Saturday, 30 November 2013

Blogger Book Club #2- The Book Choice

So! As you may have noticed, Jenny has been being absolutely brilliant with this blogger book club, and I... am not. This is mostly because she is far more organised than I am, and for that, I salute her.

She even organised a little poll to help us choose our next book, and the winner was...

A Tale For The Time Being by Ruth Ozeki.

"Hi! My name is Nao, and I am a time being. Do you know what a time being is? Well, if you give me a moment, I will tell you.'
Ruth discovers a Hello Kitty lunchbox washed up on the shore of her beach home. Within it lies a diary that expresses the hopes and dreams of a young girl. She suspects it might have arrived on a drift of debris from the 2011 tsunami. With every turn of the page, she is sucked deeper into an enchanting mystery.
In a small cafe in Tokyo, sixteen-year-old Nao Yasutani is navigating the challenges thrown up by modern life. In the face of cyberbullying, the mysteries of a 104-year-old Buddhist nun and great-grandmother, and the joy and heartbreak of family, Nao is trying to find her own place - and voice - through a diary she hopes will find a reader and friend who finally understands her.
Weaving across continents and decades, and exploring the relationship between reader and writer, fact and fiction, A Tale for the Time Being is an extraordinary novel about our shared humanity and the search for home."

I'm so excited that this book has been chosen- it looks really, really good. It actually isn't the sort of thing I would normally pick, so I'm hoping that I'll enjoy it and I'm off to pick up my copy today. It was also shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2013, and is also a nominee in the GoodReads Choice 2013 fiction category.

The chat will be taking place towards the end of January, and this time, rather than posting information on our blogs, we will be sending out emails with reminders and updates. So if you want to take part, but haven't commented with your email address either here, or on Jenny's blog, please do so now and we'll make sure you're added to the mailing list! 


  1. I remember hearing about this book when the Man Booker shortlist was announced, and being intrigued by it at the time. Looking forward to getting stuck in! x


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