Thursday, August 21, 2008

Real Life Book Club Picks

Check it out! My Public Library checks out sets of books to book clubs! So for my real-life book club, otherwise known as the Squeaky Clean Book Club, I reserved some titles for the next three months! I'm so excited and hoping that they're good books, and clean so I don't get kicked out. For September, I chose The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon, October's book is Bee Season by Myla Goldberg, and November's is At Home in Mitford by Jan Karon.

I was so thrilled to find out that they carried book club sets. I'm sick of buying someone else's choice because there are never enough copies at the library. The sets have 10 books and include a binder with summary, author information, discussion questions, criticism, reviews and other information. SweeeeeeT! If someone loses a title, you have to replace it or pay $10 - but I'm making them sign a contract so I can give them major crap if they lose one.

So, are you in a real-life book club? Does your library do this kind of thing? Want to read along? Have you read any of these? Are they going to hang me by my toenails for choosing them?


Dancin Queen said...

I love that idea! Wish our library did that!

kay said...

i am in a real life book club. our library does order sets but only for the book clubs at the library.

i have read at home in mitford. love that whole series.

i haven't read the other 2 so i want to read along!

michelle said...

I think it is a great idea! I am curious about the book, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time. I think I'll do a quick search on it. Maybe I'll join you, and read along.

Costa Rica Baby! said...

Oh, Im so in! Love to read! I'm headed to the states and I will get The next few books so I can follow along. I've heard good things about "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night" Are you on

Have fun.

Michelle said...

What a great idea. And very good book choices. However, just to let you know, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time has quite a bit of F-bombs. But it really is a great read and good discussion.