Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Suggestions for our next two books...

We are in the process of preparing our next on-line book vote.  If you have any book suggestions you want added please leave a comment below or just send us an email.  We will keep our popular books that always seem to just miss the vote, but will add some new titles as well.
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~Sue (one of our book group members) put a review link to her suggestion of The Dovekeepers in a comment below and I just wanted to add that here for your convenience...
Gossamer Obsessions Dovekeepers Review

~Also, Sue has just launched her own book review blog...
Coffee, Cookies and Chili Peppers.  If you have a chance check it out!


  1. Sue is currently reading a Kiss of Midnight by Lara Adrian, which reminded me that I read the first four or so in this series. I need to see where I left off because they are enjoyable and I could use a bit of escapism after the more emotionally heavy novels I've been reading lately. It's another take on vampires in leather and all that good fun. :o) If I remember correctly this is a spicy one. Anyway, I've added the first book to the mix.

  2. Anonymous NYOBG MemberFebruary 28, 2012 at 6:36 PM

    How about the new Anne Rice werewolf novel, The Wolf Gift? It's set in contemporary northern California and is supposed to be a slightly different take in that the lead character isn't a tortured monster running rabidly around shredding humans. Instead, as Rice puts it, "...Reuben retains full awareness during the transformation and a keen enjoyment of his immense wolfen powers. He never becomes a four footed animal, but remains a deeply conflicted, fierce but compassionate beast-man, hungry for power, and for answers as to the mystery of what he has become." The theme of Good vs. Evil is apparently part of the story, so there is no doubt some focus on spirituality/morality, but it is definitely not the religious-centered type of book she'd been writing previously. This could be a great way to take advantage of the book club grant, because there are bound to be many holds on it, and it would take a long time for us to have enough copies otherwise.

  3. We still haven't read Dead Until Dark by Charlaine Harris . . . just a SUBTLE reminder! :D

    I read a review of The Dovekeepers by Alice Hoffman, which rated it very highly. You could check out the review here: http://gossamerobsessions.blogspot.com/2012/02/dovekeepers-by-alice-hoffman.html

    I'll put my thinking cap on and see if anything else comes to mind.

  4. Oh, goodness... How could I have forgotten about the Anne Rice werewolf suggestion?!? Sorry. I will be sure to add it! I haven't read anything from her for a while.

    I love the Sookie series. Thanks for the reminder, Sue! She has another mystery series that's supposed to be really good as well--- without vampires.

  5. On Alice Hoffman... Practical Magic is one of my all time favorite stories, both in book and film, even though the film made changes---I still loved it! I am willing to try anything from her. I will check out that review!

  6. Hey Jan, I am going to add another young adult title to our votes. It is "Rampant" by Diana Peterfreund. It is about unicorns, but these unicorns are not your sparkly, fluffy friendly unicorns, they are man eating venomous creature. There are only certain girls in the world who are able to kill these creature. Lots of fun and it has a strong female character. ~Sarah

    1. Man-eating unicorns . . . sounds different . . . I like different :)

  7. Oh, and thank you for the link to my blog *blush*

  8. You're welcome! :o) I keep checking to see if anyone else has commented on your Elfland review! :o)