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Never Let Me Go-Kazuo Ishiguro
The Virgin Suicides-Jeffrey Eugenides
The Great Gastby-F. Scott Fitzgerald
Bed of Roses- Nora Roberts
Affaire Royale- Nora Roberts

I have a bunch of her books on my computer
too bad my vacations are almost over so I can't continue reading in the same pace as before

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I'm trying to get through The Night Circus but it's a bit boring .

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^ at first, I found Brave New World a bit tiring (perhaps because english is not my first language) but if you keep reading it gets much better. It was such an interesting concepts, and I guess I like how he used the figure of Henry Ford.
Yeah, I agree. I started Bave New World a few time but always stopped after a few chapters. But this time I went further and I love it for the moment!

For those who have read The Virgin Suicides, what did you think about it? I don't know if I should read it or not (I'm a big fan of the film).

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So I just finished reading The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets Nest by Stieg Larsson a year after I first started reading it . It was a bit predictable and defiantly not as good as book 1 or 2 but it was still a good end to the trilogy. I had trouble pronouncing the names of characters and places in Swedish and often mixed them up but they sounded so alike but any ways I loved most of the characters especially Salander and Blomkvist and I'm sad that I have to say goodbye to them after such a thrilling journey because there are no more books . Had Steig Larrson lived I could defiantly see a 4th book with a plot that involved Salander's twin sister. I found it very odd that she was only mentioned briefly in the books and it ended up coming to nothing in the end.

Can anyone recommend any similar books to the Millennium Trilogy if they do exist?


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^ I agree, it was really sad that there is no more books, I really wanted it to continue, I could definitely see it picking up into other plots.

I would love to read some books similar too.

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01. Dragonfly in Amber by Diana Gabaldon - [**]
02. Wild Swans by Jung Chang - [*****]
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04. Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins

Black Book was almost a waste, all they did was proselytism and the
demonization of Freud and the Psychoanalysis for most part of the book,
which was very tiresome despite some interesting details which I would
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^ I agree, it was really sad that there is no more books, I really wanted it to continue, I could definitely see it picking up into other plots.

I would love to read some books similar too.
Don't you guys know? There is a fourth book but it's incomplete.
Stieg Larsson wrote most part of it except the middle part,
which his wife is planning to write in his place since she said
she helped him write the previous books. Who knows....

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Don't you guys know? There is a fourth book but it's incomplete.
Stieg Larsson wrote most part of it except the middle part,
which his wife is planning to write in his place since she said
she helped him write the previous books. Who knows....
There has been a lot of disscusion about who has the rights to his book between Steig's family and his wife. I believe that's why the fourth book is yet to be publiced.

Also before his death he had written a contract on 10 books in the series, not just three.

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yeah I heard about the 4th book but sadly I don't think that it will ever be published because of the long legal battle between Larrson's family and his wife . Neither side will want to admit defeat and let go of that pot of gold .


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Don't you guys know? There is a fourth book but it's incomplete.
Stieg Larsson wrote most part of it except the middle part,
which his wife is planning to write in his place since she said
she helped him write the previous books. Who knows....
I read there was more material but I had no idea his wife was actually going to write it. Thanks for the info

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For those who have read The Virgin Suicides, what did you think about it? I don't know if I should read it or not (I'm a big fan of the film).
It's been some time since I last read it but I remember loving it! As far as I can recall it's a little different than the film but every bit as good.
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Yeah, I agree. I started Bave New World a few time but always stopped after a few chapters. But this time I went further and I love it for the moment!

For those who have read The Virgin Suicides, what did you think about it? I don't know if I should read it or not (I'm a big fan of the film).
You should read it, the movie is great and it does justice to the book. I saw the movie first and then read the book and I wasn't dissapointed.

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1. The hound of the Baskervilles by Arthur Conan Doyle
2. The adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle

I started year with Sherlock and I'm not disapointment. Espesially short stories were really great.

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wow, this thread is awesome!
i'm sooo in!

so far this year, i've read 4 books:
1. Frostbite (Vampire Academy Series) - Richelle Mead
2. Shadow Kiss (Vampire Academy Series) - Richelle Mead
3. Blood Promise (Vampire Academy Series) - Richelle Mead
4. Spirit Bound (Vampire Academy Series) - Richelle Mead

and i'm halfway through my 5th book, which is Last Sacrifice, also from Vamp Academy series.. it's the last book in the series. hope i can finish it soon..
i'm going to set my goal for 50 books.. the only problem with that for me is buying those books.. haha. english books aren't cheap in my country.. although the price is almost the same as in US, but the living cost here are much cheaper.. so yeah.... but since i really want to reach my goal, i'm gonna save money from now for books

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