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Pinkbutton85 Sun 24-Feb-19 19:41:28

I'd like something new. Any genre, fiction or non fiction. What's it about without spoilers and would you recommend?

VittysCardigan Sun 24-Feb-19 19:47:25

My favourite read of last year was A long way to a small angry planet - Becky Chambers.

Pishogue Sun 24-Feb-19 19:55:58

Alex Pheby's Lucia -- dense, literary novel about James Joyce's daughter, a dancer who spent most of her adult life incarcerated. Highly recommend.

Just started a reread of Middlemarch, as 2019 is the bicentenary of George Eliot's birth. Could not recommend more.

Grumpbum123 Sun 24-Feb-19 19:57:02

The seven deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle

OlafLovesAnna Sun 24-Feb-19 20:01:20

American Gods by Neil Gaiman, not my usual but I'm really enjoying it.

Kerantli Sun 24-Feb-19 20:02:22

I'm currently reading through The Nightingale Girls book series by Donna Douglas. It's about 3 student nurses in 1963 and has 9 books in the series.
There is also a 10th book, but that is set in 1914, and can be read as a standalone book, but from looking on Amazon, it also has a sequel that is set in 1917 - but that isn't out until October this year)

Also reading The Woolworths Girls by Elaine Everest, also a series of 4 books. From what I've read so far it's about 3 girls that starts working at Woolworths in 1938.

Also recently read most of the way through Secrets of the Sewing Bee and Secrets Of The Singer Girls both by Kate Thompson.

I seem to have a fixation on stories set in war time at the moment.

BG2015 Sun 24-Feb-19 20:04:18

I've just finished The Cactus, it was good!

Inkstainedmags Sun 24-Feb-19 20:07:29

Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind

DareDevil223 Sun 24-Feb-19 20:08:45

I've just finished 'Lethal White' the latest Strike novel by Robert Galbraith (JK Rowling). I've read all four recently. Cracking crime stories and fantastic characters. I love the central relationship between Strike and Robin.

On a totally different tack I'm currently on a diet so I've just been reading 'Conquering Fat Logic' by Nadja Hermann. She lost 13 stone and debunks all the myths about metabolism, starvation mode, rapid weightloss etc. It's fascinating and as someone with a lot to lose it's very motivating.

GrumpyOldMare Sun 24-Feb-19 20:12:12

The Mammoth Hunters by Jean M Auel. Book 3 of Earth's Chikdren series.

DontCallMeBaby Sun 24-Feb-19 20:12:43

I’m currently reading The Labyrinth Index by Charles Stross. I would recommend it, but it’s number 9 in a series - The Atrocity Archive in number 1. The series is based around an occult intelligence agency nicknamed The Laundry, both funny and dark.

The last book I read was Brainstorm by Suzanne O’Sullivan - it has a long subtitle and is about neurology, primarily epilepsy. Had it in my wish list for ages, happened to have a look when downloading books for a trip to London and realised it was down to £1.99. Really good.

DeadCertain Sun 24-Feb-19 20:13:59

ISIS: The State of Terror.

missyB1 Sun 24-Feb-19 20:14:25

I’m reading Anxiety Rebalance by Carl Vernon. His own experience of learning to deal with anxiety and depression. Obviously a bit niche but I’m finding it interesting.

randomchap Sun 24-Feb-19 20:15:20

Bill Bryson's At Home: A Short History of Private Life

Arowana Sun 24-Feb-19 20:15:47

My favourite book of 2018 was Milkman.

Beeblot Sun 24-Feb-19 20:16:17

I am reading How To Survive A Plague by David France. It's about the AIDS epidemic and how activists in the 1980s and 1990s fought for research into the condition and for treatment. It's a really important story, I think. I've always thought that the medical and scientific achievements in the fight against AIDS have been incredible, but I didn't know much about the story of AIDS activism until recently. Really inspiring, but also sad thinking of all the lives lost and how dreadfully the early sufferers were treated.

BakewellTarts Sun 24-Feb-19 20:19:52

@VittysCardigan I loved A long way to a small angry planet too but thought her follow up A closed and common orbit was even better.

pasturesgreen Sun 24-Feb-19 20:21:57

I'm currently reading A Rising Man by Abir Mukherjee and The Horseman's Song by Ben Pastor. Both historical crime novels. Pastor is a trusted old favourite I go back to time and again, Mukherjee has been a pleasant surprise, will be reading more of him.

Curlyshabtree Sun 24-Feb-19 20:26:45

A Brief History of a Seven Killings by Marlon James. Not the easiest read but compelling nonetheless.

Ridingthegravytrain Sun 24-Feb-19 20:33:34

Just finished needful things by Stephen king (not for the first time) loved it

Just started bird box by josh malerman. So far enjoying the way it is written

VittysCardigan Sun 24-Feb-19 20:54:23

@BakewellTarts I loved that too. I have the 3rd book on order. I actually had 'By the stars, we hope' from the first book as a tattoo on Valentine's Day smile

adaline Sun 24-Feb-19 20:55:20

The Rosie Project.

VittysCardigan Sun 24-Feb-19 20:56:09

GravyTrain i've not read Needful Things for years, I have just reread The Dead Zone & loved it - had forgotten how good it was

Bossybitch3of3 Sun 24-Feb-19 20:56:56

Beeblot have you read " And the Band Played On"? It's one of the most powerful books about the Aids crisis. I cried.

dublinruth Sun 24-Feb-19 20:58:25

Greg Dunnett, The Things You Find in Rockpools

Enjoying it so far, the protagonist is an 11 year old boy so I wasn't sure what I'd think but I'm finding it a page turner.

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