Which Genre for November?

For November 2015, we will be reading a Historical Fiction novel.
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What genre do you want to read next?

Poll ended at 14 Oct 2015, 11:09

Historical Fiction
7
29%
Realistic Fiction
0
No votes
Fantasy
4
17%
Science Fiction
0
No votes
Romance
3
13%
Humorous Fiction/Non-Fiction
1
4%
Poetry
0
No votes
Narrative Non-Fiction (information fiction that reads like fiction. ex. John Addams by David McCullough)
0
No votes
Graphic Novel/Manga
2
8%
Book that Was Made Into a Movie
1
4%
Children's Picture Book
1
4%
Award Winner
0
No votes
Adventure
1
4%
Mystery/Suspense
2
8%
Action/Thriller
0
No votes
Drama/Play
0
No votes
Fairy Tale or Fairy Tale Retold
2
8%
 
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Re: Which Genre for November?

Post by gali » 11 Oct 2015, 02:18

ryanj1 wrote:My choices are: 'The Hunchback of Notre-Dame' by Victor Hugo and 'Birdsong' by Sebastian Faulks.
I have read and loved "'The Hunchback of Notre-Dame'. Great choice! :)
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Post by Ryan » 11 Oct 2015, 03:53

gali wrote:
ryanj1 wrote:My choices are: 'The Hunchback of Notre-Dame' by Victor Hugo and 'Birdsong' by Sebastian Faulks.
I have read and loved "'The Hunchback of Notre-Dame'. Great choice! :)
Thanks, Gali. I've had it for years but this finally gave me an excuse to read it 8)
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Post by gali » 11 Oct 2015, 04:22

ryanj1 wrote:
gali wrote:
ryanj1 wrote:My choices are: 'The Hunchback of Notre-Dame' by Victor Hugo and 'Birdsong' by Sebastian Faulks.
I have read and loved "'The Hunchback of Notre-Dame'. Great choice! :)
Thanks, Gali. I've had it for years but this finally gave me an excuse to read it 8)
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I will read "Orphan Train" by Christina Baker Kline. 8)
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Post by Ryan » 11 Oct 2015, 04:55

gali wrote:I will read "Orphan Train" by Christina Baker Kline. 8)
I didn't know that was historical fiction. Enjoy! :D
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Post by gali » 11 Oct 2015, 05:01

ryanj1 wrote:
gali wrote:I will read "Orphan Train" by Christina Baker Kline. 8)
I didn't know that was historical fiction. Enjoy! :D
Thank you :)
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Post by CzechTigg » 11 Oct 2015, 09:16

Birdsong stands up well all these years on, but is a bit far fetched in parts. I do like faulks' writing style a lot however.

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Post by DennisK » 11 Oct 2015, 10:07

Ken Fullett wrote a number of excellent HF novels - one of my favorites was Pillars of the Earth. This followed a stone mason's family as they looked for work - hoping to find work where a cathedral was being built. Another one was Jack Daws which was about those individuals who were in the underground French resistance during WW2.

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Post by hsimone » 11 Oct 2015, 13:21

CzechTigg wrote:The last English king is well worth your time, if I can think of one that most gripped me while history studies were fresh in my data banks.
Really? Who's the author?

-- 11 Oct 2015, 13:32 --
ryanj1 wrote:My choices are: 'The Hunchback of Notre-Dame' by Victor Hugo and 'Birdsong' by Sebastian Faulks.
I've wanted to read The Hunchback of Notre Dame actually. What rating would you give it?
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Post by Ryan » 11 Oct 2015, 13:59

I don't know yet ... I haven't read it :)
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Post by hsimone » 11 Oct 2015, 21:53

Haha, I see :)
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Post by gali » 12 Oct 2015, 01:14

@"hsimone", 'The Hunchback of Notre-Dame' is a great book and I highly recommend it. I would rate it 4 out of 4 stars.
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Post by Miriah » 12 Oct 2015, 09:24

I'd love to have the genre be mystery/horror. I enjoy Thrilling books as well but I always find myself never being able to put the book down when there's a mystery involved.

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Post by hsimone » 12 Oct 2015, 12:24

gali wrote:@"hsimone", 'The Hunchback of Notre-Dame' is a great book and I highly recommend it. I would rate it 4 out of 4 stars.
Thank you @gali! I will definitely have to give this a try. I remember watching the Disney version of The Hunchback of Notre-Dame and absolutely loving it. I can only imagine how great the actual book is! Thank you!
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Post by Ryan » 12 Oct 2015, 12:45

hsimone wrote:
gali wrote:@"hsimone", 'The Hunchback of Notre-Dame' is a great book and I highly recommend it. I would rate it 4 out of 4 stars.
Thank you @gali! I will definitely have to give this a try. I remember watching the Disney version of The Hunchback of Notre-Dame and absolutely loving it. I can only imagine how great the actual book is! Thank you!
The book is very historical (which is why I picked it), so it won't have the sweet and sickly honey of the film. In fact, it's much darker. Just a heads up :)
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Post by hsimone » 12 Oct 2015, 13:15

ryanj1 wrote:
hsimone wrote:
gali wrote:@"hsimone", 'The Hunchback of Notre-Dame' is a great book and I highly recommend it. I would rate it 4 out of 4 stars.
Thank you @gali! I will definitely have to give this a try. I remember watching the Disney version of The Hunchback of Notre-Dame and absolutely loving it. I can only imagine how great the actual book is! Thank you!
The book is very historical (which is why I picked it), so it won't have the sweet and sickly honey of the film. In fact, it's much darker. Just a heads up :)
Yeah...I can only imagine how dark it would be. Usually, Disney movies fluff everything up. Thanks for the heads up! When I start reading it, I'll definitely keep that in mind :)
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