Thursday, March 24, 2011

The #spbkchat general chat list

Yousaf-bin-Tashfeen (NB: in Urdu)
A Thousand Splendid Suns
Norwegian Wood
The Kite Runner
Hotel Iris
The Housekeeper and the Professor
Snakes and Earrings
The Baron in the Trees
Reindeer People
Before I Fall
Remote Control
Audubon's Prayer
Never Let Me Go
Game of Thrones
Water for Elephants
On Chesil Beach
The Bone People
The Rope of Man
Hand Me Down World
Face in the Water
Towards Another Summer

Haruki Murakami
Yoko Ogawa
Emma Donohue
Ian McEwan
Kazuo Ishiguro
Hitomi Kanehara
Lauren Oliver
Ryu Murakami
Natsuo Kirino
Italo Calvino
Piers Vitebsky
Kotaro Isaka
Georgette Heyer
Sara Gruen
Janet Frame
Kelley Armstrong
Sheila Rowbatham
Linda Greenlaw
Patrick Evans
Witi Ihimaera


Thursday, March 17, 2011

The #spbkchat re-reading list

This week's #spbkchat was all about re-reading. People seemed to fall into two camps: those who don't re-read, and those who do. But even the non-re-readers seemed to have at least one book they'd consider revisiting.

On to the list:

Persuasion by Jane Austen
The Girl With no Shadow
The Time Traveller's Wife
The Da Vinci Code
Jane Eyre
Lord of the Rings
The Hobbit
Pride and Prejudice
The Babysitters Club (series)
Mister Pip
Faces in the Water
The Bone People
One Hundred Years of Solitude
Love in the Time of Cholera
Cross Stitch
On the Jellicoe Road
Before I Fall
The Scarecrow
Anne of Green Gables
Rev Fergusson (series)
The Rope of Man by Witi Ihimaera
Plumb by Maurice Gee
The Little Prince
People of the Book
The Secret Garden
A Little Princess
The Sillmarillion
Saving Francesca
Enchanting Pleasures by Eloise James
Les Miserables
Listening to the Wind
The Last Pool of Darkness
Narnia (series)
The Landmark Trus Handbook
Laurie Notaro memoir
History of Tiaras
The Winter Sea
Harry Potter (series)
Thursday Next by Jasper Fforde (series)
Stolen Village
Tomorrow, When the War Began (series
Crime and Punishment
War and Peace
The Belgariad (series)
The Mallorean (series)
Year of Wonders by Geraldine Brooks
The Pallisers (series)
Chanur by C J Cherryh (series)
The Red badge of Courage
Eagle of the Ninth
Mark of the Horse Lord
The Hobbit
The Little Fur (series)
Almost Like Being in Love by Steve Kluger
Little Women
Pastures of the Blue Crane
Obernewtyn Chronicles
Legend Song (series)
Great Expectations
Into the Wilderness
The Saturdays by Elizabeth Enright
Barchester (series)
Sacrament by Clive Barker

Enid Blyton
Ann Bridge
Helen Macinnes
Jane Austen
Georgette Heyer
Stephen Herricks
Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Agatha Christie
Elizabeth Peters
Dorothy L Sayers
Ngaio Marsh
Antoine de Saint-Exupery
Mr Sir Terry Pratchett
Melina Marchetta
Tim Robinson
P G Wodehouse
Gene Wolfe
Toni Morrison
Italo Calvino
Nuruddin Farah
William Faulkner
Virginia Woolf
John Steinbeck
Anthony Trollope
Rosemary Sutcliffe
Isobelle Carmody
Elizabeth Enright
Eleanor Estes
Edward Eager
Marian Keyes
Diana Gabaldon
Sara Donati
Gail Carriger
Stacia Kane
Katherine Kerr
Kerry Greenwood
Oscar Wilde
David Mitchell

Thursday, March 10, 2011

The Fantasy #spbkchat list

I think this has been one of our most lively discussions so far! And we'll be having further fantasy chats in the future - broken down by sub-genre, so that's something to look forward to!

On to the lists:

