Richard & Judy Bookclub

Discussion in 'Book Club' started by jules, 13 July 2008.

  1. jules

    jules Well-Known Member

    Anyone reading any from this years choices?
  2. jules

    jules Well-Known Member

    Not sure of them all, but they would be on the website I expect! I have read 2, No time for Goodbye and The outcast, both very good.
  3. wheels

    wheels Well-Known Member

    Just looked them up on Wikipedia:

    Summer Reads 2008

    • Sadie Jones - The Outcast
    • Linwood Barclay - No Time for Goodbye
    • Julia Gregson - East of the Sun
    • John Hart - Down River
    • Margret Cezair - The Pirate's Daughter
    • Rebecca Miller - The Private Lives of Pippa Lee
    • Toni Jordan - Addition
    • James Bradley - The Resurrectionist
    Main list 2008

    • Danny Scheinmann - Random Acts of Heroic Love
    • Katharine McMahon - Rose of Sebastopol
    • Roger Jon Ellory - A Quiet Belief in Angels
    • Patrick Gale - Notes from an Exhibition
    • Joshua Ferris - Then We Came to the End
    • Mark Slouka - Visible World
    • Lloyd Jones - Mister Pip
    • Tim Butcher - Blood River
    • Peter Ho Davies - The Welsh Girl
    • Khaled Hosseini - A Thousand Splendid Suns (winner)
    I haven't read any becuase I'm on a self imposed new book ban to try and read what I own. But if anyone thinks there is a must read on the list I might get it from the library...
  4. wheels

    wheels Well-Known Member

    I just read that No Time for Goodbye by Linwood Barclay won the Summer Reads vote. Maybe I should add it to my amazon wishlist.
  5. BlackRose

    BlackRose Well-Known Member

    I haven't read any of this years but I did read 'The Historian' by Elizabeth Kostova and it was a brilliant read.
  6. CuddlePaws

    CuddlePaws Well-Known Member

    I've read Danny Scheinmann - Random Acts of Heroic Love, and I thought it was a great book!
  7. cah-ching

    cah-ching Well-Known Member

    I've just read:[​IMG] I found it to be a total waste of time. In fact I'd be embarrassed to admit to writing this drivel. It starts off so well and descends into predictability, cliche and sheer 'rubbishness'.

    Don't waste your life, don't waste your time.
  8. susieb

    susieb Well-Known Member

    Strange how we're all different.....I really enjoyed this book!!:eek:
  9. phatlassthin

    phatlassthin Well-Known Member

    I've read quite a few from various lists. I am currently reading The 19th Wife from the 2009 list and think it's absolutley brilliant.
  10. DearFatty

    DearFatty Well-Known Member

    I started this on Friday and can't put it down. I agree, it is brilliant and well worth reading.
  11. Mrs_CakeyBun

    Mrs_CakeyBun Well-Known Member

    I am reading 19th Wife too, I recently read Escape by Carolyn Jessop a true story of how she escaped from her life with a polygamist mormon cult and its somthing you should read if you enjoy 19th wife.

    I agree its a great book and a can't put down book...I read A LOT and as I am a mobile librarian working on my own Mobile Library I have a lot of choice...I have recomended this book to a lot of my readers and they have all enjoyed it too
  12. phatlassthin

    phatlassthin Well-Known Member

    I'd love a job in a library, lol what bliss!
  13. Mrs_CakeyBun

    Mrs_CakeyBun Well-Known Member

    yes bliss but very hard work
  14. Shazpaz

    Shazpaz Regular Member

    I'm currently reading Linwood Barclays - No Time for Goodbye and I'm really enjoying it.....sorry Caching...but like Susieb says we are all different. It certainly isn't the best written book I've ever read, but still it has me wanting to find out what happened to the family and I want to read more.

    I bet they'll make it into a film.
  15. phatlassthin

    phatlassthin Well-Known Member

    I've read that one too shazpaz. I found it a page turner.
  16. Witchie

    Witchie Well-Known Member

    A Quiet Belief in Angels is really good. Interesting story and well written. If you enjoy reading thrillers you will enjoy it.
  17. Karen1972

    Karen1972 Well-Known Member

    I read the Gargoyle whilst on hols which is on the current list... it's a crazy book but very enjoyable.... anyone else read that?
  18. Mrs_CakeyBun

    Mrs_CakeyBun Well-Known Member

    Hve now read December off the list and enjoyed it too....its a very gentle read

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