Saturday, January 3, 2009
Richard and Judy release their book list
Ten books have been chosen by digital TV hosts Richard and Judy for their book club discussion list, 2009.
It is the sixth time they have done this, a move that has a dramatic impact on book sales in the UK. Labyrinth, by Kate Mosse, was chosen in 2006, and went on to become the all-time fastest selling paperback. Celia Ahern's PS, I Love You, unveiled in 2004, was turned into a film.
"The public faith in the Book Club is overwhelming, and I take that very seriously," said Amanda Ross, who heads the four-person team that chooses the books. "As consumer confidence dips with the credit crunch, we hope to help people not to waste their time or money."
RICHARD & JUDY BOOK LIST 2009
Kate Atkinson, When Will There Be Good News?
Beatrice Colin, The Luminous Life of Lilly Aphrodite
Andrew Davidson, The Gargoyle
David Ebershoff, The 19th Wife
Steven Galloway, The Cellist of Sarajevo
Jesse Kellerman, The Brutal Art
Joseph O'Neill, Netherland
Frances Osbourne, The Bolter
Kate Summerscale, The Suspicions of Mr Whicher
Elizabeth H Winthrop, December