Roughly how many books do you own. Do you keep them after you read them or pass them on to a friend.
ALOT. Although usually I read them and see if any of my friends would enjoy them and then if not i sell them to a used bookstore. Of course the growing pressure to be “COOL” is causing people to become more illiterate. Also some reccomended reading: Darkly Dreaming Dexter ( And the two sequels) By Jeff Lindsay, And The Odd Thomas series by Dean Koontz
I need a good book for a plane ride. Suggestions.
I love mysteries/thrillers. I’m open also to romance/fantasy/sci fi. I DONT want any horror while on the plane, thanks.
Dresden file book series by Jim Butcher.There are 8 books in the series beginning with stormfront.Each novel in the series is told from the fictional perspective of Harry Blackstone Copperfield Dresden (named by his father after Harry Houdini, Harry Blackstone, Sr., and David Copperfield). Dresden is the only professional wizard in modern-day Chicago (he is in the phone book, under “Wizards”).In the world of The Dresden Files, magic is real, along with vampires, demons, spirits, faeries, werewolves, and more. The general public that Harry Dresden works to protect does not believe in magic or the large array of dark forces which regularly conspire against them. This makes it tough for Harry to get by as a working wizard and private eye.He is aided by Bob,a talking skull.Karrin Murphy-a police officer and Thomas-a white court vampire.Read Odd thomas,Forever odd and Brother Odd by Dean Koontz.These books are about Odd Thomas who see dead people and is compelled to solve crimes.Brother Odd by Dean Koontz is the third book in his Odd Thomas series. Poor Odd has been through so much in the last couple of years. He lost Stormy, the love of his life, he’s given up his job and his home to move into seclusion at a California mountainside monastery in hopes that his “gift” for seeing the dead won’t be an issue up there. Instead he finds a poltergeist monk and evil spirits gathering around the young disabled children the monks (and nuns) care for. Odd knows that trouble is coming, and as usual he’s the only one to recognize it.Can Odd mitigate the coming cataclysm? Of course he can, despite the arrival of murderous bone creatures and grim Death itself, for the monks include quite a contingent of reformed martial sinners, most memorably Brother Knuckles, formerly of the New Jersey Mob, and another guest, a mysterious Russian librarian from Indianapolis, who is more and different than Odd thinks he is.Reilly’s Luck by Louis L’Amour.This story starts off with a young boy, Val Darrant, being abandoned by his mother.(she tells her boyfriend to kill him).Val ends up being cared for by Will Reilly who is a gambler.Turns out to be the best gamble Reilly ever made.The first quarter of the book is about adventures that Will and Val have. They have to deal with outlaws, they fight off Indians, and they travel to Europe.Unfortunately Will is ambushed by three men and killed while Val is still a teenager. But Val has learned many important lessons from Will. The next part of the book is about Val growing up. He has some money and is able to invest the money in a couple ventures.The story then jumps forward a couple years, and the last part of the book pulls together many of the threads. Val finally meets his mother, who is again trying to have him killed. Val kills the last two of Will’s murderers. And Val financially destroys the man who hired the murderers.The Daybreakers,Fair blows the wind,Galloway,Flint are also good books by the same author.Another good series is the Dark Hunter series by Sherrilyn Kenyon.The books provide an alternate take on vampires.People who are unjustly murdered call upon Artemis(Greek goddess) and she grants them a day to avenge themselves.After that they are recruited to her army to fight against evil.These are romance novels.Best of the series are ‘Dance with the devil’ and ‘Seize the night’.Dragonjousters book series(joust,alta,sanctuary,Aerie) by Mercedes Lackey.The setting is ancient Egypt.Hunger, anger, and hatred are constants for young Vetch, rendered a brutally mistreated and overworked serf by the Tian conquest of his homeland. But everything improves when a Tian jouster requisitions Vetch to become the first serf ever to be a dragon boy. His training is intense, and his duty clear-cut: to tend his jouster, Ari, and his dragon, Kashet. That is only the beginning.The rest of the books are about how he gets a dragon of his own,his escape to Alta,how the war between the two kingdoms is stopped etc.The door to december by Dean Koontz.A psychiatrist’s daughter was kidnapped by her ex-husband years ago. When the daughter is finally found, the real fight begins. One by one the people who held her captive become mysteriously tortured and killed. Everyone is afraid the young girl will be next.The mystery unravels as to what happened to the young girl while she was kidnapped. The young girl, Melanie, is unable to speak, but her mother soon learns that the young girl went through extreme torture as her father used her for a rat in his experiments.The Vivero letter by Desmond Bagley.Jeremy Wheale’s well-ordered life is torn apart when