so far this year i have read...

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ALovelyBunchOfCoconuts Wed 20-Feb-13 10:19:31

i have just finished The Lovely Bones and have already finished we need to talk about Kevin, the great gatsby, wuthering heights, and pride and prejudice.

last night i began my sisters keeper and also downloaded the night circus.

i am addicted to reading.

wish i could read a bit faster but the children seem to think itsy job to feed them grin

ALovelyBunchOfCoconuts Wed 20-Feb-13 10:19:52

its my*

UptoapointLordCopper Wed 20-Feb-13 11:55:15

I can't remember all that I've read so far! shock The Millennium trilogy, I think, some Michael Innes books, a China Mieville book, my lovely lovely Short and Sweet cookbook grin, and now reading Delusions of Gender. Have another China Mieville book lined up, and a Dashiell Hammett book. Also got The Help for Christmas but not sure I want to read it.

toffeelolly Wed 20-Feb-13 12:26:59

Hi alovely i have these 2 book's the lovely bones and my sister's keeper must get reading them have so many book's must get started children back at school next week so will get started . Also got a kindle fire for christmas so will get startedwink

ALovelyBunchOfCoconuts Wed 20-Feb-13 12:30:23

the help is on my wishlist it has good reviews although i seem to be dithering over whether to download it or not.

i couldn't live without my kindle. smile

CockBollocks Wed 20-Feb-13 12:33:56

The Help is an excellent book.

Parisbanana Wed 20-Feb-13 19:29:47

Yes agree, The Help is fantastic.
So far this year I have read To Kill a Mockingbird (read it many many years ago but got far more out of it on this occasion - I finally realise what all the fuss is about!)
Also read John Taylor's very disappointing autobiography.
Currently reading the final Harry Potter to ds (late to the party on this as well!) and Phil "Brookside" Redmond's biography.

ALovelyBunchOfCoconuts Wed 20-Feb-13 19:37:18

ooh thanks for reminding me of to kill a mockingbird. i read it at school but i didn't pay much attention then!

Parisbanana Wed 20-Feb-13 21:07:09

Me too re To Kill a Mockingbird. just didn't get it as a teenager.
Then dd got it as a set piece for her GCSE English and kept asking me questions, so I thought I should reread it. It'll take a lot of beating for this years top readJ

Samu2 Thu 21-Feb-13 10:05:58

This year I have read:

Yours Truly- Kirsty Greenwood...
Watchers- Dan Koontz....
The Boot Camp- Kate Harrison...
She's Come Undone- Wally Lamb...
Rebecca- Maurier....
One Last Thing before I go- Jonathan Tropper ....
How To Be A Good Wife- Emma Chapman...
The Diner- Herman Koch...
Little House- Phillipa Gregory....
Jane Greens new one but can't remember the title now as it isn't on goodreads yet
Into The Darkest Corner- Elizabeth Haynes
How To Save a Life- Sarah Zarr
The Infidelity Chain- Tess Stimson
Sexed up medicine
How To Talk to anyone
Kate Atkison's Case Histories and One Good Turn

Parisbanana Thu 21-Feb-13 13:15:24

Wow Samu2 that's a lot of books! Do you mind me asking how you read so much? Do you have a commute or not much sleep? smile

juneybean Thu 21-Feb-13 19:24:42

I've read:

Little Women - Louisa M Alcott
The Snow Child - Eowyn Ivey
The Auschwitz Violin - Maria Àngels Anglada
Life of Pi - Yann Martel
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children - Ransom Riggs
Lord of the Flies - William Golding
The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry - Rachel Joyce

Bmatoes Thu 21-Feb-13 20:21:36

I have read

Before i Go to sleep - SJ Watson
Middlesex -Jeffrey Eugenides

and at the mo i am reading The Kitchen House - Kathleen Grissom and im absolutely loving it.. i really dont want it to end.. i will miss everyone in it!

Samu2 Thu 21-Feb-13 20:25:12

I don't sleep! lol

Bmatoes Thu 21-Feb-13 20:27:16

what would you recommend as the best from your list samu2?

