Friday, October 26, 2012

The #spbkchat Turkey literature list

First, thank you Marg for taking over the list last week.

We talked Turkey (the country) for this week's #spbkchat.

Next Thursday we're talking about our personal reading histories.

On to the list:

Murder on the Orient Express
HR Indiscreet
The Lions of Al-Rassan
Sir Gawaine and the Green Knight
The Iliad
The Song of Achilles
The Big Smoke
Daughter of Mars
Barbed Wire and Roses
Simpson's Donkey

Barbara Hamblyn
Donna Andrews
Mary Gentle
Agatha Christie
Guy Gavriel Kay
Carolyn Jewel
Melina Marchetta
Orhan Pamuk
Tom Keneally
Peter Yelg
Tasha Alexander


Sunday, October 21, 2012

The #spbkchat Best Characters list

I have taken over the list making duties this week so apologies in advance for missing anything.

On with the list:


Eric from the Sookie Stackhouse series by Charlaine Harris
Death from The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
Miles Vorkisagan from the Vorkisagan Saga by Lois McMaster Bujold
 Elspeth & Rushton from Isobelle Carmody's Obernewtyn Chronicles
Marchetta's. Josie Alibrandi, Frankie, Tom, and of course Taylor Markham and Jonah Griggs 
the mayor in Chaos Walking by Patrick Ness
Atticus Finch
Claudia from Interview with a Vampire
Holden Caulfield from Catcher in the Rye by J D Salinger
Travis from Almost Like Being in Love by Steve Kluger
Jack from Room by Emma Donohue
Jeffrey Wu from Jasper Jones by Craig Silvey

Other books mentioned

The Casual Vacancy by J K Rowling
Arthur Conan Doyle's book (Sherlock Holmes)
Laurie King's books
Someone Like Me
Stephanie Plum series by Janet Evanovich

I know there was some discussion about Austen characters as well but I haven't been able to get that back far through the thread, so feel free to add anything I have missed in the comments.

Friday, October 12, 2012

The #spbkchat general chat list

This past Thursday we had a general chat with a wide range of topics.

Next Thursday we're talking about best characters. :-)

On to the list!

Liveship Traders (series)
The Crystal Cave (series)
Deverry (series)
Camelot (TV series)
Merlin (TV series)
Conspiracy Theory
Temeraire (series)
The Perks of Being a Wallflower
Psy-changeling (series)
We Need to Talk About Kevin
Beautiful Music for Ugly Children
Saving June

Robin Hobb
Mo Yan (winner of Nobel Prize for Literature)
Harukai Murakami
Bob Dylan
Mary Stewart
Anne McCaffrey
Katherine Kerr
Jane Haddam
Naomi Novik
Stephen Chbosky
Nalini Singh
Kirstin Conn-Mills
Hannah Harrington


Friday, October 5, 2012

The #spbkchat fantasy sword & sorcery list

Next week the chat floor is open for a general chat.

This past week, we talked about fantasy, the sword and sorcery division.

On to the list!

Kingmaker, Kingbreaker (series)
Valdemaar (series)
Lord of the Rings (series)
Night Angel (series)
Robin Hobb
David Eddings
Raymond E Feist
The Hobbit
Game of Thrones (series)
Shatter Me
Shiver (series)
Finnikin of the Rock
Froi of the Exiles
Quintana of Charyn
The Jelly Bean Crisis
Tairen Soul (series)
The Crystal Cave (series)
Guinevere (series)
Gorgon on the Gully
Lumiere Chronicles
The Princess Bride
The Once and Future King
The Sharing Knife (series)
Deltora  Quest (series)
Rangers Apprentice (series)
Charlie Bone (series)
The Belgariad (series)
The Mallorean (series)
Psy-changeling (series)

Karen Miller
Mary Stewart
Mercedes Lackey
Maggie Steifvater
Jolene Stockman
Melina Marchetta
C L Wilson
Rosalind Miles
Lois McMaster Bujold
David Weber
Melina Marchetta
Tamora Pierce
Emily Rodda
Anne McCaffrey
Patrick Rothfuss
Marian Zimmer Bradley
Nalini Singh