Month: October 2013

To Kill A Mockingbird – Harper Lee

READ FOR BOOKCLUB Chosen by Jo A 1960 novel in which 6-year-old Scout observes her lawyer father’s defence of a black man accused of raping a white woman. It won the Pulitzer Prize and has been named one of the best novels of all time. ❖ “I thought”…

2013 Bookerthon

Although neither of us have quite finished The Luminaries (cannot bear to rush it!) we are both overwhelmingly in the belief this will win this year. All the other shortlisters have great things going for them, but The Luminaries has everything. And more! Based on our…

The Luminaries – Eleanor Catton

READ FOR BOOKERTHON A murder mystery set in the Hokitika goldfields in 1866. An 832-page book built on a foundation of astrological beliefs. ❖ “Where to start! The structure of this epic story is so complex yet the plot is so (seemingly) simple, I can’t begin to imagine the intellectual…