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    Book & Reader offers its members the chance to take part in a Book of the Month reading group. All books discussed are decided on by the members of the forum via a democratic process: nomination followed by voting. The rules below are subject to change, so please check back regularly.

    Nominating a Book

    Suggestions are generally taken from two months to six weeks prior to the start of discussion. Members are strongly encouraged to include a description of their book along with their nomination.

    On occasion members will be required to suggest books with certain themes. These themes will be chosen by the membership using the same nomination and voting process. On these months members should explain how their book ties into the theme unless it is obvious.

    Any member can suggest a book, however, shameless self promotion will not be tolerated and the suggestion will not be voted on.

    A maximum of ten books will be voted on. If more than ten books are suggested books with more than one nomination will take priority (books with three nominations get priority over books with two etc). The remainder will be put forward in the order they are suggested until the ten voting slots are filled.

    Voting For a Book

    Voting is generally done from six weeks to one month prior to the start of discussion. This will allow members one month to obtain and read the book prior to the start of discussion.

    Discussion of voting will be allowed in the voting thread. However, bullying or promoting will not be tolerated. Members soliciting votes or behaving in an aggressive manner will have their book removed. Said book will not be eligible for nomination for six months. That member will also not be allowed to suggest or second a book for six months. The "three strike policy" does not apply, and depending on the situation and "official warning" may be issued as well.


    Only ONE book will be chosen. Ties will be decided according to the rules set forth below:
    • First book nominated will be the winner.
    • In the case that both books were nominated by the same user, in the same post we will go with the book that has the most seconds.
    • If the tied books have the same number of seconds, we'll go with the first one listed by the user in the nomination post.

    Discussing A Book

    Discussion will generally begin on the first of the month. Any aspect of the chosen book may be discussed. Members are encouraged to use spoiler tags as Book of the Month threads will be moved into the appropriate "Bookshelves" forum at the end of the discussion period. If there is already an existing thread, the two will be combined. Discussion threads will remain open after they are moved so that members may continue to discuss or re-open the discussion later on. Members can always refer to this thread for links to previous Book of the Month choices.

    Previous Books Of The Month

    2002 | 2003 | 2004 | 2005 | 2006 | 2007 | 2008 | 2009 | 2010 | 2011 | 2012
     
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    Book Of The Month: 2003

    The books discussed in 2003 were:

    Jan-2003: The Gunslinger, Stephen King
    Feb-2003: Forge Of God, Greg Bear
    Mar-2003: Life Of Pi, Yann Martel
    Apr-2003: The Bone Collector, Jeffery Deaver
    May-2003: The Bourne Identity, Robert Ludlum
    Jun-2003: Harry Potter And The Goblet Of Fire, J.K. Rowling
    Jul-2003: Dune, Frank Herbert
    Aug-2003: Dune, Frank Herbert
    Sep-2003: Dracula, Bram Stoker
    Oct-2003: Dracula, Bram Stoker
    Nov-2003: A Christmas Carol, Charles Dickens
    Dec-2003: A Christmas Carol, Charles Dickens​
     
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    Book Of The Month: 2004

    The books discussed in 2004 were:

    Jan-2004: Bridget Jones's Diary, Helen Fielding
    Feb-2004: Bridget Jones's Diary, Helen Fielding
    Mar-2004: McCarthy's Bar, Pete McCarthy
    Apr-2004: Good Omens, Terry Pratchett
    May-2004: War And Peace, Leo Tolstoy
    Jun-2004: War And Peace, Leo Tolstoy
    Jul-2004: A Suitable Boy, Vikram Seth
    Aug-2004: A Suitable Boy, Vikram Seth
    Sep-2004: The Three Musketeers, Alexandre Dumas
    Oct-2004: The Hellbound Heart, Clive Barker
    Nov-2004: I Am Legend, Richard Matheson
    Dec-2004: The Catcher In The Rye, J.D. Salinger​
     
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    Book Of The Month: 2005

    The books discussed in 2005 were:

