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Posted by Caleyna on August 12, 2006 at 21:00:36:
It's been awhile and the board is dead (no thanks to me and my inablity to do twelve things at once) so why not talk books.
What were the last five books you read? Would you recommend them? Why or why not?
- Between, Georgia by Joshilyn Jackson. It's not fantasy--instead it's southern literature--but I'd HIGHLY recommend it to anyone who enjoys a good read. Nonny is caught between several rocks and several hard places and must finally find the courage to make some decisions in her life. Her crazy southern family is there to help and hinder her along the way. Jackson is an extremely talented author and I can't wait to read more from her.
- gods in Alabama by Joshilyn Jackson. This was Jackson's first book and it's no surprise it hit bestseller status. It is excellent and un-put-down-able. Like Between, it's about a southern woman and her family. Unlike Between there's a whodunit included. . . one I never would have solved. Again, I'd highly recommend it.
- The Twelfth Card by Jeffery Deaver. It was ok if you like Jeffery Deaver and you like thrillers. It went a little long and got a little cumbersome, but was very surprising.
- The Lincoln Lawyer by Michael Connelly. I really enjoyed this and would recommend it if you like crime books. This one is told by a defense lawyer, which was unusual (as far as I know).
- The Hidden Queen by Alma Alexander. Bad, bad, bad, bad, horrible, horrible, bad. This is one of the worst books I've read in a long, long time. It had so much promise but just collapsed in the execution. The author told the story, she didn't show the story. She'd spend long passages recounting a single glance, then spend three sentences telling a huge major plot point that happened off-screen. Obviously, not recommended.
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