Best reads - Club Together Book Club?

Rowena replied on 03/01/2014 12:47

Posted on 03/01/2014 12:47

I'm just about coming to the end of Deborah Moggach’s book, Heartbreak Hotel. I found it a very enjoyable read and very amusing. But what should I read next? Any recommendations? 

I also wondered if anyone would be interested in a Club Together book club? According to a member survey earlier last year, reading is the most recurring leisure activity whilst caravanning. I know I’m a book worm and I’m sure there’s a few of us out there who enjoy a good read. Anyone interested or any suggestions? 

Bakers2 replied on 10/04/2017 19:19

Posted on 10/04/2017 18:58 by G Cherokee

Historical fiction/fantasy is my kettle of fish, wasn't really a book worm till we started going abroad regularly on holiday.

Just finished the Assassins creed series, brilliant!! 

Although not in the same criteria, I also enjoyed the Jack Reacher books by Lee Child.

Sorry but no intellectual matter as previously posted.

Posted on 10/04/2017 19:19

Have you read C J Sansom? Henry Vlll and the lawyer Shardlarke. Starts with the dissolution of the monasteries and takes you on through six books - so far.

Bakers2 replied on 10/04/2017 19:26

Posted on 10/04/2017 18:58 by G Cherokee

Historical fiction/fantasy is my kettle of fish, wasn't really a book worm till we started going abroad regularly on holiday.

Just finished the Assassins creed series, brilliant!! 

Although not in the same criteria, I also enjoyed the Jack Reacher books by Lee Child.

Sorry but no intellectual matter as previously posted.

Posted on 10/04/2017 19:26

I thought I'd replied to this, in fact it showed up in latest discussions! I came on to add something good as an edit and I find there's no post from me 😲.

Have you read C J Sansom? About a lawyer in Henry Vlll reign. Starts with eye dissolution of the monasteries and goes on through 6, so far, books.

Author has a degree in law and also history.

I can recommend them.

moulesy replied on 10/04/2017 19:47

Posted on 10/04/2017 18:58 by G Cherokee

Historical fiction/fantasy is my kettle of fish, wasn't really a book worm till we started going abroad regularly on holiday.

Just finished the Assassins creed series, brilliant!! 

Although not in the same criteria, I also enjoyed the Jack Reacher books by Lee Child.

Sorry but no intellectual matter as previously posted.

Posted on 10/04/2017 19:47

I'm just reading the latest Jack Reacher offering "Night School". Unusually for Lee Child, I'm finding it a bit hard going but doubtless things will pick up the further I get into it. smile

brue replied on 11/04/2017 12:16

Posted on 22/01/2017 12:03 by Wherenext

Just reading an interesting book called "The Reader on the 6.27" by Jean-Paul Didierlaurent. Although French (how did you guess?) its written in English about a young man who works in a paper pulping factory and he saves bits of books that he reads out to his fellow travellers on the train to work every day. It develops into a love story, a la Amelie, Very well written and not normally my thing but recommended.

Posted on 11/04/2017 12:16

I looked back through the list and put this one on kindle, will also return to some of the suggestions, many thanks for earlier comments. smilesmile

G Cherokee replied on 11/04/2017 21:18

Posted on 10/04/2017 19:47 by moulesy

I'm just reading the latest Jack Reacher offering "Night School". Unusually for Lee Child, I'm finding it a bit hard going but doubtless things will pick up the further I get into it. smile

Posted on 11/04/2017 21:18

Not read that one yet, but I'm sure it will.

I really enjoyed those books and was really looking forward to seeing the film when it was released, 

An then they cast Tom Cruise as the lead !!! 

How totally wrong did they get that??

Wherenext replied on 12/04/2017 19:54

Posted on 10/04/2017 19:47 by moulesy

I'm just reading the latest Jack Reacher offering "Night School". Unusually for Lee Child, I'm finding it a bit hard going but doubtless things will pick up the further I get into it. smile

Posted on 12/04/2017 19:54

Must admit, M, that I found it a bit stale. Mind you I found the last two a bit flat, "Personal" and "Make Me". Not as enjoyable as some of the others. Maybe I need to give him a rest.

Wherenext replied on 12/04/2017 20:00

Posted on 12/04/2017 20:00

Just finished reading "Nightingales in November" by Mike Dilger.

He picks 12 birds that either visit us or are homesters and follows their lives during a 12 month cycle. Quite a good book to dip into over a prolonged period, maybe month by month.

moulesy replied on 12/04/2017 20:10

Posted on 12/04/2017 19:54 by Wherenext

Must admit, M, that I found it a bit stale. Mind you I found the last two a bit flat, "Personal" and "Make Me". Not as enjoyable as some of the others. Maybe I need to give him a rest.

Posted on 12/04/2017 20:10

I read an interview with Lee Child which, I think, gave the impression he was going to kill/pension Jack Reacher off after 21 novels. But "Night School" which is the 21st in the series takes him back to 1996. There's another "Midnight Line" due to be published later this year which, I suppose will be the 21st in sequence. So maybe that'll be the end? Certainly all the adventures have been getting very samey just lately. It must be very difficult for an author to keep coming up with new ideas for the same character, so maybe time for Jack to jump before he's pushed?!! wink

Wherenext replied on 13/04/2017 14:42

Posted on 13/04/2017 14:42

It must be very difficult for an author to keep coming up with new ideas for the same character

Funnily enough I think that Michael Connelly does it very well with Bosch, but I agree with you.

Ironically having found myself recommending Lawrence Block's "Keller" series to you I found myself reading the last one that he wrote about him and I thought it was 1 book too many. The denouement after the previous book seemed to wrap things up so well.