Reading Challenge 2012 Lesbian Fiction

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Reading Challenge 2012 Lesbian Fiction

Postby deej » 11 Jan 2012, 00:51

Okay Ladies - a couple new formats for 2012. First we're going to have two challenges and you can choose or not to participate in either one or both, your choice.

This challenge is for Lesbian Fiction - What books moved you that you want to share and discuss? You have two weeks till the end of January to get your suggestions in - then we'll pick the winners and order and we'll give the readers three weeks to get the book and discuss it. Elaine B will be heading up this Challenge.


Hopefully we can make this a great 2012 Challenge
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Re: Reading Challenge 2012 Lesbian Fiction

Postby ElaineB » 11 Jan 2012, 06:22

Oh, this is mine, huh? Thanks a lot. ;)

OK. What do we want to read? Something new to everyone or something someone liked that the others should read? Let's start a list (I'll have to check what's on my to-read shelf).

Personally, I'm trying to focus on more mainstream lesbian fiction (vs. Romance) or mysteries (not into horror or erotica, sorry--but others are welcome to suggest some of those), without going all highbrow (no Jeannette Winterson, for example).

I have Clifford Henderson's Spanking New to read and I highly recommend her stuff. But post what you're interested in and we can pick some.

Thanks!

Edited to update:

OK, here's the start of a list:
1. Spanking New by Clifford Henderson
2. Falling to Earth by Elizabeth Brownrigg
3. Unusual Company by Margaret Erhart

Let's get some more suggestions before we commit.
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Re: Reading Challenge 2012 Lesbian Fiction

Postby deej » 11 Jan 2012, 06:43

I've heard great things about Spanking New. :-) Let's definitely put that on the list.
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Re: Reading Challenge 2012 Lesbian Fiction

Postby Nurse Jo » 11 Jan 2012, 09:49

I've not read any of Clifford Henderson's books so maybe I should. Maybe this would be the time to do it :) . This would be a personal challenge as I would not be likely to randomly buy it and read it otherwise.
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Re: Reading Challenge 2012 Lesbian Fiction

Postby Lt Sue » 11 Jan 2012, 23:46

I'm in - Spanking New looks as good as any to start us off
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Re: Reading Challenge 2012 Lesbian Fiction

Postby Selkie » 12 Jan 2012, 00:56

I actually read Spanking New just last week, so that works for me. :sweat:
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Re: Reading Challenge 2012 Lesbian Fiction

Postby Baker » 12 Jan 2012, 06:28

Falling to Earth by Elizabeth Brownrigg.
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Re: Reading Challenge 2012 Lesbian Fiction

Postby ElaineB » 12 Jan 2012, 10:02

Did she do Pages for You?
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Re: Reading Challenge 2012 Lesbian Fiction

Postby Lt Sue » 12 Jan 2012, 10:10

ElaineB wrote:Did she do Pages for You?


She did - and this is what I had to say... lol

2nd Lt Sue wrote:I tried to like this book...really. But NOTHING HAPPENS! Lots of moping around and going to class. No murders, no mystery and no time travel. I'm halfway through and doubt I'll bother finishing. I liked the prologue - the analogy of the cruise ship was a good one...but the rest left me cold. Sorry. Tanner - you can have it back... :whistle:


On the up side - Ruth Perkinson has just released a new book:-

Being a plain Jane has never bothered Deputy Blair Wingfield. She's welcome enough at the local grocery-bar-tackle shop, The Mystic Market. Ruggedly beautiful Jackson Hole, Wyoming, is a town on the edge of vast stretches of wilderness, and the present has caught up with a vengeance.

Already embittered by family tragedies, Blair is plunged into anguish and questioning when the local high school's star forward commits suicide, leaving behind bitter accusations of anti-gay bullying. The girl's story galvanizes young attorney Emma Jacobs into leading the charge against the school district's failure to protect one of its own.

Beset with personal troubles, stunned at her own soul-searching and caught between the law and politics, Blair tries to find some semblance of calm and control. But every time she clashes with Emma there is little of either to be found. Something else entirely wants to grow out of Blair's uncertainties...

Ruth Perkinson confronts the tragedy of teen suicide amidst the hope, courage and faith of a small town and newfound belief in love.
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Re: Reading Challenge 2012 Lesbian Fiction

Postby wildlx » 12 Jan 2012, 22:06

ElaineB wrote:Did she do Pages for You?


She didn't. Pages for you is by Sylvia Brownrigg.
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