Since you asked...;-)
Posted by MB on December 01, 1997 at 17:45:17:
In response to Future reads: I need your views, written by Kate on November 27, 1997 at 10:37:10
] I'd like your input into what we might read in the future on this board.
] Oscar and Lucinda
] (movie opens on New Year's Eve)
I just finished reading this last week, so count me out. But it would make for good discussion. Lots of symbolism and density.
] The English Patient
Just read it last summer, before I saw the movie, so ditto for this one.
] Tom Jones (before the A&E series is shown in the US)
This would be a tough one, stylistically, to get through. Well, at least for me; I've tried and failed several times!
] Tenant of Wildfell Hall
] Northanger Abbey
I second Helen, here. Out of your picks, these two would be my choices. Haven't read Tenant, and it's been a while for Northanger
Seconding others :
Tale of Two Cities
My Brilliant Career
any Virginia Woolf
any Trollope (read The Warden, intending to carry on with the series, but...
Thinking for Myself :
Where Angels Fear to Tread by E.M. Forster
The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera (or any other Kundera, for that matter!)*
The Razor's Edge by W. Somerset Maugham*
The Citadel by A.J. Cronin*
The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula LeGuin* (and I don't usually care for science fiction)
any Margaret Atwood or Anne Tyler (I now belong to a co-ed book group, and the guys tend to frown on reading these two authors, two of my favorites; and don't even get them started on Fay Weldon!)
Amy's suggestion is also a good one, but my (previous) all-female book group went a little overboard on Terry McMillan, Gloria Naylor, Zora Neale Hurston, and Toni Morrison!
*these books are probably the most "guy-pleasing" books on my list, just in case gender is an issue...;-)
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