Monday, July 15, 2013

The Backlist Book Club: It's Time to Vote for our August 2013 read!

Can y'all believe it's the middle of July already? I'm currently devouring our July Backlist Book Club pick, Affinity by Sarah Waters. Look for my review later this week! It's time to start voting for our August pick. The theme I've selected for August 2013 is Orange Prize winners. I'm still (slowly) working my way through all of the winners, shortlists and longlists, and this pick will help me with that ongoing project. I'm excited about the prospect of all four of these much-beloved modern classics, so I'm eager to see which one y'all most want to read! As always, voting will be open until noon (Central time) on July 31, and I'll announce the winner on August 1. I'll review the title in mid-August and host a discussion on August 31. Without further ado, here are the options:

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  1. Cool - I've read 2 of those this year, Small Island, Idea of Perfection. Both are great, but I liked Small Island (with it's wrong title) better. Half a Yellow Sun is the class of that crowd though.

  2. I may not finish Affinity in time but I'm certainly going to try! My vote is for Small Island just because I've had it on my shelf for years and really need something to push me to finally pick it up. I've liked Levy's other work so I'm sure it's pretty good. We'll see... May the best title WIN!

  3. Oooooooooooooh, can't wait to see what gets picked! All are titles that kind of intimidate me!

  4. I have been meaning to read Small Island for sooo long!


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