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Old August 5th, 2009, 1:00 am
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Re: Books you like but no one else has read?

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I've read the Abram's Daughters series and Heritage of Lancaster County series that no one else seems to have read. They're kind of Christian fiction and a little predictable, but they're really light reads. They're basically about an Amish community and the troubles they go through.
I love Beverly Lewis! There you've found someone else who's read them!

I read a lot of Christian Fiction and most of what I read even among my Christian friends who read Christian Fiction haven't heard of them. My favorite CF author is Roxanne Henke and when I talk about her everyone's like "Roxanne who?"

Actually, just taking a look at my bookshelf most of what I own I don't really know anyone else who's read it. My friends aren't big readers like me so they usually haven't read most of what I have.


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Old August 5th, 2009, 5:22 am
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Indian Summer: The Secret History of the End of an Empire by Alex Von Tunzelmann.

I'm the only one I know who keeps harping about this book But really, it is such a magnificent, beautifully researched book. But then again, not many people I know read non-fiction, let alone enjoy it. But I'd recommend this book to just about anyone who's interested in history in general and Indian history in particular. Von Tunzelmann is a very good writer


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Old August 5th, 2009, 4:19 pm
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Revolutionary Road by Richard Yates
Therese Raquin by Emile Zola
I've also read almost every book by Jane Austen and a lot of people I know wouldn't touch that with a ten foot pole because it's too much like what we are forced to read in school.


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Old August 6th, 2009, 5:40 pm
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I find that Redwall fans are few and far between, considering the first book came out in 1985. They may be a tad formulaic, but so is Harry Potter in a few instances.

The Mistmantle Chronicles (Urchin of the Riding Stars) are more or less like the animals in Redwall, except a few glaring differences, like the trading of an Abbey/Abbot or Abbess, for a Castle and a King and Queen. The Fans are nearly as rare as Redwall Fans

Hermux Tantamoq Adventures (Time Stops for No Mouse...look! More talking animals!) Anyways, this is mainly a 'mystery' series, with humans replaced by rodents, pretty much.

The Imaginarium Geographica (Here, there be dragons or something like that.) The second one annoyed me a little, and is why I haven't bought The Indigo King yet.

And Evil Genius & Genius Squad by Catharine Jinks.

It looks like I live on 'Remote Book Island' I'd add The Children of the Red King , Percy Jackson and the Olympians& The Bartimaeus Trilogy, but I see there are topics for those.


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Old August 6th, 2009, 7:25 pm
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NOBODY HAS READ CLIVE BARKERS ABARAT!!!!!!! WTH!!?? Look it up and look up the amazing mr clive barker's art work that he painted with the books(tbh all his art work is amazing), 1 and 2 were FANTASTIC! and #3 is due for release. OMG READ THEM!

I may open a thread on this series...


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Old August 6th, 2009, 7:35 pm
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For some reason, whenever I mention "The Wardstone Chronicles" I get a blank look. It's being turned into a film, for goodness' sakes, but I think it has more of a cult following...

And the "Black Magician" books by Trudi Canavan are really, really good. I read the trilogy in a week.


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OMG LOVE TRUDI C!!!!! She is an amazing author. What she can do with words... OMG!


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Old August 12th, 2009, 9:08 pm
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None of my friends seem to have read "Avalon High". It's not a series, it's a fiction novel about a present day version of the King Arthur legend. Anyone else read/heard of it?


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Has anyone heard of Kelley Armstrong?
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Only read a couple but I do like them

The Forbidden Game series by L.J.Smith. Awesome books - All of them


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And the "Black Magician" books by Trudi Canavan are really, really good. I read the trilogy in a week.
Yes, these are good books.

A book I'm reading at the moment is a classic but no one I've talked to has read it. It's called The age of Innocence, please tell me that someone else has read it.

It's a nice story that gives you a feel for New York in the 1920's.


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Old September 5th, 2009, 12:52 am
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She's Come Undone by Wally Lamb. None of my friends heard of it, I heard of it because of the internet and Oprah's Book Club (). It's a really emotionally heavy book, disturbing, and heart-wrenching, but nonetheless, amazing. I try to get my friends to read it, but most of my friends either like reading different things (those teen girl books, like TTYL or Gossip Girl or the Clique ) or don't read at all, so of course they wouldn't have heard of it. Also, no one has heard of Perks of Being a Wallflower. Fantastic book, but then again, it's much like Catcher in the Rye, and none of my friends have heard of that either.


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A book I'm reading at the moment is a classic but no one I've talked to has read it. It's called The age of Innocence, please tell me that someone else has read it.
Yes Its a good book - you should watch the film afterwards to compare - its not as good as the book - but it is an ok effort.


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Old September 23rd, 2009, 6:44 pm
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The Dream Merchant - Isabel Hoving.

It has some very original ideas in it.


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The Dream Merchant - Isabel Hoving.

It has some very original ideas in it.


It's these sort of books that cause my friends to ignore me when I jabber on about them for days on end. Has anyone read Wild Swans by Jung Chang? I'll continue reccomending that in vain until the day I die.


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WOW where to start?
considering that im a fairly young teenager, who absoulutely ADORES books, i have to say that i have read MANY MANY books, that maybe most of you have read, but me, still being in middle school, have yet to meet a kid who has read the books i have. The count of monte cristo, the three musketeers, oliver twist, david copperfied, peter pan, little women(read that one in 3rd grade!), sherlock holmes, and the list keeps GOING and GOING and going....


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I love historical fiction, specifically by Bernard Cornwell. Have only ever met a few people who read his stuff. Amazing stories though.


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The Eugenides books by Megan Whalen Turner (The Thief, The Queen of Attolia, and The King of Attolia). These are some of the most clever, entertaining, and unique books I have ever read -- and nobody seems to have read them.


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I like a book which is published only where I live, because the writer actually lives here and is only famous in here. It's called: "Five days that frightened our house" Its really funny, I just couldn't stop laughing. It's about a typical family like mine and yours, when a mouse gets in their home and the whole building with the neighbours along turns into a mess.


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I'm reading The Prince of Tides right now...most people I've talked to about it haven't heard of it.


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Pretty much anything by Beverley Nichols. Nobody here under the age of 50 seems to have heard of him and his books are quite difficult to find.


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