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Can you recommend me a good book please?

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workwhatwork Sat 12-Oct-13 16:59:17

I've just broken up with my boyfriend and would like a good book to take my mind off things.

So perhaps a fairly easy read, but no romance novels or love stories. Perhaps a bit of a crime/thriller, but nothing too scary.

Books I've enjoyed recently were 'before I go to sleep' and 'the wicked girls'. So I guess something along the same lines.


NewNameforNewTerm Sat 12-Oct-13 17:50:58

I love the Alexander McCall Smith No1 Ladies Detective Agency series in unhappy times. Easy reading, distant location takes me away from here. Not heavy on romance. Not scary or worrying.

tripfiction Sat 12-Oct-13 19:58:03

Try Hannah Richell The Shadow Year - I found it engrossing and interesting

RandyGiles Sat 12-Oct-13 20:00:42

Shadow of the wind
The book thief
Never let me go

bringbacksideburns Sat 12-Oct-13 20:04:59

Zadie Smith - White Teeth.

Any by Kate Atkinson.

Chlorinella Sat 12-Oct-13 20:08:33

Gimme Shelter by Rob Gittins
The girls by Lori Lansesns
My best friends girl by Dorothy Koomson ( anything by her , she's brilliant )

NewNameforNewTerm Sat 12-Oct-13 20:17:54

YY to Neverwhere. Downloaded it my kindle quite recently, engrossing and escapist reading.

RandyGiles Sat 12-Oct-13 21:25:54

NewName have you read his other books? They're all really good!

NewNameforNewTerm Sat 12-Oct-13 21:28:19

No, I can't remember why I googled Neverwhere and thought it looked good so bought it. Which do you recommend next?

RandyGiles Sat 12-Oct-13 21:48:31

American Gds is probably my next favourite.

Radio four did an adaptation of neverwhere with James McAvoy and Benedict Cumberbatch, but I don't think it is available at the moment.

workwhatwork Sun 13-Oct-13 17:11:21

Thank you all. I will check out a few of those tonight.

bimblebee Mon 14-Oct-13 14:19:18

Black is the colour - Helen Howe
As Far as you can go - Lesley Glaister

Both very readable psychological mysteries to get engrossed in and last time I looked were both less than two quid on Amazon!!

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