Book ideas

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Book ideas

Ok I usually take my TBR ideas from here, but that won't always work for a new book read/chat, since some of you have read it before and I want to find new books.

So I googled for best sellers lists (never done that before, so dont know if these are good sites) but here are some I came up with. Thoughts?

Well look here: http://www.nytimes.com/2007/08/26/books/bestseller/0826besthardfiction.html?_r=1&oref=slogin

It shows what they are on the kist now, how kong they have been on the list and what they were rated last week. Some that caught my eye has being up on high on the list or on for a long time were:

A THOUSAND SPLENDID SUNS, by Khaled Hosseini. (author of the kite runner)
THE QUICKIE, by James Patterson
THE BOURNE BETRAYAL, by Eric Van Lustbader.
THE TIN ROOF BLOWDOWN, by James Lee Burke.

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This past year, I've been kind of limited to what my library has.

I'm headed back to work on Monday (actually I was there the 13th through the 17th already), since I'll have a paycheck I'm looking forward to occasionally splurging on the books I want to read that my library doesn't have in!!!! It'll probably be the end of the month or maybe even after my first full check in September before I get to do that though.

I'm pretty much up for whatever.

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oh bummer on the library. I am good for anything too, I read so much and love to try new things. So many books, so little time.

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I've never read any of the Bourne books or seen any of the movies - is this the first one of the series?

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I have not read them either, I didn't know it was a series, I just took some titles of the bestseller list.

No, It looks like it is the latest one, the 5th and last. The 1st 3 written by another guy

by Robert Ludlum:
The Bourne Identity (1980)
The Bourne Supremacy (1986)
The Bourne Ultimatum (1990)

and the last 2 by this guy: Eric Van Lustbader
The Bourne Legacy - (2004)
The Bourne Betrayal - (2007)

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He's basically continuing Ludlum's work, Like Frank Herbert's son did with the Dune prequels. I haven't read any of his Bourne books, but he is a good writer with his own books.

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oh yeah, oops that is what I meant.

So any of these sound good, or any off the full list? any other ideas?

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I haven't read the non-Ludlum Bourne books, even though I like Lustbader (I am too much of a book purist about things like that). The original three are excellent.

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Also, you can never ever go wrong with Michael Chabon. He's one of today's greatest novelists.

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Did we decide on anything? I do already have a hold placed on A Thousand Splendid Suns at my library.

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"KMcDonald" wrote:

Did we decide on anything? I do already have a hold placed on A Thousand Splendid Suns at my library.

nope we didn't, but that works for me. I will get a hold put on mine tonight. cool

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I actually have that and haven't read it yet.

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Can I jump in on here as well? I know that I popped in and out, but I am sure you all know of the ups & downs I've had over the past year or so.

Reading has been my only salvation Smile

I've not read this one yet & will get it if that is what we are deciding on!!

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yep pop on in. I am on the waiting list, get it and read along Smile

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