SparkPeople A Book Club Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=10007 Once a month (with some occasional bonus discussions) we select a book to read and discuss. Share what you are reading, find new authors, or just chat! Happy reading and sparking! SparkPeople A Book Club Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/nav_logo_v3.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=10007 Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10007x73917525 My name is Gayle, and I live in Western Kansas where I am the local high school librarian. I spend a lot of time reading Young Adult books, but I also enjoy reading books for my own pleasure. This last year I started liking audiobooks and tend to listen to one as I go for my walk. I am the proud of mom of Ellie, our 24 year old daughter, who just finished her second bachelors degree (and an associates degree) in 6 years. She is excited to begin her job as an ultrasound tech in a neighboring... Sun, 28 Jun 2020 10:33:55 EST Voting for July 2020 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x73868531 Please chose one of the following. If getting items from the library is difficult, a free choice substitute is fine. This thread will close Friday the 26th. <BR> <BR> Thru-Hiking will break your Heart by Carrot Quinn <BR> <BR> Mrs Caldicot's Cabbage War by Vernon Coleman <BR> <BR> Fri, 19 Jun 2020 03:25:07 EST Suggestions for July 2020 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x73820293 Please post any suggestions you have for July in this thread. I'd like to leave this open until June 18th so we can vote on it between the 19th and the 25th. <BR> <BR> Please post a summary and a link to the book on a site like goodreads.com or Amazon.com. <BR> <BR> For easier access for many of our members who use their libraries exclusively, please check the published dates and avoid suggestions that were published after July 1, 2019. Wed, 10 Jun 2020 08:59:21 EST A Land More Kind Than Home ~ June 2020 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x73768134 This is where we can discuss A Land More Kind Than Home by Wiley Cash. Mon, 1 Jun 2020 03:44:56 EST Books read in June 2020 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10007x73763359 This is where we can keep track of the books we read this month and rate them. This is similar to the “what are you reading” thread, but we will include only those books we finish reading in the month. If you start a book the previous month but finish in the current month, it counts for the current month. Please list the title, author, and your rating. You can also add a short review if you’d like. <BR> <BR> Let’s use a 5-star rating system: <BR> <BR> 1 star * Hated it~Not worth your time <... Sun, 31 May 2020 08:57:13 EST Voting for June http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x73693946 Please vote for one of the following: <BR> <BR> Tomorrow, When the War Began by John Marsden <BR> <BR> A Land More Kind Than Home By Wiley Cash <BR> <BR> This thread will be open through May 26th. <BR> Tue, 19 May 2020 03:27:53 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10007x73650138 I love to read. So I was happy to find this page. <BR> Hope you are all doing well Mon, 11 May 2020 12:37:47 EST Suggestions for June http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x73644886 Please post any suggestions you have for June in this thread. I'd like to leave this open until May 18th so we can vote on it between the 19th and the 25th. <BR> <BR> Please post a summary and a link to the book on a site like goodreads.com or Amazon.com. <BR> <BR> For easier access for many of our members who use their libraries exclusively, please check the published dates and avoid suggestions that were published after June 1, 2019. Sun, 10 May 2020 13:36:23 EST May 2020 ~ Alice's Adventures in Wonderland http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x73588292 This is where we can discuss Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll. Fri, 1 May 2020 04:49:05 EST Books Read in May 2020 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10007x73588286 This is where we can keep track of the books we read this month and rate them. This is similar to the “what are you reading” thread, but we will include only those books we finish reading in the month. If you start a book the previous month but finish in the current month, it counts for the current month. Please list the title, author, and your rating. You can also add a short review if you’d like. <BR> <BR> Let’s use a 5-star rating system: <BR> <BR> 1 star * Hated it~Not worth your time <... Fri, 1 May 2020 04:47:36 EST Voting for May 2020 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x73529432 Voting is now open for May’s book selection. Please vote for one of the following: <BR> <BR> WHERE THE CRAWDADS SING by Delia Owens <BR> <BR> For years, rumors of the “Marsh Girl” have haunted Barkley Cove, a quiet town on the North Carolina coast. So in late 1969, when handsome Chase Andrews is found dead, the locals immediately suspect Kya Clark, the so-called Marsh Girl. But Kya is not what they say. Sensitive and intelligent, she has survived for years alone in the marsh that she call... Tue, 21 Apr 2020 03:48:57 EST What should we do about May? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10007x73489766 Looking for ideas about May's book. Do we have another "free choice" month? Do we try to take suggestions and vote? I know my town library will be closed until at least May 4th. Tue, 14 Apr 2020 04:57:06 EST Books Read in April 2020 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10007x73410099 This is where we can keep track of the books we read this month and rate them. This is similar to the “what are you reading” thread, but we will include only those books we finish reading in the month. If you start a book the previous month but finish in the current month, it counts for the current month. Please list the title, author, and your rating. You can also add a short review if you’d like. <BR> <BR> Let’s use a 5-star rating system: <BR> <BR> 1 star * Hated it~Not worth your time <... Tue, 31 Mar 2020 06:01:16 EST April 2020 - Free Choice thread http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x73387067 I'm picking Speaking from Among the Bones by Alan Bradley - Flavia DeLuce #5 because I adore this series and though there is a murder in each book, it's still light-hearted and fun. I need something like that in my life right now and I'm too cynical for a cute story. <BR> <BR> <BR> For later: <BR> I loved it! I hated putting it down. I found myself trying to figure out the mysteries even when I wasn't reading it. I was looking for a diversion and I got it. I was also looking for a book... Fri, 27 Mar 2020 08:35:43 EST Coronovirus and libraries http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10007x73313729 Given the current situation in the world with regards to the virus, some of us might have a tough time getting library books. If that becomes a problem with anyone, we can consider making April a "free choice" month. Fri, 13 Mar 2020 16:54:12 EST Suggestions for April 2020 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x73300356 Please post any suggestions you have for April in this thread. I'd like to leave this open until March 18th so we can vote on it between the 19th and the 25th. <BR> <BR> Please post a summary and a link to the book on a site like goodreads.com or Amazon.com. <BR> <BR> For easier access for many of our members who use their libraries exclusively, please check the published dates and avoid suggestions that were published after April 1, 2019. Wed, 11 Mar 2020 05:30:57 EST The Bad Mothers' Book Club by Keris Stainton -3/20 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x73239164 This is where we will discuss March 2020's book - The Bad Mothers' Book Club by Keris Stainton. Sat, 29 Feb 2020 07:18:46 EST Books Read in March 2020 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10007x73239129 This is where we can keep track of the books we read this month and rate them. This is similar to the “what are you reading” thread, but we will include only those books we finish reading in the month. If you start a book the previous month but finish in the current month, it counts for the current month. Please list the title, author, and your rating. You can also add a short review if you’d like. <BR> <BR> Let’s use a 5-star rating system: <BR> <BR> 1 star * Hated it~Not worth your time... Sat, 29 Feb 2020 07:10:49 EST Voting for March 2020 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x73175865 Voting is now open for March’s book selection. Please vote for one of the following: <BR> <BR> The Shipping News by Annie Proulx <BR> <BR> The Bad Mothers' Book Club by Keris Stainton <BR> <BR> Born A Crime by Trevor Noah <BR> <BR> Voting to remain open through February 25th. Tue, 18 Feb 2020 03:32:48 EST Suggestions for March 2020 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x73127355 Please post any suggestions you have for March in this thread. I'd like to leave this open until February 17th so we can vote on it between the 18th and the 25th. <BR> <BR> Please post a summary and a link to the book on a site like goodreads.com or Amazon.com. <BR> <BR> For easier access for many of our members who use their libraries exclusively, please check the published dates and avoid suggestions that were published after March 1, 2019. Sun, 9 Feb 2020 16:03:25 EST Halsey Street by Naima Coster (Feb. 2020) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x73077594 This is the thread to discuss Halsey Street by Naima Coster. <BR> Sat, 1 Feb 2020 06:48:10 EST Books Read in February 2020 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10007x73077585 This is where we can keep track of the books we read this month and rate them. This is similar to the “what are you reading” thread, but we will include only those books we finish reading in the month. If you start a book the previous month but finish in the current month, it counts for the current month. Please list the title, author, and your rating. You can also add a short review if you’d like. <BR> <BR> Let’s use a 5-star rating system: <BR> <BR> 1 star * Hated it~Not worth your time... Sat, 1 Feb 2020 06:44:50 EST Voting for February 2020 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x72998476 Voting is now open for February’s book selection. Please vote for one of the following: <BR> <BR> <BR> Voting will remain open through January 26th. <BR> <BR> Winter world (The Long Winter Trilogy) by A.G. Riddle <BR> <BR> The Other Woman by Joy Fielding <BR> <BR> The Martian by Andy Weir <BR> <BR> Halsey Street by Naima Coster <BR> <BR> Voting will remain open through January 26th. <BR> Sun, 19 Jan 2020 06:47:24 EST Necessary Lies by Diane Chamberlain - questions http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x72979995 https://www.readinggroupguides.com/reviews<BR>/necessary-lies/guide <BR> <BR> 1. Did the truth about Mr. Gardiner’s involvement with Mary Ella surprise you? If not, at what