Best Recent Read

Booking Through Thursday is again about ‘Recents’ this week. We have had ‘funny’, ‘serious’, ‘worst’ and now ‘best’. This week is genuinely going to be a quick blog post as my most recent best is easy.

Without a doubt the best read I have read of late, and in fact for a little while as got to be Brooklyn by Colm Toibin. It’s just wonderful and in fact I wrote about it yesterday and one of the things I said was that “this is just the book I have been craving to read, and haven’t quite been able to find for quite a while something I would rush to read the next bit of and get lost in all over again“. I would recommend absolutely everyone to read this and am now crossing everything that it makes it onto the Man Booker short list and possibly even go on to winning.

I actually enjoyed it so much I am wondering about adding it onto my ‘All Time Favourite Forty’ I don’t like to do that too rashly though so I may leave the book to linger with me for a while.

So what about you? Whats your most recent ‘best read’?

30 Comments

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30 responses to “Best Recent Read

  1. Pam

    Oh I do need to read this! I’ll have to get on that…

  2. My recent best book is also going to be in the collection of my best all time bboks 🙂

    But I’m sure not everyone will enjoy that book as much as I am

  3. Alright! You have convinced me! My best read recently was “Random Acts of Heroic Love”, which was a gift from Jackie. That book was as good as it gets for me.

  4. novelinsights

    I just read your review and I have to say it’s not one I would have picked from the blurb but your recommendation makes me think twice. My recent best was actually recommended by you, so thank you!

  5. I loved this book, too. Your review was excellent.

  6. I wasn’t so excited about Brooklyn. Maybe I wasn’t in the right mood. I’ll have to try again!

  7. This sounds like a book I need to add to my wish list.

  8. I’ll have to look it up at my library. It was hard for me to pick just one, so I did a top five 🙂 Here’s my BTT.

  9. reviewsonbooks

    Hooray another book I’ll be adding to my TBR pile 🙂
    happy thursday!

  10. I hadn’t heard of this book before, but after reading your review, I really want to read it. Great BTT pick!

  11. I added Brooklyn to my tbr list recently….perhaps I’ll actually have to purchase it and put it on my tbr shelf.

    Although I had a pretty good run of books in July…I haven’t been so lucky this month. I started “What Love Means to You People” by MaryKay Shapiro at the beginning of the month, but abandoned it after about 40 pages. Then I started “Talking to the Dead” by Helen Dunmore, an author I really like a lot…but it hasn’t captured my interest. Maybe the question is: what do you do when you *can’t* find the book that you want to read?

  12. cjz111

    You have me very curious. Any book that is described as a “great joy to read” is worth a look. I cannot wait to see what you think about Coetzee. Haven’t read anything but is high on my list of authors to investigate.

  13. justicejenniferreads

    That book must have really left an impression – even more reason to read it ASAP!

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