Spells by Emily Gravatt
Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak
A Wizard of Earthsea by Ursula le Guin
The Waterhorse
The Last Stormlord by Glenda Larke
Skeleton Hiccups by Margery Cuyler
Don't Let The Pigeon Drive the Bus
Farseer trilogy
Lord of the Rings
Soldier in the Mist
No Flying in the House by Betty Brock
The Left Hand of Darkness
The Wrong Thing
The Iron Witch by Kaz Mahoney
Winnie the Witch by Korky Paul
Titchy Witch by Rose Impey
Little Fur (series)
His Dark Materials (series)
Chaos Walking (series)
 Nat Fantastic (series)
The Blue Crown
American Gods
The Graveyard Book
Smoke and Mirrors
Fragile Things
Ember by Betty Sharp
Legend Song
The Orphan's Tales: In the Night Garden
Swords & Dark Magic
Space Demons
Tidelord (series)
Blazing Saddles of Barsoom (series)
The Assassin (series)
The Liveship (series)
Tales of the Otori
The Labyrinth
The Belgariad (series)
The Mallorean (series)
The Elenium (series)
The Tamuli (series)
Obernetwyn (series)
Thief (series)
Daughter of the Forest
Red Seas
Green Knowe (series)
Nightwatch (series)
Discworld (series)
Temeraire (series)
The Stone Key
The Mules Foal
Harry Potter (series)
Narnia (series)
Secrets of the Fire Sea
Time Traveller's Wife
The Lies of Locke Lamora
Dragons of Pern (series)
Sarantine Mosaic (series)
Lords of Emperor
Doctrine of Laybrinth (series)
Earth's Children (series)
Samiha's Song
Black Jewels (series)
The Anubis Gates
On Stranger Tides
The Secret History of Moscow
Tymon's Flight
The Broken God
Name of the Wind
Garden of the Moon
What's Bred in the Bone
World of Wonders
Dreamhunter/The Invisible Road
The Vintner's Luck
The Road
Wheel of Time (series)
Master and Margerita
How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe
Sandman (series - graphic novels)
A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court
Mistress of Empire (series)
Urgum the Axeman
Zero Punctuation
Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell
Night Watch (series)
The Last Dragonslayer
Mog world (series)
Something Wicked This Way Comes
Star Wars (series - films)
Anita Blake (series)
Merry Gentry (series)
The Hobbit
One of Our Thursdays is Missing
Peter Pan
Arthurian legends
The Odyssey
Wise Man's Fear
Tooth and Claw
Small Change (series)
Daughter of the Forest
Among Others
Aesop's Fables
A Game of Thrones

Graham Base (artist)
Dick King Smith
Robin  Hobb
Catherynne Valente
Mo Willems
Ursula le Guin
Gene Wolfe
Isobel Carmody
Dave Sedaris
Philip Pullman
Patrick Ness
Daisy Meadows
Emily Windsnapper
Terry Pratchett
Robin McKinley
Patricia McKillip
Neil Gaiman
Julian May
Diana Gabaldon
Lois McMaster Bujold
Jennifer Fallon
Lian Hearn
Gillain Rubenstein
Diana Wynne-Jones
David Eddings
Megan Whalen Turner
Juliet Marillier
Sarah Addison Allen
Scott Lynch
L M Boston
Carlos Fuentes
Sergei Lukyanenko
Katherine Kerr
Elizabeth Moon
Orson Scott Card]
Janny Wurts
Stephen Donaldson
Naomi Novik
Raymond E Feist
JV Jones
Kelly Link
Fotini Eponomitis
Stephen Hunt
Audrey Niffenegger
Gail Carrigers
Susanna Kearsley
Anne McCaffrey
Guy Gavriel Kay
Sarah Monette
Jean M Auel
Fritz Leiber
Poul Anderson
Marion Zimmer Bradley
Mercedes Lackey
John Crowley
Manda Scott
Jules Watson
MD Lachlan
Anne Bishop
Tim Powers
David Zindell
Patrick Rothfuss
Robertson Davies
Elizabeth Knox
Mikhail Bulgakov
Robertson Davies
Alan Moore
Mary Stewart
Cormac McCarthy
Rosemary Sutcliffe
Bernard Cornwall
Ellen Kushner
Robert Jordan
Charles Yu
Mark Twain
Joe Abercrombie
David Gemmel
Kjartan Poskitt
Jasper Fforde
Kim Falconer
Ray Bradbury
Charles de Lint
Garth Nix
Laurell Hamilton
Edward Eager
China Mieville
Kim Harrison
Mary Gentle
Kelley Armstrong
Jesse Bullington
Brent Weeks
Jo Walton
Nalini Singh
Stephanie Meyer
Tove Janssen
Brothers Grimm
G R R Martin


Thursday, March 3, 2011

The Kiwi YA #spbkchat list

March is NZ Book Month: so for this week's #spbkchat we talked about NZ YA and there was much discussion to be had.

The lists, without further ado:

Silver Phoenix
Genesis by Bernard Beckett
The Tricksters
Guardian of the Dead
The Roar by Emma Clayton
Juno of Taris
The Crossing
Inside Out
The Other Side of Silence by Margaret Mahy
Plato's Republic
The Pohutakawa Tree
When You Reach  Me by Rebecca Stead
The New Zealand School Journal
Winter of Fire
Whale Rider
Ali Brandi
The Outsiders
Don't Tell
Flowers in the Attic
Harry Potter
The Changeover
House of Night series
Whale Rider
Banquo's Son
The Bone Tiki
Taniwha's Tear
Guardian of the Dead
Pyre of Queens
Under the Mountain
The Sea-Wreck Stranger 
Ebony Hill

Margaret Mahy
Maurice Gee
Elizabeth Knox
Karen Healey
Margaret Atwood
Sherryl Jordan
Fleur Beale
Witi Ihimaera
T R Roxborogh
Helen Lowe
Paula Morris
Brian Faulkner
David Hair
Anna Mackenzie
Janet Frame


Boy - film
Matariki  - film