    Jan-2005: Blindness, José Saramago
    Feb-2005: Slaughterhouse Five, Kurt Vonnegut
    Mar-2005: Anna Karenina, Leo Tolstoy
    Apr-2005: I, Lucifer, Glen Duncan
    May-2005: My Sister's Keeper, Jodi Picault
    Jun-2005: John Crowley, Little Big
    Jul-2005: The Mysterious Flame Of Queen Loana, Umberto Eco
    Aug-2005: Harry Potter And The Half-Blood Prince, J.K. Rowling
    Sep-2005: The Pillars Of The Earth, Ken Follett
    Oct-2005: The Shadow Of The Wind, Carlos Ruiz Zafón
    Nov-2005: The Picture Of Dorian Gray, Oscar Wilde
    Dec-2005: Lolita, Vladimir Nabokov​
     
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    Book Of The Month: 2006

    The books discussed in 2006 are:

    Jan-2006: Small Island, Andrea Levy
    Jan-2006: Palindrome Hannah, Michael Bailey
    Feb-2006: The Blind Assassin, Margaret Atwood
    Mar-2006: Never Let Me Go, Kazuo Ishiguro
    Apr-2006: Middlesex, Jeffrey Eugenides
    May-2006: Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell, Susanna Clarke
    Jun-2006: Out, Natsuo Kirino
    Jul-2006: In Cold Blood, Truman Capote
    Aug-2006: The Man In The High Castle, Philip K. Dick
    Sep-2006: The Master And Margarita, Mikhail Bulgakov
    Oct-2006: A Confederacy Of Dunces, John Kennedy Toole
    Nov-2006: (No Book)
    Dec-2006: Perfume, Patrick Süskind

     
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    Currently Reading:
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    Book of the Month: 2009

    The Books Discussed in 2009 were:
    Jan-2009: The Abstinence Teacher, Tom Perrotta
    Feb-2009: The Man Who Was Thursday, G.K. Chesterton
    Mar-2009: The Known World, Edward P. Jones
    Apr-2009: The Trial, Kafka
    May-2009: The Remains of the Day, Kazuo Ishiguro
    Jun-2009: Midnight's Children, Salman Rushdie
    Jul-2009: The Joke, Milan Kundera
    Aug-2009: We Have Always Lived in the Castle, Shirley Jackson
    Sep-2009:The Book Thief, Markus Zusak
    Oct-2009:The Exorcist, Peter Blatty
    Nov-2009: Homer and Langley, E.L. Doctorow
    Dec-2009: VALIS, Philip K. Dick
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    Book of the Month: 2012

    The Books Discussed in 2012 were:

    Jan-2012: The Big Sleep, Raymond Chandler
    Feb-2012: Death on the Nile, Agatha Christie
    Mar-2012: The Hound of the Baskervilles, Arthur Conan Doyle and The Princess Bride, William Goldman
    Apr-2012: Damned, Chuck Palahniuk
    May 2012: Neil Gaiman: Death - The Highest Cost of Living
    June 2012: Keith Richards: Life
    July - October: BOTM on hiatus.
    November 2012: Cynthia Rylant: I had Seen Castles
    December 2012: No BOTM.​
     
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    Book of the Month: 2013

    January 2013: David Baldacci: The Christmas Train
    February 2013: Diana Gabaldon: Outlander
    March 2013: Oscar Wilde: The Happy Prince & Other Stories
    April 2013: Erin Morgenstern: The Night Circus
    May 2013: Kathryn Stockett: The Help
    June 2013: Robert M. Pirsig: Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry into Values
    July 2013: Aldous Huxley: Brave New World
    August 2013: Jane Austen: Pride & Prejudice
    September 2013: Qui Xaolong: Death of a Red Heroine
    October 2013: Adolfo Bioy Casares: The Invention of Morel
    November 2013: Colm Tóibín: The Testament of Mary
    December 2013: Jeff Lindsay: Darkly Dreaming Dexter
     
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