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Just got a kindle and not been a big reader in the past


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#1 NotRocketScience

Posted 25 March 2012 - 07:29 AM

As the title says I'm in the market for an kindle book.

I have never been a big reader but keen to get into it. I'm excited at the prospect of discovering some great reads. DH got me a kindle as a surprise as I've been drooling over his.

These are a couple of books I've enjoyed in the past:

Jane Green - Mr Maybe
Memoirs of a Geisha
Ciara Geraghty - Saving Grace

As a teenager I read a lot of Judy Blume

As you can see I'm looking for something light and easy to read.

Thanks in advance.

#2 andieinvic

Posted 25 March 2012 - 07:35 AM

I think you might like:
Tully - Paullina Simons
Any of Jane Green's other books (I like them all for a light read)


And for something a bit different - The Hunger Games Series (movie has just come out so it's big right now)

#3 Baroness Bubbles

Posted 25 March 2012 - 07:38 AM

Maybe Monica McInerney, she writes well or Elizabeth noble

#4 bubblebear

Posted 25 March 2012 - 07:49 AM

I really like Adele Parks.

#5 Feral Madam Mim

Posted 25 March 2012 - 02:37 PM

I have just started reading Karen Rose which I am enjoying


Have a look at the free section on amazon you can usually find some good stuff in there and what is on special changes all the time original.gif

#6 CharliMarley

Posted 25 March 2012 - 02:48 PM

I have had a Kindle for about 9 months now and I started with a few of the free books or books which were only a couple of dollars and I found them to be rather wishy washy. However Paullina Simons books are fantastic, starting with The Bronze Horseman and reading the trilogy. I have just found "Miss Fisher's Mysteries", and they are much better than the t.v. series, which is on ABC1 on Friday nights. I have also discovered Lesley Pearse books and "Charity" is really riveting and I cannot put it down. eexcite.gif

#7 Polly Esther

Posted 25 March 2012 - 03:59 PM

I've just finished The Help.

At first I thought it was pretty much the movie word-for-word, but there's more to it and quite an easy and enjoyable read. original.gif

#8 NotRocketScience

Posted 12 April 2012 - 07:36 PM

Thanks all. Just finished my first book over the last week. I absolutely LOVE my kindle.

I'm probably going to get The Hunger Games tonight. I want to see what all the fuss is about.

#9 ~A2~

Posted 12 April 2012 - 11:35 PM

I have had my kindle for about a year and follow the pixel of ink website and get free books per day (from a link they give you) and some are wishy washy as another post said but others are good.

Classics etc are free too so that is good too.

I am loving it as my DD is 11 and it is hard to keep books up to her, gets them from school and public library and reads them super fast so the kindle and the classics like Black Beauty etc have been awesome for us.

There is also a pixel of ink young edition with age guides, 0-3, 4-8, 9-12 and young adult which is handy for her two, free books via the link each day.

You will love your Kindle I am sure original.gif and with the free books at least you can't go wrong if you download them and don't like them just delete them.



#10 Peridot

Posted 13 April 2012 - 12:25 PM

QUOTE
I'm probably going to get The Hunger Games tonight. I want to see what all the fuss is about.

Yes!! They are great!!

#11 SisterMaryElephant

Posted 13 April 2012 - 12:32 PM

I highly recommend Kate Morton's The Forgotten Garden.

#12 Empress NG

Posted 20 April 2012 - 03:55 PM

If you liked Jane Green, you might like Cathy Kelly, Sheila Flanagan, Elizabeth Noble, Monica McInerney and/or Jennifer Weiner.  

In reference to Judy Blume, I read a great book a few yaers ago that had a title like "everything I learned about being a girl, I learned from Judy Blume".  It was a collection of stories and reminiscences from a whole bunch of different writers on their experiences relating to Judy Blume characters growing up.

Another interesting non fiction one I read a while back was The Girl from Ames about a group of women who remained friends from primary school right into adulthood.  The grownup 'girls' have their own website here:  

http://www.girlsfromames.com/




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