point did you begin to suspect it? <BR> <BR> 2. Charlotte gives Jane a lot of reasons for why the Eugenics Sterilization Program is a good thing for both individuals and society. What are the reasons she gives and what were your reactions to them? <BR> <BR> 3. Various people throughout the story tell Jane that she is to... Thu, 16 Jan 2020 07:16:38 EST Suggestions for February 2020 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x72945122 Please post any suggestions you have for January in this thread. I'd like to leave this open until January 18th so we can vote on it between the 19th and the 25th. <BR> <BR> Please post a summary and a link to the book on a site like goodreads.com or Amazon.com. <BR> <BR> For easier access for many of our members who use their libraries exclusively, please check the published dates and avoid suggestions that were published after February 1, 2019. Fri, 10 Jan 2020 12:45:16 EST Necessary Lies By Diane Chamberlain (Jan. 2020) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x72887577 This is the thread for discussing Necessary Lies By Diane Chamberlain. Wed, 1 Jan 2020 07:48:38 EST Books read in January 2020 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10007x72881265 This is where we can keep track of the books we read this month and rate them. This is similar to the “what are you reading” thread, but we will include only those books we finish reading in the month. If you start a book the previous month but finish in the current month, it counts for the current month. Please list the title, author, and your rating. You can also add a short review if you’d like. <BR> <BR> Let’s use a 5-star rating system: <BR> <BR> 1 star * Hated it~Not worth your time <... Tue, 31 Dec 2019 04:31:07 EST Voting for January 2020 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x72824926 Voting is now open for January's book selection. Please vote for one of the following: <BR> <BR> Necessary Lies By Diane Chamberlain <BR> <BR> The Snow Queen A Novel by Michael Cunningham <BR> <BR> <BR> Voting will remain open through December 26th. <BR> Thu, 19 Dec 2019 11:06:12 EST Suggestions for January 2020 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x72780431 Please post any suggestions you have for January in this thread. I'd like to leave this open until December 18th so we can vote on it between the 19th and the 25th. <BR> <BR> Please post a summary and a link to the book on a site like goodreads.com or Amazon.com. <BR> <BR> For easier access for many of our members who use their libraries exclusively, please check the published dates and avoid suggestions that were published after January 1, 2019. Tue, 10 Dec 2019 15:12:01 EST Books Read in December 2019 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10007x72760368 This is where we can keep track of the books we read this month and rate them. This is similar to the “what are you reading” thread, but we will include only those books we finish reading in the month. If you start a book the previous month but finish in the current month, it counts for the current month. Please list the title, author, and your rating. You can also add a short review if you’d like. <BR> <BR> Let’s use a 5-star rating system: <BR> <BR> 1 star * Hated it~Not worth your time... Fri, 6 Dec 2019 18:48:19 EST We Are All Welcome Here by Elizabeth Berg http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x72738360 This is the thread for discussing We Are All Welcome Here by Elizabeth Berg Mon, 2 Dec 2019 18:32:19 EST Voting for December 2019 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x72669139 Voting is now open for December's book selection. Please vote for one of the following: <BR> <BR> We Are All Welcome Here by Elizabeth Berg <BR> <BR> The Jazz Files : Poppy Denby investigates by Fiona Veitch Smith <BR> <BR> Voting will remain open through November 26th <BR> Tue, 19 Nov 2019 12:52:31 EST Suggestions for December 2019 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x72619717 Please post any suggestions you have for December in this thread. I'd like to leave this open until November 18th so we can vote on it between the 19th and the 25th. <BR> <BR> Please post a summary and a link to the book on a site like goodreads.com or Amazon.com. <BR> <BR> For easier access for many of our members who use their libraries exclusively, please check the published dates and avoid suggestions that were published after December 1, 2018. Mon, 11 Nov 2019 06:02:29 EST Dreamers of the Day by Mary Doria Russell ~ Nov. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x72559944 This thread is to discuss the November 2019 book selection - Dreamers of the Day by Mary Doria Russell <BR> Fri, 1 Nov 2019 07:47:35 EST Books Read in November 2019 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10007x72559917 This is where we can keep track of the books we read this month and rate them. This is similar to the “what are you reading” thread, but we will include only those books we finish reading in the month. If you start a book the previous month but finish in the current month, it counts for the current month. Please list the title, author, and your rating. You can also add a short review if you’d like. <BR> <BR> Let’s use a 5-star rating system: <BR> <BR> 1 star * Hated it~Not worth your time... Fri, 1 Nov 2019 07:41:25 EST Voting for November's book http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x72478852 Voting is now open for October's book selection. Voting will close on the 25th. Please choose one of the following: <BR> <BR> The Elephant Whisperer by Lawrence Anthony, Graham Spence <BR> Leaving the World by Douglas Kennedy <BR> Dreamers of the Day by Mary Doria Russell <BR> We Are All Welcome Here by Elizabeth Berg <BR> The Orphanmaster: A Novel of Early Manhattan by Jean Zimmerman <BR> Fri, 18 Oct 2019 05:19:12 EST Suggestions for November http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x72431940 Please post any suggestions you have for November in this thread. I'd like to leave this open until October 18th so we can vote on it between the 19th and the 25th. <BR> <BR> Please post a summary and a link to the book on a site like goodreads.com or Amazon.com. <BR> <BR> For easier access for many of our members who use their libraries exclusively, please check the published dates and avoid suggestions that were published after November 1, 2018. Thu, 10 Oct 2019 04:26:02 EST Man's Search For Meaning By Victor E. Frankl ~ Oct http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x72376254 This thread is to discuss the October 2019 book selection - Man's Search For Meaning By Victor E. Frankl. Tue, 1 Oct 2019 03:15:39 EST Books Read in October 2019 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10007x72376250 This is where we can keep track of the books we read this month and rate them. This is similar to the “what are you reading” thread, but we will include only those books we finish reading in the month. If you start a book the previous month but finish in the current month, it counts for the current month. Please list the title, author, and your rating. You can also add a short review if you’d like. <BR> <BR> Let’s use a 5-star rating system: <BR> <BR> 1 star * Hated it~Not worth your time... Tue, 1 Oct 2019 03:13:19 EST Voting for October 2019 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x72309648 Voting is now open for October's book selection. Voting will close on the 25th. Please choose one of the following: <BR> <BR> Man's Search For Meaning By Victor E. Frankl <BR> <BR> The Jazz Files: Poppy Denby investigates by Fiona Veitch Smith <BR> <BR> Cold Sassy Tree by Olive Ann Burns Thu, 19 Sep 2019 03:57:36 EST Suggestions for October 2019 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x72260289 Please post any suggestions you have for October in this thread. I'd like to leave this open until September 18th so we can vote on it between the 19th and the 25th. <BR> <BR> Please post a summary and a link to the book on a site like goodreads.com or Amazon.com. <BR> <BR> For easier access for many of our members who use their libraries exclusively, please check the published dates and avoid suggestions that were published after October 1, 2018. Tue, 10 Sep 2019 03:46:48 EST Books Read in September 2019 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10007x72206754 This is where we can keep track of the books we read this month and rate them. This is similar to the “what are you reading” thread, but we will include only those books we finish reading in the month. If you start a book the previous month but finish in the current month, it counts for the current month. Please list the title, author, and your rating. You can also add a short review if you’d like. <BR> <BR> Let’s use a 5-star rating system: <BR> <BR> 1 star * Hated it~Not worth your time... Sun, 1 Sep 2019 07:21:48 EST Pachinco by Min Jin Lee (September 2019) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x72201015 This is where we can discuss Pachino by Min Jin Lee. Sat, 31 Aug 2019 06:19:23 EST Suggestions for September 2019 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x72084954 Please post any suggestions you have for August in this thread. I'd like to leave this open until August 18th so we can vote on it between the 19th and the 25th. <BR> <BR> Please post a summary and a link to the book on a site like goodreads.com or Amazon.com. <BR> <BR> For easier access for many of our members who use their libraries exclusively, please check the published dates and avoid suggestions that were published after September 1, 2018. Sun, 11 Aug 2019 07:47:03 EST The Alice Network by Kate Quinn (August 2019) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x72024440 This is where we can discuss The Alice Network by Kate Quinn. Wed, 31 Jul 2019 19:43:14 EST Books read in August 2019 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10007x72024435 This is where we can keep track of the books we read this month and rate them. This is similar to the “what are you reading” thread, but we will include only those books we finish reading in the month. If you start a book the previous month but finish in the current month, it counts for the current month. Please list the title, author, and your rating. You can also add a short review if you’d like. <BR> <BR> Let’s use a 5-star rating system: <BR> <BR> 1 star * Hated it~Not worth your time... Wed, 31 Jul 2019 19:42:07 EST Voting for August 2019 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x71948330 Please pick one of the titles listed below. Voting will be open until Saturday July 27th. <BR> <BR> What's Eating Gilbert Grape by Peter Hedges <BR> <BR> Gilbert Grape is a twenty-four-year-old grocery store clerk stuck in Endora, Iowa, where the population is 1,091 and shrinking. After the suicide of Gilbert’s father, his family never fully recovered. Once the town beauty queen, Gilbert’s mother is now morbidly obese and planted eternally in front of the TV; his younger sister has recent... Fri, 19 Jul 2019 05:28:08 EST Suggestions for August 2019 