Reading challenges 2011

The LFF's Book Club. We read and discuss books nominated by members. Join in by asking to have your name added to the list of challenges. We encourage frank and open discussions and expressions of opinions. Any aspect of the books is fair game.

Moderators: FranW, ElaineB

Reading challenges 2011

Postby Baker » 17 Jan 2011, 06:32

Here's my suggestion, based on the chat we had about the forum reading challenges: We have people nominate some books, then we get together a reading list of 8 to 10 for the year. Yes, I realise this will preclude any 2011 releases, but there's always next year for those. This way, we can compile a schedule, so people have some idea when they need to slot a challenge book onto the top of their to-read pile, and it gives us all plenty of time to buy or borrow the books.

So, ladies, can we please have some nominations for books for this year.

---------------------------------------
The Reading Challenge Books

Forgetting the Alamo or Blood Memory, by Emma Perez. Univ. of Texas Press, 2009. To be read by, and discussion started, 1th April.
Solitaire by Kelly Eskeridge To be read by, and discussion will be opened, on 1st June.
Watermark - JM Redman (BSB) To be read by, and discussion starts, on 1st August.
The Sealed Letter by Emma Donoghue To be read by, and discussion thread starts, 1st October.
Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities ~ Voltaire
User avatar
Baker
Site Admin
 
Posts: 8622
Joined: 19 Mar 2010, 11:10
Location: New Zealand

Re: 2011 Reading Plan

Postby Lt Sue » 17 Jan 2011, 07:19

Keeping up appearances - Ann Roberts (Spinsters Ink)
Watermark - JM Redman (BSB)
Parallel Lives - Stella Duffy (Bywater Books)
Wedding Day Blues - Julia Watts (Bella Books)
Wish I was Here - Jackie Kay (Picador)

:-)
A Freudian slip is when you say one thing but mean your mother.
User avatar
Lt Sue
Enthusiatically participating
Enthusiatically participating
 
Posts: 924
Joined: 25 Mar 2010, 10:07
Location: Ipswich, UK

Re: 2011 Reading Plan

Postby wildlx » 19 Jan 2011, 08:18

LynetteMae wrote:So, far I'm pleased to see that a couple of my pics are also on Wildlx's and Sue's lists already! Never would have guessed that, huh, Wild?

The Sealed Letter by E. Donohue
Shoulders by Georgia Cotrell--I've actually had this book for a while, but not read it.
Watermark by JM Redman

lol Well, to tell you the truth I really had a fuzzy idea on what your tastes were when it comes to reading books. However I'm glad that you have similar picks.
Last edited by wildlx on 19 Jan 2011, 08:27, edited 1 time in total.
A lesbian is the rage of all women condensed to the point of explosion. “The Woman-Identified Woman” Radicalesbians (1970)
User avatar
wildlx
Heartbeat of the forum
Heartbeat of the forum
 
Posts: 5714
Joined: 25 Mar 2010, 06:57
Location: Lisbon, PT

Re: 2011 Reading Plan

Postby LynetteMae » 19 Jan 2011, 08:26

I have sort of an eclectic mix of tastes, kind of like music, depends upon the mood. :cool:
User avatar
LynetteMae
Lively participant
Lively participant
 
Posts: 274
Joined: 26 Mar 2010, 01:56

Re: 2011 Reading Plan

Postby Nurse Jo » 19 Jan 2011, 08:49

Solitaire by Kelly Eskeridge- as mentioned on my 50 challenge. I really need to give it back to Wildlx apart from anything else.

I'll come up with some more later. Give me a couple of days to mull over things.
There is nothing the British like better than a bloke who comes from nowhere, makes it, and then gets clobbered. Melvyn Bragg
User avatar
Nurse Jo
Heartbeat of the forum
Heartbeat of the forum
 
Posts: 3091
Joined: 25 Mar 2010, 06:32
Location: Suffolk UK

Re: 2011 Reading Plan

Postby wildlx » 19 Jan 2011, 09:27

Hey Jo, I am not pressing you to return the book. Don't stress ;-).
A lesbian is the rage of all women condensed to the point of explosion. “The Woman-Identified Woman” Radicalesbians (1970)
User avatar
wildlx
Heartbeat of the forum
Heartbeat of the forum
 
Posts: 5714
Joined: 25 Mar 2010, 06:57
Location: Lisbon, PT

Re: 2011 Reading Plan

Postby grewgirl » 19 Jan 2011, 17:09

After finally reading Nicola Griffith last year, I've added Ammonite and Slow River to my pile (reading Slow River now). I've already decided upon Solitaire by Kelly Eskeridge and I have a few Val McDermid books in the pile as well. I can't promise I'll be able to participate much until May, but I love reading books with people.
"Those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind." Bernard Baruch
User avatar
grewgirl
Energetic and lively in discussions
Energetic and lively in discussions
 
Posts: 1875
Joined: 25 Mar 2010, 07:22
Location: Denver, CO

Re: 2011 Reading Plan

Postby ElaineB » 20 Jan 2011, 00:46

I want to read Solitaire!
User avatar
ElaineB
Heartbeat of the forum
Heartbeat of the forum
 
Posts: 6625
Joined: 23 Mar 2010, 01:11
Location: Massachusetts, USA

Re: 2011 Reading Plan

Postby LynetteMae » 21 Jan 2011, 02:26

Solitaire! Good choice, Jo :-)
User avatar
LynetteMae
Lively participant
Lively participant
 
Posts: 274
Joined: 26 Mar 2010, 01:56

Re: 2011 Reading Plan

Postby tanner » 28 Jan 2011, 10:46

I'd like to add a few choices:
1) Babyji, by Abha Dawesar. Anchor Books, 2005.
The blurbs say it's like an Indian Lolita. Got excellent reviews.
2) Light, Coming Back, by Ann Wadsworth. Alyson Publications, 2001.
This one is older but supposed to be very good. Anyone read it?
3) A FIeld Guide to Deception, by Jill Malone.
I've been meaning to read this but haven't gotten around to it.
4) Forgetting the Alamo or Blood Memory, by Emma Perez. Univ. of Texas Press, 2009.
Wildlx sent me this in return for some science book and I've been meaning to read it, too.
User avatar
tanner
Enthusiatically participating
Enthusiatically participating
 
Posts: 983
Joined: 25 Mar 2010, 08:41
Location: Texas

Next

Return to Reading Challenges

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests

cron