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What book have you read recently that you'd recommend ?

(56 Posts)
Standinginline Tue 13-May-14 21:27:03

Hi ,desperately need a book to read ,have access to the kindle store and funds aren't an issue ,lol ,so recommendations are welcome smile
I'm into all sorts ,have recently read "the shock of the fall" ,"the storyteller" and "never let me go ". Which I thoroughly enjoyed.

Kerberos Tue 13-May-14 21:29:38

Divergent ?

HappydaysArehere Tue 13-May-14 22:26:24

I loved A Tale For The Time Being. It was on Booker short list. I read them all and this was my favourite. A book I will keep and reread.

TenMinutesToLanding Tue 13-May-14 22:34:21

Just finished Just What Kind of Mother Are You by Paula Daly which was recommended on here - on the whole it was a good read. Apple Tree Yard? The Cuckoo's Calling? Both good reads.

I'm reading The Shock of the Fall at the moment. smile

mumslife Thu 22-May-14 20:39:10

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revolutionarytoad Fri 23-May-14 15:17:42

A Painted House by John Grisham
Really getting into him

And Sexual Textual Politics by Toril Moi which I'm nearly finished with.

Doshusallie Fri 23-May-14 15:20:19

Light between the oceans
The Never List
What Alice Forgot
The Husband's Secret
The Colour
The Cry

Really enjoyed all of these

CaulkheadUpNorth Fri 23-May-14 15:25:15

Definitely definitely A tale for a time being. I'm into the same books as you. I'm currently reading Burial Rights which is Brilliant grin.

imaginative Fri 23-May-14 20:52:11

I absolutely loved Ben Elton's 'Dead Famous', I know it's an old book but I've only just read it and it really sticks in the mind.

If you prefer something really fast moving and different, then I highly recommend 'Gods Inc' by Sarah King. Couldn't put it down.

LadyWithLapdog Fri 23-May-14 20:58:20


NoraRobertsismyguiltypleasure Fri 23-May-14 21:03:45

Wonder - R.J. Palacio. I really enjoyed this.

JodieGarberJacob Fri 23-May-14 21:05:48

I'm ploughing through The Luminaries at the moment. Quite heavy going but well written and a book that you don't want to end!

scarlettsmummy2 Fri 23-May-14 21:08:30

Just finished 'wounding' by Heidi James after seeing it recommended on here. Really enjoyed it!

shouldbeelsewhere Fri 23-May-14 22:24:50

Thirteen Weddings by Paige Toon

7to25 Fri 23-May-14 22:57:14

Just read the shock of the fall and followed it with Flight Behaviour by Barbara Kingsolver...liked it better. Good book.

loobywoof Fri 23-May-14 23:03:36

Anything by Diane Chamberlain. Particularly the Kiss River Trilogy and Summers Child

Katisha Fri 23-May-14 23:04:23

The Humans by Matt Haig and The Red House by Mark Haddon

scottishmummy Fri 23-May-14 23:05:03

Shock of the fall
What kind of mother are you
The secrets we keep

Ewieindwie1 Fri 23-May-14 23:07:39


Life After Life by Kate Atkinson.

Merivel by Rose Tremain (love it but definitely read Restiration first)

Ewieindwie1 Fri 23-May-14 23:08:06

Sorry Restoration. Damn phone!

scottishmummy Fri 23-May-14 23:09:23

Maggie o 'farrell is fantastic
As is kate atkinson
Look them up on kindle

jamaisjedors Sat 24-May-14 16:08:59

Restless by William Boyd. I don't normal like spy novels, but this is more than that and I really enjoyed it.

MercuryRising Sat 24-May-14 21:25:05

I'm reading The Likeness by Tana French and would definitely recommend it.

FiveExclamations Sat 24-May-14 21:30:55

I think I've said this on at least three threads but "True Grit" by Charles Portis, Mattie Ross is one of my favourite characters.

Charlieboo30 Sun 25-May-14 14:44:53

Just read Paula Daly's new one - keep your friends close - and it is brilliant. A bit pricy on kindle but worth every single penny!

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