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x71899837 Please post any suggestions you have for August in this thread. I'd like to leave this open until July 18th so we can vote on it between the 19th and the 25th. <BR> <BR> Please post a summary and a link to the book on a site like goodreads.com or Amazon.com. <BR> <BR> For easier access for many of our members who use their libraries exclusively, please check the published dates and avoid suggestions that were published after August 1, 2018. Thu, 11 Jul 2019 07:59:28 EST Books Read in July 2019 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10007x71812954 This is where we can keep track of the books we read this month and rate them. This is similar to the “what are you reading” thread, but we will include only those books we finish reading in the month. If you start a book the previous month but finish in the current month, it counts for the current month. Please list the title, author, and your rating. You can also add a short review if you’d like. <BR> <BR> Let’s use a 5-star rating system: <BR> <BR> 1 star * Hated it~Not worth your time... Thu, 27 Jun 2019 07:56:05 EST Revenge of the Middle-Aged Woman (July 2019) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x71812385 This is the thread for us to discuss Revenge of the Middle-Aged Woman by Elizabeth Buchan. Thu, 27 Jun 2019 06:06:08 EST The Devourers by Indra Das (June 2019) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x71658952 This thread will be to discuss our June 2019 book - The Devourers by Indra Das Sat, 1 Jun 2019 08:28:51 EST Books Read in June 2019 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10007x71658901 This is where we can keep track of the books we read this month and rate them. This is similar to the “what are you reading” thread, but we will include only those books we finish reading in the month. If you start a book the previous month but finish in the current month, it counts for the current month. Please list the title, author, and your rating. You can also add a short review if you’d like. <BR> <BR> Let’s use a 5-star rating system: <BR> <BR> 1 star * Hated it~Not worth your time... Sat, 1 Jun 2019 08:23:07 EST Voting for June http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x71586165 Please pick one of the titles listed below. Voting will be open until Sunday. <BR> <BR> Revenge of the Middle aged woman by Elizabeth Buchan <BR> <BR> Get ready to cheer for Rose Lloyd, a woman of young middle-age who proves that starting over doesn’t have an age limit. After twenty-five years spent juggling husband, career, and kids with admirable success, Rose suddenly finds both her marriage and her career in unexpected ruin. <BR> Forced to begin a new life, she is at first terrified,... Mon, 20 May 2019 03:28:34 EST June suggestion thread http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x71528599 Please post any suggestions you have for June in this thread. I'd like to leave this open until May 18th so we can vote on it between the 19th and the 25th. <BR> <BR> Please post a summary and a link to the book on a site like goodreads.com or Amazon.com. <BR> <BR> For easier access for many of our members who use their libraries exclusively, please check the published dates and avoid suggestions that were published after June 1, 2018. Fri, 10 May 2019 17:36:31 EST Ordinary Grace by William Kent Krueger (May 2019) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x71465684 This thread will be to discuss our May 2019 book - Ordinary Grace by William Kent Krueger. Wed, 1 May 2019 03:35:17 EST Books Read in May 2019 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10007x71465655 This is where we can keep track of the books we read this month and rate them. This is similar to the “what are you reading” thread, but we will include only those books we finish reading in the month. If you start a book the previous month but finish in the current month, it counts for the current month. Please list the title, author, and your rating. You can also add a short review if you’d like. <BR> <BR> Let’s use a 5-star rating system: <BR> <BR> 1 star * Hated it~Not worth your time... Wed, 1 May 2019 03:30:44 EST New Member http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10007x71456439 Hello Everyone <BR> I'm Gigi <em>30</em> real name I read both Paper Back , Kindle (Phone and PC) and Nook. I enjoy Cozy Mystery, Psychological Thriller, Suspense , Heath &amp; Wellness among others. Stephen King, Mary Higgins Clark,Wally Lamb ,Terri Blackstock , Willow Rose , Agatha Frost and Mona Marple are a few of my favorite Author's.I'm currently looking for a different kind of read. Book suggestions are more than welcome. Mon, 29 Apr 2019 17:23:53 EST Voting for May http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x71378791 Voting for the May book is now open. Voting will close at the end of the day on the 25th. Please vote for 1 of the options listed below (description of the books are in the suggested May books thread): <BR> <BR> Ordinary Grace by William Kent Krueger <BR> The Duchess by Daniel Steel <BR> The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane by Lisa See <BR> The Devourers by Indra Das <BR> Time of My Life by Allison Winn Scotch <BR> Deceptions by Judith Michael <BR> The Wednesday Sisters By Meg Waite Clayt... Wed, 17 Apr 2019 08:07:44 EST Suggestions for May 2019 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x71327615 Please post any suggestions you have for May in this thread. I'd like to leave this open until April 17th so we can vote on it between the 18th and the 25th. <BR> <BR> Please post a summary and a link to the book on a site like goodreads.com or Amazon.com. <BR> <BR> For easier access for many of our members who use their libraries exclusively, please check the published dates and avoid suggestions that were published after May 1, 2018. <BR> Tue, 9 Apr 2019 09:36:23 EST Goodreads http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10007x71285297 If any of you are into Goodreads, feel free to friend me. I love that site. <BR> <BR> https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/9170<BR>673-melyssa-r Tue, 2 Apr 2019 14:59:09 EST Sophie’s World by Jostein Gaarder (April 2019) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x71274760 This is the thread to discuss Sophie’s World by Jostein Gaarder Mon, 1 Apr 2019 03:21:52 EST Books Read in April 2019 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10007x71269715 This is where we can keep track of the books we read this month and rate them. This is similar to the “what are you reading” thread, but we will include only those books we finish reading in the month. If you start a book the previous month but finish in the current month, it counts for the current month. Please list the title, author, and your rating. You can also add a short review if you’d like. <BR> <BR> Let’s use a 5-star rating system: <BR> <BR> 1 star * Hated it~Not worth your time... Sun, 31 Mar 2019 08:54:56 EST Voting for April 2019 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x71187449 Please vote for one of the following: <BR> <BR> Sophie’s World by Jostein Gaarder <BR> What Kind of Mother Are You? By Paula Daly <BR> Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers <BR> <BR> Voting will be open through March 25th. <BR> <BR> <BR> Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers <BR> <BR> California’s gold country, 1850. A time when men sold their souls for a bag of gold and women sold their bodies for a place to sleep. Angel expects nothing from men but betrayal. Sold into prostitution as a child... Mon, 18 Mar 2019 03:30:54 EST Suggestions for April 2019 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x71144315 Please post any suggestions you have for March in this thread. I'd like to leave this open until March 17th so we can vote on it between the 18th and the 25th. <BR> <BR> Please post a summary and a link to the book on a site like goodreads.com or Amazon.com. <BR> <BR> For easier access for many of our members who use their libraries exclusively, please check the published dates and avoid suggestions that were published after April 1, 2018. Mon, 11 Mar 2019 03:42:20 EST Still Life with Bread Crumbs by Anna Quindlen http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x71076065 This thread is to discuss the March 2019 book ~ Still Life with Bread Crumbs by Anna Quindlen Thu, 28 Feb 2019 08:34:03 EST Books read in March 2019 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10007x71076056 This is where we can keep track of the books we read this month and rate them. This is similar to the “what are you reading” thread, but we will include only those books we finish reading in the month. If you start a book the previous month but finish in the current month, it counts for the current month. Please list title, author, and your rating. You can also add a short review if you’d like. <BR> <BR> Let’s use a 5-star rating system: <BR> <BR> 1 star * Hated it~Not worth your time <B... Thu, 28 Feb 2019 08:33:15 EST Voting for March 2019 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x71006121 Please vote for one of the following: <BR> <BR> Wonder when you'll miss me by Amanda Davis <BR> <BR> What Alice Forgot By Liane Moriarty <BR> <BR> Still Life with Bread Crumbs by Anna Quindlen <BR> <BR> Castoff: True Adventures and Ordeals of a American family on a French Farm by Jan Murra <BR> <BR> Voting will be open through February 23rd. <BR> Sun, 17 Feb 2019 06:37:54 EST Suggestions for March 2019 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x70952770 Please post any suggestions you have for March in this thread. I'd like to leave this open until February 16th so we can vote on it between the 17th and the 24th. <BR> <BR> Please post a summary and a link to the book on a site like goodreads.com or Amazon.com. <BR> <BR> For easier access for many of our members who use their libraries exclusively, please check the published dates and avoid suggestions that were published after March 1, 2018. <BR> Fri, 8 Feb 2019 12:43:10 EST Books Read in February 2019 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10007x70903083 This is where we can keep track of the books we read this month and rate them. This is similar to the “what are you reading” thread, but we will include only those books we finish reading in the month. If you start a book the previous month but finish in the current month, it counts for the current month. Please list title, author, and your rating. You can also add a short review if you’d like. <BR> <BR> Let’s use a 5-star rating system: <BR> <BR> 1 star * Hated it~Not worth your time <B... Thu, 31 Jan 2019 19:24:48 EST The Couple Next Door (February 2019) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x70885538 This is the thread to discuss February's book, The Couple Next Door by Shari Lapena Tue, 29 Jan 2019 05:30:11 EST Voting for February 2019 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x70811326 Please vote for one of the following of the choices listed below. Voting will be open through the 