Friday, December 30, 2011

The #spbkchat best books of the year list

Our last chat of 2011 was another lively one, as we talked about our best reads of the year. Next week, we're looking ahead to books you're most looking forward to in 2012.

Happy New Year, everyone!

The list:

Rides a Dread Legion
Three Cups of Tea
Three Cups of Deceit
No 1 Ladies' Detective Agency (series)
Isabel Dalhousie (series)
Scotland Street
To Kill a Mockingbird
The Reluctant Fundamentalist
No Ordinary Deal
The Spirit Level
Decision Point
Lunch in Paris
Mr Pip
The Reader
Shardlake (series)
The Story of Tom Brennan
The World Unfolds
After the Quake
Deanna Raybourn (series)
Raymond Carver
Sex and Stravinksy
The Hand that First Held Mine
The Name of the Star
Last Letter from Your Lover
Lady of the English
Secret River
Me Before You
Caribou Island
Tiny Sunbirds
The Baron in the Trees
Ghost Story
Down the Rabbit Hole
Tomorrow Pamplona
Matthew Swift (series)
Dresden Files (series)
A Far Cry from Kensington
The Peacock Emporium
Ship of Brides
Parallel Stories
Glorious Nemesis
The Chicken Thief
The Silent Land
Ready Player One
Little Princes
Adam Bede
Phineas Fin
The Tenant of Wildfell Hall
Men Briefly Explained
Lady of the English
The Rose Garden
The Street Sweeper
We Need to Talk About Kevin
A Discovery of Witches
Anna and the French Kiss
Lola and the Boy Next Door

The Winter Sea
Bridge of Clay
A Monster Calls
Chaos Walking (series)
Shadowy Horses
Dragon Bound
Seven Types of Ambiguity
Toby Daye (series)
Black Hawke
Mercy Thompson (series)
The Book Thief
Kitty (series)
Magic (series)
Glenroy (series)
Violin Lessons
The Silent Cry
The Woman on the Bus
The Tiny Wife
The Rose Garden
Great Expectations
Love and Romanpunk
Battle Royale
Far Away
The Rose Garden
Rules of Civility
Brides of Rollrock Island
Glitter Rose
Tender Morsels
State of Wonder
Whispering Willow
His Name in Lights
The Name of the Wind
The Wise Man 's Fear
Burn Bright
The Loner
Madigan Mine
Miss Pettigrew's Home for Peculiar Children
Witch Eyes
After the Golden Age
Black Juice
Beside the Sea
The Arrival
The King's Bastard

Peter Corris
Charlaine Harris
Gail Carriger
Raymond Feist
Kate Griffin
Tim Waggoner
Harukai Murakami
Greg Mortesen
Alexander McCall Smith
Craig Sivley
Jasper Jones
Kathleen Jones
Catherine Cookson
Katherine Mansfield
Jane Kelsey
Anh Do
George Bush
Deanna Raybourn
Elizabeth Bard
CJ Sansom
Maggie O'Farrell
Julia Spencer-Fleming
Michele Drier
Carol Sklenicka
Barbara Trapido
Laura Hillenbrand
Maureen Johnson
JoJo Moyes
Elizabeth Chadwick
Kate Grenville
Italo Calvino
Jim Butcher
Muriel Sparks
Peter Nadas
Ladislav Klima
Tomas Elroy Martinez
Craig Taylor
Fiona Leonard
Graham Joyce
Conor Grennan
George Eliot
Anthony Trollope
Anne Bronte
Tim Jones
Susannah Kearsley
Elliot Spencer
Deb Harkness
Stephanie Perkins
Sheila Rowbotham
Joanna Bourne
Seanan McGuire
Thea Harrison
Mark Zusak
Patricia Briggs
Carrie Vaughn
Ilona Andrews
Stephen Carroll
Elliot Perlman
Arnold Zable
Shusaku Endo
Pauline McLynn
Andrew Kaufmann
Susannah Kearsley
Amor Towles
Margo Lanagan
David Vann
Ann Patchett
Patrick Rothfuss
Patrick Ness
Marianne De Pierres
Veronique Olmi
Shaun Tan
Rowena Cory Daniells


Friday, December 23, 2011

The #spbkchat general chat/Merry Christmas list

Seasons greetings from #spbkchat!!! Hasn't the year gone fast?

For our second-last 2011 chat, we had an open forum/merry Christmas chat. Next week we're chatting about our best books of the year.

We're also asking for suggestions for future chat topics. Ping us on twitter (me, Marg or Nat) or leave us ideas in the comments. :-)

And remember, that although #spbkchat is time-zone specific to Asia/the Pacific, anyone's welcome to pitch up and join in. The more the merrier!

