Tuesday, December 18, 2007

CRIMINAL MINDS: TWO NEW EPISODES LEFT. ANY BOOK SUGGESTIONS?


Criminal Minds: There are two new Criminal Minds episodes left to watch, 3rd Life by Simon Mirren and Limelight by Dan Dworkin and Jay Beattie, and then we are out of new Criminal Minds episodes until the writers strike is over. Has anyone read a good book lately that they would recommend to their fellow Criminal Minds fans?

56 comments:

Anonymous said...

sorting through some old boxes I cam across the set of little house on the praire series by lara ingells wilder and this set brough back momories of readig them to my now grown kids, so hey why nt go back in time and those of us with grown kids , who happen to ahve kids books in the house for the future grandkids, how about reading them.

janice said...

I'm in the middle of 'Schulz and Peanuts' by David Michaelis and I am enjoying it.

I finished reading 'Loving Frank' by Nancy Horan last week and it was okay. I would give it a B-.

simone said...

"The Complete Letters of Oscar Wilde" is kicking my ass. I have been reading it for the past several weeks. It is interesting enough but it is over 1,000 pages. I am going to put it down for awhile and come back to it later.

monica said...

Last book I read was The Fifth Vial by Michael Palmer. Awesome!

becky said...

The Terror by Dan Simmons

fritz said...

'A Thousand Splendid Suns' and 'Kite Runner' by Khaled Hosseini are both incredible books. I would recommend both of these books.

addison said...

I love Steve Martin so I am going to plug: Born Standing Up: A Comic's Life. His book is a good read. Very interesting.

julie said...

Addicted to EVERYTHING that John Grisham writes. I need a 12 step program. The last one I read is "Playing For Pizza" which is about a character Rick Dockery who was a 3rd string NFL quarterback for the Cleveland Browns and then goes on to have a wild adventure in Italy. The book is really different for Grisham but it is really good and you will want a plate of lasagna after reading it! Try it.

kathleen said...

The Boleyn Inheritance by Philippa Gregory was recommended to me but I thought it was just okay. If you can find it used at a book store then it is worth the read but don't pay full price. Not worth the bucks.

Anonymous said...

The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway was brutal!

uneka said...

I ordered the following last week from amazon.com:

Eric Clapton's autobiography.

The Nine: Inside the Secret World of the Supreme Court by Jeffrey Toobin.

The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini.

Gary said...

Ciminal Minds : Jump cut
by max allan collins
He captured the characters well I thought.

palais said...

1. Atonement by Ian McEwan
2. Pride And Prejudice by Jane Austen
3. Leni: The Life And Times of Leni Reifenstahl by Steven Bach ( I studied her as a filmmaker in my German Cinema class, and as person in my European history in the twentieth century class. She was a talented filmmaker brought down by her association with the Third Reich, and Bach gives an even handed account of both her talent and her complacency).

angelninjagirl said...

My parents (crime novel fanatics) LOVE the Prey series by John Stanford and the Bones series by Kathy Reichs. Kathy's books are the inspiration for "Bones" on FOX, but I've heard that the characters are a little different. Majority of all of those are in paperback too, so they are really cheap.

"Lovely Bones" and "Lucky" by Alice Sebold are great. I'm going to start her new one - "The Almost Moon."

A more lighthearted series is the Size books by Meg Cabot - "Size 12 isn't Fat," "Size 14 isn't fat either," and "Big Boned" (I haven't read the last one, but the first two are great and an easy read).

Lemidget said...

Sadly most of the reading that I've been doing is textbooks. Damn college for taking away my reading time. However I'm in the middle of a good book called Eclipse but it's part of a series. It's about vampires and it's a romance. Another good book that I read a while back is Abarat. Awesome fantasy book by Clive Barker.

samantha said...

I could get into a good mystery. Anyone know a really good who dunnit?

Anonymous said...

Read all the PREY books by John Sanford, read them in order as the character grows with each case They are available in used book store both online and in real shops. The mysteries are always deep and unwind with great tension. So, if you like the whole psychology of serial killers and detectives, I have loved them all.

Start here: "Rules of Prey, Shadow Prey, Eyes of Prey, Silent Prey" and on and on

Lociloco

Elizabeth Bear said...

Daniel Silva writes nice, morally complex spy thrillers. The Kill Artist, etc.

Melly said...

"Blood Meridian - Or the Evening Redness in the West" by Cormac McCarthy, same author as "The Road" and "No Country for Old Men." It's a sparse and despairingly violent account of the old west written with splendid detail where you can practically smell thundershowers and blood and grit.

ruby said...

Bones to Ashes- Kathy Reichs

Wonderful mystery novel

Damned said...

I'd highly recommend 'The Alienist' by Caleb Carr. It's a mystery set in Victorian era New York City. The best part for Criminal Minds fans is that the detectives are a group of people - including a psychiatrist, journalist, and police officers - essentially developing the science/art of profiling and forensics. Also, that's where I got my user name. :)

Dr. Kris said...

I love anything by Ed McBain when it comes to police procedure. And Harstad's books are AMAZING (though there are too few of them to be sure).

