Together in Spirit

An online reading group ('TIS a reading group!) to bring together friends, and friends of friends, who aren't able to be in a conventional reading group due to constraints of time or geography.

Tuesday, November 01, 2005

November's book suggestion

Thanks for your various suggestions of authors to try next. I'd like to start with suggestion of Val's: Orange prize winners. When we looked at the list, all the ones we'd read had been great. Kirsty's praised Fugitive Pieces before, I've mentioned Small Island and Pella's hoping to review The Idea of Perfection. (Homestead was shortlisted one year and Larry's Party also won.) Quite an impressive strike rate so far!

The remaining books are: A spell of winter by Helen Dunmore, Bel Canto by Ann Patchett, We've got to talk about Kevin by Lionel Shriver, A crime in the neighbourhood by Suzanne Berne, Property by Valerie Martin and When I lived in modern times by Linda Grant. I thought we might start with the last, if that's ok with you all. We don't have to work through all of them, but if any of those authors/titles appeal to any of you, do let me know and that might solve the December choice issue... (If you go to Amazon and look at any one of those titles, you'll find that people who bought that also tended to buy all the others (!), so it's easy to click on the other titles and get to the reviews of them too.)