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Leaving for bookgroup in an hour.... suggestions for books please!!!!!!!!!!

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MunchedTooManyMarsLady Tue 01-Mar-05 19:01:47

Need a couple of suggestions for bookgroup please my lovelies. Can't let the fact that I have DTs been seen as a hindrance to my book browsing. We've just read Andrea Levy's Small Island and the Victorian House (interesting but not light or easy). So, can you help? Please?

Thank you from a lazy, should've got my act together me!

Aimsmum Tue 01-Mar-05 19:03:27

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snafu Tue 01-Mar-05 19:03:34

The Underground Man - Mick Jackson. FInally got around to reading it after putting it off for years. Loved it to bits. It's quite short so good for book groups!

snafu Tue 01-Mar-05 19:03:56

Oh, does it have to be recently published?

MummytoSteven Tue 01-Mar-05 19:04:29

Oranges are not the Only Fruit - we all loved it at our bookgroup

The Sixth Lamentation by William Broderick - not that light but very good

eemie Tue 01-Mar-05 19:04:30

Just read 'the time traveller's wife' by ? Audrey Niffeneger and 'The American Boy' by can't remember but could look it up. Both so good I can't believe it. Apparently both were recommended by Richard and Judy. Almost enough to make me think of watching their programme...

MunchedTooManyMarsLady Tue 01-Mar-05 19:04:33

You girlies are quick. I'm writing the suggestions down, they're a picky lot. We were considering the Time Traveller's Wife. Any good?

Yorkiegirl Tue 01-Mar-05 19:04:45

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eemie Tue 01-Mar-05 19:05:06

Forgot the Sixth Lamentation, also wonderful

Yorkiegirl Tue 01-Mar-05 19:05:15

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tamum Tue 01-Mar-05 19:05:24

At the risk of boring everyone on here witless banging on about it again I would suggest The Way the Crow Flies . I'm reading The Diary of an Ordinary Woman at the moment which is surprisingly gripping. I also recently read Windfalls (although in paperback!) which was harrowing but very absorbing. Any good?

Aimsmum Tue 01-Mar-05 19:05:35

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tamum Tue 01-Mar-05 19:06:08

Can I just point out that Mick Jackson's brother is my friend?

spykid Tue 01-Mar-05 19:06:15

Loved time travellers wife.. lots to discuss imo.
Fingersmith,by Sarah Waters?

MunchedTooManyMarsLady Tue 01-Mar-05 19:06:19

bl**dy hell! You guys are so quick I've barely put pen to paper and suddenly I'm going to look so clever.

gothicmama Tue 01-Mar-05 19:06:36

light - the shopaholic series
heavy but I love it the age of reason JP Sartre (sp)
also good Zen and the art of motorcycle maintenance by Robert M Pirsig ( i cried - very moving)

snafu Tue 01-Mar-05 19:07:00

Yes you can, tamum

spykid Tue 01-Mar-05 19:07:15

ooh, liked diary of ow too, like all Margaret F in fact

tamum Tue 01-Mar-05 19:07:45

You could also impress them by pointing out that you know someone who knows Mick Jackson's brother? (no, maybe not )

Miaou Tue 01-Mar-05 19:07:56

How about the Bonesetter's Daughter by Amy Tan? Just reading it at the moment and I think there is a lot to tease out of it.

tamum Tue 01-Mar-05 19:08:06

Thanks snafu

MunchedTooManyMarsLady Tue 01-Mar-05 19:08:24

Not too light please, it's just that the Victorian House was a bit like wading through treacle. We don't mind a good solid read.

spacedonkey Tue 01-Mar-05 19:09:04

does it have to be fiction?

what about an alain de botton - status anxiety is his most recent

MunchedTooManyMarsLady Tue 01-Mar-05 19:09:08

good point tamum. I'll be sure to tell them lol

gothicmama Tue 01-Mar-05 19:09:09

Zen and the art of motorcycle maintenance by Robert M Pirsig ( i cried - very moving)
serious recommend it

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