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Sunshine 19-07-2008 10:07 AM

Triggering *sexual abuse & murder*
 
lovely bones by Alice Sebold
Triggering *sexual abuse & murder*

It is the story of a teenage girl who, after being brutally raped and murdered, watches from heaven as her family and friends go on with their lives, while she herself comes to terms with her own death.

it should be sad but it is beautiful her discription of heaven reallly captured my heart and it is a tear jerker as you see how her family deal with it in their seperate ways!

im only on chapter 4 and i cant put it down

crazykat 19-07-2008 12:20 PM

I am reading Damaged by Cathy Glass

MrsNutkin 19-07-2008 10:26 PM

I'm currently reading Torey Hayden's 'Silent Boy' which was previously called 'Muphys Boy' I'm really liking this book.

Next I'll be reading 'Red tears'

I'd like it if this thread keeps going and when it gets too long gets reborn. It's good!!!

Yume.No.Chikara 20-07-2008 01:47 AM

I just finished clay feet by Terry Prachet which was hillarious...I love this guy he really appeals my not so inner complete and total randomness!!

x

Unhappy Nobody 20-07-2008 02:47 AM

I'm reading Marked by PC Cast.

Its trilogy of Vampire books but so far, I'm really enjoying it.
Its written so differently than I'm used to, with alot of text in brackets
for the thoughts of the main character, Zoe but its really good.

Yume.No.Chikara 20-07-2008 04:59 PM

Finally finished the state of africa by Martin Meredith!! It was really really intresting but pretty heavy going, definitly worth the effort though if you are intested in African history and why Africa is in the situation it is in today!

linder surprise 21-07-2008 09:36 AM

i can't finish the amber spyglass. i've been reading it for like three weeks and i'm like on page 100 or something.
i have noo patience.

Dreaming. 21-07-2008 02:18 PM

Human Traces by Sebastian Falkes.
Very interesting, but god, it's taking me actually ages to read!
xxxx

shootingstar777 21-07-2008 03:48 PM

I just read Rescuing Sprite. It's about a family who get a dog from a rescue home and how the dog changes their lives. It's lovely :)

Useless Information 101 21-07-2008 08:23 PM

I have a couple chapters to go on the Watchmen, and now Ive started The Ridiculous Race.

Its hilarious, its a true account of two friends who bet each other that they could race around the world the fastest without using airplanes. It bounces back and forth between the two narrators and its all about their little anecdotes in these places. Its great so far.

Katiecakes. 21-07-2008 08:42 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Sunshine (Post 933482)
lovely bones by Alice Sebold

I LOVE that book =D
It makes me cry everytime I read it.
I've just finished "The Forgotten Garden" by Kate Morton
And her other book "The House At Riverton" is Amazing.
They both had me hooked =)

nowhereman 22-07-2008 01:09 AM

Just finished Cross by James Patterson (murder detective story) and Room to Grow by Tracey Gold (about anorexia recovery).

crazykat 22-07-2008 03:05 AM

I have started reading Child C by Christopher Spry

JumpinJackFlash 22-07-2008 06:12 AM

I am reading: Reefer Madness: Sex, Drugs, and Cheap Labor in the American Black Market by Eric Schlosser.

It's about, well look at the title.

Ingenue 22-07-2008 04:19 PM

I'm reading 'The pact' By Jodi picoult. I love her books.

Devil Girl 23-07-2008 11:54 AM

I am struggling to finish anything I start...when I started this thread I was reading Eldest By Christopher Paolini, still haven't finished it! Will try though.

Also reading:

The Luckiest Girl in the World By Steven Levenkron
Heart of Darkness By Joseph Conrad
The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde By Robert Louis Stevenson

The last two are for uni, but yeah....not getting into them or anything at all just now!

Behind the Smile 24-07-2008 09:29 PM

Currently reading Frankenstein,
I have to for when I go back to school for English.
Not really enjoying it to be honest.

Also, reading If you could see me now by Cecelia Ahern, I'm really liking it so far :)

GlitterTrashDoll 24-07-2008 09:46 PM

The Umbrella Academy by Gerard Way.
Not a book.. It's a comic.
Same sort of thing though.
haha.

The Stolen One 24-07-2008 09:55 PM

The Ruling Class - Francine Pascal

meh got it from libary
not quite my level of reading lol
found it a bit younger

nowhereman 25-07-2008 12:20 AM

Just finished Victoria and the Rogue, now I'm starting Nicola and the Viscount, they're both by Meg Cabot.

Snuffles 25-07-2008 01:07 AM

I just finished Vanishing Acts by Jodi Picoult

Stress Free Anxiety 25-07-2008 10:46 PM

re-reading Twilight to prepare for Breaking Dawn. *twitches in excitement*

felicity 26-07-2008 12:08 PM

Home by Larissa Behrendt for uni and All Quiet on the Western Front by Remarque

Useless Information 101 27-07-2008 03:55 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by xxworldxoffxx (Post 952710)
re-reading Twilight to prepare for Breaking Dawn. *twitches in excitement*

:rofl: cant waiittt

I just finished The Ridiculous Race and The Watchmen....so nowww I cant decide if I want to read The Prestige, The Anansi Boys, or the Twilight saga again.

risenfromperdition 27-07-2008 04:04 AM

gaining- life after an ed

monket 27-07-2008 05:21 AM

About halfway through "Lasher" by Anne Rice, and starting in on "Speak", who's author's name is currently escaping me.

risenfromperdition 27-07-2008 05:43 AM

^Laurie Halse Anderson
(y)

Kurea 27-07-2008 06:45 AM

I'm currently reading "The Great Gatsby". And just finished "A Farewell to Arms". Curs-ed summer reading. *grumble*

risenfromperdition 27-07-2008 06:53 AM

^*pets*

Crayon, 27-07-2008 07:50 AM

I just read a book called Not Without My Sister.
Its about these three girls who were born into a cult and they're constantly struggling with the cult life and are eventually trying to escape from the grasp of this cult..
Its actually a true story and its really sad.

