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Thursday, October 13, 2011
Forgive the picture, but it's the only picture I had that seemed appropriate for my blog today.

I'm in need of a new book to read. I read fiction and non-fiction, so I'm open to either. I was hoping you all might suggest a good book. Got a favorite?

What are you currently reading? Or what would you read if you had the time? :-)

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Diann Hunt  
posted at 9:25 AM  
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At 9:54 AM, Blogger Suzanne said...

Oh my goodness, I just finished A Sound Among the Trees by Susan Meissner. Go Get it. AMAZING.

At 10:27 AM, Blogger Diana said...

I read "The Help" it was really good the movie was too.

At 10:35 AM, Blogger Diann Hunt said...

Diana, I've read "The Help" and agree with you, it was a great book! I haven't seen the movie, but I want to see it!

Suzanne, thanks for the heads up. I'll check it out!

At 10:57 AM, Blogger Heather said...

Sarah's Key is one of the best I've read lately. I so didn't want to read sat on my kindle a long, long time before I did. A friend recommended it, but I just don't typically like Holocaust fiction. But I loved it. Currently reading Mike Leach's autobiography....interesting guy, but taking FOREVER for me to get through it.

At 2:21 PM, Blogger Hannah Alexander said...

I'm reading The 36 Hour Day, can't remember who wrote it, but it's about caregivers for dementia and Alzheimer's. It's very helpful not only for those who are direct caregivers, but also for those family members who need to know what their loved ones with dementia are going through so they'll know how to best talk to them.

At 3:19 PM, Blogger Timothy Fish said...

I don't remember the name of the book I'm reading. Probably just as well. One of my writer friends wrote it and I'm not real enthused about finishing it.

At 4:47 PM, Blogger jel said...

I might have told ya about this one, but it is very good.

One Lane Bridge by Don Reid,

At 6:24 PM, Blogger jel said...

got 2 more ya might like,

The Mandolin Case, by Dr. Tom Bibey

The Strange Man, by Greg Mitchell

At 8:59 PM, Blogger Kimberly said...

Oh Diann! I am trying to limit my comments!! For some reason I have blown through books this year! Here are a few stand outs (and why).

Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand - Biography of the life of Louis Zamperini an amazing man who ran in the Olympics in Munich and fought in WWII. I don't want to give too much away but I didn't want to put the book down!

Same Kind of Different as Me - Autobiography by Ron Hall and Denver Moore - The story of a very unlikely relationship between Ron, a successful business man that thought he was helping a homeless man, and Denver the homeless man. Again, I love, love, love this book and the message it teaches!

I just discovered author Ronie Kendig. She is a Christian author and I have really enjoyed her books. I am a military brat and loved the show The Unit so her Discarded Heroes Series has been right up my alley, I liked Nightshade (Book 1) the best. I also liked her stand alone book Dead Reckoning.

Finally (for now!)
Pope Joan by Donna Woolfolk Cross - I have to be honest when my book club chose this one I was worried it would be anti Catholic or against Christ so I went into it very cautiously! In the end I found the book spellbinding! There is a legend that early in the papacy (I'm not Catholic so I hope I spelled that right) a woman was elected pope. This is a historical fiction of how that could have happened. The amount of research Cross had to do was extensive which actually adds to the story and doesn't bog you down in mind numbing details. It's a unique book and I'm so glad we read it because I know it's a book that I would not have chosen for myself.

OK, now that I have written a book I'll go check out some of the books others have recommended!

PS I am so happy to see you up and online again!!

At 10:41 PM, Blogger Beverly said...

Currently, I am reading a book by Sandra Bricker. I saw her post on your FB account, and when I went into Lifeway, one of her books was there, and ... well...on sale. But, I chose it because afterall, she is one of your cheerleaders and prayer warriors. I am loyal that way, lol.

It is Love Finds You...Carmel, California.

At 2:27 AM, Blogger Ruthie said...

I have just recently discovered Clive Cussler, especially his NUMA and Oregon Files series. Both series are adventures centering on the oceans but have a lot of spies/terrorists/bad guys to beat. They are clean, wholesome books that keep me on the edge of my seat. (I listen to audiobooks, not printed copies.) The books may seem long but easily keep your attention.

On of the fun things is that Clive Cussler, like Alfred Hitchcock in his movies, inserts himself into most of his stories. I like to try to figure out when and where, though I'm usually surprised in the end.

Happy reading! Hope you are doing better!!

At 7:10 AM, Blogger misstante said...

I just read In Zanesville and loved it! Also 'The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake' by Aimee Bender. and i LOVE your picture for this blog! it's perfect!!

At 8:53 AM, Blogger Diann Hunt said...

Great suggestions! Wow, you guys really came through for me. Thank you! I'm going to check out some of these.

I especially like the sound of Sarah's Key, Heather, because I am fascinated with books about the Holocaust--lest we forget. Unless it's too sad. I can't do sad and depressing right now.

Also, Susan Meissner's book sounds really good, Suzanne.

Also . . . . ;-) Thanks again, everyone!

At 10:28 AM, Blogger karenk said...


It's great to 'see' you...I'm reading 'a girl in the gatehouse' by julie klassen. Have you read it? Love ALL of your books :)

kmkuka at yahooo dot com

At 1:24 PM, Blogger jel said...

Diann, if ya are wanting something funny,

have ya read
"fabbergasted" by Ray Blackston

or Splashers of Joy or So Stick a Geranium in your Hat and Be Happy by Barbara Johnson. :)

At 1:45 PM, Blogger Ane Mulligan said...

Sandie Bricker's Emma Rae Creations series! The Always the Baker, Never the Bride, and out now is Always the Designer, Never the Bride. HILARIOUS! You'd love them, Di.

At 8:26 PM, Blogger Lisa ~ The SweetTalk Shop said...

I am currently reading "Still Alice" by Lisa Genova. It is so well written and an amazing fiction book about Early Onset Alzheimer's

At 10:48 PM, Blogger Barb said...

I agree with Flabbergasted by Ray Blackston. It is the first in a trilogy - all good. It is what you could call lad lit, since the books are written from a male perspective. So funny!

At 10:45 AM, Blogger Chris Jager - Baker Book House-fiction buyer said...

Hi Diann,

Couple days late here, but there are tons of good books. Sandra Byrd actually has one called To Die For about Anne Bolyen. Robert Whitlow - water's edge. Kiss of night - Debbie Vigue' - which is a vampire books but very very good. Book #1 of her series.

I could go on, but won't. Sounds like you will be busy for a while.


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