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Four125 Tue 04-Nov-14 18:19:59

I've just read Us by David Nicholls and I liked it.

Please can someone recommend a similar read?
I'm currently studying for a post-grad so I'd like my hobby read to be something that isn't taxing or harrowing.
I usually read a lot but most of my current reading is for research, all suggestions gratefully received.

hackmum Tue 04-Nov-14 18:24:33

Anything by Nick Hornby - and he's got a new one out this week.

Jonathan Coe is also very readable and good fun. I love The Rotters Club.

You might also enjoy books by Carol Shields and Alison Lurie - they both write literary fiction that is engrossing but rarely harrowing and occasionally funny.

Oh, and how could I forget Elinor Lipman? Light, comic, usually slightly romantic literary fiction - honestly, she is the absolutely perfect light read. Try The Inn at Lake Devine, but she's written loads.

exWifebeginsat40 Tue 04-Nov-14 18:28:50

Emily Barr. highly recommended.

TheKitchenWitch Tue 04-Nov-14 18:34:56

Just marking my place as I'm on the look out for something like this!

Four125 Tue 04-Nov-14 18:46:26

Yes I'd clocked the Nick Hornby one and it's on my list but it's not out until Thursday and I wanted to start something now!

I read The Rotters Club a while ago.

I'll look at Carol Shields, Alison Lurie and Elinor Lipman, also Emily Barr.

Thank you, keep 'em coming please smile

Four125 Tue 04-Nov-14 19:02:23

KitchenWitch have you tried The Abstinence Teacher by Tom Perrotta?
Addition by Toni Jordan? Fall Girl by Toni Jordan?
This Book Will Save Your Life by A.M. Homes?

It's been a while since I read them but I remember them being similar in style and good.
I'll think of some more.

Four125 Tue 04-Nov-14 19:11:57

Also Kitchen How To Talk To A Widower and This Is Where I Leave You both by Jonathan Tropper.

TheKitchenWitch Wed 05-Nov-14 15:29:22

Thanks for the recommendations, will check them out!

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