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message 1: by Kirsty (new)

Kirsty (KirKel) | 1160 comments Mod
I think it would be a good idea to have a month where we read group reads that we never got around to. A kind of catch up month. What do you think?


message 2: by Kirsty (new)

Kirsty (KirKel) | 1160 comments Mod
Our Past Group Reads

Link to past group reads

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak The Book Thief - Markus Zusak - August/September2011
American Gods by Neil Gaiman American Gods - Neil Gaiman - August 2011
The Magic Toyshop by Angela Carter The Magic Toyshop - Angela Carter - August 2011
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (Miss Peregrine #1) by Ransom Riggs Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children - Ransom Riggs - September 2011
The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern The Night Circus - Erin Morgenstern - September 2011
White is for Witching by Helen Oyeyemi White is for Witching - Helen Oyeyemi - October 2011
The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes The Sense of an Ending - Julian Barnes - November 2011
Anansi Boys by Neil Gaiman Anansi Boys - Neil Gaiman - December 2011
Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen Water for Elephants - Sara Gruen - December 2011
Room by Emma Donoghue Room - Emma Donoghue - December 2011
The Raw Shark Texts by Steven Hall The Raw Shark Texts - Steven Hall - January 2012
Florence and Giles by John Harding Florence and Giles - John Harding - January 2011
The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafón The Shadow of the Wind - Carlos Ruiz Zafon - January 2011
11/22/63 by Stephen King 11/22/63 - Stephen King - February 2012
Under the Dome by Stephen King Under the Dome - Stephen King - February 2012
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee - February 2012
The Waiting Room by F.G. Cottam The Waiting Room - F. G. Cottam - February 2012
The Help by Kathryn Stockett The Help - Kathryn Stockett - February 2012
The Bone People by Keri Hulme The Bone People - Keri Hulme - March 2012
A Discovery of Witches (All Souls Trilogy, #1) by Deborah Harkness A Discovery of Witches - Deborah Harkness - March 2012
The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey The Snow Child - Eowyn Ivey - April 2012
Life of Pi by Yann Martel Life of Pi - Yann Martel - April 2012
Alice I Have Been by Melanie Benjamin Alice I Have Been - Melanie Benjamin - May 2012
Perfume The Story of a Murderer by Patrick Süskind Perfume: The Story of a Murderer - Patrick Süskind - May 2012
The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller The Song of Achilles - Madeline Miller - June 2012
The Sealed Letter by Emma Donoghue The Sealed Letter - Emma Donoghue - June 2012
One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcí­a Márquez One Hundred Years of Solitude - Gabriel Garcí­a Márquez - July
Gillespie and I by Jane Harris Gillespie and I - Jane Harris - July
Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury Something Wicked This Way Comes - Ray Bradbury - August
At the Mountains of Madness and Other Tales of Terror by H.P. Lovecraft At the Mountains of Madness and Other Tales of Terror - H. P. Lovecraft - August


Our Current Group Reads - September

Fevre Dream by George R.R. Martin Fevre Dream - George R. R. Martin

The Lighthouse by Alison Moore The Lighthouse - Alison Moore




Link to July's Group Reads

Link to August's Group Reads


If you have read, or are reading, any of our group reads please join in discussions - all the threads are open indefinitely and the more opinions the better:)


message 3: by Sophia (new)

Sophia (PagePlucker) | 230 comments Mod
That's a brilliant idea. There are loads I missed that I still really want to read. :-)


message 4: by Jo (new)

Jo | 592 comments Mod
I like the idea of a catch up month - hopefully I can get The Night Circus converted so I can finally finish reading it on my kindle.
I might give one of the Stephen Kings a try as well as I skipped both if those - which one should I go for?


message 5: by Sarah (new)

Sarah  (Scheherazade) | 363 comments Mod
Sounds like a good idea. There are a couple I didn't get a chance to read, so it would give me a chance to catch up with those :)


message 6: by Ness (new)

Ness (Violet74) | 209 comments Mod
Agreed. I have a few that I never got round to, I might opt for Gillespie and I :)


message 7: by Aimee (new)

Aimee (Smiley_laydee) | 92 comments Brilliant idea! Have so many I missed. Room, American gods and under the dome jump out at me on first look


message 8: by Kirsty (new)

Kirsty (KirKel) | 1160 comments Mod
Jo wrote: "I like the idea of a catch up month - hopefully I can get The Night Circus converted so I can finally finish reading it on my kindle.
I might give one of the Stephen Kings a try as well as I skippe..."