25th. <BR> <BR> Bitter Spirits by Jenn Bennett <BR> <BR> Aida Palmer performs a spirit medium show onstage at Chinatown's illustrious Gris-Gris speakeasy. However, her ability to summon (and expel) the dead is more than just an act. Winter Magnusson is a notorious bootlegger who's more comfortable with guns than ghosts. Unfortunately for him, he's the recent target of a malevolent hex that re... Thu, 17 Jan 2019 17:24:36 EST Suggestions for February 2019 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x70749384 Please post any suggestions you have for February in this thread. I'd like to leave this open until January 16th so we can vote on it between the 17th and the 24th. <BR> <BR> Please post a summary and a link to the book on a site like goodreads.com or Amazon.com. <BR> <BR> For easier access for many of our members who use their libraries exclusively, please check the published dates and avoid suggestions that were published after February 1, 2018. Tue, 8 Jan 2019 13:41:22 EST 2019 To Be Read Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24283x10007x70690881 We all have that stack of books or a list of titles that have been hanging around forever. For this challenge, make a list of 15 books (1 for each month plus 3 alternates for those unreadable) that you commit to reading this year. The only rule is that it must have been on your TBR list for more than 1 year so it should be published prior to December 31, 2017. <BR> <BR> Will you make it through your list this year? Maybe you will make it through 3! <BR> <BR> 1. <BR> 2. <BR> 3. <BR> 4. ... Mon, 31 Dec 2018 06:54:58 EST Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi (Jan. 2019) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x70690753 This is the thread to discuss Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi. Mon, 31 Dec 2018 06:30:12 EST Books Read January 2019 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10007x70690742 This is where we can keep track of the books we read this month and rate them. This is similar to the “what are you reading” thread, but we will include only those books we finish reading in the month. If you start a book the previous month but finish in the current month, it counts for the current month. Please list title, author, and your rating. You can also add a short review if you’d like. <BR> <BR> Let’s use a 5-star rating system: <BR> <BR> 1 star * Hated it~Not worth your time <B... Mon, 31 Dec 2018 06:27:50 EST Voting for January 2019 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x70653722 Voting will be open through Saturday. Please choose from 1 of the following: <BR> <BR> Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi <BR> <BR> Two half-sisters, Effia and Esi, are born into different villages in eighteenth-century Ghana. Effia is married off to an Englishman and lives in comfort in the palatial rooms of Cape Coast Castle. Unbeknownst to Effia, her sister, Esi, is imprisoned beneath her in the castle's dungeons, sold with thousands of others into the Gold Coast's booming slave trade, and shippe... Mon, 24 Dec 2018 06:28:12 EST Excited to find this team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10007x70648642 Hello I am Michelle from Oregon. I love to escape into a good book. I work as a counselor at a crises center and with my hours getting to a book club in person just doesn't work. I enjoy my alone times with my reading hobby. I look forward to reading with you Sun, 23 Dec 2018 00:39:16 EST Recommendations for January 2019! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x70602902 This thread is for recommendations for our January book. I'd like to leave it open until the end of Friday, the 21st of December so voting can run from the 22nd-28th. <BR> <BR> Books previously read are listed in the previously read books thread. Please stay away from anything published in the last year or anything about to become a movie or tv show as it makes it harder for those of us who use the library to get copies. Fri, 14 Dec 2018 08:50:26 EST Waiting by Ha Jin http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x70520805 This is where we will discuss December's book - Waiting by Ha Jin. Sat, 1 Dec 2018 06:56:51 EST Books read in December of 2018 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10007x70520794 This is where we can keep track of books we read this month and rate them. This is similar to the “what are you reading” thread, but we will include only those books we finish reading in the month. If you start a book the previous month, but finish in the current month, it counts for the current month. Please list title, author, and your rating. You can also add a short review if you’d like. <BR> <BR> Let’s use a 5-star rating system: <BR> <BR> 1 star * Hated it~Not worth your time <BR> ... Sat, 1 Dec 2018 06:53:36 EST Voting for December 2018 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x70451374 Please choose one of the following books: <BR> <BR> The Clan of the Cave Bear by Jean M. Auel <BR> <BR> or <BR> <BR> Waiting by Ha Jin <BR> <BR> Voting will close at the end of the day on Saturday, November 24th. Sun, 18 Nov 2018 14:45:55 EST 2019 Popsugar Reading Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24283x10007x70429461 1. A book becoming a movie in 2019 <BR> 2. A book that makes you nostalgic <BR> 3. A book written by a musician (fiction or nonfiction) <BR> 4. A book you think should be turned into a movie <BR> 5. A book with at least one million ratings on Goodreads <BR> 6. A book with a plant in the title or on the cover <BR> 7. A reread of a favorite book <BR> 8. A book about a hobby <BR> 9. A book you meant to read in 2018 <BR> 10. A book with POP, SUGAR, or CHALLENGE in the title <BR> 11. A book with a... Wed, 14 Nov 2018 13:30:42 EST December 2018 suggestions http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x70410263 Please post any suggestions you have for December in this thread. <BR> <BR> Please post a summary and a link to the book on a site like goodreads.com or Amazon.com. <BR> <BR> For easier access for many of our members who use their libraries exclusively, please check the published dates and avoid suggestions that were published after December 1, 2017. Sun, 11 Nov 2018 07:34:53 EST Books Read November 2018 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10007x70354634 This is where we can keep track of books we read this month and rate them. This is similar to the “what are you reading” thread, but we will include only those books we finish reading in the month. If you start a book the previous month, but finish in the current month, it counts for the current month. Please list title, author, and your rating. You can also add a short review if you’d like. <BR> <BR> Let’s use a 5-star rating system: <BR> <BR> 1 star * Hated it~Not worth your time <BR> ... Thu, 1 Nov 2018 15:09:13 EST November 2018 ~ Spaceman: An Astronaut's Unlikely http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x70316538 This is where we will discuss November's book - Spaceman: An Astronaut's Unlikely Journey to Unlock the Secrets of the Universe by Mike Massimino. <BR> Fri, 26 Oct 2018 08:42:24 EST Let’s Vote – November 2018 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x70275213 Voting will close early on the 26th to give people time to request from the library or purchase. <BR> <BR> Please vote for one of the following: <BR> <BR> Our Town by Thornton Wilder <BR> <BR> Kevin And I In India by Frank Kusy <BR> <BR> Sergei and Hans by Dennis Santaniello <BR> <BR> Spaceman: An Astronaut's Unlikely Journey to Unlock the Secrets of the Universe by Mike Massimino <BR> <BR> Steppenwolf by Hermann Hesse <BR> <BR> Fri, 19 Oct 2018 05:05:41 EST November 2018 suggestions http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x70222740 Please post any suggestions you have for November in this thread. <BR> <BR> Please post a summary and a link to the book on a site like goodreads.com or Amazon.com. <BR> <BR> For easier access for many of our members who use their libraries exclusively, please check the published dates and avoid suggestions that were published after November 1, 2017. <BR> Wed, 10 Oct 2018 07:18:02 EST Books Read in October 2018 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10007x70163646 This is where we can keep track of books we read this month and rate them. This is similar to the “what are you reading” thread, but we will include only those books we finish reading in the month. If you start a book the previous month, but finish in the current month, it counts for the current month. Please list title, author, and your rating. You can also add a short review if you’d like. <BR> <BR> Let’s use a 5-star rating system: <BR> <BR> 1 star * Hated it~Not worth your time <BR> ... Sun, 30 Sep 2018 07:54:51 EST 600 Hours of Edward by Craig Lancaster (Oct. '18) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x70152965 This is the thread to discuss 600 Hours of Edward by Craig Lancaster. Fri, 28 Sep 2018 03:36:58 EST Let’s Vote – October 2018 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x70116190 Voting will close September 27th. Please choose one of the following: <BR> <BR> 600 Hours of Edward by Craig Lancaster <BR> <BR> The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware <BR> <BR> Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes Fri, 21 Sep 2018 07:04:58 EST October 2018 suggested books thread http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x70069623 <BR> Please post any suggestions you have for October in this thread. <BR> <BR> Please post a summary and a link to the book on a site like goodreads.com or Amazon.com. <BR> <BR> For easier access for many of our members who use their libraries exclusively, please check the published dates and avoid suggestions that were published after October 1, 2017. Wed, 12 Sep 2018 10:37:18 EST Books Read in September 2018 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10007x69999756 This is where we can keep track of books we read this month and rate them. This is similar to the “what are you reading” thread, but we will include only those books we finish reading in the month. If you start a book the previous month, but finish in the current month, it counts for the current month. Please list title, author, and your rating. You can also add a short review if you’d like. <BR> <BR> Let’s use a 5-star rating system: <BR> <BR> 1 star * Hated it~Not worth your time <BR> ... Sat, 1 Sep 2018 07:41:38 EST The 39 Steps by John Buchan (September 2018) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x69962462 This is the thread for discussing The 39 Steps. Sun, 26 Aug 2018 07:44:05 EST Voting for September 2018 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x69913701 Please vote for 1 from the following: <BR> <BR> Bitter Spirits (Roaring Twenties #1) by Jenn Bennett <BR> The 39 Steps by John Buchan <BR> <BR> <BR> Voting will close at the end of the day on Sunday, August 26th. <BR> <BR> Bitter Spirits (Roaring Twenties #1) by Jenn Bennett <BR> <BR> It’s the roaring twenties, and San Francisco is a hotbed of illegal