The list:

The Murder of Roger Ackroyd
The Adventure of the Christmas Pudding
Hercule Poirot's Christmas
The Slap
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies
Little Women and Werewolves
Android Karenina
Little Women
The Hunger Games
Rebus (series)
The Scottish Prisoner

Millennium trilogy
Norwegian Wood
Black Ice
Army of Thieves
The Midnight Palace
A Christmas Carol
Neon Court
A Tempering of Men
Scott's Last Biscuit: The Literature of Polar Exploration
House of Leaves
Dresden Files (series)
I am Half-sick of Shadows
The Gina Champion Mystery
The Pearl Hunters
Dr Who (TV series)

Agatha Christie
Christos Tsioklas
Kate Griffin
Gail Carriger
Ian Rankin
Project Itoh
Gary D Smidt
Leah Giarratano
Janet Frame
Diana Gabaldon
Matthew Reilly
Charles Dickens
Sarah Monette
Elizabeth Bear
Sarah Moss
Jim Butcher
Alan Bradley
Kim Wilkins


Friday, December 16, 2011

The #spbkchat children's favourites list

Another lively chat about childhood favourites!

Next week - general chat/Merry Christmas!

The list:

Girl of Limberlost
Double Lotte
Sweet Valley High (series)
Fearstreet (series)
Three Men in Snow
Babysitters Club (series)
Emil and the Three Twins
Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm
Anne of Green Gables (series)
A Hundred Million Francs
No Flying in the House
A Wrinkle in Time
Misty of Chincoteague
Mixed-Up Files
Dr Dolittle
Charlotte's Web
Never Say Goodbye
Mad Magazine
Rocket to Limbo
The Anything Box
Ranger (series)
Frying Classroom
The Ringmaster's Secret
Choose Your Own Adventure (series)
P S I Love You
The Bone People
Angelique (series)
Trixie Beldon (series)
Hardy Boys (series)
Swallows & Amazons
The Dark is Rising (series)
The Secret Garden
Little Women
Daddy Long Legs
Goosebumps (series)
Last of the Mohicans
Watcher on the Tower
Little Women
Katy (series)
Treasure Island
Gawaine and the Green Knight
The Crystal Cave (series)
The Silmarillion
My Friend Flicka
Call of the Wild
A Terhune's Lad: A Dog
Caspar the Friendly Ghost
Richie Rich
The Silver Brumby (series)
The Man Who Was Magic
Horse in the House
Nancy Drew (series)
Other Sandals
High Road Home

Snow Cloud Stallion

Peyton Place
Beautiful Girl
Mrs Pepperpot
Tom Brown's Schooldays
The Happy Prince
The Selfish Giant
A Wizard of Earthsea (series)
Brothers Grimm (series)
The Snow Queen
Harry Potter (series)
A Little Princess
The Fir Tree
The Little Mermaid
The Very Hungry Caterpillar
The Little Bookroom
Baby Island
Jacob I Have Loved
A Summer to Die
The Monster at the End of this Book
Moomintroll (series)
Sherlock Holmes (series)
Harry the Dirty Dog
101 Dalmations
Starlight Barking
Little House (series)
Magic (series)
Abbey Girls (series)
Naughtiest Girl in the School (series)
Famous Five (series)
Secret Seven (series)
Spot (series)
Clifford the Big Red Dog
Possum Magic
Goodnight Moon
The Scarlet Pimpernel
Muddle Headed Wombat
Elmer the Elephant
Pride & Prejudice
Pippi Longstocking
We Didn't Mean to Go to Sea
Swallows and Amazons
His Dark Materials (series)
Artemis Fowl (series)
The Magic Pudding
Glory Gardens (series)
Black Beauty
The Swiss Family Robinson
The Emerald Atlas
Tomorrow, When the War Began (series)
Botternikes and Gumbles
A Rag and a Bone and a Hank of Hair
A Little Bushmaid
Across the Barricades
The Hunger Games (series)
Summer of My German Soldier
Cupola House
The Changeling
The Chronicles of Prydian
Peter Pan
The Little Prince
Seven Little Australians
National Velvet
Uncle Tom's Cabin
Katie and the Big Snow
Aesop's Fables
Mother Goose
The Pigeon
Where the Wild Things Are
The Nest
Billabong (series)
The Wind in the Willows
The Witches
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
The Hobbit
Jane of Lantern Hill
Magic of Marigold
The Blue Lantern
Blinky Bill
Jacob Two Two Meets the Hooded Fang
Animorphs (series)
Digit Duck
Eagle of the 9th
The Riddle of the Trumpalar
Carbonel (series)


R L Stine
Christopher Pike
Roald Dahl
Paul Jennings
P R Frost
Erich Kastner
Paul Berna
Betty Brock
Marguerite Henry
Chris Cutcher
Nancy Farmer
Madeline L'Engle
Enid Blyton
Judy Blume
Alan E Nourse
Zenna Henderson
John Flanagan
Jean Plaidy
Hugh Walters
Barbara Conklin
Susan Cooper
Catherine Gaskin
Mary Stewart
Elizabeth Goudge
J R R Tolkien
Paul Gallico
Sally Watson
Jack London
Phillip Turner
Geoffrey Trease
Ursula le Guin
Andre Norton
Elizabeth Enright
Noel Streatfield
Alf Proysen
Alfred Hitchcock
Oscar Wilde
V C Andrews
Eleanor Farjeon
E E Nesbitt
Robert Heinlein
Isaac Asimov
Carol Ryrie Brink
Katherine Paterson
Lois Lowry
Statton Porter
Hans Christian Anderson
E J Oxenham
C S Lewis
Jane Austen
Baroness Orczy
Beatrix Potter
Colin Thiele
Phillip Pullman
Eoin Colfer
John Stephens
John Marsden
Patricia Wrightson
Elizabeth Enright
Eleanor Estes
Nicholas Fisk
Agatha Christie
Mabel Leigh Hunt
Mary Elwyn Patchett
Zilpha Keatley
Kate deGoldi
Pamela Allen
Ethel Turner
Mary Durack
Mary Grant Bruce
Mo Willems
Johanna Spyri
L M Montgomery
Arthur Ransome
Emilio Salgari
Jules Verne
Anthony Buckeridge
Morris Gleitzman
Barbara Sleigh
Dr Seuss


Friday, December 9, 2011

The #spbkchat music list

Another great chat - all about music, and music-themed books. Next week we're talking about childhood favourites.

