Can You Recommend Any Good Books?


cathy3087
on Dec 09, 2010 @ 01:28 pm

Hey ladies,

Read any good books lately you can recommend to me?  I'm a sucker for fun chick lit but I also appreciate a serious story too.

Suggestions please!

 


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mamaluv
my pick on Dec 09, 2010 @ 01:38 pm

I loved Water for Elephants, which is mostly serious but has some funny (like, wry) bits. I also like most books by Annie Proulx ("Brokeback Mountain", "Shipping News"), and have you read Sophie Kinsella's latest "Twenties Girl"?

I also feel compelled to read my classics once a year, so just finished Jane Eyre and Pride & Prejudice, both of which I love.
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Ali de Bold
The House at Riverton on Dec 09, 2010 @ 01:38 pm

I'm reading The House at Riverton right now and really enjoying it. It's a long book but really interesting and well-written. It's about a housemaid from an estate where a tragedy occurred in the early 1900s. Now she is in her 90s and retelling the story to her grandson and a filmmaker who is making a film about the incident.


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cathy3087
good suggestions! on Dec 09, 2010 @ 02:09 pm

Water For Elephants and The House At Riverton both sound really interesting. I'm going to put them on my list.

I did read Twenties Girl and really enjoyed it, so if it is similar to Water For Elephants I'm sure I will like it too
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mamaluv
not similar on Dec 09, 2010 @ 02:22 pm

TG and WfE are not similar. I would compare WfE more to Time Traveler's Wife - not in the complexity of the plot but in the emotion and overall "feel". I would not say that WfE is chicklit; it would make a great book club pick for the layers and themes! A thinker, but not a heavy one.
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