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Name a book you couldn't put down

MagooMagoo Posts: 2,173Registered Users
I'm going through some tough times and have been reading anything I can get my hands on. It's very therapeutic for me and gives me a way to "escape" for a bit. I struggled through my last book but read it anyway because it kept my mind busy and off other things. I'd like something I won't be able to put down.

Any suggestions?
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  • ninja dogninja dog Posts: 23,780Registered Users
    Downtown Owl by Chuck Klosterman

    Closing Time by Joe Queenan

    Pride and Prejudice and Zombies
  • LotsawavesLotsawaves Posts: 8,660Registered Users
    Flowers In The Attic plus the other 2 books after that.
    From Michael Berg:

    Every person has a unique connection to the Creator that can never be extinguished, and every person has a great soul that can manifest important things in our world. To make a person feel less than they are because of something inside themselves, be it faith, race, or sexual orientation, is the greatest sin of all."
  • CurlyminxCurlyminx Posts: 5,581Registered Users
    All of the dark tower series by Stephen King. It's more fantasy than anything. I loved them. When a new book came out, I would re-read every book every time. It's the best.
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  • MagooMagoo Posts: 2,173Registered Users
    Thanks for the suggestions. I will check them out at the library.
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  • curlypearlcurlypearl Posts: 11,970Registered Users Curl Novice
    Me too - I need distraction. More suggestions? A very short description would be helpful. TIA!
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  • FlyAwayPhoenixFlyAwayPhoenix Posts: 1Registered Users
    The Last Child by John Hart. It's like a really, REALLY good episode of Law and Order: SVU--about the search for a young girl gone missing, centering around her family, in particular her twin brother, and Detective Hunt...who is probably a little too involved in the case than your ordinary detective.

    It's AMAZING. My description really doesn't do it justice.
  • papayahedpapayahed Posts: 1,282Registered Users
    The Alienist and The Angel of Darkness by Caleb Carr
    The Eight by Katherine Neville
    Size 12 is not fat by Meg Cabot
    Tales of the city by Armistead Maupin
  • NottyNotty Posts: 1,456Registered Users
    Oh my gosh........so many to mention so here goes:

    Water for Elephants by (I have no clue)

    Ken Follets - World without End and Pillars of the Earth, as well as any of his older books 'Hornet Flight' I could not put down, most of his books are great!

    I also loved, loved, loved The Guernsey Literary and Potatoe Peel Society

    Also Snow Flower and the Secret Fan and The Shanghai Girls both by Lisa Lee.....

    I also love anything by James Patterson - a quick read which will keep you up all night reading..

    How's that for a beginning........as you can tell I have a very, varied reading.
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  • SystemSystem Posts: 39,059 Administrator
    GWTW! All time fav.:love8:
  • janeylizjaneyliz Posts: 777Registered Users
    Philip Pullman's Dark Materials trilogy - you'll probably be familiar with the first one as it was made into the film The Golden Compass with Nicole Kidman and Daniel Craig (the film was nowhere near as good as the book). They're technically kids books but they are fantastic, well-written and descriptive.

    Rosamunde Pilcher's Coming Home is very good, don't know if you get her books your side of the pond.
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  • hauptajhauptaj Posts: 122Registered Users
    Curlyminx wrote: »
    All of the dark tower series by Stephen King. It's more fantasy than anything. I loved them. When a new book came out, I would re-read every book every time. It's the best.


    LOVED these books! I did the same thing, re-read the previous book when the next one came out. Then there was like a 20 year span between 4 & 5, that was tough!
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  • hauptajhauptaj Posts: 122Registered Users
    I also loved Water for Elephants. Everyone I suggested it to has loved it. Also liked Pillars of the Earth.

    Even though they're for teens, the Twilight series is an easy fun read. And if you like vampires all the Sookie Stackhouse books by Charlaine Harris are good. It's what HBO's True Blood is based on, although the books are a little less dark than the TV show, in my opinion.

    The Other Bolyne Girl is good. My sister who has never read a book in her life couldn't put it down.

    The Kite Runner & A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Husseini are also very good.
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  • burgundy_locksburgundy_locks Posts: 2,420Registered Users
    Im bad at summaries, but i will tru!

    The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho- a mystical story about a boy who sets out if his home and what he knows to go find his personal legend with the help of the universe. the universe puts things in his way to help him achieve what he is REALLY looking for (which goes beyond the treasures of the world).

    11 Minutes, also by Paulo Coelho- a young Brazilian girl, Maria, destraught and disinterested in love moves to Switzerland to initially dance, but quickly after falls into prostitution (by choice), starts making good money, then needs to choose between the love she never thought could exist for her, or making more money to ultimately go back to Brazil and better her life. who will win? sex or love? (<- awweessommee book by the way).

    Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom (talk about a tear jerker!!!!!! and i am NOT a crier AT ALL!). Mitch, now all grown up and a sports reporter learns that his mentor/professor in college (morrie) is dying from ALS. Morrie was an influential person to Mitch, and to many other people which gained the interest of America while being interviewed by Ted Koppel on Nightline. Mitch, who promised to keep in touch and never did, now goes to visit his professor for one last lesson in life. they're Tuesday's people.

    these books i could not put down. i'm not a big reader. but i do read books that are recommended to me by those i trust. i read the last few pages of Tuesdays with Morrie during my lunch hour and was crying in our breakroom. great book!
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  • kellygreen49kellygreen49 Posts: 625Registered Users
    I'm a YA/Teen reader so these are lighter reads.

