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AM Book Club- Vote for the books you want to read!

 

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Please vote for the book(s) you would like to read and discuss in the AM Book Club. You are allowed multiple votes so please use them and vote for mulitple books. The book with the most votes will be the first we read (upon finishing our current reading list) the book with the second most votes will be the second and so on. If a book as no votes at all it will be taken off the list. If only a few of the books make it through this voting poll I will be posting another poll with different books soon.

 

I will not be posting the recommended age on any of the books this time around. There was a lot of argument about the ages I posted on some of the books, so this time I will be attached links for each book where you can see if this book is appropriate for you. If you are under the age of 16 please check with your parents before reading, purchasing or checking out any of these books from a library.

 

Please do not vote if you do not plan on being involved in any of the book club discussions. You do not have to be a book club member to partake in any of the discussions, but if you are interesting in becoming a member please click HERE

 

 

Future Reads- Am Book Club Poll Options

 

The Fellowship of the Ring (the Lord of the Rings) by J.R.R. Tolkien

From the back cover of The Fellowship of the Ring: The dark, fearsome Ringwraiths were searching for a hobbit. Frodo Baggins knew they were seeking him and the Ring he bore –the Ring of Power that would enable evil Sauron to destroy all that was good in Middle-earth. Now it is up to Frodo and his faithful servant, Sam, with a small band of companions, to carry the Ring to the one place it could be destroyed –Mount Doom, in the very center of Sauron’s dark kingdom. This Begins J.R.R. Tolkien’s classic The Lord of the Rings, which continues in the Two Towers and the Return of the King.

To read more on the Fellowship of the Ring click HERE

 

The Dark is Rising by Susan Cooper

From the back cover of the Dark is Rising: On the Midwinter Day that is his eleventh birthday, Will Stanton discovers a special gift –that he is the last of the Old Ones, immortals dedicated throughout the ages to keeping the world from dominations by the forces of evil, the Dark. He is plunged at once into a quest for the six magical Signs that will one day aid the Old Ones in the final battle between the Dark and the Light. Thereafter, for the twelve days of Christmas while the Dark is rising, life for Will, although outwardly normal, is strangely wonderful as he is drawn through terror and delight.

To read more on the Dark is Rising please click HERE

 

 

Eldest by Christopher Paolini

The second novel in the Inheritance Cycle. Darkness Falls… Swords Clash…. Evil Reigns. Eragon and his dragon, Saphira, have just saved the rebel state from destruction by the mighty forces of King Galbatroix, cruel ruler of the Empire. Now Eragon must travel to Ellesmera, land of the elves, for further training in magic and swordsmanship, the vital skills of the Dragon Rider. It is a journey of a lifetime, filled with awe-inspiring new places and people, each day a fresh adventure. But chaos and betrayal plague him at every turn, and Eragon isn’t sure whom he can trust. (taken from barnesandnoble.com)

To read more on Eldest please click HERE

 

New Moon by Stephenie Meyer

The second novel in the Twilight Saga. From the back cover of New Moon: I knew we were both in mortal danger. Still, in that instant, I felt well. Whole. I could feel my heart racing in my chest, the blood pulsing hot and fast through my veins again. My lungs filled deep with the sweet scent that came off his skin. It was like there had never been any hole in my chest. I was perfect –not healed, but as if there had never been a wound in the first place.

To read more on New Moon please click HERE

 

Inkspell by Cornelia Funke

The second novel in the Inkworld Trilogy. Although a year has passed, not a day goes by without Meggie thinking of Inkheart, the book whose characters became real. But for Dustfinger, the fire-eater brought into being from words, the need to return to the tale has become desperate. When he finds a crooked storyteller with the ability to read him back, Dustfinger leaves behind his young apprentice Farid and plunges into the medieval world of his past. Distraught, Farid goes in search of Meggie, and before long, both are caught inside the book, too. But the story is threatening to evolve in ways neither of them could ever have imagined. (taken from barnesandnoble.com)

To read more on Inkspell please click HERE

 

 

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis

The first book in a set of seven. From the back cover the Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe: Narnia… the land beyond the wardrobe, the secret country known only to Peter, Susan, Edmund, and Lucy… the place where the adventure begins.

Lucy is the first to find the secret of the wardrobe in the professor’s mysterious old house. At first, no one believes her when she tells of her adventures in the land of Narnia. But soon Edmund and then Peter and Susan discover the Magic and meet Aslan, the Great Lion, for themselves. In the blink of an eye, their lives are changed forever.

To read more on the Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe please click HERE

 

A Great and Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray

From the back cover of a Great and Terrible Beauty: Gemma Doyle isn’t like other girls. Girls with impeccable manners, who speak when spoken to, who remember their station, and who will lie back and think of England when it’s required of them.

No, sixteen-year-old Gemma is an island unto herself, sent to the Spence Academy in London after tragedy strikes her family in India. Lonely, guilt-ridden, and prone to visions of the future have an uncomfortable habit of coming true, Gemma finds a chilly reception. But she’s not completely alone… she’s been followed by a mysterious young man, who warns her to close her mind against the visions.

