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Hi! My name is Rachael and I am from the USA. I live in New Jersey which is near New York City. I love to read mysteries, medical thrillers, chick lit, Asian novels and general fiction. Some of my favorite authors are:

Allison Brennan
Gail Tsukiyama
Janet Evanovich
Harlan Coben
Tess Gerritsen
Nancy Bartholomew
Jane Green
John Grisham
JK Rowling
Pearl S Buck
Cornelia Funke
Amy Tan
Jodi Picoult
Diane Mott Davidson
Greg Iles
Robert Crais
Dan Brown
Lisa Gardner

Books that I read...

1.Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
2.Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
3.Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
4.Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
5.Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
6.Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
7.The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck
8.Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden
9.The Death and Life of Charlie St Cloud by Ben Sherwood
10.The Lost Mother
11.My Sister's Keeper by Jodi Picoult
13.Life Support by Tess Gerritsen
14.Harvest by Tess Gerritsen
15.Bloodstream by Tess Gerritsen
16.Jemina J by Jane Green
17.Straight Talking by Jane Green
18.Babyville by Jane Green
19.Daddy's Little Girl by Mary Higgins Clark
20.Just One Look by Harlan Coben
21. No Second Chance by Harlan Coben
22. Gone For Good by Harlan Coben
23.Tell No One by Harlan Coben
24. Darkest Fear by Harlan Coben
25.The Final Detail by Harlan Coben
26.One False Move by Harlan Coben
27.Back Spin by Harlan Coben
28.Fade Away by Harlan Coben
29.Drop Shot by Harlan Coben
30. Deal Breaker by Harlan Coben
31.One For the Money by Janet Evanovich
32.Two For the Dough by Janet Evanovich
33.Three to Get Deadly by Janet Evanovich
34.Four to Score by Janet Evanovich
35.High Five by Janet Evanovich
36.Hot Six by Janet Evanovich
37.Seven Up by Janet Evanovich
38.Hard Eight by Janet Evanovich
39.Visions of Sugar Plums (holiday novella) by Janet Evanovich
40.To the Nines by Janet Evanovich
41.Ten Big Ones by Janet Evanovich
42.The Miracle Strip by Nancy Bartholomew
43. Drag Strip by Nancy Bartholomew
44. Strip Poker by Nancy Bartholomew
45. Film Strip by Nancy Bartholomew
46. The Five People You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom
47. Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom
48. The Hostage by Robert Crais
49. Flesh and Blood by Johnathan Kellerman
50. Getting Lucky by Susan Anderson
51. King of Torts by John Grisham
52. The Street Lawyer by John Grisham
53. The Testament by John Grisham
54. Skipping Christmas by John Grisham
55. Melachonoly Baby by Robert Parker
56. Eleven On Top by Janet Evanovich
57 The Sinner by Tess Gerritsen
58. Dirty Little Secrets by Julie Leto
59. Vanish by Tess Gerritsen
60. Kite Runner
61. Body Double by Tess Gerritsen
62. The Bonesetter's Daughter by Amy Tan
63. Snow Flower and the Secret Fan by Lisa See
64. The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
65. Celestial Navigation by Anne Tyler
66. Inkheart by Cornelia Funke (excellent!!)
67. Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro
68. Dying For Chocolate by Diane Mott Davidson
69. Double Shot by Diane Mott Davidson
70. Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress
71. Sky Burial by Xinran
72. Women of the Silk by Gail Tsukiyama(EXCELLENTTTTTTTTTT!!! I absolutely loved this book!)

