This community is for people who like reading and people who like discussing books. The following are suggestions on how to use this community. There are no rules, per se. Feel free to follow these guildeines:
If you read a book you really liked, or really hated, or just felt strongly about in some way, make a post about it. Make the subject line the title of the book.
If you also read a book that someone has posted about, and would like to post a review of it as well, leave your review as a comment to their original post.
When posting, put any potentially plot-spoiling material under an lj-cut.
If you hear of a book that you'd like to read, either through this community or in the real world, feel free to make a post here to see if there are other people interested in reading the book. From there, you can form your own mini-book-club. You can choose a date on which to meet in person and discuss the book (if geography permits), or you can simply agree to post about the book when you've all finished.
This community was born of the ashes of the CHA Book Club, like a phoenix (Fawkes, perhaps). Below are the books we read as a book club. Feel free to browse our reviews and comment on them if you like:
May '04 -- The Dante Club by Matthew Pearl (Andrew's selection) June '04 -- The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold (Hoter's selection) July '04 -- A Million Little Pieces by James Frey (Cassie's selection) August & September '04 -- American Gods by Neil Gaiman (Andrew's selection) October '04 -- Peter and the Starcatchers by Dave Barry & Ridley Pearson (Hoter's selection) November '04 -- Angels in America by Tony Kushner (Cassie's selection) November '04 -- Lies, and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them by Al Franken (Andrew's Selection) December '04 -- Rest Month. January '05 -- Slammerkin by Emma Donoghue (Cassie's selection) February '05 -- Another Bullshit Night in Suck City by Nick Flynn (Hoter's selection) February '05 -- Smashed: Story of a Drunken Girlhood by Koren Zailckas (Hoter's second try at a selection) March '05 -- The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood. (Cassie's selection) April '05 -- The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho. (Andrew's selection) May '05 -- Rest Month June '05 -- Assassination Vacation by Sarah Vowell. (Alex's selection) July '05 -- Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by J.K. Rowling August '05 -- White Apples by Jonathan Carroll (Cassie's selection) September '05 -- Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury (Andrew's Selection) October '05 -- How to Breathe Underwater, stories by Julie Orringer (Alex's selection) November '05 -- Rest Month December '05 -- "i think we should start fresh in 2006" January '06 -- The Pact by Jodi Picoult (Cassie's selection) February '06 -- The Tender Bar by J. R. Moehringer (Andrew's selection) March '06 -- Fired!: Tales of the Canned, Canceled, Downsized, and Dismissed by Annabelle Gurwitch (Alex's selection)