Holiday reading

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sandra

Holiday reading

I know I should catch up on books I have meant to read but just can't do it !
Read the reviews for holiday reading and my heart sinks. I need chick lit. when sitting on a beach or page turning thrillers.

Always take a Jilly Cooper that I haven't read for a while. Have yet to sink as low as Jackie Collins but think I may be getting there !!

So, what is your holiday reading ?

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JAMES

Holiday Reading.

Sandra, surely Jilly Cooper is just as low as Jackie Collins..........

I do agree with you though. At home, I like something that makes my mind work, when away, I just read holiday trash.

Peter James is good, and I've only recently read my first John Grisham so I've quite a few of those to work through. Nothing heavy.

Patricia Cornwell, as we discussed on another thread, used to be a great holiday read, until she decided to just write the same book each time, and I regularly re-read the Harry Potter ones!

Oh, and wherever I am, I can always re-read The Woman In White. Just love it!

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sandra

Jilly Cooper

Totally disagree re. Jackie Collins and Jilly.
Jilly is funny and understands her readers can cope with a paragraph of more than three sentences.

Have kept an Anita Shreve back - she can write, I know I will enjoy.

Thanks for the recommendations though, tend to buy books at the airport always seem to be more up to date somehow.

I read voraciously when away just wish I had the mind set to take real literature !!

Dislike Grisham - he seems to think using six words when one will do reflects well - not in my view - it annoys me.

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Liz from Cumbria

David Baldacci

Is one of my new favourite authors. My son introduced me to his books and I'm hooked - currently have his True Blue waiting for me when I've finished Her Perfect Symmetry (by the same author as The Time Traveller's Wife) can't spell the name without looking at it and the book is upstairs! Haven't read the Time Traveller's Wife, but Her Perfect... has me intrigued but annoyed in bits of it - too much detail in some instances.

Still trying to finish the Scarpetta Factor but keep falling asleep (it's confined to bed reading) at this rate, it will take me forever but I refuse to give up.

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foxylady

hol reading

Great To hear that James loves Woman in White, a great story and I've read it many times too. Read Jane Eyre when i was in my early teens and read it many time since. I like the other Bronte sisters books, esp The Tennant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Bronte and of course Heathcliff. At the mo OH and I are reading the Scandinavian crime books by Camilla Lackberg, all good reads.

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Saffy

Holiday reading

James, I love John Grisham - have read everything he's written; The Partner is my absolute fave and I've just picked up another copy from a boot sale as I need to read it again. I also adore Michael Connelly - really good writing and Harry Bosch is such a likeable character is many of his books.

My latest favourite read was The Time Traveller's Wife (recommended to me by Three Olive Martini). A perfect holiday read (just keep some tissues handy for the last 100 pages).

Another great holiday read was the Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton (also wrote the House at Riverton). A lovely gentle story which I thoroughly enjoyed.

xx

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Expat Badger

Holiday reading

took four books to Mexico in March - all trash!! One was a Jackie Collins - was ok but her older ones are better i think

used to love Jilly Cooper - her writing is much better than Jackie C i think. All lighthearted rubbish but Jilly is better written and funnier

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JAMES

Foxy!

"Great To hear that James loves Woman in White, a great story and I've read it many times too.x"

I just love it Foxy, and I get something more with every re-read. I also re-read Wuthering Heights at least once a year too. Also anything by Roald Dahl.

I recently treated myself to a beautiful folio society edition of Woman in White, but its so beautiful, Im scared to read it, so will stick with my very battered paperback. Its been on so many holidays with me! Other firm faves are Austens Sense and sensibility, and Emma.

Also love all six "Tales of the city" books.

I like to alternate. Something that will stretch my mind, a slower read, followed by something that I call "trashy" but its not really, I just mean something that you pick up and is totally easy reading without actually having to think that much.

A teacher at school once told my Mum that he thought I read too much?!?!?!?!? What an odd thing to say!

I've read three books since sunday, but all quick easy stuff off Mums shelf.

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Penny Vincenzi...

I mentioned this a while ago. I bought her latest and read it on holiday recently. 897 pages of pure escapism....

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sandra

Penny Vincenzi

Bought it yesterday not a huge fan but have read others.
It was the 897 pages that convinced me. Good to know it's an enjoyable read.

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Michele

holiday reading

I took two Poldark novels on holiday. Finished "Ross Poldark" (the first) and started (and nearly finished) Demelza Poldark. Also started and finished "19 Steps Down" by Ruth Rendell. Loved that one,brilliant novel.

OH started to read "Alone in Berlin", by Hans Fallada, but although he enjoyed it, he found it very depressing and would not particularly recommend it for "light"
reading.

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SonyaK

Woman in White

I've never heard of this book. It's obviously liked by many, including James, so I'm curious to hear more about it!

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JAMES

Sonya.

Don't read too much of this link if you intend to read the book eventually, but it starts off with a bit of background:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Woman_in_White_(novel)

Really is one of my fave books ever.

XX

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Liz from Cumbria

RF Delderfield

Michelle's mentioning the Poldark novels (which I absolutely loved but haven't read for years) reminded me of Delderfield, I loved his books. God is an Englishman was terrific plus the follow-ons. Must check to see if they are still available, would be good to read again.

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Liz from Cumbria

Sorry Michele...

for spelling your name wrong in my last thread - wasn't deliberate.
xx

 
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