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Old 12-22-2019, 03:47 PM
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I'm looking for good fiction to read over break. Not into historical fiction. Any ideas?


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Old 12-22-2019, 03:57 PM
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Iím so glad you started this thread, Iím always looking for ideas.

Iím reading The Guardians by Grisham. I know some posters donít like him, but I do. This one is more interesting than I expected it to be. Itís about innocence lawyers (who try to get release for those wrongly convicted).

While out walking yesterday, I passed a young man wearing a t-shirt with Innocence Project on the back. I asked him about it and he was happy to explain his dadís work as an innocence lawyer. Fascinating.
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Old 12-22-2019, 04:10 PM
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I am reading a light, beachy Christmas story by Nancy Thayer. It is called Let it Snow.Before that, I read The Friends We Keep by Jane Green. I loved that and the characters were engaging. Amiga, I can't wait to read The Guardians! He is coming to my area at a Barnes and Noble in June to do a signing, so I am holding off buying and reading the book till then. While I sometimes find his endings a little weak, I generally have loved all his books.
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Old 12-22-2019, 04:16 PM
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I just finished The Guardians and really liked it.
I'm reading Song for a Whale by Lynne Kelly today and it's good enough that I'll finish it today. Young Adult though.
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Old 12-22-2019, 04:22 PM
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I enjoyed it too.


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Old 12-22-2019, 05:09 PM
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just gave my dad The Guadians for his birthday--a new Grisham novel usually comes out just in time for his bday or Christmas, thankfully!

I will be reading: I Let You Go (started it this summer but used up all my renewals and had to return)--it popped up as a suggested read based on my preferences...

Saving Mr. Terupt (3rd in kids' series)--I don't love it for the classroom--even though 5th grade teachers rave about it--meh...but may as well finish it out.

I Am Watching You and Into the Darkest Corner--=also recommends based on prior read books

and Lemoncello's Library (YA) something-something---i'd read the first and bought the 2nd a while back and just bought the 3rd--need to play catch-up.
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Old 12-22-2019, 05:11 PM
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"Age of Death" by Michael J. Sullivan. It's the fifth of six books in the series. A very good read. (Fantasy)
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Old 12-22-2019, 06:24 PM
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Deadline by Randy Alcorn
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Old 12-22-2019, 06:29 PM
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I have been reading easy, breezy Christmas books. I just finished ďThe White Christmas InnĒ by Colleen Wright (I really liked this one)and am starting ďThe Perfect ChristmasĒ by Debbie Macomber.
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Old 12-22-2019, 06:34 PM
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Beneath a Scarlet Sky by Mark Sullivan - Historical fiction, much of it deals with WWII Italy under Mussolini's dictatorship. A good friend has seen the author speak and was super wowed.

Olive, Again by Elizabeth Strout.


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Old 12-22-2019, 07:01 PM
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On my walk yesterday I picked up a book from a Little Library. The book is On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous by Ocean Vuong. I haven't started yet, but it got 4 stars on GoodReads.

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Old 12-22-2019, 08:21 PM
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I read The Known World today. I like the story but didn't love the writing style. It jumped around a lot which often made it hard to follow.


And then I've had about 5 books that I gave up on after a few chapters. I just haven't had good luck lately! I just put Winter People and Bonk on my kindle. Hopefully one of them is good!
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Old 12-23-2019, 06:57 AM
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I just finished Elenor Oliphant is Completely Fine and The Guardians before that. Both are books I would highly recommend. I am currently looking for a new one to read over break. Thanks for starting this thread!
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