    The Year of Secret Assignments by Jaclyn Moriarty
    The Nature of Jade by Deb Caletti
    Audrey, Wait! by Robin Benway
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  • KookyCurlKookyCurl Posts: 1,980Registered Users
    Speckla wrote: »
    GWTW! All time fav.:love8:

    Me too!!! I have a collection of different editions (I think I have 5 or six now including 2 from 1939). I think I read it once a year at least. :love4:
  • aislinaislin Posts: 864Registered Users
    Dune by Frank Herbert, the entire series, because it all really is one book. 'Nuff said.
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  • roseannadanaroseannadana Posts: 5,632Registered Users
    Begin with Outlander by Galbadon and proceed through the series.

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  • MichelleBFTMichelleBFT Posts: 4,812Registered Users
    I've read it three or four times, but every time I pick up the Time Travelers Wife, I can't put it down and devour it by staying up way to late on weeknights. IMO, the best modern love story out there.
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  • oddityofwingsoddityofwings Posts: 1,261Registered Users
    I find just about anything by Kurt Vonnegut impossible to put down... some of Samuel R. Delany's lesser novels from the 70s are also quite quick, absorbing reads as well.

    Evidence of Things Unseen by Marianne Wiggans is quite absorbing, as is The Time Traveler's Wife. I also found Dance Dance Dance by Haruki Murikami quite hard to put down (in fact, I love all of his fiction).
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  • NYCurlyGirlyNYCurlyGirly Posts: 1,012Registered Users
    I'm in the middle of the Gemma Doyle trilogy and highly recommend! The first one is A Great and Terrible Beauty.

    As always, I can't say enough about the Twilight Saga :blob2:
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  • Seren1Seren1 Posts: 20Registered Users
    I love Virginia Andrews too! Have you ever noticed how almost every one of her original books have some type of incest or sexual abuse? And she has a love of blonde haired blue eyed people. Just makes me wonder if anything happened to her...

    I'm a bit of a sci fi/fantasy reader (would help if we knew your fav genre):
    • Brent Weeks (Only has one trilogy out so far, excellent new writer)
    • Robin Hobb, the Farseer trilogy is the best.
    • Sherwood Smith- All books.
    Non-Fantasy:
    • Chinese Cinderella
    • Virginia Andrews - Flowers In The Attic
    • Kathleen Tessaro - Elegance
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  • likethegumlikethegum Posts: 494Registered Users
    Angela's Ashes by frank McCourt. Also, T'is and Teacher man (second and third in the series)

    The Road by Cormack McCarthy

    Water For Elephants by Sara Gruen

    Pretty much any book by Stephen King, Dean Koontz, John Saul or Clive Barker.

    All of the Vampire Chronicles by Anne Rice

    The list goes on and on - I love to read!
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  • Raisin GirlRaisin Girl Posts: 15Registered Users
    Here are some books I couldn't put down and a small commentary on them. :)

    "Wasted" by Marya Hornbacher - This book is about her trials with anorexia and bulimia. She writes with such candor and grit that you can't help but love it. She doesn't candy-coat anything. I loved this book and it is my all-time favorite book. I've read it probably at least twenty-five times since I first purchased it.

    "Misadventures In The (213)" by Dennis Hensley - This is a very humorous book! It's about the L.A. elite and wannabe-elite and all of the things they can manage to get themselves into. It's very chick-lit, and to be honest I didn't think I'd like it, but I ended up loving it.

    "Tuesdays With Morrie" by Mitch Albom - This is a very sad book. It's about Mitch's visits every Tuesday with his old college professor, Morrie Schwartz. Morrie had ALS, and in this book there are so many wise things to be learned. Be warned though, you will cry at the end.

    "The Audacity Of Hope" by President Barack Obama - I love everything he had to say in this book. He has some great ideas in it and it was very well-written. There's also some humor in it, and the rhetoric in which it's written isn't a lot of political jargon. It feels like you're just in a conversation with him. It's a very good book, I'd highly recommend it.
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  • KnitchickKnitchick Posts: 2Registered Users
    "The Help" by Kathryn Stockett (Has 500+plus five- star reviews on Amazon)
    "Shanghai Girls" by Lisa See
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  • WurlyLoxWurlyLox Posts: 4,858Registered Users
    Many of the ones already mentioned, but especially the Outlander series by Gabaldon, a time travel historical series, Gone With the Wind, and Stephen King's The Stand, a post-apocalyptic odyssey (after an accidental germ warfare strain of flu leaks out from a government facility) with a classic battle between good and evil - I'm re-reading it now for about the fourth time. I like most King and Koontz, but this is in a class by itself - a classic in any genre.

    Too many others to list . . . .
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  • happycurls24happycurls24 Posts: 263Registered Users
    She's Come Undone by Wally Lamb

    The Kite Runner by Khaled Hossini (i know I definitely spelled his name wrong)...

    The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold

    White Oleander by Janet Fitch

    Nineteen Minutes by Jodi Piccoult
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  • SariaSaria Posts: 15,963Registered Users
    Jane Eyre comes to mind right away. I stayed up very late reading it and finished it in basically two days.
    Lolita is another. Life of Pi was like that even though I didn't care for the ending.
    MichelleBFT, I've been curious about that book for a while. I mostly read classics, but have been reading some current stuff and that one looks interesting.
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  • SpiralliSpiralli Posts: 3,654Registered Users Curl Virtuoso
    Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen (I think, and prob misspelled her name)
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  • nynaeve77nynaeve77 Posts: 7,135Registered Users
    The Kushiel's Legacy series by Jacqueline Carey. It's alternate history fantasy and it's so, so good.
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