So, we had to make sure whichever book we picked had a good movie to go along with it. It was a hard choice, but we picked A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens. There's a 2001 Masterpiece Theater version and a 2007 version also. I'll have to preview them first to see which one is best. My money is on the Masterpiece Theater one.
I ordered the oldest book from Barnes & Noble that I could find; a 1902 edition. It was less than $20 including shipping. Not too bad.
We'll probably pick Frenchman's Creek for our fiction month. I've probably read it about four times and seen the movie twice. I LOVE Daphne du Maurier. I own everything she's ever written. So much of her writing takes place in Cornwall, England. That's the next place I want to visit. You might remember her most famous book, Rebecca. It's been made into a movie at least twice. The oldest one stars Sir Lawrence Olivier; eye candy to the max. Not as good as Clark Gable, of course, but good nonetheless.