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Old 01-23-2013, 01:56 AM   #1
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February Bookstudy Suggestions Thread

Time to figure out what book to read next in the AW SF/F book study! For the month of February we are looking for a fantasy novel. Please try to think of a book that's easy to find and not too expensive (so, for example, no out of print hardcovers please). Please include an Amazon link in your post. Once we have four nominees the books will wrestle alligators and each other I will put up a poll. I look forward to your suggestions.

Past book studies include:

2008:
Ender's Game (August)
Lies of Locke Lamora (September)
A Deepness in the Sky (October)
A Fire in the Deep (November)
Storm Front (December)

2009:
I Am Legend (January)
The Onion Girl (February)
Lord of Light (March)
Small Gods (April)
Beggars in Spain (May)
The Once and Future King (June)
Foundation (July)
The Graveyard Book (August)
Neuromancer (September)
The Last Wish (October)
The Knife of Never Letting Go (November)
One Hundred Years of Solitude (December)

2010:
Battle Royale (January)
Jhereg (February)
Cyberabad Days (March)
Tigana (April)
Next (May)
Perdido Street Station (June/July)
Boneshaker (August)
His Majesty's Dragon (September)
Never Let Me Go (October)
The Child Thief (November)
Solaris (December)

2011:
Lirael (January)
Blindsight(February)
Lavinia (March)
Hugo nominees (April)
The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms (May)
Dawn (June)
Good Omens (July)
The Hunger Games (August)
The Last Unicorn (September)
Ubik (October)
The Colour of Magic (November)
The Caves of Steel (December)

2012
The Princess Bride (January)
The Prestige (February)
Servant of the Underworld (March)
Parable of the Sower (April/May)
Little, Big (June)
The Martian Chronicles (July)

2013
Wool omnibus (January)

Feel free at any time to resurrect any of these threads if you want to discuss the book featured within.
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Old 01-23-2013, 04:44 AM   #2
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I nominate Among Others, I haven't read it yet, it won 2011's Hugo and Nebula, I haven't seen it on your list yet, I heard there were lots of complaints about it, and I wonder what the big deal was.

http://www.amazon.com/Among-Others-J.../dp/0765331721
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I nominate Among Others, I haven't read it yet, it won 2011's Hugo and Nebula, I haven't seen it on your list yet, I heard there were lots of complaints about it, and I wonder what the big deal was.

http://www.amazon.com/Among-Others-J.../dp/0765331721
I haven't read it yet either but I've heard good things about it. Thanks Mr. Aziz!
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Any other suggestions? I'm reading 'Mr. Fox' right now by Helen Oyeyemi, so I'll put that forward.

http://www.amazon.com/Mr-Fox-Helen-O...ywords=Mr.+Fox
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Has The Neverending Story ever been suggested? I think it's a classic.
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American Gods by Neil Gaiman?

Seems to be a thing to read before they finish turning it into an HBO show.
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Has The Neverending Story ever been suggested? I think it's a classic.
I love The Neverending Story! I'd be up for a re-read.

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American Gods by Neil Gaiman?

Seems to be a thing to read before they finish turning it into an HBO show.
American Gods always stirs up good discussion, so I'd be interested to see what other people think of it.

Thanks peeps! We now have four books, so I will put together the poll. By Monday we should now which books we'll be discussing in January.
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