Sunday, January 07, 2007

Book Discussion Group Book List

These are the books I've chosen for us to discuss this year. I haven't created a specific schedule, although I will tell you that the March discussion book will be Penelope Lively's The House in Norham Gardens (and discussions will start on March 6).

The rest of the list is in purely alphabetical order:

John Gordon - The Giant Under the Snow

Garth Nix - Lady Friday (which is out in March, so it will be the book of the month in either April or May !)

Terry Pratchett - A Hat Full of Sky

Philip Pullman - The Ruby in the Smoke

J K Rowling - Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (I'll probably schedule this a month after its publication - I'll let you know once the publication date is announced !)

Louis Sachar - The Boy Who Lost His Face

I shall also pick an Alan Garner novel - but I'm currently trying to decide which one (probably The Owl Service) and I'm thinking of including Charles Butler's The Fetch of Mardy Watt, but I haven't yet checked it's available in the US and I don't want to select a book that everyone is then forced to buy from the UK (much as I love this book !). Allowing for the fact that we are starting in February and that we will probably take a break during the summer since I know a lot of other people go away/are busy during the summer months, this is enough books for the whole of 2007.

Of course, this "project" may fail after a couple of months !


Little Willow said...

King of Shadows: Library request made

The House at Norham Gardens: Will make request for that too

I have never read any John Gordon.

Lady Friday: I'm still waiting for Sir Thursday to be available at the library! This series is getting better with every book.

Philip Pullman: Love HDM Trilogy more than words can relate. I have been meaning to read the SL Trilogy for eons. Thanks for the nudge.

Louis Sachar - The Boy Who Lost His Face: You are taking me back here. I'll have to re-read this.

Alan Garner - The Owl Service: Another long-time-intend-to-read.

Michele said...

Well, well ! I'm so pleased that you're so keen on this list... I will probably schedule Lady Friday for May, given I've a deadline that will probably be in March, and I want to re-read the preceding four before I read the new one !

I hadn't read any John Gordon either, until this one - someone was raving about it in the Guardian as it was reissued...

Little Willow said...

Posted at Bildungsroman!

Michele said...

Thanks Little Willow !

Little Willow said...

The House in Norham Gardens - read yesterday, inspired my Poetry Friday pick today

Michele said...

Excellent !!

Little Willow said...

Let me know what the pick is for April -

Michele said...

Terry Pratchett's A Hat Full of Sky - I'll post an announcement here on Tuesday as well as starting the discussion on House...

(It's the second in his "Tiffany Aching" series.)