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mrssunshinexxx Sun 31-Dec-17 22:06:56

Favourite book doesn't matter what genre ... 2018 resolution get off my phone and get my head in books again I used to love reading.... thanks in advance

FennyBridges Sun 31-Dec-17 22:13:29

My very best few:
Captain Corelli’s Mandolin
A Thousand Splendid Suns
Any Sophie Kinsella

I could probably think of many more but it’s New Year’s Eve and someone else will come along too!

Mulch Sun 31-Dec-17 22:24:01

Third life of Grange copeland

LabradorMama Sun 31-Dec-17 22:24:40

The Lake House

RainOnATinRoof Sun 31-Dec-17 22:25:52

Wolf Hall

spankhurst Sun 31-Dec-17 22:27:08

The Woman Who Walked Into Doors.
Memoirs of a Geisha
The Poisonwood Bible

weegiemum Sun 31-Dec-17 22:27:54

Always Coming Home by Ursula leGuin

Celticlassie Sun 31-Dec-17 22:29:19

The Secret History
Pride and Prejudice

pallisers Sun 31-Dec-17 22:31:29

Gilead by Marilynne Robinson
Life After Life by Kate Atkinson (love all of hers)
anything by Anthony Trollope but Pallisers and Barchester Towers series are brilliant
Miss Marjoribanks by Margaret Oliphant
Agustus Carp by Himself
The Bear Went Over The Mountain (can't remember author - very funny)
Morningside Heights and Love Work Children both by Cheryl Mendelson

BikeRunSki Sun 31-Dec-17 22:31:35

Now I Know - Aidan Chambers (afmitedtly I first read this when I was 16, 30 years ago, but I have reread it a lot since)
The Handmaid’s Tale
From Sand and Ash

Jfw82 Sun 31-Dec-17 22:33:03

Pride and prejudice
The dark is rising sequence
Polo (blush)

JustHereForThePooStories Sun 31-Dec-17 22:38:15

We Need to Talk About Kevin

YouCantArgueWithStupid Sun 31-Dec-17 22:42:27

Get This House In Order Matt Ruff

Elmersnewfriend Sun 31-Dec-17 22:51:03

The Secret History
(nothing I read has ever matched this!!)

A Little Life

Thirtyrock39 Sun 31-Dec-17 22:58:37

The future homemakers of America by Laurie graham (in fact anything by her)
Life after life by Kate Atkinson or behind the scenes at the museum
I don't know how she does it by Allison Pearson
Anything by sue Townsend
Anything by Anne Tyler
The book thief
Anything by Linda grant

heymammy Sun 31-Dec-17 23:00:53

Shogun by James clavell
The count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre dumas

BlackAmericanoNoSugar Sun 31-Dec-17 23:04:16

Ain't She Sweet by Susan Elizabeth Phillips (rom com/chick lit)
Pride and Prejudice
A Place of my Own by Michael Pollan (non fiction)
Revelation Space by Alastair Reynolds (sci fi)

toastytea Sun 31-Dec-17 23:04:43

Nobody has mentioned Gone Girl??

TigerBreadAddict Sun 31-Dec-17 23:05:37

Little Women!

BobbinThreadbare123 Sun 31-Dec-17 23:05:48

I second Shogun. Superb.
Also any Robert Crais or Carl Hiaasen for laughs.

NotEnoughCushions Sun 31-Dec-17 23:05:48

Doctors by Eric Segal. Read it when I was at college and still go back to it occasionally as comfort reading.

BlazingPaddles Sun 31-Dec-17 23:07:27

Gone Girl was a dull old slog for me. And I only made it half way through.

BlazingPaddles Sun 31-Dec-17 23:08:51

A book I have read more than five times is Hangover Square. Bleak but beautiful.

cathyclown Sun 31-Dec-17 23:14:47

Just this year....

Eleanor Oliphant

What a complete Aisling

Read in one session each.

Not high literature, but who wants that all the time either.

In the past,

A man called Ove
An utterly impartial history of Britain
Rose of Sarajevo
Life after life.

There are so many more. Too many books, so little time.

pterobore Sun 31-Dec-17 23:15:49

Catch 22

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