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message 1: by Ashley (last edited Aug 25, 2016 12:54PM) (new)

Ashley (readerandwriter) What's the next book you are going to read?

I'm gonna read a lesbian romance novel called "The Cottage" by Gerri Hill.

message 2: by Lori (last edited Aug 25, 2016 12:55PM) (new)

Lori (tnbbc) I have the Dexter books on my to read list next. I try not to get too far ahead of myself, as i can easily become confused and irritated, and have readers anxiety....


message 3: by Tara (last edited Aug 25, 2016 12:55PM) (new)

Tara (tara_n) | 22 comments My book club is going to read A Sunburned Country (I think I got that title wrong) this month for our meeting. I apologize if the title is wrong, I'm at work, listening to testimony and I'm about to fall asleep. :)

message 4: by pop (last edited Aug 25, 2016 12:56PM) (new)

pop Number 13 in Evanovich's Stephanie Plum series. I just read book 12. a good one, one scene in that book is so hilarious, I could hardly read it, every line cracked me, laugh outloud funny. Evanovich had Granny, Lula, and the tall drag queen guy in one scene... side splitting funny, the main case of the book was intriguing too.

message 5: by Jessica (thebluestocking) (last edited Aug 25, 2016 12:56PM) (new)

Jessica (thebluestocking) (jessicaesq) I'm going to read Saturday by Ian McEwan.

message 6: by Stephanie (last edited Aug 25, 2016 12:56PM) (new)

Stephanie | 11 comments As soon as I finish The Emperor's Children, it's on to How To Lose Friends and Alienate People by Toby Young...I seem to be on a NYC-setting kick right now.

message 7: by Clayton (last edited Aug 25, 2016 12:56PM) (new)

Clayton | 52 comments Amazon just sent me my copy of 1001 Books to Read Before You Die (yeah, I am a member of that group too). Will spend tonight going through it to see if I already own some of the titles and start reading them. Anyone have suggestions of titles they enjoyed that are on that list?

message 8: by Diane (last edited Aug 25, 2016 12:56PM) (new)

Diane  (dianedj) I will next be reading a book of short stories "The Collected Stories" by Grace Palsey with my book club.
Question to Jessica - I've been interested in reading Saturday, and would love to see your review on it when you are finished.

message 9: by Julie (last edited Aug 25, 2016 12:56PM) (new)

Julie (jooliaaah) i have two i'm about to start: lonesome dove by larry mcmurtry and one hundred years of solitude by gabriel garcia marquez.

message 10: by Lori (last edited Aug 25, 2016 12:56PM) (new)

Lori (tnbbc) Jessica, watch out with Saturday. I read that one, but it took me forever. I ended up picking it up and putting it down like 4 different times, reading other books in between, before I finally finished it. It had really long,boring sections that just seemed pointless and drawn out. Tho the last 50 pages really picked up and kept my attention.

This book works well for those hard-to-get-to-sleep moments. It knocked me out constantly.

Hope you have better luck with it. :)

message 11: by Llama (last edited Aug 25, 2016 12:56PM) (new)

Llama Castillo | 34 comments The next books on my list (as I never read just one) are The Shining Face by Harold Myra, The Corelian Trilogy by Roger Macbride Allen, Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis and Clouds, Woodlands and Wildflower by Robin Jones Gunn as soon as they arrive here.

message 12: by Diane (last edited Aug 25, 2016 12:56PM) (new)

Diane  (dianedj) Lori, I like that description and am thinking of adding a shelf called "Hard-to-get-to-sleep" books. LOL

message 13: by R.J. (last edited Aug 25, 2016 12:57PM) (new)

R.J. | 2 comments I'm reading Oregon authors...
so second of the Tom Martindale mysteries by Ron Lovell, as well as upcoming release AVALON by Al Lohner.

message 14: by Ashley (last edited Aug 25, 2016 12:57PM) (new)

Ashley (readerandwriter) I change my mind. The next book I will read is "My Sister's Keeper" by Jodi Picoult, then I will finish reading "Ophelia Speaks" by Sara Shandler, and then "The Cottage" by Gerri Hill.

message 15: by Meredith (last edited Aug 25, 2016 12:57PM) (new)

Meredith Watson | 37 comments I started The Sweet Potato Queen's 1st Big Ass Novel and put it down after only one chapter because I bought Water for Elephants and couldnt wait to start that one. I never read more than one at a time so I'll pick up the Queens when I'm done with Water.

message 16: by Ashley (last edited Aug 25, 2016 12:57PM) (new)

Ashley (readerandwriter) Meredith,

what is "Water for Elephants" about? It seems to be a popular book.

message 17: by Sarah (last edited Aug 25, 2016 12:58PM) (new)

Sarah (songgirl7) I'm reading Peter Pan right now, and next is Peter and the Star Catchers. I'm also reading the complete Sherlock Holmes in between. I just finished A Study in Scarlet and I think the next one is The Sign of Four.

