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11-27-2007, 04:24 AM
Which novels have you read this year that were so awesome you couldn't even put them down long enough to eat or use the restroom or even leave the house! That you had.to.keep.reading. :)
My picks would be Outlander by Diana Gabaldon, Cloudstreet by Tim Winton, A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini and Prodigal Summer by Barbara Kingsolver.
11-27-2007, 04:55 AM
ITA about A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini and would add his Kite Runner, as well.
Another one for me was, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.
11-27-2007, 09:23 AM
Books I've read this year that I couldn't put down:
What is the What by Dave Eggers
The Book of Lost Things by John Connolly
The Other Boleyn Girl by Phillippa Gregory
Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen
The History of Love by Nicole Krauss
11-27-2007, 09:26 AM
The whole freaking series of A Song of Ice and Fire. Now, where is the next one? :p
11-27-2007, 09:34 AM
Devil in the White City, Larson
Water for Elephants, Gruen
The Thirteenth Tale, Setterfield
The Kite Runner and A Thousand Splendid Suns, Hosseini
The Pillars of the Earth, Follett
World Without End, Follett (I read over 300 pages last night in one sitting...and scorched the chicken I was cooking for dinner - opps).
The Whistling Season, Doig
Such good books! :D:D:D
11-27-2007, 10:39 AM
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
The Pillars of the Earth
Most of what I've read this year has been crap.....
lawyerlee I read Outlander years ago and loved it! Now if only she could finish what she started....
11-27-2007, 12:22 PM
Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett (Read in less than a week -- quite a feat for a 1000+ page book)
World Without End by Ken Follett (Havent finished yet, but have read two thirds of the book in a combined 12 hour period)
The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield (Read in two sittings)
Blind Assassin by Margaret Atwood
The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova (Pay off wasnt so great, but still read all 800 pages over the course of one weekend)
Anything by David Sedaris (I pretty much plow through all of them in one day.)
Sophie's Choice by William Styron
The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls
ETA -- Most of these were read in the last year, but a few are older than that.
11-27-2007, 12:59 PM
Well, if we're going back further than this year... ;)
A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius by Dave Eggers
The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson
The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova
Everything is Illuminated by Jonathan Safran Foer
Running with Scissors by Augusten Burroughs
Marching Powder by Thomas McFadden
The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold
Life of Pi by Yann Martel
Bel Canto by Ann Patchett
Okay, so now I'm just listing my favorite books, but, really, all of these were impossible for me to put down.
whos that girl
11-27-2007, 02:23 PM
The Last Time They Met by Anita Shreve
Youre reading along, enjoying the book and the story of this turbulent relationship and then whammo, youre stunned at the end and you chuck the book against the wall in frustration. Then you go pick it up and read it again. Its brilliant.
11-27-2007, 06:36 PM
Echoing a few others already posted:
Devil in the White City
Water for Elephants
And one not mentioned:
Anybody Out There? Marian Keyes
11-28-2007, 02:16 PM
The first time I read Sharon Shinn's Archangel I was worried every time I put the book down that I was going to be missing something. I was afraid the characters were going to be carrying on without me!
11-28-2007, 02:53 PM
pretty much anything by Nicholas Sparks - I usually "suffer" thru the first 50 pages or so - and then just hit a point where I can't put it down.
"Beautiful Lies" by Lisa Unger - interestingly - this isn't even on my list of favorite books for the year, though I did thoroughly enjoy it. but I was just so sucked in I stayed up until something like 4 am to finish it.
TracieB I'm reading Anybody Out There right now. And I kinda agree with you. My dd is napping right now, and I have to go wake her in 10 minutes, so I refuse to pick up that book since I know I won't be able to put it down!
11-28-2007, 03:49 PM
I am now hooked on something called 'Space Opera', thanks to my little brother :)
I just read "Basilisk Station", an Honor Harrington novel in the series by David Weber, and I am seriously jonesing for more! lol Who knew?
12-02-2007, 03:28 PM
The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
A Fine Balance by Rohinton Mistry
The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck
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