boozing, raw lust, and black magic. The fog-covered Bay Area can be an intoxicating scene, particularly when you specialize in spirits… ... Sat, 18 Aug 2018 07:35:40 EST September 2018 suggestions http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x69802774 Please post any suggestions you have for September in this thread. <BR> <BR> Please post a summary and a link to the book on a site like goodreads.com or Amazon.com. <BR> <BR> For easier access for many of our members who use their libraries exclusively, please check the published dates and avoid suggestions that were published after September 1, 2017. Tue, 7 Aug 2018 05:31:27 EST August catch-up/free read http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x69768178 What are you reading this month? Are you catching up on a prior monthly selection or have you been holding off reading something until you had time? Share your review here. Wed, 1 Aug 2018 05:03:26 EST August 2018 - audio book reviews/reco ommendations http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x69768175 Share your review of audio books here. Love a narrator's presentation? Love the story, but loathe the presentation? Tell us what you think - the narrators to look for or those to avoid. Wed, 1 Aug 2018 05:01:31 EST Books Read in August 2018 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10007x69766286 This is where we can keep track of books we read this month and rate them. This is similar to the “what are you reading” thread, but we will include only those books we finish reading in the month. If you start a book the previous month, but finish in the current month, it counts for the current month. Please list title, author, and your rating. You can also add a short review if you’d like. <BR> <BR> Let’s use a 5-star rating system: <BR> <BR> 1 star * Hated it~Not worth your time <BR> ... Tue, 31 Jul 2018 20:19:42 EST Books Read in July 2018 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10007x69319726 <BR> This is where we can keep track of books we read this month and rate them. This is similar to the “what are you reading” thread, but we will include only those books we finish reading in the month. If you start a book the previous month, but finish in the current month, it counts for the current month. Please list title, author, and your rating. You can also add a short review if you’d like. <BR> <BR> Let’s use a 5 star rating system: <BR> <BR> 1 star * Hated it~Not worth your time ... Thu, 28 Jun 2018 03:07:11 EST Vote for what to do for August http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10007x69184087 Which would you choose to do for the month of August? <BR> <BR> 1) Continue as we usually do with a suggestion thread, a voting thread, and having one book for the group <BR> <BR> or <BR> <BR> 2) Use the month as a catch-up month or to pick something in particular for yourself, still having a thread for August to share what was picked and how it was Wed, 6 Jun 2018 05:28:48 EST The Giver by Lois Lowry (June/July 2018) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x69160792 This is the thread for discussing The Giver. Sat, 2 Jun 2018 08:38:28 EST Ragtime by E. L. Doctorow (June/July 2018) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x69160785 This is the thread for discussing Ragtime. Sat, 2 Jun 2018 08:35:56 EST Books Read in June 2018 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10007x69154190 <BR> This is where we can keep track of books we read this month and rate them. This is similar to the “what are you reading” thread, but we will include only those books we finish reading in the month. If you start a book the previous month, but finish in the current month, it counts for the current month. Please list title, author, and your rating. You can also add a short review if you’d like. <BR> <BR> Let’s use a 5 star rating system: <BR> <BR> 1 star * Hated it~Not worth your time ... Fri, 1 Jun 2018 03:16:56 EST Let's vote for June 2018 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x69090196 Please vote for 2 from the following: <BR> <BR> The Giver by Lois Lowry <BR> The Power of One (The Power of One #1) by Bryce Courtenay <BR> Ragtime by E. L. Doctorow <BR> <BR> Voting will close at the end of the day on Sunday, May 27th. <BR> <BR> Mon, 21 May 2018 09:21:04 EST Suggestions for June 2018 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x69034440 Please post any suggestions you have for June in this thread. <BR> <BR> Please post a summary and a link to the book on a site like goodreads.com or Amazon.com. <BR> <BR> For easier access for many of our members who use their libraries exclusively, please check the published dates and avoid suggestions that were published after June 1, 2017. Fri, 11 May 2018 07:27:19 EST Books read in May 2018 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10007x68971548 <BR> This is where we can keep track of books we read this month and rate them. This is similar to the “what are you reading” thread, but we will include only those books we finish reading in the month. If you start a book the previous month, but finish in the current month, it counts for the current month. Please list title, author, and your rating. You can also add a short review if you’d like. <BR> <BR> Let’s use a 5 star rating system: <BR> <BR> 1 star * Hated it~Not worth your time ... Mon, 30 Apr 2018 19:12:47 EST How to Wash a Cat by Rebecca M. Hale (May 2018) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x68950826 This is the thread to discuss How to Wash a Cat by Rebecca M. Hale. Fri, 27 Apr 2018 08:06:57 EST Let's vote for our May book! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x68902371 Please vote for 2 from the following: <BR> <BR> The Hideaway by Lauren K. Denton <BR> How to Wash a Cat by Rebecca M. Hale <BR> The Girl Who Chased the Moon by Sarah Addison Allen <BR> Wed, 18 Apr 2018 16:40:19 EST Suggestions for May 2018 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x68838340 Please post any suggestions you have for May in this thread. <BR> <BR> Please post a summary and a link to the book on a site like goodreads.com or Amazon.com. <BR> <BR> For easier access for many of our members who use their libraries exclusively, please check the published dates and avoid suggestions that were published after May 1, 2017. Sun, 8 Apr 2018 06:58:42 EST The Snow Child: A Novel by Eowyn Ivey (April) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x68794220 This is the thread to discuss The Snow Child: A Novel by Eowyn Ivey. Sun, 1 Apr 2018 12:33:36 EST April 2018 tie breaker vote http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x68786726 Speed round voting to close at noon EST on April 1st. Please pick one of the following: <BR> <BR> How to Wash a Cat by Rebecca M. Hale <BR> The Snow Child: A Novel by Eowyn Ivey <BR> The Girl Who Chased the Moon by Sarah Addison Allen Sat, 31 Mar 2018 06:44:29 EST Books Read in April 2018 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10007x68786700 This is where we can keep track of books we read this month and rate them. This is similar to the “what are you reading” thread, but we will include only those books we finish reading in the month. If you start a book the previous month, but finish in the current month, it counts for the current month. Please list title, author and your rating. You can also add a short review if you’d like. <BR> <BR> Let’s use a 5 star rating system: <BR> <BR> 1 star * Hated it~Not worth your time <BR> 2... Sat, 31 Mar 2018 06:37:46 EST Let's vote for April 2018 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x68756616 Please vote for 2 from the following: <BR> <BR> The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time by Mark Haddon <BR> How to Wash a Cat by Rebecca M. Hale <BR> Hear the Children Calling by Claire McNally <BR> The Snow Child: A Novel by Eowyn Ivey <BR> Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead by Tom Stoppard <BR> The Girl Who Chased the Moon by Sarah Addison Allen <BR> Mon, 26 Mar 2018 06:25:04 EST Suggestions for April 2018 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x68690407 Please post any suggestions you have for April in this thread. <BR> <BR> Please post a summary and a link to the book on a site like goodreads.com or Amazon.com. <BR> <BR> For easier access for many of our members who use their libraries exclusively, please check the published dates and avoid suggestions that were published after April 1, 2017. Thu, 15 Mar 2018 11:01:40 EST (March) The Secret Keeper by Kate Morton http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x68599372 This is where we can talk about the book, The Secret Keeper by Kate Morton. Thu, 1 Mar 2018 05:21:11 EST March read H is for Hawk by Helen Macdonald http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x68599369 This is where we can discuss the book, H is for Hawk by Helen Macdonald . Thu, 1 Mar 2018 05:20:04 EST Books read in March 2018 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10007x68597520 This is where we can keep track of books we read this month and rate them. This is similar to the “what are you reading” thread, but we will include only those books we finish reading in the month. If you start a book the previous month, but finish in the current month, it counts for the current month. Please list title, author and your rating. You can also add a short review if you’d like. <BR> <BR> Let’s use a 5 star rating system: <BR> <BR> 1 star * Hated it~Not worth your time <BR> 2... Wed, 28 Feb 2018 20:00:25 EST Reading for work http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10007x68537245 I'm reading a book for work called, "The Ultimate Sales Machine." It's actually interesting and gives me a lot of ideas for how to improve our company. I'm just a marketing coordinator, but I feel myself improving just a bit by reading it. <BR> <BR> Does anyone else have books they've read to help with their job? Mon, 19 Feb 2018 13:59:55 EST Let's Vote March 2018 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x68510453 Please vote for 2 from the following: <BR> <BR> Cultural Amnesia: Necessary Memories from History and the Arts by Clive James <BR> H is for Hawk by Helen Macdonald <BR> The Secret Keeper by Kate Morton <BR> Playground: A Childhood lost inside the Playboy mansion by Jennifer Saginor Thu, 15 Feb 2018 11:32:58 EST Suggestions for March 2018 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x68480856 Please post any suggestions you have for March in this thread. <BR> <BR> Please post a summary and a link to the book on a site like goodreads.com or Amazon.com. <BR> <BR> For easier access for many of our members who use their libraries exclusively, please check the published dates and avoid suggestions that were published after March 1, 2017. <BR> <BR> Sat, 10 Feb 2018 23:58:40 EST Books Read in February 2018 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10007x68415773 This is where we can keep track of books we read this month and rate them. This is similar to the “what are you reading” thread, but we will include only those books we finish