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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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@greeneyedgirl107  I love Amy Tan!! Also, I read Gone With the Wind. Twice. See above whee I will read good things REPEATEDLY. I;ve read Harry Potter series 8 times. Or was it 13? I'm not sure. 

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@mermadelove Amy Tan is great!  I also read The Valley of Amazement, The Bonesetter's Daughter, The Hundred Secret Senses and of course The Joy Luck Club.  I think I want to read "The Opposite of Fate" soon - I'm kicking myself for not buying it at the library donation center!  


Have you read any Lisa See?  I recommend her as well.


And GWTW!  I've read it three times, which is a record for me.  I do like HP as well!  Smiley Happy

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@greeneyedgirl107  I've read JOy Luck and Kitchen God. I haven't read any of the others. Looks like a great list!!

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Oooh, lots of variety there @greeneyedgirl107! Hmmm, maybe we should all suggest a book via PM and then have one selected from our list in a random fashion for each round. If multiple people suggest the same books it’s no big deal, we can recommend other books once the first round of suggestions is exhausted. Shoot, this could go on for as long as we all stick around, and new people could join in at any time, and could see what’s been read and the discussions that followed.

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@LCResz However you all want to do it is fine by me!

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@greeneyedgirl107 Summer sisters by Judy bloom is one of my favorite books!! It would be awesome to discuss with everyone 

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@Kim888 She is good!  I wish she wrote more adult books.  I did read "Forever" a while back - YA but still good!

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I would love to join as well. I used to read constantly, but I've only been reading assigned books for school for the past few years. Most of them were horror and were fairly good, but I'd love to get back into reading different genres. I'm also more down for picking one book at a time and we all read it on our own. My local and my uni libraries lend out ebooks and books so it would be more practical Smiley Happy

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I'm heading for bed, so any new members, I'll add you tomorrow. If you figure out any ways to choose books, please post so we can move forward. I only thought this through as far as collecting members, I often get ahead of myself.

This is kismet! I was literally just thinking about a BIC...

This is kismet! I was literally just thinking about a BIC book club early today. I'm trying to read more in 2018. I'm a very slow reader but I'd love to join in the fun when I can.

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I would love to join as well! 

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Me! I want book friends! 🙋

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I love to read! I would be so happy to participate 😍😊 I’m down for pretty much whatever, anything from Edgar Allan Poe to Leane Moriarty. Has anyone else read Like A Queen by Constance Hall (or follow her on Facebook?)?! 👸🏻 

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I’d like to join too! I do a reading challenge every year and this year fell short of my goal of 50 Smiley Sad this will keep me motivated!


I prefer to read on my eReader and borrow eBooks from the library so thank you for not making mailing a requirement!

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@prettyinpa I am SO in Smiley Wink you know I'm old school so I am one those gals that needs a hardcover.  I'll read anything that isn't horror (but really, I prefer history).  Heart 

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That's one of my favorites from The Awkward Yeti! @ZombieMetroAnt

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They had me at “YETI” @lmi82 😂😂😂

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Lol @ZombieMetroAnt I am a sucker for murder mystery 🤡 Does it come in horror? 

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OH!  Smiley Surprised Not at all @fatimamummy...I love a good murder mystery!! 

I just stay away from books that constructs a story based on fear with the intention to scare people (kinda like, Stephen King - "me no likey" Smiley Indifferent).  

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@ZombieMetroAnt Those books aren’t my cup of tea either.

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Oh I’ve got a great Stephen King book suggestion that is more of a fairy tale than a horror story: The Eyes of the Dragon. It’s a fantasy novel that loosely ties into the Dark Tower universe. Lots of King’s Works are more psychological and fantasy driven than straight up horror. The movie adaptations amp up all the wrong details, I guess because translating the interior monologues of the characters is pretty tough to do on film. 

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