Friday, October 18, 2013

Chris Myers – Ten good books I’ve read in the past couple of years @CMyersFiction

Ten good books I’ve read in the past couple of years:


Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand

A story about aWWII POW survivor. Amazing story about survival, resilience, and redemption.

The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson

A story about two men, one an architect and the other a serial murderer, at the Chicago World’s Fair in 1893.


Young Adult:

Flat-out Love by Jessica Park

A romance tied to a dysfunctional family. Unique premise and wonderfully told.

The Trylle Trilogy by Amanda Hocking (actually three books)

A fantasy about a girl born into a human family, though she has royal troll blood. This is really and fast-paced.

Kissing Shakespeare by Pamela Mingle

A delightful read about her contemporary girl traveling back to stop Shakespeare from making a huge mistake.

The Fault in our Stars by John Greene

Awesome novel about a girl with cancer who discovers life.

Adult fiction:

The Help by Kathryn Stockett

Set in the 1960s in Mississippi, a young college grad seeks to write a life-changing book about the black maids who care for white families. Minny is the best!

Easy by Tammara Webber

When a girl is almost raped, she is rescued by a boy who may help her recover from her ex-boyfriend dumping her.

Lone Wolf by Jodi Picoult

Beautifully researched book about two children disagreeing over a man in a coma who lived among wolves.

If I Were You by Lisa Renee Jones

I have to read the rest of these. A girl inherits journals from a missing woman she left in a storage unit. Very spicey.

Date with the Dead

Sixteen-year-old Jolie Livingston’s closest and only friend Drew is this really hot dead guy, and it bites that the self-absorbed princesses at school cannot even see him. That’s right she can communicate with the dead. It’s the living she has trouble with. She and her mom inherited this awesome crib in Plymouth, MA. It’s quite a step-up from the homeless shelter in New Orleans, but there’s a catch. They can’t afford the past due mortgage, so Jolie’s working on that.

She starts a ghost hunting business called Ripsters. Somehow she’s managed to recruit Brittany, a glamour SAP smothered in pink, and a techie allergic to ghosts. Brit actually thinks he resembles the R&B singer Chris Brown. All that pink has clouded her vision. They both have special talents Jolie’s hoping will be useful to their venture. Right now, they’re working for a family in need of major therapy due to a dead guy with a hole in his head.

Top 100 semi-finalist of 2009 Amazon Breakthrough Novel
2008 Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers Gold Contest Finalist for Ripsters

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Genre - YA Paranormal Mystery, Romance

Rating – PG-13

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