Nov 17 2009
We kind of skipped our official post announcing Fablehaven as the November Book Club selection, but hopefully we’ve been talking about it enough that everyone is aware that it is indeed our November book! The discussion post will go up next week. It’s a fun and easy read, so you still have time to check it out.
In an effort to make it even easier for folks to join us in the Book Club discussions, I thought perhaps we’d share the next few months selections so that everyone can be prepared. I know sometimes there’s a waiting list at the library, and some of us take longer than others to finish a book, so hopefully by listing the titles a few months in advance like this we can ensure everyone has an opportunity to get their hands on the books and get them read.
I’d also like to try something new with the Book Club in January, and I believe having plenty of advance notice will help make this work! Instead of selecting just one book for the January Book Club Discussion, I’d like to try and discuss a whole series of books!! Now, don’t panic… this is actually a fairly short and easy to read series, which I finished in a little over a week. But, I haven’t’ been able to stop thinking about Uglies since I read it, and I feel that there’s a lot more to discuss when you can take the whole series as a whole into consideration.
So without any further rambling, here are the WAGB Book Club selections for the next three months:
November: Fablehaven by Brandon Mull
For all the details on Fablehaven, check out our post here.
December: Grace: A Novel by Richard Paul Evans
I’ve read 2 of Evans’ previous Christmas novels and was completely smitten by them, so when I saw Grace: A Novel on the sale shelf at my local Chapters, I snagged it immediately. After how much I enjoyed the other 2 novels, I thought this would make an excellent December Book Club choice. (Check your local bookstore to see if they have it on sale!) Here’s a bit about the book:
She was my first kiss. My first love. She was a little match girl who could see the future in the flame of a candle. She was a runaway who taught me more about life than anyone has before or since. And when she was gone my innocence left with her.
As I begin to write, a part of me feels as if I am awakening something best left dead and buried, or at least buried. We can bury the past, but it never really dies. The experience of that winter has grown on my soul like ivy climbing the outside of a home, growing until it begins to tear and tug at the brick and mortar.
I pray I can still get the story right. My memory, like my eyesight, has waned with age. Still, there are things that become clearer to me as I grow older. This much I know: too many things were kept secret in those days. Things that never should have been hidden. And things that should have.
January: The Uglies Series by Scott Westerfeld
Here’s a bit about the series from Scott Westerfeld’s website:
Uglies is the first book of the trilogy. The second book is Pretties and the third is Specials. It’s about a world in which everyone has an operation when they turn sixteen, making them supermodel beautiful. Big eyes, full lips, no one fat or skinny. This seems like a good thing, but it’s not. Especially if you’re one of the uglies, a bunch of radical teens who’ve decided they want to keep their own faces. (How anti-social of them.)
Midnighters fans will know that I love a good action sequence, and this series is of full of hoverboard chases, escapes through ancient ruins, and leaps off tall buildings in bungee jackets. It’s the sort of fast-paced book I couldn’t get enough of when I was young (still can’t).
February: Most Romantic Book Competition!
Here’s where you get to help! Let us know your suggestion for the MOST romantic book, and we’ll select our February book from the options provided by you! Suggestions are open from now until the end of January. Just leave a comment below to suggest your most romantic book of all time!