Top Picks for Book Groups

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I’ve mentioned my book group previously. I love them all dearly but they’re not flash at reading the book. That would drive some people mental but, after 15 years, I’m okay with it. On the upside, whenever my book group actually does talk about the book for more than a few minutes, the book was obviously a good pick.

Over the last month or so, two of my Twitter buddies have asked for book group recommendations. Here’s what I suggested (all being books that got my book group really talking) – Continue reading

Top Ten Tuesday – Favourite Kick Ass Heroines

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature created and hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Each week a new ‘top ten’ challenge is posted – anyone can join in. This week’s topic is Top Ten Favorite Kick-Ass Heroines. My list may not have much in the way of hardcore-ass-kicking but these are my memorable heroines – the chicks (and rabbits and pigs) that have stayed with me.

1. Miffy by Dick Bruna – because hello, world domination by a rabbit. Miffy rules (and if you don’t believe me, get this amazing book). Continue reading

Top Ten Tuesday – Don’t Forget About Me!

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature created and hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Each week a new ‘top ten’ challenge is posted – anyone can join in.

This week’s topic is ‘Top Ten ‘Older’ Books You Don’t Want People To Forget About’. It’s a terrific topic because so often we’re attracted to the latest, shiniest new release, while some ace books gather dust on the shelves (or worse still, go out of print).

I’ve picked ten books that I remember really enjoying when I was reading them – you know the kind of book you don’t want to end? They may not necessarily finish on your ‘favourite books of all time’ list but they have the perfect combination of memorable characters and a gripping plot. In no particular order, here’s my top ten –

1. A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius by Dave Eggers – exactly as the title suggests. Continue reading