Thursday, February 28, 2013

The #spbkchat utopia/dystopia chat list

This past Thursday we talked about utopian/dystopian literature, which skewed towards dystopia more, because, as someone pointed out, utopia would get a bit dull after a while.

This coming Thursday, our focus is International Women's Day, so we'll be celebrating women writers. :-)

On to the list!

The Age of Miracles
The Hunger Games (series)
The Machine Stops
Super Sad True Love Story
Battle Royale
The Giver
Divergent (series)
Never Let Me Go
Children of Men
The Handmaid's Tale
Oryx & Crake
The Adoration of Jenna Fox
Chaos Walking (series)
Winter of Fire
The Crossing (series)
Juno of Taris (series)
Atals Shrugged
We the Living
Brave New World
When We Wake
Warm Bodies

George Orwell
Patrick Ness
Margaret Atwood
Scott Westerfeld
E M Forster
Yevegny Zamyatin
P D James
Project Itoh
Mary E Pearson
Sherryl Jordan
Fleur Beale
Mandy Hager
Sir Thomas More
Karen Healey


Saturday, February 16, 2013

The #spbkchat general chat list

We had a good general chat this past Thursday, and for this coming Thursday, we're talking New Adult fiction.

On to the list :-)

Sailing to Sarantium
The Lions of Al-Rassan
Pride and Prejudice
Anna Karenina
The Rosie Project
The Toe Tag Quintet
The Handmaid's Tale
The Year of Rice and Salt
A Teaspoon of Earth and Tea
Wolf Hall
The Price of Inequality
The Little Russian
Lifesavers for Beginners
Ever After

Guy Gavriel Kay
Terry Pratchett
Kim Stanley Robinson
Kate Locke
Dina Nayeri
Joseph Stiglitz
Susan Sherman
Ciara Geraghty
Kaje Harper
Stephanie Julian
Kim Harrison

Saturday, February 9, 2013

The #spbkchat reading from our heritage list

This past Thursday we talked about reading from our own heritage.

This coming Thursday is a general chat.

On to the list!

A Greener Shore
The Maltese Falcom
Brides of Rollrock Island
Sea Hearts
October Daye (series)
Saved by Cake
Saga of the Light Isles
When We Wake
Sea of Trolls (series)
The Raven Queen
The Swan Maiden

Elizabeth Chadwick
Karen Marie Moning
Beatrix Potter
Charles Dickens
Jane Austen
William Shakespeare
Sharon Kay Penman
Morgan Llewellyn
Seanan McGuire
Diana Gabaldon
Marian Keyes
Juliet Marillier
Rosemary Sutcliff
Karen Healey
The Brontes
Nancy Farmer
Tana French
Sheila Flanagan
Jules Watson


Friday, February 1, 2013

The #spbkchat under-rated series list

This past Thursday we talked about under-rated series.

Next Thursday, we're talking about reading from our own heritage.

On to the list!

The Shadowfae Chronicles
The Dirty Streets of Heaven
Kate Daniels (series)
Kitty (series)
Killing the Emperors
The Bachelorette Pact (series)
Corinna Chapman (series)
Phryne Fisher (series)
Rev Claire Ferguson/Russ Van Alstyne (series)
Sea Witch
The Hobbit
Moon Called
Blood Bound
Iron Kissed
Bone Crossed
Cliff Hardy (series)
Magician (series)
The Belgariad (series)
The Mallorean (series)
Daughter of the Empire (series)
Fortress (series)
The True Game (series)
Rameses (series)
Royal Spyness
Lymond and Niccolo (series)

Tad Williams
Ilona Andrews
Carrie Vaughn
Ruth Dudley Edwards
Kathleen O'Reilly
Kerry Greenwood
Julia Spencer Fleming
Charles Dickens
Patricia Briggs
Brent Weeks
Peter Corris
David Eddings
Raymond E Feist
Janny Wurts
C J Cherryh
Sherri S Tepper
Christan Jacq
Dorothy Dunnett
Rhys Bowen