The next club is…

You’ve got months and months of warning for… the 1977 Club! We added up all the votes for different 1970s years – all but one year got at least one vote – and 1977 just came out on top.

I’ve dug through my LibraryThing books about have almost twenty options – hopefully your own shelves will provide similar gems.

After this, we’ll probably be moving back to the 1920s, as mentioned. Partly (why we don’t go later) because of the personal taste that Karen and I have in literature, and partly (why we don’t go earlier) because the rise of cheap publishing, mass literacy, and the middle-classes after WW1 mean that there are a lot more options and a lot more books available. (But if anybody wants to start a form of 1985 Club, you have our blessing!)

Obviously we’ll remind you nearer the time – but nobody has the excuse that they didn’t get enough warning ;)

11 thoughts on “The next club is…

  • November 24, 2017 at 4:21 pm
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    Hurrah! Plenty of time for people to dig in the stacks and choose and read in advance! As you say – they can’t say they weren’t warned! :))

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  • November 24, 2017 at 10:07 pm
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    I have quite a few possibilities, I’m looking forward to it.

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  • November 25, 2017 at 1:08 am
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    What is this club? I found you on webster’s looking for the work “try”! You are a book club? Where are you located?

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  • November 25, 2017 at 1:13 am
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    You are a book club? Where are you located? What are you about? I found you looking up the word “try”.

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    • November 26, 2017 at 5:16 pm
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      I don’t know how they linked here, but no, this is a book blog! The club is a biannual event where lots of different bloggers and blog readers read books published in the same year, to get an overview of that year.

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  • November 25, 2017 at 1:46 pm
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    Looking forward to this as ever. Not sure what I have as yet, though I know there were some great authors publishing in the 1979s.

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  • November 25, 2017 at 9:52 pm
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    I’m looking forward to it. I don’t know if I already have anything suitable, but I’m sure I’ll be able to find something by next April!

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  • November 26, 2017 at 9:26 am
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    My first thought is The Honourable Schoolboy by John Le Carre – would love an excuse to re-read that. Or possibly Staying On by Paul Scott, although that would be another re-read. Plenty of time to research something new…

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  • November 26, 2017 at 3:41 pm
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    I’m definitely going to take the opportunity to re-read Angela Carter’s “The Passion of New Eve”.

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  • November 29, 2017 at 5:20 pm
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    Staying On (Paul Scott) is my 1977 choice. Would also love to participate in 1913 because so many wonderful books were published in the year before the world came apart (and never got back together). Also 1983 would be amazing too (year of my rebirth after a near death experience). What a reading list that is!

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