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Beautifulmess

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Well I've started this thread to bring the guinea pig readers together :)

Post about the book your reading now, whether you'd recommend it, a snippet from it so we know what it's about and well your own opinion :)

I've just read a beautiful book called My Names a memory and it had me in tears so often, it's a beautiful, book and I recommend it.
It's a fiction book about love and a man with a memory so large he remembers all his 1000's of lives but only ever has the one love who he has the misfortune to never be with.
 

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I am reading a basic book so i am not sure if the adults on here will enjoy it, it is called `pig heart boy` i love it so far i cant put it down, it is about a boy who needs a heart transplantation but there is no donors so he has to have a pigs heart!
 

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Well I'm reading 2 books right now - one for uni and one for me.

The uni book is Madame Bovary - a book about a woman trapped in a loveless marriage who goes seeking romance elsewhere but in the end, despairing at the debt she is in and that her lover no longer wants her, kills herself. It's a dramatic but incredible book!

The other book is called Wicked - its rather saucy :)) It's about a teacher who takes on a head teacher role at a failing school and tries to turn in around with the help of a headmaster at a private school who she ends up having an affair with. It's got to be the fifth time I've read it but I love it all the same.
 

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great thread!

I have just finished a fiction book by Lucy Dillon called Lost Dogs and Lonely Hearts, and it was a lovely lovely easy fun sad happy cute book, i loved it!

I have just started another of hers, but havent read enough so far to comment!
 

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Oh Great Idea!

At the moment I am reading Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen and The Edible Garden by Alys Fowler.

I was so lucky to be given a Kindle as a gift so I am steadily working my way through the classics!
 

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This is a great idea!
I'm in the process of starting an online bookclub!

I have just read jodi picoults, nineteen minutes.

Now I'm reading Clare dowlings, just the three of us.

Its about a married man whos having an affair. And the book goes from him being at home with his family, to him embarking on an affiar.

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Ooh, brilliant thread. :)

I'm reading one of Penny Vincenzi's books called "The Best of Times". Bit of a mahoooosive book to read mind lol, but nearly at the end. I love reading, just wish I could have more time.
 

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I am reading a book that is called Faithless by Karen Slaughter... she is a fantastic writer, it is a book about a sheriff and his turbulent time with his wife, and the awful things that happen within the small state in which they live.... It is truly gripping, I have read so many of hers, and will find it hard to go to a different author when hers are complete.

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What did you think? I've got a load of her books to read atm, they were a £1 each at the charity shop so I couldn't resist:))
i have read a couple and liked them, but i tried to read one about a high school shooting - cant remember the name - but just couldnt get into it!
 

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What did you think? I've got a load of her books to read atm, they were a £1 each at the charity shop so I couldn't resist:))
I love her books. Nineteen minutes is about a school shooting. I only need to read two more of her books then ive read them all to date! They can be hard going sometimes though!
 

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was it vanishing acts? My sisters keeper was my least fave.:red but i agree so much better than the film. The first one I read was the pact. which i really liked.
 

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I've read My sisters keeper, I found it difficult to get into this one at first because they switch from one character to next so often. I would say it's worth reading though because the ending has a very surprising twist (not the same ending as in the film!)
 

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was it vanishing acts? My sisters keeper was my least fave.:red but i agree so much better than the film. The first one I read was the pact. which i really liked.
I'm not sure (it may not have been Jodi Picoult :red) The family were out shopping and the little girl went missing? It was a while ago I read it.

I've read My sisters keeper, I found it difficult to get into this one at first because they switch from one character to next so often. I would say it's worth reading though because the ending has a very surprising twist (not the same ending as in the film!)
I was really disappointed they changed the ending, I lent my mum the book and told her I couldn't lend her the film til she'd read the book not realising it was completely different lol.

One of my favourite books is PS I Love You be Celia Aherne but I've not been so keen on her others.
 
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