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I need a new favorite author

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by CityGirlintheCountry, Aug 4, 2011.

  1. CityGirlintheCountry

    CityGirlintheCountry Green Eggs and Hamlet

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    Okay, I've run through all the books I have here. I need a new favorite series. What can you recommend?

    Loved the Diana Gabaldon books (Outlander series). Have already read all of them and am waiting anxiously for the new one.
    Loved the Stephanie Plum books. Have read all of them and am waiting for the new one.
    Love the Mercedes Lackey books. Have read almost all of them.
    Read all the John Grisham books. Enjoy them.
    Read all the Michael Crichton books. Enjoy them.
    Read all the Dan Brown books. Enjoy them.
    Read all the Edgar Rice Burrows. Love it.
    Read all the Louisa May Allcott, Mark Twain, Harry Potters, Tolkien, CS Lewis, Rudyard Kipling. Love it.
    Love Nora Roberts, but am trying to give up romance novels.
    Not that into Mary Higgins Clark.
    Not that into Luanne Rice.
    Like some of the Anne Rice books (not so much teh vampire stuff though).
    Even like Louis L'Amour.

    I will read almost anything. I just need a new series.
    What have you got?
     
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  2. anderson8505

    anderson8505 Peace, Love & Happy Chickens

    Try anything by William Kent Krueger: Minnesota murder mysteries solved by a (mostly) family guy who is white and Native American.
     
  3. njduck

    njduck Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Tom Clancy - Marine

    I was onboard ship for the deployment when he gathered his info for the book. I then read the book. I was amazed at how he used the facts and didn't make stuff up. I am not a big reader, wait I don't read novels at all. I ended up reading all of his books
     
  4. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    So do you like mystery..or historical .. or just anything (like me..) [​IMG]
     
  5. CityGirlintheCountry

    CityGirlintheCountry Green Eggs and Hamlet

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    Just anything, Red. I'll try almost anything.

    njduck- I've tried the Clancy books a few times and generally get bogged down in his technical details. He's a fine writer. He just generally doesn't hold my attention long. Totally my fault, not his. [​IMG]

    Anderson- Thanks! I'll look that one up.
     
  6. mississippifarmboy

    mississippifarmboy collects slightly damaged strays Premium Member

    If you like epic fantasy try the "wheel of time" series by Robert Jordon.

    I just read the first 7 books, was very good in a Tolkienish way....
     
  7. CityGirlintheCountry

    CityGirlintheCountry Green Eggs and Hamlet

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    Ooooo... doesn't Robert Jordan sometimes team write with Mercedes Lackey? I'll have to go find him too. I forgot about him. Thanks!
     
  8. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    Maybe look at Clive Barker or Neil Gaimon. They both can walk between fantasy, sci fi, horror, and thriller and/or combine them.
    Have you tried Dean Koontz or Stephen King, both are great storytellers.

    Imp

    A fantasy I really liked was the Death Gate Cycle by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman. 7 books long.

    and

    The original Dune series by Frank Herbert. I haven't tried the new ones.
     
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  9. anderson8505

    anderson8505 Peace, Love & Happy Chickens

    Quote:Sure! I've read everything I could get on PaperbackSwap.com by him. Waiting for the last two... too cheap to buy new books and too busy to go to the library.
     
  10. mississippifarmboy

    mississippifarmboy collects slightly damaged strays Premium Member

    Quote:I don't know, this was the first books I've read of his. I do know he's dead now though, someone else is finishing the final book.
     

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