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Birol
09-01-2006, 01:36 AM
Please post suggestions for future book club readings in this thread. Thanks! :)

Birol
09-01-2006, 02:34 AM
That's a perfectly legitimate reason for recommending them, Kevin. I mean, the question really boils down to, what do you want to read?

Unique
09-03-2006, 07:07 PM
Stiff - the Curious Lives of Human Cadavers (http://tinyurl.com/h4gqs)(non-ficiton) by Mary Roach

Cold Mountain (http://tinyurl.com/kvb7m)- by Charles Frazier

Beach Road (http://tinyurl.com/zllp6)- by James Patterson

soloset
09-04-2006, 11:05 PM
Stiff - the Curious Lives of Human Cadavers looks pretty interesting -- I think I'm going to pick it and her other book up off Amazon, actually. :) I may have to read it with my eyes covered, though. :D

At the risk of embarrassing myself, I haven't participated in the Book Club because most of the suggestions/choices so far have been too literary for me. I read to escape and for adventure, mostly mysteries, cookbooks, true crime, and history.

Perks
09-04-2006, 11:07 PM
Stiff - the Curious Lives of Human Cadavers looks pretty interesting For certain. I'd buy it on merit of the title alone. I'll keep an eye out if you guys do that one.

Aubiefan
09-04-2006, 11:53 PM
Stiff - the Curious Lives of Human Cadavers looks pretty interesting -- I think I'm going to pick it and her other book up off Amazon, actually. :) I may have to read it with my eyes covered, though. :D



I read that just last week, it is VERY interesting! Mary Roach is great at witty writing, but she is never disrespectful when discussing the bodies and related topics. I learned a lot and enjoyed it thoroughly!

Soccer Mom
09-05-2006, 06:49 PM
For future book clubs, I'd like to see something YA. Theres a pretty large number of us hear writing that. I would like to see some genre stuff too. What about some Alexander McCall Smith (number one ladies detective agency). The writing is absolutely gorgeous and they are so different from anything else out there in the mystery world.

SherryTex
09-05-2006, 07:00 PM
The Liars Club by Mary Karr
Cold Sassy Tree by Olive Ann Burns
The Charms of an Easy Life by Kaye Gibbons

Three very good books, wish I could write like them. --Sherry

Birol
10-11-2006, 06:55 PM
bump

CaroGirl
10-11-2006, 06:56 PM
Anything by Rohinton Mistry.

blacbird
10-13-2006, 10:25 AM
The Ox-Bow Incident, Walter Van Tilburg Clark.

caw

Soccer Mom
10-16-2006, 05:46 AM
How I Live Now, Meg Rossoff
http://www.amazon.com/How-Live-Now-Meg-Rosoff/dp/0553376055/sr=1-1/qid=1160963107/ref=sr_1_1/002-3267051-8346461?ie=UTF8&s=books

The First Part Last, by Angela Johnson
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0689849230/ref=pd_cp_b_title/002-3267051-8346461?ie=UTF8

Savannah Blues, by Mary Kay Andrews
http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_ss_b/002-3267051-8346461?url=search-alias%3Dstripbooks&field-keywords=Savannah+Blues

The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency, Alexander Macall Smith
http://www.amazon.com/No-1-Ladies-Detective-Agency-No/dp/0375423877/sr=1-1/qid=1160963504/ref=sr_1_1/002-3267051-8346461?ie=UTF8&s=books

Unique
10-21-2006, 02:28 AM
Beach Road (http://tinyurl.com/zllp6)- by James Patterson

Remember when I recommended this book? I read it last night.

Oh, Wow.

You like a good plot twist? Read this one.

No spoilers from me ... but ... Oh, Wow.

pdr
10-21-2006, 04:10 AM
1. Everyone post a favourite poem during the quiet 'reading of the next book' period. Don't have to comment except say why you like it!

2. 'Monstrous Regiment' Terry Pratchett
3. 'Dogsbody' Diane Wynne Jones
4. Mamur Zapt series. 'The Snake Charmer's Daughter' Michael Pearce
5. 'Water for Elephants' Sarah Groen
6. Any of the Number One Detective Agency series by Alexander McCall Smith.

KTC
10-21-2006, 04:46 AM
Suggestion for next time around:

She's Come Undone by Wally Lamb

TrainofThought
10-21-2006, 07:16 PM
Suggestion for next time around:

She's Come Undone by Wally Lamb Aw, I already read this one. The book I really like of his is I Know This Much Is True and I would read it again. Not that She's Come Undone isn't good but I think the other one is better.

KTC
10-21-2006, 10:37 PM
Thanks for that, Train! I just discovered She's Come Undone a few weeks ago and loved it so much I thought I would suggest it for the book club so I could read it again and discuss it. But it makes me happy that you think the other one is even better! I just took it out of the library today. I can't wait to read it! I don't know how I missed Lamb's works?

