Thursday, June 22, 2006

Thursday Thirteen

Thirteen Things about Louise

Thirteen books on my shelf that I haven't read yet.

1. The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown
I held off for so long before buying it, but have to wait until I forget the film to read it.

2. A Long Way Down by Nick Hornby
A funny book about suicides? We'll see.

3. The Mermaids Singing by Val McDermid
I love Val McDermid. One of the best thriller authors in the world.

4. We Need to Talk About Kevin by Lionel Shriver
I've been told how brilliant this book is.

5. A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
I love Dickens, but always seem to have a bit of trouble with this one.

6. Guilty Pleasures by Laurel K Hamilton
A horror story about a vampire hunter. Hope it's not just a Buffy rip-off.

7. The Mysterious Mr Quin by Agatha Christie
Possibly my favourite author, I have several of her books still to read.

8. Laidlaw by William McIlvaney
A crime thriller set on the mean streets of Glasgow.

9. Indelible by Karin Slaughter
I just discovered Karin Slaughter last year and would recommend her highly. Just not to the faint hearted.

10. An Act of Peace by Ann Widdecombe
I've enjoyed Miss Widdecombe's books much more than I thought I would. Well written and sensitive.

11. When the Wind Blows by James Patterson
I can take or leave Patterson. I prefer the Women's Murder Club books to the Alex Cross ones. I see this one going to a charity shop when I finish.

12. The Death and Life of Charlie St Cloud by Ben Sherwood.
A birthday present from a year and a half ago. Will get round to it soon.

13. To Be The Best by Barbara Taylor Bradford
The follow up to A Woman of Substance. I like trashy novels.

There's about another 20 books that I've not read yet, perhaps when Thursday Thirty-Seven is launched we'll go through them all. Any reviews or suggestions of other books you think I might like would be welcome.

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3. Kailani
4. Elle
5. PatentPrincess

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Natsthename said...

Well, I've read the first one, and that is ALL. I have not seen the film, though, so perhaps you do need to forget it! The book's pace makes for a quick read, and it's thrilling!

Carmen said...

boy, I've come accross a lot of books to add to my queue at the library today!

Happy0303 said...

I love the Women's Murder Club, too. The rest of his books are too violent and graphic for me. Great T13 list!

Elle said...

Only 13? I have boxes of books waiting to be read. I keep buying ones that are in series (like the Dragon Lance books) and then never have the time to read them. It's very frustrating!

PatentPrincess said...

Like Natalie, I've only read the first book on your list. I hope you enjoy all thirteen of them :)

Scouser said...

You must read The Da Vinci Code, I read it then saw the film and was disappointed with the film (there was just too much missing). Thank you for visiting my T13

Pink Chihuahua Princess said...

Except for numbers 1,5 I haven' heard of any of these. I really need to get out more. hehe

Thanks for stopping by my TT.

Francesca Gray said...

Some new titles here for me to check out, :) Unread books? In the house? Surely thats impossible? ( Thank you for commenting on my TT)