LaVitaBellissima Thu 21-Feb-13 20:31:56

Jane Green's new one is The Patchwork Marriage I think Samu, just finished it

Rebecca By Daphne Du Maurier
Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern - loved this!
Bitter blue by Kristen Cashore

Just about to start The Song of Achilles by Madeleine Miller

Samu2 Thu 21-Feb-13 20:53:43

Bmatoes- The best were Rebecca, Little house, Into The Darkest Corner, One last thing before I go, come undone and How to be a good wife.

Lavita.. I got mixed up, it was actually Jill Mansell's newest book smile

ALovelyBunchOfCoconuts Thu 21-Feb-13 22:15:50

samu, i read into the darkest corner last year and totally loved it.

also glad to see a rec for the night circus, that's next on.my list. smile

ALovelyBunchOfCoconuts Thu 21-Feb-13 22:16:18

bmatoes, before i go to sleep any good?

Bmatoes Thu 21-Feb-13 22:21:03

alovelybunch yes i really enjoyed it and would recommend it ... I do have to say something to say about but id have to wait until you've read it!

Bmatoes Thu 21-Feb-13 22:23:09

thanks samu2 i will have a look at those... I have just bought Gone Girl so thats my next one.

isleangel Fri 22-Feb-13 10:16:02

I love threads like these smile

I have read so far:
The twelve by Justin Cronin
The prisoner of heaven by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
The angels game by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
and I have just started The Host by Stephanie Meyer

The twelve is the follow up to the passage, and I was a bit dissapointed with it.
The prisoner of heaven was fantastic, as I think he is one of the best storytellers ever, and then because it was based on the angels game, which I read a couple of years ago, I had to reread it and now it makes a lot more sense.

And although I am not really a Stephanie meyer fan, my mum has persuaded me to read the Host before we see it in the cinema in March, but it is actually very good.

fubbsy Fri 22-Feb-13 10:21:29

I have read
Bring Up the Bodies by Hilary Mantel
Foreign Bodies by Cynthia Ozick
Loved them both

fubbsy Fri 22-Feb-13 10:23:58

Didn't realise until just now that they both have bodies in the title grin Though very different,, both do have a bit of sex wink

TaggieCampbellBlack Fri 22-Feb-13 10:38:25

So far......

Elly Griffiths most recent one
Dracula
3 sherlock holmes
Island of wings
The secret of crickley hall
The woman in black
Utter Folly
A few Hamish Macbeths
The hundred year old man...
Beautiful creatures
And the other 3 Beautiful. .....

Now on Tender is the night

Samu2 Fri 22-Feb-13 13:14:47

I have just now started 'Learn Love in a Week' based on something I read here about it.

Samu2 Fri 22-Feb-13 13:15:45

Bloody hell! I bought it without looking at the price. £8 for the ebook. Rather a lot, but oh well, it's done now smile

BooToYouToo Fri 22-Feb-13 20:08:29

Bring up the Bodies by Hilary Mantel
Revelation by C J Sansom

Then decided to get out of Tudor England so started The Lacuna but found it too boring. Apparently the last third is better so I may return to it (had loved The Poisonwood Bible last year).

Started and dropped A Tiny Bit Marvellous by Dawn French.

Now reading Heartstone by C J Sansom so back with Henry VIII again!

popflos Sat 23-Feb-13 08:58:57

i loved night circus, another recommendation if you want to continue the circus theme is Carter Beats the Devil, again a bit different and loved it.
other books i have read this year Snow Child, and 1222 (to get snow done with once and for all.. )
cloud atlas
the girl you left behind.. jojo moyes, lovely book, toying with reading the horsey one next..
the penultimate Jack reacher book, saving the latest one for a plane ride.
several by nelson de mille, like him a lot.
and then raced thru a fist full of michael connolly, and a jo nesbo, not that fussed really

someone gave me a download of dean koontz books.. scared to embark, there are about 50, what if i like them and dont get anything else done!

no re reading the Tim Ferris bible, the 4hour work week, i want to read the 4 hour chef but thought i would get in the mood and and go back to basics first. if anyone is still toying with post xmas bulge, get the 4 hour body. amazing.

Bmatoes Sat 23-Feb-13 15:12:25

booToYou i also gave up on Dawn French I couldnt get into it atall.

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