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    Quirkology by Prof Richard Wiseman
    The Dinner by Herman Koch

    February:

    Afterwards by Rosamund Lupton
    Harvesting the Heart by Jodi Picoult

    March:

    Stranded by Emily Barr
    The Storyteller by Jodi Picoult

    April:

    The Mystery of Mercy Close by Marian Keyes
    Making History by Stephen Fry

    May:

    The Fry Chronicles by Stephen Fry
    The Winner Stands Alone by Paolo Coelho
    Mao's Last Dancer by Li Cunxing

    June:

    Hold Tight by Harlan Coben
    Just One Look by Harlan Coben
    Minding Frankie by Maeve Binchy

    Now reading Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky and So Much for That by Lionel Shriver.



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    Water for Elephants - Sara Gruen (America in the 30's, follows a travelling circus, enjoyed it) ***
    James Herriot - Every Living Thing (very funny, English vet in the 30's - 50's) ***
    Meg Gardiner - The nightmare thief (ok thriller) **
    Kathryn Stockett - The Help (American, white women and their coloured housekeepers, seems pretty good so far)


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    Looking for Alaska- John Green
    1-2-3 magic- Thomas Phelan

    FEB
    What happened to goodbye- Sarah Dessen
    The Mothers' Group- Fiona Higgins
    Home- Toni Morrison

    MAR
    The other side of the story- Marian Keyes
    The Boy who fell to earth- Kathy Lette
    The testament of Mary- Colm Toibin

    APR
    The Help- Kathryn Stockett
    The art of meditation- Matthieu Ricard
    This is how you lose her- Junot Diaz
    Safe Sleep Space- Helen Stevens

    MAY

    Addition- Toni Jordan
    The Diviners- Libba Bray
    Who could that be at this hour- Lemony Snickett
    Dead Ever After- Charlaine Harris.

    JUNE
    The Amber Amulet- Chris Silvey
    The Essence of the Thing- Madeleine St John
    Exposure- Mal Peet

    JULY
    Just Between Us- Various
    The Rosie Project- Graeme Simsion
    Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone- JK Rowling


    Oops, forgot to do June. Amber Amulet is a kid's book and was so so. I expected more after Jasper Jones, which I adored. The Essence of the Thing was not nearly as good as The Women in Black, the other novel of hers I've read. Exposure I really enjoyed- a modern take on Othello about a superstar recruit football player in South America. It's one of a series of books about a sports writer, another called Keeper is also fantastic. Just Between Us is a compilation of short stories about female friendships- one of my friends is one of the authors. Some are wonderful, others just ok. To be expected. The Rosie Project was ok, but I've had enough of quirky characters finding love. Harry Potter, classic. I'm going to re-read the series.

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    January:

    All 3 Millennium trilogy by Stieg Larsson
    Quirkology by Prof Richard Wiseman
    The Dinner by Herman Koch

    February:

    Afterwards by Rosamund Lupton
    Harvesting the Heart by Jodi Picoult

    March:

    Stranded by Emily Barr
    The Storyteller by Jodi Picoult

    April:

    The Mystery of Mercy Close by Marian Keyes
    Making History by Stephen Fry

    May:

    The Fry Chronicles by Stephen Fry
    The Winner Stands Alone by Paolo Coelho
    Mao's Last Dancer by Li Cunxing

    June:

    Hold Tight by Harlan Coben
    Just One Look by Harlan Coben
    Minding Frankie by Maeve Binchy

    July:

    Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
    Caught by Harlan Coben

    Still not finished So Much for That by Lionel Shriver - I like it, but it's not engaging me, or making me desperate to know what happens next.

    Harlan Coben is just trashy 'easy' reading. They're crime books, which is a genre I normally don't like, but for some reason his writing style doesn't annoy me as much as that of most crime writers! With a 6 week old, they're very good for switching the brain off and not having to think/ be too awake...

    I loved Perks of Being a Wallflower. Very well written, and totally believable. Although it's about the characters and a kind of coming of age type novel rather than plot/ action driven, I still wanted to keep reading one more chapter. I haven't seen the film, but would be interested to see how they do it.

    I've just started Sister by Rosamund Lupton. (Sorry, Lionel Shriver... it may take me even longer to finish now...)

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    ​Hey, sorry to barge in but I saw the subject of this thread and couldn't resist as I love reading and I'm always after new titles.

    You should definitely stick with the Lionel Shriver. I read it a couple of years ago and while I agree it's not as instantly gripping as 'Kevin', it is worth finishing. I just found the plot so original and interesting, and the characters very well-drawn.

    I'm currently getting into Val McDermid (creator of the TV series 'Wire in the Blood'). Very grisly stories about serial killers and a psychologist who profiles them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tikigirl View Post
    ​Hey, sorry to barge in but I saw the subject of this thread and couldn't resist as I love reading and I'm always after new titles.

    You should definitely stick with the Lionel Shriver. I read it a couple of years ago and while I agree it's not as instantly gripping as 'Kevin', it is worth finishing. I just found the plot so original and interesting, and the characters very well-drawn.

    I'm currently getting into Val McDermid (creator of the TV series 'Wire in the Blood'). Very grisly stories about serial killers and a psychologist who profiles them.
    Ooohhh... I like the sound of the Val McDermid books. Thanks for crashing!

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    JAN
    Looking for Alaska- John Green
    1-2-3 magic- Thomas Phelan

    FEB
    What happened to goodbye- Sarah Dessen
    The Mothers' Group- Fiona Higgins
    Home- Toni Morrison

    MAR
    The other side of the story- Marian Keyes
    The Boy who fell to earth- Kathy Lette
    The testament of Mary- Colm Toibin

    APR
    The Help- Kathryn Stockett
    The art of meditation- Matthieu Ricard
    This is how you lose her- Junot Diaz
    Safe Sleep Space- Helen Stevens

    MAY

    Addition- Toni Jordan
    The Diviners- Libba Bray
    Who could that be at this hour- Lemony Snickett
    Dead Ever After- Charlaine Harris.

    JUNE
    The Amber Amulet- Chris Silvey
    The Essence of the Thing- Madeleine St John
    Exposure- Mal Peet

    JULY
    Just Between Us- Various
    The Rosie Project- Graeme Simsion
    Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone- JK Rowling

    AUGUST
    The Ocean at the end of the Lane- Neil Gaiman
    The Audacity of Hope- Barack Obama
    The Children of the King- Sonya Hartnett
    The Lover's Dictionary- David Levithan
    Harry Potter & the Chamber of Secrets- JK Rowling

    The Ocean at the End of the Lane was just incredible. Read it in one sitting (in the bath- it got pretty cold ) a wonderful, horrible, terrifying, thrilling fable. He is an amazing storyteller.
    The Children of the King was another stand out for August. Sonya Hartnett is another favourite author.
    I've already read some books for September but won't say too much about them until the end of the month. Currently reading another amazing book (will be finished before the end of the night I'm sure!) and I think I might read some gothic fiction next. Unsure what children's book I feel like reading this month (trying to keep my toes in the water for work while I'm on leave) anyone's kids raving about a particular book lately?


 

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