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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28-09-2012 06:31 #1
I need some holiday reads - any suggestions please?
28-09-2012 07:07 #2Senior Member
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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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28-09-2012 07:14 #3
I'm coming in to sub...i'm going to be on the lookout too!
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28-09-2012 07:48 #4
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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28-09-2012 07:54 #5-
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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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28-09-2012 09:27 #6
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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28-09-2012 10:36 #7
I'm a big fan of Phillipa Gregorys Tudor Court Series. Great holiday reading!!
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28-09-2012 11:51 #8
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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28-09-2012 12:13 #9
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
28-09-2012 12:17 #10
Im just about finished reading The Poet by Michael Connelly
Its a great read.
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