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What's on Your Have To Read Next List? Some New Books by Prize Winning Authors.

Updated on August 30, 2012

What have you read lately - I asked a similar question recently and another like minded hubber emilybee was kind enough to answer my question and her answer seemed to start an enthusiastic thread of answers from many out there that were keen to hear about what other people are reading and keen to share what they are reading also.

But What is on Your Next Must Read List ? It's a tough question being asked "What Type of Books Do You Read'. And perhaps even tougher being asked 'What do you long to read next' Tough because like many other fellow bookaholics will understand there is never enough time or space to talk about the number of books that you love and long to devour. So I thought it might be nice to continue to share what is being read out there.

I don't know about you but I just have to have lot's of books sitting on my bedside table or falling off the top of the stack that is always too high while waiting their turn to be read. Being quite the bookaholic I have to confess that I have also downloaded the kindle app on my laptop, on my Iphone and dare I say my husbands Ipad just that, just on the off chance I run out of ebooks on one electronic device and a thief comes in, in the night, and steals my books away off my bedside table... I will always have another option available to feed my habit...

Oh yes, I know, I can hear the collective nods on the heads of my bookaholic friends out there agreeing with me...we know don't we!

I personally love a good fiction read, something to disappear into, and get away from, ordinary life for a little while and over the last few months I have really enjoyed the following fiction reads.

  • 'The Color of Tea' - I have just bought for the third time this endearing book by a new author Hannah Tunnicliffe. Satisfying my adoration for Macarons and drawn into the sad and beautiful relationships in the book I would have to say given that I own a copy and have given 2 away that it has become a firm favorite.
  • Sense of an Ending - Winner of the Man Booker prize 2011...I am totally in love with Julien Barnes after reading this story from a males perspective of a relationship, and a loss of a relationship that could have been...the way Barnes makes us feel his loneliness is heart achingly wretched... what more can I either love this one or hate it.

Two on my must read next list are:

  • The Finkler Question - A fiction by English author Howard Jacobson the 2010 Man Booker Prize Winner. - After a night of sweet but painful reminiscing with old recently widowed friends Julian Treslove, a man so unlucky in love and relationships he is considered widowed himself, is attacked as he walks home from the night with his friends - and it changes the sense of who and what he is forever.
  • Beyond the Beautiful Forevers - By Katherine Boo - a fast paced brilliantly written book by the Pulitzer Prize Winner, Boo writes a narrative non fiction story of the poverty and hardship of a families struggle, survival and striving for a better life in Mumbai. A powerful sometimes heartbreaking, sometimes very difficult read... but so very worthwhile.

What is the next must read book on your list? What books sit on your bedside table waiting to be devoured?


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      Mary 5 years ago from Cronulla NSW

      Hi nice of you to drop by & for your kind comments & votes...many happy reading thoughts to you...She really was beautiful:)


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      Mary Craig 5 years ago from New York

      This hub could take on a life of it's own! I'm always looking for a good book and now that I've read this hub and it's comments I have several good leads....thank you carter and everyone who's commented so far.

      You've written this hub with just the right touch of whimsy and fact.

      Voted up, useful, and interesting.

      P.S. Yes, it is the Evil Queen from Snow White...though she was mean as a child I always thought she was so beautiful!

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      Mary 5 years ago from Cronulla NSW

      Great to have your suggestions too yellowstar2000...might just have to head on over to take a look at them...thanks so much for dropping by...cheers

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      Candice Collins 5 years ago from WestCoast Florida

      I'll have to check out The Color of Tea :) Thanks for the suggestions! I'm reading Hush Hush and Crescendo right now (I have a weakness for anything angel related --lol) As for my favorite? That's a tough one, but Imajica (Clive Barker) has to be right up there at the top. :)

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      Mary 5 years ago from Cronulla NSW

      Thanks so much for your comment Mritzert1...and I so no what you mean about your bookshelves!! mine are groaning (happily)under the pressure too:) Amazon can blow your mind with choice yeah? Think you might find Fifty shades exciting but a somewhat repetitive read :) would be good to hear what you think...cheers

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      Mritzert1 5 years ago from Canton, OH

      Great article! I find myself buying books all the time and, and my bookshelves are getting quite crowded. I'm planning on my next reads to be, Fifty Shades of Grey & American Gods. Amazon has so many amazing deals on books, I feel like I have a package delivered every other day!

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      James A Watkins 5 years ago from Chicago

      It is about the international cabal of bankers duping the American public and bribing Congress to create the Federal Reserve in 1913. They book is hard to get and they say anyone who orders it goes on some kind of list. :)

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      Mary 5 years ago from Cronulla NSW

      Oh James thanks for dropping by and sharing what your reading...So many fantastic books out there to devour...Mmmm The Creature from Jekyll Island, huh, sounds scary, I promise I won't say a word:) but what's it about? Will I have to hide under my covers if I read it???

      Have a good day my friend, cheers.

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      James A Watkins 5 years ago from Chicago

      Well, I am reading "Orthodoxy" by G.K. Chesterton today. And then I will start "The Creature from Jekyll Island." But don't tell anybody. :)