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    Default I need some holiday reads - any suggestions please?

    We are off on a holiday shortly and as there will be no shopping, no Internet () or other diversions, other than a warm ocean, sun lounges and lots of sand, I am in need of some good holiday reads!

    Any suggestions welcome!
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    My three favourite books are 1984, The Day of the Triffids and Madame Bovary.

    I also like zombie books. The Remaining and Area 187 are two of my current favourites.

    I also like true crime. Blood Stain is good, its about Katherine Knight. And although not strictly a crime book but still a true story, Bloodlust is great. Its about a convict, Alexander Pearce who escaped with some other convicts and things got a bit gross and cannibal.

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    I'm coming in to sub...i'm going to be on the lookout too!

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    Some of my favourites:


    Middlesex - Jeffery Euginedes

    The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay - Michael Chabon

    The Book Thief - Marcus Zusak

    And lots of classics like The Colour Purple, Wuthering Heights, TO Kill a Mockingbird.

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    Alrighty.....

    My Sister's Keeeper - Jodi Picoult
    The Girl in Times Square - Paulinna Simons
    Where Rainbows End - Cecilia Ahearn
    Things I Want My Daughter to Know - Elizabeth Noble
    Daughter of Fortune - Isabel Allende
    American Wife - Curtis Sittenfeld
    Three Wishes - Liane Moriarty
    Those Faraday Girls - Monica McInerney
    Bitter Chocolate - Lesley Lokko
    Doctors - Erich Segal


    These are all books that have been passed through me, my mum, my grandmas, aunts, cousins, friends after someone said 'damn that was good' and then so did the rest of us.....

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    Have you read The Hunger Games books? Kids books technically but they're so good - a surprisingly dark theme and handled so well. Really easy to read but they're fantastic.

    The book I recommend most often is The Book Thief by Markus Zusak. One of the most moving books I've ever read. (Good recommendation, GreenMama!!)

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    I'm a big fan of Phillipa Gregorys Tudor Court Series. Great holiday reading!!

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    I just bought the latest Tara Moss book. She's so darn good!
    And I'm also currently reading Patricia Cornwell's books over as well as te first one of Kathy Reichs (again)
    But I love crime books

    Virginia Andrews books are also a good read and yep the Hunger Games books as well

    If you're into a bit more sci fi-y then Traci Harding is awesome!

    Tamora Pearce is a great writer, hers are fantasy kinda books. Her books are marketed as 'young adult' but I'm not sure I would let an early teen read them (depending on maturity levels of course)

    I have 100's of books at home, can't remember anymore lol

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    I just finished mr chens emporium and it was pretty good
    The call the midwife series is excellent
    And JK Rowlings new book just came out - I have a hot date with it tonight, so ill give you a review when I'm done
    Enjoy your holiday

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    Im just about finished reading The Poet by Michael Connelly
    Its a great read.


 

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