reading in the month. If you start a book the previous month, but finish in the current month, it counts for the current month. Please list title, author and your rating. You can also add a short review if you’d like. <BR> <BR> Let’s use a 5 star rating system: <BR> <BR> 1 star * Hated it~Not worth your time <BR> 2... Thu, 1 Feb 2018 04:10:16 EST Feb. 2018 - The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x68395771 This is where we can discuss the book for February 2018 - The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Annie Barrows and Mary Ann Shaffer. Mon, 29 Jan 2018 03:02:31 EST Let’s Vote – February 2018 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x68371211 The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Annie Barrows and Mary Ann Shaffer <BR> <BR> Raven Black (Shetland Island #1) by Ann Cleeves <BR> <BR> Over Sea, Under Stone (The Dark Is Rising #1) by Susan Cooper <BR> <BR> The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing (Magic Cleaning #1) by Marie Kondo <BR> <BR> Please pick 2 choices. Voting will close Monday January 29th. Thu, 25 Jan 2018 09:09:29 EST The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x68342678 I've just begun this book, but I think it's a winner. You have to buy into it, but it's about transforming your life and starting with keeping your home environment filled with things that bring you joy. <BR> <BR> Today, I filled two giant garbage bags with shirts and sweaters, and instead of feeling exhausted I felt energized. <BR> <BR> Has anyone else read this? Did it help in other areas of your life? Sun, 21 Jan 2018 00:43:54 EST Suggestions for Feb 2018 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x68288527 Please post any suggestions for the February discussion here. <BR> <BR> If possible please post a link to the book on goodreads.com or another website with a summary. <BR> <BR> Please remember that we do not discuss new releases to allow better access for the members that use their library exclusively. <BR> <BR> Please limit suggestions to books published prior to February 1, 2017 and if the book has won an award or is coming out as a movie/tv show, please limit suggestions to books that... Sat, 13 Jan 2018 01:40:42 EST January 2018 Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichi http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x68210954 This is where we can discuss the reading selection for January 2018. Tue, 2 Jan 2018 06:15:15 EST 2018 To Be Read Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24283x10007x68198874 We all have that stack of books or list of titles that has been hanging around forever. For this challenge, make a list of 15 books (1 for each month plus 3 alternates for those unreadables) that you commit to reading this year. The only rule is that it must have been on your TBR list for more than 1 year so it should be published prior to December 31, 2016. <BR> <BR> Will you make it through your list this year? Maybe you will make it through 3! <BR> <BR> 1. <BR> 2. <BR> 3. <BR> 4. <... Sun, 31 Dec 2017 12:52:43 EST Books read in January 2018 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10007x68193936 This is where we can keep track of books we read this month and rate them. This is similar to the “what are you reading” thread, but we will include only those books we finish reading in the month. If you start a book the previous month, but finish in the current month, it counts for the current month. Please list title, author and your rating. You can also add a short review if you’d like. <BR> <BR> Let’s use a 5 star rating system: <BR> <BR> 1 star * Hated it~Not worth your time <BR> 2... Sat, 30 Dec 2017 19:01:30 EST Let's Vote - January 2018 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x68169841 Please vote for 2 of the following suggestions: <BR> <BR> Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie <BR> Voodoo Lounge: A Novel by Christian Bauman <BR> The Kashmir Shawl by Rosie Thomas <BR> Ostrich by Matt Greene <BR> Headhunters on My Doorstep: A True Treasure Island Ghost Story by J. Maarten Troost <BR> 22 Britannia Road - Amanda Hodgkinson <BR> The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao - Junot Diaz <BR> <BR> Tue, 26 Dec 2017 19:38:33 EST Suggestions for January http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x68137737 Please post any suggestions forJanuary in this thread. Please include a link and short summary for the book. <BR> <BR> Please remember that we do not discuss new releases so limit suggestions to books published prior to 1/1/2017 and if coming out as a movie or has won a reward please limit to books published prior to 06/01/2016. Wed, 20 Dec 2017 12:30:55 EST Books read in December 2017 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10007x68018352 This is where we can keep track of books we read this month and rate them. This is similar to the “what are you reading” thread, but we will include only those books we finish reading in the month. If you start a book the previous month, but finish in the current month, it counts for the current month. Please list title, author and your rating. You can also add a short review if you’d like. <BR> <BR> Let’s use a 5 star rating system: <BR> <BR> 1 star * Hated it~Not worth your time <BR> 2... Thu, 30 Nov 2017 06:22:05 EST Water from my Heart by Charles Martin Dec 2017 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x67955200 Please post all comments and questions about Charles Martin's Water from my Heart in this thread. <BR> <BR> Sun, 19 Nov 2017 16:07:16 EST Let's Vote December http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x67900272 Please vote for 2 from the following choices: <BR> <BR> The Red Garden by Alice Hoffman <BR> Water from My Heart by Charles Martin <BR> An Idiot Girl's Christmas: True Tales from the Top of the Naughty List <BR> by Laurie Notaro <BR> Blue Christmas" by Mary Kay Andrews Sat, 11 Nov 2017 06:05:47 EST Suggestions for December http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x67862321 Please post any suggestions for December in this thread. Please include a link and short summary for the book. <BR> <BR> Please remember that we do not discuss new releases so limit suggestions to books published prior to 12/1/2016 and if coming out as a movie or has won a reward please limit to books published prior to 06/01/2016. <BR> <BR> Sun, 5 Nov 2017 17:17:10 EST 2018 Popsugar Reading Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24283x10007x67845893 2018 Popsugar Reading Challenge <BR> <BR> 1. A book made into a movie you've already seen <BR> 2. True Crime <BR> 3. The next book in a series you started <BR> 4. A book involving a heist <BR> 5. Nordic noir <BR> 6. A novel based on a real person <BR> 7. A book set in a country that fascinates you <BR> 8. A book with a time of day in the title <BR> 9. A book about a villain or antihero <BR> 10. A book about death or grief <BR> 11. A book with a female author who uses a male pseudonym <BR> 12... Fri, 3 Nov 2017 09:40:25 EST Books read in November http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10007x67823283 This is where we can keep track of books we read this month and rate them. This is similar to the “what are you reading” thread, but we will include only those books we finish reading in the month. If you start a book the previous month, but finish in the current month, it counts for the current month. Please list title, author and your rating. You can also add a short review if you’d like. <BR> <BR> Let’s use a 5 star rating system: <BR> <BR> 1 star * Hated it~Not worth your time <BR> 2... Tue, 31 Oct 2017 05:27:47 EST Nov 2017 The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x67787703 Please place all comments/questions for The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend by Katarina Bivald in this thread. Wed, 25 Oct 2017 13:57:53 EST Let's Vote Novemeber 2017 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x67745935 Please vote for 2 of the following <BR> <BR> The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend by Katarina Bivald <BR> The Woodlanders by Thomas Hardy <BR> Foundation (Foundation #1) by Isaac Asimov <BR> Water from My Heart by Charles Martin Wed, 18 Oct 2017 21:10:23 EST Suggestions for November http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x67630406 Trying to get back to closer to a full month ahead for the voting :) <BR> <BR> Please place any suggestions you may have for November's book in this thread. If possible, please include a link to a site like goodreads.com with a summary of the book. <BR> <BR> Please remember we do not discussion new releases - please limit book suggestions to those published prior to November 2016 unless coming out as a movie/tv show and/or is nominated/won an award. Please limit those suggestions to books ... Sat, 30 Sep 2017 13:43:19 EST Oct 2017 - The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x67630351 Please place all comments and questions for The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman in this thread. Sat, 30 Sep 2017 13:30:21 EST Books read in October 2017 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10007x67629038 This is where we can keep track of books we read this month and rate them. This is similar to the “what are you reading” thread, but we will include only those books we finish reading in the month. If you start a book the previous month, but finish in the current month, it counts for the current month. Please list title, author and your rating. You can also add a short review if you’d like. <BR> <BR> Let’s use a 5 star rating system: <BR> <BR> 1 star * Hated it~Not worth your time <BR> 2... Sat, 30 Sep 2017 09:40:18 EST Let's Vote October 2017 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x67549663 Please vote for 2 from the following: <BR> <BR> The Widow's War by Sally Cabot Gunning <BR> A Place to Call Home by Deborah Smith <BR> The Red Garden by Alice Hoffman <BR> The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman <BR> The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson <BR> Phantom Evil (Krewe of Hunters #1) by Heather Graham <BR> <BR> Voting will be open until around noon CST 9/23 Sun, 17 Sep 2017 00:47:42 EST Suggestions for October 2017 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x67472705 Hi All - <BR> <BR> Please post any suggestions that you have for October's book in this thread. Please remember we do not discuss new releases. Please make sure that the publication date of the book you are suggesting is before 10/1/2016. If it has won an award or is coming out as a movie/tv show, please limit to published prior to 04/01/2016 to help assist with access for members that exclusively use their library. <BR> <BR> Please post the title, author, and a brief summary of the book... Mon, 4 Sep 2017 02:09:52 EST Books Read in September 2017 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10007x67449297 This is where we can keep track of books we read this month and rate them. This is similar to the “what are you reading” thread, but we will include only those books we