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which book shall i read next?

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frazzled74 Wed 03-Aug-11 18:21:18

I havent really got into a book for ages but am looking forward to 4 days off and plan to take dcs on picnics etc and get into a book! I have in my pile to read- Crimson china
pile of stuff at the bottom of the stairs
hymn of the tiger mother
the help
when god was a rabbit.
which one will get me into reading again? or any other suggestions?

ShoutyBag Wed 03-Aug-11 23:21:09

Into the darkest corner

Dead Simple

JiltedJohnsJulie Thu 04-Aug-11 08:45:05

The only one I've read of those is When God was a Rabbit and only read it as it was for our Book Club. Really wouldn't recommend reading it as a way of getting you back into reading.

KurriKurri Thu 04-Aug-11 14:32:08

this is a useful website for ideas - type in a book you've enjoyed, and you'll get a list of suggestionssmile

Kirst29 Thu 04-Aug-11 14:38:24

anything by Jodi Picoult.

javo Thu 04-Aug-11 17:29:22

same as JiltedJohnsJulie did not like When God....

JaneBennet Thu 04-Aug-11 18:48:58

I loved The Help - I enjoyed the story and got caught up in the characters. Just a warning, it's not 'light and fluffy' and some the material is quite hard to read. Hymn of The Tiger Mother was interesting and a quick read for me - I wouldn't say it would get you back into reading though.

I'd say to go with Crimson China (on my reading list but just finished Shanghai Girls so all China-ed out this week) or Pile of Stuff at the Bottom of the Stairs.

I can recommend Shanghai Girls - read it in under 24 hours and thought it was excellent. There's a new follow up out called Finding Joy or similar too.

JiltedJohnsJulie Thu 04-Aug-11 19:11:15

Thanks very much for the website suggestion KurriKurri, think that is just what I need to help me with my newfound Kindle addiction although am a little surprised that there was a Jeffrey Archer novel in the list of suggestions hmmgrin

KurriKurri Thu 04-Aug-11 19:16:11

grin JJJ - You do sometimes get some odd suggestions!

JaneBennet Thu 04-Aug-11 19:56:20

Oops, missed the 'Battle' bit out of the title of the Tiger Mother book.

Carrotsandcelery Thu 04-Aug-11 20:27:49

I would read "The Help" if you want sucked into a "can't put it downer". I read it last year and loved it.

OK - if you want a SUPERB book to read, try 'Lonesome Dove' by Larry MacMurtry. It's a western, but it is next to unputdownable. I am a voracious reader, extremely 'wellread' etc etc - and I would have to put it in my top 10. I had an operation about three months, and could barely put the book down.

Honestly - it's SO gripping, one of the best things I have EVER read.

rosyvalentine Thu 04-Aug-11 20:49:53

Have you read One Day by David Nicholls? Really enjoyed that one. Also, The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield and as ShoutyBag already suggested, Into the Darkest Corner by Elizabeth Haynes. Looking forward to reading The Help soon myself!

rosyvalentine Thu 04-Aug-11 20:53:02

Forgot The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafron. Another great read.

Carrotsandcelery Thu 04-Aug-11 20:56:57

The Shadow Of The Wind is totally brilliant - one of my favourite books of all time. Good suggestion rosy.

frazzled74 Thu 04-Aug-11 22:53:13

thanks, I am going to start with The Help.

mummy2zni Thu 04-Aug-11 22:55:15

Have to highly recommend "The Secret Garden" Kate Morton (or anything of hers really!) - a brilliant read.

JiltedJohnsJulie Fri 05-Aug-11 08:49:29

Quite fancy the Help myself too.

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