One of the things I really enjoy about Goodreads is getting regular emails about the things my friends are reading. (No offense, LibraryThingers – Goodreads is just what clicked for me.) I’ve also been enjoying the long-form reviews over at letters and sodas. In a recent post, Heather linked to Emily’s Attacking the TBR Tome Challenge – basically, a challenge to pick 20 books off your To Be Read pile or shelf or list and commit to reading them in the next year.
This got me to thinking about our failed attempt at a DC book club and various other virtual book clubs I’ve attempted to organize or participate in – which led me to wonder if a virtual book club where everyone committed to reading something that THEY wanted to read might work better. Here’s roughly how I imagine it working – drawing heavily from Emily’s previously posted challenge:
- 12 months, 12 books from the To Read pile. The pile can be physical or electronic.
- All titles should be ones you already own in your format of choice.
- Your titles are selected in advance, and posted on your blog, Facebook, Goodreads or LibraryThing or your book site of choice, by an arbitrary date to be determined. If you don’t do any of these, email me with your list, and I can include it in a round-up of participants.
- Upon finishing each book, you post a review – long or short. If you don’t blog or do Facebook, etc, find your own way of notifying the world that you’ve just read something and you loved/hated it.
- At the end of 12 months, we rejoice in our shared good fortune.
So who’s with me?