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Anyone who adores Jodi Picoult - what next?

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benetint Thu 17-Sep-15 09:44:12

I've read all Picoults books and found myself unable to put them down. I'm not bereft to have none left to read - which other authors/books have Picoult lovers gone on to read? I'm at my happiest when I have a good book on the go! Thanks so much

benetint Thu 17-Sep-15 09:44:54

*I am bereft!!

TranquilityofSolitude Thu 17-Sep-15 09:49:32

Have you tried Diane Chamberlain? I think they're better than Jodi Picoult but often on quite similar themes.

benetint Thu 17-Sep-15 10:06:06

Ooh thank you so much! No I haven't - but I'll look now!

tripfiction Thu 17-Sep-15 15:17:16

I might suggest books by Charity Norman. I wrote a blogpost and wrote of her work: "She is gently but firmly taking on the mantle from Jodi Picoult for tackling controversial subject matter..." www.tripfiction.com/new-woman-novel-set-in-oxfordshire-and-london/

benetint Thu 17-Sep-15 19:54:16

Thank you ever so much, I'll look at her too!

Ikeatears Thu 17-Sep-15 19:56:49

I was just about to say Diane Chamberlain - similar style but more consistent than Jodi Picoult I think.

Ikeatears Thu 17-Sep-15 19:58:41

Try The Midwife's Confession by Chamberlain

benetint Fri 18-Sep-15 06:48:15

I've just bought two charity Norman and two Diane chamberlain - so excited! Thank you so much.

Bananajam Tue 22-Sep-15 14:54:16

Lisa Genova too - she wrote Still Alice

benetint Wed 23-Sep-15 20:10:07

Thanks so much, I will try her too! I'm enjoying the midwife's confession too, thank you!

MrsStevenPatrickMorrissey Thu 24-Sep-15 14:41:52

Op I really enjoy Jodie Picoult as well. I've also read a good few Anna Quindlen books and they are even better, especially Every Last One, thought it was excellent smile

benetint Sat 26-Sep-15 20:49:55

Oh wow thank you so much! I'll get that one now! Which was your favourite Picoult? Xx

Whitetulipofpeace Sat 26-Sep-15 21:47:19

Another vote for Diane Chamberlain here smile

MrsStevenPatrickMorrissey Mon 28-Sep-15 11:39:14

I really enjoyed 19 minutes, my sisters keeper, The Pact, Plain Truth, Picture Perfect, I thought Salem Falls was very disappointing and the few after that I didn't like and stopped reading her stuff for a while then, so started reading Anna Quindlen, another good book of Quindlens is Black & Blue. Then I read The Storyteller & Sing you home and I thought they were excellent, particularly The Storyteller. I actually have Leaving Time to read yet, got it for my birthday recently so I'm looking forward to that, have you read it benetint I love it when you have a pile of really good books to get into smile

MorrisZapp Mon 28-Sep-15 11:46:40

Definitely Diane Chamberlain. Her books are brilliant.

LoadsaBlusher Wed 30-Sep-15 21:20:51

Yes I would agree with PP about Diane Chamberlian being very similar in style to Jodi Picoult but I still prefer Picoult.
Absolutely loved The Storyteller ,best book I've read of hers in a while.
I was actually sobbing out loud at one of the ghetto flashback chapters , I think the last time that happened was 9 years ago when I read My Sisters Keeper and caught the Picoult bug.

benetint Fri 02-Oct-15 20:12:13

I totally agree about The Story Teller. It was a wonderful book but so hard hitting at time wasn't it? Yes to sobbing loudly! I can still smell the bread in the bakery - amazing descriptions.

benetint Fri 02-Oct-15 20:14:38

MrsStevenPatrick, yes I enjoyed Sing you home too. I have read Leaving Time and I thoroughly enjoyed it - the elephant descriptions were beautiful and I loved the spiritual element and the twist at the end - I won't give anything away though!

benetint Fri 02-Oct-15 20:16:05

I'be started The Midwife's Confession! I'm dying to find out what Noelle has to cover up!

benetint Fri 02-Oct-15 20:16:41

I be?? I've!

benetint Fri 02-Oct-15 20:18:43

I've got a rare lady's day away tomorrow - is it bad that I'm most excited about getting two hours to read on the train?!

Thanks everyone for your brilliant suggestions!

cookielove Fri 02-Oct-15 20:19:57

I Have read almost all of Jodi Picoult's book's, I moved on to Dorothey Koomson, marshmallows for breakfast, goodnight beautiful and my best friends girl are brilliant smile

benetint Fri 02-Oct-15 20:29:35

Thanks so much Cookielove, I'll have a look at those too!

Tfoot75 Fri 02-Oct-15 20:45:35

I loved the Storyteller too, after I was just starting to go off the legal drama format of the picoult books that one was really refreshing. I just found the legal bit a bit repetitive in a few of her books and the verdict a bit outlandish!! (The one about the priest and the young boy comes to mind but I can't remember what it's called??)

I've read a lot of Diane chamberlain but couldn't get into the midwifes confession, I'll have to try again! They are all very easy to read and although most of them are about someone who's missing, it never gets boring!

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