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What are you reading right now?

Discussion in 'Book club' started by lanokia, Oct 18, 2015.

  1. minnie me

    minnie me Star commenter

    I have laughed uncontrollably out loud reading this book . I think it is something you can dip into very successfully.
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  2. minnie me

    minnie me Star commenter

    Attica Locke ' Heaven My Home ' - disappointing. Have enjoyed and rated her work to date.
  3. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

    Antisemitism: Here and Now by Deborah Lipstadt.

    Very interesting collation of incidents, thoughts and concerns. Interesting the range of possible antisemitic actions.
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  4. rouxx

    rouxx Lead commenter

    Girl, Woman other by Bernadine Evaristo...its great
  5. br0wnsugar

    br0wnsugar Occasional commenter

    Half of a Yellow Sun - Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
    Last edited: Feb 7, 2020
  6. minnie me

    minnie me Star commenter

    Have this on my list . Enjoyed her 'Mr Loverman'
  7. rouxx

    rouxx Lead commenter

    I read Blonde Roots and thought it was good. This one is superb. Move it up to the top of your list.
  8. BertieBassett2

    BertieBassett2 Star commenter

    I'm reading Music and Silence by Rose Tremain - an author I have only recently discovered. I enjoy the historical detail in her work. I have not long finished The Colour and I wasn't aware that there was a gold rush in New Zealand.
  9. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

    Wake by Elizabeth Knox.

    A survival/horror thriller set in New Zealand.
  10. lynneseptember

    lynneseptember Senior commenter

    I'm reading American Dirt by Jeanine Cummings. It's about migrants fleeing cartels and violence in South America by heading for the USA. Finding it a compulsive read.
  11. HistoryEducator

    HistoryEducator Occasional commenter

    I bought the book but I have tidied it away somewhere!
  12. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

    It's worth finding.
  13. Jamvic

    Jamvic Star commenter

    I’m almost at the end of...

    The New Silk Roads: The Present and Future of the World

    Follow up to the fantastic 2015 book: The Silk Roads: A New History of the World

    Author: Peter Frankopan

    Can highly recommend both if there is anyone who hasn’t yet read them.
  14. Lidnod

    Lidnod Lead commenter

    Fierce Bad Rabbits by Clare Pollard: The Tales Behind Children’s Picture. Books. I struggled at first with seeing the biographical element as irrelevant but, in the end, appreciated that I had got to know the author and her family, and deepened my understanding of many well loved books. (Stickman, in particular, is enriched, and even more poignant to me now.) I enjoyed Fierce Bad Rabbits so much I gave a copy to my daughter, who is doing a fine job sharing picture books with her little boy, currently one and a half.
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  15. asnac

    asnac Established commenter

    Currently re-reading (3rd time?) all the Hornblower novels by CS Forester, this time in chronological order rather than publication order. Now nearing the end of A Ship of the Line.

    Also reading King Lear, which I've never actually seen.

    Recent reads:
    The Wych Elm (US: The Witch Elm) by Tara French. A very observant writer with creative and original turns of phrase; a good thriller/mystery set in modern Dublin.
    The Woman in the Window by AJ Finn. Well-written and intelligent, same genre as above, keeps the surprises coming.
    The Secrets you Hide by Kate Helm. Mined from the same seam as The Girl on the Train etc. but not as good; didn't finish.
    The Story of the Treasure Seekers by E. Nesbit. Reading this as an adult, you pick up on the sad back-story of the father's insolvency and see how the mother's death - almost never actually mentioned - continues to loom over the children - all would be missed by the audience at whom it was targeted.
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  16. Lidnod

    Lidnod Lead commenter

    I loved the Nesbitt books as a child, read some to my daughter when she was young and came back to them as an adult when I got a kindle. I tried one of her books for adults but didn’t make it through. Maybe I should try again now...
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  17. CaptainTuttle

    CaptainTuttle New commenter

    Currently rereading The Chronicles of St. May's series by Jodi Taylor. I'm up to book 8 And the Rest is History. Not at all helpful when working from home as I just want to curl up with a cup of tea and disappear into the time travelling chaos of the disaster magnets of St.Mary's... oh well, work first, read after.
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  18. ACOYEAR8

    ACOYEAR8 Star commenter

    Chronicles of ST M are amazing. Gotta get 'em all. Reading Tintin and the Secret of Literature
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  19. Lidnod

    Lidnod Lead commenter

    I will have to try the Chronicles! Love Jasper Fford.

    Currently reading, The Laughing Baby: The extraordinary science behind what makes babies happy. Easy to read, full of insights, by developmental psychologist, Caspar Addyman.
  20. asnac

    asnac Established commenter

    Of Human Bondage by W. Somerset Maugham
    Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (currently - I'm going through the whole series)

    Both on Kindle - each time I finish a chapter of one, I skip back to the other.

    Both for the third or fourth times.
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