By Woman's Day Staff
My Top 5 Reads
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Like any other great novelist, Nicholas Sparks, derived his love for writing from reading. Check out the literature that has propelled him along his journey to becoming one of the foremost romance-fiction novelists of his time. Photo credit: Nina Subin/Woman's Day
The Passage by Justin Cronin
"Cronin combines two classic and overused literary elements-vampires and the end of the world-and spins them into something entirely fresh and new. To me, it's an amazing accomplishment."Revamp your style with 10 quick tricks.
Lisey's Story by Stephen King
"As Lisey Landon reminisces about her husband after his death, she begins to confront some strange-and beautiful-truths about who he really was."
We Need to Talk About Kevin by Lionel Shriver
"In a series of letters, Shriver's protagonist Eva Khatchadourian comes to terms with the crimes of her high school-age son. Riveting."
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Tell No One by Harlan Coben
"When a man receives a mysterious email from his deceased wife, he sets out on a quest for answers. One of the all-time great thrillers."
Gates of Fire by Steven Pressfield
"Historical fiction at its finest, this novel recounts the famed Battle of Thermopylae, when a vastly outnumbered group of Greek soldiers took a heroic stand against the powerful Persian army."Learn how to decode body language.
Original article appeared on WomansDay.com.
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