Contemporary Fiction Books

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mjholdsworth
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Re: Contemporary Fiction Books

Post by mjholdsworth » 29 Dec 2015, 13:57

I am currently reading "Movie Star by Lizzie Pepper" by Hilary Liftin. This book is interesting because you read it as a "tell-all" book written by actress Lizzie Pepper. Lizzie and her mega-movie star husband Rob Mars have separated and its a huge scandal throughout Hollywood. Lizzie writes a tell-all book about the relationship and what actually happened. It's a great book for those who love the Hollywood gossip scene!

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Post by Allindy88 » 24 Jan 2016, 13:56

Richter Ten, another of Rob Leininger's foray into a natural disaster novel, scores a ten with me.

Though the template is identical to Sunspot, another of his books involving a catastrophic event, his pace, style, dialogue, scene development and robust characterization completely immerse the reader in the story. This book elicits comparison to the plotlines of Cussler and the detailed research of Crichton with one exception. Rather than a wealthy globe trotting adventurer, the protaganist in Richter Ten is Steve Bell, a middle aged, divorced, geophysicist pursuing his master's degree who along with his teenaged daughter, Lissa, is surveying and studying several fumaroles in a remote section of Oregon.

His research has indicated a potential for a cataclysmic event that could prevent the extraction of the valuable mineral scandium from land owned by a local and powerful businessman named Drew Gannon. Faced with losing a potential $20 million windfall Gannon a manipulative megalomaniac arranges to have his half-niece Kate, a retired Victoria Secret model, spy on his perceived nemesis. Ultimately, things don't quite go as Gannon planned so he is forced to pursue a far more devious course that culminates in an explosive and exciting conclusion as the environment begins to collapse around them.

In spite of the book's 395 page length, the riveting plot and the character dynamics made it an extremely easy and entertaining read and one I believe fans of this genre would thoroughly enjoy

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Post by bonsai_fan89 » 01 Apr 2016, 11:06

A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara.
I was immediately hooked within the first few pages, and though the beginning of this novel seems to follow the same path as many other coming-of-age-in-New-York-City stories, it was clear that there was something distinctly different... and that difference became more apparent about halfway in. The character development is so deep, this is the type of story that sort of becomes your life while you're reading it.
Highly recommended! :techie-studyingbrown:

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Post by dawuddustin » 23 Nov 2017, 03:02

My all time Favorited is Harry potter series and nothing could beat the fantastic imagination of J.K Rowling. Its just an awesome series of books

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Post by Insightsintobooks729 » 14 Dec 2017, 13:01

I really enjoyed A Hundred Small Lessons by Ashley Hay.
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Post by Fuzaila » 30 Jul 2018, 07:59

One lesser known gem in contemporary genre is 'Far From the Tree' by Robin Benway. It is about three siblings separated at birth. Must read, if you ask me.
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