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Recommendations for holiday kindle downloads please...

(18 Posts)
SilkStalkings Wed 04-Sep-13 16:59:15

Last chance to get A Crowded Coffin by Nicola Slade for 99p. English village murder with a few laughs (and by my mum!).

GypsyJo Thu 29-Aug-13 19:49:53

Easy (but a bit literary) holiday reading on kindle... Lesley Glaister's As Far as you can go and Helen Howe's Black is the colour.
I read them both after being recommended on here and I think they are on offer too (less than 2 quid).
Must admit I didn't like Gone Girl - the characters just annoyed me too much!

peanutbutterandbanana Thu 29-Aug-13 08:24:42

The 100-year old man Who Climbed out Of A Window And Disappeared is brilliant.

I've just finished Cuckoo's Calling by Robert Galbraith (JK Rowling's pseudonym for what I hope is going to be new series) - a crime thriller with great characters and a gripping storyline. Could not put it down.

cupcake78 Thu 29-Aug-13 07:59:26

Just finished the white tiger and loved it! Also worth a look is the unlikely pilgrimage of Harold Fry.

tripfiction Thu 29-Aug-13 07:56:11

Loved A Fine Balance.

Have just read Hannah Richell The Shadow Year, set in the Peak District. Really well written and some gentle twists and turns. It will be a contender for our top five this year.

The Son-in-Law by Charity Norman is well written too and is thought provoking.

Have a lovely holiday!

VioletStar Thu 29-Aug-13 06:43:40

If you liked God of small things try A fine balance by Rohinton Mistry. Perfect holiday read for me this year!

Runandbecome Thu 29-Aug-13 06:19:37

Agree with phoolani on Gone Girl and May We Be Forgiven. Just finished Instructions for a Heatwave by Maggie O'Farrell which was a good easy read. Found Where Do You Go Bernadette totally disappointing - not funny at all. About to start the Casual Vacancy...though reviews seem a bit iffy?

ZaraW Thu 29-Aug-13 05:47:49

Kate Mosse is always good for a holiday read, Citadel is pretty good. Edward Rutherford's Paris it's been recommended to me but haven't read it yet.

joanofarchitrave Thu 29-Aug-13 00:03:29

i ADORED The Plot Against America by Philip Roth. But I'm a bit of a Roth fancier.

American Wife is lighter but deffo one up on chick lit.

phoolani Thu 29-Aug-13 00:01:49

The other thing I finished recently was the Ghost Road trilogy by Pat Barker and I thought all three were excellent.

phoolani Wed 28-Aug-13 23:58:14

No, haven't read The Little Stranger yet; the only other of hers I've read is The Night Watch which I enjoyed more and more as I got into it. But was seriously impressed by Fingersmith so am going to read all her others as soon as I get round to it.

artyanklet Wed 28-Aug-13 23:41:58

What about "Peaches for Monsieur Le Cure" I have started to read this book, it follows on from the film "Chocolat" - so far so good!

vaticancameo Wed 28-Aug-13 23:38:29

Great, some samples to download! Yes, I enjoyed Fingersmith, phoolani. Have you read The Little Stranger? That was good, too.

phoolani Wed 28-Aug-13 23:33:09

Am also in the middle of AM Holmes' May we be forgiven and really enjoying it so far.

Sam100 Wed 28-Aug-13 23:32:56

Other books I have enjoyed - "the street philosopher" by Matthew plampin. Victorian setting.

phoolani Wed 28-Aug-13 23:31:45

Gone Girl was great -and I don't normally read anything that popular! The book I've just finished was Fingersmith by Sarah Waters and I utterly loved it. Perfect holiday reading; complex without being dense and with a cracking pace and plot line. Oh, and it's historical! And Martin Amis just is irritating. You're absolutely right there.

Sam100 Wed 28-Aug-13 23:25:19

Have just read "gone girl" by Gillian Flynn. I would describe as a psychological thriller - I enjoyed it.

vaticancameo Wed 28-Aug-13 23:13:26

Right, off on holiday for a fortnight and planning on as much reading as two small dcs will let me get away with...so I'm after some recommendations. I don't like chick lit. I'm after gripping, modern literary fiction (I'm an English teacher, so pretty au fait with the classics). I loved The God of Small Things, Midnight's Children, Wolf Hall, The Children's Book and Never Let Me Go. I love everything by Jonathan Coe, Margaret Atwood and Simon Armitage, and most things by Ian McEwan. Not particularly keen on Donna Tartt or Martin Amis (I know I should be, but he just irritates me). I love historical fiction, especially Victorian- era onwards. Not into anything involving elves, goblins, hobbits or vampires.

What've you got to tempt me with?

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