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suggestions as to what to read next

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janx Sun 12-Jun-11 18:22:29

Have enjoyed my last three book
The Help
The Room
Time Travelers wife

What next? - thanks

hackingandhewing Sun 12-Jun-11 18:37:13

In to the darkest corner - read a recommendation on here and loved it - can't remember the author.

gailforce1 Mon 13-Jun-11 18:46:12

I believe Into the darkess corner is by Elizabeth Haynes.

Have a look at The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd if you liked The Help.

scottishmummy Mon 13-Jun-11 19:04:29

maggie o'farrell the hand that first held mine is great

ive read darkest corner- outstanding
life of bees was uplifting
couldnt finish time traveller wife.hated it
the help
the room have not read them

TotalChaos Mon 13-Jun-11 19:55:08

Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks.

janx Mon 13-Jun-11 21:13:14

Thanks everyone - will look into those

lindsey077 Tue 14-Jun-11 09:33:47

I can't recommend 'the memory of love' by Aminatta Forna enough. I enjoyed all three of the books you mentioned and The Help was probably the best book I'd read all year until I read the above.

enidroach Wed 15-Jun-11 16:05:12

Rona Jaffe - the best of everything or peyton Place by Grace Metalious (both reissued books from the 50's but fantastic, fast paced involving reads)

Slammerkin (by the author of Room) is a great book about a girl growing up in England just before the Napoleonic wars who descends into prostitution.Much better than Room IMHO

I read 22 Britannia Road last week (about a polish family reunited in Ipswich after WW2 - it's a new book) which I thought was good.

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