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Lyn (Readinghearts) (lsmeadows) | 2835 comments Mod
Thanks to one of our Paiges, our shelf for July is Literature.

Looks like there are some great books on the shelf, so pick away and let us know what your plan is!


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Paige (iampaigeb) | 81 comments I plan to read both
Fahrenheit 451
and
The Handmaids Tale


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Mell (mellrouvray) | 145 comments Getting back on board with this one - I'm going to read The Great Gatsby


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Paige (iampaigeb) | 81 comments Mell wrote: "Getting back on board with this one - I'm going to read The Great Gatsby"

Oh let me know how that is. It is on a bucketlist to read but not to sure. Would like to hear someones opinion on it first. It is what made my mind up with Fahrenhiet 451 and The Handmaid's Tale as I heard many good things.


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Joyce (eternity21) | 611 comments I am going to keep on my Sherlock Holmes kick starting with
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes


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Jamie Zaccaria | 99 comments I'm going to go with In Cold Blood.


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Marina (sonnenbarke) | 1431 comments Paige wrote: "I plan to read both
Fahrenheit 451
and
The Handmaids Tale"


Both wonderful. I hope you'll enjoy them.


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Marina (sonnenbarke) | 1431 comments So many good books on this shelf!

I'll probably re-read The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka, which I've already read 3 or 4 times I think, lol! But I had already planned on re-reading it this year, so good timing, I guess.

I'm sure many more of the books I'll be reading will prove to be shelved as literature.


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CluckingBell | 327 comments Well, I have to read The Cat's Table for my IRL book club, so I'll definitely be reading that....


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Karin | 811 comments Lyn (Readinghearts) wrote: "Thanks to one of our Paiges, our shelf for July is Literature.

Looks like there are some great books on the shelf, so pick away and let us know what your plan is!"


I'm not sure, but there is most likely something already on my list--I've read 36/50 on that first page and I don't like or read Russian Lit.

ETA Probably The Rime of the Ancient Mariner which is on there and I have the audiobook on hold at the library. Another audiobook I have on hold that's on there is Little Fires Everywhere


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Paige (iampaigeb) | 81 comments Fahrenheit 451 is first.
Got a friend mailing me The Handmaid's Tale as i am unsure. had 2 salesman say they did not like it


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Karin | 811 comments Paige wrote: "Fahrenheit 451 is first.
Got a friend mailing me The Handmaid's Tale as i am unsure. had 2 salesman say they did not like it"


I liked The Handmaid's Tale and I usually can't stand anything by Atwood, but I liked it when it it was only a few years old and am not sure that I'd like it now. I hated much of her premise, though, and a few things about it, but overall I liked the Handmaid herself.

But Fahrenheit 451 has stood the test of time for me; I liked it when I read it as a teen and again when I read it about 7 or 8 years ago.


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Susan | 3478 comments Mod
A friend just recommended Somerset Maugham's The Razor's Edge to me, so I'll start with that. But first I have to hurry up and get started on my June book. :)


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Amanda (amandaes09) | 3 comments 1. Just Kids by Patti Smith

2. In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler's Berlin by Eric Larson

3. The Rules of Magic by Alice Hoffman

4. Nicolas and Alexandra by Robert K. Massie

5.
The Family Romanov: Murder, Rebellion, and the Fall of Imperial Russia by Candice Fleming

6. Time's Convert by Deborah Harkness


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Karin | 811 comments I have a book I'd like to use because even though it's shelved British Literature and English Literature, it is metafiction and lists a lot of literature in it. Would that be okay or does it have to be shelved just as "literature?"


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Christina Byrne (cmbyrne87) | 161 comments Going to try and read Jane Eyre


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Bea | 4810 comments Mod
I will try to get The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy or The House of the Spirits read this month.


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Marina (sonnenbarke) | 1431 comments Bea wrote: "I will try to get The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy or The House of the Spirits read this month."

I loved both, Bea. I hope you'll enjoy them.


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Paige (iampaigeb) | 81 comments So making my way through Fahrenheit 451 and realized I am almost done. Strange because there is still another half of the book which is the history of it.

That said, when I read the history I am also gonna be reading Sherlock Holmes


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Paige (iampaigeb) | 81 comments Reading now A Study In Scarlet by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Having the help of an audiobook as well. Normally don't use Audiobooks but I find it easier to do housework right now listening to a Sherlock audiobook.


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Tyra | 15 comments I came across The Trial by Kafka at the library yesterday. I've been interested in reading it for quite some time so I figured this might be a good book for this month.


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Marina (sonnenbarke) | 1431 comments Tyra wrote: "I came across The Trial by Kafka at the library yesterday. I've been interested in reading it for quite some time so I figured this might be a good book for this month."

I love this book, Tyra. Admittedly, I love everything by Kafka. I hope you'll like it.


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Tyra | 15 comments That sounds great! Haven't read anything by Kafka previously, hopefully I'll like it so I can continue on reading more of his works


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Tamara | 10 comments The Island of Dr. Moreau and I might try Jane Eyre again


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Paige (iampaigeb) | 81 comments Reading Next To Die right now which is a Crime book for my group International Book Club at the moment but after I am going to breeze through my favorite Shakespeare play Hamlet. And after that going to read The Rise And Fall of The Dinosaurs: A New History of The Lost World


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Joyce (eternity21) | 611 comments I am currently reading my 2nd book The Hound of the Baskervilles on Audiobook. Stephen Fry narrates these and they are sooo well done.


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Fiona Byrne | 1 comments I’m reading Brave New World, took a while to get into it, but enjoying it now


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