finish reading in the month. If you start a book the previous month, but finish in the current month, it counts for the current month. Please list title, author and your rating. You can also add a short review if you’d like. <BR> <BR> Let’s use a 5 star rating system: <BR> <BR> 1 star * Hated it~Not worth your time <BR> 2... Thu, 31 Aug 2017 07:16:31 EST Kindle addict http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10007x67401481 I read all the time. I have tried to find local book clubs in southern Oregon. Haven't been able to find one. Always looking for other books to try. I look forward to being a part of your book club Tue, 22 Aug 2017 23:26:42 EST Sept 2017 Sleep Towards Heaven by Amanda Eyre Ward http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x67325122 Please post all of your comments and thoughts on Sleep Towards Heaven by Amanda Eyre Ward in this thread. Wed, 9 Aug 2017 21:32:59 EST Books read in August 2017 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10007x67266565 <BR> This is where we can keep track of books we read this month and rate them. This is similar to the “what are you reading” thread, but we will include only those books we finish reading in the month. If you start a book the previous month, but finish in the current month, it counts for the current month. Please list title, author and your rating. You can also add a short review if you’d like. <BR> <BR> Let’s use a 5 star rating system: <BR> <BR> 1 star * Hated it~Not worth your time ... Mon, 31 Jul 2017 08:27:06 EST Let's Vote September 2017 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x67241193 Please vote for 2 of the following: <BR> <BR> Last Man Off: A True Story of Disaster and Survival on the Antarctic Seas by Matt Lewis <BR> Sleep Towards Heaven by Amanda Eyre Ward <BR> Doll Baby by Laura Lane McNeal <BR> The City &amp; The City by China Mieville <BR> <BR> Wed, 26 Jul 2017 23:03:32 EST Buffalo Calf Road Woman: The Story Of A Warrior Of http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x67197655 Winner of the Western Heritage Award for "Outstanding Western Novel" 2005 <BR> <BR> As the Cheyenne fought that June day in 1876, warrior Comes in Sight faced grave danger. His horse had been shot out from under him, and he was left stranded on the battlefield. Suddenly, a rider galloped through enemy fire, pulled Comes in Sight onto the back of her horse, and spirited him to safety. It was Buffalo Calf Road Woman—the warrior’s own sister. While white men refer to this clash as the Battle of... Wed, 19 Jul 2017 13:19:14 EST Suggestions for September 2017 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x67194453 Please list any suggestions you have for September's book discussion in this thread. <BR> Please include a brief summary and a link to a website such as goodreads.com or Amazon.com. <BR> <BR> Please keep in mind that we do not discuss new releases. The publication date for the book you are suggesting should be at least prior to 9/1/2016 unless it is coming out as a movie, tv show or has won recent awards - then the publication date should be prior to 3/1/2016. <BR> <BR> Please disclose if ... Tue, 18 Jul 2017 23:47:14 EST Books read in July 2017 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10007x67073980 This is where we can keep track of books we read this month and rate them. This is similar to the “what are you reading” thread, but we will include only those books we finish reading in the month. If you start a book the previous month, but finish in the current month, it counts for the current month. Please list title, author and your rating. You can also add a short review if you’d like. <BR> <BR> Let’s use a 5 star rating system: <BR> <BR> 1 star * Hated it~Not worth your time <BR> 2... Thu, 29 Jun 2017 05:51:51 EST Audiobook August 2017 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x67030846 Hi All - <BR> <BR> Since August tends to be a bit of a slower month around here due to vacations and back to school, let's try something a bit different this month. For August's book discussion - there won't just be 1 book to focus on. Discuss either your favorite audiobook or listen to a new one during August and tell us about it. <BR> <BR> We will start fielding suggestions for September's book around July 15th. <BR> <BR> You can post about your favorite or your current audiobook in ... Wed, 21 Jun 2017 19:03:51 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10007x66970764 Hello everyone. My name is Mandy and I'm new to the team and my journey to a healthier me. I'm a single mom of 2 teenage boys. I love to read, write, play video games or card/board games. Basically any type of gaming I'm into. I love spending time with my family and friends. Sun, 11 Jun 2017 07:57:27 EST July 2017 The Secret of the Old Clock (Nancy Drew) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x66958603 Please place all comments and questions for The Secret of the Old Clock (Nancy Drew) by Carolyn Keene in this thread. <BR> Thu, 8 Jun 2017 22:09:27 EST Hi! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10007x66939125 I'm glad to find an online book club here on Spark. I'm looking forward to the July book. I loved Nancy Drew as a kid. Mon, 5 Jun 2017 17:43:43 EST Books read in June 2017 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10007x66908373 This is where we can keep track of books we read this month and rate them. This is similar to the “what are you reading” thread, but we will include only those books we finish reading in the month. If you start a book the previous month, but finish in the current month, it counts for the current month. Please list title, author and your rating. You can also add a short review if you’d like. <BR> <BR> Let’s use a 5 star rating system: <BR> <BR> 1 star * Hated it~Not worth your time <BR> 2... Wed, 31 May 2017 17:42:52 EST Let's Vote July 2017 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x66873869 Please vote for 2 from the following list. <BR> <BR> <BR> A Constellation of Vital Phenomena by Anthony Marra <BR> Little Black Lies by Sharon Bolton <BR> Boo by Neil Smith <BR> I'm Off Then: Losing and Finding Myself on the Camino de Santiago by Hape Kerkeling <BR> The Secret of the Old Clock (Nancy Drew) by Carolyn Keene <BR> The Pluto Files: The Rise and Fall of America's Favorite Planet by Neil deGrasse Tyson <BR> <BR> Voting will be open until around noon CST on 6/2 <BR> <BR> ... Thu, 25 May 2017 21:28:31 EST Suggestions for July 2017 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x66832955 Hi Team - <BR> <BR> Please post any suggestions that you may have for July's book in this thread. Please keep in mind that we do not discuss new releases to allow for the most access to the book. Please post a summary and a link to the book on a site like amazon.com or goodreads.com. <BR> <BR> Thu, 18 May 2017 21:19:12 EST June 2017 Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x66786428 Please post all comments and questions for Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte in this thread. <BR> <BR> Happy Reading! Wed, 10 May 2017 20:06:49 EST Let's Vote June 2017 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x66738716 Please vote for 2 of the following choices. <BR> Voting will be open until around noon CST on 5/10. <BR> <BR> The Secret Keeper by Kate Morton <BR> Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte <BR> In the Unlikely Event by Judy Blume <BR> Let the Right One In by John Ajvide Lindqvist <BR> West with the Night by Beryl Markham <BR> Like Family: Growing up in Other People's Houses, by Paula McLain <BR> The Plague of Doves by Louise Erdrich Tue, 2 May 2017 21:21:34 EST Hello All! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10007x66728388 Hello! I am new to Spark People and then of course, this team. I am happy to be here though! Reading is a fairly new hobby for me. Growing up, and even in my early to mid twenties, I never really liked reading. I always got really tired. Turns out all I needed was an eye exam and a good pair of reading glasses! Now, reading is one of my favorite things to do and I am making up for loss time! So far, I am really into fantasy and adventure books. I am not ashamed to admit that most of my librar... Mon, 1 May 2017 09:55:58 EST Books read in May 2017 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10007x66721876 This is where we can keep track of books we read this month and rate them. This is similar to the “what are you reading” thread, but we will include only those books we finish reading in the month. If you start a book the previous month, but finish in the current month, it counts for the current month. Please list title, author and your rating. You can also add a short review if you’d like. <BR> <BR> Let’s use a 5 star rating system: <BR> <BR> 1 star * Hated it~Not worth your time <BR> 2... Sun, 30 Apr 2017 10:15:24 EST Hi Everyone http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10007x66706869 Hi, I am looking forward to "meeting" everyone. <BR> <BR> I was in a book club irl, but they changed the meeting place from the library to dd, and that was just way too much temptation. <BR> <BR> I love to read and usually read a book a day. I read fast. <BR> <BR> Thu, 27 Apr 2017 20:37:40 EST Suggestions for June 2017 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x66694401 Please post any suggestions you may have for June's discussion in this thread. If possible, please include a summary and link along with the title and author. <BR> <BR> Please note - we do not discuss new releases. Please limit your suggestions to book published prior to June 1, 2016. Tue, 25 Apr 2017 21:02:13 EST May 2017 The Glass Kitchen by Linda Francis Lee http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x66547045 Please post all your comments for The Glass Kitchen in this thread. <BR> <BR> Sun, 2 Apr 2017 22:23:19 EST Books read in April 2017 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10007x66532439 This is where we can keep track of books we read this month and rate them. This is similar to the “what are you reading” thread, but we will include only those books we finish reading in the month. If you start a book the previous month, but finish in the current month, it counts for the current month. Please list title, author and your rating. You can also add a short review if you’d like. <BR> <BR> Let’s use a 5 star rating system: <BR> <BR> 1 star * Hated it~Not worth your time <BR> 2... Fri, 31 Mar 2017 13:31:15 EST Let's Vote - May 2017 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x66486162 Please vote for 2 from the following list - <BR> <BR> A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara <BR> <BR> Did You Ever Have a Family by Bill Clegg <BR> <BR> Nights at the Circus by Angela Carter <BR> <BR> The Glass Kitchen: A Story of Sisters by Linda Francis Lee <BR> <BR> The Lost Husband by Katherine Center Thu, 23 Mar 2017 21:53:05 EST Suggestions for May 2017 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x66437936 Please post any suggestions you may have for May's discussion in this thread. Please