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Right, I've just finished Before I Go To Sleep, what next...?

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AvonCallingBarksdale Mon 03-Dec-12 17:24:58

I loved BIGTS and before that I read and loved, loved, loved Me Before You. I've also recently read the David Nicholls books. What should I read next (authors I like usually are Jonathan Coe, Ian McEwan, Emma Donaghue, Donna Tartt).
Is My Dear I Meant To Tell You (think that's what its called), any good?


Gumby Mon 03-Dec-12 17:31:25

Have you read any Dorothy koomson? The ice cream girls is my fave - very dark & gripping

Gumby Mon 03-Dec-12 17:32:03

Who wrote me before you & the other one you mention?

Gumby Mon 03-Dec-12 17:32:34

Before I go to Sleep?

hillyhilly Mon 03-Dec-12 17:33:40

I just finished "my dear I meant to tell you", I enjoyed it though it wasn't gripping I didn't think.
I loved "into the darkest corner" very dark and scary but the best book I've read for a long while.

PPT Mon 03-Dec-12 17:35:36

I too have recently read Me Before You and Before I go to Sleep...
I'm now reading:
- You had me at Hello by Mhairi McFarlane- seems good, and gets good ratings on Amazon.

Haven't read the other one you suggested... Have you read any Nevil Shute? A shameless plug for my favourite author. If you like a good novel and haven't read A Town Called Alice, I'd recommend it.

highlandcoo Mon 03-Dec-12 17:51:44

I thought My Dear IWTTY was excellent. The love story was beautifully portrayed and the description of the early days of reconstructive surgery, although graphic, were really interesting.
I hesitated to read it initially because it looked like chick-lit from the cover - which I don't generally enjoy - however it was a well-written and absorbing book. Would make an excellent film.
If you liked Atonement I think you would enjoy it.

highlandcoo Mon 03-Dec-12 17:54:49

Meant to add, if you enjoyed BIGTS you could try Sophie Hannah's books; she writes in a similar style. Little Face and Hurting Distance, although the latter is pretty dark.

MimsyBorogroves Mon 03-Dec-12 17:56:27

The perks of being a wallflower - Stephen chbosky

TheDoctrineOfSnatch Mon 03-Dec-12 17:59:16

Jojo moyes wrote me before you. She has another book out.

TheDoctrineOfSnatch Mon 03-Dec-12 17:59:50

Sj Watson wrote BIGTS.

AvonCallingBarksdale Mon 03-Dec-12 18:18:34

oooh, great, thank you, lots of suggestions here to keep me busy. Thanks!

CQuin Mon 03-Dec-12 18:20:11

god NO to wallflower it is shit/

wife 44 is ok ( and similarly lite)
Dorothy koomson was my " stuck in a holiday home with a broken kindle" thing - was shite

suppose you have done darkest corner?

Broodzilla Mon 03-Dec-12 18:21:01

Gone girl? Or has everyone else already read it?

RumBaaBaa Mon 03-Dec-12 18:22:16

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CQuin Mon 03-Dec-12 18:22:45

what about Harold fry - not a thriller but good. The blackhouse is ace and part of a trilogy

Gone girl is GRIPPING with a shit ending

defending jacob is a great legal thriller

hippoCritt Mon 03-Dec-12 18:26:57

I was going to say the unlikely pilgrimage of Harold Fry, took a w hole to get into but I am so glad I persevered, I'd put it in same catergory as me before you, I loved that book, took me ages to move to another one it just stayed with me.

CQuin Mon 03-Dec-12 18:30:53

also the 1oo year old man- also ace
abd where did ya go Bernadette

Virgil Mon 03-Dec-12 18:33:11

The 100 year old man who claimed out of the window and disappeared is great. Before I go to sleep was quite good but I read 100 year old man straight afterwards and enjoyed it much much more. Its a fabulous book.

BOFingSanta Mon 03-Dec-12 18:34:29

Gillian Flynn who did Gone Girl did Dark Places too- that is really gripping.

My Dear I Wanted To Tell You is FAB- I loved it.

AvonCallingBarksdale Mon 03-Dec-12 18:39:35

CQuin, I haven't read Darkest Corner,but just looked at a synopsis, and that looks good.
RumBaaBaa, YEs, I've read Mudbound, that was excellent.
Never heard of the HArold Fry book, so I'll have a look there. Likewise with the 100 Year Old Man.
I am writing myself a list now!

hippoCritt Mon 03-Dec-12 21:03:53

I heard someone talking about tricks I learnt from dead men which sounds really good, thats quite new I think so I am waiting for a price drop.

CQuin Mon 03-Dec-12 21:04:50

Agree. V ££

RumBaaBaa Mon 03-Dec-12 21:12:56

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AvonCallingBarksdale Wed 12-Dec-12 17:54:40

CQuin, thank you for the Into The Darkest Corner recommendation - I've just finished it and thought it was very, very good. Couldn't put it down!

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