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    Quote Originally Posted by steph0413 View Post
    The bronze horseman by Paulina Simons. Its a 4 book series. Read it. Its amazing

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    4 books?

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    Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden

    Book about the world of becoming a Geisha, the hierarchy and restrictions. It follows on girl on her journey. Beautiful book, nothing like the movie.

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    Quote Originally Posted by waterlily View Post
    O. M. G. O. M. G. Excuse me while I go throw a tantrum!!! Hahah have an amazing time!!
    I'm pretty dam excited!!
    Thank you, I'm sure I'll have a great time :-D

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chelleylane View Post
    I know this much is true - Wally Lamb

    It IS long, but not boring.
    Can't really describe what it's about - twin brothers, one has schizophrenia. It's about them, their life, their family/history etc. Both mine and hubbys favourite book.
    (I also LOVED 'she's come undone' by Wally. It's a much shorter read. I was so impressed by his ability to write a female narrative so well).

    Also, the power of one - Bryce Courtenay. I've read it about 13000 times. (and the subsequent books). It's set in south Africa. It's such a wonderful book.

    Off to look up some of these other books you guys recommended.
    I agree, I love Wally Lamb's books.

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    I second shantaram, 1984 and a thousand splendid suns.

    Too many men by lily brett. It's about a woman who takes her holocaust survivor father back to Poland. The main character is hard to like but the book is fabulous.

    A civil action. A lawyer takes on polluting companies in a class action.

    The poisonwood bible by Barbara kingsolver. It's about 4 sisters and their mother living with their missionary father in the Congo in the 50/60s.

    Eat, pray, love is okay if you can stand the self obsessed-ness.

    I know there's heaps more. I'll think and come back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crunchie View Post
    Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden

    Book about the world of becoming a Geisha, the hierarchy and restrictions. It follows on girl on her journey. Beautiful book, nothing like the movie.
    Yeah, the movie made no sense to me. I saw it before I read the book. The movie makes more sense WITH the book... but the book is 100x better than the film is. It goes right into the whole geisha world of the time... so it's easy to sink right in and understand wtf is going on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bpac View Post
    Clan of the cave bear series by Jean M Auel
    My all time favourite series!!! My 14yo DD is now a HUGE fan. I started a thread on them a while back

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    Quote Originally Posted by SassyMummy View Post
    Yeah, the movie made no sense to me. I saw it before I read the book. The movie makes more sense WITH the book... but the book is 100x better than the film is. It goes right into the whole geisha world of the time... so it's easy to sink right in and understand wtf is going on.
    I read then book then seen the movie! Oh my the movie was terrible!!

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    My favorite and the last book I've read was The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho. It was so amazing that I started reading it for the second time right after the first one!





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    Wow, lots I love that have already been suggested (Pride and Prejudice, To Kill A Mockingbird, The Bronze Horseman, The Other Boleyn Girl, Harry,

    I'm currently reading the A Song of Fire and Ice series (Game of Thrones). I'm up to the fifth book (FINALLY) and I'm loving it!

    I'm also enjoying the Hunger Games series.

    Some other books I liked:

    The Help by Kathryn Stockett

    The Girl in Times Square by Paullina Simons: A girl is finishing college and then her flatmate disappears. Enter a detective who is trying to solve the case. Other life changing things happen to her. Sorry that's really vague - I just don't want to ruin what happens!

    The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett which is set during the twelfth century England which tells the story of the building of a magnificent cathedral. The story is told from the view point of different characters that live in and around the town where the cathedral is being built.

    For other chick lit I like Maggie Alderson, Monica McInerney, Paullina Simons.

    KatieKitten - I really like Fall of Giants by Ken Follett which is set during WWI. He is writing a sequel which should be out soon which is set during WWII and is the next generation of characters.


 
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