Discussible Choices: What Are You Reading? January 2011

Congratulations to Pamela and The Book Snobs for winning the random drawings for this month’s Discussible Book Choice!

We enjoy hearing from book club members who share with everyone the book choices that made for lively discussions.. Please let us know what about the book contributed to your great discussion – you may win a book-related prize for every member of your reading group!

“Our book club enjoyed discussing Remedies by Kate Ledger.  The author visited our club for the meeting and we talked for almost 3 hours.  The novel elicited many responses about the complexity of the characters, patients dealing with chronic pain, and a marriage in crisis.  This was one of our best meetings of all time. Remedies comes highly recommended for quality discussion material.”

Pamela, The Book Snobs, Chanhassen, MN

More Discussible Book Choices

“We read Remedies by Kate Ledger and loved the discussion that followed.”

Stacy, Mill Pointe Book Club, Burlington, NC

“The group has recently been revitalized and the new members were very gung-ho to read some YA titles. We started with the Hunger Games trilogy which engendered our best discussion ever. At the library we usually go about an hour to an hour and 1/2 and Catching Fire went a full 2 hours. Highly recommend this series for some lively adult book group discussions.”

Stephanie, Goodwin Library Adult Reading Group, Farmington, NH

“We recently read The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot. This book sparked some great conversations -spanning topics from medical research, patient privacy, access to medicine and racism in the south. Our bookclub enjoys the diversity of members that are stay at home moms, doctors and research scientists-and all equally loved the this book .  ”

Geri, Wine and Wisdom, Mystic, CT

“Our group had the most lively discussion about The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks. We discusssed the moral, ethical, racial, and spiritual aspects,as well as what it means for Hopkins, and how it has changed some physicians' treatment of patients.”

Tillie, JHBMC Book Club, Baltimore, MD

“Our group enjoyed Lisa Scottoline's Look Again.  It had mystery, love, hate, and a great plot twist. It made us all rethink throwing out those flyers, "Have you seen me?"”

Arlene, Books And More, Dumfries, VA

The Book Thief was our favorite book in 2010. It was a very unusual story,told in uncertain times with fascinating characters that were very well developed. There were so many stories within the story that prompted much discussion. We just LOVED it!”

Toni, Book Club Divas, Dallas, TX

“We read Making Toast and The Spare Room in the same month.  We had a lively discussion about death, dying, choices.”

Linda, Women's Voices, Norfolk, VA

“One of our favorite discussions was about Pearl by Mary Gordon. This book had so many tough life questions with no obvious answers. Morality issues, life and death issues, human relationship issues all combined to make a very intense and thought provoking session.We enjoyed the book very much.”

Christine, StARS, Brooklyn, NY

The Imperfectionists: A Novel by Tom Rachman helped create one of the best book discussions, because we became so passionate about the characters. The story centers around the staff of a English written newspaper in Rome. Every chapter describes the life of a different staff member. You will either love or loathe their actions, and that makes for a lively discussion. A good read!”

Mary Ann, Great Wines Good Books, Pleasantville, NY