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      Important Announcement!   07/28/2018

      Dear BCF members,   This forum has been running now for many years, and over that time we have seen many changes. Generalised forums are nowhere near as popular as they once were, and they have been very much taken over by blogs, vlogs and social media discussions. Running a forum well takes money, and a lot of care and attention, as there is so much which goes on behind the scenes to keep things running smoothly.   With all of this in mind, and after discussion within the current moderator team, the decision has been made to close this forum in its current format. I know that this will disappoint a lot of our long term members, but I want to reassure you that it's not a decision which has been taken lightly.    The remaining moderator team have agreed that we do not want to lose everything which is special about our home, and so we are starting a brand new facebook group, so that people can stay in touch, and discussions can continue. We can use it for free and should be easier for us to run (it won't need to be updated or hosted). We know not everyone has FaceBook, but we hope that those of you who are interested will join the group. We will share the link, and send invites as soon as we are ready to go. Added: We may as well get this going, find us here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/195289821332924/   The forum will close to new registrations, but will remain open for some time, to allow people to collect up any information, reading lists etc they need to, and to ensure they have contact details for those they wish to stay in touch with.    The whole team feel sad to say goodbye, but we also feel that it's perhaps time and that it feels like the right choice. We hope we can stay in touch with all of you through our new FaceBook group.   I personally want to thank everyone who has helped me moderate the forum, both in the past and the present, and I also want to thank every single person who has visited, and shared their love of books.. I'm so proud of everything we've achieved, and the home we built.   Please visit the new section in the Lounge section to discuss this further, ask questions etc.
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Ooshie

Ooshie's Book List 2016

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Books Read in 2016 - 52

 

A Game for All The Family                   Sophie Hannah

A God in Ruins                                     Kate Atkinson

A Start In Life                                       Anita Brookner

Beyond Black                                       Hilary Mantel

Breakfast at Tiffany’s                           Truman Capote

Career of Evil                                       Robert Galbraith

Cold Kill                                                P J Tracy

Dead Simple                                         Peter James

Doctor Fischer of Geneva                    Graham Greene

Family and Friends                               Anita Brookner

Finders Keepers                                   Stephen King

Friday on my Mind                                Nicci French

Gray Mountain                                      John Grisham

High-Rise                                              J G Ballard

Hotel du Lac                                         Anita Brookner

I Am Pilgrim                                          Terry Hayes

I Let You Go                                         Clare Mackintosh

Lewis Percy                                          Anita Brookner

Liar’s Chair                                           Rebecca Whitney

Life after Life                                         Kate Atkinson

Little Boy Blue                                       M J Aldridge

Look at Me                                            Anita Brookner

Looking Good Dead                              Peter James

Of Mice and Men                                   John Steinbeck

Only We Know                                       Karen Perry

Providence                                            Anita Brookner

Second Life                                           S J Watson

Speaking in Bones                                Kathy Reichs

Still Alice                                                Lisa Genova

Stoner                                                   John Williams

Suite Francaise                                     Irene Nemirovsky

The Call of the Wild                               Jack London

The Chosen Dead                                 M R Hall

The Cozy Life                                        Pia Edberg

The Darkest Day                                   Tom Wood

The Girl on the Train                             Paula Hawkins

The Hit                                                   David Baldacci

The Ice Twins                                         S K Tremayne

The Little Book of Hygge                        Meik Wiking

The Loney                                              Andrew Michael Hurley

The Perfume Collector                           Katherine Tessaro

The Revenant                                        Michael Punke

The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam            Edward FitzGerald

The Slaughter Man                                Tony Parsons

The Spell                                                Alan Hollinghurst

The Swedish Girl                                    Alex Gray

The Weight of Silence                            Heather Gudenkauf

The Wolves of Willoughby Chase          Joan Aiken

The Yellow Admiral                                Patrick O’Brian

Waiting for Wednesday                         Nicci French

Whatever You Love                               Louise Doughty

X                                                            Sue Grafton

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Pretty much just a list this year, with these few comments:

 

 

Most disturbing read - Beyond Black by Hilary Mantel

 

Most moving read - Stoner by John Williams

 

Most surprisingly enjoyable read - I Let You Go by Clare Mackintosh

 

Most surprisingly disappointing read - I Am Pilgrim by Terry Hayes

 

 

Oh, and apologies for not taking the time to alphabetize my list properly - I know it will have irritated some of you intensely!

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Oh no, why did you find I Am Pilgrim disappointing? I thought it was one of the best thrillers I have read.

 

I have to agree with you on I Let You Go. I enjoyed that so much more than I was expecting to.

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Oh no, why did you find I Am Pilgrim disappointing? I thought it was one of the best thrillers I have read.

 

I have to agree with you on I Let You Go. I enjoyed that so much more than I was expecting to.

 

I had been really looking forward to I Am Pilgrim, so was very surprised to find that I didn't enjoy it.  I think it just had too many descriptions in it for me!  I remember thinking at the time it read as though it was aimed at being a film, and when I noticed afterwards that the author was also a screenwriter that made sense to me.

 

I'm glad you agree about I Let You Go!  I really did enjoy it a lot.

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I can't remember the descriptions in I Am Pilgrim, I just loved the story. I will be re-reading it again at some point, so maybe I will notice them more the second time around. :smile: 

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I can't remember the descriptions in I Am Pilgrim, I just loved the story. I will be re-reading it again at some point, so maybe I will notice them more the second time around. :smile:

 

Maybe I should read it again and see if this time I notice the story more than the descriptions! :-)

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Good to see you back, Ooshie! And it's nice to go over the books you read back in 2016! We read the same amount of books, 52. I wish I'd been able to do more, though... 

 

Oh, and apologies for not taking the time to alphabetize my list properly - I know it will have irritated some of you intensely!

 

Oh pish-posh, who cares about that! :D This is your thread and you do as you like! :smile2: 

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