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  1. Rhall

    Rhall Momma cat to 3 fur babies! Adult Cat

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    I already have The Last Time I Lied so I vote for that, but I know others have read it.
     
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  2. Mia6

    Mia6 Mother of two Top Cat

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    I Vote Rebecca
     
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  3. verna davies

    verna davies TCS Member Staff Member Forum Helper

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    Fine by me. Anyone else?
     
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  4. rubysmama

    rubysmama Thread Starter Forum Helper Staff Member Forum Helper

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    @artiemom: Thanks for your opinion. Depressing isn't good for our first book.

    What about our book club? Would you be interested in joining?

    Me either. Not the first book anyway.

    Killing Me Softly by Nicci French - 2 week wait, so I could probably get it

    Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier - The only Rebecca my library has is "Rebecca Of Sunnybrook Farm" by Kate Douglas Wiggin. Is that the same book?

    In a Dark, Dark, Wood: Ruth Ware - 21 week wait

    The Last Time I lied- Ruth Ware - available

    If others have read it, probably not a good choice for our first book.
     
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  5. Mia6

    Mia6 Mother of two Top Cat

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    No, it's just called Rebecca.
     
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  6. Mia6

    Mia6 Mother of two Top Cat

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    I'm surprised they don't have it as an Ebook. We can choose something else.
     

  7. rubysmama

    rubysmama Thread Starter Forum Helper Staff Member Forum Helper

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    @MonaLyssa33: Any suggestions for a first book that would be a good read, but also not so popular right now that the library wait times would be too long for us to get by October?
     
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  8. Mia6

    Mia6 Mother of two Top Cat

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    I have another vote: The Pilot's Wife by Anita Shreve, great book and it's not new.

    Lifetime made a movie based on the novel.
     
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  9. verna davies

    verna davies TCS Member Staff Member Forum Helper

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    I'll throw one into the mix.

    The woman in the woods by Leslie Pearce.
    Written a couple of years ago so shouldn't be in great demand.
     
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  10. Mia6

    Mia6 Mother of two Top Cat

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    My library does not have it.
     
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  11. Kieka

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    The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August by Claire North

    The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August by Claire North

    It is one of those that makes more sense when it's reread because it has (sorta kinda) time jumps (more like loops really). Not so much a sci-fi or fantasy but a drama with a twist on reality. But it has been out for a few years so it should be easier to find.
     
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  12. Kieka

    Kieka Snowshoe Servant Staff Member Forum Helper

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    I'd also suggest that, as the first three to say they were interested, @rubysmama @verna davies and @Mia6 get together on a PM thread and decide a book for this and future picks. Maybe pull suggestions onto a list and each pick two then either go with the one all three picked or decided between the narrowed down options. If we leave it as a general choice on the thread it might take a while.
     
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  13. rubysmama

    rubysmama Thread Starter Forum Helper Staff Member Forum Helper

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    It's book 3 of a series though. Would that matter?

    My library only has 1 copy, and the wait time is 14 weeks. :(

    My library doesn't have it. :(

    We're doing that, and it's still not easy finding a book we can all get.
     
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  14. Kieka

    Kieka Snowshoe Servant Staff Member Forum Helper

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    Probably want to stay away from series type books. Those can be annoying of they leave the ending hanging.

    Shoot.....

    Maybe......

    Ummmm......

    Dry by Neal Shusterman

    Dry by Neal Shusterman

    Technically a YA novel, don't judge, but it's a really good discussion type book. What happens if drought hits an area, it's newer but one of the top YA books of late last year so it might be more widely available. The author hits on some really tough subjects in it despite being a YA (he has a series called the Scythe that is really good about a world after death no longer is an issue).
     
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  15. rubysmama

    rubysmama Thread Starter Forum Helper Staff Member Forum Helper

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    My library has 1 copy, but the wait time is only 2 weeks, so if I put it on hold today it could work, for me at least. ;)
     
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  16. Kieka

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    The same author has one called Challenger Deep about mental illness in a teenager based on the authors own son who developed schizophrenia.

    "A captivating novel about mental illness that lingers long beyond the last page, Challenger Deep is a heartfelt tour de force by New York Times bestselling author Neal Shusterman.

    Caden Bosch is on a ship that's headed for the deepest point on Earth: Challenger Deep, the southern part of the Marianas Trench.
    Caden Bosch is a brilliant high school student whose friends are starting to notice his odd behavior.
    Caden Bosch is designated the ship's artist in residence to document the journey with images.
    Caden Bosch pretends to join the school track team but spends his days walking for miles, absorbed by the thoughts in his head.
    Caden Bosch is split between his allegiance to the captain and the allure of mutiny.
    Caden Bosch is torn."

    Disney+ is making a movie based on it for their new streaming service. I've read everything else by the author and he really hits on some subjects that make you question things. YA again but really good. I havent read Challenger Deep so I can't speak to it directly.
     
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    Lab Girl by Hope Jahren (nonfiction)
    The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion
    Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi
    Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
    The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd
    The Sellout by Paul Beatty
    A Visit from the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan
    Salvage the Bones by Jesmyn Ward
    Tell the Wolves I'm Home by Carol Rifka Brunt
    The Lowland by Jhumpa Lahiri
    Sarah's Key by Tatiana de Rosnay
    Girl in Translation by Jean Kwok
    The Magicians by Lev Grossman
    Burial Rites by Hannah Kent
    The House Girl by Tara Conklin
    The Art of Hearing Heartbeats by Jan-Philipp Sendker
    Love Anthony by Lisa Genova
    In the Shadow of the Banyan by Vaddey Ratner
    Reconstructing Amelia by Kimberly McCreight
    The Other Typist by Suzanne Rindell
    The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin (nonfiction)
    The Real Minerva by Mary Sharratt
    I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai (nonfiction)
    Becoming Nicole by Amy Ellis Nutt (nonfiction)
     
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  18. artiemom

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    Great selections.

    I have read;
    The Pilot’s Wife. Good book
    And
    Sarah’s Key—/ really good book. One of the my recommendations.

    These were years ago

    There are also:
    Woman Walks Behind
    The Lilac Girls
    The Railway Children
    The Book Thief

    These are historical fiction; based on true events of the time. Very interesting. I learned a lot about history, and it’s effects on people during the time periods.



    I have more on my kindle, along with the authors. Just have to get kindle recharged or look at my reading list on Amazon.

    I used to read while commuting to work, on the train. Perhaps one book every10 days or so.
     
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  19. Elphaba09

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    I might be up for it every once in a while. I am more of a pre-1920s book kind of girl, but if a book sounds interesting, I think it could be fun!

    As @artiemom mentioned, "The Book Thief" is wonderful. It is among my favorite modern books.

    I liked "The Pilot's Wife," but I prefer Shreve's "Fortune's Rocks." They are both part of the so-called quartet. The only thing that truly connects them is the beach house that used to be a convent. The house is part of an area known as Fortune's Rocks, which is based on an area of the same name in Biddeford, Maine. (You do not need to read all the books.
     
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  20. verna davies

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