2006 Books That I read list:
1. One Hundred and One Ways by Mako Yoshikawa
2. The Surgeon by Tess Gerritsen
3. The Diary of Anne Frank (The Definitive Edition, excellent edition. I highly reccomend choosing this one if you plan on reading this book.)
4. Gilead by Marilynne Robinson
5. The Apprentice by Tess Gerritsen
6. A Million Little Pieces by James Frey (will finish one day)
7. Snow Falling on Cedars by David Guterson
8. The Da Vinci Code
9.Dead Sleep by Greg Iles (100 stars, EXCELLENT BOOK!!!!!)
10. Laura Blundy by Julie Myerson (sick but good!)
11. The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion (very good book about grief and overcoming loss)
12. Immorral by Brian Freeman (good book, didnt thrill me but it was enjoyable.)
13. The Two Minute Rule by Robert Crais (liked this one alot)
14. The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls (fantastic,loved it)
15. 24 Hours by Greg Iles (loved it! very exciting!!)
16. How I Stole Her Husband by Liz Ireland (LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVED IT!!!)
17. Dating Dead Men by Harley Jane Kozak (liked it alot. reminded me of Evanovich. Great ending. Great action.)
18. Turning Angel by Greg Iles (great book!)
19. Dark Tort by Diane Mott Davidson (pretty good)
20. Ostara Night by James R. Snedden (ARC) (pretty good)
21. How to Set His Thighs on Fire by Kate White (ARC)(cute book, but a little egotistical)
22. Sophie Metropolis by Tori Carrington (LOVED IT)
23. In Cold Blood by Truman Capote (excellent 10 stars!)
24. Labyrinth by Kate Mosse (never finished it)
25. Promise Me by Harlan Coben (it was ok. Not my favorite by him)
26. Two Little Girls in Blue by Mary Higgins Clark
(good book)
27. Veronika Decides to Die by Paulo Coelho (depressing and predictable ending)
28. The Husband by Dean Koontz(excellent!)
29. Blood's Burden by Alex Matthews (interesting mystery)
30. The Pink Ghetto by Liz Ireland (LOVEDDDDDDDD IT!!)
31. The Tenth Circle by Jodi Picoult (good book, not fantastic, but good)
32. Dirty Laundry by Tori Carrington (cute book)
33. Twelve Sharp by Janet Evanovich (EXCELLENT!! This is the best one she's written so far! LOVED IT)
34. Beautiful Lies by Lisa Unger (EXCELLENT! The best book I've read in ages!)
35. The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay by Michael Chabon (very different and I really liked it alot. Nice story.)
36. Tulle Little, Tulle Late by Kimberly Llewellyn (ARC,great book, sexy and funny, loved it)
37. Gone by Lisa Gardner (excellent,loved it, should have read the series in order though!)
38. Literacy and Longing in LA by Jennifer Kaufman and Karen Mack (ok book)
39. True Lies of a Drama Queen by Lee Nichols (ok, not fantastic)
40. Alone by Lisa Gardner (FANTASTIC!! LOVED IT!)
41 The Perfect Husband by Lisa Gardner (EXCELLENTTTTTTTTTTT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)
42. The Other Daughter (loved it!!!)
43. Man Camp by Adrienne Brodeur (very good)
44. 20 Times a Lady by Karyn Bosnak (loved loved loved loved it!!)
45. Body Movers by Stephanie Bond (cute book,pretty good)
46. Ashes and Bones by Dana Cameron (boring as hell)
47. The Rice Mother by Rani Manicka (good book, dragged a little, but good book.)
48. Sleight of Hand by Kate Wilhelm (ok)
49. The Third Victim by Lisa Gardner(good book)
50. Doggy Style by Jane May (cute book with a dog narrator)
51. Secret Confessions of the Applewood PTA by Ellen Meister (nice book, ok)
52. The Hard Way A Rachael Alexander Mystery by Carol Lea Benjamin (great book)
53. The Portrait by Iain Pears (ok)
54. The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield (excellent)
55. The Mephisto Club by Tess Gerritsen(excellent, her best yet)

56. Damnation Street by Andrew Klavan (good ending, slow beginning)
57. Just Dare Me by Stephanie Bond(cute book)
58. The Crimson Portrait by Jody Shields(very good)
59. Not Quite A Bride by Kirsten Sawyer (fantastic! LOVED LOVED LOVE IT!)
60. Perish by Pedicure by Nancy J. Cohen (nice cozy mystery, too many characters but over all a decent read.)
61. The Prey by Allison Brennan (excellent, suspense, romance, scary scenes, non stop suspense! LOVED LOVED LOVED IT!!)
62. Going Home by Harriet Evans (good book)
63. The People's Act of Love by James Meek (weird but good)
64. Before I Wake by Dee Henderson (good book)
65. Unscrewed by Lois Greiman (ok)
66. The Feel Good Diet (too technical)
67. Cross by James Patterson (fantastic!)
68. True Evil by Greg Iles (fantastic, intelligently written, exciting, could picture it as a movie. Love Greg Iles!)

