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Could you tell me? fiction or non-fiction. Looking for the right book for a friend and need to think past what I like…...smile

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I go back time and time again to The Red Tent by Anita Diamant and also the Marrion Zimmer Bradley Avalon series.

I also re-read on occasion Siddartha by Herman Hesse, To Kill A Mockingbird, The Celestine Prophesy, The Catcher in the Rye and Child of the Dawn by Deepak Chopra’s son - Gotham I think his name is.

Can’t wait to hear of other’s suggestions!

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Oh, and please share yours, Picnic in the woods!

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The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey, The Book of Lost Things by John Connolly and for something completely non-taxing and cosy Winter Solstice by Rosamunde Pilcher. Also Ferney by James Long comes near the top and for non fiction, Sarah Ban Breathnach Simple Abundance and Romancing the Ordinary xx

Great lists and lots I haven’t read:)

Well a lot of ‘classics’ were slightly ruined for me by studying them, so my list is modern & since all my books are currently in storage I will have to go from poor memory:

Birdsong - Sebastian faulkes
Life of Pi - yan martel
Cormac McCarthy - think its called The Road or was it All the pretty horses…..one of those
The Beach - Alex Garland
The Buddha of Suburbia - Hanif Kureishi
I also re-read The Catcher in the Rye & To kill a Mockingbird recently, timeless I think.
Non-Fiction: I have a Doors biography which I have read about 100 times!

I am reading a book called ‘Wolf Totem’ at the mo, which is possibly going to be up there.

Mostly at the moment I read non-fiction x

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...have any of you read the new Harper Lee novel?  Can’t decide whether to?

I love Northern Lights, The Subtle Knife and The Amber Spyglass by Phillip Pullman ... lots more too, but that was the first to come to mind!

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I have loved all the books I have read by these authors, Tracey Chevalier, Paullina Simons, Margaret Atwood, Kate Mosse and Kate Atkinson.

I can also recommend Consolation by Anna Gavalda, Bread Alone by Judi Hendricks and Burial Rites by Hannah Kent.

I’ve just thought of another fave I go back to time and time again—Cider with Rosie by Laurie Lee smile

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(oh Starchild, I owe you some music! It’s coming it’s coming!)

I love Kate Atkinson too! She’s bloody brilliant. If I really had to make a list of my favourite books they would be:

1) Waterland by Graham Swift

2) The Way of Women by Marlene van Niekerk (translated from the Afrikaans—it is very slow at the beginning, and depressing, and heavy, but a mind-bogglingly brilliant, brave book on every level.)

3) Bleak House by Charles Dickens

4) The God of Small things by Arundhati Roy

5) Midnight’s Children by Salman Rushdie

and oh, I cannot stop at 5, because I simply have to include:

6) Atonement by Ian McEwan

I’ve just finished Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. It’s really really good and funny and deep and has a vast and wonderful cast of characters. It did not blow me away enough for it to knock one of the above off the All-Time Favourites list, but it was excellent and I highly recommend it.

Thanks all, that’s been very helpful! There are so many I haven’t read on your lists that look amazing. I am pretty sure I will be selecting the first Marion Zimmer Bradley book from the Avalon series, right up her street:)

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Jill’s gymkhana by Ruby Ferguson! ! I’ve read it a 100 times and am instantly transported back to pony club days xx

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The Host by Stephanie Meyer (superbly written, demonstrates that Meyer is a great story teller and writer)

The Road by Cormac McCarthy (great novel… took a little while to get into, but thoroughly enjoyed it)

Voyage in the Dark by Jean Rhys (a great, less known classic)

The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson (who doesn’t love a bit of mystery and madness in a book?)

Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard (this one is aimed at a teen audience if you’re into that kind of thing)

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