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BIC book club!

Some of us here have expressed an interest in a book club, myself, @mermadelove, @LCResz, @ZombieMetroAnt, @Mcakes. If you'd be interested in joining, reply below. My initial thought was to mail the books around but if it means that some people can't participate, then I'm all for dropping that requirement. I'd love this to be a place where we nominate our favorite book and others can read it and comment. Something fun for the new year!  ETA: the booklist:

1. Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng (16)
1. Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie (16)
3. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald (13)
4. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen (11)
4. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson (11)
4. Death on the Nile by Agatha Christie (11)
7. Exit West by Mohsin Hamid (10)
7. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee (10)
7. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak (10) Discussion begins 8-13.
7. The Wedding Dress by Rachel Hauck (10) Discussion begin 9-2.
11. The Fault in our Stars by John Green (9) Time to discuss 9-26
11. The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas (9) Now discussing below.
11. Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro (9)
11. What Happened by Hilary Clinton (9) Now discussing below.
11. Fall of Giants by Ken Follett (9) Start reading now.
11. The Woman on the Orient Express by Lindsay Ashford (9)
11. milk and honey by Rupi Kaur (9)
18. A Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez (8)
18. Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty (8)
18. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll (8)
18. Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell (8)
18. Lady Chatterley’s Lover by D.H. Lawrence (8)
18. Mansfield Park by Jane Austen (8)
18. Brave New World by Aldous Huxley (8)
18. The Paper Magician by Charlie Holmberg (8)
18. The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien (8)
18. The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo (8)
18. Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman (8)
18. The White Queen by Phillipa Gregory (8)

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If I didn’t have four books on my nightstand right now, I’d jump in with you all! I bought my mom a year-long Book of the Month subscription for Christmas, and it came with one free month for me. I forgot to cancel it, and here we are four months later...I’ll check back in when I’m finished with what I have. The books in my queue, in case anyone is interested:


Here Comes the Sun, Nicole Dennis-Benn

Golden Child, Claire Adam

Early Riser, Jasper Fforde

Lot, Bryan Washington


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Okay, so I was just intimidated by the number of pages in Fall of Giants plus someone said they had a hard time getting into it. So instead I read Little Fires Everywhere, The Fault in our Stars, and The Wedding Dress. Previously I've read Murder on the Orient Express, Death on the Nile and The Great Gatsby. I may have to check out some of the others on the list.


Back to the point, I've found the discussions for The Fault in our Stars and The Wedding Dress but those without "Discussion" next to them - do they have a post dedicated to the discussion that I'm missing? Can't wait to see what others thought of the books I've caught up on and share my feelings. Also I read Big Little Lies right before discovering the BIC book club and am excited for the group to get to that one!

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Hi, @ShortErica!  We started separate threads for discussing the books with the last few.  Before that, the discussions were in this thread.  We're currently on hiatus/reading Fall of Giants.  If you read each "act" or "section" in one sitting (they're usually short) the book goes by pretty fast and it's easier to keep track of all the characters.

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Thanks for the information @Titian06. I will have to find where you all talked about Little Fires Everywhere cause I am curious. Also I will have to try that strategy and give Fall of Giants a true go before giving up.

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I definitely would love to join this.


As a suggestion -- would it work if we had a dedicated thread to each ongoing book discussion?  Or is that somewhere else and I just don't know..

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Hi, @kelllllyyyyy!  Welcome!  We're currently reading Fall of Giants.  There's no time frame to read the book.  @prettyinpa and I were discussing a hiatus for the rest of December with a restart in January.

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@kelllllyyyyy-  I've been doing dedicated threads for every book except the last one, I was having a lot of trouble posting and staying signed in, so I just dumped the discussion in this thread. You can find the dedicated threads by searching with the keyword book, I try to include BIC book club in the title. Or search by the title of the current book that we are reading, that should bring it up.

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ok thanks!!

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I just watched Crazy Rich Asians a couple of weeks ago and now I am reading the books.

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@SportyGirly125 - Let me know what you think about the books.

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@Titian06 So far I have already noticed some differences even from starting the first chapter in the book from the first scene in the movie.

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@SportyGirly125 - I haven't seen the movie.  I'd like to know if the books are worth reading.

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@Titian06 I have read the Crazy Rich Asian series and really enjoyed it. I haven't seen the movie. I would recommend reading them. I found them quick and entertaining reads although they aren't short books.

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Thanks, @ShortErica!

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@Titian06 For me I love watching the movies and reading the books.  My brother watched the movie and finished all 3 books and he said he really liked it.

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@SportyGirly125, I went to watch the movie when it first came out and became obsessed! It recently came out on the App store and my boyfriend bought it and has been re-watching this movie! lol. I've seen the books out and really interested in reading it. I need to find out what happens with Astrid!

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Astrid was definitely one of my favorite characters @HelenBT!

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@HelenBT The book is almost always different than the movie.  So I'm curious as to how close the movie and the books are.

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@prettyinpa - I finished Fall of Giants.  No rush.  Just want to let you know.

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@Titian06-  i've been so slow about Fall of the Giants. I've had it our for about a month now and I'm only about 125 pages in. Between work and Christmas preparations, I haven't had much time for reading, but that's no excuse. It's just not holding my interest. Does it get better as it goes along or what?

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