Under the Dome I just couldn't get on with and I'm glad I didn't read anymore (I read over 100 pages) because I'm pretty sure I wouldn't have liked the explanation for the dome. I read 11.22.63 and I think that will be my last King for a while.


message 9: by Kirsty (new)

Kirsty (KirKel) | 1160 comments Mod
Aimee wrote: "Brilliant idea! Have so many I missed. Room, American gods and under the dome jump out at me on first look"

I loved American Gods and Room is a very quick read:)


message 10: by Lou (new)

Lou (loucaster) | 47 comments Kirsty wrote: "I think it would be a good idea to have a month where we read group reads that we never got around to. A kind of catch up month. What do you think?"

Fab idea!! Have an urge to buy new stuff so will have a peek through the ones I wanted to read so can join in again x


message 11: by Kirsty (new)

Kirsty (KirKel) | 1160 comments Mod
Lou wrote: "Kirsty wrote: "I think it would be a good idea to have a month where we read group reads that we never got around to. A kind of catch up month. What do you think?"

Fab idea!! Have an urge to buy n..."


Welcome back!


message 12: by Sarah (new)

Sarah  (Scheherazade) | 363 comments Mod
Kirsty wrote: "Jo wrote: "I like the idea of a catch up month - hopefully I can get The Night Circus converted so I can finally finish reading it on my kindle.
I might give one of the Stephen Kings a try as well ..."


I found the ending of Under the Dome a real let down. It completely ruined the book for me.


message 13: by Aimee (new)

Aimee (Smiley_laydee) | 92 comments Ok, might give it a miss afterall tehn :P


message 14: by Jo (new)

Jo | 592 comments Mod
Me too, have converted The Night Circus so will finish that and then mabe just carry on with A Storm of Swords (A Song of Ice and Fire, #3) by George R.R. Martin


message 15: by Sarah (new)

Sarah  (Scheherazade) | 363 comments Mod
I think I'm going to either read Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (Miss Peregrine #1) by Ransom Riggs or The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey. Possibly both if I get time.


message 16: by Lexi (new)

Lexi (giraffeinabath) Oh dear, I am way behind with my reading. I am still on March.


message 17: by Vicky (new)

Vicky | 30 comments Sounds good to me. I've been away from here for a bit as work has been full on and we are in the process of moving house so there is quite a bit I have missed. I think I will go for The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey as I picked it up the other day on offer in Sainsburys for 2.99!


message 18: by Sarah (last edited Oct 11, 2012 05:48AM) (new)

Sarah  (Scheherazade) | 363 comments Mod
You got a good deal there! I've had The Snow Child by Eowyn Iveyon my bookshelf for a little while now, so I'm going to try and get around to reading it this month too. The original group read coincided with me getting my first job, so I missed that completely. I'm looking forward to it, though!

Hopefully you enjoy it. Let us know what you think about it as you're reading, or afterwards -- the threads from the group read are still open in the "Past Group Reads" section.


message 19: by Vicky (new)

Vicky | 30 comments Yes I will do thanks :)


message 20: by Karen (last edited Oct 12, 2012 06:10AM) (new)

Karen  | 120 comments I've read A Discovery of Witches and couldn't put the kindle down. Also read the 11/22/63 - again, a book I couldn't put down.


message 21: by Vicky (new)

Vicky | 30 comments Karen wrote: "I've read A Discovery of Witches and couldn't put the kindle down. Also read the 11/22/63 - again, a book I couldn't put down."

Karen, I loved A Discovery of Witches, did you see the 2nd book is now out in hardback?


message 22: by Sarah (new)

Sarah  (Scheherazade) | 363 comments Mod
I absolutely adored both A Discovery of Witches, and 11.22.63. They might be fairly recent releases, but they're already two of my all-time favourite books. I have the second book, Shadow of Night, on my TBR pile. I keep promising myself I'll get to it soon :)


message 23: by Karen (new)

Karen  | 120 comments Vicky wrote: "Karen wrote: "I've read A Discovery of Witches and couldn't put the kindle down. Also read the 11/22/63 - again, a book I couldn't put down."

Karen, I loved A Discovery of Witches, did you see th..."


Yep - waiting for it to drop in price a little more in the Kindle version, so it's on my watch list. From all the reports, it's just as good as the first one! *Starts dribbling at the thought!*


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