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'No More Buying Books Until I've Read the Ones I've Already Bought' Thread

edited 21 June 2016 at 3:30PM in Debt-free Wannabe Challenges
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  • mrs-moneypennymrs-moneypenny Forumite
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    Finished the Italian matchmaker by Santa montefoila and got to have and to hold by Anne Bennett off the TBR pile.
    Pile at the mo consists of a couple of boxes of books that won't fit back on the bookcases now we've had a move round. I may have to arrange a sneaky stack under my bedside shelf and make it my goal to read them and release them all next year. Before starting back on the bookcases.

    According to goodreads I'm on target but feel like I want to read more as the house is full of books waiting to be read.
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  • Finished The long way to a small angry planet. I thought it was brilliant - there was a basic background plot but it was more about the characters lives and how they deal with the things that they see and do during the journey. Really easy to read despite the different planets and species described throughout, which would usually put me off a book but they were so well written that I found it easy to get lost in the world.
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    mrs-moneypennymrs-moneypenny Forumite
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    edited 4 November 2016 at 6:03PM
    Read a couple recently, to have and to hold by Anne Bennett and this morning I finished the girls by Lisa Jewel

    I like lisa jewel's style of writing but this one was a bit darker than usual. Couldn't put it down as I wanted to know what had happened -it was one of those that starts 3/4 n goes back six months to fill in upto that point then go on to tie up loose ends. Good read but slightly out of my comfort zone as to where I thought the story would end up.
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  • BubblesmumBubblesmum Forumite
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    Part Two of my 2016 Book Challenge

    No 34 - Our Mutual Friend - Charles Dickens

    No 35 - Death and the Virgin: Elizabeth, Dudley and the Mysterious Fate of Amy Robert - Chris Skidmore

    No 36 - A Whole Life - Robert Seethaler

    No 37 - Glamorous Powers - Susan Howarth

    No 38 - The Golden Cup - Marcia Willet

    No 39 - They came to a city - A play - J B Priestley

    No 40 - A Dream to Die For - Nicholas Faulkner

    No 41 - Wolf Hall - Hilary Mantel

    No 42 - The Beach Hut - Veronica Henry

    No 43 - Ella Minnow Pea - Mark Dunn

    No 44 - Echoes of the Dance - Marcia Willetts

    No 45 - My New Business: A Busy Womans Guide to Success - Wendy Kerr

    My Good Read Target is 55 .... not sure whether I am going to get there....

    Nearly finished The Hollow Crown, The wars of the Roses and the Rise of the Tudors by Dan Jones
    As a dear MSE friend says “keep plodding” or
    What does the saying say.... When life hands you lemons, crack open the Gin......
    Or as my Mum would instil, brush yourself down, tomorrow is another day or
    Fake it, to you Make It

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  • mrs-moneypennymrs-moneypenny Forumite
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    On a festive read at the mo, a Chrismas chic lit by Miranda Dickinson called it started with a kiss. Enjoying it so far.
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  • [Deleted User][Deleted User]
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    It's great to see this thread has taken off again:j

    I've read a weird and wonderful selection of books this past few months. This has been a combination of my own unread books, charity shop and carboot finds, other people's hand me downs, library books and even some from a batch that I found in a skip:j. A lot of them are probably not books that I might have chosen if I'd wandered round real bookshops with plenty of money to spend but I've come across some really excellent writers and books that I might never have encountered.


    I've almost finished my first Sophie Hannah book, Kind of Cruel, passed on to me by a friend. It's absolutely wonderful. Why have I never read anything by her before:o? I'm thrilled to see that she has written loads more, a lot of which are available from the library:j
  • HappygreenHappygreen Forumite
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    It's great to see this thread has taken off again:j

    I've almost finished my first Sophie Hannah book, Kind of Cruel, passed on to me by a friend. It's absolutely wonderful. Why have I never read anything by her before:o? I'm thrilled to see that she has written loads more, a lot of which are available from the library:j

    I love Sophie Hannah, next to Susan Hill my favourites atm.
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    swimminginaseaofdebtswimminginaseaofdebt Forumite
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    edited 13 November 2016 at 5:23PM
    Afternoon everyone,

    Can I please join in with this challenge? :)

    I love to read, although it's been on the back burner a bit since I had my son in June and went back to uni in Sep.

    I have over 900 books on my kindle (and a few paperbacks kicking around the house) so there's plenty of reading for me to get through!
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  • mrs-moneypennymrs-moneypenny Forumite
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    Welcome swimming, looks like you'll fit right in here.
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