message 18: by DA (last edited Aug 25, 2016 01:00PM) (new)

DA only one?

message 19: by Meredith (last edited Aug 25, 2016 01:00PM) (new)

Meredith Watson | 37 comments Ashley,
Water for Elephants is a story told my an elderly man living in a nursing home about his young adulthood working with a traveling circus. While I did enjoy it, I didnt feel it lived up to all the hype.

message 20: by Reza (last edited Aug 25, 2016 01:00PM) (new)

Reza | 5 comments I'm going to start the Lover by Marguerite Duras before I read Lolita by Nabokov.

message 21: by Elizabeth (last edited Aug 25, 2016 01:00PM) (new)

Elizabeth I'm currently in My Name Is Red and the next book on my list is The Boleyn Inheritance.

message 22: by Mont'ster (last edited Aug 25, 2016 01:00PM) (new)

Mont'ster | 58 comments Seriously, only one? I always have *at least* two books going.

But the one that I most recently started is Growing Small Groups by Floyd Schawnz

message 23: by [deleted user] (last edited Aug 25, 2016 01:00PM) (new)

Middlesex is next for me.

message 24: by Jordan (last edited Aug 25, 2016 01:00PM) (new)

Jordan (jordieheartsbooks) I just started Bury Me Standing, though since it's a history type book, I'll likely pick up Bergdorf Blondes and read that super quick as a lighter read to break up the heavier read. I'm also browsing through baby name books (in hopes that I'll soon have use for them).

message 25: by Art (last edited Aug 25, 2016 01:01PM) (new)

Art Tirrell I've just started Rosemary Poole-Carter's newly released historical, "Women of Magdalene", and it had me engrossed from the first page. I'll definitely be writing a review of this one in a few days.

message 26: by Helen Tanaka (last edited Aug 25, 2016 01:01PM) (new)

Helen Tanaka | 2 comments Hi! I just joined this group and I have to say that One Hundred Years of Solitude is amazing! Anything my Marquez is amazing! Enjoy the read.

message 27: by J.R. (last edited Aug 25, 2016 01:01PM) (new)

J.R. Randle (jrrandle) | 14 comments Next on my list is the memoir, Left To Tell:Discovering God Amidst the Rwandan Holocaust by, Immaculee Ilibagiza

message 28: by Sheri (last edited Aug 25, 2016 01:01PM) (new)

Sheri | 11 comments I am going to start 4th of July by James Patterson.....this Woman's Murder Club series is fast paced reading - that is good because the series starts on TV this Friday and I need to read before I watch.

message 29: by J.R. (last edited Aug 25, 2016 01:01PM) (new)

J.R. Randle (jrrandle) | 14 comments Thank you Sheri for reminding me... I will need to Dvr because I'm in the middle of two books now. I do need to catch up the Women's Murder Club. Hopefully, the tv series compares well with the books and offers a solid storyline.

message 30: by Lighthouselover203 (last edited Aug 25, 2016 01:01PM) (new)

Lighthouselover203 | 1 comments I am reading the following books-Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (1/3 of the way-Audio in Car) The Christmas Thief by Mary Higgins Clark (just started- Daytime Reading in house audio )Tidings of Comfort and Joy by T Davis Bunn (3 chapters into it) A Perfect Life by Mike Stewart (1/4 of the Way-bedtime reading)Finally Work Book is American Fairy Tales by L Frank Baum

message 31: by Llama (last edited Aug 25, 2016 01:01PM) (new)

Llama Castillo | 34 comments ok, i already posted on this but i have to add that recently i was rearranging a bookshelf in my room, it is mainly for unread books, and counted 91!!!! so i have a lot of catching up to do ... thank goodness i always read more than one at a time ... and i just finished three more yesterday, so a good start

message 32: by Rachael (last edited Aug 25, 2016 01:01PM) (new)

Rachael | 23 comments I will read Eat, Pray, Love next.

message 33: by Renee (last edited Aug 25, 2016 01:02PM) (new)

Renee Hi Jordan

I read Bury Me Standing about 10 years ago and found it to be a fascinating read about the history of the Roma (or as they are commonly known as Gypsies). I'd be interested in hearing your thoughts on the book.

message 34: by Lori (last edited Aug 25, 2016 01:02PM) (new)

Lori (tnbbc) Got side tracked and read Weathercock by Glen Duncan before I read the Dexter books. I was on a Glen Duncan kick for awhile, and finally got my hands on that book. It turned out to be a really interesting read. (In case anyone cares!)

Today I started the first of the Dexter books. So far I like it. Does anyone watch the show? I was wondering if it follows the books at all or if watching wont interfer with my reading.... I havent started watching it yet, but I want to...

message 35: by Laura (last edited Aug 25, 2016 01:04PM) (new)

Laura I'm an English major, so I have plenty on my "to-read" list but very few of those titles are ones I actually want to read! I can't wait for the semester to be over, though, because I recently got hooked on H.G. Wells and found a first edition of one of his lesser known novels, Mr. Blettsworthy on Rampole Island.

