Just thought I would drop a quick note to recap some of the books I spoke about ( in the hope that some of you might get a chance to do the same) in case anyone wanted to remember a book title someone else mentioned but couldn’t. J
I want to start off my thanking you all for coming to the first book club mtg I have ever been to. J I had a great time and it was entirely what I had envisioned. ( except of course the pub noises, which I do not know how we would ever avoid… and saying that it was a rather nice pub and the crowd was not TOOO bad J Thank you very much Jo for the suggestion J xx)
Books I mentioned:
The Other Hand http://www.amazon.co.uk/Other-Hand-Chris-Cleave/dp/0340963425/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1234943395&sr=1-1 ( I meant to say read this if you liked – a thousand splendid suns, and the bookseller of kabil etc )
She’s Come Undone – Wally Lamb - http://www.amazon.co.uk/Shes-Come-Undone-Wally-Lamb/dp/0684860090/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1234943807&sr=1-3
Another book of his – I know this much is true -is quite good as well and would probably be favoured by those of you who are a bit more serious than me in their literary taste. – I am sure jenny, jo and emma would all devour it.
Time Travellers Wife http://www.amazon.co.uk/Time-Travelers-Wife-Audrey-Niffenegger/dp/0224071912/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1234943631&sr=1-1
And of course Life of Pi http://www.amazon.co.uk/Life-Pi-Yann-Martel/dp/184195392X/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1234943660&sr=1-1
The ones I would also have liked to mention are:
Amelie Nothomb – the life of hunger- it’s a quirky book and not for all. Features heavily on my fave subject ( food/ weight) but is very well written by an amazing writer. She is French, and so there is also a certain snobbery to her personality, that for me adds to its charm J x http://www.amazon.co.uk/Life-Hunger-Amelie-Nothomb/dp/0571229549/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1234943698&sr=1-4
And of course ANYTHING by Alice Sebold ( lucky, the lovely bones)and anything by AM homes ( especially this book will save your life, or the mistress’ daughter – her personal memoir)
Anyway I am sure that is more than enough for now J if anyone wants to do the same and reply all by email I am sure peeps will appreciate it. J
Thanks again for coming and I hope you enjoyed it.
Will be in touch soon re the next venue etc.
The next man booker book is Anne Enright – The Gathering http://www.amazon.co.uk/Gathering-Anne-Enright/dp/0099501635/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1234944079&sr=1-1