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#26 Batmansunderpants

Posted 30 November 2011 - 09:14 PM

I just finished Henry's Sisters by Cathy Lamb. It had me in tears it was so well written. I recommend it.

#27 Peppy2

Posted 30 November 2011 - 09:23 PM

Madeleine McCann by Kate McCann. Its taking me a while to get through it. Very sad.

With my body by Nikki Gemmel (the chick who wrote The Bride Stripped Bare). Its got me hooked.

#28 loubee

Posted 01 December 2011 - 08:20 PM

QUOTE (mamacantik @ 28/11/2011, 10:07 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
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!

I'm in a reading funk, still on Cats Table and just can't get into it sad.gif. Yes, that was my recommendation Mama, great book.

Abeni A Suitable Boy is an all time fave, I hope you enjoy it.

#29 Molondy

Posted 03 December 2011 - 07:20 PM

I've finished Life by Keith Richards - excellent.

Now I'm reading RPM by Noel Mengel. He is the music writer for the Courier Mail and this is his first novel. Its very good. Very nicely written. Its a first person narrative about a young man in a small outbackish Qld town (I think its Kingaroy) and his friends and their attachment and attractions to music and the diminishing nature of small towns.



#30 71Cath

Posted 06 December 2011 - 08:43 AM

I just finished the "Succubus" seried by Richelle Mead, and am now reading "In Bed With...".  It is basically several well known authors who change their names to a porn star (ie first pet's name and street name) and write raunchy short stories.

#31 To The Moon..

Posted 06 December 2011 - 02:32 PM

The Almost Moon by Alice Sebold, good and pacey, think I will end up enjoying it more than the Lovely Bones which I think is a bit overrated.

#32 Golfing widow

Posted 06 December 2011 - 02:37 PM

Anything by David Baldacci or Michael Connelly (The Lincoln Lawyer)

#33 Faradaye

Posted 06 December 2011 - 02:42 PM

Almost finished A Game of Thrones, book one in the A Song of Ice and Fire series.

Wonderful fantasy story.  There is so much mediocre fantasy out there, it is so great to get on to something excellent.

#34 Ianthe

Posted 06 December 2011 - 02:45 PM

Just read These Is My Words by Nancy E Turner. It's written in journal style set in the 1880's in America. All very Little House On The Prairie but more violent. I enjoyed it.

Have finally started The Secret Life of Bees which I have been meaning to read for years.

#35 aria

Posted 07 December 2011 - 12:23 AM

I have just finished  With my Body, which I loved and also The Other Hand by Chris Cleave which was great. So was his other book Incendiary.

I have started Extremely Loud and Incdrediably Close by Jonathon Safron Foer, then it will be onto A Visit from the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan.

#36 Babyjesse

Posted 10 December 2011 - 09:06 PM

The Kashmir Shawl by Rosie Thomas
Caleb's Crossing by Geraldine Brooks.

Both were fantastic, but the Kashmir Shawl I particularly loved - so colourful and beautiful.

#37 rubyruu

Posted 13 December 2011 - 09:10 PM


I finished reading One Day by David Nicholls and I just loved this book. I loved the characters and parts of the book, one part in particular I had to reread a couple of times as I didn't believe it had happened. The movie should be out soon so I am looking forward to seeing that.

I also finished reading today Matilda is Missing by Caroline Overington. I also enjoyed this book and it kept me interested but it was not as good as I thought it would be.



#38 Guest_Rella21and16_*

Posted 13 December 2011 - 09:25 PM

Shantaram: a novel. Gregory David Roberts A gift from my sister-in-law who has travelled India and adores the people and the country. Originally published 2003

#39 Pull Up A Beanbag

Posted 13 December 2011 - 09:39 PM

I just finished reading "Shaman's Crossing" by Robin Hobb.   Felt quite different in tone to her othr books, but excellent.  HAve d/l the next book off ibooks to read tomorrow!  Also going to the library to get the latest GRRMartin book, and after that I'm going to be at a bit of a loss.  MIght try and get a few from the library to cover the week long stay at my parents ninja.gif

#40 Molondy

Posted 15 December 2011 - 07:16 PM

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I just finished reading "Shaman's Crossing" by Robin Hobb. Felt quite different in tone to her othr books, but excellent
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Oh goodness I just couldn't warm to this book. I read this and the second one but stalled at the third.

I'm reading The Magicians by Lev Grossman - excellent "urban fantasy" - kind of Harry Potter for grown ups.

#41 71Cath

Posted 19 December 2011 - 02:48 PM

Finally got my hands on a copy of "Explosive Eighteen", can't wait to see if it is up to the usual standard. And on the movie front, I thought "One for the Money" was being released at the cinema on 1 January, but now it seems it will be March before it comes out.

#42 More than a Mother

Posted 19 December 2011 - 02:56 PM

We need to talk about Kevin. Took a while to get used to the style, but I'm pretty engrossed now.

It's leaving me feeling a little empty that he really has no redeeming qualities, and it's hard to imagine that anyone could really be that consistently evil.

#43 Becca1605

Posted 19 December 2011 - 02:56 PM

QUOTE (71Cath @ 19/12/2011, 02:48 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Finally got my hands on a copy of "Explosive Eighteen", can't wait to see if it is up to the usual standard. And on the movie front, I thought "One for the Money" was being released at the cinema on 1 January, but now it seems it will be March before it comes out.

I read this a few weeks ago - I thought it was okay, but glad I didn't pay for it (borrowed from the library).



I'm currently reading One Day by David Nicholls and Lord and Lady Spy by Shana Galen.  I'm enjoying both of them.

#44 Roadie

Posted 19 December 2011 - 03:06 PM

Rabbit at Rest by John Updike, the fourth and last of the series.

#45 71Cath

Posted 19 December 2011 - 03:13 PM

QUOTE (Becca1605 @ 19/12/2011, 03:56 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I read this a few weeks ago - I thought it was okay, but glad I didn't pay for it (borrowed from the library).

I borrowed it from a friend, as I don't want to start buying them now, I would have to buy the whole set  tongue.gif  blush.gif cause thats how I roll

#46 raven74

Posted 19 December 2011 - 03:16 PM

Newsflesh trilogy, Mira Grant - only the first two, Feed and Deadline are out, Blackout to be released in May 2012.
It's my second bash at these.  I re-read a lot.  I LOVE these books; it challenges the morality of mankind. I must say though the sibling relationship between the lead characters is slightly ick and unhealthy.
Zombies, journalism, post-zombie apocolypse, zombie deer ...  Really cracking read.  Would make some great movies if done properly.

#47 *LiMa*

Posted 21 December 2011 - 11:44 AM

I read Explosive Eighteen the other night when I was laid up in Accident and Emergency (it was quite a long wait wink.gif ) and thankfully it was better than 17, but still not as good as the early ones.

#48 Ianthe

Posted 21 December 2011 - 09:02 PM

I have been reading a lot of light fiction

Lost Dogs and Lonely Hearts by Lucy Dillon
When I Found You by Catherine Ryan Hyde (she wrote Pay it Forward)
True to Form by Elizabeth Berg (love her books)
Juliet Naked by Nick Hornby


#49 71Cath

Posted 23 December 2011 - 07:47 AM

I am now reading "Cooking the Books" which is number 6 in the Corrina Chapman mystery series.  Really enjoying it.

#50 Ianthe

Posted 23 December 2011 - 11:32 AM

I am reading To The Moon and Back by Jill Mansell




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