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Old May 13th, 2008, 1:41 am
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Re: Books you like but no one else has read?

Le Grand Meaulnes by Henri-Alain Fournier (the title is sometimes called The Lost Estate) I'm told that its a French classic, but nobody I know has ever read it (I live in the U.S.) Its really one of my favorite books and I came across it quite by accident.


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Old May 13th, 2008, 2:19 am
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One book that comes to mind is The Two Princesses of Bamarre by Gail Carson Levine. It's not as popular as Ella Enchanted, but I found it to be a very good read. A bit cliche, with princesses and dragons and quests and wahtnot, but I enjoyed it a lot.
I read that! I thought it was really good. I enjoyed it a lot.

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Also, Witch Child by Celia Rees, based in Salem when witches and the Devil were greatly feared.
I've seen that, but I haven't gotten around to reading it yet. I absolutely love the Salem Witchcraft Trials; It's one of my favorite points in history, besides the medieval/Renaissance/middle ages periods. Good stuff.

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The Host. It's actually really good, but no one that I know of has read it yet.
I read the prologue online, and the summary in a cover of one my friend has. It looks and sounds really good.

Anything by Amelia Atwater-Rhodes is definitely on my favorite book list. She's such an amazing writer; I'm amazed that she doesn't have a bigger fanbase. The Abhorsen Series is also pretty good, and the Georgia Nichols(on?) books (which, if you knew me, the thought of me reading books like that would be either really funny or really scary), and the City of Ember books. I haven't read the last one yet, but I'm hoping that I will soon.

Oh! And Leven Thumps! The Leven Thumps books are awesome!


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I picked up the first book in the Gemma Doyle trilogy, and really liked it too! However, my three bookstores don't have the next two, nor do Borders in Perth
Borders doesn't have it?! You really need to read the second book, ASAP. The second book is amazing and made me love the characters and everything about the trilogy. It's that great. And the third book was amazing as well.

Maybe you could try Target or Barnes & Noble? I've seen it in those stores, so good luck finding them.

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and the City of Ember books. I haven't read the last one yet, but I'm hoping that I will soon.
Ooh, I've read the first book! I read it two or three years ago but I forgot about reading The People of Sparks.


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Old May 16th, 2008, 1:37 am
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The Underland Chronicles by Suzanne Collins. My best friend got me hooked on them, and they're so awesome! I love them much (like my brand-spanking-new avatar that I feel like I must brag about for a few minutes...)!!


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The Private series are really interesting. It's like Gossip Girl with the scandals and teenage life, except with much better writing and a more interesting plot. It's a typical chick lit with a twist - it's a mystery, too! I only know one friend who likes it, unfortunately.


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i'm a sci fi nerd as well as some fantasy (Eragon, LotR, Harry Potter)
so i automatically go to the sci fi rack at the libray. i really like the Area 51 books by Robert Doherty but no one else i know has read them.


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Old June 13th, 2008, 9:05 pm
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I'm into sci-fi/fantasy as well. I like The Pellinor Series by Alison Croggon. I've read all three books (The Naming, The Riddle, and The Crow) and I'm anxiously awaiting the last, called The Singing.

Another series I liked is the Tairen Soul series by CL Wilson. There's two books, the Lord of the Fading Lands and The Lady of Light and Shadow, and there's supposed to be another one coming out next year that I'll likely get.


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I've recently gone back to reading mysteries. I love Agatha Christie and Rex Stout, but hadn't found anyone to replace them until a few months ago.
It's hard to get a good replacement once you've read Agatha Christie. You're so used to her always surprising plot twists that nothing seems to get you anymore.

A series of books I really enjoyed, yet have never found many people to rejoice with is The Time-Master Trilogy by Louise Cooper. It's a fantastic trilogy, set in an imaginary land with bits that could make you think of A Wizard of Earthsea but quite a bit more complex and darker. She made a prequel trilogy and a sequel trilogy I believe, but I haven't been able to read those, they are hard to find.


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I read that! I thought it was really good. I enjoyed it a lot.
Yay! Someone else likes it, too!!

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The Host. It's actually really good, but no one that I know of has read it yet.
Omigosh I LOVE The Host! I liked it better than Twilight. I got sucked in from the moment I started reading it! I just couldn't put it down! It is definitely one of my favorites.


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The Lighthouse Trilogy by Adrian McKinty.


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Omigosh I LOVE The Host! I liked it better than Twilight. I got sucked in from the moment I started reading it! I just couldn't put it down! It is definitely one of my favorites.
I was looking for that book in my local B&N, and I couldn't find it, so I got some other books I wanted, and it wasn't until I was leaving that I saw where they kept it, and it was 30% off! Aargh!

I like Hilari Bell and Diana Wynne Jones, but they're relatively unknown authors...


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Wicked by Nancy Holder was pretty good; once you get over the confusing beginning that is.


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Old June 23rd, 2008, 7:55 pm
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The Elements of Lore by Doctor Harry S Hope
Bloomin' ace book, starts a series its all about the five elements and how real magic is kept hidden from our own world. The adventures is amazing they ride dragons, battle demons and meet all sorts of fantastic cratures - III LLLOOOVVEEE IT, very good.


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Faith of Our Fathers by N.C. Allen. It's a four-book series about the Civil War and I really love them. They are some of the books I read over and over again.


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Re: Books you like but no one else has read?

I've read The Amazon Influence and thought it was very good, but no one else I know has read it. Probably becasue it's out of print. I love out of print books. And they make me sad.

Lloyd Alexander and Madeline L'engle are two of my favorite authors of all time, with Lloyd Alexander on top. L'engle's books are a little more popular, but no one has heard of Alexander. I adore Alexander's books and his writing style and it's hard for me to get a hold of them.

Has anyone read The Borderland Chronicles by Lorna Freeman or The Squire's Tales by Gerald Morris?


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I haven't read any of the books mentioned so far, I'll look them. I need a bit of reading inspiration, I've run out of books!

I really like The Rout of the Ollafubs by K.G Lethbridge, its a really good kids book that was published in the 60's, I definitely recommend it. It's quite hard to find, but it's a really sweet and odd.

Its about two kids called Skyboy and Littleflame, and there are a few different adventures that they go on. The Ollafubs are horrible, scaly, stupid, filthy monsters that live in the booming rocks below their village. The kids go there to pick fruit (no-one has seen the Ollafubs for years, so they weren't too scared), but nearly get caught by an Ollafub. They run away and get caught by a bear and taken back to his family, the bears are v.cool and all have westcounty accents. Anyway, there's a lot more, but its worth reading


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Re: Books you like but no one else has read?

George Eliot's Middlemarch and The Mill On The Floss. Both excellent books which hardly any one seems to have heard of.


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One novel that I have enjoyed reading was The Secrets of Jin S'hei by Alma Alexander. It had it's flaws, but overall it was a really good story.


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Old July 7th, 2008, 9:00 pm
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Holly Would Dream & Firefly Lane are two books that are soooo good, I just got done reading them. Holly Would Dream is hilarious & you'll immediately fall in love with the main character, Holly. Firefly Lane is a really good book about friendship & how it endures, even through decades. <3


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Old July 7th, 2008, 9:04 pm
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Cracked: Life on the Edge at a Rehab Clinic.

No one that I know of has read it, surprisingly.... It's a really good book, and I'd like to meet someone other than me that's read it.


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