Know of any good books?

  1. Hey guys! Whats the best book the you've read lately?
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  3. by   SmilingBluEyes
    I read constantly, and several books at once. Anything to do with history and medicine fascinates me. Not much into novels lately. What are your interests???? I have many.
  4. by   PennyLane
    I absolutely LOVED "The Poisonwood Bible" by Barbara Kingsolver. I'm also a big fan of Margaret Atwood. Also a great book is "The Sparrow" by Mary Doria Russell.
  5. by   JJFROG
    I just finished Fannie Flagg's new book Standing in the Rainbow. It was a very easy read, and a simple story line. I would recommend it if you need a breather inbetween some serious literature.
  6. by   Zee_RN
    Lately:

    (1) Good in Bed by Jennifer Weiner [I think that's the author's name; i've already lent it out so I don't have it to refer to].

    (2) Julie and Romeo by Jeanne Ray. A modern day Romeo and Juliette except the couple in this book are a 60-year-old widower and a 55-year-old divorcee and it's the KIDS that are opposed to the relationship.
  7. by   Zee_RN
    SmilingBluEyes: Have you read "The Dress Lodger" by Sheri Holman. Both historical and medical. Dark and engrossing. Here's a little blurb from Amazon:

    "The Dress Lodger is engrossing historical fiction. As in the best of its genre, Sheri Holman's atmospheric, miasmic tale set in cholera-stricken Sunderland, England, circa 1831 is based on fact. Its epigraph from Ambrose Bierce's Devil's Dictionary--'Grave: A place where the dead are laid to await the coming of the medical student'--casts the novel's thematic lodestone, steering the reader into a deathly plot pursued through streets emanating the sounds, insufferable smells, humor, adversities, and disease of an early-19th-century industrial city. "
  8. by   SmilingBluEyes
    WHOA zee, no I have NOT read that one ,but I am sure gonna put THAT one on my Christmas/birthday/whatever wish list at AMAZON today! Thanks for the tip!!!!
  9. by   frankie
    Hello - I like to categorize the books I read, and my favorite category is first book written by the author. The best new book that is the first book written by the author that I have read recently is

    FALL ON YOUR KNEES

    by Ann Marie MacDonald

    It is a powerful novel. I have read it several times.

    Frankie
  10. by   shygirl
    "Me Talk Pretty One Day" by David Sedaris
  11. by   Rustyhammer
    I'm just starting "10 little Indians" by Agatha Christi.
    I think I read it before but can't remember.
    -Russell
  12. by   aus nurse
    Love a good murder mystery.....

    Anything by Patricia Cornwell, James Patterson, Michael Palmer, Jonathan Kellerman...their characters have a human side in amongst the murder hehe

    Loved the Clan of the Cave Bear series by Jean M. Auel


    Rusty, my dementia is like yours...I get to read books over again too, and don't ask me what a book is about unless it is the one I am reading then and there. Once finished...gone from the memory banks
  13. by   l.rae
    A great read for this time of year (Halloween)...Salem Falls by Jodi Picoult.....And Icey Sparks..(can't remember the author)...was a hilarious/sad novel about a young girl growing up in rural KY, she suffered frome Turetts(sp) synd....really wonderful!
  14. by   TheLionessRN
    I don't know what our taste in books runs to, so I will share withyou a series of books that has been captivating me for years. The author is Diana Gabaldon. Te first book is called The Outlander.

    It is about a WWII nurse who is on holiday in Scotland and discovers some of those standing stones like the ones at stonehenge. She steps thru the stones during the spring equinox celebration. She finds herself in the 1700s in Scotland and is quickly surrounded by horsemen.....

    The hero of the story, Jamie Fraser, is THE most human, perfectly imperfect man character I have ever read, and if he was real, I would be in love with him.

    There are 5 or 6 books in this series, spanning both centuries and decades, depending on what time you are within at the time. I highly recommend this book and all the books after it.

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