Current schedule:Book #1:
08/26 - 08/30: nominations
08/30 - 09/06: voting
09/07 - 10/19: reading and discussionBook #2:
09/26 - 09/30: nominations
09/30 - 10/06: voting
10/07 - 11/19: reading and discussion
10/26 - 10/30: nominations
10/30 - 11/06: voting
11/07 - 12/19: reading and discussion
Since there are people who can source the book immediately and those that have to wait to source the book, I figured that as a compromise:
(1) reading and discussion can start immediately after voting closes
(2) but instead of one month, we could extend reading and discussion to six weeks.
Note that there is a slight overlap (roughly two weeks) between successive books though.
- so for those who finish early, they can still contribute on the previous book thread as others are still reading and posting about it
- at the same time they can start on the next book while others are sourcing it / finishing the previous book
Maybe members could nominate 2-3 books apiece, then we could all put that on a poll and vote on what to read. I'd imagine if a handful of members are game, we could whip up something quick for September.
Alright then! It seems that the interest check went swimmingly. So I'm now re-appropriating the thread for book nominations for September. You may nominate 1-2 books.
Afterwards (maybe after a couple of days), I'll create a poll so that everyone may vote finally on what books we'll read for next month
November nominees (the genres & # of pages are approximations):INVISIBLE MAN by Ralph Ellison
- (pub. 1952; 581 pgs; literary fiction)FUN HOME: A FAMILY TRAGICOMIC by Alison Bechdel
- (pub. 2006; 234 pgs; non-fiction - autobiography)THE MINOTAUR TAKES A CIGARETTE BREAK by Steven Sherrill
- (pub. 2000; 313 pgs; fantasy)UNBROKEN: A WORLD WAR II STORY OF SURVIVAL, RESILIENCE, AND REDEMPTION by Laura Hillenbrand
- (pub. 2010; 473 pgs; non-fiction - biography)THE PEARL by John Steinbeck
- (pub. 1945; 87 pgs; literary fiction)IN THE DUST OF THIS PLANET by Eugene Thacker
- (pub. 2011; 170 pgs; non-fiction - philosophy)CONSUMED by David Cronenberg
- (pub. 2009; 304 pgs; fiction)NAKED LUNCH by William S. Burroughs
- (pub. 1959; 289 pgs; literary fiction)BOSSYPANTS by Tina Fey
- (pub. 2011; 275 pgs; non-fiction - autobiography)THE DEVIL IN THE WHITE CITY: MURDER, MAGIC, AND MADNESS AT THE FAIR THAT CHANGED AMERICA by Erik Larson
- (pub. 2002; 447 pgs; non-fiction - crime)