one I was hooked. Here's the link to an excerpt of the 3rd book from the author's website http://www.jim-butcher.com/books/alera/cursors/cursors-fury-chapter-1 I would also like to recommend Covenants - Lorna Freeman Princes of the golden cage-Nathalie Mallet Joust series -Mercedes Lackey The magi of cyador,The scion of cyador,The white order-L.E. Modesitt The curse of Chalion- Lois McMaster Bujold
gluestick
(3 years ago)Some more fantasy I've enjoyed : • The "Gentlemen Bastards" series by Scott Lynch that begins with "The Lies of Locke Lamora" and "Red Seas under Red Skies" with a third installment "Republic of Thieves" to be released in 2011. Maybe best keep clear if you can't bear waiting for a sequel though, as they look like they may come quite apart.
Aude
(3 years ago)I second the suggestion for Robin Hobb's Assassin's Apprentice (or the complete trilogy).
Byenia
(4 years ago)Thanks to Aude as well. All recommendations help. I think I'm going to have to spend more time at the book store, so I know what I want to read. :)
Tanya
(4 years ago)Thanks for this list. I've read some of these, but a lot of them, I haven't. Also, books for younger readers doesn't bother me at all. I like fantasy for all ages. :)
Tanya
(4 years ago)Some classics and more recent works I enjoyed : Robin Hobb : Royal Assassin (long series) Ursula Le Guin : Earthsea first trilogy Fritz Leiber : the books of Lankhmar George R.R. Martin : Game of thrones (long series) Jack Vance : Lyonesse trilogy Janny Wurts : War of Light & Shadow (long series)
Aude
(4 years ago)Do you know if they have a text only version of that page (or even a version without pictures of the book covers)? I have dial up, which makes it very hard for me to access a lot of recommendation pages. I've read quite a bit of fantasy; I'm pretty much looking for stuff that others have read and liked.
Tanya
(4 years ago)What Fantasy have you read? Theres a lot of it out there - From Lord of the Rings to the Belgariad by David Eddings. I would also suggest looking at this list... http://www.librarything.com/tag/high+fantasy
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Mario Varga Llosa - "best" books?

Hi
I would like to read one or two of Mario Vargas Llosa's books. Which ones would generally be considered his "best"/most popular? Any recommendations will be much appreciated. Oh, I'll be reading the English translations.
Many thanks,
Errol

Errol
3 years ago
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HELP!!!!!!!

My favorite author is Lora Leigh and i read all the books that i can buy in the stores. I have all the copies i still need to read on BM but they are never available, Can anyone please help me in finding a very similar author????? Please!!!!!

renee
3 years ago
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(3 years ago)Try Shelly Laurenston/G.A. Aiken, Allyson James, Bianca D'Arc, or Moira Rogers and also I've heard good things about Joey Hill although I've haven't read any yet.
becca
(3 years ago)Thank You I will!
renee
(3 years ago)Try Lauren Dane or Kate Douglas. You might also enjoy Maya Banks.
Cara
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