Any Wells fans out there? I'd be curious to know if anyone else has read this (or any other Wells novels) and what they think!

message 36: by Kellie (last edited Aug 25, 2016 01:07PM) (new)

Kellie (krheck) | 14 comments I have GOT to either finish The Historian or just give up on it.

And then I'd like to dive into The Subtle Knife, the second in His Dark Materials trilogy (Phillip Pullman).

But right now I need to finish Harry Potter.

message 37: by Jordan (last edited Aug 25, 2016 01:07PM) (new)

Jordan (jordieheartsbooks) I couldn't resist. I set aside Bury Me Standing and did not pick up Bergdorf Blondes like I thought, I went straight for The Golden Compass. Since I'm flying through it, I should get back to Bury Me Standing in no time....

message 38: by Tara (last edited Aug 25, 2016 01:21PM) (new)

Tara (tara_n) | 22 comments I finished In A Sunburned Country and then flew through The Way Life Should Be and now just started The Other Mother. So far it's good but I do find my mind wandering during some of the chapters.

Jordan, I am interested in reading The Golden Compass. What did you think of it?

message 39: by Melissa (last edited Aug 25, 2016 01:21PM) (new)

Melissa (melissaharl) Lori, I watch the Dexter series on Showtime, and I like it a lot. It's certainly not for the sqeamish, with a lot of gore and all, but it has a really twisty plot and a dry and droll sense of humor.

I haven't read the books.

message 40: by Lynn (last edited Aug 25, 2016 01:32PM) (new)

Lynn (dwell_ondreams) Probably Divine by Choice by PC Cast

But maybe Beowulf: The Script Book by Neil Gaiman & Roger Avary

message 41: by Ashley (last edited Aug 25, 2016 01:32PM) (new)

Ashley (readerandwriter) I'm gonna finished reading "Between Us" edited by Kay Turner. Then I will continue with "Out of Love" by KG MacGregor. Finally I will read Mercy by Jodi Picoult

message 42: by Kim (last edited Aug 25, 2016 01:48PM) (new)

Kim (kimbers81) I am just starting Memoirs of a Geisha

message 43: by ScottK (last edited Aug 25, 2016 01:48PM) (new)

ScottK As soon as I get through The Meaning of Night I am going back to the 20th century for a bit and read The Last Coyote by Michael Connelly.

message 44: by Lori (last edited Aug 25, 2016 01:48PM) (new)

Lori (tnbbc) Im chipping away at The Double by Jose Saramago, and the next two books I purchased are Book of Samson by David Maine and Samedi the Deafness... I am not sure which will go first, but I am looking forward to both (and a break from Saramago....)

message 45: by Michelle (last edited Aug 25, 2016 01:48PM) (new)

Michelle (literarilyspeaking1) My next book is Halo Parade by Bill James. Not my usual fare, but it was accidentally sent to me instead of a novel for school last year, so I got to keep it.

I'm just starting Catch-22.

message 46: by Vidya (last edited Aug 25, 2016 01:49PM) (new)

Vidya (srivisub) | 6 comments Its classics time for me, so at present i have already started reading or rather re reading Emma by Jane Austen and i am also starting Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky. Quirk of mine, need to read two books at one time, maybe more but never less!!!

message 47: by Tara (last edited Aug 25, 2016 01:49PM) (new)

Tara (tara_n) | 22 comments Now my book club is reading The Hours by Michael Cunningham, which I've already read, so I'm currently reading The Boleyn Inheritance (at home) and Marie Antoinette (during my work day commute).

message 48: by Fenixbird (last edited Aug 25, 2016 01:49PM) (new)

Fenixbird SandS | 56 comments (1) The Giver by Lois Lowry {i have this on cassette so I have started "listening" to it in idle moments...perhaps a few tonight (after I line up rides for tomorrow's Buddhist brunch potluck!! (Guess I'll have good book conversation!!) LOL

(2) The Book of Earth (a dragon "quartet" series of 4 I guess?) by Marjorie B. Kellogg (set in Medieval times...) This one is to cheer up my son (we lost an extremely close friend last week!!)

& (3) the Complete Idiot's Guide to Middle East Conflict by Mitchell Bard, that Egypt does not "scare" me too bad when i get there!!

message 49: by J.R. (last edited Aug 25, 2016 01:51PM) (new)

J.R. Randle (jrrandle) | 14 comments I've completed Left To Tell, Discovering God Amidst the Rwandan Holocaust...excellent and inspiring!

Four more next on my list: Ring Around the Moon, by Mary Burnett Smith, Peony In Love by Lisa See, Sandrine's Letter to Tomorrow by Dedra Johnson and An Ice Cold Grave by, Charlaine Harris

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