On to the list:

Cloud Atlas
Nodame Cantabile
Killing the Rabbit
A Suitable Boy
An Equal Music
The Music of Words
Phantom of the Opera
The Thieving Magpie
Neon Angel
Two Weeks Notice (film)
Music and Lyrics (film)
Contagion (film)
Don't Start Me Talking
The Magic Engineer (Recluse series)
Singing the Dogstar Blues
Music and Silence
About a Boy
Archer's Good
A Visit from the Goon Squad
The Music of Chance
Getting Over Jack Wagner
Audrey Wait!
Psalm at Journey's End
Discworld (series)
Soul Music
Pet Shop Boys, Literally
The Tempest
This is Your Brain on Music
In a Grove
Dragons of Pern (series)
Stories We Could Tell
Spellsinger (series)
Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist
Lit Riff
Five Flavours of Dumb
Harmonic Feedback
I Wanna Be Your Joey
Guitar Girl
Popular Music
Haunted Ballads (series)
Dash and Lily
The Wind-up Bird Chronicle
Where She Went
Norwegian Wood
Sputnik Sweetheart
If I Stay
The Perks of Being a Wallflower
Amy and Roger's Epic Detour
Shakespeare Wrote for Money
High Fidelity
Say Anything (film)
Fever Pitch
Grosse Point Blank (film)
Before the Poison

Tomoko Ninomiya
David Mitchell
Alison Goodman
Vikram Seth
Rossini (composer)
Cherie Currie
Marc Lawrence (composer)
Rose Tremain
Jay Rubin
Paul Kelly
Sharon McCrumb
L E Modesitt Jnr
J Rubin
Diana Wynne Jones
Paul Auster
Erik Fosnes Hansen
Chris Heath
Carrie Vaughn
David Levithan
Anne McCaffrey
Tony Parsons
Alan Dean Foster
Jim Morrison
Bob Dylan
Esi Edugyan
Mikael Niemi
Deborah Grabien
Morgan Matson
Nick Hornby
Kazuo Ishiguro


Friday, December 2, 2011

The #spbkchat religion/spirituality chat list

Another lively chat  - we've been a talkative lot lately - lol.

On to the list, and next week we're talking books about music :-)

Brother Cadfael (series)
Nine Tailors
Death at Intervals
Kafka on the Shore
Ghosts & UFOs & Mysterious Creatures
The Genesee Diary
The After-Death Room: Journey Into Spiritual Activism
The Diving Bell and the Butterfly
Spirit Abroad: A 2nd Selection of NZ Spiritual Verse
Jacob I Have Loved
Life After God
The Submerged Cathedral
Samaria (series)
Are You There God, It's Me, Margaret
Pagan in the City
Uncommon Heroes (series)
O'Malley (series)
Spiral Dance
5th Sacred Thing
A Complicated Kindness
Heroes of Quantico (series)
The Odyssey
The Iliad
Eat, Pray, Love
Holy Cow
The Satanic Verses
Harry Potter (series)
The Da Vinci Code
Holy Blood and the Holy Grail
The House of Mirth
Angels and Demons
Zen Bones, Zen Flesh
Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind
The Book of Tao
The Bible for Sinners
His Dark Materials (series)
The Red Tent
The Sparrow
Children of God
Narnia (series)
The Origins of Pagan and Christian Beliefs
The Screwtape Letters
In This House of Brede
Mere Christianity

The Preacher's Bride
I <3 Mormons
Red/White/Black (series)
Witchcraft and the Gay Counterculture
Paradise Lost
This Present Darkness
Piercing the Darkness
Absence of Mind
A Thousand Lives
The God Delusion

Dorothy L Sayers
Agatha Christie
Shusaku Endo
Jose Saragamo
Harukai Murakami
Julie Miller & Grant Osborne
Jo Davy & James Gilberd
Susan Hill
Michael McColly
Jean-Michel Bauby
Douglas Coupland
Charlotte Wood
Shusaku Endo
Sharon Shinn
Judy Blume
Margaret and Katherine Paterson
Miriam Toews
Salman Rushdie
Sarah McDonald
Edith Wharton
Matthew Reilly
Christopher Rowland and Jonathon Roberts
Phillip Pullman
Karen Armstrong
Maria Doria Russell
C S Lewis
Edward Carpenter
Rumer Godden
Tricia Goyer
Sherry Jones
Jody Hedlund
Ted Dekker
Arthur Evans
Aimee & David Thurlo
Frank Peretti
Marilynne Robinson
H V Morton
Richard Dawkins


Friday, November 25, 2011

The #spbkchat book series list

This week's chat was all about book series and was another lively discussion. :-)

Next week we're talking religion/spirituality.

