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Monday 4 November 2019

Books I've recommended and why

This topic from Long and Short Reviews was a tough one as I don't often recommend books to people unless specifically asked - everyone's tastes are different, after all. There were, however, a few I was asked about recently which I had to recommend.

Twas The Nightshift Before Christmas - Adam Kay. The sequel to "This Is Going To Hurt" and absolutely hysterical, despite convincing me I was right never to consider going into medicine.

The Handmaid's Tale - Margaret Atwood. Primarily because someone caught me reading "The Testaments", queried it, and was shocked to discover that the TV show had begun as a book.

So Brilliantly Clever - Peter Graham. "Heavenly Creatures" is my favourite film and so I decided to do some reading up on the original Parker-Hulme case. This is the best book I've read on the subject, giving fascinating background information without lingering too heavily on the nastier parts.

So what have you recommended?

16 comments:

  1. Some interesting books... I knew about The Handmaid's Tale, but not Testaments. Have not read either of them. Adding everything to my TBR list! My post is here.

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    1. I'm still reading "The Testaments", but it's good so far.

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  2. I like books that are "absolutely hysterical"... will check it out! My post is here.

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  3. I'm checking out the Adam Kay books. Those look good. Thanks!

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  4. Ooh, the Handmaid's Tale is a good pick. And The Testaments was amazing.

    My post.

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  5. Wife and I watched the movie of Handmaid's tale and started the series. Wife didn't like the first episode and we stopped. It' seems to be a favorite among the posters here and TTT. http://pmprescott.blogspot.com/

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    1. I haven't been watching the series, but I enjoyed the book.

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  6. I love how varied this selection is - from absolutely hysterical to dystopian to true crime! The only one I've read is The Handmaid's Tale (and that was years ago).

    My list is here.

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  7. Interesting list, read Handmaidens tale, but not the rest will check them out. Thanks for sharing

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  8. Yes! I love The Handmaid's Tale too.

    Here is my list.
    https://diaryofablackcitygirl.wordpress.com/2019/11/06/wednesday-weekly-blogging-challenge-books-ive-recommended-and-why/

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    1. I liked it a lot better than the series, I admit.

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