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#1 Jane Doe

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Posted 06 January 2014 - 04:04 PM

I'm embarrassed to admit I haven't read a book in over 2 years. With my return to work looming, I would like to 'switch my brain on' again and start reading.

What have you read lately that's been really awesome? Or your all time favourite 'must-read'? I'm not a fan of sci-fi or fantasy, so Harry Potter and LOTR and the like are out, but open to almost everything else.

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Posted 06 January 2014 - 05:02 PM

Harry Potter is not AT ALL in the same category as LOTR!

I thought I'd never in a million years read HP, couldn't think of anything worse. Then a friend finally talked me into at least trying and I was hooked by about page 5 of the first book! Looooved it!

I'm currently making my way through the Stephanie Plum series by Janet Evanovich. The first book, One For The Money, was made into a movie with Katherine Heigl. I'm up to the 7th book now and still loving it. I literally laugh out loud reading it (which often annoys my husband as I only read at night in bed these days)
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Posted 06 January 2014 - 05:14 PM

What are your favourite books? That might help suggest something that would be similar. Are you after something light and easy to read or something with a bit more depth?

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Posted 06 January 2014 - 05:54 PM

LSP,I just cannot come at HP at all. Maybe when Ivy is old enough to read it I will read it with her. I'll look into the Stephanie Plum series.

Melissa, I'm really open to anything, but at this point I suppose something light would be best to ease into things. I'm quite interested in venturing into books about feminism, but maybe should get some fluffy stuff under my belt first.
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Posted 06 January 2014 - 06:52 PM

I couldn't get into the Stephanie Plum series but they are very popular.

Some books I've read lately and enjoyed (I've managed to read them while being back in full time work for the first time in six years - so they're all lighter reads but not complete 'fluff'):

The Rosie Project (Graema Simsion) https://www.goodread...e-rosie-project

The Forgotten Garden (Kate Morton)
https://www.goodread...orgotten-garden

Life after Life (Kate Atkinson)
https://www.goodread...life-after-life

The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared (Jonasson, Jonas)
https://www.goodread...and-disappeared

Memoirs of an imaginary friend (Matthew Dicks)

The light between oceans (M.L Stedman)

A week in winter (Maeve Binchy)

What alice forgot (Liane Moriarty)

Me before you - Jojo Moyes



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Posted 06 January 2014 - 08:49 PM

Try something by Kerry Greenwood - either her Phryne Fisher series, or the Corinna Chapman series.
Both series are cosy mysteries set in Melbourne, but Phryne Fisher is 1920s, while Corinna is modern.
Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries (TV series on ABC) is based on the Phryne Fisher books. The first one is Cocaine Blues.
The first Corinna Chapman is Earthly Pleasures - I think this is the better series but many people love Phryne
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