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If I devoured All the Light We Cannot See...

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Fwend Wed 31-Jan-18 14:09:29

...everything by Donna Tartt, Victoria Hislop, CJ Sansom, Sebastian Faulks and Sarah Waters, what will I love next?

I'm pregnant, poorly and bored. Please recommend me something you loved!

GeorgeHerbert Wed 31-Jan-18 16:40:51

Kate Atkinson? The Goldfinch.

PaperdollCartoon Wed 31-Jan-18 16:41:41

Kate Atkinson - Life After Life. I couldn’t put it down.

CocktailsAndDreams Wed 31-Jan-18 16:42:53

Light Between The Oceans by M.L. Stedman.

Fwend Wed 31-Jan-18 18:43:28

Thank you! I loved The Goldfinch. I was genuinely sad when I came to the end.

I'll have a look at your suggestions. smile

feska5 Wed 31-Jan-18 18:55:20

The girl you left behind by Jojo Moyes
He said she said by Erin Kelly
Lie with me by Sabine Durrant
The Bourbon Theif by Tiffany Reid
The Invention of wings by Sue Monk Kidd
The secret life of bees by Sue Monk Kidd

I have just started All the light we cannot see.

Pittcuecothecookbook Wed 31-Jan-18 18:56:00

Oh following

Pittcuecothecookbook Wed 31-Jan-18 18:57:00

Any Human Heart - William Boyd

lastqueenofscotland Wed 31-Jan-18 19:10:52

Handful of dust - Evelyn Waugh
A Kind of Loving - Stan Barstow

Almostthere15 Wed 31-Jan-18 19:14:24

I was coming on to say the light between oceans. I loved that book.

It's a bit different to some you've listed but Purple Hibiscus by chimande-adiche is stand out for me.

massistar Wed 31-Jan-18 19:21:57

Sounds like we have very similar taste .. I’ve just finished The Ballroom by Anna Hope which I loved. Currently reading The Danish Girl but I’m not quite as enamoured by that.

massistar Wed 31-Jan-18 19:24:30

Also loved The Bees by Laline Paull. Different to anything else I’ve ever read but couldn’t put it down and found it really intriguing.

muminmanchester Wed 31-Jan-18 19:25:01

Following too; it sounds like we have the exact same taste and I’m in need of a new read!

Have you read The Lose Wife by Alyson Richman? Also Mudbound by Hillary Jordan

muminmanchester Wed 31-Jan-18 19:25:48

That’s the LOST wife, not lose wife!!

ladyratterley Wed 31-Jan-18 19:27:50

Ooh those are all right up my street. Following this thread with interest.
Hand you read My Cousin Rachel? I was gripped by that.

muminmanchester Wed 31-Jan-18 19:29:11

I’m reading Truly Madly Guilty by Liane Moriarty just now which is also good

Pittcuecothecookbook Wed 31-Jan-18 19:43:27

Another vote for My Cousin Rachel too.

AdaColeman Wed 31-Jan-18 19:44:11

False Lights by K J Whittaker if you like convoluted plots.

Fwend Thu 01-Feb-18 19:24:39

I loved My Cousin Rachel.

Some great suggestions here, thank you! My amazon account is going to take a bashing.

I've just finished Camino Island today for a quick, easy read. I liked it, although now I'm craving sunshine.

I've got Magpie Murders, Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine, and Women & Power on my bedside table - those, plus recommendations above will keep me busy. Thank you!

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Nightmanagerfan Thu 01-Feb-18 19:28:50

You absolutely have to read A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara if you like Donna Tartt.

It’s 700 pages but I honestly wished it was longer!!

Fwend Thu 01-Feb-18 19:49:55

700 pages? Count me in! grin

Ihana Thu 01-Feb-18 20:01:20

I have very similar taste and was just going to say A Little Life. Did think it could have been a little shorter but it was beautiful (and harrowing).

ladyratterley Thu 01-Feb-18 20:57:17

I’ve just bought A Little Life, thanks for the recommendations.
I haven’t read it for years but it might be worth a few of you checking out What I Loved by Siri Hustvedt. I might re read it soon. The characters are brilliant and it’s a bit Donna Tart-esque.

Tarahumara Thu 01-Feb-18 21:04:15

OP, based on your list I would recommend:

Cloud Atlas - David Mitchell
The Poisonwood Bible - Barbara Kingsolver
The Children’s Book - AS Byatt
A Constellation of Vital Phenomena - Anthony Marra

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