What's the last book you really enjoyed reading?

(105 Posts)
Kasterborous Sun 06-Oct-13 18:52:18

I'm just over halfway through Dominion and loving it. I wasn't sure I'd like it, but am enjoying it so much I almost don't want to read it iyswim as then I will have finished it.

Iwaswatchingthat Sun 06-Oct-13 18:54:37

I felt the same when I read 'the girl with the dragon tattoo'

I used to race home after drop off to read it, then was gutted when it finished.

The next two books were not as good IMO.

maillotjaune Sun 06-Oct-13 18:57:19

Is Dominion CJ Sansom? I have just finished Dark Fire in his Shardlake series which was really enjoyable too.

Spidermama Sun 06-Oct-13 18:58:16

Tracey Thorn's Bedsit Disco Queen.

RainierWolfcastle Sun 06-Oct-13 18:59:06

Marriage material - just finished it

Kasterborous Sun 06-Oct-13 19:00:48

Yes Dominion is C J Sansom. I've read Dissolution by him and am going to read the rest of the Shardlake ones too.

DuchessofMalfi Sun 06-Oct-13 19:01:23

Norwegian Wood by Haruki Murakami. Loved it smile

SuffolkNWhat Sun 06-Oct-13 19:01:47

The Peter Grant series by Ben Aaronvitch, really enjoyed them despite the premise being a bit woo!

tumbletumble Sun 06-Oct-13 19:32:03

Recently finished The Help by Kathryn Stockett - really enjoyed it.

Amandine29 Sun 06-Oct-13 19:40:50

I Capture the Castle. I can't believe it's taken me this long to read it. I should have read it as a teenager.

Flicktheswitch Sun 06-Oct-13 19:44:37

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JGBMum Sun 06-Oct-13 21:53:16

The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
A friend loaned me the book, and I loved it. I recommended it to my book group as our next read, and everyone loved it (unheard of for us)

samu2 Mon 07-Oct-13 12:42:38

Eleanor and Park.. beautiful.

I really like the Shardlake books. Dominion began well but fizzled off, imho.

I enjoyed King's Doctor Sleep, most recently.

LaQueenForADay Fri 11-Oct-13 15:11:16

I enjoyed Doctor Sleep recently, but read it wthin 2 evenings, so it was over before it began, almost.

CelticPromise Fri 11-Oct-13 15:15:48

Life After Life by Kate Atkinson is my favourite this year.

gazzalw Fri 11-Oct-13 15:17:35

Perfect - it was gentle, very sad if not tragic and very evocative of the 1970s....for me a 'perfect' combination

Housesellerihope Sat 12-Oct-13 06:57:54

Me Before You by JOJo Moyes. I don't usually like sappy heart string-pulling stuff but this was very good and different from the rest.

hackmum Sat 12-Oct-13 15:04:22

I have just finished Ring of Bright Water by Gavin Maxwell. Incredibly well-written, but also evocative and funny and immensely sad too. Really loved it.

dontwanttobefatandforty Sat 12-Oct-13 15:06:00

just finished Room, I couldnt put it down!

notnowbernard Sat 12-Oct-13 15:13:31

To kill a mocking bird

mrswalker13 Sat 12-Oct-13 19:55:56

Second vote for The Night Circus. Also loved The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Frye.

Leo35 Sat 12-Oct-13 20:55:40

I've just finished Life, Death and Vanilla Slices by Jenny Eclair. A melancholy read, but great storytelling. Didn't expect to enjoy it as much as I did (is that damning with faint praise?).

AvonCallingBarksdale Sun 13-Oct-13 17:55:07

gazzlaw I was going to say Perfect, too. I loved that even more than Harold Fry - really stayed with me.

MrsDesperado Sun 13-Oct-13 22:20:40

Apple Tree Yard - consumed every spare minute I had! Mourning the absence of it in my life now...

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