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what is your catch your breath / weeping / soul confirming read?

(35 Posts)
BBBee Sat 26-Jul-08 20:42:54

mine is 'the picture of dorian gray' because if I am getting a bit shallow I read this to remind me so.

And you?

Rhubarb Sat 26-Jul-08 20:43:32

the salmopn of doubt

Dottydot Sat 26-Jul-08 20:44:01

Birdsong

BBBee Sat 26-Jul-08 20:44:13

ahh but have seen your other thread - can I take this seriously?

Rhubarb Sat 26-Jul-08 20:45:28

long gark teatime of the soulo

GentleOtter Sat 26-Jul-08 20:46:36

Jude the Obscure

Rhubarb Sat 26-Jul-08 20:47:28

Mr Men get pisszed

HongKongFoeey Sat 26-Jul-08 20:48:10

not life confirming but def weepy was a book called between two eternities here

about a prem baby. made me sob

Celery Sat 26-Jul-08 20:49:31

Of Human Bondage. Lovely, lovely, lovely.

Rhubarb Sat 26-Jul-08 20:50:44

Traction Man

blueshoes Sat 26-Jul-08 21:05:29

Bridges of Madison County

yama Sat 26-Jul-08 21:09:38

Haven't cried reading a book since a Sweet Valley High book in my teens blush.

Girl died of an overdose. In my defence, I was in my early teens.

BBBee Sat 26-Jul-08 21:23:48

I cry at loads of things (but not as much as posts on here)

zwiggy Sat 26-Jul-08 21:31:49

I second 'of human bondage'
and 'nectar in a sieve' by karmala markandala

TheMagnificent7 Sat 26-Jul-08 23:25:39

Tuesday With Morrie by Mitch Albom. I cried for hours

notnowbernard Sat 26-Jul-08 23:34:41

I've just finished To Kill A Mocking Bird and cried. It really moved me

NotDoingTheHousework Sun 27-Jul-08 00:13:26

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BoysAreLikeDogs Sun 27-Jul-08 00:15:26

Another vote for The Girls

ScottishMummy Sun 27-Jul-08 00:20:27

the grass is singing - doris lessing

thumbwitch Sun 27-Jul-08 00:21:16

"Stuart - A life Backwards" had me in floods.
To cheer me up again I would read the Battersea Park Road to Enlightenment

FlossieTCake Sun 27-Jul-08 00:36:11

<minor hijack> @yama: God I remember that SVH book. The lovely Regina Morrow, no?
</hijack off>

Monty100 Sun 27-Jul-08 01:07:30

Yay me too :
To Kill a Mocking Bird
Jude the Obscure

And more recently An Evil Cradling. (1993)

But try and read it. Think it changed my life in a way.

HumphreySmallPillow Sun 27-Jul-08 01:11:41

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

yama Sun 27-Jul-08 11:43:00

FlossieTcake - yes Regina. She had lovely dark hair as I recall. It was a good book, wasn't it? wink

cremolafoam Sun 27-Jul-08 11:44:41

time travellers wife
English patient
the book thief

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