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Help me choose a book from my TBR pile

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Veronica
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Help me choose a book from my TBR pile

Post by Veronica » Mon October 3rd, 2011, 8:32 am

So many books and don't know what I'm in the mood for. Wanna help out for fun? :)
I pulled these out:

The innocent - Posie Graeme Evans
Vainglory - Geraldine McCaughrean
The touch - Colleen McCullough
An irresistable temptation - Carol Baxter
Star of the north - Helene Lehr
Duchess - Susan Holloway Scott

Any suggestion? :)
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Post by Mythica » Mon October 3rd, 2011, 8:40 am

I would go for either The Innocent or An Irresistible Temptation.

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Post by Vanessa » Mon October 3rd, 2011, 9:15 am

Write them all on separate bits of paper and put them in a hat - then pull out the winner! :D Other than than, I can't help you as I haven't read any, although I do have The Innocent on my TBR pile. And I think I have Duchess.
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Post by Amanda » Mon October 3rd, 2011, 11:41 am

I really liked Duchess if that is any help! But then I also have Vainglory around here somewhere. A few people here were singing its praises some time ago and I hunted down a copy.

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Post by EC2 » Mon October 3rd, 2011, 3:51 pm

I loved Vainglory, but you might need to be in Dorothy Dunnett mode to give it a full appreciation. It's crossover literary.
I read the middle of the PGE trilogy and wasn't keen, but I know a lot of readers loved the series. I haven't read/been near reading any of the others - sorry!
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Post by SonjaMarie » Mon October 3rd, 2011, 5:45 pm

"Duchess" is good, even if I didn't like Sarah Churchill, what a shrew!

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Post by Brenna » Mon October 3rd, 2011, 6:18 pm

[quote=""SonjaMarie""]"Duchess" is good, even if I didn't like Sarah Churchill, what a shrew!

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I agree!! :D
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Post by Veronica » Mon October 3rd, 2011, 11:27 pm

Having a draw is a good idea. Why didn't I think of that? :p

Thanks for the input guys. I decided to go with the trilogy of The Innocent since it has been on my TBR pile for years. I'm not sure if I'll like it but have to give it a go. It started of with a bang so might be good.
Very curious about Duchess now so that has been bumped up on my list.
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Post by Telynor » Wed October 5th, 2011, 12:50 am

I've read The Touch and found it to be an enjoyable evening read.
Duchess is fairly good for a first novel.

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Post by Veronica » Wed October 5th, 2011, 1:22 am

I really need to push my Colleen McCullough books up in my TBR pile. I loved The thornbirds when I read it all those years ago and even The Ladies of Missalonghi was a pleasant read.
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