Friday, June 29, 2012

The #spbkchat foodie books list

Food is always a popular topic of conversation :D

Next week we're talking about the best books of the year so far, and the topics list has been updated here:

On to the list!

Star Trek (TV/movie series)
Star Wars (Movie series)
Cooking with Miss Piggy
Shrek (Movie series)
Friends (TV series)
Gilligan's Island (TV series)
The Sopranos (TV series)
Eat, Pray, Love
My Life in France
Saved by Cake
Brady Bunch (TV series)
Days of Our Lives (TV series)
Bewitched (TV series)
The Muppets (TV series)
Coffehouse (cozy mystery series)
Food Landscapes
Edible Histories (series)
Darling Buds of May
Lunch in Paris
Paris, My Sweet
Bronze Horseman (series)
Corinna Champion (series)
State of the Onion
Penguin Great Food
Bet Me
School of Ingredients
Coffee 1
The Wedding Officer
The Ice Cream Express
Pat (series)
Julie & Julia
Garlic and Sapphires: The Secret Life of a Critic in Disguise
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Larousse Gastronomique
Love & Hunger: Thoughts on the Gift of Food

The Common Sense Guide to Cooking
Salt and Saffron

Julia Childs
Marian Keyes
Cleo Coyle
Paullina Simons
Kerry Greenwood
MFK Fisher
Elizabeth David
Laurie Colwin
Ruth Reichl
Jennifer Crusie
Louisa Edwards
Erica Bauermeister
Anthony Capella
Joanne Fluke
Janet Evanovich
L M Montgomery
Nora Ephron
Charlotte Shucks
Kamila Shamsie


Friday, June 22, 2012

The #spbkchat reading slump list

This week we talked about reading slumps - what we do when they happen, how long they last, how to get out of them ....

Next week, we're talking about foodie books :-)

The list:

50 Shades of Gray
Into the Darkest Corner
The Night Circus
The Great Gatsby
Anna Karenina

Glen Duncan
Sarah Mayberry
Shelley Laurenston

Saturday, June 16, 2012

The #spbkchat general chat list

Next week we're talking about reading slumps.

Remember, if you have any chat topic ideas, you can drop them here or ping them at us on twitter; just use the #spbkchat hashtag and we'll see it. :-)

On to this week's general chat list:

Mars trilogy (series)
A Fine Balance
Jasper Jones
Game of Thrones (series)
Millennium trilogy (series)
40 Signs of Rain
The Wolf Gift
How to Flirt With a Naked Werewolf
Bitter Greens
Twilight (series)
Fifty Shades (series)
Temerarire (series)

P G Wodehouse
Amanda Hocking
Craig Silvey
Kim Stanley Robinson
Anne Rice
Juliet Marrillier
Molly Harper
Courtney Milan
Tessa Dare
Richard Ford
Naomi Novik
Kate Forsyth


Tuesday, June 12, 2012

The #spbkchat overhyped books list

First, let me apologise for the extreme lateness of the list. I completely forgot about it until today.

Second, this Thursday's chat is a general chat, and we'd also love to hear your ideas for future #spbkchat topics, so put your thinking hats on!

Right. On to the list:

Fifty Shades of Grey
Sea Swept
Cabin in the Woods (movie)
Black Dagger Brotherhood  (series)
The Millennium trilogy
Gone Tomorrow
Chasing Fire
The Search
Looking for Alibrandi
Tomorrow When the War Began (series)
Harry Potter (series)
Sharon McCone (series)
61 Hours
The Hunger Games (series)
Lord John and the Private Matter
The Scottish Prisoner
The Tiger's Wife
Echo in the Bone
Trixie Belden (series)
The Devil Wears Prada
Game of Thrones (series)
My Sister's Keeper
The Pact
The Eternal Kiss
Wuthering Heights
Great Expectations
The Da Vinci Code

Philippa Gregory
JD Robb
Dayla Moon
Melina Marchetta
Nora Roberts
Janet Evanovich
Diana Gabaldon
James Patterson
Sherrilyn Kenyon
Jennifer Crusie
Lee Child
Robert Crais
John Sanford
Jodi Picoult
Marcia Muller
Margaret Maron
Michael Connelly
Lee Child
Stephen King
Emma Donoghue
Dan Brown
J K Rowling
Charles Dickens
Stephenie Meyer

Sunday, June 3, 2012

The #spbkchat literary awards list

Sorry for the delay, it completely slipped my mind!

This week we talked about Literary Awards. 

Next week:  Too much hype? (Books that didn't meet your expectations)

Now on to the list:

The Tiger's Wife
The Bluest Eye
Catcher in the Rye
Eleven Seasons
Twilight (series)
Fifty Shades of Grey
All that I Am
The Street Sweeper
Spirit of Progress
Song of Achilles
Parallel Stories
Painter of Silence
The Forgotten Waltz
State of Wonder
Cold Light

Toni Morrison
Susan Hill
Madeline Miller
Terry Pratchett
Frank Moorhouse