I feel like reading…

The aim of this page is to help you out when you have the urge to read a certain type of book but don’t know which book to choose. Or don’t know which book would fit your mood. It is not intended to be a comparison to other books so I’ll be avoiding the comparisons to other titles if possible.

Hopefully I’ll be adding to these so the list should get longer. And if you have any ideas you want to add, let me know 🙂

I feel like reading….

1940s style noir

Try –

The Dark Inside by Rod Reynolds

A crime series that will have me hooked

Try –

Someone Else’s Skin and No Other Darkness by Sarah Hilary (Marnie Rome series)

Now You See Me, Dead Scared, Like This Forever, A Dark and Twisted Tide by Sharon Bolton (Lacey Flint series)

The Alex Delaware series by Jonathan Kellerman – too many to list here but the first is When the Bough Breaks

The Lying Down Room and A Death in the Rainy Season by Anna Jaquiery (Serge Morel series)

The Guido Brunetti series by Donna Leon – again too many to list here but the first is Death at La Fenice

A psychological thriller that enthrals

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The Life I Left Behind by Colette McBeth

How to be a Good Wife by Emma Chapman

The Crooked House by Christobel Kent

Into the Darkest Corner by Elizabeth Hayes – recommended by Kate Beeden

How I Lost You by Jenny Blackhurst – recommended by Kate Beeden

A romantic story that leaves that warm glow

Try –

Any Katie Fforde novel

A story that moves me and stays with me long after the final page

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A Place Called Winter by Patrick Gale

Life After Life by Kate Atkinson

Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden

A modern take on a classic fairy tale – but without the Disney sheen

Try –

Tinder by Sally Gardner

A modern take on a classic novel

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Sense & Sensibility by Joanna Trollope

Northanger Abbey by Val McDermid

A children’s book that will make me laugh out loud

Try –

Oi Frog by Kes Grey and Jim Field

A story where the principal character is the ‘baddie’

Try –

Normal by Graeme Cameron

A Pleasure and a Calling by Phil Hogan

Something that will make me want to book a ticket to France

The Secret Paris Cinema Club by Nicolas Barreau

The Red Notebook by Antoine Laurain, translated by Jane Aitken

The Reader on the 6.27 by Jean-Paul Didierlaurent, translated by Ros Schwartz

George’s Grand Tour by Caroline Vermalle, translated by Anna Aitken

A book that will make me laugh out loud

The Road to Rouen by Ben Hatch (it will also make you want to book a ticket to France)

The Twelve Dates of Christmas by Lisa Dickenson