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Who are your guilty pleasures writers?

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mixedmamameansbusiness Tue 28-Aug-12 19:25:01

Not that I am particularly high brow in my readig, it spans huge swathes of themes, writers and periods, however some is hard going and sometimes when I just want a break I read,

Catherine Cookson
Agatha Christie

but, mostly Catherine Cookson and I am building up a collection. I can't walk past a 20p Cookson and not buy it.

Who are the authors you read when you want to just have a quick read?

jeee Tue 28-Aug-12 19:27:46

The Chalet School - I read them when I'm ill, stressed, tired.... and when I'm well and happy.

It's always reassuring to find out that Jo is still a real Chalet School girl.

dearprudence Tue 28-Aug-12 19:30:25

Jilly Cooper.

mixedmamameansbusiness Tue 28-Aug-12 19:33:33

Not heard of The Chalet School. Will have to look that up.

elspethmcgillicuddy Tue 28-Aug-12 20:17:03

Enid Blyton
Anything set in a boarding school. I even read the new updated mallory towers and st clare's books. although I had to buy them on amazon because I was too embarrassed to buy them in a shop

iklboo Tue 28-Aug-12 20:24:15

Captain Underpants blush

Maryz Tue 28-Aug-12 20:24:40

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PrincessOfChina Tue 28-Aug-12 20:49:59

I'm mad for Chalet School again at the moment. I also zoom through a Sweet Valley.

For something slightly more grown up, I re-read a Maeve Binchy.

GetOrfMoiCuntCake Tue 28-Aug-12 20:52:35

Penny Vincenzi.
Joanna Trolloppe

mixedmamameansbusiness Tue 28-Aug-12 20:55:10

Haha at Sweet Valley. I remember taking them out of the library.

5Foot5 Tue 28-Aug-12 20:56:04

"I even read the new updated mallory towers and st clare's books. "

Tell me more.

Oh and Katie Fforde and Trisha Ashley

BurlingtonBertieFromBow Tue 28-Aug-12 20:57:16

Jilly Cooper
Caroline Graham (Midsomer Murders, esp The Killings At Badgers Drift)
Elizabeth George (Inspector Lynley mysteries)
P G Wodehouse

scottishmummy Tue 28-Aug-12 21:08:25

I love Cecelia aherne, and shopaholic author

BurlingtonBertieFromBow Tue 28-Aug-12 21:10:31

Oh yes Sophie Kinsella. Although I'm going off Becky Bloomwood now, as she is starting to seem like a pathological liar, and now just relies on her husband's massive bank balance to bail her out of any problems she has...

scottishmummy Tue 28-Aug-12 21:13:09

that's the name
love shopaholic books

KikkiK Tue 28-Aug-12 21:14:03

Mine's Lyn Andrews. I love a good Liverpool wartime romance!

hugoagogo Tue 28-Aug-12 21:18:09

Julia Quinn-Her regency romances are so addictive, but are so unconvincing in their period detail (not to mention pre-marital sex!) and even the British detail is all wrong as Quinn is American and keeps mentioning city blocks and other things that make a huge CLUNK noise when I read, I still can't keep reading them. blush

DuchessofMalfi Tue 28-Aug-12 21:55:16

Katie Fforde and Janet Evanovich smile

NotGeoffVader Tue 28-Aug-12 22:02:34

Quite enjoy Lauren Willig books - a bit silly, but entertaining.

Also find P.G Wodehouse, Patricia Cornwell and Sophie Kinsella nice light reading.

YouBrokeMySmoulder Tue 28-Aug-12 22:08:06

Anita Shreve or James Lee Burke, very different but they do the job for me.

SrirachaGirl Tue 28-Aug-12 22:10:21

VC Andrews blush.

HabitsofaLifetime Tue 28-Aug-12 22:16:46

I loved sweet valley books as a teenager!
My guilty pleasure book as an adult is Martina cole, most of her stories are similar, same kind of background story etc but once I start reading I can't put them down

Trixidoll Tue 28-Aug-12 22:37:50

Tasmima Perry - fantastic easy reading

Trixidoll Tue 28-Aug-12 22:38:32


clemetteattlee Tue 28-Aug-12 22:40:32

Sue Grafton's alphabet series. LOVE them.

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