Saturday, August 25, 2012

The #spbkchat must-read list

This week was a  busy chat about the books we consider to be must-reads.

Next week we're talking about  poetry. :-)

On to the list!

The Sparrow
Peter Pan
The Secret Garden
Jane Eyre
Wuthering Heights
Crime and Punishment
A Christmas Carol
The Shadow of the Wind
The Book Thief
David Copperfield
Pride and Prejudice
Lord Peter Whimsey (series)
Harriet Vane (series)
Gaudy Night
Busman's Honeymoon
Edward Carpenter
The Fountainhead
The Realm of Possibility
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes
Hot Topic
Boiling Point
Dash & Lily's Book of Dares
The Realm of Possibility
Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist
Norwegian Wood
The Pillars of the Earth
The Tipping Point
Dance, Dance, Dance
The Adoration of Jenna Fox
Jasper Jones
Forest of Hands and Teeth
The Piper's Son
The Handmaid's Tale
Oryx & Crake
The Year of the Flood
Saving Francesca
Chaos Walking (series)
Magician (series)
Wolf Hall
A Place of Greater Safety
Bring Up the Bodies
On the Jellicoe Road
The Dark is Rising Sequence (series)
To Kill a Mockingbird
A Moveable Feast
The Book Thief
Silver Phoenix
The Bean Trees

Anne Bronte
Charlotte Bronte
Emily Bronte
Charles Dickens
Mary Shelley
Dorothy L Sayers
Sheila Rowbotham
Ayn Rand
Mary Doria Russell
Ross Gelbspan
David Levithan
Rachel Cohn
Harukai Murakami
Malcolm Gladwell
Craig Silvey
Margaret Atwood
Melina Marchetta
Juliann Baggott
George Orwell
Patrick Ness
Raymond E Feist
Hilary Mantel
Mark Zusak
Cindy Pon
Barbara Kingsolver


Sunday, August 19, 2012

The #spbkchat general chat list

Last week's was a lively general chat.

This Thursday we're going to be talking about must-reads: books you should have read.

For now, on to the list!

Finnikin of the Rock

John Boyne
Gillian Mears
Stephanie Laurens
Joanne Harris
Susan Johnson

Saturday, August 4, 2012

The #spbkchat historical fantasy list

How about those Olympics? I got distracted on Thursday night during the chat by the rowing. :-)


Next week, we're talking all about conventions.

For now, on to the list:

Bitter Greens
Book of Kells
Gray Horse
Half Magic
Time Garden
The Vintner's Luck
The Angel's Cut
Temeraire (series)
Troy Game (series)
The Crucible (series)
The Riddle of the Trumpalar
The Laws of Magic (series)
Playing Beattie Bow
Ranger's Apprentice
The Ivory Rose
Elemental Masters (series)
Wizard of London
The Nargun and the Stars
Drakon (series)
Diana by the Moon
The Fionavar Tapestry (series)
Last Light of the Sun
The Crystal Cave (series)
The Neverending Story
The Mists of Avalon
The Onyx Court (series)
The Lord of the Rings
Across the Nightingale Floor
Narnia (series)
Angel's Game
Deverry (series)
The Hobbit
Sea of Trolls
Land of Silver Apples
Islands of Blessed
The Night Circus
Jonathon Strange & Mr Norrell
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children
The Parasol Protectorate
The Year of Rice & Salt
Shades of Milk and Honey
Daughter of the Forest
Bewitching/Betraying Season
The Book Thief
The Seventh Swan

Kate Forsythe
Sandra Hill
R A MacAoy
Edward Eager
Elizabeth Knox
Sara Douglass
Judy Bernard-Waite
Tracy Cooper Posie
Michael Pryor
John Flanagan
Susanna Kearsley
Belinda Murrell
Mercedes Lackey
Kate Gordon
Guy Gavriel Kay
Naomi Novik
Lynn Kurland
Shana Abe
Mary Stuart
Katherine Kerr
Nancy Farmer
Juliet Marillier
Kim Stanley Robinson
Kristan Cashore
Shana Abe
Diana Gabaldon
Nicholas Stuart Gray