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      Something Wicked This Way Comes...   10/09/2019

      The Autumn Supporter Giveaway!       Welcome to the very first of the seasonal BCF supporter giveaways! This month also marks one year since I took on the forum, so I want to say an extra huge thank you to all of you for keeping this place going. I have a little bit more to say about that later but, for now, let's get to the giveaway!     The Autumn Giveaway winner will be getting two Penguin Little Black Classics, The Tell-Tale Heart by Edgar Allan Poe and To Be Read At Dusk by Charles Dickens. Both of these little books contain three atmospheric short stories, perfect for autumnal evenings. The winner will also get Mary Shelley tea (a lavender and vanilla black tea) from Rosie Lea Tea's Literary Tea Collection (https://www.rosieleatea.co.uk/collections/literary-tea-collection) and a chocolate skull, to really get that spooky atmosphere .   and...   A special treat for a special month. The winner will choose one of the following recent paperback releases from the independent bookshop Big Green Bookshop:       The Wych Elm by Tana French A House of Ghosts by W.C. Ryan Melmoth by Sarah Perry The Familiars by Stacey Halls  The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein by Kiersten White   The winner will be chosen via the usual random selection process in one week. Patreon supporters are entered automatically. If you aren't a patreon supporter but you'd like to join in with this giveaway, you can support here: https://www.patreon.com/bookclubforum.   I really hope you're all going to like this introduction to the seasonal giveaways. It's been a lot of fun to put together. Other chocolate skulls may have been harmed during the selection process…     


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  1. Bargain Books!

    Amezone is really good hub to buy books. Amezone also offers good Deals for customers. And one more Waterstones online are doing 'buy one get one free' on their young adult section.
  2. Where Do You Buy Books?

    I prefer online sites for buying Books. So generally i am buying books from Amazon. Because Amazon always have some pretty good offers on books and even I get an email every week from them with good deals.
  3. 100 Books Every Child Should Read - from The Daily Telegraph

    Nice post Janet! I've read some of these, but I've just added more to my wish list! And also thanks for seprating books by age group.
  4. Booker Prize 2012

    I had read these three books, which really good. Will read another books from the list. Thanks for good post. Tan Twan Eng - The Garden of Evening Mists Alison Moore - The Lighthouse Will Self - Umbrella
  5. 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die

    Thanks for sharing such a good information, But there is also some of good listed books below: 1) The Great Gatsby 2) Brave New World 3) The Grapes of Wrath 4) A Passage to India 5) Life of Pi 8) The Unknown Leader 9) Hamlet 10) The Wind in the Willows 11) The Diary of a Young Girl 12) The Picture of Dorian Gray 13) The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn 14) Gulliver's Travels 15) Heart of Darkness 16) Men Without Women
  6. National Book Awards 2012

    My favourites there are Me Before You (Jojo Moyes), A Land of Decoration (Grace McCleen) and The Snow Child (Eowyn Ivey)... I hope they do well, I'll be watching with interest, thanks for posting MIchelle.
  7. The 20 best books of the decade

    I agree that some of those books are excellent Never Let Me Go, Life of Pi, Fingersmith and Lovely Bones And I've read Atonement, A Thousand Splendid Suns and The Lovely Bones from that list. Thanks for sharing such a good Informatic list.
  8. Teachers' Top 100 Books

    This is a nice list, It has a lot of books I've either read or want to read, and I'll definitely have a look at the ones I haven't heard of so thanks.
  9. 100 books

