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Friday, February 27, 2009

Refer A Book Friday 2/27/09

Rules of Refer A Book Friday: To play all you have to do is recommend a book that you liked and post in the comments. Tell me why you liked the book or link to your review. I will pick a recommendation, then add it to my TBR pile and the person who recommended the book will get to win a book from this Pile of Free Books that I reviewed.
I usually post the Refer A Book Friday post at 12pm EST after I am done work. Each week I will post a new post for you to comment in.

Hint: Looking for a good mystery. Not too scary and not to violent .

9 comments:

BookWormz said...

Oh, Shannon - have I got a recommendation for you. In The Woods by Tana French. I just finished it this week (haven't posted my review yet - stay tuned). I LOVED it! It was a leeetle scary, but in a suspense way - not a Stephen King way. Not very gory (a couple true-crime-type scenarios), and EXTREMELY suspensful! I loved it! Obviously, if you pick this, I don't expect the free book - just pass it along to the next choice. :) Oh yea, and I found your buttons! I should have something for you by tomorrow! :)
Rachel

Aerin said...

So, I just read that one and - well, I didn't like it (the review's at my blog - insearchofgiants.com)

I would recommend People of the Book, by Geraldine Brooks. It's a mystery in more of an academic way, in which the protagonist sets out to discover the origin of an illustrated Jewish holy text (sort of a paradox in Jewish faith, as they don't do the graven images thing). It sounds dull the way I'm explaining, but there are Nazis and romance and it's beautifully written.

Ann Diana Dinh, said...

I just finished "The Rules of Survival" by Nancy Werlin.

I thought this book was really good because it talks about child abuse and how these three children coped with it. It was really sad and kind of hard to read at the same time, not because it was a difficult reading level but the way the mother treated her kids was just horrible. I really recommend this book! It teaches you some lessons and it's a good read. Plus, I like how the whole book is a letter that is never given.

scottsgal said...

My favorite mystery writers are James Patterson, Stuart Wood and Robert B Parker - love Patterson's Alex Cross series so I'd highly recommend any of those.

Kristi said...

I would have to recommend And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie - I just read it last fall and it was actually the first book by her I had read - my review is here.

mari said...

Shannon- Just wanted to let you know that I got Animal Vegetable Miracle in the mail yesterday. Thanks so much.

I second the recommendation by BookWormz. :) Great Book.

Enjoy which ever you choose.

Amy said...

i reccomend hunger games, great sunspense, and just the most fantastic book ever. (that's high praise coming from me)
http://addictedtobooks1993.blogspot.com/2009/01/hunger-games.html
^^my review:)
-amy

Smilingsal said...

Here's a good one, Shannon.

http://bookcritiques.blogspot.com/2009/02/age-before-beauty-sister-to-sister-book.html

Angela said...

I have to recommend "Child 44" by Tom Rob Smith - I LOVED this book, and it was a great mystery. I think the sequel comes out in May.

BookWormz - I just requested In the Woods from the library! Looking forward to it!