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Which book should be September 2009's Book of the Month?

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Which book should be Book of the Month for September 2009?

Mr Timothy by Louis Bayard
2
6%
Mudbound by Hilary Jordan
1
3%
A Catch of Consequence by Diana Norman
1
3%
Breath and Bones by Susan Cokal
0
No votes
Prince of Foxes by Samuel Shellabarger
0
No votes
Fingersmith by Sarah Waters
7
22%
The Sin-Eaters by Andrew Beahrs
1
3%
The Crimson Petal and the White by Michel Faber
1
3%
Enemy Women by Paulline Jiles
4
13%
Sharpe's Eagle by Bernard Cornwell
0
No votes
Flint by Margaret Redfern
7
22%
Tess of the D'Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy
1
3%
The Observations by Jane Harris
2
6%
Ruth by Elizabeth Gaskell
2
6%
Slammerkin by Emma Donoghue
3
9%
 
Total votes: 32

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Post by zsigandr » Sun July 26th, 2009, 12:07 pm

I found that there were quite a few great choices this month! It will be hard to choose.

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Post by Divia » Sun July 26th, 2009, 2:20 pm

I'm torn between fingersmith and ruth. Dunno which one to go with!
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Post by EC2 » Sun July 26th, 2009, 3:02 pm

I've already read several here. Mr Timothy, The Crimson Petal and the White, Fingersmith, Sharpe's Eagle, Slammerkin and Tess of the D'urbevilles. Some I really loved, some left me cold, or I had issues with, but not sayin' which yet :)
Flint's next up on my fiction TBR which is very slow going at the moment as I pile into the research reading, but I have to have it finished for end of September. I was very torn between 2 votes and will still read the one I haven't gone for.
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Post by stu1883 » Sun July 26th, 2009, 3:28 pm

The sin-eaters for me!

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Post by Ash » Sun July 26th, 2009, 7:08 pm

Additional synopsis for Fingersmith:

>Sarah Waters' third novel begins simply enough. Sue Trinder is a teenage orphan who lives amongst a group of confidence men, thieves, baby farmers and fingersmiths (a 19th-century term for a pickpockets). An unscrupulous man commonly and ironically known as Gentleman compels Sue to join in his plot to win the heart of an elderly bookish man's niece named Maud. Maud is heiress to a fortune, but she can only claim it if she marries. The plan is: win the lady, ditch the wife in an insane asylum and split the fortune. Sue becomes Maud's maid and when the plot is reaching its timely conclusion is the exact point where it is fractured and split like a forest path into numerous twisting paths revealing long held secrets and hidden strife. Sue and Maud are made to endure separate trials in their journey including ....a dangerous journey through treacherous London in search of a friend in order for them to discover what their true pasts consist of and what predestined traits may tweak their futures.

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Post by Madeleine » Mon July 27th, 2009, 2:11 pm

I voted for The Observations as it's been on mount tbr for a while, but am happy to read Fingersmith (which has also been on the shelf for a bit) which seems to be one of the favourites anyway. I did see the TV series but it was about 3 years ago now, so probably a safe distance from which to read the book!
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Post by diamondlil » Fri July 31st, 2009, 10:41 pm

Voting will close in approximately 24 hours.
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Post by Leo62 » Fri July 31st, 2009, 10:48 pm

Looks like it's going to be Fingersmith by a finger. :D

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Post by Ash » Fri July 31st, 2009, 11:09 pm

Wow, this is a first! Finally, a chosen book that I voted for!
Oh goody, school starts in two weeks, I'll have time to reread it!

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Post by Divia » Fri July 31st, 2009, 11:59 pm

[quote=""Ash""]Wow, this is a first! Finally, a chosen book that I voted for!
Oh goody, school starts in two weeks, I'll have time to reread it![/quote]

Well it isnt over yet, but I hope it wins. I havent read the last 4 BOTMs because of lack of interest. So this is cool. Plus its been on my TBR pile for a long long time.
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