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Bonnie824
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I have read and loved many including 19 minutes, my sisters keeper, and the 10th circle



akaknicker wrote:
Perfect Match is my favorite. I also enjoyed Plain Truth (being from Lancaster County) however, I must say, you cannot buy beer in a Turkey Hill. (just for the record)




So I was really glad to see you mention "Perfect Match". I just got it from a library sale shelf and was wondering if it was good. I have a big TBR pile!
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finallyfoundit
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Re: Jodi Picoult fans?

One goal of mine is to have every book she's written on my book shelf at home. I'm completely addicted!
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Re: Jodi Picoult fans?

Thank you so much for your suggestions! I'll check them out.
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Re: Jodi Picoult fans?



ROY99 wrote:
Hi finallyfoundit, I absolutely love Picoult. I started out with Nineteen Minutes--a must read and read The Tenth Circle. I have several others on my shelf just waiting to be read. Kiakar, it's Songs of a Humpback Whale--still got that one waiting TBR. I'm listening to Second Glance on audio right now. You might want to check out Picoult's on line site. There are so many books that I want to read, I've found if I listen in the car & when I'm out walking the dog, I can fit more in. Have you read Lisa Gardner (lots of twists & turns)? She has some great books as well. I've read The Third Victim, The Next Accident and Gone (it's best if you read them in that order because you get to know the characters backgrounds & can follow along their journeys). They are good as stand alones, but I thoroughly enjoyed reading them in order. Next on my list of hers to read is The Killing Hour. I'm also reading a series of books by Nora Roberts writing under the name of J.D. Robb which start out with Naked in Death--another one with lots of twists & turns. I read with a couple of very active book clubs so I do a lot of reading. Right now I'm reading A Thousand Splendid Suns, Eat, Pray, Love and Rapture in Death. Just finished The Passion of Artemisia, City of Falling Angels and Immortal in Death. Okay, now that I've given absolutely too many book suggestions probably for your book shelves, I'll sign off. Happy reading! ROY99




Hey Roy99; thanks for the list of books. Some sound really good! I just hope for a new Picoult book soon!
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Re: Jodi Picoult fans?

I've been reading Jodi's books since her first came out - Songs Of The Humpback Whale. It was a stunning read! But, I feel she really lost her umph until she got to Second Glance, which is still my favorite of hers. In researching that, she got the idea for My Sister's Keeper, another great read. But, I think she developed her "formula" then and becomes too repetetive for me. Her newer works are overflowing with so much there is less and less character development. She is a genius at tapping into current controversial trends and her research is thorough and usually right on target. I had a chance to meet her in Feb '07. She's a ball of fire!!! So friendly, and you can tell her brain is always engaged. She can't keep up with how fast she thinks! Did you know that after The Tenth Circle she wrote some Wonder Woman comics? Graphic novels is one of those trends she jumped right into very successfully. (Did you figure out the secret message hidden in the pictures in The Tenth Circle?) But, there's a sense of commercialism in her writing now that disappoints me when we've seen what a brilliant writer. I know, I know, I'm a Book Snob. Acknowledged! I just re-read Second Glance. She says it's her favorite of all her books, and I hope she gets back to that historic style again some day. If you think she really understands and articulates what's current, wait till you see how she writes historically, if you haven't read SG yet.
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Re: Jodi Picoult fans?

I've only read three of her books so far. The Pact is on my top 5 all time favorite books list. Something about that book really affected me. I was so emotional when I read it. Jodi is so good at evoking emotion! I think she's very talented. Glad to have stubbled upon this thread.
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Re: Jodi Picoult fans?

Haven't read all her books but have read a good chunk of them, I listed my favorites earlier but didn't mention my least favorites: Picture Perfect and Salem Falls. They just don't seem to hold a candle to the others. Am waiting to read: Keeping Faith, The Tenth Circle, Nineteen Minutes, and Songs of the Humpback Whale.
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I read this book from start to finish, it was very well written. It also reminded me some of my past. Even though the parents seemed selfish in their minds they were doing a good job. This was definately a heartbreaker to read what these children went through but the fact is that this happens all the time.
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Re: Jodi Picoult fans?

I've read all of her books except for Nineteen Minutes which i'm getting this weekend. If you love her writing some of my favorites are: Vanishing Acts, My Sisters Keeper, The Pact, Salem Falls, Songs of the Humpback Whale, and Plain Truth. My Sister's Keeper is beginning filming this year and The Pact is already a movie that shows on Lifetime Real Women. I'm only 13 which seems very young to be reading these but my reading level is higher than a college students. Change of Heart comes out soon and I'm sure it will be just as amazing!
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dragonfly33 wrote:
I read this book from start to finish, it was very well written. It also reminded me some of my past. Even though the parents seemed selfish in their minds they were doing a good job. This was definately a heartbreaker to read what these children went through but the fact is that this happens all the time.




