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stringerbell Fri 31-Jul-09 13:02:33

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haventsleptforayear Fri 31-Jul-09 13:04:35

I am enjoying "American Wife" which is in the bookshops at the moment.

alypaly Fri 31-Jul-09 13:20:09

gordon ramsays books are a good read and make me laugh. He has had a tough life a nd deserves all his success

alypaly Fri 31-Jul-09 13:21:18

just looking at your you have problems sleeping too or is it just a name

stringerbell Fri 31-Jul-09 13:21:54

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CybilLiberty Fri 31-Jul-09 13:22:23

Spot Of Bother by Mark Haddon. (its a bit like 'This book will save' in style ...)

I wish I'd saved this one for my hoilday as it is great, I will be sad to finsh it!

letsaveabrew Fri 31-Jul-09 14:18:04

Extremely loud and incredibly close - great read - moving but no need for waterproof mascara. Voted best book we have read in 3 years by my book groupsmile

AstronomyDomine Fri 31-Jul-09 14:28:05

Stringerbell I used to agree with you re GR then I read Humble Pie; I really like him now he deserves his success.

haventsleptforayear Fri 31-Jul-09 17:03:29

Oh yes Extremely Close is brilliant - I read it on holiday too - it needs to be read in long stretches and not 5 mins every night.

alypaly unfortunately it is not me with the problem sleeping, it's my DS2.

Actually need to update that to haventsleptfortwoyearsand6months.

(reflux baby, now getting up for a wee in the night grin)

slowreadingprogress Fri 31-Jul-09 17:56:49

I can second "A Spot of Bother". Loved it.

non-fiction wise I really enjoyed Stephen Fry's autobiography.

popmum Fri 31-Jul-09 18:06:57

try the bolter, frances osbourne, very interesting and good read.

janeite Fri 31-Jul-09 18:28:00

I didn't like A Spot Of Bother - found it really irritating. I quite liked 'The Good Thief' recently and also the one about the disappeared artist that was on R&J's list recently - totally forgotten what it was called or who by though - Patterson? Kellman? Kellerson? Something like that?

stringerbell Sat 01-Aug-09 10:35:24

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MamaKaty Sat 01-Aug-09 10:46:32

A few books I've enjoyed recently which might suit you:
The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield
The Death & Life of Charlie St Cloud by Ben Sherwood
How to Talk to a Widower by Jonathon Tropper

I'm sure you'll find plenty of ideas when you visit the bookshop anyway!

whinegums Sat 01-Aug-09 10:52:14

Do you want new releases? If not, I finally got round to starting the Raj Quartet on holiday (have been meaning to since I was 17 - 20 years ago!!) and I am loving it. Wish I'd started reading it years ago. Have a lovely time.

rumer Sat 01-Aug-09 11:19:07

"American Wife" is brilliant!I am reading it at the mo, ( even at the stove whilst cooking), Rumer

janeite Sat 01-Aug-09 12:46:55

Kellerman - that's him. Have googled him and it is called The Brutal Art.

haventsleptforayear Sat 01-Aug-09 16:41:17

rumer I am totally hooked too - nearly finished now and finding the last bit less gripping but I have been reading it while cooking etc.

newpup Sat 01-Aug-09 17:25:16

The Outcast by Sadie Jones
A Quiet Belief in angels by R J Ellory

The Brutal Art by jesse Kellerman is great.

The Book Thief by Marcus Zusak is an amazing book.

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