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    Quote Originally Posted by Jensha View Post
    What does everyone feel about long books?

    I enjoy them if they're fast paced and page turners. But usually prefer books I can finish in 2-3 days (400ish pages)
    I like long books as long as the story is engaging. The Game of Thrones books were all long but the detail and intertwined storylines made them so worth reading. Equally the new fantasy series that I'm reading (The Wheel of Time) are long but there's so much going on they're hard to put down. Even Atlas Shrugged (1,000+ pages) was great for the characters and their philosophy.

    I certainly don't shy away from a book because it's long. If it sounds like something I'll enjoy then I'm happy to commit to it.

    In all honesty it's usually the short books that are just fluff which I can sometimes struggle to finish.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crankyoldcow View Post
    For everyone who has read "The Husband's Secret" - did you like it? I'd heard a lot of good things about it and read it over Christmas. I found it didn't live up to the hype. I found it too predictable and it was fluffier than I thought it would be. For some reason I thought it was a thriller.
    I liked it. But you're right, it is quite fluffy. But if I think about it I'd been reading a lot of non-fiction prior to that and it was my first fiction for awhile. I do think the characters and storyline could have ben further developed than they were.
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    Quote Originally Posted by crankyoldcow View Post
    Finished book number two today:

    Jan 2015
    The Job - Janet Evanovich / Lee Goldberg
    Top Secret Twenty One - Janet Evanovich

    About to start Twisted - Lynda La Plante

    I'm going to order some Jo Nesbo, Kathy Reichs and Robert Galbraith (JK Rowling) from the library.

    For everyone who has read "The Husband's Secret" - did you like it? I'd heard a lot of good things about it and read it over Christmas. I found it didn't live up to the hype. I found it too predictable and it was fluffier than I thought it would be. For some reason I thought it was a thriller.
    I stopped reading after the 'reveal'. Exactly as you say, fluffy and predictable. I hadn't heard anything about it before picking it up but I also assumed it would be more of a thriller. Reading the start of it I thought 'surely the obvious is a red herring' but nope.

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    What a great idea - I'm going to start keeping a list of books too! I love reading, just find it hard to find books that really keep my interest.

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    1. The Eye of the World by Robert Jordan
    2. The Narrow Road to the Deep North by Richard Flanagan

    January 2015
    3. Husband and Wife by Leah Stewart

    Now onto Tinker, Tailor, Soldier Spy by John Le Carre

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    I'm halfway through The eye of Zoltar by Jasper Fforde now. It's more of a young adult series, but I've enjoyed all of his books and these ones are quite fun and a bit of a 'no thinking' read

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    Just finished 'we were liars' by E. Lockhart. So, so good! And currently $5 as an iBook. Go get it right now.

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    Jan 2015

    1. Die Again - Tess Gerritsen
    2. Jason - Laurell K Hamilton
    3. Broken Dolls - Kitty Thomas
    4. The Husband's Secret - Liane Moriaty
    5. Daughter of Smoke and Bone - Laini Taylor

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    6. Beautiful Creatures - Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cheerilee View Post
    Jan 2015

    1. Die Again - Tess Gerritsen
    2. Jason - Laurell K Hamilton
    3. Broken Dolls - Kitty Thomas
    4. The Husband's Secret - Liane Moriaty
    5. Daughter of Smoke and Bone - Laini Taylor

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    5. Stranded - Alex Kava
    6. Beautiful Creatures - Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl
    Did you like daughter of smoke and bone? I've heard people love it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by FearlessLeader View Post
    Just finished 'we were liars' by E. Lockhart. So, so good! And currently $5 as an iBook. Go get it right now.
    ooooh thanks that's in my tbr list :-)


 

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