    1 Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen 2 The Lord of the Rings - JRR Tolkien ~ 1 3 Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte 4 Harry Potter series - JK Rowling ~ 2 5 To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee 6 The Bible ~ 3 7 Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte ~ 4 8 1984 - George Orwell 9 His Dark Materials - Philip Pullman 10 Great Expectations - Charles Dickens 11 Little Women - Louisa M Alcott 12 Tess of the D�Urbervilles - Thomas Hardy 13 Catch 22 - Joseph Heller 14 Complete Works of Shakespeare 15 Rebecca - Daphne Du Maurier 16 The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien ~5 17 Birdsong - Sebastian Faulk 18 Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger (Currently reading) 19 The Time Traveller�s Wife - Audrey Niffenegger 20 Middlemarch - George Eliot 21 Gone With The Wind - Margaret Mitchell 22 The Great Gatsby - F Scott Fitzgerald 23 Bleak House - Charles Dickens 24 War and Peace - Leo Tolstoy 25 The Hitchhiker�s Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams 26 Brideshead Revisited - Evelyn Waugh 27 Crime and Punishment - Fyodor Dostoyevsky 28 Grapes of Wrath - John Steinbeck 29 Alice in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll ~6 30 The Wind in the Willows - Kenneth Grahame 31 Anna Karenina - Leo Tolstoy 32 David Copperfield - Charles Dickens 33 Chronicles of Narnia - CS Lewis 34 Emma - Jane Austen 35 Persuasion - Jane Austen- 36 The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe - CS Lewis 37 The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini 38 Captain Corelli�s Mandolin - Louis De Bernieres 39 Memoirs of a Geisha - Arthur Golden 40 Winnie the Pooh - AA Milne 41 Animal Farm - George Orwell 42 The Da Vinci Code - Dan Brown ~ 7 43 One Hundred Years of Solitude - Gabriel Garcia Marquez 44 A Prayer for Owen Meany - John Irving 45 The Woman in White - Wilkie Collins 46 Anne of Green Gables - LM Montgomery 47 Far From The Madding Crowd - Thomas Hardy 48 The Handmaid�s Tale - Margaret Atwood 49 Lord of the Flies - William Golding 50 Atonement - Ian McEwan 51 Life of Pi - Yann Martel 52 Dune - Frank Herbert 53 Cold Comfort Farm - Stella Gibbons 54 Sense and Sensibility - Jane Austen 55 A Suitable Boy - Vikram Seth - 56 The Shadow of the Wind - Carlos Ruiz Zafon 57 A Tale Of Two Cities - Charles Dickens ~ 8 58 Brave New World - Aldous Huxley 59 The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time - Mark Haddon ~ 9 60 Love In The Time Of Cholera - Gabriel Garcia Marquez- 61 Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck 62 Lolita - Vladimir Nabokov 63 The Secret History - Donna Tartt 64 The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold 65 Count of Monte Cristo - Alexandre Dumas 66 On The Road - Jack Kerouac- 67 Jude the Obscure - Thomas Hardy 68 Bridget Jones�s Diary - Helen Fielding 69 Midnight�s Children - Salman Rushdie 70 Moby Dick - Herman Melville 71 Oliver Twist - Charles Dickens ~10 72 Dracula - Bram Stoker 73 The Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson Burnett ~ 11 74 Notes From A Small Island - Bill Bryson 75 Ulysses - James Joyce 76 The Inferno - Dante 77 Swallows and Amazons - Arthur Ransome 78 Germinal - Emile Zola 79 Vanity Fair - William Makepeace Thackeray 80 Possession - AS Byatt 81 A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens 82 Cloud Atlas - David Mitchell 83 The Color Purple - Alice Walker 84 The Remains of the Day - Kazuo Ishiguro 85 Madame Bovary - Gustave Flaubert 86 A Fine Balance - Rohinton Mistry - 87 Charlotte�s Web - EB White 88 The Five People You Meet In Heaven - Mitch Albom 89 Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle 90 The Faraway Tree Collection - Enid Blyton - 91 Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad 92 The Little Prince - Antoine De Saint-Exupery 93 The Wasp Factory - Iain Banks 94 Watership Down - Richard Adams 95 A Confederacy of Dunces - John Kennedy Toole 96 A Town Like Alice - Nevil Shute 97 The Three Musketeers - Alexandre Dumas 98 Hamlet - William Shakespeare 99 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Roald Dahl 100 Les Miserables - Victor Hugo
  10. "Read Before You Die" Lists...

    Following are Books Name, Which helps to Read Before You Die: The Great Gatsby Brave New World The Grapes of Wrath A Passage to India Life of Pi Hamlet The Wind in the Willows The Diary of a Young Girl The Picture of Dorian Gray The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Gulliver's Travels Heart of Darkness Men Without Women
  11. Orange Prize for Fiction 2010

    Black Water Rising - it was one of my favourite reads. I've heard of a few of the books on the list but Pity Help did not get short listed. It was fabulous. Thanks for the list.