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Feb 26, 2018 06:01:21   #
sdftrace
 
We have spent the last 15 or so months discussing and recommending many books and authors. These comments are being left open for members to read and if you go to Page 98 you will find all the authors and the page numbers where the comments can be seen.

A big thank you everyone - there have been some fantastic discussions.

Many thanks.
Kind regards
sdftrace
 
Mar 3, 2018 13:22:28   #
wittystitches
 
Thank you Sandra. This is such an enjoyable forum. I can't tell you how many books I wouldn't have read if not for the recommendations here.

For those who enjoy the mystery genre, consider the Agatha Christie-like The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware, although I think her The Lying Game is even better.

I've returned to Peter May with Runaway, quite different for him but I liked it. Has anyone else read this one?

I'm finally getting around to reading A Man Called Ove, and also picked up The Deal of a Lifetime also by Fredrik Backman. A very slim volume, it's no more than a short story, but packs quite an emotional punch.

My next read is The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon, looks very intriguing.
Mar 3, 2018 14:27:22   #
valmac
 
wittystitches wrote:
Thank you Sandra. This is such an enjoyable forum. I can't tell you how many books I wouldn't have read if not for the recommendations here.

For those who enjoy the mystery genre, consider the Agatha Christie-like The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware, although I think her The Lying Game is even better.

I've returned to Peter May with Runaway, quite different for him but I liked it. Has anyone else read this one?

I'm finally getting around to reading A Man Called Ove, and also picked up The Deal of a Lifetime also by Fredrik Backman. A very slim volume, it's no more than a short story, but packs quite an emotional punch.

My next read is The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon, looks very intriguing.
Thank you Sandra. This is such an enjoyable forum... (show quote)


Hi Witty, how's the leg? I liked Runaway in spite of feeling it was a bit far fetched. I have Entry Island by Peter May on my coffee table but need to finish a knitting project before I start it - know I won't be able to put it down! I know you'll enjoy Ove and I will look for Ruth Ware next time I'm @ the library. We are up to our backsides in snow so not conducive to going out, however the snowfall warning has now been lifted - new record for the date has been set!
Take care, Val x
Mar 3, 2018 18:21:45   #
wittystitches
 
valmac wrote:
Hi Witty, how's the leg? I liked Runaway in spite of feeling it was a bit far fetched. I have Entry Island by Peter May on my coffee table but need to finish a knitting project before I start it - know I won't be able to put it down! I know you'll enjoy Ove and I will look for Ruth Ware next time I'm @ the library. We are up to our backsides in snow so not conducive to going out, however the snowfall warning has now been lifted - new record for the date has been set!
Take care, Val x


Hi Val, it's making progress, thank you, but it's so slow...I threw caution to the wind last Sunday so we could attend a hockey game. It was worth it as I'm thoroughly bored with this PT routine. Tomorrow we're going to a friend's annual Academy Awards party. As costumes are mandatory, I'm working on those. It's becoming quite competitive as he gives out "Oscars" in several categories.

I liked Runaway, the characters in particular, but you're right, it did stretch belief a bit. I haven't read Entry Island yet but it's on the never-ending list. Ruth Ware is very good, her first was In a Dark, Dark Wood but I seem to be reading the 3 books backwards. Have you read any Minette Walters?

The photos you and Sally posted were beautiful, frigid, but beautiful. Thanks for a glimpse into your little corners of the world.
Mar 4, 2018 17:46:00   #
smasha12 (a regular here)
 
I'm reading Naomi Klein's No is not Enough. If you are pro-Trump, please don't note the title. I think you can read this as a warning about what is going on in our world. This book is a much easier read than This Changes Everything, about climate change, much less dense. She looks at how the wealthy, obscenely wealthy, are privatizing our world for thei own profit and most definitely not for ours.

Than I have a Peter May waiting as a reward. The Firemaker. I think it's the first of his China mysteries.
Mar 5, 2018 05:59:01   #
sdftrace
 
Thank you everyone for your new posts - I've already added the authors to our Authors' List re R & D #3.

Yesterday I came across the top ten Fiction hardbacks and paperbacks listed in one of our newspapers.
Many of the authors have been recommended here on Book Club, some I'd only ever heard of through Book Club and enjoyed their books. So thank you to everyone.
I'm looking forward to hearing more about what members are reading.
regards
Sandra
 
Mar 6, 2018 10:12:14   #
flyty1n (a regular here)
 
Hoping to join the book club. Currently will be reading Poison by Lescroart..have it on hold at the library, but so far the person currently reading it has not brought it back on time. A Man Called Ove has been a favorite of mine and of my two sisters. It takes about 3 chapters to get into it, but well worth the read. Not a mystery, but a fun read.
Mar 6, 2018 10:42:15   #
sdftrace
 
flyty1n wrote:
Hoping to join the book club. Currently will be reading Poison by Lescroart..have it on hold at the library, but so far the person currently reading it has not brought it back on time. A Man Called Ove has been a favorite of mine and of my two sisters. It takes about 3 chapters to get into it, but well worth the read. Not a mystery, but a fun read.