P.H.Delarran
10-22-2006, 03:27 AM
I've read both of those Wally Lamb books, and would read them again.

I'm kinda interested in something fantasy/adventure, or possibly horror or suspense, this time around. I'd like discussing something that is considered one of the standards for its genre (whether a blockbuster book or well-selling author).
But I'll read anything :D

Unique
11-13-2006, 12:45 AM
The Last True Story I'll Ever Tell

I picked it up for the title.
From the introduction, I knew it was a book I didn't want to end. Fast pacing, humourous, scary, in your face action - and a genre we haven't covered: it's a memoir (http://tinyurl.com/yc9sty).

I'd love to have an excuse to read it again. (Ha! I'm not even finished yet)

TrainofThought
11-13-2006, 01:50 AM
I would love a reason to reread The Shadow of the Wind (http://www.amazon.com/Shadow-Wind-Carlos-Ruiz-Zafon/dp/0143034901/sr=8-1/qid=1163367836/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1/103-0621189-8071838?ie=UTF8&s=books) by Carlos Ruiz Zafon. I love his words and this story. Another one I would love to reread is A Prayer for Owen Meany (http://www.amazon.com/Prayer-Owen-Meany-John-Irving/dp/0345361792/sr=1-1/qid=1163367991/ref=pd_bbs_1/103-0621189-8071838?ie=UTF8&s=books) by John Irving.

Anyone? Anyone?

Sheighle
11-13-2006, 02:20 AM
Sky Burial By Xinran
The Good Women of China By Xinran
These are two beautiful books that will remain in the memory
Sheighle

Unique
01-10-2007, 03:59 AM
What time is it?

Adagio
01-11-2007, 08:46 AM
The thread started in August (Birol), recommendations followed, and ended yesterday with Unique asking What time is it?:)

Let me rephrase my question in the Title line: have you decided on a particular book to read? I noticed titles I didn't know about and I'm planning now to read at least some (Wally Lamb first). How is the club working?
Cheers

AmyBA
01-11-2007, 08:55 AM
Nope, there's no current book selection that I'm aware of for the group, but I'll be glad to coordinate one. Let's give people one more week to make suggestions (until January 19th), then I'll tally the most-suggested titles and we'll vote and read. Sound good?

Adagio
01-11-2007, 09:09 AM
Nope, there's no current book selection that I'm aware of for the group, but I'll be glad to coordinate one. Let's give people one more week to make suggestions (until January 19th), then I'll tally the most-suggested titles and we'll vote and read. Sound good?

Sounds good, AmyBa. I'm kind of new, since Dec. and try to figure out how things work. I wasn't sure if I missed something. Guess I'll read Wally Lamb. I've heard about him. I bought The Terrorist (John Updike) but haven't read it yet.
Thanks!

Unique
01-11-2007, 03:50 PM
Alas, Babylon.

That's my suggestion for this round. I've read it before, I'll read it again and it's one book I'll never ever give up:e2poke:It's a keeper. Your library should have a copy - if not, it's still available (http://www.amazon.com/Alas-Babylon-Perennial-Classics-Frank/dp/0060931396)

Soccer Mom
01-15-2007, 10:04 PM
How I Live Now, Meg Rossoff
http://www.amazon.com/How-Live-Now-Meg-Rosoff/dp/0553376055/sr=1-1/qid=1160963107/ref=sr_1_1/002-3267051-8346461?ie=UTF8&s=books

The First Part Last, by Angela Johnson
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0689849230/ref=pd_cp_b_title/002-3267051-8346461?ie=UTF8

Savannah Blues, by Mary Kay Andrews
http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_ss_b/002-3267051-8346461?url=search-alias%3Dstripbooks&field-keywords=Savannah+Blues

The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency, Alexander Macall Smith
http://www.amazon.com/No-1-Ladies-Detective-Agency-No/dp/0375423877/sr=1-1/qid=1160963504/ref=sr_1_1/002-3267051-8346461?ie=UTF8&s=books

Re offering these as books I would like to see.

TrainofThought
01-15-2007, 10:55 PM
I have a shelf of books that still need reading, but would love a reason to reread The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon. :D

AmyBA
01-19-2007, 07:52 AM
Here are my suggestions:

A.S. Byatt's Possession
Joyce Carol Oates' Missing Mom
Audrey Niffenegger's Time Traveler's Wife

TemlynWriting
01-19-2007, 08:00 AM
Here are my suggestions:

A.S. Byatt's Possession
Joyce Carol Oates' Missing Mom
Audrey Niffenegger's Time Traveler's Wife My vote goes for A.S. Byatt's Possession. I just picked up a copy a few weeks ago, and I keep hearing wonderful things about it.

AmyBA
01-19-2007, 08:17 AM
Forgot to include this suggestion: David Kamp's The United States of Arugula