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Peachy8 Thu 09-May-19 19:32:21

Hit me with your most favourite books please. My little one is going through a bit of a weird sleep phase so fancy a good read!

shaggedthruahedgebackwards Thu 09-May-19 19:36:13

I've just read The Sealwoman's Gift by Sally Magnuson and totally loved it

Other favourites:
All the Light we cannot see
A thousand splendid suns
A prayer for Owen Meany
The Road
White Teeth

BlossG Sat 18-May-19 10:47:27

C L Taylor The Accident, The fear, The Lie in fact i am yet to read one of hers that i haven't throughly enjoyed
Gillian Flynn Sharp Objects is disturbingly good, and Dark Places.
Adam Kay This is going to hurt, brilliantly written book about working for the NHS its truly eye opening.
For something a bit lighter Jill Mansell Take a chance on me.

bitchfromhell Sat 18-May-19 12:50:38

Good novels I've got engrossed in recently:
The shock of the fall
We are all completely beside ourselves
My lovely wife
The secret life of bees

chainmail Sat 18-May-19 12:56:35

Manhattan Beach by Jennifer Egan
Exit West by Mohsin Hamid
Normal People by Sally Rooney
The Life to Come by Michelle de Kretser

Maiden247 Thu 30-May-19 18:57:25

The Missing Girl
Friend Request
Nobodies Wife
The Wife Between Us

LaurenElizabethJayne Wed 26-Jun-19 17:20:58

If you haven't seen the film or read it already, Gone Girl is one of my faves. Much better than the film (obviously) but probably not worth the read if you already know what happens.

Jux Thu 27-Jun-19 12:11:01

Margerite Yourcenar's Memoirs of Hadrian. Such beautiful writing.

Owlettele Fri 12-Jul-19 19:37:10

Can anyone recommend me a good chick lit style novel please ideally will make me cry. I love loads of the recommendations on here but fancying a girly cry

Maiden247 Sun 21-Jul-19 07:52:58

Friend Request
This is going to hurt
Girl on the train
The wife between us
My sisters lies
Nobodies Wife
The Rumour
Hypnotist Love Story
Anything by Amanda Prowse
Anything by Jojo Moyes

Disneyinmyveins Sun 11-Aug-19 22:43:21

The Dry by Jane Harper
Just about to read A man called Ovegrin

BetterEatCheese Mon 26-Aug-19 07:47:41

The Keeper of Lost things is brilliant, and there is another one by the same author if you like it - can't remember the name

Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro

Curatorjohn Wed 28-Aug-19 22:49:37

Try The School Run by Helen Whitaker

Two mothers. Two best friends. One school place.
Old friends Imogen and Lily will do whatever it takes to get their children into the perfect school. A laugh-out-loud read about competitive parenting for readers who enjoyed Why Mummy Swears, Rev and Motherland.

sueH1983 Wed 18-Sep-19 20:16:49

I never said I loved you by Rhik Samadder. Hilarious, sad, beautiful. His writing is perfection.

Belacqua1975 Tue 24-Sep-19 10:21:36

The Lost Properties of Love by Sophie Ratcliffe - about motherhood and loss and mid-life chaos
Take Nothing with You by Patrick Gale - coming of age, gorgeous and page-turner
Zed by Joanna Kavenna - dystopian thriller about robots but funny

Belacqua1975 Tue 24-Sep-19 10:26:10

And here it is with links

The Lost Properties of Love by Sophie Ratcliffe - about motherhood and and marriage loss and mid-life chaos

Take Nothing with You by Patrick Gale - coming of age, gorgeous and page-turner

Zed by Joanna Kavenna - dystopian thriller about robots but funny

OnTheBorderline Tue 01-Oct-19 12:59:12

@Owlettele The See-through Leopard by Sibel Hodge. It's more of a young adult book but it's really good and very very emotional.

UnFragile Thu 17-Oct-19 15:52:27

Everything by Ursula le Guin. She's magical, literally.

Kami42 Sun 27-Oct-19 11:59:20

I'm currently reading some M. R. James to get in the Halloween spirit. Love a good ghost story. Also: Zadie Smith, Maggie Nelson, Sally Rooney, Kazuo Ishiguro and Ursula K Le Guin.

Beebumble2 Wed 30-Oct-19 18:34:49

For all those who liked Gone Girl, Alices Feeney’s Sometimes I Lie is another Psychological thriller, with great twists.

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