his brother is murdered by a mob hit man, whose bait was a family heirloom – a sixteenth-century gold tray. The trail takes Wheale from Devon to Mexico and the wild tropical rain forests of Yucatan. In dense jungle, he helps two archaeologists locate the rest of a fabled hoard of gold – treasure from Uaxuanoc, the centuries-old lost city of the Mayas. But his brother’s enemies are on Wheale’s trail, and with them are the Chicleros, a vicious band of convict mercenaries.Landslide by Desmond Bagley.Bob Boyd wakes up in a hospital with no memory,the only surviver of an accident.He was burned badly all over and needed extensive plastic surgery which was payed by a mysterious sponser.He is told that he’s a geology student with a bad past.However Bob recovers and gets on with his life.Hired by the powerful Matterson Corporation to survey land before they build a great new dam, he begins to uncover the shaky foundations of the Matterson family and becomes a fly in their ointment.His accident and the Matterson family have more in common than he thought.Bourne Identity by Robert Ludlum.Forget the movie.The book is the real article.”The Bourne identity” is the story of a man without a past, rescued from the Mediterranean Sea by some fishermen. He is very ill, and his body has suffered the impact of many bullets. The man is taken by the fishermen to a doctor in a nearby island, who helps him to recover physically and mentally. Our protagonist doesn’t remember who he is, but with the help of the doctor he finds some clues he doesn’t like too much. He only knows for certain some things, for instance that his face has been altered by plastic surgery, that he knows a lot about firearms and that he carried on him a microfilm that contains the code to an account of four million dollars.In the Swiss bank where the account is he also finds a name: Jason Bourne. But… is he Jason Bourne?. He cannot remember, and if it were for quite a few people, he won’t. From the moment he leaves the island onwards, our man without a past will be followed, and attacked. He doesn’t understand why, but he reacts in order to stay alive. Add to this already interesting mixture a woman he takes as a hostage, Marie, a number of assasins (including the most famous assassin in the world, Carlos), and the possibility that he is, as a matter of fact, also an assassin, and you will understand why this book is so good. The main character will be hunted all throughout the book not only by the “bad guys”, but also by the “good” ones (mainly agents from the USA Government). You won’t be able to stop reading this book, and you will find yourself asking aloud to nobody in particular “who on earth is this man?” and “what started this whole mess”?.Warning:A character gets raped.Its about a fairy Splendour who is ordered to marry a human( a duke).The poor hero is confused by the woman who will shrink if not kissed regularly,drinks apricot face lotion.On top of that he is harassed by splendour’s sister who even turns him into a snail.His cousin Emil thinks that Splendour is exactly what the doctor ordered for the staid ,boring Jordan.Really great romance novelsYou belong to me-Johanna lindseyA dark champion,Born in sin-Kinley MacgregorAngel rogue,One perfect rose,The wild child-Mary jo PutneyMary Balogh-Slightly tempted,A famous heroine,The temporary wifeThe de burgh bride-Deborah SimmonsIsn’t it romantic-Ronda ThompsonHow to treat a lady-Karen Hawkins(and the rest of the Talisman ring series)Lord of the storm,The sky pirate-Justine DavisTracy anne warren-The wife trap
i need a good book to read.
i want to read a good book. and no matter how many times i search on amazon or look around at barnes and noble or just search around on answers i never find a book interesting to me.ive already read all the books in the twilight series.i want a book that is gripping, inspirational or just good.i want a book…
The Time Travelers Wife by Audrey NeffeniggerLast Chance by Sarah DessenBest of Fathers by Anne BakerThe Knitting Circle by Ann HoodCell by Stephen KingMy Sister’s Keeper by Jodi PicoultBefore I Die by Jenny DownhamSwimming with the Fishes and Swimming without a net by MaryJanice DavidsonInkheart and Inkspell by Cornelia FunktIngo series by Helen DunmoreJane EyreGulliver’s Travels by Johnathan SwiftHeart Shaped Box by Joe HillLord of the Flies and The Inheritors by William GoldingNo! I don’t want to join a Book Club by Virgina IronsideGods Behaving Badly by Marie PhillipsInnocent Traitor by Alison Weir……and her other booksEragon seriesOdd Thomas series by Dean KoontzMy Legendary Girlfriend by Mike GayleThe Book Thief by Markus ZusackMr Strange and Mr Norrell by Susanna ClarkeWuthering HeightsLady Chatterley’s Lover by D H LawrenceThe Arthur Trilogy by Bernard Cornwall starts with Winter KingMr McGreggor, The Last Lighthouse Keeper, Animal Instincts, Only Dad, Rosie, Love and Dr Devon all by Alan TitchmarshAnything by Stephen King, John Saul, John Connolly, James Herbert Mike Gayle, Nicholas Sparks and Alexander McCall SmithThe Sword of Truth series by Terry Goodkind starts with Wizards First RuleThe Dark Tower series by Stephen King starts with The GunslingerAll the Harry Potter books
I need something new to read.
