Tell me a book that you just couldn't put down.

(207 Posts)
Cantusethatname Wed 06-Jul-16 16:44:49

I haven't read anything good for ages.
I like autobiographical, some historical, I do like psychological thrillers. I liked The Girl on The Train. I like Louise Candlish.
I'm not keen on chick lit. I don't like a happy ending.

happylittlefish Wed 06-Jul-16 16:47:06

I loved the book thief - it was fantastic. I also liked Room, The fault in our stars and The beach

Cutecat78 Wed 06-Jul-16 16:47:10

I Let You Go by Clare Mackintosh

formerbabe Wed 06-Jul-16 16:47:17

Perfect people by Peter James...its brilliant!

handslikecowstits Wed 06-Jul-16 16:47:27

I don't normally like fiction but I couldn't put down The Rotters' Club and the sequel, The Closed Circle.

Blondie1984 Wed 06-Jul-16 16:47:34

50 Shades.....

TrionicLettuce Wed 06-Jul-16 16:47:43

The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon by Stephen King

AlfrescoBalconyWanker Wed 06-Jul-16 16:48:46

Any of Kate Morton's books.

Pineapplemilkshake Wed 06-Jul-16 16:49:41

If you like psychological thrillers try Mark Edwards - The Magpies and Follow You Home are fab, I read each in a 24 hour period on holiday! His collaborations with Louise Voss are pretty good. I'd also recommend anything by Lulu Taylor, starting with Midnight Girls.

UnGoogleable Wed 06-Jul-16 16:49:49

The Life of Pi - i literally couldn't put it down, I walked around the house reading it. So unusual and surprising.

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo trilogy is good.

I haven't read anything good for ages either, I'll be watching this thread with interest.

willconcern Wed 06-Jul-16 16:50:04

A thousand splendid suns by Khalid Hosseini

SalemSaberhagen Wed 06-Jul-16 16:50:55

The kite runner by Khalid Hosseini.

CharCharGabor Wed 06-Jul-16 16:51:45

I loved A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness. A fairly short book but I was completely gripped!

Pineapplemilkshake Wed 06-Jul-16 16:52:01

Also The Play date by ? Rachel Millar and Cuckoo (can't remember the author but it's always coming up on kindle searches for thrillers)

Cantusethatname Wed 06-Jul-16 16:53:32

I'm busy downloading samples of these suggestions.
I really liked Room too. And The Play Date and Cuckoo.

Cutecat78 Wed 06-Jul-16 16:53:41

Am also reading Mary Portas Biography ATM is v good.

BrickInTheWall Wed 06-Jul-16 16:53:44

Agree with Room, cant remember the author.. Emma sth??
I loved the Flowers in the Attic series by Virginia Andrews.
Also a classic and I always enjoy it when I reread it is To Kill A Mockingbird.
Some of Jodi Picoult is ok but if you read a few you could probably predict the ending after a chapter or two, I started to find them a bit samey.

TheGoblinQueen2711 Wed 06-Jul-16 16:56:54

The most recent one I couldn't put down was The Girl With All The Gifts by M R Carey.
Absolutely loved it.

BobbinThreadbare123 Wed 06-Jul-16 16:57:01

Shogun, by James Clavell. An oldie, but a goody.

thenightmanageress Wed 06-Jul-16 16:57:30

The Goldfinch
Most Kate Atkinson novels
The Shardlake series by C J Sansom

georgiatraher Wed 06-Jul-16 16:58:03

The Moth - A collection of short stories. Amazing.

BobbinThreadbare123 Wed 06-Jul-16 16:58:09

Ooh I second the Shardlake books! Brilliant!

Thingstodotoday Wed 06-Jul-16 16:58:10

Looking for Transwonderland by Noo Saro-Wiwa, daughter of Ken.
Riding the Iron Rooster by Paul Theroux.
Both great travel books.

DrDreReturns Wed 06-Jul-16 16:59:40

The Day of the Jackal

bibbitybobbityyhat Wed 06-Jul-16 17:00:05

And this is an Aibu because ?

There is a fiction topic and a chat topic if you insist on traffic.

But people searching Mumsnet for great fiction recommendations are going to look in the relevant topic, surely, not Aibu.

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