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SEPTEMBER'S WHAT TO READ THREAD IS HERE...

Plum-Crazy has asked me to deputise for her this month so here goes:- This month's theme is "There are More Questions than Answers".
So you are looking for any title that contains the words why, where, how, which, when, what, whatever, who etc or any title that contains a question mark e.g. When Will There be Good News? by Kate Atkinson or
Is That it ? by Bob Geldof.

You can also use titles or authors with words that mean question or answer e.g. enquiry, query, interrogation, examination, quiz, doubt, dispute, argument, debate, doubt challenge etc

and reply, response, return, reaction, solution, solve, fix, say, speak, report, satisfy, counter etc

Finally as a tribute to Johnny Nash who sang the song you can include any book written by anyone named Johnny, John, Joni or Nash.

I hope that gives everyone enough scope and happy reading.

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Plum-Crazy has asked me to deputise for her this month so here goes:- This month's theme is "There are More Questions than Answers".
So you are looking for any title that contains the words why, where, how, which, when, what, whatever, who etc or any title that contains a question mark e.g. When Will There be Good News? by Kate Atkinson or
Is That it ? by Bob Geldof.

You can also use titles or authors with words that mean question or answer e.g. enquiry, query, interrogation, examination, quiz, doubt, dispute, argument, debate, doubt challenge etc

and reply, response, return, reaction, solution, solve, fix, say, speak, report, satisfy, counter etc

Finally as a tribute to Johnny Nash who sang the song you can include any book written by anyone named Johnny, John, Joni or Nash.

I hope that gives everyone enough scope and happy reading.

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who sang the song


What song?
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?...

: )))

And thank you daffodil-2 and Plum-Crazy, This seems an easier theme than the August's one!
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The song "There are More Questions than Answers " by Johnny Nash. Try Googling it. I quite like it. Sorry to confuse you
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through my books and this is what I've found so far:

WHAT Came Before He Shot Her by Elizabeth George
The FIXer Upper by Mary Kay Andrews
and...
When in DOUBT Add Butter by Beth Harbison.
Like I said it is just an early morning rummage. Who knows what else I'll find.

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Will check my shelves. Thanks for standing in & good luck keeping order lol
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Will check the printed shelves later!

ETA: Nothing among the novels, just one nonfiction:
A Horse in the Bathroom by Derek J Taylor
Subtitled: HOW an old stable became our dream village home
And it will also count for August (tailor/taylor) if I start it immediately :-)
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WHEN will there be good news? by Kate Atkinson
WHAT remains of me by Alison Gaylin
WHEN evil came to Good Hart by Mardi Link
IF I can Climb Mt. Kilimanjaro, WHY can't I brush my teeth by Nan Little
Two IF by Sea by Jacquelyn Mitchard
WHEN memory speaks by Jill Ker Conway
The Reason WHY by Cecil Woodham Smith
Go ASK Alice by Anonymous
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....IF I can Climb Mt. Kilimanjaro, WHY can't I brush my teeth by Nan Little
....

An intriguing title. Hopefully the book is a good as the title sounds...
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So far it is very interesting and the writer has a sense of humor. The subtitle on the book is Courage, Tenacity & Love Meet Parkinson's Disease. I think I will be keeping this book but if you are interested I can lend it to you or try to find another copy for you.
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Glad you approve of the theme. And Plum-I will try my best to keep them all in order................
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by Denise Robertson

Other titles will be added in due course.
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"Where Are You Now?" - Mary Higgins Clark - although the last book I read by MHC was so dire I vowed not to read her anymore!

"The Bones of You" - Debbie HOWells

"HOW I Let You Go" - Jenny Blackhurst

& while it doesn't have a question mark it sound's a bit like a question so can I get away with "If She Did It" by Jessica Treadway?
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.....& while it doesn't have a question mark it sound's a bit like a question so can I get away with "If She Did It" by Jessica Treadway?


