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Online book group

To those who were/are interested in joining me for an online book group, please respond to this post with book suggestions -- fiction and non-fiction.

I'm thinking broad instead of narrowly-focused. Then I'll post a poll and we can vote on our first selection. I'm going to friends-lock and filter those posts eventually, so if you're interested but haven't mentioned it yet, let me know.

Also, while lurking is perfectly acceptable in many contexts, I don't think it makes much sense in this particular one. Please tell me if you disagree, but otherwise, once this jells, please join only if you're willing to actually try the books and participate in an informal online discussion about them. I don't mean we have to make 1,000 comments; I just don't think it will work well if we're silent observers. Defeats the purpose, no?

Any other thoughts or suggestions, please share. I haven't done this before, so I'm flying blind. :)

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The Thirteenth Tale
The Book Thief
The Passage
The Diary of Anne Frank
The Great Gatsby

I second The Book Thief! I &hearts that book so much.

I am interested!

I read the The Book Thief a few months ago and was just blown away. It may be my all-time favorite novel. Amazing.

Thanks for the wonderful suggestions, D! :)

:o) Thank you for hosting. And I didn't even vote for any of my selections!

The Botany of Desire
House of Leaves
The All of It
Montana 1948

Thanks for the great suggestions, M! I have been meaning to tackle House of Leaves for a loooooong time. :)

I'd love to join you.

The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter

Glad to have you! Thank you for the suggestion; if you'd like to vote, please go here.

Many of the books I've been "attracted" to are mystery and/or crime.

may seem "predictable" (considering that many of us are or have been Bones fans) but I suggest any of Kathy Reichs' books

Sign of Seven Trilogy (Blood Brothers, The Hollow, The Pagan Stone) by Nora Roberts

Thanks for your suggestions; if you'd like to vote, please go here.

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Having not responded to your first post about this (although I wanted to) I hope it's OK to respond to this one.

Two very different choices:

One Hundred Years of Solitude

Persuasion (the last one because that's totally the Bones storyline right now, so please feel free to disregard the suggestion if you want to keep the book club away from your other interests): "She had been forced into prudence in her youth, she learned romance as she grew older: the natural sequel of an unnatural beginning."

You are definitely welcome; glad to have you. :) Thanks for your suggestions; if you'd like to vote, please go here.

I currently want to read The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver and The Year of the Flood by Margaret Atwood.

I third The Book Thief being a good read and up for any classics. :)

I read TPB several years ago; it was definitely worth the time. Atwood is amazing, and The Book Thief is SO GOOD. I tell everyone I meet to read that book. :) Thanks for your suggestions, Jems; if you'd like to vote, please go here.

I'm still interested! As for recommendations...

Furies of Calderon by Jim Butcher (It's the first in a series.)
The Quiet Game by Greg Iles
Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes

Hi, you. :) Thanks for your suggestions; if you'd like to vote, please go here.

BTW, is IPS still worth watching? I watched most of season 1 many months ago, then got sidetracked. Now I hear that things got a little shaky in season 3. Just wondering if it's worth it to go back and get caught up. What say you?

Hi! I do need to vote. I'll do that here in a few.

It is absolutely worth watching! Things were a bit odd this season, true; however, there were also some great episodes thrown in there, too. And the show got a two year renewal and new show runners starting this coming season, so we IPS fans are hopeful. :D

I'm sure that you can imagine what it would take for me to be hopeful after... Well. You know. :P

I missed the original post, I think, but I would absolutely love to join in!

We'd love to have you. :) If you'd like to vote, please go here.

I'm still game.

Not sure about recs. I'm currently captivated by The Pilot's Wife. Guh.

And I've been dug into Elizabeth Berg's collection for so long now, it's like second nature.

I have The Book Thief but haven't read it yet. Opportunity?

Hi, Space. Thanks for your suggestions! I think I read The Pilot's Wife several years ago. I haven't tried Elizabeth Berg; is there a particular book you'd rec? As for The Book Thief, you MUST read it, regardless of whether or not it gets picked for our first read. It may be my all-time favorite novel, and I rec it to everyone I meet. Simply amazing.

Re: Elizabeth Berg - it's hard to pick just one, her characters are so in-depth and personal and just fascinating, but I absolutely loved 'The Year of Pleasures' - close second would be 'Durable Goods'. And even closer third would be a tie between 'Talk Before Sleep' and 'We Are All Welcome Here'. *sigh* I just love them all really. LOL!

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