Wednesday, 22 December 2010

Catch up on your reading over the holidays

One Day by David NichollsThe Sunday Tribune Book Club’s selection for December is One Day by David Nicholls. One Day is a tale of two unlikely friends that is told one day at a time, on the same day each year. Readers are invited to submit their book review, totalling no more than 100 words, by email to or via their Facebook and Twitter pages. The best review will be published and the winner will receive a €100 National Book Token.

The Thing is… by Dave Fanning is the book for discussion on the Bord Gáis Energy Online Book Club. The book provides an entertaining account of a hard-working, music-loving life. Join the book club at to participate in the forum and be in with a chance to win lots of lovely goodies.

The Irish Times Bookclub choice for December is The Help by Kathryn Stockett. The Help addresses the emotive topic of black nannies raising the children of their white employers in early 1860s Mississippi. The club features a weekly column, a blog and interaction with the club host, Rosita Boland via Twitter.

The Specsavers Book Club has announced the ten titles that will be discussed on its new series which begins in January, 2011. The third series of the TV Book Club show begins on More4 in January, with repeats on Channel 4 during the following day. The selected books are

Room by Emma Donoghue
The Long Song by Andrea Levy
The News Where You Are by Catherine O'Flynn
Even the Dogs by Jon McGregor
Bleed for Me by Michael Robotham
Spies of the Balkans by Alan Furst
The Junior Officer's Reading Club by Patrick Hennessey
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
Tiger Hills by Sarita Mandanna
My Last Duchess by Daisy Goodwin.

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