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message 1: by Lu (new)

Lu | 12655 comments Mod
For this month we are reading: GEZI. Lets get started!

Use the books you finish in March to fill out the word, using the first letter of the first word in the title (excluding 'the', 'a' or 'an') or the first letter of the author's name, middle name or surname.

Good luck everyone!


message 2: by Janice (last edited Mar 21, 2016 11:48PM) (new)

Janice | 1820 comments Mod
Progress: 4/4


G - Greenglass House by Kate Milford
E - The End of Everything by Megan Abbott
Z - Zeroes by Scott Westerfeld, Margo Lanagan and Deborah Biancotti
I - I Am Half-Sick of Shadows by Alan Bradley

Greenglass House (Greenglass House, #1) by Kate Milford The End of Everything by Megan Abbott Zeroes (Zeroes, #1) by Scott Westerfeld I Am Half-Sick of Shadows (Flavia De Luce, #4) by Alan Bradley


message 3: by Lu (last edited Mar 05, 2016 10:29PM) (new)

Lu | 12655 comments Mod
Progress: 0/4


G - (p)Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee(raru) (Jan - Feb BoM)
E - (p)Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel(Oct-Nov BoM)(raru)
Z - The Sculptors of Mapungubwe by Zakes Mda (March-April AoM)
I - (p)Illuminae by Amie Kaufman (Feb-March BoM)

(e)Sneaking Candy by Lisa Burstein(netgalley)
(e)Royal Wedding by Meg Cabot (Feb-March BoM)
(p)The Green Mile by Stephen King(Nov-Dec AoM)
(e)Horns by Joe Hill (Sept-Oct AoM)(raru)
(p)Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell(Oct-Nov AoM)(raru)
(e)The Lies Dragons Tell by India Drummond (review) (April-May AoM)
Lagoon by Nnedi Okorafor (March-April BoM)
(p)The Mall by S.L. Grey (March-April BoM)

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message 4: by Naz (new)

Naz (nazz) | 615 comments Progress: 0/4


G -
E -
Z -
I -


message 5: by Mareli (new)

Mareli Thalwitzer | 163 comments Hi Lu! I didn't finish Feb's word of the month. I only finished the 'R' and the 'L'. But will try for March again. I've had THE THOUSANDS AUTUMNS OF JACOB DE ZOET by David Mitchell on my TBR list for a long time. Does the 'Z' appear to far in the title to qualify?


message 6: by Lu (new)

Lu | 12655 comments Mod
Hi Mareli, great, I'm sure you will do it in March!
Yea unfortunately, the Z has to be the first letter in the title or author name or surname.


message 7: by Mareli (new)

Mareli Thalwitzer | 163 comments I'll see what I can find, maybe Zoo City by Lauren Beukes. Haven't read it.
G -
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message 8: by Lu (new)

Lu | 12655 comments Mod
That sounds like a plan! :)


message 9: by Carolien (new)

Carolien (carolien_s) | 2152 comments Mod
Zoo City is a great read. Alternatively you can read a book by our author of the month - Zakes Mda.

I'll try to get to The Madonna of Excelsior.


message 10: by Jennifer (last edited Mar 26, 2016 12:04AM) (new)


message 11: by Janice (new)

Janice | 1820 comments Mod
Done!


message 12: by Carolien (new)

Carolien (carolien_s) | 2152 comments Mod
Congrats!


message 13: by Jennifer (new)

Jennifer (jevine) | 768 comments Finished


message 14: by Carolien (new)

Carolien (carolien_s) | 2152 comments Mod
Well done!


message 15: by Mareli (new)

Mareli Thalwitzer | 163 comments I'm done!
G - Girl on the train (The), Paula Hawkins
E - Edgar Allan Poe, Six creepy tales
Z - Zoo City, Lauren Beukes
I - Ivy Tree (The), Mary Stewart

The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins Six Creepy Tales by Edgar Allan Poe by Edgar Allan Poe Zoo City by Lauren Beukes The Ivy Tree by Mary Stewart


message 16: by Carolien (new)

Carolien (carolien_s) | 2152 comments Mod
Well done! Did you enjoy Zoo City?

I have a copy of The Ivy Tree, but haven't read it yet. If you enjoy Mary Stewart, there is a Goodreads Group that only reads her books.


message 17: by Mareli (new)

Mareli Thalwitzer | 163 comments Zoo City was well written and I enjoyed the characters. The attachment between Zinzi and her Sloth was beautifully portrayed and I loved the quirky comments with the Afrikaans "slang". Didn't really enjoy the story all the way though. I've lost the thread somewhere. But is definitely reading Lauren Beukes again! Borrowed The Shining Girls from my "buurvrou". The first english mystery novels I've read (primary school!) was by Mary Stewart, hence the sentiment. I enjoyed The Ivy Tree much more the first time, but it is still a fun read.


message 18: by Janice (new)

Janice | 1820 comments Mod
Well done Mareli!


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