May 01, 2005
Nominations for June's Book!
Our belated March/April 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 June 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!
PS - Don't forget: Our discussion of The Time Traveler's Wife begins May 30th.
Posted by Knit One Read Too at May 1, 2005 12:44 PM
How about Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell? Great book, lots to talk about.
Posted by: Amy at May 2, 2005 09:01 AM
I just found out that Perri Klass has written several books, fiction and non, w/ stellar reviews. I'm into "the mystery of breathing," and it's starting off well.
Posted by: Lauren at May 2, 2005 09:45 AM
The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini (this was nominated last time, I think).
Posted by: Elizabeth at May 2, 2005 10:37 AM
I'd like to nominate "Persepolis : The Story of a Childhood" by Marjane Satrapi. I've never read it before, but I keep coming across such good reviews from other people that I am very much intrigued. Here's the amazon page:
It's a graphic novel about a girl's life growing up in Iran. I think reading an adult-level graphic novel would be a great twist for this reading group, and would spark some interesting conversations (even apart from the subject matter!). What do you think?
Posted by: Sandy J at May 2, 2005 10:42 AM
The Ha Ha: A Novel by Dave King. To quote Mary Richards: What is a family? (Do any of you know who Mary Richards is?) I have mentioned it before in discussions and I did enjoy it. If not, how about Middlesex of A Fine Balance, two weighty tomes that are great reads.
Posted by: Nancy at May 2, 2005 10:54 AM
I'm new here, and don't know if it's been read yet, but I really liked "This Body" by Laurel Doud.
Posted by: Jenn at May 2, 2005 10:57 AM
How about this year's Pulitzer winner, Gilead?
Posted by: Lauren at May 2, 2005 12:46 PM
I've started The Kite Runner and would be glad to talk about that. I also would like to know what younger (I'm 50 ish) readers think about Sue Monk Kidd's new novel, The Mermaid Chair. (She wrote The Secret Life of Bees....)
Posted by: Dana at May 2, 2005 01:00 PM
What about The History of Love by Nicole Krauss. It looks like it might be an interesting read, something that will get our emotions involved as we read. I'm going to read it anyway, but thought I'd throw it out there as a suggestion anyway.
Posted by: Becky West at May 2, 2005 02:10 PM
Becky, might be interesting to do a double read, using Krauss' book and her husband's latest, Extremely Loud and Incredibly CLose. Yeah, it's a lot of reading, but there's some controversy regarding the similarity of the books, raising questions about how the husband/wife worked together.
Posted by: Amy at May 2, 2005 05:54 PM
Carlos Ruiz Zafon's Shadow of the Wind. It is a very good book!
Posted by: MJ at May 2, 2005 06:36 PM
I've heard lots of good reviews of The Alchemist.
Posted by: tara at May 3, 2005 05:06 PM
How about Jim Harrison's "True North", or Jane Smiley's "The All-True Travels and Adventures of Lidie Newton". Or Joyce Carol Oates' "Blonde". All by some of my favorite authors, and all already on my nightstand in the queue (ulterior motive!).
Posted by: Lorette at May 4, 2005 12:57 PM
How about The Peppered Moth by Margaret Drabble?
Posted by: melanie at May 5, 2005 09:05 AM
Waking Raphael by Leslie Forbes is intersting!
Posted by: Joanna Root at May 6, 2005 12:09 AM
Waking Raphael by Leslie Forbes is intersting!
Posted by: Joanna Root at May 6, 2005 12:10 AM
I would second (or is it third by now?) the nomination of the Kite Runner. I haven't read it yet, but in the last 30 days, in different venues, across different groups, I've run into either someone reading the book or someone talking about the book.
Posted by: HoJo at May 6, 2005 12:29 PM
Persepolis sounds like a great choice, and I also second Gilead.
Cloud Atlas was really fun on audiobook.
Posted by: spaazlicious at May 7, 2005 11:55 PM
Kite Runner is my nomination!
Posted by: Shelly Walker at May 9, 2005 10:53 AM
How about something from Toni Morrison like Beloved or Paradise?
Posted by: Amanda at May 11, 2005 08:04 PM
"The Church of Dead Girls" by Stephen Dobyns.
It got good reviews and is said to be very well written.
Posted by: ~Annie~ at May 11, 2005 09:42 PM
I am reading The History of Love and I do believe Ms. Becky West is right on, that's the book to read! Though I still love Middlesex and A Fine Balance.
Posted by: Nancy at May 12, 2005 09:55 AM
I'd second (third?) the Krauss' History of Love, and Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close combo. And I'd also love to read sometime soon: The Marriage Bed by Regina McBride.
Posted by: Patti Blaine at May 14, 2005 07:32 PM