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Old 06-16-2020, 12:00 PM
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working on a list of books to read for a 50 book challenge thru my library--the idea is to expand your reading horizons (but i'm fighting it every step!) i've been making my preferred genre (thriller/mystery/suspense) fit most of the categories....

do you have any recommendations for books that meet these requirements? (bonus points if they are thrillers!)

*book set during holiday
*western
*historical fiction
*book with punny title (but i don't want one that is part of a series)
*book with city in title
*book with a heist
*a banned book
*a love story

--i should also mention that i am only counting books i haven't read before (except for the "book from your childhood", obviously, and the book that i read last summer and then read again to find vocabulary words and then read as a read aloud on video during quarantine--definitely getting credit for reading a book twice!)

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Historical Fiction
Old 06-16-2020, 12:14 PM
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Dream When You're Feeling Blue by Elizabeth Berg takes place Durng WW!! in Chicago.The story involves three sisters, their families, and the contributions they make to the war.

This is not a thriller.

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Old 06-16-2020, 12:17 PM
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*book set during holiday = A Christmas Memory, Capote
*western = Lonesome Dove, McMurtry
*historical fiction = Year of Wonders, Brooks
*book with punny title = Bad Blood, Carreyrou
*book with city in title = Gentleman in Moscow, Towles
*book with a heist = Void Moon, Connelly
*a banned book = Catcher in the Rye, Salinger
*a love story = Love in the Time of Cholera, Garcia Marquez
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Old 06-16-2020, 12:31 PM
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I read exclusively historical fiction, mainly WWI and WWII, and could give tons of suggestions.

One of my many favorites is Nightingale By Kristin Hannah.

I haven’t read much in the other categories and I read a lot.
Debbie Macomber has written a lot of books fang are set during
holidays.
As far as banned books, Harry Potter and The Hunger Games series have all been banned by some places.
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Old 06-16-2020, 01:47 PM
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I love Historical Fiction. I highly suggest The Things We Cannot Say by Kelley Rimmer. So amazing!


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Old 06-16-2020, 01:47 PM
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Cormac McCarty has some great westerns! All the Pretty Horses is awesome. And classics from Zane Grey are also good. Riders of the Purple Sage is my favorite of his.
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Old 06-16-2020, 02:03 PM
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*historical fiction--The Light Between Oceans, Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

*book with city in title--Gentleman in Moscow, Molokai (if island counts )

*a banned book--Farenheit 451 (surprisingly still applicable for today), The Hate U Give

*a love story--The Rosie Project, Matchmaking for Beginners
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Old 06-16-2020, 02:27 PM
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Mary Higgins Clark and Carol Higgins Clark co-wrote some good holiday mysteries. They are on the edge of thrillers, not too scary.
The Christmas Thief
Santa Cruise
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Old 06-16-2020, 04:18 PM
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thank you for all the suggestions! I should be able to get some of those categories covered!
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Late to this but some suggestions...
Old 06-17-2020, 06:42 AM
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A Redbird Christmas by Fannie Flagg was really cute for the holiday category.

One Day in December was a really nice love story.

Brooklyn by Colm Toibin is a great story - it was a movie some years back.


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Old 06-17-2020, 10:37 AM
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not too late, puzzle!

i just requested your love story--looks fun!

and put Brooklyn on my "to read later" wishlist, as my request list is full. (i don't think i mentioned i needed a book about an immigrant, so this will fulfill that category) thanks!
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