New to the club

Looking for a specific book recommendation? Need help finding your next great read? Tell us a little about you, your preferences, and other books you enjoy. Tell us a little about what kind of books you want to read. Our helpful community of avid readers will gladly help you. :)

If you are looking for general recommendations rather than personalized recommendations, please check out the exclusive reviews from our official review team.
Post Reply
User avatar
Posts: 5
Joined: 11 Jan 2017, 18:10
Bookshelf Size: 0
Reviewer Page:

New to the club

Post by Bri120 » 11 Jan 2017, 18:44

Hello everyone. I just joined the book club and I would be more than happy to hear you guys input on recommendations. I like fiction, mysteries, thrillers, dramas, action just good reads. My goal is to read 32 books this year. Let me know what you guys liked.

User avatar
Site Admin
Posts: 25260
Joined: 22 Oct 2013, 07:12
2018 Reading Goal: 100
2017 Reading Goal: 100
2018 Reading Goal Completion: 6
2017 Reading Goal Completion: 105
Currently Reading: The Cat Who Blew the Whistle
Bookshelf Size: 1768
Reviewer Page:
Reading Device: B00I15SB16
fav_author_id: 2484
Location: Lost in a good book

Post by gali » 11 Jan 2017, 23:27

In the case of good books, the point is not to see how many of them you can get through, but rather how many can get through to you." (Mortimer J. Adler)

User avatar
Posts: 42136
Joined: 02 Oct 2014, 01:52
2018 Reading Goal: 190
2017 Reading Goal: 190
2017 Reading Goal Completion: 29
Favorite Author: Ted Dekker
Favorite Book: The Bible
Currently Reading: Heaven
Bookshelf Size: 360
Reviewer Page:
Latest Review: "The Boronian" by Ross Buzzell
fav_author_id: 2881
Location: Wisconsin

Post by rssllue » 12 Jan 2017, 03:03


I would suggest just about anything by Ted Dekker then. :)
~ occupare fati suffocavit

I will both lay me down in peace, and sleep: for Thou, LORD, only makest me dwell in safety. ~ Psalms 4:8

User avatar
Posts: 73
Joined: 02 Jan 2017, 18:12
2017 Reading Goal: 100
2017 Reading Goal Completion: 6
Favorite Book: Foundation
Currently Reading: The Mysticism of Paul the Apostle
Bookshelf Size: 133
Location: Reading in the Jedi Temple Archives

Post by greywalker » 12 Jan 2017, 06:39

Glad to have you! I'd recommend Jodi Picoult. She tends to be a crowd please and has a little of every genre you mentioned in her books.

User avatar
Posts: 6
Joined: 14 Jan 2017, 14:49
Bookshelf Size: 0
Reviewer Page:

Post by ccschmidt » 14 Jan 2017, 16:19

If by any chance you haven't yet read the original Jason Bourne trilogy, I would definitely recommend them if you like action books! Otherwise, I completely agree with the earlier user who recommended Jodi Picoult. I have not yet found a book of hers that wasn't engrossing enough for me to read in a single sitting! I would also recommend "Ripper" by Isabel Allende (her writing is exquisite, and this was her first crime novel, so if you like thrillers you should definitely check it out). If you are interested in dark novels with an air of mystery, try Elizabeth Kostova's "The Historian" and "The Swan Thieves". Hope these ideas help!

User avatar
Posts: 42
Joined: 13 May 2016, 21:15
2017 Reading Goal: 52
2017 Reading Goal Completion: 17
Currently Reading: The Brendan Voyage
Bookshelf Size: 13
Reviewer Page:

Post by Book_Wyrm » 15 Jan 2017, 00:29

Welcome! :D I'm pretty new here too. Do you like historical mysteries, or contemporary ones? I like the latter because there is no "send it to the lab!" option -- the person(s) solving the mystery has to base their conclusion on what they see, what they hear, and so on. If you think you might like this sub-genre, let me know and I'll recommend some authors.

Also have you ever read The Last Policeman trilogy? It's by Ben H. Winters. The narrator is a police officer in New Hampshire who's working under a very unusual deadline: there's an asteroid headed towards earth, and it's going to do to humanity what the last one did to the dinosaurs. The first book is six months away from the date of impact; the second one if about six weeks; and the final one takes us up to impact.

User avatar
Posts: 6
Joined: 02 Feb 2017, 16:42
Currently Reading:
Bookshelf Size: 10

Post by Missylucy » 07 Feb 2017, 11:12

I am new to the club and hope that I won't be an outcast because of being an avid Kindle reader. I know that most clubs think of us e-readers as traitors, but besides the fact that I love my Kindle, I am a pretty good person, love to read and you might enjoy getting to know me. I hope so.

Posts: 113
Joined: 19 Jan 2017, 11:49
2017 Reading Goal: 100
2017 Reading Goal Completion: 27
Currently Reading: The Sword of Shannara
Bookshelf Size: 65
Reviewer Page:
Latest Review: "Keys to Tetouan" by Mois Benarroch
Reading Device: B00IKPYKWG

Post by papaya12 » 07 Feb 2017, 11:34

I would recommend the Mysterious Benedict Society. Technically they are kid's books but I really enjoyed them. Also would recommend anything by Brandon Mull. If you need name then Fablehaven is his best finished series. Five Kingdoms is good too but the fifth book is still coming so I would read Fablehaven while you wait. Another good reason to read Fablehaven is that the sequel series Dragonwatch is coming out sometime this spring.If you plan on reading Five Kingdoms I would recommend reading Beyonders first. You don't necessarily have to read it but i felt that my prior knowledge of the beyonders world added to my enjoyment of the books. I would also recommend books by Pseudonymous Bosch. His Bad Books series is really good and directed to a slightly older audience than his Secret Series was. If you re planning on reading the Bad Books though I would recommend reading the Secret Series first. Like Beyonders you don't have to read it to enjoy the books but I think I enjoyed the books a lot more because I understood the callbacks and backstory.

User avatar
Special Discussion Leader
Posts: 3549
Joined: 31 Dec 2016, 20:31
2018 Reading Goal: 115
2017 Reading Goal: 100
2018 Reading Goal Completion: 6
2017 Reading Goal Completion: 94
Currently Reading: End of the Last Great Kingdom
Bookshelf Size: 137
Reviewer Page:
Latest Review: "The Grace Emancipation" by Charlotte Hawkins

Post by kandscreeley » 08 Feb 2017, 10:48

Welcome! I'm sure you'll find many great suggestions here and discover more new books along the way. I've enjoyed my time on these forums, and I'm sure you will too!
‚ÄúThere is no friend as loyal as a book.‚ÄĚ
‚Äē Ernest Hemingway

User avatar
Posts: 6
Joined: 02 Feb 2017, 16:42
Currently Reading:
Bookshelf Size: 10

Post by Missylucy » 08 Feb 2017, 11:10

I am taking up the advice of papaya12 and downloaded the Mysterious Benedict Society. It just sounds quirky enough to be a really enjoyable read.
I have such a wide range of books I will read, anything but horror. Favorite authors are - Alice Hoffman, Dana Stabenow, Carolyn Hart, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Dorothy Howell, Robyn Carr, Susan Wittig Albert,
John Steinbeck, Robert Frost, and so on

Post Reply

Return to ‚ÄúPersonalized Reading Recommendations‚ÄĚ