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#1 Siouxie

Posted 15 November 2011 - 07:59 PM

Previous thread here

#2 Mrs_Mystery_Guest

Posted 16 November 2011 - 09:24 AM

Healf Planet series book 3 Day of Night. By Will Decker

#3 *LiMa*

Posted 16 November 2011 - 09:51 AM

The Kite Runner.  So far so good

#4 gina70

Posted 16 November 2011 - 09:54 AM

The Hunger Games, before the movie comes out.  Great so far.

#5 livvie7586

Posted 19 November 2011 - 08:44 PM

just finished inheritance, now to find something else

#6 ubermum

Posted 19 November 2011 - 08:55 PM

QUOTE (*LiMa* @ 16/11/2011, 10:51 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
The Kite Runner.  So far so good

Great story, but kind of sad. Makes you see that country so differently to the way it is currently portrayed in the media. It really must have changed under the current regime.


QUOTE (gina70 @ 16/11/2011, 10:54 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
The Hunger Games, before the movie comes out.  Great so far.

Great series. I really liked the concept of the story. Can't wait to see how they bring it to life on screen.


At the moment, I am reading Silver Wattle by Belinda Alexandra. (click for blurb)
I am close to the end and have really enjoyed it. I will chase up some more books by this author once I get through a couple of other books I have waiting for me.

#7 d├ęsir d'amour

Posted 19 November 2011 - 09:04 PM

I've just read the first 3 books in the Elemental Assassin series.  Tonight.

Not very long at all, about YA sized.  Bit of sex.  Bit of death.  Writing is easy to read without being bad or terribly good LOL.

#8 Batmansunderpants

Posted 19 November 2011 - 09:10 PM

I just finished I'd know you anywhere by Laura lippman. It was interesting, and about a teenager who kills her newborn.

I just finished practical magic by Alice Hoffman. I've started red garden by Alice Hoffman but it is a bit slow.

#9 Leah Maree

Posted 19 November 2011 - 09:15 PM

Jaycee Dugard Stolen Life

#10 Batmansunderpants

Posted 19 November 2011 - 09:34 PM

QUOTE (MrsJasonD @ 19/11/2011, 10:15 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Jaycee Dugard Stolen Life


I had to stop reading as it disturbed me. I think it was the way it was written, like a journal.

#11 Molondy

Posted 20 November 2011 - 09:36 AM

I finished Kafka on the Shore. I loved it but have no idea what it all means! I'm looking forward to having a crack at his new novel soon.

I'm finishing off Life by Keith Richards. One of the best (if not the best) memoir I've ever read.

I was reading the Australian's guide to Summer reading yesterday and busily compiling my summer reading list (I'll be lucky if I get through 1 book all holiday - gone are the days I could read a book a day....). So far I've got:

1. the new Alex MIller (Autum Laing)
2. the new Kirsten Tranter (can't remember the name)
3. the new Neal Stephenson (Readome or something...)
4. the new Murakami (19qi - or something).

Sorry I'm obviously good with authors not so good with titles!

#12 Mrs_Mystery_Guest

Posted 20 November 2011 - 07:53 PM

Siren by John Everson.

#13 FeralBob!

Posted 20 November 2011 - 08:01 PM

The Winds of Heaven by Monica Dickens. She's a granddaughter of Charles Dickens. I like her books and I'm really enjoying it  original.gif

#14 Leah Maree

Posted 20 November 2011 - 08:10 PM

QUOTE (kbanger @ 19/11/2011, 10:04 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I had to stop reading as it disturbed me. I think it was the way it was written, like a journal.


usually it will take me one night to read a book, this one started to get to me with the style it was written so it took a week for me to finish it

#15 Cat Burglar

Posted 21 November 2011 - 08:08 AM

I'm about 2 chapters from the end of the final Harry Potter book LOL!

Also reading Underbelly Razor. I didnt see the tv series but I am interested in the historical perspective as I have lived in the areas mentioned.

I do read literature as well sometimes biggrin.gif

#16 71Cath

Posted 21 November 2011 - 08:09 AM

I am reading Succubus Nights - the lure of vampires and demons has got me back in!  Should be finished today and then I am going to start "One Day".

#17 threeinnyc

Posted 23 November 2011 - 12:52 PM

Currently im hijacking DH's kindle  ph34r.gif  i am reading "Diary of a Wimpy Kid". The book is waaay better than the movie (of course).

#18 Michelle4

Posted 23 November 2011 - 01:40 PM

I finally finished Anna Karenina,   took me about 12 months LOL,
I really enjoyed this book, even though it took me a long time to read it.

Now reading Madam Bovary, and have just downloaded finally, after many attempts (EBOOK virgin that I am)  A Visit From the Goon Squad


#19 abeni

Posted 23 November 2011 - 07:59 PM

Ive just finished reading Anna Karenina, too!  But it's one of my favourite books of all time, and I re-read it every now and then.

I'm now re-reading the His Dark Materials series by Philip Pullman.  When the budget stretches to allow another book order, i'll be getting A Suitable Boy by Vikram Seth, it's apparantly the longest book ever published in a single volume in the english language, almost 1500 pages!  

Soccer Mum - I saw the Underbelly Razor book in the library at my uni and had a look through it, it looks great! I loved the tv series, but it wasnt terribly accurate from what I saw in the book.

#20 Rilee's~Mama

Posted 23 November 2011 - 08:03 PM

"Trauma Alert" by Radclyffe



#21 mibi

Posted 23 November 2011 - 08:06 PM

PS, I Love You by Cecelia Ahern.

I just grabbed this quickly when I went to the library with DS#2. I have been enjoying it but since it's about a grieving widow and I am grieving the loss of both my parents, I spend alot of it in tears. But still enjoying it - I only just realised tonight that it's been adapted into a movie. I must've been living under a mushroom - I hadn't heard about it.

#22 mibi

Posted 23 November 2011 - 08:11 PM

QUOTE (*LiMa* @ 16/11/2011, 10:51 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
The Kite Runner.  So far so good


I great read - very sad, but I enjoyed it.

A Thousand Splendid Suns by the same author is also really good.

#23 71Cath

Posted 24 November 2011 - 10:15 AM

QUOTE (occbee @ 23/11/2011, 09:06 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
PS, I Love You by Cecelia Ahern.

I just grabbed this quickly when I went to the library with DS#2. I have been enjoying it but since it's about a grieving widow and I am grieving the loss of both my parents, I spend alot of it in tears. But still enjoying it - I only just realised tonight that it's been adapted into a movie. I must've been living under a mushroom - I hadn't heard about it.

Occbee, I loved that book too and the movie wrecked it for me.  It is not even set in the same country  wacko.gif

#24 mamacantik

Posted 28 November 2011 - 09:07 PM

Recently read 'Cat's Table' by Michael Ondaajte (good, but seemed to lose direction a bit mid way through.

Currently reading 'The Imperfectionists' which someone here recommended (Loubee maybe?) - really enjoying it!


#25 Polly Esther

Posted 28 November 2011 - 10:25 PM

A Thousand Splendid Suns. I saw it in Mum's bookshelf and asked to borrow it. So far it's quite interesting, though I'm only a short way though.

I just finished Lady of the Rivers by Philippa Gregory, and while the start was promising and interesting, it was too focused on war and not much else near the end. It was kinda forcing itself to be a prequel to The White Queen and so it became dull.




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