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  1. #1
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    May. 17, 2010

    Default What are you reading spin off for no 50 SOG, Kiss & Tell, Twilight, or HG?


    I LOVE this thread and just finished reading Taking up the Reins, love, love, love! I am looking for more recommendations in either non-fiction or fiction. But I am not interested in anything like 50 Shades of Grey, Twilight, Hunger Games, Outlander etc. I do not like sex and violence in my books.

    I have read Julia Wendell's Finding my Distance and liked that. I have also read most of Mark Rashid. I am not limited to horse books, but do like them.

    I will probably interlibrary loan Hillary Mantel's books. I am sure there is both sex and violence in there, but there should be enough reading to skip those and still enjoy the books.

    Thanks for your suggestions.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Oct. 8, 2002


    The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry made me happy

    And if you like quick kids' reads, The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman also made me happy.

    Also, I enjoyed my book club's recent pics, "the forgotten garden" and "Blackbird House"
    "smile a lot can let us ride happy,it is good thing"

    My CANTER blog.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jul. 19, 2007


    Well, I'm finally reading "The Name of the Rose." (It...SORT OF has violence in it, but it's rather intellectually handled.) It's not a light book, but it's really good now that I'm ready to handle the complexity. And heck, the first "mystery" William of Baskerville addresses is which way the abbot's horse went (complete with an explanation of how he knew everything down to the animal's name without ever having seen it.)

    I was beginning to think I was the only person who hadn't read "Fifty Shades of Grey." (If I want Twilight porn, I can go to An Archive Of Our Own and read it free.)

    Do you LIKE fantasy? Because I read Erin Morgenstern's "The Night Circus", and again, not really any overt violence, very artfully written. It mostly hinges on your tolerance of books written in the present tense and in slightly achronologic order.

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  4. #4
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    Sep. 19, 2008
    Half past the point of oblivion


    I just finished Lone Wolf by Jodi Picoult, it was great.
    Holy crap, how does Darwin keep missing you? ~Lauruffian

  5. #5
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    Nov. 21, 2012


    Oh I love Jodi Picoult! What about Rita Mae Brown books?

  6. #6
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    Feb. 26, 2003


    Cutting for Stone by Verghese, Abraham; Renegade Champion: The Unlikely Rise of Fitzrada by Rust, Richard R.; The Eighty-Dollar Champion: Snowman, The Horse That Inspired a Nation by Letts, Elizabeth; Animals in Translation by Grandin, Temple, Johnson, Catherine; The Dressage Chronicles by McGoldrick, Karen; Wylde Ride: A Horseman's Story by Dotoli, Joe; No Hurdle Too High: The Story of Show Jumper Margie Goldstein Engle by Goldstein, Mona Pastroff; Stud by Kevin Conley (about the TB racehorse Storm Cat); Life in the Galloping Lane by Karen and David O'connor.; Take a good look around by Jimmy Wooford; and of course How Good Riders Get Good by Denny Emerson. Dittoon all the Rita Mae Brown "Sister Jane" Foxhunting books. also for those interested in Foxhunting, the biography of Melvin Poe.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    May. 11, 2009
    Dairyville USA


    You might enjoy inspirational women's fiction, or Christian women's fiction-there's romance and sometimes chaste kissing but it's more about character development etc.

    I particularly enjoy the Amish genre of CWF, there are a few that I can't think of the title ATM that show strong women (business owners, etc) who also happen to be Amish etc.

    Of course, if you are not Christian then you probably wouldn't enjoy the CWF, because they usually contain sprinklings of prayer/bible verses etc.
    Michael: Seems the people who burned me want me for a job.
    Sam: A job? Does it pay?
    Michael: Nah, it's more of a "we'll kill you if you don't do it" type of thing.
    Sam: Oh. I've never liked those.

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Aug. 24, 2009


    I really like Lucy Dillon (Lost Dogs and Lonely Hearts, Walking Back to Happiness, etc), Beth Kendrick (The Lucky Dog Matchmaking Service), Rosina Lippi (The Pajama Girls of Lambert Square, Tied to the Tracks).... would have to check the nook for more names. I don't really care for violence and I like stories with animals (Dillon and Kendrick) or interesting places (Lippi). I'm generally stressed out about something or other at any given time - so I like books that are fun, simple, and happy, and that's these!

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