Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
Train of Thought

Sad/Thought Provoking/Romantic Books

Recommended Posts

I'm looking for something that really makes you feel and dwell on the book.

 

I just finished reading "The Boy in the Striped Pajamas" and enjoyed that. I'm looking for books along the lines of Anne Tyler writing or something like "Of Human Bondage" which isn't so much a love story, but a story about love. I've read all of Austen/Bronte's books too. Preferably something well written and not too generic.

 

Thanks

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Linda Gillard writes thought provoking books that stay with you, and are definitely stories about love (among other things).

Emotional Geology

Star Gazing

A Lifetime Burning

House Of Silence (this one on Kindle only)

 

Kazuo Ishiguro is another author whose writes books that stay with you. The two I have read are quiet penetrating pieces; 'Never Let Me Go' and 'The Remains Of The Day'.

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I think The History of Love by Nicole Krauss would fit the bill. I loved reading it, and although it's been a good five years since I read it, it stills stays with me. I'm about the embark on a re-read for my book group.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

If you enjoyed the boy in the striped pyjamas I'd definitely recommend The Book Theif by Markus Zusak.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Linda Gillard writes thought provoking books that stay with you, and are definitely stories about love (among other things).

Emotional Geology

Star Gazing

A Lifetime Burning

House Of Silence (this one on Kindle only)

 

Kazuo Ishiguro is another author whose writes books that stay with you. The two I have read are quiet penetrating pieces; 'Never Let Me Go' and 'The Remains Of The Day'.

I'll second LG's books :)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I have a couple of suggestions.

 

The Time Travelers Wife by Audrey Niffenegger

This fits all of the criteria. Probably my favourite book of all time. If you haven't read it yet, I strongly recommend this one.

 

A Crack in Forever by Jeannie Brewer

Such a compelling love story.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon and A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens. Both are on my top 5 books. Absolutely brilliant :)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  



×