Tuesday, 29 May 2007

Purple Prose - your choice

Wow! What a response. Now we need to whittle the suggested books down to 4 or 5 of the most popular before we make our final choice of purple prose.

Please put your 1st choice and 2nd choice of book in the comment box. Bear in mind the book needs to be currently in print and readily available to all.

I’ll publish the 4 or 5 most popular on Children, Chocolate and Wine. Then we can vote for the book we want to read this time.

Purple Prose Book List 29/05/07 (in no particular order)

Time Traveller’s Wife Audrey Niffenegg.

Jane Eyre Charlotte Bronte

Into the Wild John Krakauer

Unless Carol shields

Redemption Joseph O’Connor

Star of the Sea Joseph O’Connor

Diary of an Ordinary Woman Margaret Foster

Running for the Hills Horatio Clare

Falling Angels Tracey Chevalier

The English Passengers Matthew Kneale

A Monstrous Regiment Terry Pratchet

A Scandalous Life (biography of Jane Digby) Mary Lovell

My Dirty little Book of Stolen Time Liz Jensen

The Historian Elizabeth Kostovo

On Beauty Zadie Smith

Shadow of the Wind Carlos Ruiz Zafon

Nature Cure Richard Mabey

Holberts Gift Saul bellow

Day A L Kennedy

How to be free Tim Hodgkinson

13 comments:

lampworkbeader said...

My choice is:
1st Into the Wild by Jon Karkauer
2nd English Passengers by Matthew Kneale

Blossomcottage said...

Jane Eyre Chalotte Bronte

Time Traveller’s Wife Audrey Niffenegg

Blossom

toady said...

Shadow of the Wind as I have it to read next anyway. Toady

UN PEU LOUFOQUE said...

My little book of stolen times as it so clever and unusual amd a scandalous life.as I love women who break the rules.

annakarenin said...

On Beauty as Mike and I have got that one to read as part of booker job lot we always read and discuss.
otherwise am open to any, some I have already read but will whip through and refresh myself.
Rachel

mountainear said...

The Time Traveller's Wife and My Dirty Little Book of Stolen Time.

Milkmaid said...

1st choice= Dairy of an ordinary woman
2nd = English Passengers

Cait O'Connor said...

First Unless
by Carol Shields

Second Redemption
by Joseph O'Connor

The Country Craft Angel said...

1st-Fallen Angels
2nd Jayne Eyre

I don't think I will be able to keep up with the book club (don't get enough time to read as much as I would like) but if either of these 2 come up as favourites count me in for 1st reading at least-I have both books here on the book shelf unread and it might motivate me to get on and read one! I always get distracted by something else.

warm wishes

countrymousie said...

1. Unless
2. Redemption

I havent read either of these

Exmoorjane said...

Oh heck....TT Wife was OK, but not stunning - Shadow of the Wind - WONDERFUL!! - English Passengers v good - On Beauty excellent....can't remember the rest!).... I'll happily pitch in on any of those....

My not-read choices would be:
Into the Wild and Redemption

elizabethm said...

1st Unless
2nd Dairy of an ordinary woman

some of the others are great but have already read them so would like encouragement to read something new.

Suffolkmum said...

I'd probably go with Redemption and Star of the Sea, not my original recommendations but I haven't read those.