book voting

My exams are finished and I'm free from school for a month. I just want to say hi to the new followers. Thank you! I've spent the day making christmas cards and wathcing two christmas movies: Miracle on 34th Street and The Shop Around the Corner. Two wonderfull heart warming movies.

I'm starting work (for christmas) tomorrow and will have two days off the next couple of weeks. I will still try to read some wonderfull books and I'm starting with The Killer Inside Me by Jim Thompson. Hopefully I will get the chance to read more than one book, but there are so many to chose from. This is where you guys come in. If it
wouldn't be too much to ask for, I would like to have your vote on these books. I'm thinking three votes per person, and the book that gets the most votes is the book I'm going to read. Why do I make it so difficult and doesn't just pick one? well, I do love lists, and make every excuse to make one.

Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving (1989)
"It tells the story of John Wheelwright and his best friend Owen Meany growing up together in a small New England town during the 1950-60s. Owen is a remarkable boy in many ways; He believes himself to be God's instrument and journeys on a truly extraordinary path"

Kafka on the Shore by Haruki Murakami (2002)
"Teenager Kafka Tamura, goes on the run and holes up in a strange library in a small country town. Nakata, a fiender of lost cats, goes on an odyssey across Japan."

Cracks by Sheila Kohler (2000)
"Forty years after the disappearance of a beautiful schoolgirl, thirteen members of her swimming team gather at their old boarding school for a reunion, and look back to the weeks leading to her disappearance. As teenage memories and emotions resurface, the women relive the horror of a long-buried secret"

My Summer of Love by Helen Cross (2001)
"It's 1984 and one of the hottest summers Yorkshire's seen. Mona is 15 years old. She's a drinker, a thief and a fruit machine addict. Things are already going badly in the pub where she lives with her obese step-brother PorkChop. But when Mona meets posh Tamsin Fakenham, a sassy girl wih beautiful breasts, things very quickly get much worse"

The Distant Hours by Kate Morton (2010)
"Edie Burchill and her mother have never been close, but when a long lost letter arr
ives with the return address Milderhurst Castle, Kent, printed on its envelope, Edie begins to suspect that her mother's emotional distance masks an old secret"

Mrs Dalloway by Virginia Woolf (1925)
"Clarissa Dalloway is the elegant, vivacious wife of a Member of Parliament. On a hot summer's day in London at the end of the First World War, she is preparing for a party that evening - her old lover, Peter Walsh, has just returned from India"

To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf (1927)
"Provides the author's own early experiences, and while it touches on childhood and children's perceptions and desires, it is most clear when exploring adult relationships, marriage and the changing class-structure in the period spanning the Great War"

The Waves by Virginia Woolf (1931)
"Conveys the rhythms of life in synchrony with the cycle of nature and t
he passage of time. This book presents a searching exploration of individual and collective identity, and the observations and emotions of life, from the simplicity and surging optimism of youth to the vacancy and despair of middle-age"

Between the Acts by Virginia Woolf (1941)
"Set in the summer of 1939 on the day of the annual village pegeant at Pointz Hall, the book weaves together the musing of several disparate charachters and their reactions to the imminence of a war which is to change the pattern of history"

Northanger Abby by Jane Austen (1817)
"Tells the story of a young girl, Catherine Morland who leaves her sheltered, rural home to enter the busy, sophisticated world of Bath in the late 1790s"

Mansfield Park by Jane Austen (1814)
"Fanny Price is unlike any of Austen's previous heroines, a girl from a poor family brought up in a splendid country house and possessed of a vast reserve of moral fortitude and imperturbability"

Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen (1811)
"A comedy of manners in which the sisters Elinor and Marianne represent these two qualities. Elinor's character is one of Augustan detachment, while Marianne, a fervent disciple of the Romantic Age, learns to curb her passionate nature in the interest of survival"


eyrepm said...

Murakami og Cross :)

Cloudberry said...

Irving og Murakami. :)

Anonymous said...

My vote goes to Sense & Sensibility, although I see it as more of a summer book. Nonetheless - it's bound to be good at Christmas too :)

I'm actually pondering whether to read a Murakami-book over Christmas as well, but haven't quite made up my mind yet.. Hm.

Kristina said...

Murakami - har ikke lest Kafka on the shore, men Norwegian Wood er utrolig fin, så selv om den ikke er på lista, så stemmer jeg på den :)

Og Sense & Sensibility

Ida-Anette said...

Owen Meany, Mrs. Dalloway og To the lighthouse :)

Zia said...

Woah, litt for mange fine bøker på listen din kanskje? Det er nesten umulig å velge!

Likevel må jeg nesten stemme på Northanger Abbey. Austen er en av de få jeg egentlig verdsetter mer på film enn bok, men denne egner seg faktisk bedre i tekstformat.
2: Sense & Sensibility
3: The Distant Hours (ikke lest, men hørtes spennende ut!)

Paul said...

"The baby Jesus had an erection." 'nuf said, Owen Meany :)

ND! said...

Kom hit via bloggen The Betty Vintage Page.
Gratulerer så mye med Awarden!

Jeg elsker lister & gode bøker!
Foreslår de følgende 3:
-A prayer for Owen Meany.
-Kafka on the shore (en av favorittene mine)
& The waves.
En god blanding :)

PS!To the lighthouse finnes forresten også som
(BBC dramatisert )lydbok,nydelig :)

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