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OK people, I'm about to order STUFF on Amazon. Please tell me your favourite books

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branflake81 Thu 31-Jul-08 15:10:09

PS - no Lord of the Rings gnome type stories, no sci fi and nothing overtly chick lit.


Sidge Thu 31-Jul-08 15:15:56

I love Lee Child, Harlan Coben, Dennis Lehane, Robert Crais, Janet Evanovich, Kathy Reichs, early Patricia Cornwell (before she went all weird) and Marian Keyes.

missorinoco Thu 31-Jul-08 15:17:12

Adele Parks is good. Mohsin Hamid's The Reluctant Fundamentalist is fantastic.

Dragonbutter Thu 31-Jul-08 15:19:21

are you buying us all a book?

ImnotOK Thu 31-Jul-08 15:20:48

I just read the dexter books they were good.

A thousand splendid suns is amazing.

I am currently reading We need to talk about Kevin.

Oh and Can any mother help me (it was mumsnet in the war lol).

branflake81 Thu 31-Jul-08 15:21:13

I'm afraid not smile

but thanks for the replies!

Dragonbutter Thu 31-Jul-08 15:22:36

kite runner
thousand splendid suns
small island
brick lane
the poisonwood bible

PerkinWarbeck Thu 31-Jul-08 15:23:26

The go-between is a belter if you've not read it

StripeyKnickersSpottySocks Thu 31-Jul-08 15:30:02

the book thief
notes from an exhibition

mazzystar Thu 31-Jul-08 15:31:46

the corrections, jonathan frantzen
unbelievably good

mybabysinthegarden Thu 31-Jul-08 15:35:59

Unless by Carol Shields

anotherbadnight Thu 31-Jul-08 15:44:52

I agree with Corrections
also Nights at the Circus, Angela Carter

ImnotOK Thu 31-Jul-08 15:46:02

The book thief is great

ImnotOK Thu 31-Jul-08 15:46:14

The book thief is great

WendyWeber Thu 31-Jul-08 15:46:33

Before you order, sign up with Cashback Rewards, click through their link & you get 4% cashback on your order smile

(I am v peed off because I placed a £100 order at Game yesterday, did it in a hurry & didn't even think about this site, then found out later I'd've got 6% cashback sad)

TwoIfBySea Thu 31-Jul-08 17:35:35

The 44 Scotland Street series by Alexander McCall Smith are very gentle, enjoyable books - I get so involved with the characters I hate when the end comes.

The People's Act of Love is also quite good.

MiaWallace Thu 31-Jul-08 18:20:56

Life of Pi
We need to talk about Kevin
The vanishing act of Esme Lennox
Notes from an exhibtion
The curious incident of the dog in the night-time

MiaWallace Thu 31-Jul-08 18:21:19

Forgot to add Notes on a scandal

Buff1 Thu 31-Jul-08 18:48:22

The Rain Before It Falls - Jonathan Coe
Case Histories - Kate Atkinson
Notes on an Exhibition is truly fab.
Also Jane Yardley and Clare Chambers.

FluffyMummy123 Thu 31-Jul-08 18:48:58

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fin42 Thu 31-Jul-08 22:09:59

I know this much is true, Wally lamb

Buff1 Fri 01-Aug-08 10:32:53

Also just reading Margaret Forster's Diary of an Ordinary Woman - fascinating.

InLoveWithSweeneyTodd Fri 01-Aug-08 12:09:53

Of my recent reads I can recommend "the seance" (a good ghost story set in Victorian times)

thumbwitch Fri 01-Aug-08 12:18:52

life of Pi
all Alexander McCall Smith
Georgette Heyer crime/detective books
Kathy Reichs (but not Karin Slaughter, sick woman!)
Christopher Brookmyre
Stuart - a life backwards by Alexander Masters

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