Recommend Books

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  1. Sarah Masson profile image68
    Sarah Massonposted 7 years ago

    Hi everyone smile Just wondering if you have any fantastic books to recommend me? Not that I have a shortage, I just don't like to miss out on a great story and love reading, thanks.

    1. profile image0
      cookingdivaposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Sarah,

      You may want to look at BBC and wikipedia's 100 books must read list! I like many books from there.

    2. Eclair2710 profile image56
      Eclair2710posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Sarah,

      How about a new  author and friend Jackie Gingell's book Ee Eye Addyeo (the farmer wants a wife) its about a romantic novelist Margot who is sick of living in the fast lane in London who buys a cottage in the country only to find after two weeks it is not quite what she expected, she craves the life and loves her heroines have, and then she meets Giles Farmer, will they find romance in the muck and mud.... read it and find out. 

      My book when it is published in the new year 'The Thin Blue Line' a true life romance, when Cally finds herself pregnant her first thought is how to get out of the mess she's in, only to find she is not just a little bit pregnant, and on counting back the weeks she realises the baby might not be her husbands, but that of French male model Daniel Le Fevre whom she met at a party, a one night stand.  Her best friend Sarah sets out to find Daniel and confront him about their night of passion only to fall head over heels in love with him but what about her husband Mike?  Mike has a secrets of his own he had a vasectomy before they were married and never told her but then he never told her about Dawn, his mistress of 15 years either!

      However luck is on Cally's side and the dates given by the scan confirm the baby is that of her husband Paul, who's not quite the man she married.  He's doubled in size!  Now he is on a quest to get fit and lose the fat, for he has a secret too, he saw his wife leave the nightclub that January night arm in arm with Daniel and now his wife is pregnant, and it's eating him up inside that it might not be his baby after all!

      It took me five months to write and I have several publishers interested, all I need to do now is make my mind up who will be the lucky one, so watch this space!

      1. Eclair2710 profile image56
        Eclair2710posted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Hi Sarah

        It's me again, what I forget to give you was the web address of Jackie, sorry I'm a hub virgin, I'll get better I promise!  You can find Jackie's book on www.jackiegingell.co.uk or on www.amazon.com.

        Ciaou

        Eclair

    3. uncorrectedvision profile image60
      uncorrectedvisionposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      You will never go wrong reading anything by Cormack McCarthy  - No Country for Old Men - is so very good.

  2. AdeleCosgroveBray profile image94
    AdeleCosgroveBrayposted 7 years ago

    What kind of novels interest you; is there a specific genre which you prefer?

    I've just finished reading Storm Constantine's "The Ghosts of Blood and Innocence", a Fantasy novel, and really enjoyed that.  I have now begun reading Carlos Ruiz Zafon's "The Angel's Game", which seems good too.

    1. Sarah Masson profile image68
      Sarah Massonposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I like a bit of everything really. At the moment I'm reading the True Blood series but I want something a bit different. I like anything love stories, war, drama anything really. I'll have to look for them smile

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        Toby Hansenposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        In that case, try A Farewell to Arms by Hemingway. It is a love story, war novel, and drama all in one.

        1. Sarah Masson profile image68
          Sarah Massonposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          Oh awesome sounds good, thanks smile

  3. LondonGirl profile image84
    LondonGirlposted 7 years ago

    I listed my then top tne books here:

    http://hubpages.com/hub/My-Top-10-Books

  4. shape_shifter profile image61
    shape_shifterposted 7 years ago

    Sarah, please excuse the shameless self-plug, but you did ask, and I do recommend:
    http://hubpages.com/hub/Author-Introduc … tical-Mass
    It's readable straight from its own table of contents... enjoy!

  5. jenblacksheep profile image83
    jenblacksheepposted 7 years ago

    This is the most recent book I've read:

    http://hubpages.com/hub/Book-Review-Cir … -Riva-Shaw

    Circle of Fire by Riva Shaw, I thought it was excellent. It's historical fiction, set in a fictional world. I really really recommend it.

  6. CMHypno profile image93
    CMHypnoposted 7 years ago

    Try 'The Winter Ghosts' by Kate Mosse - very poignant, very sad and a good old fashioned ghost story

  7. Piper Day profile image59
    Piper Dayposted 7 years ago

    Hi Sarah, I read your hub, "My Favourite Books So Far" and judging by your list, I think you will like the novel Out Stealing Horses by Per Pettersen. This is one of the most beautiful, unforgettable books I have read within the last year. Do read it if  you get the chance and tell me what you think! Cheers!

  8. MehreenM profile image58
    MehreenMposted 7 years ago

    Have you read Memoirs of a Geisha, Gone With The Wind and Roots?  So far these are the only stories that I can think of.

  9. Sarah Masson profile image68
    Sarah Massonposted 7 years ago

    Thank you all for your comments, I will read all of the books that you have suggested, thanks again smile

  10. Ninjah Kitten profile image55
    Ninjah Kittenposted 7 years ago

    The Sword of Truth series by Terry Goodkind is pretty good. That is if your into reading about wizards and magic. smile

    1. Windsweptplains profile image77
      Windsweptplainsposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I'm reading it now, it really is good. I'm on the sixth book and I love them all in different ways.

      1. Ninjah Kitten profile image55
        Ninjah Kittenposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        I'm on the fifth tongue  And so far found something about each that I liked.

  11. ambersagen profile image63
    ambersagenposted 7 years ago

    I love Howl's Moving Castle or anything by Diana Wynne Jones a wonderful fantasy authoress. Anything by her is a classic for children and adults alike.

 
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