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message 1: by Sarah (last edited Nov 28, 2013 11:30AM) (new)

Sarah | 103 comments Mod

To begin, I suggest we read from the following categories:

Comedy - Ideal for dark wintry days
Crime - Ditto!
Love - For a warm glow to keep us warm

Please offer suggestions for books from these categories by 15th December now changed to Friday, 29th November; we will then decide (possibly by vote) which ones to read.

message 2: by ch (new)

ch | 41 comments For January 2014, I nominate:

Comedy - Martin Amis: Money (1984)
Crime - Umberto Ecoo: The Name of the Rose(1980)
Love - Willa Cather: A Lost Lady (1923)

message 3: by Sarah (new)

Sarah | 103 comments Mod
Hi ch,

Thank you for the first nominations. Two of the authors, Eco and Cather, are high on my list of favourite authors, so thank you for those! They all sound good.


message 4: by Chelsea (new)

Chelsea (chelseaanne) I could nominate but I am opened to what people decide to start the group with. :) In the future, I will nominate some books. Thanks!

message 5: by Anne Sofie (new)

Anne Sofie (annesofielovesmozart) Comedy - Don't know

Crime - Arthur Conan Doyle: A Study in Scarlet

Love - F. Scott Fitzgerald The Great Gatsby

message 6: by Dragana (new)

Dragana | 3 comments Comedy: The diary of a Nobody
Crime: A study in scarlet
Love: the garden of the Finzi-Contenis

message 7: by ch (new)

ch | 41 comments All good nominations! I'm looking forward to our reading :)

message 8: by Tom (new)

Tom Comedy: Cold Comfort Farm
(because I meant to read it years ago. It should be a pleasant light holiday read)

Crime: Fingersmith
(because I have loved everything I've read by Sarah Waters)

Love: The Well of Loneliness
(because it sounds interesting, and it's sitting on my shelf waiting to be read)

message 9: by Sarah (new)

Sarah | 103 comments Mod
Thank you Tom. The first book I read by Sarah Walters was 'Night Watch', so interesting to read about war-time experiences from a different point of view, i.e. women working in the midst of the bombing raids.

message 10: by ch (new)

ch | 41 comments Thank you all for the nominations!

Here are the polls for the January's reading, so do vote for your selections!

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