I have always wanted to start an online Book Club and it looks like 2013 is the year that I will be attempting this.
So this is how I thought I would go about it.
For the first month I am going to give you an option of 3 books to choose from. Thereafter we will all decide which books we would all like to read and vote on them to pick a book.
There is a poll attached to the left side bar (Scroll down a little to find it) and you have a week to cast your vote on the book that you would like to read (The Voting will close on the 18th January 2013).
After a week, I will post the "Winner" book and we will commence reading the book a week later (this is to allow time for those of you who need to get hold of the title chosen).
If you are wanting to take part in the Book-Club, you will need to become a member of Marigolds' Loft Online Book-Club where I have started a discussion board for the Book-Club. There you will have a chance to chat to others joining in and reading the same book, post discussion questions or thoughts etc. Are you game?
Here are the 3 books up for selection for the first month of the Book-club:
Synopsis: Anna is not sick, but she might as well be. By age thirteen, she has undergone countless surgeries, transfusions, and shots so that her older sister, Kate, can somehow fight the leukemia that has plagued her since childhood. The product of preimplantation genetic diagnosis, Anna was conceived as a bone marrow match for Kate -- a life and a role that she has never challenged...until now. Like most teenagers, Anna is beginning to question who she truly is. But unlike most teenagers, she has always been defined in terms of her sister -- and so Anna makes a decision that for most would be unthinkable, a decision that will tear her family apart and have perhaps fatal consequences for the sister she loves.
Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes (the classic selection)
Cervantes' tale of the deranged gentleman who turns knight-errant have found its way into films, cartoons and even computer games. Intended as a parody of the most popular escapist fiction, the 'books of chivalry', this precursor of the modern novel broadened and deepened into a sophisticated, comic account of the contradictions of human nature.
The Light between Oceans by M.L.Stedman (Fiction)
"A novel set on a remote Australian island, where a childless couple live quietly running a lighthouse, until a boat carrying a baby washes ashore"--
I hope many of you will be joining in.
See you soon.
You don't choose any of these?
What would you like to be reading?
Post your choices in the comments.