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    Default Book recommendations?

    Hopefully this won't sound too picky, but I generally read at least 2 books a week. (usually nonfiction) I'm just not in the mood right now to read anything remotely useful, edifying, enlightening or improving.

    Frankly I'm in the mood for some totally tasteless, useless, pot-boiling, tawdry smuttiness. Can anyone recommend something along those lines?

    If not what book recommendations do you have that have no religious themes/subplots/issues and no romance novels?

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    A really good read I hit on recently was "La Prisonniere" by Malike Oufkir. A real tale of human courage.

    For just plain brainless books, I loved "The Princess Bride" by William Goldman. While it isn't exactly a "grownup" type of book, it is definitely a brilliant read. It's easy to imagine, fun, extremely entertaining, and once you read it, you are absolutely amazed at the method Goldman used to write this book. Brilliant.

    [ame="http://www.amazon.co.uk/Princess-Bride-William-Goldman/dp/0747545189/sr=1-1/qid=1166056606/ref=sr_1_1/203-0610854-1215949?ie=UTF8&s=books"]The Princess Bride: Amazon.co.uk: William Goldman: Books[/ame]

    [ame="http://www.amazon.co.uk/Prisonniere-Malika-Oufkir/dp/0553813021"]La Prisonniere: Amazon.co.uk: Malika Oufkir, Michele Fitoussi, Ros Schwartz: Books[/ame]

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    Anything by Jodi Picoult will "take you away" into a page-turner, suspenseful few hours I think. I liked Salem Falls. I wasn't thrilled with Plain Truth. I'm waiting for the Pact at the library.

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    I used to read books by Johanna Lindsey. Those fit all the criteria that you are looking for. Mindless, brainless, smutty, etc.

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    Ditto on the Johanna Lindsey for mindless smuttiness I like anything by Jeffrey Archer, these are mostly CIA (like the Bourne Identity) type novels. Sidney Sheldon is good for mindless smut as well

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    I second Archer and Piccoult. I like them both. I especially like Archer's short stories.

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    i love janet evaniwich, she is light and funny, i also like karen harper, and kay hooper

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    Thanks for all the replies! I'm always on the lookout for books to read.

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    I love reading Lisa Scottoline.

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    Julie Garwood----steamy smutty smut

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    Bertrice Small. She does a lot of historically accurate R-rated stuff. She also has a couple of contemporary novels that are HOT!

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    I am presently reading Moo by Jane Smiley and I have to admit, I am having a tough time getting into it. I'm in a book rut!!!

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