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katsnmouse Tue 30-May-17 11:30:18

I'm reading A slow passion-snails, my garden and me. It's non fiction, written by Ruth Brooks and describes her involvement in a citizen science project. I'm really enjoying it.Despite my massive 'to read' pile I'm wondering what others are reading at the moment!

OllyBJolly Tue 30-May-17 11:43:09

To Capture what we cannot keep by Beatrice Colin. Totally absorbing. I'm absolutely loving it - one of these books that I'll be sad to finish.

EveryoneTalkAboutPopMusic Tue 30-May-17 11:49:30

Barkskins by Annie Proulx. Only managed half if it so far. Am hoping to finish it on holiday this week.

SplitInfinitive Tue 30-May-17 13:02:45

I am in between books and hate that feeling. Thinking I quite fancy a thriller - have Defending Jacob by William Landay but it's a big hardback so I need a kindle book as well for days out this week. Dilemma ...

catlovingdoctor Tue 30-May-17 13:04:45

I'm near the end of The Woman in Cabin 10- I'm really enjoying it! Would recommend it strongly to anyone who likes a thriller.

tobee Tue 30-May-17 13:36:00

I'm reading The Franchise Affair by Josephine Tey, as personally recommended to me on these very boards. smile. I'm coming towards the denouement and it's good but some of the views of the characters are, shall we say, dated, and I'm quite a lot 😱😱😱.

But I'm also listening to The Girls by Lisa Jewell on audible. I'm enjoying that too and recommend. I try to listen to one book and read another at the same time but have to make them quite different so I don't get confused. Lol.

I was thinking of listening to The Woman in Cabin 10 catloving so good to see your recommendation.

southeastdweller Tue 30-May-17 20:37:10

I'm a quarter of the way through Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine. I'm finding it so-so - I'm not 'getting' the main character and the story feels contrived.

blamethecat Tue 30-May-17 20:38:58

Stephen King, it. Ready for the new film version later in the year.

YesILikeItToo Tue 30-May-17 20:44:26

I am reading Dune. It started at a cracking pace, but it's slowed right down. I've enjoyed it so much so far, I hope I can finish it.confused

RemusLupinsBiggestGroupie Tue 30-May-17 20:47:46

Nothing. sad
Have just abandoned Isabel Allende's Japanese Lover for being bloody awful, and I only have depressing non-fiction waiting (one on the Wannsee Conference, a book about Rudolf Hess and a book about the end of WW2), which I just don't fancy at the moment.

Eclecticmama Tue 30-May-17 20:50:07

Iq84 by murakami. It's my first novel since having my daughter (14m) and going back to work full time, so it's a much slower reading pace than I'm used to. I could easily loose days I'd get so engrossed in a good book!

MsAwesomeDragon Tue 30-May-17 20:51:31

I'm reading the storyteller by Jodi picoult.

It's pretty good so far.

fluffiphlox Tue 30-May-17 20:52:48

The Poisonwood Bible. Barbara Kingsolver.

Sadik Tue 30-May-17 20:56:08

Just finished my latest paper book, and have The Code Book by Simon Singh waiting to start when I have a block of time.

On Audible I'm part way through Adults In the Room - political memoir by Yanis Varoufakis the former Greek finance minister and finding it both fascinating and depressing.

Ellieboolou27 Tue 30-May-17 20:56:43

Before I let you in by Jenny blackhurst, woman in cabin 10 sounds good.

whatiswrongwithyou Tue 30-May-17 21:06:14

Swan Song by Robert McCammon, Post apocalyptic fiction. If you enjoyed the Stand by Stephen King then you'll like this.

junebirthdaygirl Tue 30-May-17 21:07:04

My favourite book is The Poisonwood Bible so hope you enjoy it fluff.
Im reading Joanne Trollope. City Girls. Perfect holiday reading.

busyboysmum Tue 30-May-17 21:09:40

I'm reading The Farseerer Trilogy by Robin Hobb. Fantasy. Really enjoying it.

user1482079332 Tue 30-May-17 21:10:43

Handmaidens tale can't wait to binge the series

katsnmouse Tue 30-May-17 21:16:02

Eclectic I know that feeling! I am so slow at reading now, and have the attention span of a gnat since having kids! IQ84 is on my 'to read' pile/shelf.
user just finished handmaids tale- one of the best books I have read and definitely binge worthy.

Murine Tue 30-May-17 22:42:21

I just finished The Woman In Cabin 10 this weekend and really enjoyed it, I couldn't stop reading it!

I've just a couple of chapters into two new books now: Stay With Me by Ayobami Adebayo and I'm Travelling Alone by Samuel Bjork.

heymammy Tue 30-May-17 22:57:49

Currently re-reading The Solitaire Mystery by Jostein Gaarder but I'm not enjoying it as much this time around so I've nabbed dd's book The Giver by Lois Lowry.

I'd already decided that next on the list was Shogun (again!) by James Clavell but user you've just reminded me that I wanted to read The Handmaiden's Tale before watching the series!

elizabethleicester Tue 30-May-17 23:01:23

Clever knickers, it's random interesting facts.

TeenagersandFurbabies Tue 30-May-17 23:02:58

I'm currently reading Hide and Seek by James Patterson. Reading is my escape, my me time usually while soaking in a lovely bubble bath.

Persemillion Wed 31-May-17 00:37:36

Re-reading The Mint by T. E. Lawrence after a long time. Brilliantly bright and a great pleasure to read.

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