Here are the books in the running (so far!) for the December book selections: Keep’m coming!



Kazuo Ishiguru,          remains

The Remains of the Day

# of votes: 1

PD James,

A Time to be in Earnest

# of votes: 1


Muriel Barbery,

The Elegance of the Hedgehog

# of votes: 4


Will Schwalbe,

The End of Your Life Book Club

# of votes: 3



Jonas Jonasson,The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared# of votes: 4download Jennifer LauckBlack Bird, A childhood lost and blackbird_150found# of votes: 1
 Andrea Busfield,Born Under a Million Shadows# of votes: 19780805090611  Jeannette Walls,The Glass Castle# of votes: 20743247531.01.LZZZZZZZ
 Abraham VergheseCutting for Stone# of votes: 2            0375414495.01.LZZZZZZZ

Sandra Birdsell

The Russlander  

# of votes: 10771014511.01.LZZZZZZZ

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Gabrielle Roy,The Tin Flute# of votes: 1 0771093888.01.LZZZZZZZ
 Li CunxinMao’s Last Dancer# of votes: 10425201333.01.LZZZZZZZ
 Alice HoffmanThe Probable Future # of votes: 10385507607.01.LZZZZZZZ  *****************************
 Pascal MercierNight Tr0802118585.01.LZZZZZZZain to Lisbon# of votes: 1
 Markus Zusak
The Book Thief                                      0375831002.01.LZZZZZZZ# of votes: 1 

8 thoughts on “Here are the books in the running (so far!) for the December book selections: Keep’m coming!

  1. I would like to nominate the memoir “Blackbird” by Jennifer Lauck and the memoir “The Glass Castle” by Jeannette Walls, both in the non-fiction category.

  2. I would like to vote for the “The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out
    the Window and Disappeared’ by Jonas Jonasson. My niece read it and told me it was quite funny. After all the dark Swedish mysteries I have read lately, a funny Swedish book sounds great. I must tell you a story about this one. Someone called the Reference Desk while I was on duty and asked if the library had the book about a hundred year old man who climbed out of a window. I thought – how am I ever going to find this book? I don’t know the plot lines of every book of fiction! Luckily, a simple search made me realize that the woman had given me the exact title. So for the sake of the title, for the sake of Swedish humour, and for the good laugh I had after the fact, I would like to vote for this book.

    1. Wow!
      Should I open a category called “Best reasons given for choosing a book”?
      Your comment would likely be the clear winner, Mary Jane. 🙂

      I must admit that I am VERY influenced by a book’s title and ITS COVER.
      Is that shallow?
      The strange thing is that I have pretty much validated that you can, in fact, judge a book by its cover. Color palette, graphics, art work…they are lures or repellents.

      Your vote is noted. Thanks!

  3. I highly recommend The Book Thief. It is about a common Germany family helping the Jewish cause during the war. It portrays the human compassion for others in dire circumstances. It takes awhile to get into the book but it is a good read.

    1. Hello Marion,

      What a great suggestion!I loved The Book Thief.
      It is classified young adult literature, but I found it ageless and timeless. A beautiful, very affecting story.
      Did you know that the author,Markus Zusak, is Australian?
      I remember, in particular, the drawings in that book. Haunting.

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