What is the name of the book you are referring to?
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Re: Jodi Picoult fans?

I just finished reading 'Change of Heart' - I liked it much better than 'Nineteen Minutes'.  My all time favorite book of Piccault's is:  Plain Truth.  I still tell people to read that book.  I have enjoyed all of the author's books and would place 'Change of Heart' in the top 5! 
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LeanyJoan wrote:
I just finished reading 'Change of Heart' - I liked it much better than 'Nineteen Minutes'. My all time favorite book of Piccault's is: Plain Truth. I still tell people to read that book. I have enjoyed all of the author's books and would place 'Change of Heart' in the top 5!





I am about a third of the way through "Change of Heart" - so far it is wonderful - though, I must confess to having trouble getting through the first 10 pages (emotional response on my part - not the author's fault). I read five of her Ms. Picoult's previous novels, so I need to catch up.

I haven't read "Plain Truth" yet - that will be my next of her novels - thank you for the recommendation - Doug
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Re: Jodi Picoult fans?

I really enjoy some of her books and can't wait to read them all eventually.Is tarted with The Pact years ago and while i liked the book it was very emotionally draining on me for some reason and didn't finish.Just kind of skimmed to the end.Next was My Sister's Keeper that one is my favorite so far.Loved it and recommened it to everyone.Next was The Tenth Circle and did not like that one.Didn't like any of the characters.Nineteen Minutes was good and i would recommend anyone with a teenager or teenagers to read this one.Maybe they will think twice of making fun of someone.I can't wait to read her newest one that sounds excellent.
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I've recently finished Nineteen Minutes. This was the first book I have ever read by Jodi Picoult, and I definitely intend to read more! I found Nineteen Minutes to be very hard to put down. I've heard that many of Picoult's novels have completely unexpected endings. I plan to soon read My Sister's Keeper and Plain Truth.
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LeanyJoan wrote:
I just finished reading 'Change of Heart' - I liked it much better than 'Nineteen Minutes'.  My all time favorite book of Piccault's is:  Plain Truth.  I still tell people to read that book.  I have enjoyed all of the author's books and would place 'Change of Heart' in the top 5! 



I haven't gotten her newest book yet and its killing me! But I have so many other committments, can't get it yet! I have read all of hers and love them all. But like you, my favorite is Plain Truth.
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Rbkh0 wrote:
I've recently finished Nineteen Minutes. This was the first book I have ever read by Jodi Picoult, and I definitely intend to read more! I found Nineteen Minutes to be very hard to put down. I've heard that many of Picoult's novels have completely unexpected endings. I plan to soon read My Sister's Keeper and Plain Truth.


Yes, its a surprise in all of Jodi's novels, most of the time right at the ending. I have read all of them and they are so good. I have to read her newest.  And you chose her next books right. Plain Truth is my old time favorite.
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Re: Jodi Picoult fans?

Hello everyone, I just finished Change of Heart & loved it!. I have also read My Sister's Keeper, Nineteen Minutes, The Tenth Circle & Vanishing Acts & thought they were all wonderful.
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I also just finished "Change of Heart." It was very well written and interesting. I must admit I had to put it down for a few days after reading the first ten pages. However, once I got used to what happens in hte beginning of the novel, I had a hard time putting the novel down. How does Jodi Picoult do it? Her novels are very well researched. :smileyhappy:Doug
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Doug & others who have read Change of Heart,  Each time I read one of Picoult's books, it then becomes my favorite.  I love the twists & turns she has in her books and the amount of research she puts into them to make them relevant to the world we are living in.  The beginning of this book was difficult to read.  I had a funny feeling from the very beginning as to what had really happened.  Even though I didn't want it to be the person that did what happened (don't want to ruin for anyone who has not read it yet), in today's society we are made aware too often of this happening.  Unfortunately, my sister was one of those who experienced what happened to this little girl (of course, without the death) even though I didn't know until I was in my 50's.  She had never shared with anyone else, but finally had to talk to me about it.  Wonder what Picoult will have in store for us next.  Roy99
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Roy99,

My heart goes out to your sister. It is sad that she had to live with that for so long and then to keep it secret for even longer! I am glad that you were there for her. I am sure it was comforting for your sister to finally be able to share it with you.

I agree with everything you wrote about Jodi Picoult's novels...and I also wonder what is next. How many subjects can she research and then write such poignant novels about? :smileyhappy:Doug