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Noitsnotteatimeyet Tue 21-Feb-17 22:35:38

The last couple of books I've read and enjoyed have been Golden Hill by Francis Spufford, The Essex Serpent (Sarah Perry)

I've tried a couple of kindle samples and not been gripped and am flailing in a bookless morass....

Authors I particularly like are Jasper Fforde, Patrick O'Brian, Terry Pratchett, Iain Banks (both sci-fi and not), David Mitchell, Rose Tremain, Sarah Waters, Kate Atkinson, Philip Kerr

I like lots of different genres - sci-fi, fantasy, historical novels, thrillers but an currently feeling uninspired - inspire me please!

Unicorn81 Tue 21-Feb-17 23:03:50

Just finished this one, was ok for price

Also enjoy books by chris brookmyre my favs being all fun and games until someobe loses an eye and not the end of the world

SavageBeauty73 Tue 21-Feb-17 23:07:48

Read my sister's first book. Hold Back The Stars by Katie Khan.

I'm biased but it's very good. Fiver on Amazon 😜

Fooferella Tue 21-Feb-17 23:10:49

Ever read Robin Hobb? She writes fantasy and you might like the Rain Wild chronicles.

Other books I've loved are The Help and Where'd you go Bernadette. Can't remember author's names.

PinkGlitter17 Tue 21-Feb-17 23:14:06

I'm loving 'Gone Girl' by Gillian Flynn.

MsAwesomeDragon Tue 21-Feb-17 23:19:28

Savage I hope your sisters book is good, I've just downloaded it smile

I've just finished The Power by Naomi Alderman. I highly recommend it, very unusual and interesting.

heartonsleeve22 Tue 21-Feb-17 23:19:37

Currently reading 'My Sweet Revenge' by Jane Fallon. Really enjoying it x

MsJuniper Tue 21-Feb-17 23:25:45

I'm reading The History of Love by Nicole Krauss which I'd recommend (so far).

Enidblyton1 Tue 21-Feb-17 23:27:13

I loved The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton (great storytelling, reminded me of Sarah Waters). I'm just about to read her latest - The Muse - which looks good too.

EATmum Tue 21-Feb-17 23:29:31

Just finished All The Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr. Absolutely loved it - very readable but a story that is compelling and stays with you. Highly recommend.

SavageBeauty73 Wed 22-Feb-17 07:36:53

Msawesome thank you! It's had good reviews. I really enjoyed it.

SatsukiKusakabe Wed 22-Feb-17 13:05:13

I liked Golden Hill and Essex Serpent too (ES better)

I also recently enjoyed:

All the Light We Cannot See
His Bloody Project
11.22.63 by Stephen King
The Circle by Dave Eggers

GrouchingTiggerHiddenSomething Wed 22-Feb-17 13:30:14

I second the Robin Hobb recommendation and I liked 11.22.63 as well. Have you tried Jodi Taylor, first one is "Just One Damned Thing After Another" and also Genevieve Cogman "The Invisible Library" - I think both of those were recommended to me on here!

kally195 Tue 28-Feb-17 20:04:29

Naomi Novik - Uprooted. Fabulous fantasy! And thirding the Robin Hobb recommendations.

Noitsnotteatimeyet Tue 28-Feb-17 21:42:41

Thanks - I've actually read a couple of Robin Hobb books and wasn't very impressed so will give those a miss but will try some of the other suggestions

APaperMe Tue 28-Feb-17 22:39:35

Books I've recently enjoyed -

The Girl With All The Gifts

Ready Player One

The Secret Keeper

The Rosie Project

DuggeeHugs Wed 01-Mar-17 01:26:30

Gormenghast, Hand Of The Kings Daughter, the Keltiad series or the Matthew Bartholomew chronicles?

savage I read Hold Back The Stars and really enjoyed it - any chance your sister could do a follow up from Part 3?!

Noitsnotteatimeyet Fri 03-Mar-17 21:53:10

I've just read Uprooted - fabulous book so thank you for recommending it

flirtygertiefromnumber30 Sun 05-Mar-17 00:24:26

I just finished Hold Back The Stars tonight! I really liked it! I used to read Katie's blog once upon a time too smile

If you like fantasy I would also recommend Jodi Taylor, and Victoria Schwab has a trilogy starting with A Darker Shade of Magic which is fairly good. Also Leigh Bardugo Six of Crows series is worth a read!

loinnir Sun 05-Mar-17 16:19:49

The Signature of All things - Elizabeth Gilbert
The Crimson Petal and the White - Michel Faber
Excellent Women - Barbara Pym
The Book of strange new things by Michel Faber
Under the Skin- Michel Faber (again - all different but good)

elkiedee Fri 24-Mar-17 12:35:02

David Downing's series set in Nazi Germany is really good, starting with Zoo Station - there are 6 books all with a station name.

I also enjoy Jane Thynne's Clara Vine series, again set in Nazi Germany (she happens to be Philip Kerr's wife but that may not be that relevant).

Nellooo Fri 24-Mar-17 12:49:08

Haruki Murakami?
^The wind up bird chronicle
Kafka on the shore
Norwegian wood^

Tim Winton?
Dirt music

TabbyM Mon 27-Mar-17 11:45:58

I've just finished VE Scwhab's A Conjuring of Light and thoroughly recommend the series

Bee7777 Mon 27-Mar-17 17:51:58

I've just finished reading My Fight For My Family( The Mega Pig File) by D Jordan, i would defo recommend that!! It's like a psychological thriller type , but it's NONFICTION! Basically the social services steal a baby off a mother in the street and tbats only the beginning, then they like "gang up" against that family and try to make them out to be aweful people and this goes on for years while the father tries everything to keep his family together. It's so emotional xx

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