I also like Deaver's books featuring Lincoln Rhyme. Excellent forensic stuff!

Anonymous said...

new nora roberts book, it,s a 3 part series

Shiva said...

If you like fantasy my pick would be a series by Jane Linskold. They don't have a given series name but the devout readers have taken to calling it the Firekeeper series, if you read the books you'll know why. The first book is called Through Wolf's Eyes, and as the name suggests, it has wolves in it.

colleen said...

James Patterson's Women's Murder Club books are a good read if you like mystery books.

rose said...

'Blood Brothers' written by Nora Roberts will definately entertain you. *g*

b.j. said...

I am working on my cooking skills and learning new culinary techniques and recipes. I am working with Asian Flavors of Jean-Georges right now. Some of the recipes are easy and some are more challenging.

Ambra said...

Val McDermid's Tony Hill series is great, especially if you like books about profiling. The BBC series "Wire in the Blood" is based on them and I highly recommend them to any CM fans.

My mom has been bugging me to read "Marley and Me" so I might pick up a copy of that and I haven't read Edgar Allan Poe in awhile, even though he's my favortie author so I might have to find a complete works collection of his.

Lin said...

If you can find them and like police procedurals, try Del Shannon's Mendoza series. They're about 40 years old and wonderful!

Or, if you're feeling naughty and you're over 18, come see me at LyraMarlowe.com and follow the links to my new novel. But seriously, only adults and those of liberal constitution.

raphael0877 said...

Anything by Jeffery Deaver author of "The Bone Collector" and many other titles; they contain many plot twists - the unsub is usually not who you think it is. Anything by Agatha Christie or PD James; the "Jeeves and Wooster" series is very funny if you like British humor.
I just finished "Catcher in the Rye" by J D Salinger; I had read it in high school (last century) but decided to re-read after watching "The Last Word" when the 2 unsubs were communicating using "Sunny" and "Holden" from the book. Still can't decide if I liked it or not.

Jan and Quentin said...

Lin, sounds interesting. Is it an e-book or regular paper? I'm not familiar with ordering from publishers - just Amazon and such.

Thanks.

Jan and Quention said...

I'm reading "The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment" by Eckhart Tolle. I'm not very far into it, but I'm liking it. It's about teaching yourself to live in the now.

Tatiana said...

It occurs to me that CM viewers seem to be quite literate. Probably have more expendable income than the average household.... Hear that advertisers?

Anonymous said...

the books by G.H. Ephron are forensic psychology murder mystreys that are really good.

love2teach said...

Jump Cut by Max Allen Collins.


I'm reading it now, and I can see and hear the characters as I read it.

lizapest said...

I am finishing the Dark Materials trilogy by Phillip Pullman to see what the whole controversy is all about.

I have Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell on deck, I have heard good things.

As far as books I have read I would suggest The No.1 Ladies' Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith anything in the series is great, I love them.

Lin said...

Hi, Jan and Quentin!

It's an e-book. The publisher sites are very user-friendly; just click on what you want to download and in what format, send your money and they send you a link to download your book.

Amazon is selling a great new e-reader called Kindle, but I've heard pretty mixed reviews so far.

Angel said...

Since someone commented on Little House On the Prairie books, how about The Anne of Green Gables series. I loved them when I was little and i still love them.
Also there is a series called the Uncommon Heroes series by Dee Henderson. You will probably have to check your local Christian book store but it is well with the side trip. You can probably find them on Amazone too. They are great romantic dramas as well as action packed.
Also consider the classics of literature.

olivia said...

I've been reading Oprah's picks. Most of them are pretty good. I'm in the middle of Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel García Márquez. It was slow in the beginning but is getting better.

babruin said...

I'm reading Last King of Scotland right now by Giles Foden. It's about a fictional doctor in the middle of historical events in Uganda. I'll definitely look into everyone's recommendations since I am not watching any replacement reality shows!!!

lessientinuviel said...

This is a book that I've read a long while ago, but it definitely ranks as one of my favorites. The book title is "The Interpretation of Murder" by Jed Rubenfeld. It's a murder-mystery novel, what got my attention was that the supporting characters consisted of Sigmund Freud and Carl Jung. And together with a fictional protagonist, they work to solve a mysterious murder while helping one of the survivors work through her trauma. Great stuff.

I also just finished reading the CM tie-in novel "Jump Cut". I felt that it was a little similar to the "Legacy" episode in that the UnSub(s) targeted homeless people. Still a great book nonetheless, Max Allan Collins writes great mystery stories.

I just bought the "Gone Baby Gone" novel by Dennis Lehane but I've yet to start reading. Hehe. I haven't had a chance to watch the movie yet as well, I guess I'll be waiting till the DVD is out.

Lee said...

I am a huge huge fan of the J.D. Robb series "In Death". It is written by Nora Roberts and that is one of her Pen Names. It is about a female Lieutenant in the future who basically kicks criminal a$$, she is also married to the richest man in the world. Pretty awesome series, there are almost 20 books I think.

