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#51 Rowenas necklace

Posted 11 January 2018 - 04:10 PM

For those who like Girl on the Train (it's on my to-read list) and its ilk, I highly recommend The Trap by Melanie Raabe.

#52 IkeaAddict

Posted 11 January 2018 - 05:04 PM

Is it too late to join? It's my new years resolution to read more and so far I am almost finished book #2

#53 Straight*No*Chaser

Posted 11 January 2018 - 06:13 PM

#3. Two Decades Naked by Leigh Hopkinson

#54 ~strawberry~

Posted 11 January 2018 - 06:27 PM

#1 The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks - Rebecca Skloot
This was so interesting, I highly recommend it, especially if you have any interest in science, biology, medicine etc.

#2 Y is for Yesterday - Sue Grafton (RIP)
#3 The Kind Worth Killing - Peter Swanson
#4 The Throwaway Children - Diney Costeloe

#55 ~Peahen~

Posted 12 January 2018 - 06:06 AM

View PostRowenas Necklace, on 11 January 2018 - 04:10 PM, said:

For those who like Girl on the Train (it's on my to-read list) and its ilk, I highly recommend The Trap by Melanie Raabe.

I'm going to make a list in my phone notepad of these book recommendations and that's definitely going in there. I'm interested in Laurinda that's been mentioned twice now too.

#56 wombats

Posted 12 January 2018 - 08:27 AM

#6 the Burning Air, Erin Kelly
OK, one lead up to a fairly minor twist dragged on a bit far I thought.

#57 Ianthe

Posted 12 January 2018 - 12:13 PM

IkeaAddict of course not. What's your goal and I'll add you to the main list.

#58 IkeaAddict

Posted 12 January 2018 - 06:09 PM

View PostEsther Smith, on 12 January 2018 - 12:13 PM, said:

IkeaAddict of course not. What's your goal and I'll add you to the main list.

Goal is at least 52 books. I got myself a Kindle with Christmas money and want to read more :)

thanks Esther Smith :D

#59 Ianthe

Posted 13 January 2018 - 11:06 AM

#6 Dear Reader by Mary O'Connell

This should have been good. But it tried way way too hard. It was disappointing. And I will never forgive the author and/or editor for spelling Anne Bronte's name with the E on the end of Anne, Seriously don't write a whole book with allusions to the Brontes and stuff up one of the names.

#60 sunshine_days

Posted 13 January 2018 - 11:17 AM

#4 In my mothers hands, Biff Ward
#5 Forged from Silver Dollar by Li Feng
#6  Ugly my memoir, Robert Hoge
#7 The house of lies, Renee McBryde
#8 10 Hail Marys, Kate Howarth

#61 wombats

Posted 13 January 2018 - 01:23 PM

#7 Laurinda, Alice Pung

#62 Toomanybooks

Posted 13 January 2018 - 05:41 PM

9) Murder at Home by Faith Martin
10) The Murder Game by Julie Apple
11) Laurinda by Alice Pung
12) A Mother's Story by Amanda Powse
13) A Wild Sheep Chase by Haruki Murakami
14) Revenge by Yoko Ogawa

Edited by Toomanybooks, 13 January 2018 - 05:42 PM.


#63 IkeaAddict

Posted 13 January 2018 - 06:30 PM

#1 The Magpies by Mark Edwards
#2 See Me Not by Janelle Harris

#64 wombats

Posted 13 January 2018 - 07:59 PM

#8 love me to death, Allison Brennan

#65 IkeaAddict

Posted 14 January 2018 - 06:40 PM

Spent most of the afternoon reading in my cool bedroom. DP thought that I was sleeping so was hushing DS most of the afternoon which helped with the reading progress. 72% through book #3 (kindle tells me %)

#66 wombats

Posted 14 January 2018 - 08:05 PM

#9 kiss me, kill me. Allison Brennan

Vague feeling that I'd read this previously but I don't think I actually have...

Edited by wombats, 14 January 2018 - 08:05 PM.


#67 IkeaAddict

Posted 14 January 2018 - 08:33 PM

#3 Perfect People by Peter James

#68 CrankyM

Posted 15 January 2018 - 12:49 PM

12. Nomad redeemed (Terry Henry Walton (THW) Chronicles, 2) by Craig Martelle
13.Nomad Unleashed (3)
14. Nomad Supreme (4)
15. Nomad's fury (5)
16. Nomad's Justice (6)
17. Nomad Avenged (7)
18. Nomad Mortis (8)
19. Nomad's force (9)
20. Nomad's Galaxy (10)
21. Justice is calling (reclaiming honour 1) by Justin Sloan
22. Claimed by honor (2)
23. Judgement has fallen (3)
24. Angel of Reckoning (4)
25. Born into flames (5)
26. Defending the lost (6)
27. Saved by valor (7)
28. Return of victory (8)

We had a cyclone come through, so I've read a lot since last Wednesday while also playing lots of card games and board games with the kids.

#69 Ianthe

Posted 15 January 2018 - 12:54 PM

#7 In the Name of the Family by Sarah Dunant-fiction about the Borgias.

#70 foom

Posted 15 January 2018 - 03:17 PM

I didn't do a goal at first. I'm going to aim for 27. 1 a fortnight plus a bonus.

So far this year:

1. City of Death - James Goss, Douglas Adams
2. Shada - Gareth Roberts, Douglas Adams
3. Queen of Hearts - Colleen Oakes
4. Horrorstor - Grady Hendrix

The first two are novelisations of Dr Who scripts. I really enjoyed Shada as it was like reading a whole new Douglas Adams story - the TV version has only just been completed and releases.

And Horrorstor is a grislish ghost story set in an Ikea knockoff store. It was a hoot.

I also started Elegance of the Hedgehog. Been sitting on my bedside table for a couple of years but it just wasn't me.

But I think I'm finished my reading binge for the moment.

Anyone have any suggestions? My favourite authors are Terry Pratchett, Douglas Adams and Jasper Fforde.

#71 wombats

Posted 15 January 2018 - 04:08 PM

View Postfoom, on 15 January 2018 - 03:17 PM, said:


Anyone have any suggestions? My favourite authors are Terry Pratchett, Douglas Adams and Jasper Fforde.

Rivers of London series by Ben Aaronovitch?

#72 Toomanybooks

Posted 15 January 2018 - 05:43 PM

15) The Nakano Thrift Shop by Hiromi Kawakami
16) The Secrets of Married Women by Carol Mason
17) Moshi Moshi by Banana Yoshimoto

#73 cardamom

Posted 15 January 2018 - 06:01 PM

#4 - The Good Daughter, Karin Slaughter.

Quite enjoyed this.

#74 foom

Posted 15 January 2018 - 07:17 PM

View Postwombats, on 15 January 2018 - 04:08 PM, said:



Rivers of London series by Ben Aaronovitch?

Just looked him up. He wrote two Dr Who episodes that I enjoyed! He will go straight to my must try list.

#75 IkeaAddict

Posted 16 January 2018 - 12:06 PM

#4 House of Secrets by Lowell Caulfiel

VERY hard to read. True story about incest and abuse within a large family.

Edited by IkeaAddict, 16 January 2018 - 12:12 PM.





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