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post #41 of 51
Penny Vincenzi's Spoils of Time series

The Tea Rose and The Winter Rose by Jennifer Donnelly

I second Sara Donati's books, a relation to my ultimate Outlander series favorites.

Elizabeth George's Inspector Lynley mysteries (PBS TV series not bad but books better of course)
post #42 of 51
If you also enjoy lighter fiction, Marian Keyes has written a sort of series about a group of sisters starting with "Watermelon"
post #43 of 51
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I'm loving the trilogy by Stieg Larrson - THe girl With the Dragon Tattoo, THe Girl who Played with Fire - and something about a hornet's nest. Found the first 200 pages to be a bit hohum but then realize why all that delicious detail is there. Good stuff.
While a good story... these are chock full of horrendous violence against women both in the present of the main character's life and and in the lives of the dead women whose murders they investigate. If you are sensitive to rape, gore and such... you may want to consider yourself warned.
post #44 of 51
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Into the Wilderness by Sara Donati and all the books that followed: Dawn on a Distant Shore, Lake in The Clouds, Fire in the Sky, Queen of Swords. There is a new one too that I haven't read yet. They are historical fiction set in the 1800's starting in upstate NY and then moving to various locales for the subsequent books. They are really engrossing novels with characters I really loved.
I'm just finishing Queen of Swords... all fantastic books!
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Look into The Dresden Files, by Jim Butcher! Wizardry at its best!
Yes! I love these. I've only read the first three, because somebody else took the next few from the library. I have to run by there today, so maybe I'll check if they have the next ones in stock.
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You know, I have the first one and couldn't get through the first couple chapters. I've heard such great things about it though.....
I haven't read the whole thread but I too had this problem witht the first book. I had the book for 6 months and only read the first chaper. I FINALLY had nothing else to read and just stuck to it and then LOVED them I have read everyone except the last one.
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Kimberly Raye's Dead End Dating
Sherrilyn Kenyon's Dark Hunter
MaryJanice Davidson (all her books)
Sookie Stackhouse
Little House on the Prairie
Gerry Butler's Glory St Clair
Anne of Green Gables
Kim Harrison's Rachel Morgan
Kelley Armstrong's Otherworld

My all time favorite:

Anne Bishop's Black Jewels
Black Jewels was what I was going to suggest.
post #48 of 51
I've read many of the vampire series, recently, and as a pre-teen: Twilight, Sookie Stackhouse, The Last Vampire (Christopher Pike), The Vampire Diaries (before it was on TV), and I tried to read Anne Rice's Vampire Chronicles, but had trouble getting through Lestat.

Other than vampire series, I really like Stephen King's The Dark Tower series. It's 7 books and spans from when he was a writer at 19 (in the 1970s) over 30 years or something. They're pretty good and they change flow since they were written over such a long period, so you never get bored!
post #49 of 51
Glad to see this thread. I just finished reading Harry Potter and I'm sort of mourning being done. Don't know what to read now. But I'm getting lots of good ideas.

I did love Pillars of the Earth and the "sequel" World Without End.
The Lord of the Rings trilogy is classic and fabulous.

Not much help I'm afraid.
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Black Jewels was what I was going to suggest.
Just picked these up. Can't wait to start!
post #51 of 51
Fantasy there is:
David Eddings has several trilogies that I like.
My favorite is the Ellenium books.
Some others that are great are Belgariad series and the Dreamers series.
R.A. Salvatore has a very long series on Drizzt the drow that starts with the book Homeland and at the moment has 13 books in the series.

Mystery.
I love the Regan Reilly Mysteries by Carol Higgins Clark.

I am just getting into the Elizabeth MacPherson mysteries by Sharyn McCrumb and I am liking them so far.
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