And Plum is off bending the scope like we all do :-)
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.....& while it doesn't have a question mark it sound's a bit like a question so can I get away with "If She Did It" by Jessica Treadway?


And Plum is off bending the scope like we all do :-)

I've learnt from the best ;o)
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Well Plum-Crazy I better let you count that one-if not you may never let me be in charge of the thread again BUT-but don't push the boundaries too far!
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BUT-but don't push the boundaries too far!


Quite right Daffodil-2. Don't let her take advantage!
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BUT-but don't push the boundaries too far!


Quite right Daffodil-2. Don't let her take advantage!


As if...😉
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Which MHC did you find so dire? I recently read All Around the Town and found it pretty pedantic, which is an opinion I also held about Two Little Girls in Blue.
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Which MHC did you find so dire? I recently read All Around the Town and found it pretty pedantic, which is an opinion I also held about Two Little Girls in Blue.


"The Melody Lingers On" - just seemed a rehash of her better books
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14573406
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Off to mark off the potentials for this month. I wonder how many will REALLY get read?
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Have 2 long books to read for book clubs and still trying to get through Wilkie Collins, The Woman in White.
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I hope you make it through Woman in White. I really thought it was a good book and well worth the length and old fashioned writing.
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I hope you make it through Woman in White. I really thought it was a good book and well worth the length and old fashioned writing.


I liked that one too.
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Lots of unexpected life things have gotten in the way the last few weeks. My books that fit the September theme:
WHY My Third Husband Will Be A Dog by Lisa Scottoline
CAN'T Never TELL by Cathy Pickens
Smart Girls Get WHAT They Want by Sarah Strohmeyer
Vinegar Hill by A. Manette AnSAY
Before Your Dog CAN Eat Your Homework, First You Have to Do It by JOHN O'Hurley
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Lots of unexpected life things have gotten in the way the last few weeks. My books that fit the September theme:
WHY My Third Husband Will Be A Dog by Lisa Scottoline
CAN'T Never TELL by Cathy Pickens
Smart Girls Get WHAT They Want by Sarah Strohmeyer
Vinegar Hill by A. Manette AnSAY
Before Your Dog CAN Eat Your Homework, First You Have to Do It by JOHN O'Hurley


Somehow I missed "CAN" and "CAN'T" - that helped me find more possibilities
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Vinegar Hill by A. Manette AnSAY will be carried over for the Oct. theme and Before your Dog Can Eat Your Homework, First You Have To Do It by JOHN O'Hurley will return the ToBeRead pile.
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I've just downloaded Whisper of the Moon Moth by Lindsay Jayne Ashford ;-)
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No comment on that remark Nu-Knees but, knowing you, you've probably read it by now......
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No comment on that remark Nu-Knees but, knowing you, you've probably read it by now......

Not yet - but as it's the only possibility (cough! cough!) I've found on the Kindle, I will be starting it next :-)
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LindSAY works!

Thank you! Well done! I'm not good at spotting the obvious (LOL!)
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Yes, I have to agree that SAY works-well spotted!
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LindSAY works!

Thank you! Well done! I'm not good at spotting the obvious (LOL!)

I've now read and sort of enjoyed Whisper of the Moon Moth by Lindsay Jayne Ashford but wouldn't recommend it . . . .
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And in operas and musicals and things, people Sing their replies :-)
A Burnable Book by Bruce Holsinger
https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14548320
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I've just downloaded Whisper of the Moon Moth by Lindsay Jayne Ashford ;-)


Good one...I have a whisper or two in the stash.....
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I've just downloaded Whisper of the Moon Moth by Lindsay Jayne Ashford ;-)

Good one...I have a whisper or two in the stash.....

Ah, but I've got into trouble!!! Not acceptable!!
I'm deliberately pushing it by mentioning my Sing book as well (LOL!)
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As if I would tell you off Nu-Knees! I guess you'll keep singing and whispering away until you do find one to properly fit.
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No idea what I'm going to read this month!
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No idea what I'm going to read this month!