Ghostface 27-07-2008 12:19 PM

I read "the da vinci code" a week ago, and just read "a thousand splendid suns" by Khaled Hossain. I LOVE IT!

I started reading "Veronica decides to die" yesterday.

pixie*lyssie 27-07-2008 01:34 PM

Just reading a couple of nursing books, getting ready for college =]

Yume.No.Chikara 27-07-2008 02:16 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ghostface (Post 956368)
I read "the da vinci code" a week ago, and just read "a thousand splendid suns" by Khaled Hossain. I LOVE IT!


I adore that book totally and completely! Khaled Hossain is a genious!! Have you read the kite runner? Its fab too, though i think a thousand splendid suns is better!

Just finished The Songlines by Bruce Chatwin! The travel writing bit was really good, really intresting, its about the aboriginal songlines in Aus, I wish I had read it when I was there! Anyway the downside was these random chunks of quotes from previous travel experiences that he would randomly plonk in the middle of chapters which went on forever! In the end I just skipped those bits...was still worth reading though!
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Day Tripper 28-07-2008 08:52 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Reluctant (Post 956067)
I just read a book called Not Without My Sister.
Its about these three girls who were born into a cult and they're constantly struggling with the cult life and are eventually trying to escape from the grasp of this cult..
Its actually a true story and its really sad.


I almost bought that book but instead bought 'Dry' by Augusten Burroughs, which is kind of like the guy's life after the end of 'Running With Scissors' when he's struggling with alcoholism and stuff.

Breadsticks 28-07-2008 09:01 PM

I've just finished Poppy Shakespeare by I can't remember! But if anyone else has read it, could they explain to me what happened in the end? I got REALLY confused!! Overall it was an okay book,, I only got it after watching it on TV. Nothing special though.

mesmerized. 29-07-2008 05:25 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ghostface (Post 956368)
I started reading "Veronica decides to die" yesterday.

I've been meaning to read that for a while - is it any good?

Yesterday I read 'Life Support'. I can't remember who it's by, and I can't be bothered finding out. But it was surprisingly good - I actually couldn't put it down!

I think I might read 'My Cousin Rachel' by Daphne du Maurier next, since I've had it for ages and haven't started it.

one_step_closer 30-07-2008 11:10 AM

New Moon - Stephenie Meyer

Spoons 03-08-2008 11:10 PM

i am currently reading

an introduction to the sociology of religion (for my dissertation)

harry potter and the philosophers stone

XxLostxX 03-08-2008 11:28 PM

Ive just finished reading Cathy glass - damaged... its a really good insight into foster carers and the struggles etc , not good for anyone triggered around the subject of abuse though.

Ive just started reading Cathy glass-hidden , similar thing as above really , shes a really good author and its true storys

first book ive cried at for a long time

Netsirkylime 04-08-2008 02:59 AM

Just finished Breaking Dawn... eep haha

crazykat 04-08-2008 03:06 AM

I've just started reading 'that mean old yesterday by Stacey Patton'

one_step_closer 04-08-2008 11:21 AM

Ghost Beach (Goosebumps) - R.L Stine.

Going back to my childhood!

Devil Girl 04-08-2008 12:05 PM

Goosebumps books were amazing!!!!!!

Katiecakes. 04-08-2008 09:59 PM

"The Forgotten Garden" by Kate Morton.
Looooove it ^^
x

Detour. Derail 04-08-2008 10:03 PM

Noughts and Crosses by Malorie Blackman

Automatik Teknicolour 04-08-2008 10:05 PM

The Torment Of Others - Val McDermid (Not sure if I already said)

Useless Information 101 04-08-2008 10:39 PM

Well I finished Breaking Dawn on saturday and now Im reading the Prestige.

Stress Free Anxiety 05-08-2008 03:12 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Netsirkylime (Post 977345)
Just finished Breaking Dawn... eep haha

Quote:

Originally Posted by Useless Information 101 (Post 979070)
Well I finished Breaking Dawn on saturday and now Im reading the Prestige.

LALALALALA *covers ears to avoid spoilers* I can't wait to get that and read it.

I've just finished Specials by Scott Westerfeld. Now I've gotta get my hands on Extras, also by Mr. Westerfeld.

monket 05-08-2008 07:41 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by HorseRidinBbe07 (Post 956002)
^Laurie Halse Anderson
(y)

Yes! That's it, thank you.

But I'm done reading both of those books now, and I'm on to Thr3e by Ted Dekker, Odd Thomas by Dean Koontz, and the third Harry Potter book (again).

I can never just read one at a time.

one_step_closer 05-08-2008 10:46 AM

Eclipse - Stephenie Meyer


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