On to the list!

In Death
Kate Daniels
Knuffle Bunny
Elephant & Piggie
Fancy Nancy
Winnie the Witch
Cat in the Hat
Fly Guy
Captain Pugwash
Flat Stanley
Diary of a Wimpy Kid
Adrian Mole
Harry Potter
Horrible Histories
Alex Rider
James Bond
Zac Power
Thomas the Tank Engine
Lord Peter Wimsey
The Passage
The Twelve
The Saddle Club
Phantom Stallion
Scarlet Pimpernel
Babysitter Club
Midnight Flight
One for the Money
If I Stay
Stephanie Plum
Where She Went
Nancy Drew
The Knife of Never Letting Go
Chaos Walking
Sookie Stackhouse
God is an Englishman
Blue Bloods
Flowers in the Attic
Broken Wings
Thursday Next
Lord of the Rings
Dragons of Pern
A Game of Thrones
Clash of Kings
Shatter Me
The Dresden Files
Anne of Green Gables
Poison Throne
The Bronze Horseman
Secret Seven
Famous Five
Clan of the Cave Bear
The Book Thief

Jane Eyre
Calvin & Hobbes
Vampire Diaries
Earth's Children
Silver Phoenix
Fury of the Phoenix
The Secret Circle
Bridgerton Family
Team 16
Abbey Girls
Melendy Quartet
Deborah Knott
The Dark is Rising
Shatter Me
Sunset Island
Glory Gardens
Blory Gardens
Perfect Chemistry
Anna and the French Kiss
Lola and the Boy Next Door
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Orphans
Pride and Dragon
Parasol Protectorate
Vampire Academy
Daughter of Smoke and Bone
The Pledge

Chemical Garden
Hunger Games
His Dark Materials
The Study
One Piece
Elder Races

JD Robb
Ilona Andrews
Dorothy L Sayers
Christian Jacq
Patricia McKillip
Lindsay Davies
Baroness Orczy
R F Delderfield
Diana Gabaldon
Ronald Welch
Anne McCaffrey
Katherine Kerr
Jasper Fforde
Bernard Cornwell
Virginia Andrews
Jim Butcher
Piers Anthony
Celine Kiernan
Mark Zusak
Jean M Auel
Cindy Pon
L J Smith
Gayle Foreman
Lauren Oliver
Maggie Stiefvater
Kim Harrison
Elizabeth George
Julie Anne Long
Lisa Kleypas
Anne Perry
Margaret Marron
L M Montgomery
R L Stine
David Eddings
Lian Hearn
Laurell K Hamilton
Raymond E Feist
Gail Carriger
Phillip Pullman
J K Rowling
Shelley Laurenston
Nalini Singh
Agatha Christie
Ngaio Marsh
Carrie Vaughn
Ilona Andrews
Maria Snyder
John Sandford
Kimberly Derting
Meljean Brooks
Thea Harrison
Brent Weeks

Friday, November 18, 2011

The #spbkchat general chat list

This week's chat was an open-forum which is always wide-ranging and interesting.

Next week we're talking book series.

The list!

Infinite Jest
We Need to Talk About Kevin
Kommandants Girl
Wolf Hall
Breaking Dawn
The Housekeeper and the Professor
The Man She Loves to Hate
A Single Man
Blood Safari
The Spirit Level
The Silent Angel
Whipping Girl
The 47 Ronin Story
Angus, Thongs and Full-Fronted Snogging
The Nonesuch
Kate Daniels (series)
October Daye (series)
Song of Achilles
Rocks in the Belley
The Happiness Project
Carrier of the Mark
Touch of Poison

Thomas Pynchon
Yoko Ogawa
Rattawut Lapcharoensap
Sarah Mayberry
Anne McAllister
David Foster Wallace
Jo Bourne
Lionel Shriver
Hilary Mantel
Christopher Isherwood
Sarah Hall
Matthew Reilly
Mary Stewart
Georgette Heyer
Deon  Mayer
Heinrich Boll
Wilkinson & Pickett
Victoria Holt
Louise Rennison
John Allyn
Ilona Andrews
Seanan McGuire
Julia Serrano
India Black
Jon Bauer
Gretchen Rubin
Maria V Snyder


Friday, November 11, 2011

The #spbkchat books everyone loves but me chat list

This week's chat proved to be a lively one! It was great and I'm sure everyone enjoyed it. Next week it's an open forum - general chat :-)

On to the list:

The Lovely Bones
Mao's Last Dancer
The Pact
The Slap
My Sisters Keeper
Plain Truth
Handle With Care
The Notebook
Black Dagger Brotherhood (series)
Dear John
The Last Song
Anita Blake (series)
Enduring Love
Kingdom of Dreams
Whitney, My Love
Catcher in the Rye
Devil in Winter
On Chesil Beach
Pet Semetary
Harry Potter (series)
Music and Silence
The Host
The Big Sleep
The Great Gatsby
Wild Swan
Gormenghast (series)
The Naughty Corner

