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What are you reading at the moment?

Discussion in 'Book club' started by BadBunny, Apr 1, 2008.

  1. Underachiever

    Underachiever New commenter

    Neither the book nor the series are for me. Some readers/viewers out there must like it but I gave up and had an early night.
     
  2. minnie me

    minnie me Star commenter

    Everything I Never Told You - Celeste Ng . Stunning début novel .
     
  3. minnie me

    minnie me Star commenter

    Philip Kerr - The Lady from Zagreb - not vintage Kerr but a class act nevertheless
     
  4. Underachiever

    Underachiever New commenter

    The House of Mr Biswas by V. S. Naipaul. It's quite dense and reminds me of a Dickens novel. I was reluctant to make a start on it in term time, but now I'm hooked.
     
  5. InkyP

    InkyP Star commenter

    Mr Loverman by Bernadine Evaristo - about an elderly, unhappily married West Indian man who has had a secret gay lover since his teens. Recommend highly.

    Harbour Street by Anne Cleeve - this author is always very readable, a page turner.
     
  6. minnie me

    minnie me Star commenter

    Mr Loverman has been on my list for ages . Glad you rated it .
     
  7. minnie me

    minnie me Star commenter

    Walking Away - Simon Armitage (and listened to extracts on Book of the Week on Radio 4 - he is reading ) . It is so, so, good .... I don't want it to end. (Mind you loved Walking Home too)
     
  8. armandine2

    armandine2 Established commenter

    Michael Gardiner - Escalator

    very short stories
     
  9. minnie me

    minnie me Star commenter

    Michael Arditti - 'Widows and Orphans ' - not finished it but a thoroughly enjoyable read so far.
     
  10. InkyP

    InkyP Star commenter

    The Many Conditions of Love by Farahad Zama. A good story with several threads set around a marriage bureau in India.
     
  11. armandine2

    armandine2 Established commenter

    MR. COLLINS was not a sensible man, and the deficiency of nature had been but little assisted by education or society; the greatest part of his life having been spent under the guidance of an illiterate and miserly father; and though he belonged to one of the universities, he had merely kept the necessary terms, without forming at it any useful acquaintance.

    I came across quotable page from P & P (in 1001 Books to Read) yesterday, asking me what I am not getting out of Education and Society.
     
  12. princess77

    princess77 New commenter

    I recently read I Let You Go by Claire Mackintosh. I thought it was brilliant and I gasped out loud at the end of part 1.

    Books for the remainder of the summer break include: The Buried Giant (Kazuo Ishiguro), A God in Ruins (Kate Atkinson) and The Sunrise (Victoria Hislop).
     
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  13. minnie me

    minnie me Star commenter

    Must say that I thought that ' I Let You Go ' was dreadful. Loved the early Kate Atkinson stuff but struggled with more recent material. Only read The Island ( ? ) by Victoria Hislop and thought it was poor. Just finished ' The Year of the Runaways ' - I usually steer clear of Man Booker nominations ( long listed ) but I thought this was superb.
     
  14. TheoGriff

    TheoGriff Star commenter

    I have much enjoyed A suitable boy so shall look out for this one! Thanks for this.

    Best wishes

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    Meet Theo on line on the TES JobSeekers Forum, where she answers jobseeking and careers queries regularly each week.
     
  15. InkyP

    InkyP Star commenter

    It's not quite in the same league as A Suitable Boy, Theo.
     
  16. TheoGriff

    TheoGriff Star commenter

    Yes, I've bow read the blurb on Amazon! But same environment which is pleasingly exotic for me. :)

    Best wishes

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    Meet Theo on line on the TES JobSeekers Forum, where she answers jobseeking and careers queries regularly each week.
     
  17. Flere-Imsaho

    Flere-Imsaho Star commenter

    I'm on a bit of a Joe Abercrombie binge atm. Looking for similar recommendations?
     
  18. TheoGriff

    TheoGriff Star commenter

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    I'm loving this, an excellent read.



    Best wishes

    ___________________________________________________

    Meet Theo on line on the TES JobSeekers Forum, where she answers jobseeking and careers queries regularly each week.
     
  19. minnie me

    minnie me Star commenter

    I suspect I am the only person in the world who thought the TGOTT was completely overated, repetitive and melodramatic !
     
  20. TheoGriff

    TheoGriff Star commenter

    No, Minnie, my sister heartily agrees with you!

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    Best wishes

    ___________________________________________________

    Meet Theo on line on the TES JobSeekers Forum, where she answers jobseeking and careers queries regularly each week.
     

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