Checking In With the CSLJ Book Club

Hello book lovers! Since we are now halfway through the year, I thought this would be a good time to check in with everyone about the CSLJ Book Club and get some feedback about how things are going and what changes, if any, we want to make to the schedule and format.

  1. First things first, are you enjoying the book club? Do you mostly like the books we are reading? And are you having fun?
  2. Do you feel like you have enough time to read the books? Right now, we have five weeks to read each book. Would you like more time / less time?
  3. I am thinking of moving to an every-other-day schedule for our discussion weeks to cut down on the amount of posting everyone has to do and to give us all time to comment and respond to comments. What do you think?
  4. What did you think of the reading list this year? Is there any books (or genre of books) that you would like to see more of?  Do you think we should stick to novels and books or would you be interested in branching out into plays, short stories, and/or poetry?
  5. Do you have any suggestions on how to make the book club more fun?

I would love to hear what you think so please leave a comment.

Also, since we only have four books left on our reading schedule, I’d like to start getting an idea of what books we want to read in 2016. Over the past few months, we have gotten some great book recommendations and I have compiled them into a list, along with a few books that I would be interested in reading. We can definitely add to the list so if anyone has any suggestions, please let me know, but here is the list so far. We have 8 slots to fill so please leave a comment and let me know which books sound interesting to you.

Big Fish: A Novel of Mythic Proportions by Daniel Wallace
Amazon // Goodreads

Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson
Amazon // Goodreads

Dracula by Bram Stoker
Amazon // Goodreads

Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
Amazon // Goodreads

Finn Mac Cool by Morgan Llywelyn (A re-telling of one of Ireland’s most famous myths, I thought this would be good for March and St. Patrick’s Day)
Amazon // Goodreads

The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway
Amazon // Goodreads

American Gods by Neil Gaiman
Amazon // Goodreads

The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
Amazon // Goodreads

An Ideal Husband by Oscar Wilde
Amazon // Goodreads

The Outlaws of Sherwood by Robin McKinley
Amazon // Goodreads

Persuasion by Jane Austen
Amazon // Goodreads

Much Ado About Nothing by William Shakespeare
Amazon // Goodreads

Spoon River Anthology By Edgar Lee Masters
Amazon // Goodreads

Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Bronte
Amazon // Goodreads

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Amazon // Goodreads

The Blue Castle by Lucy Maud Montgomery
Amazon // Goodreads

The Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger
Amazon // Goodreads

The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Amazon // Goodreads

The Handmaid’s Tale by Margret Atwood
Amazon // Goodreads

The Last Unicorn by Peter Beagle
Amazon // Goodreads

The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
Amazon // Goodreads

The Princess Bride by William Goldman
Amazon // Goodreads

The Scarlet Pimpernel by Emmuska Orczy
Amazon // Goodreads

The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson
Amazon // Goodreads

Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys
Amazon // Goodreads

The Woman Warrior by Maxine Hong Kingston
Amazon // Goodreads

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