I need a months worth of good reading suggestions please.

(13 Posts)
AtYourCervix Thu 29-Aug-13 18:16:35

Just about finished The Cazalets. I like Swedish crime, Agatha christies, jane austen, kate Morton, ellie Griffiths, interesting yet light stuff....

going away for a month, will need amusing in the evenings.
suggestions please?

Have you read 'Let the Right One In' which is a Swedish vampire novel but quite a decent read?

Ladies Detective Agency?

Georgette Heyer for much lighter Austen-esque stories?

DuchessofMalfi Thu 29-Aug-13 18:30:27

Have you read The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon? There are two sequels too. All long novels. Should keep you occupied for a week or so.

The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern - magical, beautifully written.
The Little Stranger by Sarah Waters - intriguing, intelligent, thought-provoking.
The Innocents by Francesca Segal/The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton.

SkiSchoolRun Thu 29-Aug-13 18:31:49

I just randomly bought The Unit by a Swedish author Ninni Holmquist on my Kindle and really loved it.

Ruth Ozeki is a v interesting author too.

tripfiction Thu 29-Aug-13 18:32:36

Just reading The Disappearance of Emily Marr by Louise Candlish, set on the Ile de Ré which is gripping so far. Have just enjoyed The Shadow Year by Hannah Richell and recently The Son-in-Law by Charity Norman - all have an unusual slant and are well written. Hope you find books to suit and enjoy your holiday!

Bearandcub Thu 29-Aug-13 18:34:03

MCBeaton
Daniel O'Malley
Jo Nesbo
Oliver potzsch

highlandcoo Thu 29-Aug-13 21:04:24

Have a look at:

East of the Sun - Julia Grigson

Earth and Heaven and The Mysteries of Glass - Sue Gee

Year of Wonders - Geraldine Brooks

The Secret River - Kate Greville

The Secret Life of Bees - Sue Monk Kidd

The Observations - Jane Harris

All well-written and absorbing but not challenging to read.

AtYourCervix Fri 30-Aug-13 14:35:41

Loveky. thanks

Lots of those I've already read so deff on the right track.I'll get some on my kindle.

Stokey Fri 30-Aug-13 16:09:18

Lousie Penny - quite Agatha Christie like & have loved reading Ann Cleeves over the last year

I tend to start a series and obsessively read every book in it, sit's getting a bit pricey but kindle just makes it too easy

Stokey Fri 30-Aug-13 16:31:18

and just remembered William Nicholson trilogy
first is The Secret Intensity of Everyday Life

Khara Fri 30-Aug-13 17:16:40

I've just read and enjoyed the latest Kate Morton. Before that read The Second-last woman in England by Maggie Joel which was also a good read - kind of similar in that it's about secrets within families etc.

AtYourCervix Fri 30-Aug-13 19:34:57

latest Kate Morton was a bit tedious I found. readable and quite enjoyed it but twice as long as it needed and i'd worked out the twisty bit long before it arrived.

I've bought a few of your suggestions and think I'll need a few more though. thanks

Janny1 Wed 04-Sep-13 20:26:29

E-book D.I. Ghost by Lauren White that I download for free from Amazon which I'm really enjoying and All my friends are crazy by Sera Andstadt edited by Sarah Lawson from Chickmunka publishing which is non-fictionn but really interesting.

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