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Need something to read!

Discussion in 'Book club' started by ladyzelda, Mar 3, 2017.

  1. ladyzelda

    ladyzelda New commenter

    I have just had surgery and I am signed off work for about a month. I really need some suggestions of new books to try. I love Ann Tyler, Barbara Kingsolver, 'Girl on a Train', Doris Lessing.

    My head is still a bit foggy, so I don't want anything too challenging but I can't read badly written books!

    Thanks for all your suggestions.
  2. minnie me

    minnie me Star commenter

    Philip Kerr, Anthony Horowitz, Sarah Waters, Sunjeev Sahota, Sarah Dunant , Charles Cummings , Antonia Hodgeson , Val McDermid - rarely disappoint I find. Stuart MacBride and Mark Billingham for a bit of entertaining ( crime / thriller / detective ) reading. Not sure if I am being helpful here because I hated TGOTT - have only read AnnTyler ( A Spool of Blue Thread ) which I rated. (Too many very, very, poor 'psychological thrillers with a twist' being published which equate to GCSE in terms of quality imho.)
  3. ladyzelda

    ladyzelda New commenter

    That's brilliant - thank you. That will keep me quiet for a while! I really appreciate your suggestions.
  4. cosmosinfrance

    cosmosinfrance Star commenter

    Anita Shreve - Fortune's Rocks is my favourite
    Margaret Atwood - any
    Sue Miller - any
    Nicci French for a well written thriller. They're all good
    Susan Hill's Simon Serrailer series
    Ann Cleeves - The 'Vera' series and the 'Shetland' series are well written and engrossing.

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