Can you recommend me a good book?

(51 Posts)
itwasallyellow Sat 06-Oct-12 17:30:17

I am in desperate need for a new book to read on the kindle, no happy endings, no soppy fluffy love stories or shitty porn. I want a herione but a dark, maybe tragic storyline. I want something hardcore that's going to stay with me and take my mind off things.

squeakytoy Sat 06-Oct-12 17:31:49

The Guilty One by Lisa Ballantine. I have just read it and it is a very very good book.

Chundle Sat 06-Oct-12 17:32:36

The hunger games

GuybrushThreepwodWasHere Sat 06-Oct-12 17:40:18

The Book Thief.

DuchessofMalfi Sat 06-Oct-12 17:43:43

You'll find loads of recommendations here

Jinsei Sat 06-Oct-12 17:44:45

A thousand splendid suns. It's certainly not a light & fluffy read, but it will stick with you forever.

DublinMammy Sat 06-Oct-12 17:45:17

Alias Grace, by Margaret Atwood - dark, tragic, heroine, fabulous book....

Euphemia Sat 06-Oct-12 17:46:08

11.22.63 by Stephen King - it's about how the world would be if someone travelled back in time and prevented JFK's murder.

An older one but I've just read and enjoyed The Handmaids Tale by Margaret Atwood.

LetsFaceTheMusicAndDance Sat 06-Oct-12 17:47:41

Wuthering Heights
Jamaica Inn
Rebecca
These Is My Words

McHappyPants2012 Sat 06-Oct-12 17:49:03

Daughter of smoke and bone, fantastic book

GilbGeekette Sat 06-Oct-12 17:49:23

Seconding The Handmaid's Tale. First real 'feminist' book I read, had a real impact upon me.

SoldierKatnissEverdeen Sat 06-Oct-12 17:51:03

Second the hunger games trilogy. Not fluffy, really cared for the characters, and unputdownable. A great read.

Kalisi Sat 06-Oct-12 17:57:26

Game of Thrones! You got heroines coming out your ears! And I'll second "Euphemia's" suggestion too!

Kalisi Sat 06-Oct-12 17:58:15

Oh and you are being vvvvvvvvvU! grin

LaVitaBellissima Sat 06-Oct-12 17:59:10

The Night Circus? I haven't read it yet but it sounds brilliant!

legoballoon Sat 06-Oct-12 18:01:06

The Little Stranger (Sarah Walters) - chilling story set in postwar Britain, beautifully written.

Grapes of Wrath (John Steinbeck) - fabulous epic account of migrant workers travelling Depressing era States. Absolutely my all time favourite.

Bitten by Kelley Armstrong.

Or just any of her Women of the Otherworld series.

toastandmarmiterocks Sat 06-Oct-12 18:05:11

The Labyrinth of Osiris by Paul Sussman. Main characters are two men but there are some strong women too. Brilliant read.

ninjanurse Sat 06-Oct-12 18:06:10

Another vote for The Hunger Games. Totally engrossing.

CheerMum Sat 06-Oct-12 18:09:19

Ken Follets century series is good, kind of family saga

Agnesinroom25 Sat 06-Oct-12 18:11:34

I've just finished The Wicked Girls. Very very good.

Dawndonna Sat 06-Oct-12 18:11:50

I loved 'The Night Circus'. In fact I've read it twice.
Anything by Angela Carter.
Possession. A.S. Byatt.

Metro 2033 is great and very unfluffy!

Badvoc Sat 06-Oct-12 18:15:25

Wolf hall
Bring up the bodies
The thousand autumns if Jacob de Zoet
A thousand splendid suns
An instance of the fingerpost

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