For it’s at Spence that Gemma’s power to attract the supernatural unfolds; there she becomes entangled with the school’s most powerful girls and discovers her mother’s connection to a shadowy group called the Order. It’s there that her destiny waits… if only she can believe in it.

To read more on a Great and Terrible Beauty CLICK HERE

 

The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan

From the back cover of the Lightning Thief: Percy Jackson is about to be kicked out of boarding school… again. And that’s the least of his troubles. Lately, mythological monsters and the gods of Mount Olympus seem to be walking straight out of the pages of Percy’s Greek mythology textbook and into his life. And worse, he’s angered a few of them. Zeus’s master lightning bolt has been stolen, and Percy is the prime suspect.

Now Percy and his friends have just ten days to find and return Zeus’s stolen property and bring peace to a warring Mount Olympus. But to succeed on his quest, Percy will have to do more than catch the true thief: he must come to terms with the father who abandoned him; solve the riddle of the Oracle, which warns him of betrayal by a friend; and unravel a treachery more powerful than the gods themselves.

To read more on the Lightning Thief please click HERE

 

The Golden Compass (aka Northern Lights)by Philip Pullman

The first book in the His Dark Materials trilogy. The Golden Compass follows an 11-year-old girl named Lyra Belacqua, and her daemon, from her home at Oxford University to the frozen wastes of the North, on a quest to save kidnapped children from the evil ‘Gobblers’, who are using them as part of a sinister experiment. Lyra also must rescue her father from the Panserbjorne, a race of talking, armored, mercenary polar bears that are holding him captive. Joining Lyra is a vagabond troop of gyptians, witches, an outcast bear, and a Texan in a hot air balloon. (Partly taken from barnesandnoble.com)

To read more on the Golden Compass (aka Northern Lights) please click HERE

 

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (aka Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone)by J.K. Rowling

The first book in the Harry Potter series. From the back cover of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone: Harry Potter has never played a sport while flying on a broomstick. He’s never worn a cloak of invisibility, befriended a giant, or helped hatch a dragon. All Harry knows is a miserable life with the Dursleys, his horrible aunt and uncle, and their abominable son, Dudley. Harry’s room is a tiny closet at the foot of the stairs, and he hasn’t had a birthday party in eleven years.

But all that is about to change when a mysterious letter arrives by owl messenger: a letter with an invitation to a wonderful place he never dreamed existed. There he finds not only friends, aerial sports, and magic around every corner, but a great destiny that’s been waiting for him… if Harry can survive the encounter.

To read more on Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (aka Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone) please click HERE

 

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Actually upon their original release I think think the Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe was the first book. But since then the set as been re-released and re-released :P and in one of those the Magicians nephew is first because chronologically it happens first. If that makes sense

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that makes sense. >_<

 

By release date The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe is the first book.

 

By chronological order The magicians nephew is the first book.

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@LaraCroft: Chronologically, The Magician's Nephew is first but The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe was the first book written in the series. The Magician's Nephew was the second to last book published in the series.

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I suggest Crossfire by Miyabe Miyuki. A suspenseful, mature, thrilling read.

 

No offense, but most of the books there seem to be children's books. I could pinpoint several of them being on my grade 2 reading list.

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Percy Jackson is a good book. It's funny, and it's actually pretty suspenseful.

 

But Harry Potter is a great book...

 

And of course, Lord of the Rings is suspenseful, exciting, and takes place in a med-evil type of time.

 

I'm not even in the book club, but I'm voting anyways. :)

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@Kirroha all of the books have been suggestions by book club members that i've recieved. Some of them are younger reading yes but I wanted all reading levels to be able to get involved. And also if it's a shorter book or easier read I'm planning on putting in some short story reads. Which will be stories posted by fellow AMers and some I find on the internet. Of coarse book club members are encouraged to give me any suggestions they have. Also since some of the books are really short, for example the Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe... we may do two book discussions in a month. We will see how it goes.

 

 

If you guys will, please make any suggestions for future reads in the book club thread. As this thread will most likely be deleted after the poll is complete.

 

I love his dark materials too. I think it will be a great book or set to discuss and even debate. Alot of people feel very strongly about the books and their religious factors.

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The "A Great and Terrible Beauty" sounds interesting.. i think i'll check if the town library has it. ^^ Any recommendations? is it any good?

 

And LadyTwilight: i noticed (yes yes, facebook again..sorry) that you have read quite a many Charlaine Harris books. This town library didn't have ANY of her books so i actually send them a suggestion to order one! (it was Dead Until Dark) If it's good, i'll make them order them all!! hihihi

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I found a good book recently that I enjoyed and would certainly like to share with others. It's called Eon Dragoneye Reborn by Alison Goodman. Its not really long but it is a really good book.

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Mmmmm... I've read a lot of them. Of the ones I have not read, I would like to read the Fellowship of the Ring (I just haven't gotten around to reading it yet...) and the Dark is Rising Book 2. I read the first one and... oops! I read that one too, actually. I had forgotten. I don't remember what happened in it though... :S Oh well. (Probably) all great books. =D

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