The Magic Mountain

The Lord of the Rings
Love in the Time of Cholera
His Dark Materials (series)
The Passage
Vampire Diaries (series)
Sookie Stackhouse (series)
The Silmarillion
Wuthering Heights
The Hobbit
Tom Bombadil anthology
Bleak House
A Christmas Carol
Great Expectations
The Bluest Eye
The Wheel of Time
The Hunger Games (series)
A Muppet Christmas Carol (film)
The Wind-up Bird Chronicle
Gone with the Wind
Narnia (series)
Earthsea (series)
The Blind Assassin
Alias Grace
Oryx & Crake
The Year of the Flood
Lord of Scoundrels
David Copperfield
The Old Curiosity Shop
Wild Sheep Chase
Dance Dance Dance
The Da Vinci Code
Angels and Demons
The Boat
The Bone People
Shatter Me
Norwegian Wood
After the Quake
Kafka on the Shore
A Discovery of Witches
Dirt Music
The Purge
The Book Thief
The Mayor of Casterbridge
Eat, Pray, Love
Belle du Jour
The Handmaid's Tale
One Day

Jodi Picoult
Charles Dickens
Thea Harrison
Laurell K Hamilton
Christos Tsiolkas
J D Ward
Nicholas Sparks
Judith McNaught
M J Davidson
Stephen King
Ian McEwan
Enid Blyton
Gene Wolfe
Rose Tremain
Patricia Cornwell
Raymond Carver
Harukai Murakami
Stephenie Meyer
Raymond Chandler
Jackie French
Mervyn Peake
Ernest Hemingway
Colin Thompson
China Mieville
Thomas Mann

Phillip Pullman
Toni Morrison
Margaret Atwood
Nam Le
Keri Hulme
Vivienne Kelly
Sofi Oksanen
Markus Zusak
David Nicholls


Friday, November 4, 2011

The #spbkchat LGBQT chat list

Sorry for the delay - I was watching Merlin episodes last night and got completely distracted by Colin Morgan's cheekbones but that's another story.

Next week's topic is 'books everyone but me loves', which should make for a great chat.

The list, yes? :-)

Love and Rockets
Torchwood (series)
Strangers in Paradise (comic series)
Y: The Last Man
The Hours
Runaways/Young Avengers (Marvel comic series)
Letters of Vita Sackville-West and Harold Nicholson
Stuck Rubber Baby
Love & Rockets
A Portrait of a Marriage
Whistling in the Dark
Tipping the Velvet
Looking for Rachel Wallace
The Passion
Oranges are Not the Only Fruit
The Story of the Night
The Line of Beauty
The Twyborn Affair
The Eye of the Storm
Sexing the Cherry
Companion to Wolves
A Tempering of Men
The Last of the Wine
The Friendly Young Ladies
Lola and the Boy Next Door
A Boy's Own Story
I'll Get There, It Better be Worth the Trip
Almost Like Being in Love
The Night Watch
The Charioteer
Evolution's Rainbow

Adrian English (series)
Another Way
Will Grayson, Will Grayson

Brian K Vaughn
Michael  Cunningham
Howard Cruse
Alison Bechdel
Nigel Nicholson
Paul Monette
Tamara Allen
Christopher Isherwood
Michael Holroyd
Lytton Strachey
Sheila Rowbotham
Edward Carpenter
Jean Genet
R B Parker
Sarah Waters
Jeanette Winterson
Colm Tolbin
Pat Califia
Edmund White
Val McDermid
Lori Lake
John Wilson
Kerry Greenwood
M A Dymmoch
Allan Hollinghusrt
Patrick White
David Marr
Elizabeth Bear
Sarah Monette
Stephanie Perkins
Steve Kluger
Sue Isle
Mary Renault
Mary Gentle
Jeffrey Eugenides
Joan Roughgarden
Julie Anne Peters
Michael Thomas Ford
Jaimie Hernandez
John Updike
Josh Lanyon
Malinda Lo
Anna Martin
Brent Hartinger
Alex Sanchez
David Levithan
Dennis Altman


Friday, October 28, 2011

The #spbkchat horror/Halloween chat list

Monday is Halloween, so this week's #spbkchat was all about the horror ... next week, it's all about LGBQT (lesbian/gay/bisexual/queer/trans <s>I have Born This Way stuck in my head now</s>) literature.

On to this week's list:

The Monkey's Paw
Pet Semetary
The Stand
Bag of Bones
Rose Madder
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children
The Books of Blood
The Silence of the Lambs
The Screwfly Solution

Dana Reed
RL Stine
Stephen King
Dean Koontz
Michael Kortya
Muriel Spark
Shirley Jackson
Clive Barker


Friday, October 21, 2011

The #spbkchat gothic chat list

We're getting our dark and stormy on for #spbkchat - this week, gothic lit and next week, horror/Halloween ...

