Jan-10 Miela needs a nudge
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I'm afraid my house is being overrun with books, so it's time to give y'all a chance to help me.
Some of my book choices include:
2. Mistress Shakespeare
4. In the Last Analysis
6. Sunne in Splendor
7. Poisoned chocolates case
8. Her Mother's Daughter
9. Family Linen
10. Woman in White
11. Dangerous Liasons
12. The Master
13. To Hold the Crown
14. A Suitable Boy
15. Excellent Women
16. And Ladies of the Club
17. New York
18. Autobiography of Henry VIII
Thank you in advance!
I'm sure I won't be the only person to nudge Wolf Hall! But perhaps I can be the first. This was one of my top books of last year, and one that I keep finding myself thinking about.
I read Dangerous Liaisons after seeing the movie, and really enjoyed it, but it might not be to everyone's taste.
I'd like to nudge The Master, if you are in the mood for a novel that takes its time and is not primarily plot driven.
Without being a Henry James fan or even having read any of his works I liked how Colm Tóibín captured the complicated character of his protagonist in a very appropriate and subtle way.
I'll give a little nudge for Atonement an atmospheric and elegiac story set in England mainly during WWII.
Here's a nudge for The Poisoned Chocolates Case. It's really a fun murder.
It's a haunting lovely book that pulls you in fairly quickly. Once finished you are ready to read something longer, like Wolf Hall!
Yet another nudge for Dangerous Liaisons - fabulous book! Secondary nudges for The Woman in White, The Autobiography of Henry VIII and a reluctant one for Atonement. I really disliked Atonement when I first read it - there is just something about McEwan's books that turns me off thought I still keep trying because they usually start out from a great premise or a smack-in-the-mouth opening scene - but only a few days ago I watched the film and enjoyed it hugely, so I'm now planning to reread the book and try to see what I missed. If you have about a million years to spare then I'll also add a nudge for A Suitable Boy.
And a de-nudge for Wolf Hall - tedious and over-rated.
Tough One. I'd go for something a little off the wall, and it's not that long. A Suitable Boy is a great book. You've got some really good ones in this list though- I loved Atonement, Sunne in Splendour and Woman in White too.
Am I too late? Another nudge for Wolf Hall - it was my favourite book in 2009.
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