quickly! ! {please} help me find something to read

(67 Posts)
TheoriginalLEM Thu 14-Apr-16 22:09:23

on my kindle.

two nights without finding anything -hellllllpppp

wheresthel1ght Thu 14-Apr-16 22:11:26

Depends what you like, but if you enjoy murder mystery/thrillers then check out Peter James and his Roy Grace novels, anything by Kathy Riechs, Spoonface Steinburgh is good if you can cope with the emotions

Tessticklesyourfancy Thu 14-Apr-16 22:11:36

Free or to buy? What type of thing do you enjoy reading?

NeedACleverNN Thu 14-Apr-16 22:11:58

What sort of stories do you like?

Latest one I've read and enjoyed is miss peregrines home for peculiar children by ransom Biggs

Tessticklesyourfancy Thu 14-Apr-16 22:13:02

I really enjoy reading Robert Goddard

EverySongbirdSays Thu 14-Apr-16 22:14:12

OK - I was obsessed and still am in many ways with The Mitfords : Letters Between Six Sisters ed. Charlotte Mosley

Other things The Invention Of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd
Notes From An Exhibition Patrick Gale
Ella Minnow Pea by Mark Dunn

It depends : what are you in to?

Pollyputhtekettleon Thu 14-Apr-16 22:14:35

I just started the latest girl with the dragon tattoo book. Good do far.

FoxInABox Thu 14-Apr-16 22:14:37

Kate Mortons books are brilliant. Also the shock of the fall, Dorothy koomson books, where'd you go bernadette?, are all great books.

EverySongbirdSays Thu 14-Apr-16 22:15:13

Spoonface Steinberg is a novel now? It started off as a radio play.

sepa Thu 14-Apr-16 22:15:23

I second Roy Grace series from Peter James. I also love Martina Cole books

smalllondon Thu 14-Apr-16 22:15:55

Obviously I don't know you taste but...

Some books I've read recently and loved:
How to be both - Ali Smith
A brief history of 7 killings - Marlon James
The Establishment - Owen Jones

Some classics you might not have read:
Wind up bird chronicle - Haruki Marukami
Master & Margherita - Mikhail Bulgakov

Lifecanonlygetbetter Thu 14-Apr-16 22:16:19

Anything by Patrick Gayle. Who is your favourite author/genre?

EverySongbirdSays Thu 14-Apr-16 22:17:31

Oh Where'd You Go Bernadette gave me the absolute pip as they say. Finished it as it was short but only as it was short.

TheoriginalLEM Thu 14-Apr-16 22:17:40

i like detective stories but nothing too graphic or ipsetting. ghost stories but no horror. light sci fi. anything really. no mis lit

LittleMissUpset Thu 14-Apr-16 22:17:52

Depends what you like? I just finished little shop of happily ever after by Jenny colgan, nice easy read.

LittleMissUpset Thu 14-Apr-16 22:18:16

Cross post! Ignore my suggestion then grin

FlibbertigibbetArmadillo Thu 14-Apr-16 22:19:22

If you like light Sci fi I suggest flowers for Algernon.

pollylovespie Thu 14-Apr-16 22:19:31

I've just finished Before I go to sleep - loved it.

NoLongerALurker Thu 14-Apr-16 22:19:31

I'm reading The Trade by Simon Andrew Stubbs at the minute. I'd recommend it so far.

Lazyafternoon Thu 14-Apr-16 22:19:41

Oh I'd go for Jane Austen (yet again). Persuasion, Pride & Prejudice, Sense & Sensibility. I could read over and over.
Or the Harry Potter set. Again.
Or My family and Other Animals - Gerald Durrell (as in The Durrells on ITV). Love it.

MrsPinotGrigio Thu 14-Apr-16 22:19:52

If you like history/sci fi try the Chronicles of St Mary's series, there's about 5 books & they got me through a hospital stay last year. Quite light reading but addictive too

Rainbunny Thu 14-Apr-16 22:20:23

Just finished reading the Century Trilogy by Ken Follet. He isn't my favorite author but it was an entertaining trilogy of books.

EverySongbirdSays Thu 14-Apr-16 22:20:41

Ghost story with no horror.

We Have Always Lived In The Castle by Shirley Jackson
The Girl In The Photograph author escapes me Kate something

NeedACleverNN Thu 14-Apr-16 22:21:05

Check out miss peregrine

www.waterstones.com/book/miss-peregrines-home-for-peculiar-children/ransom-riggs/9781594746031

It's got loads of interesting photos in it too and it's going to be a movie later on this year

Lifecanonlygetbetter Thu 14-Apr-16 22:21:16

Dorothy L. Sayers if you like period detectives.M.R James for ghost stories. Sci-if is the only think I have never managed to get into, and I read a lot ( a book a day when on holiday).

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