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Quicks Reads: Short Fiction

short on timeOnly have a few minutes to read at a time?  Why not try a book with short chapters, essays, poems or stories?  Short stories run the gamut from horror to romance and are perfect when you want all the intensity of a full novel but without the time commitment.

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Nicholas Sparks readalikes

Author Nicholas SparksNicholas Sparks is a master of poignant love stories. In his novels there is no great love without some loss and his characters frequently are faced with a difficult challenge before proving they are worthy of true love. Sparks’ characters are honorable and loyal, and they place a lot of importance on family and sometimes religious faith. The pace of his stories is leisurely, quickening for rapid action and dialogue. Sparks’ writing is not dense and he aims for easy-to-read prose with a romantic tone.

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Gentle Reads

gentle readsGood stories without graphic violence, language, or explicit sex.  These novels feature uplifting plots with wholesome characters mixed with a little humor, a little romance and a little adventure, including some by authors otherwise known for their less-than-gentle bestselling thrillers!

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Funny Fiction

funny fiction“Funny” is a subjective thing.  Some of these authors and books are laugh-out-loud funny, some are snicker-behind-your-hand funny.  Some are witty and literate, some are gross-out humorous.  Some are laugh-until-your-sides-split books and others are laugh-through-your-tears books.  Gentle and light, or dark and twisty, there’s a flavor of funny for every reader!

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