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Nuttyaboutnutella Tue 19-Nov-19 21:55:49

I've had a really intense year so I can't really handle anything too heavy right now. What are some enjoyable light books I can read that don't take a lot of effort? Any suggestions? Thanks

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GruffalOH Tue 19-Nov-19 21:59:52

I'm currently enjoying The Rosie Project. Very light going so far. No idea if it gets heavier, but it looks like a promising light read! (I hope...coz that's what I was looking for when I picked it up...)

bookmum08 Tue 19-Nov-19 22:03:26

I have just finished the latest Shopaholic book by Sophie Kinsella. Really enjoyed it. I find this series funny even though the main character is so annoying. There is something about her that you can't help to like. I have also been reading a couple of Christmas themed Sarah Morgan books (from the Made in Manhatten series I think they're call). Totally obvious how it's going to end but nice easy reads.

TheSteveMilliband Tue 19-Nov-19 22:10:50

I always recommend this, but Harpo Speaks is a lovely, laugh out loud, warm hearted book. Also name checked by Nile Rogers in his Desert Island Discs.

GrumpyMiddleAgedWoman Tue 19-Nov-19 22:19:41

The Uncommon Reader by Alan Bennett. The funniest book I have ever read.

The Rosie Project, as suggested by a PP, is also good.

Nuttyaboutnutella Wed 20-Nov-19 07:21:09

Thanks all, will check these out!

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Baboutheocelot Wed 20-Nov-19 07:22:44

Bill brysons books are a really good light read.

mamaduckbone Thu 28-Nov-19 20:02:58

Jojo Moyes books are light and easy reading.

Darklane Sat 30-Nov-19 20:56:32

Three Men in a Boat, never fails.

millimollimandi Sat 30-Nov-19 21:04:22

Keeper of Lost Things - bought it by accident but loved it - a real easy read with a lovely idea.

SansaClegane Sat 30-Nov-19 21:22:10

Boom! By Mark Haddon.
Got this from the library for DS, then had 'a little look' and found I couldn't put it down! Yes, it's aimed at preteens/ teenagers, but it's funny, light-hearted and fast-paced. Thoroughly enjoyed it!

WiltedPlant Sun 01-Dec-19 20:04:24

I really enjoyed Old Baggage by Lissa Evans recently.

AndMiffyWentToSleep Fri 06-Dec-19 14:32:21

Ooh I loved The Uncommon Reader!

Also Miss Petticrew Lives for a Day
And
Miss Buncle’s Book.

3timeslucky Fri 06-Dec-19 18:54:01

This article gives a list, most of which I've read and all of which were easy. They call it "up lit".
www.theguardian.com/books/2018/mar/16/up-lit-eleanor-oliphant-gone-girl-fiction-kindness

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