Thank you flyty1in and welcome to Book Club.
Also, thank you for your comments. I'm sure others will be posting soon.
kind regards, Sandra
Mar 6, 2018 10:42:58   #
beanscene (a regular here)
 
wittystitches wrote:
Thank you Sandra. This is such an enjoyable forum. I can't tell you how many books I wouldn't have read if not for the recommendations here.

For those who enjoy the mystery genre, consider the Agatha Christie-like The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware, although I think her The Lying Game is even better.

I've returned to Peter May with Runaway, quite different for him but I liked it. Has anyone else read this one?

I'm finally getting around to reading A Man Called Ove, and also picked up The Deal of a Lifetime also by Fredrik Backman. A very slim volume, it's no more than a short story, but packs quite an emotional punch.

My next read is The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon, looks very intriguing.
Thank you Sandra. This is such an enjoyable forum... (show quote)



Yup, I’ve read Runaway. Not his best by far but quite fun - if you just suspend all belief and take it as it is!

Will deffo be looking out for more by Ruth Ware thanks to your recommendation of The Lying Game. I loved Ove and missed him so much once I’d finished! Hope you enjoy it and if you do, read Brit Marie Was Here too.

Sorry you’re not fully back on your feet yet. So boring for you. At least Spring is in the air, well nearly, which will make us all feel better.
Mar 6, 2018 10:44:59   #
beanscene (a regular here)
 
smasha12 wrote:
I'm reading Naomi Klein's No is not Enough. If you are pro-Trump, please don't note the title. I think you can read this as a warning about what is going on in our world. This book is a much easier read than This Changes Everything, about climate change, much less dense. She looks at how the wealthy, obscenely wealthy, are privatizing our world for thei own profit and most definitely not for ours.

Than I have a Peter May waiting as a reward. The Firemaker. I think it's the first of his China mysteries.
I'm reading Naomi Klein's No is not Enough. If yo... (show quote)


I’m a big fan of Peter May but haven’t yet broached his China series so will look forward to hearing what you think of it.

I’m currently reading REVELATION which is the 4th in the Shardlake crime series by C J Sansom. Beautifully written crime stories set in Henry VIII’s reign. Cracking reads if you like history and crime!
Mar 6, 2018 10:45:43   #
sdftrace
 
Copying here from beanscene.... "I’ve just started the 4th book in the Master Shardlake series by CJ Sansom. Set in London during Henry VIII’s reign. The king has his eye on his 6 wife and the Londoners are complaining about still having snow in March! Obviously us Brits have been moaning about our weather for hundreds of years!! Great reads if you enjoy crime stories set in medieval times."
 
Mar 6, 2018 10:54:44   #
beanscene (a regular here)
 
flyty1n wrote:
Hoping to join the book club. Currently will be reading Poison by Lescroart..have it on hold at the library, but so far the person currently reading it has not brought it back on time. A Man Called Ove has been a favorite of mine and of my two sisters. It takes about 3 chapters to get into it, but well worth the read. Not a mystery, but a fun read.


Welcome from a not so cold South London. I haven’t read POISON but you will get some good recommendations here for sure - an eclectic range of tastes and genres!

If you loved Ove I can recommend BRIT MARIE WAS HERE by the same author. I also much enjoyed MY GRANDMOTHER SENDS HER REGARDS AND APOLOGIES also by Backman.
Mar 6, 2018 11:59:02   #
impatient knitter (a regular here)
 
I'm so glad I found this site! I'm subscribed to the Book Discussion" section, but never seem to see any posts. Now I've learned that if I comment on THIS page, I'll get future posts. YIPEEEE !!!!

...gloria
Mar 6, 2018 12:07:25   #
beanscene (a regular here)
 
impatient knitter wrote:
I'm so glad I found this site! I'm subscribed to the Book Discussion" section, but never seem to see any posts. Now I've learned that if I comment on THIS page, I'll get future posts. YIPEEEE !!!!

...gloria


Yay! You’ve made it - welcome! Favourite book......??
Mar 6, 2018 12:07:44   #
flyty1n (a regular here)
 
beanscene wrote:
Welcome from a not so cold South London. I haven’t read POISON but you will get some good recommendations here for sure - an eclectic range of tastes and genres!

If you loved Ove I can recommend BRIT MARIE WAS HERE by the same author. I also much enjoyed MY GRANDMOTHER SENDS HER REGARDS AND APOLOGIES also by Backman.


Taking your advice and ordered Brit Marie was here. Thanks.
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