January 31, 2005
Nominations for March's Book!
Our first book discussion officially starts today! That means we need to pick a new book.
This entry will serve as the nomination collection group. Leave your nominations for the book you'd like to discuss in March in the comments on this post. At the end of the week, I will put up a poll for voting with four or five choices. (I'll try to make it as democratic as possible when deciding on the polling options!)
So give me your titles everyone!
Posted by Knit One Read Too at January 31, 2005 01:19 AM
Maxine Hong Kingston - Fifth Book of Peace
Posted by: melanie at January 31, 2005 12:24 PM
I have two to nominate, chosen because I already have purchased the books, as well as excellent reviews.
The first is Snow, by Orhan Pamuk. The second is Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell, by Susanna Clarke. That one might be a two-month book, as it is nearly 800 pages.
Here are a couple links for reviews:
Posted by: Lorette at January 31, 2005 12:32 PM
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith
Just throwin' it out there. :)
Posted by: Cara at January 31, 2005 12:34 PM
How about "The Namesake" by Jhumpa Lahiri?
Posted by: Amanda at January 31, 2005 12:38 PM
"The Rapture of Canaan" by Sheri Reynolds
Posted by: Jenika at January 31, 2005 12:44 PM
I want to jump in with Lorette and vote for Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell, by Susanna Clarke. I haven't read the whole book yet, but what little I have made my way through I have really enjoyed.
Posted by: Stacey at January 31, 2005 12:45 PM
I second Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell, by Susanna Clarke and will also throw in The Memory of Running: A Novel by Ron McLarty
Posted by: Lisa at January 31, 2005 12:57 PM
"The Fountainhead" by Ayn Rand
Posted by: Susan at January 31, 2005 01:01 PM
"The Kite Runner" by Khaled Hosseini; or "Shipping News" by Annie Proulx.
I haven't read either (or watched the movie). But the first sounds really interesting since it is about boys growing up in Afghanistan. And second is suppose to have some scenes of everyone in the family KNITTING! LOL!
Posted by: Angela at January 31, 2005 01:11 PM
I'd like to third - wait, no, forth- a vote for Jonathon Strange and Mr. Norrell. With a two month advance warning, I might even get it from the library in time to read it this time! ;) Just from browsing the book quickly, however, it looks very interesting and is on my Must Read Someday list.
Posted by: Sandy J at January 31, 2005 01:13 PM
I'd like to vote for Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell, but I'm not sure I'll get enough read time to finish it.
hmmm Maybe the alienst by Caleb Carr?
Or Wicked by Gregory Maguire?
Posted by: erin at January 31, 2005 01:21 PM
I go with Jonathan Strange also or Kite Runner, which is suppose to be good also.
Posted by: Judy at January 31, 2005 01:38 PM
Let's see, let's see....anything by Carol Goodman; she's got a 'newer' one out, "The Drowning Tree", that looks really good. Or, I could get behind "The Kite Runner"; it's on my list.
Posted by: hayden at January 31, 2005 01:40 PM
What bout "Brick Lane" by Monica Ali? But I'm also interested in "Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell."
Posted by: Elizabeth at January 31, 2005 01:41 PM
A couple of thoughts:
Cloud Atlas - David Mitchell
The Fortress of Solitude-Jonathan Lethem
Almost done with the Roth, and will jump into the discussion soon!
Posted by: Michelle at January 31, 2005 01:45 PM
I second "The Namesake" by Jhumpa Lahiri, and also eigth or ninth the "Jonathan Strange".
("Fountainhead" is such a great book too!)
Posted by: tessa at January 31, 2005 01:58 PM
How about "loverboy" by Victoria Redel
Or "Girl with a Pearl Earring" by Tracy Chevalier
or "Life of Pi"
Posted by: Annie at January 31, 2005 02:17 PM
I third The Namesake, and tenth Jonathan Strange. :-)
Posted by: mrspilkington at January 31, 2005 02:18 PM
i vote for the Clarke
Posted by: mj at January 31, 2005 03:30 PM
I vote for Chris Hedges' War is a Force that Gives Us Meaning. There is a review up in the book review section.
Maybe if not for March, then for April.
Posted by: Sara* at January 31, 2005 05:35 PM
I would like to nominate Louis de Bernieres new book Birds Without Wings. Or if people really want books to be available in paperback, The War of Don Emmanuel's Nether Parts by the same author.
The aforementioned Loverboy sounds interesting. I really enjoyed reading the Life of Pi and am enjoying listening to The Cloud Atlas. The Kite Runner sounds intriguing too.
Posted by: spaazlicious at January 31, 2005 06:35 PM
I vote for the Strange book (although I could have easily voted for Snow, The Namesake, Birds Without Wings,Wicked or Cloud Atlas). It's just that I have the Strange book and I don't when I would put down the knitting to read it if it wasn't part of book club (not that I don't really want to read it, it is just soooo big). Confused? Me too. One vote for Strange.
Posted by: Leanne at January 31, 2005 07:42 PM
I'll throw in my vote for either Jonathan Strange or Rapture of Canaan. Both sound really good.
Posted by: Vicki at January 31, 2005 07:47 PM
Yeah, Yeah!!! "Life of Pi," which I read already (would that be cheating?) Or..."Girl with a Pearl Earring."
But, Jonathan Strange sounds good with all that magic stuff.
Posted by: Nancy at January 31, 2005 09:42 PM
On a totally different note, how about Krakatoa, by Simon Winchester? I'd also be another one interested in Cloud Atlas.
Posted by: Terby at February 1, 2005 09:54 AM
The Bone People by Keri Hulme
Posted by: Wendy at February 1, 2005 01:19 PM
I've heard good things about both the alienist and krakatoa....I'd second either of those.
Posted by: Megan at February 3, 2005 06:29 AM
Um, I think "Johnathan Strange & Mr. Norell" is a good choice. Or maybe "Atlas Shrugged" by Ayn Rand, although that one is about 1000 pages.
Posted by: lisa at February 4, 2005 05:49 PM
Little People http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0312315716/002-2572634-4904829 just came out in paper back... Interesting interview this morning on NPR....
Posted by: Dana at February 4, 2005 10:41 PM
Could we stick to paperbacks for awhile? The library is more likely to have copies... (or, if we buy our own, there'll be more money left over for yarn...)
I see no one picked up on the idea of Maxine Hong Kingston. I'd be happy with Namesake (I'm finishing up her first book, and she's wonderful), Alienist, or Life of Pi.
Posted by: melanie at February 5, 2005 01:06 PM