2007 List
1.Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen (very good)
2. Flesh and Bone by Jefferson Bass (loved it)
3. The Perfect Daughter by Anna DeStefano (crappy)
4. Nearlyweds by Beth Kendrick (great book!)
5. Icing On The Cake by Laura Castoro (ok book)
6. Well Bred and Dead by Catherine O'Connell (slow start, but got better)
7. Will She or Won't She by Sheila Norton (good books)
8. Dead Shot by Annie Solomon (loved it!)
9. Count To Ten by Karen Rose (great book, little too long tho)
10. Speak No Evil by Allison Brennan (excellent)
11. The Perfect Fit by Louise Kean (not that good)
12. Knock Off by Rhonda Pollero (ok)
13. The Screaming Room by Thomas O'Callaghan(excellent, chilling)
14. Target by Stella Cameron (pretty good!)
15. The Brief History of the Dead by Kevin Brockmeier (very good and different)
16. Fear No Evil by Allison Brennan (scary, suspenseful and so good, flawless! )
17. Super Mom Saves the World by Melanie Lynne Hauser (cute and pleasant:) )
18. The Woods by Harlan Coben (excellent)
19. Lethally Blonde by Kate White (fun and interesting)
20. Dead and Berried by Karen MacInerney (fabulous! culinary, mystery, beautiful vivid scenery, loved it!!)
21. Blind Submission by Debra Ginsberg (very good!)
22. What The Dead Know by Laura Lippman (slow start, good ending, ok book)
23. The Vampire of Venice Beach by Jennifer Colt (liked it)
24. Trouble in Bloom by Heather Webber 6-5-07 (light read, slow to get interesting, ok book)
25. The Watchman by Robert Crais (fantastic, loved it)
26. Dedication by Emma McLaughlin and Nicola Kraus(loved it! Funny, romantic,fantastic!)
27. Bone Valley by Claire Matturro 6-15-07 (boring, phosphates issues, eh)
28. A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini (fantastic! Better then Kite Runner, loved it!!! 10 stars! :) ) 6-16-07
29. Aye Do or Die by Candy Calvert (cute book, easy short) 6-18-07
30. Death by Chick Lit by Lynn Harris (hilarious, very good!!) 6-20-07
31. City of Fire by Robert Ellis (fantastic!)
32. Heart Shaped Box by Joe Hill (spooky, loved it)(7-3-07)
33. Slip and Fall by Nick Santora 7-4-07 (Harlan Coben read..interesting)
34. Short Change by Patricia Smiley (eh ok)7-12-07
35. Foul Play by Tori Carrington 7-12-07
(liked it, fast read, fun)
36. You Don't Know Jack by Erin McCarthy (loved it)
37. The Yiddish Policeman's Union by Michael Chabon (nice writing but not as good as Kavalier and Clay) 7-22-07
38. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by JK Rowling (loved it)7-25-07
39. Dead Copy by Kit Frazier (great new series, devoured it in 2 days, great book!) 7-29-07
40. Christietown by Susan Kandel 8-2-07 (kind of slow)
41.The Manny by Holly Peterson 8-7-07 (ok, cute)
42. Lean Mean Thirteen by Janet Evanovich 8-11-07 (loved it, plenty of Ranger, yum)
43. Overkill by Linda Castillo (8-15-07) (pretty good, liked it alot)
44. Big Girls Don't Cry by Cathie Linz (8-18-07) ( cute book, decent)
45. Body Movers: 2 Bodies For the Price of 1 by Stephanie Bond (very good)
46. See No Evil by Allison Brennan (good)
47. Bloodshot by Staurt MacBride (9-4-07) very good
48. Forget About It by Caprice Crane (9-6-07)(very cute, funny and reminded me of 13 going on 30..loved it)
49. Obsession, Deceit, and Really Dark Chocolate by Kyra Davis

I am interested in TRADING books with people. Meaning, we exchange books for keeps or to release when we are done. US Trades only please. Email me if you are interested in trading books or just becoming email friends.
Happy Reading!

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