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Pantalaimon1 · 24/11/2019 16:54

Posting for traffic (sorry!)

AIBU to ask for book recommendations?

I recently read Queenie by Candice Carty-Williams, and absolutely loved it.

There are a couple of other books I’ve also read recently and enjoyed - Everything I know about love (by Dolly Alderton) and Dear Mrs Bird. I also read a memoir about Paris by Emma Beddington a couple of years ago, which had a similar feel to it.

I think what I liked most about these books is that, apart from them all being well written, they were all very funny but also made serious points, which made them really relatable.

Just had a browse in my local bookshop but nothing really caught my eye. I’ve got that feeling when you finish a brilliant book and want to get stuck into a new one (possibly something to do with this time of year, and wanting to curl up somewhere warm and quiet to read)!

Thanks all :)

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Pantalaimon1 · 24/11/2019 17:22

Bumping :)

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Liveandforget · 24/11/2019 17:38

I loved 'Snow falling on cedars'. Not a new book or anything. Beautiful story, murder mystery at the heart of it, one of my faves.


Liveandforget · 24/11/2019 17:47

Dead Heat by Caroline Carver

You by Caroline kepnes

Notes on a scandal


Pantalaimon1 · 24/11/2019 18:24

Oooh thanks Live! Really like the look of your suggestions.

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murasaki · 24/11/2019 18:30

Notes on a scandal is very good. Just read the testaments by Margaret atwood , but if you don't know the handmaids tale, it might not work.


ilovetrees30 · 24/11/2019 18:45

Snow falling on cedars is incredible!

I have enjoyed this year

The tattooist of auschwist
The woman in the window
The wife between us


positivity123 · 24/11/2019 19:50

She said by Jodie Kantor was excellent.
Tattooist of Auschwitz was also great.
The Cows by Dawn o porter is very funny


missyB1 · 24/11/2019 19:55

If you fancy something seasonal and a little bit different try Calm Christmas by Beth Kempton it’s a non fiction reflective look at Christmas. You are encouraged to explore what Christmas means to you and why. I’m loving it.

To ask about book recommendations?

Pantalaimon1 · 24/11/2019 19:57

Thanks so much for these, everyone :)

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SouthWestmom · 24/11/2019 20:10

Are you on Facebook? I've joined a group called Read any good books lately? And it's fab for suggestions and questions.


Liveandforget · 24/11/2019 21:24


It is truly amazing. It's a story of young love, loss, WW2, tests of character, and murder mystery, all in one. A book to snuggle up with come the big freeze.

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