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We need NOV. selection

We need to make a selection for Nov. So a total of 1 book. Any suggestions are welcome!

We can also leave NOV. open as a free month with no selection.

Please check the Selection Thread to see the monthly selections that have been chosen.
http://www.pregnancy.org/bulletinboards/showthread.php?p=2562598#post2562598

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This website looks useful for ideas: http://www.bookmovement.com/app/readingguide/bookclubFavorites.php

I'm new to the bookclub, and bookclubs in general, so I don't really know what to suggest. The selections this round have been great so far.

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Basically just anything that you think would lend itself well to discussion is great. I'll look at that site. Classics are always welcome too. I'll give that site a look

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Oy, I had a list of several suggestions started and lost it before I could get it posted. will come back in a bit and try all over again.

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Your thoughts, pretty please with a cherry on top!

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you have some really good ones on those lists. Now I need to find some time to look through them all. Biggrin

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I just have no time. I miss this board so much but I am in a stage in my life where I just can't even pick up a book. I have tried several and never get anywhere with them, forget what they are about, have to start over, lose motivation, no time to read, renew and renew and finally return to the library. GL, some of these titles sound familiar of ones I too have wanted to read. have fun

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I understand the time thing, Jenn. I love audio, because I can do mundane household stuff like dishes and laundry while I listen. If you have an mp3 player Audible is really affordable for audio downloads, or of couse listen from your computer, though that isn't as portable. Now and then I run across titles that they don't have, but for the most part they have a good selection. They are always doing promotions too, which make them even more affordable.

Anyway, just a thought.

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I have also read really good things about BEST FRIENDS FOREVER! I already have it on hold at the library! I have read pillars of the earth by ken follet, another one that was suggested ! It was a fantastic book, it is really long but well worth the read! I didn't think it was going to be something I would like but read for a book club and is one of my favorite books!

The sooner we pick the books for August through December the better for me! I commonly have to wait 2 to 4 months for a new release or a popular book! I haven't had the last book club books on time!

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the sooner the better for me too. Once school starts back it will be a lot harder for me to have reading time. I felt pretty good about getting this months selection done before the end of the month. Lol

I looked at Pillars of the Earth on audio and it is a little over 40 hrs. long. I've only heard good things about it though. I also already have it in paperback, but I'm thinking the length might take me more than a month.

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I've started to look through your suggestions, and here are my thoughts so far.

The Rest of her Life - Sounds like it'd be a very enjoyable read. I think I'd like to see this one on the list somewhere.

The Best of Times - I've heard good things about this author and the story is intriguing.

Sarah's Key - The story intrigues me and it would be great for comparing with The Book Thief in duscussions

Those Who Save Us - Also good for Book Thief comparisons

Also sounded interesting:
Water for Elephants
The Space Between Us.

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I happened to follow a post from the new topics just last night, and saw that someone had read The Space Between Us, if I remember right she thought it was good, but kind of heavy.

The Rest of her Life and Sarah's Key are both available on audible for me. I really liked the sound of The Best of Times, but I'd most likely have to go out and pick that one up, it wasn't on Audible.

Lets go ahead and decide on The Rest of Her Life for August! I'll add it to the list!

So now we just need Sep- Dec selections!

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I'd kind of like to see Best Friends Forever on the list too, but would find it a little more beneficial if it were a couple of months out. Not sure that would give it enough time to hit paperback, but would give us more time to find it in hard back, or try to get it from the library. I don't know about everyone else, but getting books from my library is a bit of a craps shoot. Lol

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Also, I put Sworn to Silence on the list, sounded fairly interesting. It is supposed to be a thriller, but I read a horrible review of it. Likened it to Friday the 13th, so unless you particularly like the gore ... I read a lot before bed, so ... I don't mind a good thriller or suspense novel, but would rather not be having nightmares. ROFL

ETA: not the selection list, but suggestions, kind of thinking it may not be a good suggestion though.

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I agree with the Best Friends Forever point you made. I meant to say that too, it should be on the list but later. Maybe we could just put it for December?

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I was thinking December would hopefully be enough time. I know it takes my library about 6 weeks sometimes to get the newer ones, then it is even longer if there is already a waiting list. As a December selection will give me (as well as everyone else) enough time to comparison shop, possibly find it used, get it from the lib., etc.

I do not think it will be on audible in the unabridged version though. It is already there abridged, but I don't like abridged stuff. None of her books are there unabridged. Sad

Going to add it for December! We are knocking them out today!

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How about this one for October? Ghostly, and the reviews/stars on Amazon, Audible, WeRead are good.

A Certain Slant of Light by Laura Whitcomb
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/061858532X/thebookreport01

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I like your choice for October.

