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About meCurrent 75 Books Challenge thread
Last 2013 75 Books Challenge thread
Last 2012 75 Books Challenge thread
Last 2011 75 Books Challenge thread
Last 2010 75 Books Challenge thread

About my libraryThis is everything that I have read from 2006 to now. I dont list all books on my shelves, just a few, but once they're read they're on. I have found I'm drawn to North American writers of the 20th Century- seems odd to me but looking at my favourites it seems to be the case.

Am into writing that amazes me over a page-turning plot (in fact I have a thing against the 'page-turners' that I liken to candy floss; good going down, but certainly dont fill you up).

I love books that can describe normal people and their lives and make me feel like I really understand them and therefore realise that no-one AND everyone is normal!

And..... I always judge a book by its cover.

Off the Shelf Booker Winners To Read in 2014
The Finkler Question
The Remains of the Day
The Line of Beauty
Amsterdam
The History of the Kelly Gang
Moon Tiger
The Gathering
Vernon God Little
Paddy Clark Ha ha Ha
How Late it was, How Late
Possession
Oscar and Lucinda
The Old Devils
Schindler's Ark
The Inheritance of Loss
The Like and Times of Michael K
The Sense of an Ending
The Sea, The Sea
Offshore
The Ghost Road + prequels
Last Orders
Hotel du Lac
The Famished Road
Wolf Hall

Groups2014 Category Challenge, 75 Books Challenge for 2013, 75 Books Challenge for 2014, Art Books, Booker Prize, Books in Books, Bookspotting, Dystopian novels, Fifty States Fiction (or Nonfiction) Challenge, I Survived the Great Vowel Shiftshow all groups

Favorite authorsRichard Ford, Cormac McCarthy, Chaim Potok, John Steinbeck (Shared favorites)

VenuesFavorites

Favorite bookstoresElizabeth’s Bookshop, Perth, New Edition Bookshop, Scorpio Books, UBS University Bookshop on Campus

Favorite librariesHalswell Library, New Brighton Library, South Christchurch Library, Upper Riccarton Community and School Library

Favorite listsBest Dystopias, Booker Prize, It's the end of the world as we know it!, Read the book and saw the movie

Real nameMegan

LocationChristchurch, New Zealand

Account typepublic, lifetime

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Member sinceMar 24, 2010

Currently readingHow To Make Gravy: A to Z, A Mongrel Memoir by Paul Kelly
The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne
The Spirit Level: Why Greater Equality Makes Societies Stronger by Kate Pickett
Why Social Justice Matters by Brian Barry
The Conservationist by Nadine Gordimer
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