Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Let's eliminate some

Look over the books that have been suggested and leave a comment with your top TWO. Which 2 books would you like us to read and discuss? I hope this will eliminate some because the voting thingy won't let us vote for this many.

Animal, Vegetable, Miracle ~ by Barbara Kingsolver
Cold Comfort Farm ~ by Stella Gibbons
Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time ~ by Mark Haddon

Devil and Miss Prym ~ by Paulo Coelho
Distinguished Guest ~ by Sue Miller
Family Tree ~ by Barbara Delinsky

Gilded Chamber ~ by Rebecca Kohn
Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell ~ by Susanna Clarke
(Marg pointed out this is also big, so I looked it up ... 800 pages!)
March ~ by Geraldine Brooks

Night Journal ~ by Elizabeth Crook
No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency ~ by Alexander McCall Smith
Summons to Memphis ~ by Peter Taylor

Water for Elephants ~ by Sara Gruen
Wish You Well ~ by David Baldacci
World Without End ~ by Ken Follett
(Yikes! This last one is 1,024 pages long and only available in hardback.)

9 comments:

Bonnie Jacobs said...

I'll vote for two that I think will NOT be heavy reading:

(1) Family Tree
(2) No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency

Kailana said...

My two are:

Animal, Vegetable, Miracle ~ by Barbara Kingsolver

And...
Reading Susanna Clarke with a group would be fun, but I think we should save her for maybe Jan/Feb and dedicate two months to her.

So, I will go with The Gilded Chamber, just because I own it and haven't read it.

And, yes, I am still alive. I have just been very very busy lately

caboose said...

I will vote too.

(1)No.1 Ladies Detective Agency
(2) Animal, Vegetable, Miracle
(3) The Gilded Chamber

and
would like to see the Cold Comfort Farm for the December read.

frankelsense said...

1. Animal Vegatable Miracle- BK
2.Night Journal -EC

Marg said...

(1) Family Tree
(2)The Gilded Chamber


You mention that the Ken Follett is huge, but so is Susanna Clark.

alisonwonderland said...

this is hard ...

my two picks are Water for Elephants and Animal, Vegetable, Miracle.

Neco said...

This was hard to me too.

1. Animal, Vegetable, Miracle ~ by Barbara Kingsolver
2. Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell ~ by Susanna Clarke -or- World Without End ~ by Ken Follett

Unfortunately, both of my potential picks for #2 are looong books so I prolly need to choose another book. It would be between March by Geraldine Brooks and Gilded Chamber by Rebecca Kohn. So I'm going to go with:

1. Animal, Vegetable, Miracle ~ by Barbara Kingsolver
2. Gilded Chamber ~ by Rebecca Kohn

Shirley said...

I'd like to vote for Night Journal and The Distinguished Guest.

Kristina said...

I would like to vote for
1)Night Journal
2)The Gilded Chamber