I am a major bookworm. I love to read ANYTHING. What’s your favorite book?
The Twilight series is of course wonderful.Books by Sophie Kinsella are great (think, legally blonde-esqe)like, Confessions of a Shopaholic series, and my favorite, The Undomestic Goddess.The Dead Until Dark saga, by Charlaine Harris. If you like HBO’s “TrueBlood’, check it out. It was the series inspiring TrueBlood.”Are You There Vodka? Its Me, Chelsea.” By Chelsea Handler (Host of E!’s “Chelsea Lately”. Probably the funniest book ever.”The Shack” — very complex, deep. very ispiring.”The Heroin Diaries: A Year in the Life of a Shattered Rockstar” The story of Motley Crue’s bassist, Nikki Sixx. Who had severe drug problems. The Band Sixx AM (Nikki Sixx, DJ Ashba, and James Michael) was formed to record songs inspired by the book. Amazing book, Favorite band.The Maximum Ride series is great.Despite the sterotype of Nicole Richie (though i am a fan!), her book, “The Truth About Diamonds” is great.The Blue Bloods Series by Melissa De La Cruz is good.Stargirl, By Jerry Spinelli. Also it’s sequel, Love, Stargirl. They are for a seemingly younger crowd, but the lead character could capture the heart of someone any age.Hope you check these out. These are just some of my favorites.
Tonight is my turn to pick the book for my book club to read for next month…..
Which book should I pick? I am trying to decide among:1. The Sirens of Titan, by Kurt Vonnegut2. Odd Thomas, by Dean Koontz3. Triple Cross, by Kit EhrmanOr perhaps you have another suggestion. It shouldn’t be a really long book 300 – 400 pages.
Well it all depends on what your group members usually like to read.. (which books did they enjoy most so far?)The Sirens of Titan is a classic Science Fiction novel, so do they usually like science fiction? It would be interesting to discuss it, contrasting it with, say, Slaughterhouse Five, because a lot of themes and motives are to be found in Sirens of Titan.Odd Thomas is horror, how many members like horror novels? A lot of people seem to like Dean Koontz, who is quite trendy at the moment. It really depends on your taste and, as I said, on the other members!And Triple Cross is a mystery with lots on races.. it’s the fifth of a series I think, which means that you could also have an interesting discussion about the earlier novels..I would personally lean towards the Vonnegut book.And if I were to choose a book, I would choose a woman writer, such as maybe Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (who just got the Orange Prize for fiction for Half of a Yellow Sun), or the excellent rewriting of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, from the point of view of a maid, Mary Reilly by Valerie Martin (great movie as well with Julia Roberts and John Malkovich)But, as I said, it depends on what you feel would be most appreciated by group members!!
Any good books. Any genre is good.
Also classic books . Ive also read the secret garden, jayne eyre, lord of the flies, catcher in the rye, to kill a mockingbird 😀
Dean Koontz books are always a treat. I’d suggest trying “The Taking” or the “Odd Thomas” series. Both are very good, full of suspense, Odd is pretty humorous and sad at the same time, but very amusing!”The Host” by Stephanie Meiyer is great. No vamps or were-wolves though. It will make you think!”Eragon” is a great series, I only read the first and second, no idea how many are out now.”Hawk” is a good romance novel, where the main character goes back in time to Scotland and meets Hawk. There are faeries in this novel.Anything by laurel K Hamilton. The Anita Blake series is about a zombie-raising, vamp slaying, tough girl who gets in too close with the super natural creatures. It’s a great series, and funny, sad, suspenseful and so much more. Also try anything from the Merry Gentry series. This series is about a faery princess who needs to get pregnant in order to be crowned queen, but must do so before her cousin impregnates a faery first. It’s kind of political, has sex scenes and romance, and is a good read.Hope this helped
WHAT BOOK SERIES SHOULD I START… (I’m desperate).
I am a bookworm and have read and re-read all my books, and am in the mood for something new.
