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In dire need of a good read.....HELP!

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Rantmum Fri 22-Jun-07 10:51:43

Recently read and liked, The Tenderness of Wolves, The Dante Club, The Kite Runner.

I really need a good summer read (I don't get alot of time right now and it can be months between books.) TV is rubbish and I miss reading! Any suggestions?

BandofMothers Fri 22-Jun-07 10:52:35

The new Harry Potter book

Rantmum Fri 22-Jun-07 10:58:27

True - but need something now though! When is it released?

BandofMothers Fri 22-Jun-07 11:01:05

21st July.

Have a look on my profile for my faves.

Notquitegrownup Fri 22-Jun-07 11:03:17

After You'd Gone - Maggie O'Farrell (Kite Runner is one of her favourite books)

themoon66 Fri 22-Jun-07 11:05:06

The Book Seller of Kabul is good.

Rantmum Fri 22-Jun-07 11:19:36

themoon66 - agree with you, but i read it a while back unfortuntaly

Rantmum Fri 22-Jun-07 11:21:09


NoodleStroodle Fri 22-Jun-07 11:28:14

Sorry - hated that Maggie O'F book.

What about new William Boyd Restless?
On Chesil Beach by Ian McEwan
Woman in White by Wilkie Collins

toomanydaves Fri 22-Jun-07 11:30:31

try some of these?

Rantmum Fri 22-Jun-07 19:08:36

i have read "the inheritance of loss" and i thoroughly recommend it - a brilliant story. i haven't read any others on the list, though - maybe i could work my way through - thanks toom

MorningtonCrescent Fri 22-Jun-07 19:10:21

pantmum - what was the dante club like? is gathering dust on my shelves.

ProfessorGrammaticus Fri 22-Jun-07 19:10:30

Time Traveller's Wife?

MorningtonCrescent Fri 22-Jun-07 19:10:43





Rantmum Fri 22-Jun-07 19:13:28

The dante club was good as a yarn and the writer is clearly knowledgeable about 19th century boston and about dante's writing. It is a bit slow paced (especially the beginning) because it is a bit heavy on the narrative for my liking - still it was a compelling mystery (if a bit gruesome in parts) to read once the initial plodding pace picked up a bit.

DoubleBluff Fri 22-Jun-07 19:16:34

Just read ' Interpretation of Murder' by JEd Rubenfield - enjoyed it.
Now re reading tlaes of the city by Armistead Maupin in anticipation of his latest offering.

AnneJones Mon 25-Jun-07 15:06:29

Sovereign by CJ Sansom - it's the third in a series, but I read the series in reverse and it didn't matter! A whodunnit set in Tudor England - political and dramatic and highly readable. It's a great romp and a good story backed up with thorough research (Sansom is a historian, I believe). The other two are Dissolution and Dark Fire - Dark Fire was particularly superb.

Ettenna Mon 25-Jun-07 16:28:13

The Poisonwood Bible - an absolute corker of a read. Or what about Kate Atkinson? Human Croquet is fab. Or Music and Silence by Rose Tremain. All recently re-read by me and loved.

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