On with the list:

Shadow of the Wind
The Slap
St Leger (series)
Jane Eyre
Faire Isle (series)
Woman in White
Lord of the Rings
Rosemary's Baby
We Need to Talk About Kevin
The Thirteenth Tale
The Lantern
The Monk
The Accidentals
Never the Bride
Northanger Abbey
Age of Wonder
Jamaica Inn
Castle of Otranto
The King's General
Wuthering Heights
Henry James
The Fall of the House of Usher
Rules of Attraction
Pinball 1973
Castle of the Wolf
Flight of the Falcon
Turn of the Screw
The Witching Hour
Queen of the Damned
Angel Time
Lady of Mallow
Vicky Christina Barcelona (film)
Legally Blonde (film)
The Moonstone
Midnight in Paris (film)
My Enemy, the Queen
Moth Diaries
Nine Coaches Waiting
The Lantern

Carlos Fuentes
Carlos Ruiz Zafon
Susan Carroll
Sarah Walters
Wilke Collins
Ira Levin
A S  Byatt
Ciji Ware
Diane Setterfield
Susanna Kearsley
Deborarh Lawrenson
Ali Smith
Paul Magrs
Anna Campbell
Daphne du Maurier
Laura Kinsale
Edgar Allen Poe
Sandra Schwab
Charlotte Bronte
Emily Bronte
Henry James
Anne Rice
Gail Carriger
Victoria Holt
Jean Plaidy
Madeleine Brent
Rachel Klein
Mary Stewart


Friday, October 14, 2011

The #spbkchat general chat list

This week was a general chat, which is always fun. For the next two weeks we're celebrating the dark side, with Gothic and Horror/Halloween the focus of the chat.

Let's get on to the list:

The Passage
After Dark
The Wind-up Bird Chronicle
Kafka on the Shore
After the Quake
The Hunger Games
Norwegian Wood
Hottest Dishes of Tartar Cuisine
Hard-Boiled Wonderland
Lola and the Boy Next Door
I, Coriander
Before I Go To Sleep
The Revisionists
The Leftovers
Summer Crossing
Alias Grace
The Shadow of the Wind
The Kitchen Boy
Rasputin's Daughter
The Winter Palace
Imperial Highness
Among Others

The Iliad
The Honourable Schoolboy
Fear (series)
The Sending
Hal Junior
I Am a Cat
The Rose Garden
Rules of Attraction
Chain Reaction
The Help
The Sending

Business of Death
Language of Flowers
Lola's Secret
Letters of Tolkien

Murakami (I've decided he's the unofficial #spbkchat mascot)
Sally Gardner
Margaret Atwood
Truman Capote
Robert Alexander
Cynthia Harrold-Eagles
Evelyn Anthony
Jo Walton
Isobelle Carmody
R L Stine
Matthew Reilly
Jennifer Miller
Simone Elkes
Gregory Maguire
Monica McInerny
Joanne Anderton
Maria Snyder


Friday, October 7, 2011

The #spbkchat dark fantasy list

The chat went to the dark side last night, discussing dark fantasy. My internet failed after about half an hour so I couldn't really join in but I'm sure it was a great chat.

Once again, thanks Margo Lanagan for dropping by - I LOVE seeing writers in the stream!

Next week is an open forum where (nearly) anything goes. :-) The two weeks after that, as it's October, we're going for ... a theme, with Gothic, followed by Horror/Halloween ...

The list:
Bitter Blue
Magic Study
Wicked Lovely
True Blood
The Elder Races (series)
The Eternal Kiss
Dragonlance (series)
American Gods
Wildflower Hill
Europa Suite
How to Make Friends With Demons (aka Memoirs of a Master Forger)
The Graveyard Book
Lord of the Rings
Fragile Things
Forgotten Realms
Earthsea (series)
Warhammer (series)
Soul Screamer (series)
My Stepmother is a Werewolf
The Burning City
Cloud and Ashes
The Sparrow
Tender Morsels
Catastrophic Disruption of the Head
Shadowfae (series)
Guild Hunter (series)
Twelve Planets
Black Dagger Brotherhood (series)
Belgariad (series)
Graceling (series)
Black Jewels (series)
Dark Tower (series)
The Good Neighbours
Courtney Crumrin
Fever (series)
The Silver Kiss
Jonathon Strange & Mister Norrell

Kristen Cashore
Sara Douglass
Thea Harrison
Gabriel Garcia Marquez
HP Lovecraft
Charlaine Harris
Clive Barker
G Masterton
Peter Straub
Elizabeth Bear
Kate Morton
Dan Abnett
Sherri S Tepper
Susanna Kearsley
Margo Lanagan
Kim Wilkins
Patricia Briggs
Anita Blake
Keri Arthur
Lilith St Crow
Carrie Vaughn
Kim Wilkins
Anne Bishop
Jaqueline Carey
Kim Harrison
Graham Joyce
Holly Black
Neil Gaiman
Terry Pratchett
Christopher Pike
Rachel Vincent
Larry Vincent
Greer Gilman
Erica Hayes
Nalini Singh
Lynn Veihl
Madigan Mine
J R Ward
Raymond Feist
Anne Rice
J V Jones
David Eddings
Brent Weeks
Kristin Cashore
Stephen King
Karen Marie Morning
Anette Curtis Klause


Friday, September 30, 2011

The #spbkchat poetry list

Poetry turned out to be a fun discussion! Next week is Dark Fantasy :-) (NB: I know people got confused by the earlier start yesterday. I forgot to mention in previous tweets that New Zealand had gone through Daylight Savings, and because we're the awkward loner-child with the most advanced time zone, #spbkchat follows that. I'm really sorry everyone, and will be sure to tweet reminders for next week.)