Since you didn’t tell us how old your are or what types of books you enjoy, I’m going to list books of all genres for kids, teens, and adults.Oh: Try this web site, too. This lady has the most WONDERFUL lists of books, divided by age group. You’ll surely find something you love there.Books and More for Kids and Adultshttp://booksandmore4kids.googlepages.com…Series for kids and/or teens:Madeleine L’Engle’s “Time” Quintet (although if you’re an adult and have never read these books, you really need to read them and then share them with your kids):A Wrinkle in TimeA Wind in the DoorA Swiftly Tilting PlanetAn Acceptable TimeMany WatersThere’s also Lucy Maud Montgomery’s “Anne of Green Gables” series. Start with the book of that title and if you love it, there are 7 more books by L.M. Montgomery that are about Anne as she grows up and her marriage and children. There is also a new book, recently released, called “Before Green Gables” (I think), that is about Anne’s parents and her childhood before the Green Gables series began.If you like mysteries, try the Trixie Belden series. There are a lot of books, but the best ones are the first 5. After the 5th book, they’re not all that great.Trixie Belden and the Secret of the MansionTrixie Belden and the Red Trailer MysteryTrixie Belden and the Gatehouse MysteryTrixie Belden and the Mysterious VisitorTrixie Belden and the Mystery off Glen RoadElizabeth Enright’s “Melendy family” quartet and “Gone-away Lake” duo can be hard to find in bookstores, but your library should have them and Amazon.com usually is able to get them.- The Saturdays- The Four-Story Mistake- And Then There were Five- Spiderweb for Two* Gone-Away Lake* Return to Gone-AwayAnd how about the “Magic” series by Edward Eager:Half MagicMagic by the LakeTime GardenKnight’s CastleMagic or Not?Well-WishersSeven-Day MagicSeries for (mainly) adults:Diana Gabaldon’s OUTLANDER series (you have never met a sexier, hunkier, lovelier man in fiction than Jamie Fraser):- Outlander (called ‘Cross-Stitch’ in the UK)- Dragonfly in Amber- Voyager- Drums of Autumn- The Fiery Cross- A Breath of Snow & AshesAdriana Trigiani’s BIG STONE GAP series:- Big Stone Gap- Big Cherry Holler- Milk Glass Moon- Home to Big Stone GapAlso by Adriana Trigiana- Lucia, LuciaElizabeth Buchan’s WIVES duo:- Revenge of the Middle-Aged Woman- Wives Behaving Badly (this is the sequel)Jasper Fforde’s THURSDAY NEXT series (be sure you read the copyright page, all the footnotes, the adverts in the back -it’s all relevant! The books are set in an alternate universe where some things are identical with our earth and some things are ….. most definitely not! His books are very funny, but it’s a type of funny that sometimes borders on the bizarre.):- The Eyre Affair- Lost in a Good Book- The Well of Lost Plots- Something Rotten- Thursday Next: First Among SequelsDean Koontz’ ODD THOMAS series (he sees dead people, but it isn’t horror):- Odd Thomas- Forever Odd- Brother Odd- Odd HoursThe Fionavar Tapestry Books by Guy Gavriel Kay:- The Summer Tree- The Wandering Fire- The Darkest RoadAnd then there are Katherine Kurtz’s Deryni books. Some of these books are out of print and can be hard to find even in a used book store, but it’s worth finding them all. To read them by their internal chronology, the order is:* Camber of Culdi* Saint Camber* Camber the Heretic* The Harrowing of Gwynedd* King Javan’s Year* The Bastard Prince* In the King’s Service* Childe Morgan* Deryni Rising* Deryni Checkmate* High Deryni* The Bishop’s Heir* The King’s Justice* The Quest for Saint Camber* King Kelson’s BrideMarion Zimmer Bradley has written a brilliant retelling of the King Arthur legend: The Mists of Avalon. The legend is retold from the point of view of the women. She has also written quite a number of books that come before “Mists” and are centered on the mystical island of Avalon (*not* Glastonbury!) and the community of women who worship the Goddess. Whether or not you’re interested in reading the entire series, “Mists” is a book you won’t want to pass up.Although they’re not a series, Gregory McGuire’s fairy-tale retellings are brilliant:- Wicked- Mirror, Mirror- Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister- LostRichard North Patterson has written a number of books that are legal thrillers. The characters overlap – all the books are related but it isn’t truly a “series.”* The Lasko Tangent* The Outside Man* Escape The Night* Private Screening* Degree of Guilt* The Final Judgment(also published as Caroline Masters)* Eyes of a Child* Silent Witness* No Safe Place* Dark Lady* Protect and Defend* Balance of Power* Conviction* Exile* The Race
How many Odd Thomas books are there.
I just finished the first and I thought there was only one more that just came out not too long ago. But my friend tells me it’s a whole series.Anyone know how many there are?And are they all as good as the first? (I cried when Stormy died 🙁 )
There are five booksOdd ThomasBrother OddIn Odd We TrustForever OddOdd HoursI only read the first two and I like Odd Thomas better than I liked the second one
How many Odd Thomas books are there.
How many books are in the Odd Thomas series, and in what order do they fall?
Odd ThomasForever OddBrother OddOdd HoursIn Odd We TrustIn that order if I’m not mistaken…
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