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Discussion in 'Book club' started by lanokia, Oct 18, 2015.
I've just finished Take Nothing With You by Patrick Gale. Absolutely wonderful.
I've just finished reading 'Bookworm - A Memoir of Childhood Reading' by Lucy Mangan - a lovely book that you can dip in and out of easily.
Birdcage Walk by Helen Dunmore, just getting into it. Just finished Undercliff by mark Brend ( married to my niece) It was a mystery and I like his plain unornamented style but he didn't answer all the questions he posed - at least, if he did, the answers were buried and I didn't spot them.
I love Patrick Gale - you've just reminded me how much @friedgreentomatoes . Note to self - put it on the kindle.
Just finished The World at War by Mark Arnold-Forster - the accompanying book to the landmark 1970s TV series. Excellent.
Now reading Stasiland by Anna Funder. Life in East Germany behind the Berlin Wall.
I LOVED Stasiland ! Also ‘ Travellers in the Third Reich by Julia Boyd - tremendous
The World @ War - v powerful and the televised version - superb music
Bitter Orange by Clare Fuller . Err I finished it but parts I hated and yet on the whole I felt it was accomplished - make sense ?
‘The Five ‘by Hallie Rubenfold . The lives of the women murdered by Jack the Ripper . Fabulous social history but heart stoppingly bleak . A truly tremendous read
Talking to myself emoji ' Curtain Call ' - Anthony Quinn. My book of the year to date . Superb.
I am about to start Diarmaid MacCulloch's biography of Thomas Cromwell.
I read "House of Leaves" by Mark Z Danielewski.
It was... very good... and not...
Had two narratives and one was fascinating... and the other was weak.
Michelle Obama - Becoming - much better than I expected ...
I was given this for Christmas and haven't got round to it yet - I will move it up the "to be read" pile!
Richard Roper ‘ Something to Live For ‘ - really enjoyed it. Bittersweet
I am still working through Thomas Cromwell. It's fascinating but very information heavy, so I can only manage twenty or so pages at a time before I find myself reading the same sentence five times. I am interleaving it with The Invisible Library by Genevieve Cogman, which is a very enjoyable light read.
Sweet Sorrow - abandoned it twice . Self indulgent and oh so so boring ....don’t believe the hype
@minnie me But the (BBC Sounds) by James Norton was so lovely ! I really enjoyed it. Not one of the literary greats but ….. Btw if anyone can tell me the track that introduced each episode I'd be grateful. I think it was Blur but couldn't remember which .
Now reading" I'm a joke and so are you" by Robin Ince. Deals with how a standups mind works but also covers mental health issues for all of us. I follow him on twitter so was interested to read one of his books. I like him.
@lindenlea - yes I recall laughing out loud at The Understudy and rated his other books but this is ( for me ) hard work !? I have read some reviews which mirror my experience but others which give 5 stars - each to his own I guess ?
I'm currently reading The Dry by Jane Harper - about a quarter of the way through. It's a bit slow, but interesting enough to keep me reading.
@BertieBassett2 I thought this was overrated ? Took her latest on holiday .My husband read it and told me not to bother so I left it for the island’s library ...