Wednesday, March 21, 2012

calling all readers: join larking's online book club!

Are you in any book clubs? I'm in two at the moment. One, which I've posted about before, is an every-other-month kind of affair that is more focused on yummy breakfast food and camaraderie than a serious discussion about books (this month: The Hunger Games). The other one, which has only met once so far but which I'm really pumped about, is more along the lines of the group in The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society: everybody brings whatever they happen to have been reading and lends it out to anyone who is interested.

But what's one more -- three's a charm, right?

How'd you like to be a part of a very low-commitment book club? Here's my idea: I'm going to start posting my soon-to-read books over on the side of my blog (right now, I'll use my Shelfari bookshelf). That way, if any of them look good to you, you can read along so my book reviews will be a little more meaningful to you.

Additionally, I'm hoping that you'll help me to come up with my future reading list. Tell me what you are reading, or plan to read soon, and I'll try to incorporate as many of your book suggestions as I can (knowing, of course, that there are only so many hours in the day!). That way, you don't have to read anything you're not interested in.

Once a month, I'll try to update you on what I'll be reading so you can join in and follow along. I'll post my reviews on Wednesdays like always. Here's my current list:

just finished -- Death Comes to Pemberley and The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake (reviews coming soon -- if you read fast, you've still got time!)

on my nightstand -- Major Pettigrew's Last Stand; Animal, Vegetable, Miracle; A House and Its Head

Hope you'll join me -- tell me what you're reading next!


  1. Fabulous! Can't wait to join you.

    My recent reads:
    "Great with Child" - per your recommendation - LOVED it!!
    "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks" - she somehow got a non-science person to be fascinated by the topic of cells and the history of cell culture and research - how crazy is that? also highly recommend!
    Pride and Prejudice Board Book (THANK YOU! Our little one's in utero review on my blog is coming soon, now that his/her existence is public!)

    Currently reading:
    "Mountains Beyond Mountains" - on a medical non-fiction kick, it seems!

    On the Docket:
    "Three Maids for a Crown: A Novel of the Grey Sisters"

  2. I'm joining! All the books you are reading - both current and on your nightstand - are books I have been wanting to read! I'm getting on my Kindle tonight :)

  3. Oh my gosh, I LOVED the "Potato Peel Society," as my girl friends and I call it. We all read it as part of our book club. Fantastic. I'm now reading the second book in Game of Thrones and also Love in The Time of Cholera.