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Monday 8 March 2010 10.52am
well here are my 3 choices with links to blurbs and reviews
The Silver River - Daisy Goodwin
The Luminous Life of Lilly Aphrodite- Beatrice Colin
A God strolling in the cool of the evening _ Mario de Carvalho
all available (i hope) below the cost price and i have a couple of reserves if these have been up for discussion before
Monday 8 March 2010 12.23pm
these are of course my choices for May
Monday 8 March 2010 12.56pm
Interesting suggestions Paul. The Silver River would be my choice.

See you all on Wed!
Monday 8 March 2010 2.02pm
boroughpaul wrote:
well here are my 3 choices....i have a couple of reserves if these have been up for discussion before

Rest assured boroughpaul, they're all new to the SE1 Bookclub. JonR previously put together a list of all the books we've read to date - Does anyone still have a copy?
Monday 8 March 2010 4.43pm
Here is my quote from the first page of the 2009 book club thread, I've amended to it the books we read in 09.


JonR wrote:
for future reference
book club ‘started' on Tuesday 5th October 2004

books read;

Star of the Sea - Joseph O'Connor
Fingersmith - Sarah Waters
Popcorn - Ben Elton
A short history of nearly everything - Bill Bryson
Don't drop the coffin - Barry Albin-Dyer
Cloud Atlas - David Mitchell
Do not pass Go - Tim Moore
Aberystwyth Mon Amour - Malcolm Pryce
Last Tango in Aberystwyth - Malcolm Pryce
The curious incident of the dog in the night-time - Mark Haddon
We need to talk about Kevin - Lionel Shriver
The best a man can get - John O'Farrell
Never let me go - Kazuo Ishiguro
The History of Love - Nicole Krauss
On Beauty - Zadie Smith
Misfortune - Wesley Stace
And Still I Rise - Doreen Lorence
The Historian - Elizabeth Kostova
The Secret River - Kate Grenville
First Casualty - Ben Elton
Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck
A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian - Marina Lewycka
Service Wash - Rupert Smith
Restless - William Boyd
Black Swan Green - David Mitchell
Post Birthday World - Lionel Shriver
Salmon fishing in the Yemen - Paul Torday
The house by the Thames - Gillian Tindall
The Bookseller of Kabul - Asne Seierstad
The Other side of the Bridge - Mary Lawson
On Chesil Beach - Ian McEwan
Engleby - Sebastian Faulks
The Dice Man - Luke Rhinehart
Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini
The Heat of the Day - Elizabeth Bowen
Wish you were here - Mike Gayle
Call The Midwife - Jennifer Worth
The Book Thief - Marcus Zusak
Shakespeare: The world as a stage - Bill Bryson
Mary Reilly - Valerie Martin


books read in 2009:
The Double Bind - Chris Bohjalin
The Secret Scripture - Sebastian Barry
The Great Gatsby - F Scott Fitzgerald
Five quarters of the orange - Joanne Harris
The Remedy - Michelle Lovric
The Time Travellers Wife - Audrey Niffenger
A Million Little Pieces - James Frey
The Sorrows of Young Werther - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Suite Francais - Irene Nemirovsky
Everyman's Rules for Scientific Living - Carrie Tiffany
When I lived in Modern Times - Linda Grant

Monday 8 March 2010 5.35pm
cheers JonR, that's really helpful for all the new faces, and for those of us who have memories like sieves!!!
Monday 8 March 2010 7.18pm
Can not make it again this Wednesday.
My vote goes for "A God Strolling In The Cool Of The".
Tuesday 9 March 2010 1.17pm
I'm with Sidi on this one - I'm intrigued by the description of early development of christianity and persecution by the romans....
Tuesday 9 March 2010 1.25pm
jackie rokotnitz wrote:
I'm the ever absent reader, but have the Alchemist AND the Governor with me. When can I post my review of Handle With Care without spoiling the fun of Book Club this month?
After Wednesday's book club ... I am still reading "Handle With Care"!
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