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Lyn (Readinghearts) (lsmeadows) | 2803 comments Mod
Welcome to the first session of POTS for 2015. Please post your choices for each person on our team below and I will make a consolidated list here.

REMEMBER - FOR EACH PERSON WE PICK THE NUMBER OF BOOKS THEY HAVE CHOSEN TO READ PLUS ONE. So, for me, each of you will pick two books giving me a total of 10 books to choose from.

Thanks .






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Coralie | 1589 comments Lyn, you were really easy to pick for as I gave two of your list five stars. They are
Captain Corelli's Mandolin and
And the Mountains Echoed.

I will need some more time for the others.

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Coralie | 1589 comments Tien - the three I enjoyed most from your list:
On the Jellicoe Road
The Poisonwood Bible

Niamh - the three I enjoyed most on your list:
Charlotte's Web
The Lightning Thief

Dee - I haven't read any of yours so I'll start with the two that are on my to-read shelf:
The Rosie Project
Blood Song
and, because the main character is called Cora
The Dress Shop of Dreams

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Tien (tiensblurb) | 8459 comments Mod
Dee ~haven’t read any on your shelf!
I choseThe Rosie Project -heard lots of people rave about this. Plus today being Australia Day, I thought this is a perfect choice  but then I saw Coralie has picked this for you so…
Femme ~Aussie too…
A Highlander’s Destiny - <3 Highlanders!
Unexpected Eden – am currently reading Eden

Mistress of the Art of Death – I rated this 5 stars
A Town Like Alice – Australia Day! ‘nuff said ;)

Clariel – am being real consistent here: Aussie author ha ha ha
First Rider’s Call – I adore the first book but this was just average for me.
Ancillary Sword

The Hunger Games –loved it!
The Novice – Aussie author! And I also loved this trilogy 
The Blood Countess

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Dee (austhokie) | 2547 comments Tien - I was leaning towards Rosie Project (since I have it in audio) - so i'll credit both of you ;)

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Dee (austhokie) | 2547 comments okie dokie!

Letters From Home - how have you NOT read this yet?
The Good Nurse: A True Story of Medicine, Madness, and Murder - so glad I read this after being in the hospital, not before!

Coralie - I only have 2 of your books on my shelf and haven't read either of them!
Last Argument of Kings
Grass for His Pillow - I really liked the first one
Without a Summer - because it looks intriguing

Blameless - I love this series!
We Need New Names - the cover caught my eye
Shadow and Bone - i've heard good things about the series

The Tournament - i'm a huge Matt Reilly fan, but this was so different from his normal stuff
The Bone Garden
The Iron Duke (although if you pick this, I would recommend reading the prequel in Burning Up because that helped me clarify a lot of things)

Lyn (Readinghearts) (lsmeadows) | 2803 comments Mod
OK - So here are my choices for everyone (as usual I am last, lol):


The Hooker and the Hermit - I just like the title of this one.
River Marked - I've always wanted to start this series.
One Grave Too Many

Remarkable Creatures - I thought this book was good and was really interested in the life a a woman scientist in the early days.
The Slap - I have heard great things about this book and want to read it soon.
11/22/63 = I am halfway through this one and find it fascinating.


The Garden of Rama - Love Arthur C. Clarke
Throne of Jade - I am looking forward to this one some day.
Burdens of the Dead - Mercedes Lackey is a favorite of mine.


City of Bones - great book!
Suzanne's Diary for Nicholas
The Real James Herriot: A Memoir of My Father - I love the James Herriot books and would love to read this one.

Lyn (Readinghearts) (lsmeadows) | 2803 comments Mod
Has anyone decided which book(s) they are going to read yet. There are so many good suggestions for me, I am having trouble deciding, but I think I am going to to with either Tell the Wolves I'm Home or A Town Like ALice. I finally got my book for the Reader's Pursuit game, though, so I am going to read it first. :)

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Coralie | 1589 comments I thought I would start with Without a Summer. It fits in with SRC and Reader's Pursuit perfectly. Then I checked the library this morning to see what branch it is at and found that someone else borrowed it yesterday (on a four week loan).

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Dee (austhokie) | 2547 comments well, I Have The Blackhouse from the library right now - but I have another reading challenge I need to finish before I can really dig in here

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Tien (tiensblurb) | 8459 comments Mod
I've packed Remarkable Creatures to take with me for our weekend away :) Hopefully, I'll get to actually read it!

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Tien (tiensblurb) | 8459 comments Mod
I've just finished -it was a pretty easy read...
I've really enjoyed the previous 2 Chevalier's I've read. Whilst I've mostly enjoyed this one, there was just a distinct lack of sparkle in this one though I would still have enjoyed it but for one incident which I thought was unnecessary. It just felt so incongruent to the overall tone of the novel plus I lost my respect for that character at that stage... Rant(view spoiler) End Rant

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Niamh | 61 comments I'm going for The Bone Garden and Charlotte's Web. I've been wanting to read more Gerritsen books for a while now so that's one picked.
Then, I'm going to read Charlotte's Web. I know my little one is too young to understand any of it being only 2 weeks old today but it will give me an excuse to start off reading to her. I don't think that reading about a murder would be the right one to start her off on so a nice children's book will be just the ticket :)

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Dee (austhokie) | 2547 comments Niamh - I really liked Bone Garden - while similar to her R&I series, its also different/more unique - one of my favorites by her

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Dee (austhokie) | 2547 comments i'm listening to The Rosie Project in the car right now (recommended by Coralie) and reading The Hooker and the Hermit (Lyn)

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Dee (austhokie) | 2547 comments I finished up The Rosie Project (recommended by Coralie and Tien) - IMHO, I think I should have waited for all the hype about the book to die down because while it was good, I didn't love it like other seemed to - honestly Don irked me (I know it was a character thing, but it just irked me)

Lyn (Readinghearts) (lsmeadows) | 2803 comments Mod
I still need to work on mine, I haven't even decided exactly which one I am going to read yet, lol. March is the month!

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Coralie | 1589 comments I have finished Murder and Mendelssohn which was a pleasant murder mystery. I guessed the murderer but it wasn't too obvious. What I enjoy most about this series is checking out the locations where the action takes place and imagining what they would be like in 1929.

Next I will be reading Grass for His Pillow.

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Niamh | 61 comments I love the Phryne Fisher series as well Coralie. I haven't read Murder and Mendelssohn yet. I get most as audiobooks and put them on in the car when travelling. At an hour each way just to go do my shopping it's great :)

I've finished my 2 books. The Bone Garden was really enjoyable. Definitely the one I enjoyed the most of the Gerritsen books so far. But not sure why she didn't just write about the historical crime instead of jumping to the present as well.

Also enjoyed Charlotte's Web. Wonder why it took me so long to get around to reading it...

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Dee (austhokie) | 2547 comments i've always wondering with The Bone Garden if it was meant to fit into the rizzoli and isles world and then the historical took over

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Tien (tiensblurb) | 8459 comments Mod
So, I've finally read On the Jellicoe Road, Susan! At first, I was finding it a tad difficult to get my head around the many characters and also the time-shifts. But after a few chapters and I knew sorta of what's happening, I couldn't put it down. I read it in one day. Great characterisation, interesting premise, and lots of feels!

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