I Love You
Vampire Knight (manga)
Blood+ (manga)
Teen Titans
The Monkey's Mask
The Realm of Possibility
Sir Gawain and the Green Knight
Not Waving But Drowning
Tales for Canterbury
The Cinnamon Peeler
For Whom the Bell Tolls
The Rocky Shore
I'm Nobody
Guarding the Flame

Steven  Herricks
Mark Doty
Ursula LeGuin
Kay Cooke
Bub Bridger
Janis Freegard
Tim Jones
Mark Pirie
Jenny Bornholt
David Leviathan
Rap Raplinger
Stevie Smith
William Blake
ee cummings
Ania Walwicz
Wendy Cope
Alan Ginsberg
Walt Whitman
Alistair Te Ariki Campbell
Ruth Dallas
Bill Manhire
Helen Rickerby
Kay McKenzie Cook
Sylvia Plath
Dorothy Parker
Anna Akhmatova
Tusiata Avia
Laurie Edmond
Glenn Colquhoun
Hone Tuwhare
Anna Couani
Anna Wawilcz
Michael Ondaatje
Anne Michaels
Margaret Atwood
Mtuso Basho
John Donne
Emily Dickinson
Jim Morrison
Majella Cullinane


Friday, September 23, 2011

The #spbkchat humour/comedy list

(Because meerkats are inherently funny and I love them, that's why)

Sorry for the delay but I was falling-over-tired last night.

The humour/comedy chat was a great one, so let's get to the list. :D

Duck in the Truck
Chimp and Zee
Nog and the Land of Noses
Josephine Loves to Dance
Crazy Hair
The Day I Swapped My Dad For a Goldfish
Little White Dogs Can't Jump
Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus
Grossology (series)
Horrible Histories (series)
Sir Laughalot
Gordon's Got a Snookie
Go the F*ck to Sleep
Matthew ABC
Mr Pusskins
Red Hat Blue Hat
Mr Chicken Goes to Paris
The Monster at the End of This Book
The Switch
I Am a Cat
Queen Victoria Demon Slayer
Disco Boy
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies
Going Bovine
Beauty Queens
Stephanie Plum (series)
The Belgariad (series)
Discworld (series)
Bridget Jones' Diary
The Eyre Affair
The Princess Bride
Domestic Violets
One Piece
Mad Magazine
Shadow's Kin
Xanth (series)
Arrested Development
Something Rotten
Alphabet Series
Yes Minister
Royal Spyness (series)
Whiskey Galore
Rockets Galore
Doctor in the House (series)
Monty Python
The Gun Seller

A Lee Martinez
Donna Andrews
Jennifer Crusie
Bruce Whatley
Neil Gaiman
Mo Willems
Nick Sharratt
Andrew Daddo
Dave Hackett
Michael Lawrence
Philip Ardagh
Eoin Colfer
Roald Dahl
Tony Mitton
Shanahan Harris
Mark Catalonatto
Sam Lloyd
Sandra Boynton
Katie McAllister
William McInnes
Tony Martin
Bill Oddie
Morris Gleitzman
Lynsay Sands
Paul Jennings
Michael Palin
Natsume Soseki
Ahn Do
Tom Holt
Jill Shalvis
Cathie Linz
Dom Knight
Piers Anthony
Libby Bray
Melanie La'Brooy
Janet Evanovich
Mr Sir Terry Pratchett
William Goldman
Matthew Norman
M J Scott
Don Martin
Dave Berg
Duck Edwing
Piers Anthony
Sue Grafton
Tom Cho
Mark Leyner
Woody Allen
Douglas Adams
Rhys Bowen
Dave Sedaris
Gervais Finn
Compton Mackenzie
Richard Gordon
Hugh Laurie


Friday, September 16, 2011

The #spbkchat Malaysian lit list

We chatted about Malaysian literature last night. It was a bit quiet, and once again showed the large international gap in my own reading, but it was great to see another author pop up in the stream, and I'd like to welcome Joyce Chng (@jolantru) to #spbkchat - thanks for joining in!

The list:

The Causarina Tree
Harry Potter (series)
A Town Like Alice
Evening is the Whole Day
The Rice Mother

Siew Siang Tay
Somerset Maugham
Neville Shute
Graham Greene
Suzanne Brockman
Glenda Larke
Rani Manicka


Friday, September 9, 2011

The #spbkchat general chat list

Our periodic general chats always generate great discussions and I (randomly) name Harukai Murakami as The South Pacific Chat Author Of Every Week because no matter what topic the discussion is, Murakami slips in there somewhere. :-)

Right. On to the lists:

To Kill a Mockingbird
The Help
The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
Game of Thrones
Pillars of the Earth
The Slap
Kafka on the Shore
Lord of the Rings
One Hundred Years of Solitude
The Hobbit
Still Alice
Kinglake 350
Safe From the Sea
Viewed Sideways
The Kitchen Daughter
A Complicated Kindness
The Flying Troutmans

A Visit From the Duchess
The Snowman
Ready Player One
Something Wrong
Sweep 3

Stephen King
Christine Lovatt (crossword creator)
Ken Follett
Carrie Ryan
Sarah Addison Allen
Peter Geye
Donald Richie
Jael McHenry
Justine Larbaleister
Jo Nesbo
Lisa Genova
Jasper Fforde
Cate Kiernan

Links: (updated list to the end of the year)

Friday, September 2, 2011

The #spbkchat urban fantasy discussion list

The chat was all about urban fantasy this week.