I can understand that :-)
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My list-

A Step Further by JONI Eareckson and Steve Estes
Animal Dreams by Barbara KingSOLVEr
Is That it? by Bob Geldof
Gray Mountain by JOHN Grisham
The Lacuna by Barbara KingSOLVEr

If I get through that list I have lots of other John Grisham novels on my keeper shelf which I want to gradually re-read and release.
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..... I have lots of other John Grisham novels on my keeper shelf which I want to gradually re-read and release.


Most of my John author matches are Grisham's too.
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My Dearest Cecelia A Novel of the Southern Belle WHO Stole General Sherman's Heart by Diane Heager.

This is a new author for me so I hope it's good. I love Civil War period books.
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When x3

A good a reason as any to see if this series holds up. All set in Whiskey Creek, California and reminiscent of Mallery's Fool's Gold series.

The first 3 by Brenda Novak are good. I'm reserving judgement on #4 (that doesn't match the challenge anyway) and may abandon the series

When We Touch https://www.librarything.com/---/reviews
When Lightning Strikes https://www.librarything.com/---/reviews
When Snow Falls http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11509010
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by Denise Robertson which I enjoyed.

http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14702633

Next up is Animal Dreams by Barbara KingSOLVEr
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The RETURN of the Native by Thomas Hardy which has sat on my shelf for far too long.
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/8251167/
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by Romain Puértolas .
Too early into the book to judge it. I enjoy it so far although I don't find it so extraordinary as some reviews online claim it to be...
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by Romain Puértolas .
Too early into the book to judge it. I enjoy it so far although I don't find it so extraordinary as some reviews online claim it to be...


Does have a quirky title...
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When Summer Comes by Brenda Novak https://www.librarything.com/---/reviews Another Whiskey Creek novel. Almost put me off the series, but the next one which doesn't match this challenge is redeeming it a bit.
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A wishlist book from the library, so no link.
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by Marti Olsen Laney.

After dispelling common myths about introverts - - they’re not necessarily shy, aloof, or antisocial - - The Introvert Advantage dispels introverts' belief that something is wrong with them and instead helps them recognize their inner strengths - - their analytical skills, ability to think outside the box, and strong powers of concentration. The book helps readers understand introversion and shows them how to determine where they fall on the introvert/extrovert continuum.

After reading this book, I now know definitively that I am an introvert.
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it's My Dearest Cecelia The Southern Bell WHO Stole General Sherman's Heart by Diana Haeger. Starting a little slowly, but I get the sense that it is going to start to pick up.
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by Allan and Barbara Pease

http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11901624/


Finished and enjoyed and came away better informed! I would have finished it a couple of days ago but I lost it under a pile of papers!
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The mugging of a retired schoolteacher on a London street has unexpected repercussions for her friends and neighbors when it inadvertently reveals an illicit love affair, leads to a business partnership, and helps an immigrant to reinvent his life.

I give this one only 2 stars. I wish I hadn't spent the time reading it, but it came so highly recommended that I kept thinking it's got to get better.
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Who Needs Decaf? by Tanya Michaels http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/6932670 an ABC TBR that appears to be light
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link: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13913769

moving on to CAN'T Never TELL by Cathy Pickens
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by Lori Lansens which is quite good but very harrowing at times. (Apparently American Colleges "rush" new members which includes asking them questions about themselves and their families.)
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by Lori Lansens which is quite good but very harrowing at times. (Apparently American Colleges "rush" new members which includes asking them questions about themselves and their families.)


Good one. Adding a couple of "rush"s as an option
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When her happy middle-class life in Afghanistan is shattered by the rise of the Taliban and her husband's murder by fundamentalists, former schoolteacher Fereiba embarks on a high-risk effort to escape to England with her three children.

