TMB Book Club Poll for January 2013: Happy New Year

Discussion in 'TMB Book Club' started by Arkie Proud, Dec 23, 2012.

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What book do you want to read?

Poll closed Dec 31, 2012.
  1. Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

    6 vote(s)
    42.9%
  2. In The Garden of Beasts by Erik Larson

    4 vote(s)
    28.6%
  3. The Power of the Dog by Don Winslow

    1 vote(s)
    7.1%
  4. No Easy Day by Mark Owen

    1 vote(s)
    7.1%
  5. Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov

    2 vote(s)
    14.3%
  1. Arkie Proud

    Arkie Proud The Dungeon Master
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    Merry Christmas, fellow book-people.

    Here is the poll for our book in January. Three relatively new fiction, a non-fiction and a classic (albeit somewhat controversial classic)

    Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn - http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B006LSZECO?tag=t0896-20&creativeASIN=B006LSZECO

    In the Garden of Beasts by Erik Larson - http://www.amazon.com/Garden-Beasts-Terror-American-Hitlers/dp/030740885X

    The Power of the Dog by Don Winslow - http://www.amazon.com/Power-Dog-Don-Winslow/dp/1400096936

    No Easy Day by Mark Owen - http://www.amazon.com/dp/0525953728

    Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov - http://www.amazon.com/Lolita-Vladimir-Nabokov/dp/B002G4W6PU
     
  2. Gin Buckets

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    Voted for Power of the Dog... Love Don Winslow as an author. Savages and Kings of Cool were great.
     
  3. The Blackfish

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    Voted for Gone Girl, heard good things and have wanted to read it for a while.
     
  4. Gin Buckets

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    I have 7 friends that read it on goodreads.com and all are girls, also have 3 people as marked it "To read" on goodreads, also all girls.

    3 5*s, 3 4*s, and 1 2*...

    Very popular book though, and would def be fine if it won...

    In order of want:
    Power of the Dog
    In the Garden of Beasts
    Gone Girl

    No Easy Day

    Lolita
     
  5. Truman

    Truman Well-Known Member
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    I would to be happy to read all of those. Garden of Beast was my suggestion. I really want to read it. I like Larson as a writer. He is great at historical fiction, mixing in historical facts with the story. Devil In the White City is in my top 5
     
  6. The Blackfish

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    Yea as usual I will gladly read whatever we decide upon
     
  7. LKRFN88jp

    LKRFN88jp Aces!
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    Graduating and other shit has had me pretty busy this month so I haven't been able to read the December book and I haven't read The Twelve in a while. Using some vacation from work on this week so I won't work a day, so hoping to finish The Twelve so I can get back into the club. Voted Gone Girl. Interesting premise.
     
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  8. SmoochieWallace

    SmoochieWallace Ipse dixit
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    I skipped December because of finals. I was a history major so In the Garden of Beasts is my choice.
     
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  9. Truman

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  10. rv12

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    Bought myself a Paperwhite so I'll be contributing in here now. Voted In The Garden of Beasts.
     
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  11. jplaYa

    jplaYa CHAMPZY/SMOLTZY/CHELSEA
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    Finally have some time to really delve into this. Excited!
     
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  12. jorge

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    At some point we'll have to read Lolita so I can read it without looking like a perv.
     
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  13. Iron Mickey

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    Gone Girl
    Beasts
    Lolita

    Cool with any, voted for GG. Missed out on December; too busy with work and travel. Excited for this month.
     
  14. LKRFN88jp

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    Gone Girl sounds excellent. Hoping it holds on to the lead.
     
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  15. Arkie Proud

    Arkie Proud The Dungeon Master
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    Here is the lowdown on Lolita being in the poll. I only had four nominations, so I decided to put up a fifth on my own. I thought it would be nice to throw in a classic, so I started looking around. I kept hearing things about Lolita, all of them either saying "It's such a well written story, so evocative and elegant" or "Oh my God! This is so perverted!" Like you, I wanted to read it for the former reviews, but was gun-shy because of the latter. But if it won, I could be all, "Hey, wasn't my decision. It's part of the book club!"
     
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  16. Iron Mickey

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    I appreciate the Lolita nomination. I've been looking for an excuse to read it for years.
     
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  17. The Blackfish

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    Those of you who missed December should get around to reading The Shadow of the Wind at some point. Great book.
     
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  18. Arkie Proud

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    So far, here are my rankings of books we have chosen:

    1. Ready Player One

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    2. The Shadow of the Wind

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    3. 11/22/63
    4. The Passage

    5.Wool
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    6. Catch 22

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    7. Cloud Atlas
     
  19. The Blackfish

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    I missed Catch-22 11/22/63 and Ready Player One, but have read Catch-22. I would go

    1. Catch-22
    2a. The Passage
    2b. The Shadow of the Wind
    4. Cloud Atlas
    5. Wool: The Omnibus Edition

    before anyone tells me I should read RP1 and 11/22/63. I have both on my kindle and plan on reading both
     
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  20. Arkie Proud

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    Added Wool to mine, I knew I'd miss one.

    Also, you should really read Ready Player One.

    :awesomeface:
    But seriously, read it.
     
  21. The Blackfish

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  22. Arkie Proud

    Arkie Proud The Dungeon Master
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    Gone Girl it is. PM me if you need an ebook version.