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coupester Fri 02-Feb-18 21:04:13

I need some book recommendations please!

I enjoy reading, but a book has to really grab me for me to stick with it. I have two books on my kindle that are half read because I've lost interest in them. They are The Secret of Spellshadow Manor by Bella Forrest and Ship of Magic by Robin Hobb.

Books I remember enjoying are:
Harry Potter
Me Before You and After You by Jojo Moyes
The Mortal Instruments series by Cassandra Claire
Angels and Demons by Dan Brown

I can't really say what genre I like because it varies. But any recommendations would be greatly received!

SnapesTears Sat 03-Feb-18 14:19:39

Book taste/enjoyment is such a personal thing. You might like these...

One Day - David Nicholls
His Dark Materials - Philip Pullman
Into the Darkest Corner - Elizabeth Haynes
Human Remains - Elizabeth Haynes
The Hunger Games - ? Forgot the author. Suzanne Something
The Help - ? Mind’s gone blank
Mudbound - Hilary Jordan
The Unlikely Pilgramage of Harold Fry - Rachel Joyce
Gentlemen &Players - Joanne Harris
The Husband’s Secret - Liane Moriarty
Simon Serrailler books - Susan Hill
The Woman in Black - Susan Hill

SnapesTears Sat 03-Feb-18 14:20:59

D’oh, spelled pilgrimage wrong.

Hygge Sat 03-Feb-18 16:02:22

Have you read Labyrinth by Kate Mosse?

That as a woman on an archeological dig who comes across a centuries old secret that puts her life in danger now.

CanIhavedessertfirst Sat 03-Feb-18 23:07:41

@SnapesTears I loved into the darkest corner, so I'd recommend that too!

Also, sweet little lies by Caz Frear, anything by Sharon Boltan and the Frieda Klein series by Nicci French

coupester Sun 04-Feb-18 17:48:24

Thank you very much! I'll have a look at all these.

@SnapesTears I've read the His Dark Materials series, I loved it!

earlylifecrisis Sun 04-Feb-18 17:52:11

It's tough, I go through dry spells with reading as I don't like thrillers which are really popular at the moment and I have to really love a book. Things that have gripped me in recent times are:

The Underground Railroad - Colson Whitehead
How To Stop Time - Matt Haig
The Power - Naomi Alderson
Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine - Gail Honeyman

I've also just started to re-read the Poisonwood Bible - Barbara Kingsolver, I read it years ago and remember enjoying it so I'm having another read!

UnimaginativeUsername Sun 04-Feb-18 17:56:31

You could try maggie stiefvater’s stuff. The raven cycle (starts with the raven boys) is great. My favourite book of hers is The Scorpio Races though.

Or Sarah J Mass’s Throne of Glass series. It’s very good too.

codswallopandbalderdash Tue 06-Feb-18 21:10:56

Second throne of glass series
How about the hunger games?

PomBearWithAnOFRS Wed 07-Feb-18 00:33:20

Have you red Robin Hobb's "Farseer" books? Look [https://www.fantasticfiction.com/h/robin-hobb/here]] for the reading order - they are fab!
She also writes under the name Megan Lindholm, and wrote the "Windsingers" books with George R.R. Martin (of Game of Thrones fame)
If you fancy a something a tad racy wink but not as trite as 50 shades of shite grin ie porn lol try Shelly Laurenceston - the Pride and the Pack series are great - even if you skip over the sex scenes, they have good story lines and characterisation, and fab world building.
If you want to try something "not like anything else" you could try Storm Constantine's "Wraeththu" books, and also the "Companion to Wolves" trilogy by Elizabeth Bear and Sarah Monette. I love them, and often re-read them even though I practically know them off by heart! - they are so VERY good, but kind of "defy description" - they are just not like any other series serieses? I've ever read, but are gripping and thought provoking and absorbing.

PomBearWithAnOFRS Wed 07-Feb-18 00:33:50

oops, linky fail here try this :D

coupester Sun 11-Feb-18 20:15:17

I'm about to have a lot of samples on my kindle!

Thank you everyone, I intend to work my way through these recommendations!

MillicentMargaretAmanda Wed 14-Feb-18 22:31:33

Rivers of London series. Ben Aaronovitch.
Chronicles of St Mary's series. Jodi Taylor.

First is a wizard who is part of the Met Police. Second is time travelling historians. With a chronic addiction to tea.

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