Lee :)

bonnie said...

ok, I am ticked with CBS and any of the other greedy "you know whats"...I just read the update for today and read that CBS has pulled the new episode for this week! WHAA, WHAA...!! What is wrong with these people? I'm ready to turn the damn TV off now and only watch my copies of CM and Dharma and Greg!Not that that really helps those without jobs. I wish I had tons of money to hand out to everyone hurting during these times while the greedy bastards laugh all the way to the bank. Here I'm grieving over not being able to see new episodes and the real story is those without jobs especially at this time of year! This is pure greed and I'm melting down watching it!

Anyway, it's nice seeing what everyone is reading or going to be reading. I think it's time for me to spend my freetime to face my fear of failure by studying to further my career. I've told myself for several years now that I need to take the certification test for Maternal Child Nursing. After that I need to finish by degree so that I won't feel so trapped when the changes occur within the medical profession. There are plenty of greedy people getting rich in that profession too while we at the bottom work our bums off!

When I need a break from nursing stuff anyone have any idea's for a romantic or comedy book? Help! It's been too long since I have picked up something to read for enjoyment!

A.P. said...

I'd recommend "Slaughterhouse-Five" by Kurt Vonnegut.

It's a bit jumpy and confusing at parts, but it's amazing.

I'd also recommend Dean Koontz's "Mr. Murder." It's a wonderful mystery/drama book, and very detailed. I felt like I was in the story.

I'd also recommend anything by Dean Koontz to a Criminal Minds fan.

Lori said...

I love the JD Robb books, too, they are set in the future and Eve Dallas, the heroine and police Lt., is kick-ass! Plus her gorgeous husband Roarke, is a wonderful foil for Eve.

I ordered all of Elizabeth Bear's books to give my husband for Christmas, so I guess I have to give him first crack at them. Elizabeth Bear is one of our CM fanatics, so I can't wait to delve into those books. Fantasy/SciFi genre. Check Amazon for a listing.

I stumbled across Katie MacAlister's "Holy Smokes" and it is a fantasy with dragons who look like humans, demons, imps, and Guardians. This is the 4th book in the Guardian series, so I ordered the other three, "You Slay Me", "Fire Me Up", and "Light My Fire".

I love mysteries and also found a new Martha Grimes book at the drug store "Dust". Her protagonist is Superintendant Richard Jury of New Scotland Yard. If you like British mysteris, these are good ones.

I also picked up some cookbooks: Doralee Patinkin's two books (she is Mandy's mom) and Paula Deen's Christmas Cookbook. They all have some wonderful recipes that I want to try.

guineapigwoman said...

yes Dante's inferno I have all three books on my computer I am thinking about starting to read them

sammannthuh said...

The trilogy series by Stephanie Meyer is excellent. Start with Eclipse and work your way through.

marypiper said...

I plan to reread some Jane Austen.

Also: I didn't think "Jump Cut" caught the Criminal Minds characters well at all. I could go into a long tangent about it, but I'll let everyone else draw their own conclusions.

Keren said...

I'm a big fan of Jim Butcher books. He's the author of The Dresden Files (books are different from the TV show) and The Alera Codex series. Both are fun, full of snarky sarcasm, fun characters, magic, fantasy, and unpredictable plot twists and turns.

gary said...

I want to second the vote for Jeffrey Deavers stuff
I love his novels
Denzel did a good job in the bone collector the film version of the of the first of the lincoln rhyme novels but they cut the story to pieces

Angel said...

marypiper said:
Also:I didn't think "Jump Cut" caught the Criminal Minds characters well at all.

THANK YOU! I thought maybe it was just me. The forensics and other details are good, but his portrayal of our team's personalities, I think, sucks. I could make several, very long arguments to back up my claim but I will spare everyone.

caitlin e law said...

If you haven't read 'Criminal Minds, Jump Cut' by Max Allen Collins yet you should!
Its great.
I loved it.
Oh and Max Allen Collins had a CSI book series also for my fellow CSI fans.

otontv said...

Always loved Sandra Brown, recently I finished "The Alibi", but would recommend any of the others, too.

Also like the books from P.J.Tracy a lot. Starts with "Monkeewrench". They are really *shudder*...

Right now I read "The Numbers behind NUMB3RS". I think even if you are not a fan of the TV show it's interesting - as long as you have some interest in Math or solving crimes.

CU sindee

celticwitch99 said...

My mom has me hooked on Janet Evanovich's Stephanie Plum books. I just finished "One for the Money" (the first book in the series) and immediately picked up "Two for the Dough". If you like comedy with your mystery (Stephanie is a bounty hunter, but her bounties are rarely straight forward), you will like this series. For something heavier, Patricia Cornwell's Kay Scarpetta books and also Kathy Reichs's books.

Drusilla said...

I would recommend anything by Jeffery Deaver. His books are wonderful reading and hard to leave down. I would also recommend The Ghost Files by Jeff Belanger if you are interested in the paranormal.

Anonymous said...

How bout the book Criminal Minds: Jumpcut. I would think that would fit perfectly for a fan. or sherlock holmes.