Tuesday, July 15, 2008

List of Books for Consideration (At Present)

Here are all the suggestions I've recieved thus far. (And the votes)

Turtle Moon - 1
The Thirteenth Tale - 4 (FIRST BOOK TO READ)
Venetia
The Last Continent
The Wee Free Men
Ship of Magic - 2
Barcester Towers
Trade Winds
Native Tongue - 1
Grendel - 4
Lolita
Equus
The Dead
Brave New World
Wuthering Heights - 1
A Prayer For Owen Meany
The Bluest Eye
The Truth About Forever
All Over But The Shoutin'
Running With Scissors - 1
The Lovely Bones
The Virgin Suicides
Water for Elephants - 1
Atlas Shrugged - 1
The Hobbit
Oh the places you’ll go! (I like this suggestion.)
Myrtle the Turtle
The Last Battle
Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy - 2
Cien AƱos de Soledad (One Hundred Years of Solitude)
- 3
The Pilgrims Progress
FlatLand: A Romance of Many Dimensions
Fruits Basket (Volume 1)
The Last Unicorn - 1
Cat's Craddle
The Outlaws of Sherwood (or Rose Daughter)
Howl's Moving Castle - 1
The Wooden Breeks (play) - 1
The Violet Hour (play)
- 1
Perelanda
Talley-Ho, Jeeves! (Or any short P.G. Woodehouse novel)
The Cider House Rules
The Little Prince
The Scarlet Pimpernel
A Room with a View
The Hunting of the Snark - 3
The Light Princess (MacDonald)
The Sword and the Stone
Poe Short Story (Mystery of Marie Roget, Purloined Letter, etc...)
Genji Monogatari (selected stories)
Sula (or another Toni Morrison novel)
Interview with the Vampire
Wizard of Earthsea (book one)
Mediator Series (book one)
Secret Life of Bees - 2
Girl with the Pearl Earring
The Ladies of Grace Adieu
Life of Pi - 2
The Phoenix Guard
Peter Pan
The Spiderwick Chronicles - 1
Sandman
- 2
The Edge Chronicles
Inkheart
Enchantment by Orson Scott Card
The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri
The Ugly Little Boy by Isaac Asimov
The Snow Goose by Paul Gallico (very short)
Fifth Chinese Daughter by Jade Snow Wong - 1
My Dream of You by Nuala O'Faolain
American Is in the Heart by Carlos Bulosan
Dorothy Parker's poetry - 1
Denise Levertov's poetry
There Is No Me Without You by Melissa Fay Greene (nonfiction)
How the Irish Saved Civilization, Cahill - 3
Henry David Thoreau’s Essay on Walking - 1
Nightwood, Djuna Barnes
Last of the Mohicans
The Regent's Ring
Quest for the Haven
Before the Darkest Dawn
The Bronze Bow
Nightmare Academy
The Cat of Bubastes - 1
Johnny Tremain
The Golden Goblet
Mossflower (Redwall Series)
Phantom
Hamlet
Tale of the Body Thief
In the Forests of Sere
Ombria in Shadow - 2
The Book of Lost Things
- 1
Arsene Lupin
Poetry of Sara Teasdale - 1
Labyrinth

I probably won't take any more suggestions at this time, just votes. Thanks.

5 comments:

ophelia-crane said...

The Phoenix Guard
Peter Pan
The Spiderwick Chronicles
Sandman
The Edge Chronicles
Inkheart


This is Lainey by the way!!!

Jenny said...

Heavens! I am having a difficult time coming up with a list. Jitterbug Perfume is likely a bit too racy for the club. I would *love* for everyone to read We the Living by Ayn Rand, but it is not particularly happy -- perhaps we can read it later on.

Enchantment by Orson Scott Card
The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri
The Ugly Little Boy by Isaac Asimov
The Snow Goose by Paul Gallico (very short)
Fifth Chinese Daughter by Jade Snow Wong
My Dream of You by Nuala O'Faolain (I've never read it, but it has been highly recommended to me)
American Is in the Heart by Carlos Bulosan
Dorothy Parker's poetry
Denise Levertov's poetry
There Is No Me Without You by Melissa Fay Greene (nonfiction)

Jenny said...

And one more...
The Return of Martin Guerre by Natalie Z. Davis

It may be difficult to find a copy for everyone, but I recommend it highly -- above my other suggestions! It is speculative non-fiction (called on one site "stranger-than-fiction true story"), based on historical records from early modern France, and an excellent story. There is even a movie, which I haven't seen, but which seems to be quite popular.

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Sarah said...

I think our list it growing incredibly lengthy. Perhaps we should cease taking suggestions and begin voting on our final book selections. I'm starting to feel overwhelmed.