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For the list of recommendations in April, look here:

April Recommendations

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Betsy said I could repost these books I enjoyed for May and so here they are, all terrific:

http://www.amazon.com/Lincoln-Lawyer-Michael-Connelly/dp/1455500232 Lincoln Lawyer by Michael Connelly ( I read it because I saw the movie trailer)

http://www.amazon.com/Death-Red-Heroine-ebook/dp/B001ET65U0/
Death of a Red Heroine by Qiu Xiaolong (if you want to be taken to China, this is it. About a poet detective)

http://www.amazon.com/The-Band-of-Gypsies-ebook/dp/B004AYDD3S/ The Band of Gypsies by Enrico Antiporda (If you want to be taken to Spain on a touching romantic ride)

http://www.amazon.com/Across-Nightingale-Floor-Tales-ebook/dp/B000OCXG4Q/ Across the Nightingale Floor by Lian Hearn (if you want to take a trip to medieval Japan. Loved it!!!)

(BTW, now reading Grass For Her Pillow, another Lian Hearn novel).
 
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I've now read two of Craig Johnson's Walt Longmire mysteries (Junkyard Dogs and Another Man's Moccasins) and recommend them. Set in Wyoming, they have a terrific sense of place, great characterization, and one of the best posse of sidekicks I've come across.
 

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I thought The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls was brilliant. It is a memoir that reads like a novel. I loved it.

Also just finished reading Once Upon a Time, There Was You by Elizabeth Berg. I enjoyed that. All of her books are a safe bet. She makes writing look so easy.
 

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I'm almost halfway through Noble House by James Clavell. A pretty quick read and excellent. Someone told me Shogun is much better, so I'll need to check that one out too.
 

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I have been reading all the works of a relatively new author, Alex Sinclair, and I love his sexy romances. His newest weaves suspense with sexy romance and I loved it:

It's available for only $2.99 for a full lengh novel. I recommend it highly if you're looking for evocative prose and excellent plotting and characters:

 

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Okay, I just finished another one, a cheap thrill actually called The Brass Verdict by Michael Connelly (I enjoyed The Lincoln Lawyer so much I decided to read the sequel). http://www.amazon.com/Brass-Verdict-Novel-Harry-Bosch/dp/B002ZNJVZU/

BTW, for Michael Connelly fans, the Amazon link mentions Harry Bosch, which is not true. The protagonist is Mickey Haller, and Bosch shows up in just one of the chapters.
 

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If you like thrillers, I have become quite a fan of the works of JA Konrath (he also writes under Jack Kilborn).  However, a guy named Blake Crouch wrote a novel called RUN that is one of the most tense, intense and satisfying reads I have had with my Kindle.  It is available exclusively for Kindle, by the way.  Big thumbs up from me.
 

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2 books that I read recently that really stuck with me:

A Discovery of Witches (a book club selection for this coming September - it came in at the library and I liked it so much, I bought it):


A Game of Thrones (another one I got from the library and purchased when I was enjoying it - easier than reading the DTB version) - loved how GRRM develops his characters and his writing style in general. I'm also loving the series on HBO - it's following very closely to the book, which is great!
 

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I liked Pan's Garden by Algernon Blackwood. They say the movie director of Pan's Labyrinth was inspired by the book.
There are about 15 stories in the book, my favorite being Special Delivery. A very interesting read.
http://www.amazon.com/Pans-Garden-ebook/dp/B00505VXE2/
 

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Angry Housewives eating bonbons by Lorna Landvik

don't be swayed by the title this book is not "chiK" Lit in the fun, light sense but it is a wonderful, touching book about life and the friends that get you thru. Have tissues handy as you will cry, but you will also lol.If you try it I don't think you'll regret it
 

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Jherrick,

I couldn't get into Noble House, BUT I read Shogun a few months ago and it's simply a terrific book. Hard to come across books as good (and as long) as that one. One of the best I've read this year.

Anyway, I'm about midway with a good YA novel called Whispers from the Ashes, set in the 1960s Pennsylvania. Sort of reminds me of A Painted House, which I liked very much. http://www.amazon.com/Whispers-Ashes-Patricia-Hester/dp/0984561609

At the rate I'm going this month, I'll bust my book budget.
 

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Harry Craig said:
Jherrick,

I couldn't get into Noble House, BUT I read Shogun a few months ago and it's simply a terrific book. Hard to come across books as good (and as long) as that one. One of the best I've read this year.
Funny you mentioned you couldn't get into it, because it did take the first 100 pages to settle into it and get a feel for where it was going. All right, Shogun is on the wish list--thanks for tempting me when I still have another 500 pages yet to read! :D
 
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