Book Club selection thoughts/suggestions

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Book Club selection thoughts/suggestions

Anyone interested in reviving the monthly book club selection?

If so, are there any suggestions?

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I'm suggesting The Book Thief by Markus Zusak. It has 4.5 star rating on Amazon and I've heard very good things about it, including from members here! Wink

I'll also throw out Midwives by Chris Bohjalian. I see many of you haven't read it, and it is one I'd love to read again!

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I'd definitely be interested, but I'm not sure what has been done in the past. I'm afraid right now I'm only really into classics or kiddy books, but I think some kid books make great discussion (the little prince, winnie the pooh, the wind in the willows, peter pan, roal dahl...)
I read a book a while back, might have too religious a theme but I don't think so, called "pope joan"- about a female who impersonated a male and rose through the catholic church to become a pope in the middle ages (based on theoretically true events). It has some romance and wasn't too pro-or-anti religion, just anti-ignorance. I thought it would make a great discussion piece. Link to it here: http://www.popejoan.com/

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"jooniper" wrote:

I read a book a while back, might have too religious a theme but I don't think so, called "pope joan"- about a female who impersonated a male and rose through the catholic church to become a pope in the middle ages (based on theoretically true events). It has some romance and wasn't too pro-or-anti religion, just anti-ignorance. I thought it would make a great discussion piece. Link to it here: http://www.popejoan.com/

I bought Pope Joan from a recommendation based on other historical fiction books I've liked...I haven't read it yet but would love to read it for a book club choice. I'd also love to discuss The Book Thief, too.

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Julie

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I am up for anything, I am so far behind in my TBR list, I gave up. But I would love to try a book a month again here.

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did yall start this yet? I might wanna join in.

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Oh, just saw this thread! I wasn't a part of this before because I didn't know about it. I am very interested in it, though. I would definitely participate if it started up again!! Not sure which book to choose, but whatever the consensus picks I will be happy to try.

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If there is interest I'd love to start it up again.

I'm currently reading The Book Thief, and it is super good. Would love to hear other suggestions.

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I'd love to read The Book Thief again, so I'm game for that title for the first round!

Peace,
Julie

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Im game for The Book Thief...just have to make my way to the store to get it. Are we starting this month?

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Sounds like a good idea...we could possibly do some of the 1001 books you must read before you die.

ETA: here's a link http://www.listology.com/content_show.cfm/content_id.22845/Books

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wow - I just looked at the 1001 books list. Now, I went through it fairly quickly, but it looks like I've only read 36 from the list. Interestingly enough, probably half were from the 1800s - Jane Austen anyone?? Biggrin

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"Finzmom4" wrote:

If there is interest I'd love to start it up again.

I'm currently reading The Book Thief, and it is super good. Would love to hear other suggestions.

works for me. and yes let's get the rest of the months filled up and get going again Smile