Monday, March 21, 2011

A Time To Kill

We have our new book! John Grisham's novel, A Time To Kill, just beat out Lauren Oliver's, Delirium. It was a good race, but we can only have one winner.

So, pick up a copy of the 672 light-read as soon as possible so we can begin our first mystery-thriller. I'm excited to see how we explore this new genre. Please try to pick up a copy of the book and begin this weekend or early next week.

How does an April 29 end date sound to people? I want to make sure we have adequate time to finish. This is a bit longer than our previous reads, but I'm hoping it'll prove to be a fast read.

So post your availablility for a chat the weekend of April 29.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Book 5

Since there hasn't been much feedback regarding book 5, I've decided to just go ahead and pick a few of the recent suggestions.

1. A Time To Kill, John Grisham
2. Across the Universe, Beth Revis
3. Delirium, Lauren Oliver

Sorry I waited longer to post these choices, I was hoping more people would contribute.

Please rank these choices by tomorrow evening, 3/21. We'll pick a book then, have until Friday to buy it and then start reading next weekend.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Book 5

It's time for a new book, finally!!!!!

Our last read, Shakespeare's Kitchen, did not warrant much praise and overall left people pretty dissatisfied. Before we leave Shakespeare's Kitchen completely, here is a NYTimes article about the book and one of Lore Segal's other books, Her First American, which is actually when the character of Ilka is introduced. Interesting to think that maybe we'd view that character differently if we had met her earlier in a previous book.

Now to decide on Book #5.
Let's start new. You are welcome to suggest a book from our previous lists or suggest something totally new and different. I feel a need to get re-motivated to read so I am open to all suggestions, whether they be thought-provoking or total guilty pleasures, let's have some fun.

Post suggestions below in the comments by 3/17. We'll then compile a list and voting will commence that day and conclude 3/20.