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What's the best book to read for Spring?

There are some very insightful and thoughtful comments about our Winter Read - I suggest you nip over to forums if you haven't yet had the chance to read them yet, and of course more comments are always welcome. But what do we want to read in spring? Please make your suggestions below or pm me if you prefer. Remember, I'll gather them all together and we'll have a vote. The most popular becomes our Purple Coo Book Club Spring Read. I have a few suggestions but it's so much better if I hear from you. I'd never have thought of reading The Enchanted April, but I'm sure a lot of you'll agree, it was an inspired suggestion.

Posted at 3rd Mar 2012 - 10:38AM   Posted by Lampworkbeader   What's the best book to read for Spring? Comments: 6

Fennie's Avatar I'd like to read William Boyd's new book 'Waiting for Sunrise.'

Posted by: Fennie on 3rd Mar 2012 at 10:25PM

Camilla's Avatar Thank you Lampie, will pop over later to the forums and leave my comments and choice of Spring Read.

Posted by: Camilla on 3rd Mar 2012 at 11:59PM

Inthemud's Avatar I've a couple of suggestions I will give you on my return from Church.

Posted by: Inthemud on 4th Mar 2012 at 09:40AM

Inthemud's Avatar This is one I want to read: The Soldier's Wife by Joanna Trollope
Does marrying a soldier mean marrying the army? The topical new novel from this number one bestselling author.'Nobody understands the snags and frustrations of family life better than Joanna Trollope. She also captures the dangerous pressure points in relationships, the steady build-up of tension, the exact moment when the family fur might really start to fly'

This is one I've already read but would like to suggest as it is so good-
Room by Emma Donoghue
It's Jack's 5th birthday and he's excited ... he lives with his ma in Room, which has locked door and skylight and measures 11' by 11'. he loves watching TV and the cartoon characters are his friends, but he knows nothing on screen is truly real- only him, ma and things in Room. Until the day Ma tells him there is a world outside. Very moving account from child's point of view of a very harrowing existence.

Posted by: Inthemud on 4th Mar 2012 at 12:10PM

Camilla's Avatar Think my daughter told me about Emma Donoghue's book - Room a while back although I have never read it Muddie. Have a few books here by Joanna Trollope but have never read The Soldier's Wife.

Posted by: Camilla on 4th Mar 2012 at 04:47PM

Camilla's Avatar (1) Marjorie Morningstar by the author - Herman Wouk. Some may think this is a 'woman's book', but it is for male and female.
In 1955 this book was THE publication of the year resulting in a TIME MAGAZINE cover story about the book's prominence. It is 'classic' New York City in the 1950's, a story of passion, love and desire.

(2) Pillion Riders by the author Elizabeth Russell. Opal, gamine and sensitive, has been married off by her father to an elderly business associate Helmut Gressinger, and lives an encapsulated life of luxury in London. When Helmut takes her to Paris, she falls passionately in love with a young French composer of scant means and morals.

Posted by: Camilla on 4th Mar 2012 at 05:01PM

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