In September 2009, my sisters and I decided to start an online book club. We invited a few of our family and friends to participate. We all read a book every six weeks or so, and then someone (usually me) started a discussion about the book. The rest of the group contributed their thoughts via “comments”.
Up until now, the book club has been a separate blog, called Ethereal Reader. Since Nana’s Whimsies is getting a bit more established, I am going to move Ethereal Reader to this blog. It is my hope that even more people – really, anyone who wants to – will read any or all of the books and participate in our discussion.
Here’s how it works. Below is the list of books we will be reading and discussing over the next few months. The books were selected by a core group of faithful participants. We have tried to include a variety of books, including fiction, nonfiction, a classic, and a holiday offering. I will let you know, via Nana’s Whimsies, when we have moved to a new book and how long we have to read the book. At the end of the reading period, I (or someone) will post a review of the book. Discussion will commence via the comments section of Nana’s Whimsies. (By the way, the way I have comments set up is that the first time a person comments requires my approval. Once initial approval has been given, subsequent comments won’t require approval.)
Here is the list of books we will be reading and discussing throughout 2014 and into 2015, and not necessarily in this order:
A Week in Winter, by Maeve Binchy
Orphan Train, by Christina Baker Kline
Palisades Park, by Alan Brennert
The Light in the Ruins, by Chris Bohjalian
An Anne Perry Christmas novel (she writes one every year so we will name it at a later time)
One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, by Ken Kesey
The Invention of Wings, by Sue Monk Kidd
Since the movie is out in the theaters, let’s start with Monuments Men. I will post my review on April 4, and our discussion can begin at that time.
Enjoy your reading.