A Certain Slant of Light by Laura Whitcomb
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/AS...hebookreport01

For Sept. How about:

Sarah's Key
http://www.readinggroupguides.com/gu...arahs_key1.asp

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sounds great to me! Will add them both to the list.

Nov. is still open. We can leave it that way as a free month (holidays and all) or suggestions are welcome as always!

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What about a non fictional book? Something different than what we have been reading? A biography on Abraham Lincoln or someone else of interest? Princess Diana? Or someone much farther back in time?

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Sounds good. Will look and see if I can pull together a list of possible choices

I know November is Native American Heritage Month. Maybe something in that direction.

looked up to see other possible ideas (holiday related to give me some direction)

Other ideas

November 2 - week long observance
National Children's Book Week - we could do a selection (or 7 selections if they are small children's books) that could be read with our kiddos. Just favorites from your home book shelves. Those who don't yet have children could re-read a favorite childhood book. Nov 1st is also National Family Literacy day. *We could end up doing this as a special challenge unto itself -- I love the idea of observing this week!

People for biographies
Edison. Nov 1 light bulb patented

Nov 2 Daniel Boone b-day

Nov 3 - Election Day - any US president

Nov 4 - First Wagon Train arrived in Calif. something Pioneer related

Nov 12 - Elizabeth Cady Stanton

here is the complete list of special days
http://familycrafts.about.com/library/spdays/blnovdayslong.htm

Thanksgiving of course, so something related to pilgrims/Native Americans

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Ooo, I like that (non-fiction maybe biography) idea a lot! I checked this website: http://www.plcmc.org/readers_club/subcategory.asp?cat=2&id=1 Here are some I've found:

This one looks really interesting to me. I like the concept of trying to mesh fundamentalist Christianity with feminism - - I think it would be very thought-provoking and inspire interesting discussion: http://search.barnesandnoble.com/Dating-Jesus/Susan-Campbell/e/9780807010662

Here's another interesting one, about China this time: http://books.simonandschuster.com/9780743246989

Speaking of China, I've read this one and would highly recommend it. VERY readable, and VERY interesting. Lots of discussable issues, very timely with all the China talk lately, and I like his perspective as someone who lived there, I think he keeps very objective: http://www.amazon.com/Oracle-Bones-Journey-Between-Present/dp/0060826584

This one looks interesting too: http://www.amazon.ca/Reading-Lolita-Tehran-Memoir-Books/dp/081297106X

Those are a few suggestions to start us off.

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"OntarioGal" wrote:

Ooo, I like that (non-fiction maybe biography) idea a lot! I checked this website: http://www.plcmc.org/readers_club/subcategory.asp?cat=2&id=1 Here are some I've found:

This one looks really interesting to me. I like the concept of trying to mesh fundamentalist Christianity with feminism - - I think it would be very thought-provoking and inspire interesting discussion: http://search.barnesandnoble.com/Dating-Jesus/Susan-Campbell/e/9780807010662

Here's another interesting one, about China this time: http://books.simonandschuster.com/9780743246989

Speaking of China, I've read this one and would highly recommend it. VERY readable, and VERY interesting. Lots of discussable issues, very timely with all the China talk lately, and I like his perspective as someone who lived there, I think he keeps very objective: http://www.amazon.com/Oracle-Bones-Journey-Between-Present/dp/0060826584

This one looks interesting too: http://www.amazon.ca/Reading-Lolita-Tehran-Memoir-Books/dp/081297106X

Those are a few suggestions to start us off.

I especially like the idea of the last suggestion because of all the recent events in Iran, plus it is about a book club. Looks like it has good reviews on Amazon and it is in paperback for those who will have to run out to pick it up. It is also an audible for those who listen.

All are great suggestions though, look forward to seeing more (suggestions/input about choices submitted already) before we make a decision!

ETA: I see Jung Chang book is also in paperback on Amazon, as is Susan Campbell book, and Oracle Bones.

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so i know i'm late to the discussion, they all look like great ideas! i have always wanted to do something along the lines of The Handmaids Tale, or Sir Thomas Moores - Utopia, i know some ppl did these in school but i never had the chance and would love to read these and be able to do a discussion on them! other than that keep up the great work!

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Mara,
I've never read The Handmaid's Tale either, have heard it is one of those you just really like or don't. It sounds really interesting though.

Cindy,
That first one sounds interesting, and the reviews looked good.

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I recommend this one!

The Summerhouse by Jude Deveraux

Here is a link to the book: http://www.amazon.com/Summerhouse-Jude-Deveraux/dp/0671014196/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1252686217&sr=8-1

I loved it! It also will leave you with a whole lot to think about. Different perspectives and life happenings. At first I could not imagine liking it but once I got into it I could not put it down. Totally recommend this for November.

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I'll put it on the list