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message 1: by Nicole (new)

Nicole  (nimabu) | 22 comments Mod
TBR Lists, everybody's got one or if not you at least have an idea of that book that caught your attention but you just haven't gotten around to reading yet. If you are like me, you have piles of books next to your bed that you acquired in a frenzy but haven't had the time to read. Since this group is growing so fast I propose the following: in the next couple of days everybody choose at least 5 books that you've been meaning to read and post them here. I am betting that with almost 50 members, some people will have at least one book in common. Afterward we can break up into groups and start reading. I'll start with my list of 5:

1) Valley of the Dolls by Jackelinne Susann

2) The Twenty-Seventh City by Jonathan Franzen

3) The Crow Road by Iain Banks

4) The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery

5) The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath


message 2: by Lauren (new)

Lauren | 6 comments 1) Shit My Dad Says by Justin Halpern
2) The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson
3) I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith
4) The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
5) The Thin Man by Dashiell Hammett


message 3: by Desiree (new)

Desiree (wickedlittlehigh) | 20 comments My TBR list is ridiculously huge, between all of the books I own and the ones I keep getting from the library. The last 3 I have on hold at the library:

1) Brave New World

2) Infinite Jest

3) So Cold the River

4) Let the Great World Spin

5) Ape House


message 4: by Sarah (new)

Sarah (mad_as_birds) | 3 comments I have so many books in my TBR list, but here are my top 5 for the moment:
1) The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo - Steig Larsson
2) The Handmaid's Tale - Margaret Atwood
3) White Teeth - Zadie Smith
4) The Brothers Karamazov - Fyodor Dostoevsky
5) The War of the Worlds - H.G Wells


message 5: by Katie (strict) (new)

Katie (strict) (strict) | 5 comments White Teeth is really fantastic.


message 6: by Queenjulie (new)

Queenjulie | 2 comments I've read The Bell Jar and The Handmaid's Tale, but I would totally vote for those--I'm happy to read them again and love talking to people about them.

As for my list:
1. A Thousand Splendid Suns, by Khaled Hosseini
2. Pillars of the Earth, by Ken Follett
3. the poetry of Emily Dickenson
4. The Novelist, by Angela Hunt
5. Coal Run, by Tammy O'Dell


message 7: by Desiree (new)

Desiree (wickedlittlehigh) | 20 comments Queenjulie wrote: "I've read The Bell Jar and The Handmaid's Tale, but I would totally vote for those--I'm happy to read them again and love talking to people about them.

I would also re-read The Bell Jar, or Handmaid's Tale. The Bell Jar would be my first choice, as I have not read it in years. I wonder if there are any other books, old new whatever, which would be a great read for everyone.


message 8: by Karen (new)

Karen | 4 comments 1. Dragonflight by Anne McCaffrey
2. American Tabloid by James Ellroy
3. The Blind Assassin by Margaret Attwood
4. John A. The Man Who Made Us by Richard Gwyn
5. The Bungalow Mystery by Carolyn Keene


message 9: by Joanna (last edited Sep 08, 2010 05:31PM) (new)

Joanna (rodmanstreet) 1. Backlash: The Undeclared War Against American Women
2. The Poisonwood Bible
3. Blue Highways: A Journey into America
4. The Dharma Bums
5. Guns, Germs and Steel

I really stink at choosing books, though. Half the time when I search a book out I'm over it by the time I find it and lose interest after two pages. I'm better off picking books on a whim! Or reading whatever other people tell me to.


message 10: by Joanna (new)

Joanna (rodmanstreet) Desiree (WickedLittleHigh) wrote: "My TBR list is ridiculously huge, between all of the books I own and the ones I keep getting from the library. The last 3 I have on hold at the library:

1) Brave New World

2) [book:I..."


I read Let The Great World Spin for a book club a few months ago. We all sort of liked it at the beginning, then didn't like it in the middle, then loved it at the end. So don't put it down midway through!


message 11: by KarenW (new)

KarenW (pietra) | 3 comments Karen wrote: "1. Dragonflight by Anne McCaffrey
2. American Tabloid by James Ellroy
3. The Blind Assassin by Margaret Attwood
4. John A. The Man Who Made Us by Richard Gwyn
5. The Bungalow Mystery by Carolyn..."


Dragonflight is SO GOOD, if a bit dated. Have you read any of Anne McCaffrey's other Pern novels?


Megan (sheilagirl) | 3 comments I would for sure reread The Bell Jar if that was picked.


message 13: by Katie (strict) (new)

Katie (strict) (strict) | 5 comments I would like to read The Bell Jar.


message 14: by Karen (new)

Karen | 4 comments I haven't read any Anne McCaffrey and to be honest I am not a fantasy fan. The series was suggested to me by a friend and I'm going to give it a chance.


message 15: by Sarah (new)

Sarah (mugs_of_wine) A Confederacy of Dunces - John Kennedy Toole
Orlando - Virginia Woolf
The Year of the Flood - Margaret Atwood
The Savage Detectives - Roberto Bolano (this would be a reread for me but I think it would be an amazing book club read)
Any Toni Morrison

I've also never read The Bell Jar so I'd definitely be on board for that.


message 16: by Nicole (new)

Nicole  (nimabu) | 22 comments Mod
I'm going to leave this up until next week and then I'll announce which books got the most "votes". It looks like we'll be reading The Bell Jar, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and something by Margaret Atwood. You don't have to read the three books of course, it's just to get some discussion going on various books at a time.


message 17: by Katie (strict) (new)

Katie (strict) (strict) | 5 comments That's great with me, The Bell Jar, Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and plenty of Margaret Atwood books are available at my local library.


message 18: by Kayla (new)

Kayla (soursequence) I hope I'm not too late!
1. Dandelion Wine by Ray Bradbury
2. The Woman Warrior by Maxine Hong Kingston
3. Baby Driver by Jan Kerouac
4. The Dharma Bums by Jack Kerouac
5. Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov


message 19: by Shannon (new)

Shannon (shannmc) | 1 comments The Hunger Games-Suzanne Collins
Legacy of Ashes-Tim Weiner
This Common Secret-Susan Wicklund
Black Hole-Charles Burns
Fat Land-Greg Critser
Alias Grace-Margaret Atwood
Stolen Innocence-Elissa Wall


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