I LOVE the "In Death" series!!! However I think the earlier books were the best in the series. Could it be the sexual tension you can cut like a knife?? :) Could be!!! Great call! I will look into the other series you are talking about... Against the wall... sounds fun.
I'm reading all the of "In Death" books by J D Robb.. fabulous!! Takes place a few years in the future so while you're reading you're nodding your head thinking "oh ya.. can't wait for that!".. fast paced, sexy.. excellent. I wish they'd make movies based on this series and I'd pick Patrick Dempsey to play Roarke and Kelly Carlson (from Nip/Tuck) to play Eve. (yes I spend faaaar too much time in my own head)
All the "Outlander" series are outstanding too.. I have to read the last one still but I wouldn't kick Jamie outta my bed for eating crackers! Is it the kilt? The accent? The hot sex up against the wall? I say yes to all 3!
Garden of Shadows by Virginia Andrews.
Its the prequel to Flowers in the
Attic also by Virginia Andrews. It's the Grandmother's story of how all she wanted in life was to fall in love and be loved. She always felt too tall, too big and self conscious but eventually married quite late in life however, her husband was not a very nice man.
This will change your perception of people's actions and teaches you not to judge on face value....it's brilliant.
* What if a Lion Eats Me and I Fall into a Hippopotamus Mudhole? by Emily Hanlon
* The Last of the Really Great Wangdoodles, but Julie Andrews Edwards (yes, the actress)
* The Lion in the Box, by Marguerite De Angeli - always wanted to be the lady in the story who bought all the Christmas presents!
OK, these are all books for kids, but I've kept them 30 years or so cause I love 'em.
Fave grown-up book was probably Atlas Shrugged. Not so much that the book was so great, cause in some places it really drags, but the IDEA of it was great. It was a gift from a guy I was dating - he thought I took life too seriously and thought maybe I ought to think about 'shrugging' too, lol.
I love books... more than people I'd have to admit. My favorites include the "Earths Children" series by Jean M. Auel (ya know, 'Clan of the Cave Bear) a pretty accurate depiction of life during early man/caveman times, "Summer Sisters' by Judy Blume about best friends, one rich one poor and their summers together, "Lucky Bones" which is a story written through the eyes of a young girl who is murdered and watches how her family reacts and grows through the years following(though I can't remember who wrote it because my dog ate it... lol... but I've read it three times), 'The 5 People You Meet in Heaven' by Mitch Album (sp?) and 'Little Women' and 'The Outsiders' , anything true crime related.... GAWD, I AM SUCH A NERD!
My favorite book of all time is "YEARS" by Lavyrle Spencer. Such a beautiful romance. I read it about 14years ago and I never forgot it....I just found and bought it again and it is amazing. I recommend the book...read it you'll love it trust me. BB Jeanie
I don't have a favorite book... favorite authors - Jaid Black, Ann McCaffry, and Christine Feehan. I even have a favorite publishing company - elloras cave publishing...I'm a dirty minded girl who loves romance, paranormal, and lots of content that I wouldn't be able to repeat out loud without blushing.
I am a total bookworm. Some of my favorites are (in no particular order):
A Dogs Life by Peter Mayle (written in the voice of the dog--very, very funny)
Sophie's Choice (what a tear inducer) by Thomas Pinchon
The Stand by Stephan King (the only horror book I've read, and I've read many, that induced nightmares)
Interview With a Vampire by Anne Rice (the only of her books I've liked, by the way)
and almost anything by Anne Tyler, Armistead Maupin, Fannie Flagg (Fried Green Tomatoes, etc), John Irving, early Barbara Kingsolver. I will even admit to reading all of the Harry Potter series, liking them and anticipating the next.
VeniVici write: A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, (by Betty Smith)
Francie Nolan is a Brooklyn girl with a Brooklyn name and a Brooklyn accent. Her family are brave, devoted immigrants, struggling to survive and rise above the squalor, poverty and violence that surround their tenement home. But where's the humo(u)r?
I read to cheer myself up or to educate myself further so although you will emphasise with others who are struggling to survive, it won't cheer you up, other than to make you think that you're glad that you aren't in that situation.