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inspire me, I Desperately need good book to read., no horror, something fairly recent.....................

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katierocket Mon 11-Jul-05 22:10:07

Really want a good read but need inspiring. Hate horror, don't want anything really intellectual. here are some of my favourite books in no particular order to give idea of what I like.

Secret History
Wild Swans
Memoirs of a Geisha
Anything by Donna Leon
Pursuit of Happiness
Wuthering Heights
Driving over lemons
Crow Road
The Beach
I don't know how she does it
anything by Marian Keyes

help please, otherwise I will be forced to try and finish sh*te cecelia ahern book 'where rainbows end' which is making me want to bite someone.

Enid Mon 11-Jul-05 22:10:49

that African Ladies Detective series


Enid Mon 11-Jul-05 22:11:18


you'll thank me

katierocket Mon 11-Jul-05 22:11:22

read them enid but thanks
liked them too

RnB Mon 11-Jul-05 22:11:47

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Enid Mon 11-Jul-05 22:11:49



Enid Mon 11-Jul-05 22:12:04

Andrea Levy?

Small Island?

katierocket Mon 11-Jul-05 22:12:19


^ben elton^? really?

Enid Mon 11-Jul-05 22:12:28

Fruit of the Lemon?

v good

Nemo1977 Mon 11-Jul-05 22:12:36

katie have u read all the marian keyes? I have most of them [if not all] and am half way through her latest which is quite good

katierocket Mon 11-Jul-05 22:13:01

ah enid, you're on my wavelength lady. Finished that before starting on sh*te bite worthy cecelia ahern book

Enid Mon 11-Jul-05 22:13:15

not ben elton

erm........Hotel Babylon

("its like mainlining Popbitch")

katierocket Mon 11-Jul-05 22:13:37

what is fruit of the lemon?

I think I've read all of the marian keyes, which is latest?

Enid Mon 11-Jul-05 22:13:54


have you done The Little Friend?

dinny Mon 11-Jul-05 22:14:02

White Teeth, Zadie Smith
A Suitable Boy, Vikram Seth
The Shipping News, Annie Proulx
..are my most recent reads.

anything by Toni Morrison.

or how about a classic like To Kill A Mockingbird or The Great Gatsby....?

katierocket Mon 11-Jul-05 22:14:13

I meant I'd finished Small island

Enid Mon 11-Jul-05 22:14:29

Fruit of the Lemon is another Andrea Levy book

also that Linda Grant novel about Israel


milge Mon 11-Jul-05 22:14:43

Brick Lane by Monica Ali

RnB Mon 11-Jul-05 22:14:52

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katierocket Mon 11-Jul-05 22:15:17

was so excited about Little Friend (along with half of world) but very disappointed.

Love love to kill a mocking bird. that's the kind of thing I need. something were you put the book down and thing, thank god I read that, it was amazing.

Enid Mon 11-Jul-05 22:15:26


Nemo1977 Mon 11-Jul-05 22:15:49

the other side of the story by marian keyes.

Enid Mon 11-Jul-05 22:15:51

Brideshead Revisited?

(is truly brilliant)

katierocket Mon 11-Jul-05 22:16:56

yes Nemo have read it.,

Enid, good call, is it really worth reading? only remember the tv drama

Nemo1977 Mon 11-Jul-05 22:16:59

what about colour purple
lovely bones
tigers child/one child

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