TSR Book Club: September Nominations

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Poll: Which book(s) would you like to read this September?
Remains of the Day - Kazuo Ishiguro (7)
11.11%
The Book Thief - Marcus Zusak (8)
12.7%
A Study in Scarlet (1st Sherlock Holmes) - Arthur Conan Doyle (13)
20.63%
Cloud Atlas - David Mitchell (2)
3.17%
Lady Chatterly's Lover - DH Lawrence (4)
6.35%
The Handmaid's Tale - Margaret Atwood (5)
7.94%
Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte (11)
17.46%
The Unbearable Lightness of Being - Milan Kundera (1)
1.59%
IT - Stephen King (4)
6.35%
I'm the King of the Castle - Susan Hill (1)
1.59%
Mrs Dalloway - Virginia Woolf (4)
6.35%
Coriolanus - Shakespeare (3)
4.76%
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A Study in Scarlet & Wuthering Heights are our chosen books for this month.


Please feel free to read either or both as you wish. Pop back in for discussion as & when you want to.

Could you please use spoiler tags for any plot details until the 30th September so as not to spoil the books for anyone else? Thank you.

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Wuthering Heights Discussion Thread

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IT - Stephen King
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The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundra.
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I'd love to join this, but I never have much spare reading time at uni :sad:

How long do people read the book for before discussions properly start?
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(Original post by xXxBaby-BooxXx)
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Sorry, can find how to reply to your message so quoted you instead

Uploaded it about 10 minutes ago, it was for maths
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I'd love to join this, but I never have much spare reading time at uni :sad:

How long do people read the book for before discussions properly start?
Thanks!!
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I like all your nominations BookWormShanti
I nominate The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
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I nominate Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte and Coriolanus by Shakespeare. I believe the limit for nominations is two?

(Original post by xXxBaby-BooxXx)
I'd love to join this, but I never have much spare reading time at uni :sad:

How long do people read the book for before discussions properly start?
I think the previous limits have been between 3-5 weeks...
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(Original post by xXxBaby-BooxXx)
I'd love to join this, but I never have much spare reading time at uni :sad:

How long do people read the book for before discussions properly start?
Well, discussion never properly kicked off for the Snowman (I think because it was in the leas up to exams, quite a lot of people were revising/rocking back and forth in their room crying in frustration) but we started discussing HofD about 3-4 weeks after? Spacepiratejames suggested then & I think I agree that it would be better in the future to have a discussion thread open almost immediately so people can do it whenever it suits as they go along (with suitable spoiler tags).

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I nominate Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte and Coriolanus by Shakespeare. I believe the limit for nominations is two?



I think the previous limits have been between 3-5 weeks...
Yep, forgot that
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I like all your nominations BookWormShanti
I nominate The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
That was on my list, but I just cut it off as we've had it before. My best friend read it a few days ago and is determined it's the best book she's ever read.
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Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood but I have read it a few times so would be good to read something new
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All great suggestions Looking forward to voting - it's going to be tough deciding which to pick! When does voting open?
I would like to nominate Virginia Woolf's 'Mrs. Dalloway' because I have been meaning to buy/borrow it for ages.

It looks like the TSR Book club is firing up well
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Remains of the Day.
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Thanks for the nominations folks Some great ones there. I'll get the poll up after/on results day.
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(Original post by BookWormShanti)
Here’s some possibles:
1984 - George Orwell
Remains of the Day - Kazuo Ishiguro
The Book Thief - Marcus Zusak (these first 3 have done well in the polls before)
The Picture of Dorian Gray - Oscar Wilde
A Study in Scarlett (1st Sherlock Holmes) - Arthur Conan Doyle
One Day - David Nicholls
I've read the first four but the Sherlock Holmes one is appealing to me. I am studying Crime as a theme in A2 English next year but I'm really not a big crime fan. I got the Sherlock Holmes books from my local library but I haven't been able to motivate myself to read it. If it was part of the book club I'd actually get to read it!

Suggestions (I've not read either of these so can't fully comment):
Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell (meant to be really good)
Lady Chatterly's Lover by DH Lawrence (sauce up the book club a bit )
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The Book Thief is a very good book. Interesting slant on Nazi Germany.

If on a Winter's Night a Traveller by Italo Calvino?
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I'm The King of the Castle by Susan Hill.
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(Original post by BookWormShanti)
Thanks for the nominations folks Some great ones there. I'll get the poll up after/on results day.
Well done. Now where's our poll?

Congratulations and everything.
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Well done. Now where's our poll?

Congratulations and everything.
Thanks :lol:
It's coming now!
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The poll is now up

I have made it mutliple choice seeing as we are choosing two books anyway & it might give a better idea of the votes. Who knows? If it works badly this month we can change next month!

Please vote!

Vote for as any books that you would ACTUALLY be prepared to read and discuss. That may be one, or two, or 5 - it depends on you.
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