On to the lists:

Harry Potter (series)
Something Wicked This Way Comes
Void Series
Anita Blake (series)
Strange Angel (series)
Riley Jensen (series)
Poison Kissed
The Mortal Instruments (series)
Rachel Morgan (series)
The Lantern
Phoenix Rising
Tout Sweet
Die For Me
The Wolves of Mercy Falls
The Magic Faraway Tree
Crave (series)
Unholy Ghosts (series)
The Fallen Blade
Johanthon Strange & Mr Norrell
Mercy (series)
White Cat/Red Glove (series)
The Paris Wife
The Dresden Files (series)

Roald Dahl
Carrie Vaughn
Rob Thurman
Ilona Andrews
Karen Chance
Suzanne McLeod
Jim Butcher
Ray Bradbury
Charles de Lint
J F Lewis
Laurell K Hamilton
Lilith St Crow
Neil Gaiman
Paul Auster
Melissa Marr
Erica Hayes
Keri Arthur
Mervyn Peake
Kim Harrison
Deborah Lawrenson
Gail Carriger
Pip Balyintine
Trent Jamieson
Tracey O'Hara
Syrie James
Amy Plum
Patricia Briggs
Lauren Kate
Gabrielle Wang
Rick Riordan
J R Ward
Stacia Kane
John Courtenay Grimwood
Terry Pratchett
Kelley Armstrong
Holly Black


Friday, August 26, 2011

The #spbkchat short story list

Lots of short story fans in the chat this week!

As an aside: it's always my (Maree/justaddbooks) personal little dream that more authors will join in the chat, so I have to give a special shout out to Aussie author Margo Lanagan, who is a semi-regular #spbkchat-er, and it's always fantastic to see her name in the stream :-)

On to the list!

A Christmas Memory
Little Black Book of Stories

 First Love and Asya
Shiokari Pass
Oxford Collection of Japanese Short Stories
 My Cousin, My Gastroentorologist 
 Look Who's Morphing

Different Seasons
Apt Pupil
Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption
The Body
He-y, Come on Ou-t
The Gifts of the Body
Am I Blue: Coming Out from the Silence
 A Pornography of Grief
The Square Persimmon
The Shipping News
Brokeback Mountain
In a Bamboo Grove
The Dark House
Under the Dome
Strange Horizons (online spec fic magazine)
Semaphore Magazine (spec fic magazine)
Zombies vs Unicorns
The Gifts of the Body 
Master at Margarita
Roadside Picnic

Over the Wall
Etiquette at a Dinner Party
The Master and Margarita
The Turning
At the Bay
Taking Pictures
War and Peace
A Million Little Pieces
Drunk Man's Letter to His Long Dead Wife
Letters for Alganon
Her Smoke Rose Up Forever
East of the West
Smoke and Mirrors
Hell Screen
The Girl Who Was Plugged In
Once Upon a time in Aotearoa
Troll's Eye View: A Book of Villainous Tales
A Hero of His Time
Buying a Fishing Rod for my Grandfather
How to Breathe Underwater
The Square Persimmon
A Perfect Day for Bannanafish
Red Nose Day
Love and Romanpunk
Glitter Rose
After the Quake
Burning Bright

Truman Capote
A S Byatt
Stephen King
Roald Dahl
Truman Capote
Katherine Mansfield
Kaneko Misuzu
David Sedaris
Adam Gopnik
Ayako Miura
Tobsha Learner
Wil Wheaton
Sergei Esenin
Mark Leyner
Tom Cho
Kim Westwood
R K Narayan
Sinichi Hoshi
Keith Roberts

Rebecca Brown
Philip Huang

Takashi Atoda
Carole Shields
Annie Proulx
Gary Crew
Terri Windling
Ellen Datlow
Will Self
Harlan Ellison
Isaac Asimov
Rebecca Brown
Elizabeth Enright
Lisa Tuttle
Garth Nix
Sue Orr
M. Bulgakov
Tim Winton
Anne Enright
Raymond Carver

James Frey
Tina Makereti
Jack Marx 
Daniel Keyes
Michael Swanwick
Miroslav Penkov
Simon Van Booy
Neil Gaiman
Angela Slatter 
Lisa Hannett
Tina Makereti

J D Salinger
Charles Bukowski
Henry Miller
Patty Jansen
Alan Baxter
Gary Kemble
David Witt Even
Gao Xinjiang
Kelley Armstrong
Julie Orringer
Jorge Luis Borges 
Ludmilla Petrushevskaya
Alice Munro
Gene Wolfe
James Tiptree Jnr
Yevgeny Zamyatin 
Tansy Roberts Rayner
Sue Isle
Marianne de Pierres
Takashi Atoda
Peter Goldsworthy
Alice Munroe
Margo Lanagan
Lorrie Moore
Ron Rash