Monday, 25 June 2012

The Blogger Book Club

Salutations Lovelies,

Reading is and had been a long-term passion that I’ve had before I dug into my aunties purse and wreaked havoc with her lipsticks. I can always be found crouched in a corner somewhere captivated by an author’s well-paced words, spinning my imagination with a tale of adventure, romance, suspense or sorrow.

During the weekend, I asked a few bloggers on the twitter #bblogger thread if they would be interested in book club.
I had a really positive response from some bloggers (hence the purpose of this post).

The way this will work (I hope) is that every month I will choose 5 or so books, which I think would make great nighttime/travel reading and we will vote on which book we want to read.

The polls will be open for a week and at the end of the month, I will publish all the views, thoughts or videos with our opinions on the book. Also very month I will be giving away 2 copies of the books we have chosen to read (so that if you want a chance to read the book, but don’t have the funds, you have a chance)

I hope this sounds simple and fair because I’ve never formed or set up a book club before but it is something that I really want to do, so I hope this idea really picks off.

With many recommendations, The Book Choices for this month are:-

Some Kind of Fairy Tale – Graham Joyce

Tara Martin went missing 20 years ago. The 15-year-old was last seen in Outwoods, a creepy woodland near her family home in Leicester. She’d had a fight with her boyfriend, felt isolated from her family. On Christmas Day, 20 years later, she arrives on her parents’ doorstep claiming that, actually, she’s only been away six months. And she’s been living with fairies.

A dark, modern spin on the fantasy genre, Graham Joyce spins the Disney notion of fairies as maple-leaf wearing, peter pan following creatures to adult sized, sex-crazed and violent.

The End of the Wasp Season – Denise Mina

When a notorious millionaire banker hangs himself, his death attracts no sympathy. But the legacy of a lifetime of selfishness is widespread, and the carnage most acute among those he ought to be protecting: his family. Meanwhile, in a wealthy suburb of Glasgow, a young woman is found savagely murdered. The community is stunned by what appears to be a vicious, random attack. When Detective Inspector Alex Morrow, heavily pregnant with twins, is called in to investigate, she soon discovers that a tangled web of lies lurks behind the murder.

A multi-layered novel about family's power of damage-and redemption, The End of the Wasp season is sure to keep us at the end of our seats.

The Book Thief - Markus Zusak

A short story about; among other things: a girl, some words, an accordionist, some fanatical Germans, a Jewish fist-fighter, and quite a lot of thievery. . . .

Set during World War II in Germany, Markus Zusak’s groundbreaking new novel is the story of Liesel Meminger, a foster girl living outside of Munich. Liesel scratches out a meager existence for herself by stealing when she encounters something she can’t resist–books. With the help of her accordion-playing foster father, she learns to read and shares her stolen books with her neighbors during bombing raids as well as with the Jewish man hidden in her basement before he is marched to Dachau.

A short unforgettable story about the ability of books to feed the soul

The Time Traveller’s Wife - Audrey Niffenegger

When Henry meets Clare, he is twenty-eight and she is twenty. Henry has never met Clare before; Clare has known Henry since she was six. Impossible but true, because Henry finds himself periodically displaced in time, pulled to moments of emotional gravity from his life, past and future.

 Henry and Clare's attempts to live normal lives are threatened by a force they can neither prevent nor control, making their passionate love story intensely moving and entirely unforgettable.

The book than made an incredible film The Time Traveler's Wife is a story of fate, hope and belief, and more than that, it's about the power of love to endure beyond the bounds of time

I Was Told There’d Be Cake – Sloane Crosley

A book of essays written by an author might seem a strange choice of reading but sometimes it can be a first had insight into someone else’s personality and reasoning.

In I Was Told There’d Be Cake Sloan Crosley’s sweet, and very funny personality comes off so strong that you can’t help but lover her.
Covering everything from her embarrassment at having a stash of plastic ponies under her sink to the misery of a friend’s wedding, this is a great an alternative read.

So those are the choices for this week, if you have any recommendation for books to read please pop in in the comment box and VOTE!!!!