(a wishlist book)
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The Racketeer by John Grisham.
This one is from my personal collection so not registered here.
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During the fortnight's holiday we've just returned from, I acquired 14 paperbacks one way or another - and two of them are by Johns, sort of . . . .
- An Abundance of Katherines by John Green
- The Sultan's Wife by Jane Johnson :-)
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During the fortnight's holiday we've just returned from, I acquired 14 paperbacks one way or another - and two of them are by Johns, sort of . . . .
- An Abundance of Katherines by John Green
- The Sultan's Wife by Jane Johnson :-)


I was wondering about an embedded "John"...
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During the fortnight's holiday we've just returned from, I acquired 14 paperbacks one way or another - and two of them are by Johns, sort of . . . .
- An Abundance of Katherines by John Green
- The Sultan's Wife by Jane Johnson :-)

I was wondering about an embedded "John"...

I figured it was worth a try!!!!!
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Yes embedded JOHNs are fine-I'm very free and easy with the rules!!
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- The Sultan's Wife by Jane Johnson :-)

It doesn't normally take me a month to read a novel but I started this on the 19th of September and only finished it today, the 17th of October!!! Glad to see the back of it . . . .
https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14715325
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by Lori Lansens although I didn't finish it

http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14716937

Now I'm back with Animal Dreams by Barbara Kingsolver which I'm still enjoying and more than half-way through.
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The author, a huge fan of Beethoven, chronicles the composer’s life from his birth in Bonn, the beginning of his musical career at age 7, to his death in Vienna in 1827 at the age of 57, enhancing an understanding of Beethhoven’s character and a deep appreciation for his work.

(a library book)
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Finished it. Very interesting.
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two with a question mark
Whose Child? http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13877154/ and
Sweet Revenge? http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/7291465/

and a "say": simon (SAY)s….Marry Me! http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12599061/
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Explores how rape is handled by colleges and the criminal justice system. The book follows several case studies of women raped in Missoula, Montana, many of them linked in some way to the University of Montana. Krakauer attempts to illuminate why many victims do not want to report their rapes to the police, and he criticizes the justice system for giving the benefit of the doubt to assailants but not to victims.
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HOW the Dead Live by Will Self.
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13856753/
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A great book for lovers of Seinfeld

A behind-the-scenes account of the creation of the hit television series describes how comedians Larry David and Jerry Seinfeld dreamed up the idea for an unconventional sitcom over coffee and how, despite network skepticism and minimal plot lines, achieved mainstream success.

(No link - an audio book)
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by Barbara Kingsolver which was ok.

https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14435006

Then I started A Step Further as listed above but didn't really like it so I'm now reading Is That It? by Bob Geldof.

(Sorry I haven't contributed much on here lately but I've had a relative to stay and then I went to the recent Uncon at Loughborough which was very good. The first one I've ever attended). Thanks everyone for following and contributing to the thread while I've been standing in for Plum-Crazy.
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A memoir of how the author's relationship with her dog saved her from suicidal depression and describes her unsuccessful work with therapists before she adopted a Golden Retriever puppy who became a loyal companion throughout her difficult recovery.
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When Memory Speaks by Jill Ker Conway http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14733881/

Go Ask Alice by Anonymous http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14733877/

When Evil Came to Good Hart by Mardi Link http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14733872/

If I Can Climb Mount Kilimanjaro Why Can't I Brush My Teeth by Nan Little http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14713336/

What Remains of Me by Alison Gaylin http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13717982/

I'm reading When Will There Be Good News by Kate Atkinson which will probably take me through the end of the month
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....for this month, although it was a novella!!

Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck

http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14571570

Leftovers from my sons GCSE studies.
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Who Needs Decaf? by Tanya Michaels http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/6932670

An ABC TBR and it fits the theme, so pulled for reading
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I was hoping to read Gray Mountain this month but didn't have time to read any "Johns"!
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by Bob Geldof
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14740186

which was well written and interesting.
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by Bob Geldof
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14740186

which was well written and interesting.

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