remember that we do not discuss new releases and any book up for discussion should be published prior to April 30th, 2016. If the book is coming out as a movie or is an award winner, please limit those suggestions to books published prior to April 30th, 2015. <BR> <BR> Please include the title, author, and a brief plot summary. If possible, please add a link from a site like goodreads.com. <BR> <BR> Thu, 16 Mar 2017 08:36:14 EST The Girls of Atomic City by Denise Kiernan (April) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x66385600 This will be the thread for discussing The Girls of Atomic City: The Untold Story of the Women Who Helped Win World War II" by Denise Kiernan Wed, 8 Mar 2017 06:02:05 EST Books read in March 2017 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10007x66331190 This is where we can keep track of books we read this month and rate them. This is similar to the “what are you reading” thread, but we will include only those books we finish reading in the month. If you start a book the previous month, but finish in the current month, it counts for the current month. Please list title, author and your rating. You can also add a short review if you’d like. <BR> <BR> Let’s use a 5 star rating system: <BR> <BR> 1 star * Hated it~Not worth your time <BR> 2... Tue, 28 Feb 2017 16:13:34 EST Let's Vote - April 2017 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x66308722 Hi All - <BR> <BR> Please vote for 2 from the following choices <BR> <BR> Life After Life by Kate Atkinson <BR> I'm Off Then: Losing and Finding Myself on the Camino de Santiago by Hape Kerkeling <BR> Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace <BR> The Girls of Atomic City: The Untold Story of the Women Who Helped Win World War II" by Denise Kiernan <BR> What Happened to Hannah by Mary Kay McComas <BR> A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle <BR> <BR> Voting will be open until at least Mar... Sat, 25 Feb 2017 10:26:18 EST Suggestions for April http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x66239123 Wow - it doesn't seem possible but... <BR> <BR> Please post any suggestions you have for April's discussion in this thread. Please remember that we do not discuss new releases - the publication cut off for April would be books published prior to April 2016 unless they are coming out as a movie/tv show or have won/been nominated for awards and that cut off is October 2015. This date cut off allows for the most members to access the books through their library. <BR> <BR> Please post the titl... Wed, 15 Feb 2017 09:22:03 EST Books read in February 2017 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10007x66135100 This is where we can keep track of books we read this month and rate them. This is similar to the “what are you reading” thread, but we will include only those books we finish reading in the month. If you start a book the previous month, but finish in the current month, it counts for the current month. Please list title, author and your rating. You can also add a short review if you’d like. <BR> <BR> Let’s use a 5 star rating system: <BR> <BR> 1 star * Hated it~Not worth your time <BR> 2... Tue, 31 Jan 2017 18:06:27 EST Howl's Moving Castle - Diana Wynne Jones 3/2017 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x66120597 This is the thread to discuss <BR> <BR> Howl's Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones Sun, 29 Jan 2017 18:00:58 EST Let's Vote - March 2017 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x66057143 Please vote for 2 of the following: <BR> <BR> Boo by Neil Smith <BR> The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner <BR> Howl's Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones <BR> This One is Mine by Maria Semple <BR> The Rosie Effect by Graeme Simsion <BR> <BR> Voting will be open until around Noon CST on 01/27. <BR> <BR> Fri, 20 Jan 2017 20:50:21 EST Another Book Lover ... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10007x65982416 Hi! I love to read and discuss books. Especially over coffee. I used to belong to a local book club that met at a coffee shop but some people moved and others lost interest I guess. So it is wonderful I discovered this group. <BR> <BR> I read many different genres, both fiction and non-fiction. I particularly enjoy DIY themed books including books in the horror, science fiction, fantasy, and chick lit genres. Recently, I bought a Kindle and have discovered a few good indie authors. <BR> <B... Wed, 11 Jan 2017 07:23:39 EST Suggestions for March 2017 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x65964895 Please post any suggestions that you have for March's book in this thread. Please limit suggestions to books published prior to February 29th, 2016 unless it is an award winner/nominee or is coming out as a movie/tv show, then please limit those selections to books published prior to August 1, 2015. <BR> <BR> Please include the title and author, a brief summary, and if possible a link to a site like goodreads.com or amazon.com. <BR> <BR> Additionally, there is a list of monthly reads post ... Sun, 8 Jan 2017 21:36:09 EST Books read January 2017 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10007x65900417 This is where we can keep track of books we read this month and rate them. This is similar to the “what are you reading” thread, but we will include only those books we finish reading in the month. If you start a book the previous month, but finish in the current month, it counts for the current month. Please list title, author and your rating. You can also add a short review if you’d like. <BR> <BR> Let’s use a 5 star rating system: <BR> <BR> 1 star * Hated it~Not worth your time <BR> 2... Sat, 31 Dec 2016 16:17:09 EST 2017 To Be Read Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24283x10007x65894737 We all have that stack of books or list of titles that has been hanging around forever. For this challenge, make a list of 15 books (1 for each month plus 3 alternates for those unreadables) that you commit to reading this year. The only rule is that it must have been on your TBR list for more than 1 year so it should be published prior to December 31, 2015. <BR> <BR> Will you make it through your list this year? Maybe you will make it through 3! <BR> <BR> 1. <BR> 2. <BR> 3. <BR> 4. <BR> 5.... Fri, 30 Dec 2016 18:28:27 EST 2017 Popsugare reading challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24283x10007x65890571 1. A book recommended by a librarian (Dark Rooms by Lili Anolik) <BR> 2. A book that’s been on your TBR list way too long (Earth Magic by Francis Hitching) <BR> 3. A book of letters (Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates) <BR> 4. An audiobook (The Pluto Files by Neil deGrasse Tyson) <BR> 5. A book by a person of color (Swing Time by Zadie Smith) <BR> 6. A book with one of the 4 seasons in the title (Summer of my German Soldier by Bette Greene) <BR> 7. A book that is a story within a st... Fri, 30 Dec 2016 06:09:36 EST The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson (Feb.) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x65826396 This is the thread to discuss The Devil in the White City. Mon, 19 Dec 2016 03:16:47 EST A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman (January 2017) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x65782391 Please post any comments/questions about A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman in this thread. Sun, 11 Dec 2016 22:12:13 EST Let's Vote - February 2017 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x65782371 Please vote for 2 from the following choices: <BR> <BR> The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson <BR> The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto by Mitch Albom <BR> Odd Thomas (Odd Thomas #1) by Dean Koontz <BR> NOS4A2 by Joe Hill <BR> A Constellation of Vital Phenomena by Anthony Marra <BR> <BR> Voting will be open until around noon CST 12/17/2016 <BR> Sun, 11 Dec 2016 22:06:32 EST Suggestions for Feb 2017 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x65752630 Please post any suggestions that you may have for the February book discussion in this thread. <BR> <BR> Please remember that we do not discuss new releases to allow for greater access for our members. Please limit your selections to books published prior to 08/2015 if the book is an award winner or is coming out as a movie. Please limit non-award winning books to those published prior to 02/01/2016. <BR> <BR> Please post a link with a short summary if possible to a website such as www.g... Wed, 7 Dec 2016 08:22:11 EST Books Read in December of 2016 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10007x65709512 This is where we can keep track of books we read this month and rate them. This is similar to the “what are you reading” thread, but we will include only those books we finish reading in the month. If you start a book the previous month, but finish in the current month, it counts for the current month. Please list title, author and your rating. You can also add a short review if you’d like. <BR> <BR> Let’s use a 5 star rating system: <BR> <BR> 1 star * Hated it~Not worth your time <BR> 2... Wed, 30 Nov 2016 15:09:53 EST Hi! Excited to find a online Book Club! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10007x65673332 Hi new team! <BR> <BR> I used to have a book club with two other couples where I live, but within the span of a few months, both couples moved away. Sad! So, I was happy to see a Spark Team of readers :) <BR> <BR> I've gotten away from reading in the past, or I'll read "fluff" books that - while entertaining - haven't been all that enriching. Don't get me wrong, I think there's a time and a place for SURE for that kind of reading, but my personal goal lately has been to get back to reading,... Thu, 24 Nov 2016 23:33:49 EST The Cold Dish by Craig Johnson (December) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x65662218 This is the thread we will use to discuss the December book, The Cold Dish (Walt Longmire #1) by Craig Johnson. Wed, 23 Nov 2016 04:23:44 EST Let's Vote - January 2017 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x65628830 Please vote for 2 of the following choices - <BR> <BR> Little Black Lies by Sharon Bolton <BR> <BR> A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman <BR> <BR> The Light Between the Oceans by M. L. Stedman (Previous discussion more than 36 months prior to the month voting on) <BR> <BR> The Girl With All the Gifts by M. R. Carey <BR> <BR> What Happened to Hannah by Mary Kay McComas Thu, 17 Nov 2016 23:49:19 EST Jan 2017 Suggestions http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x65560840 Hi All - <BR> <BR> With the holidays coming up - let's get the ball rolling for January suggestions. I was going to post them sooner but ummm Got a bit baseball distracted <em>2</em> <BR> <BR> Please post any suggestions that you have for January here. Please post a brief summary and if possible a link to goodreads.com or amazon or similar for the book. <BR> <BR> In order to allow for the most access for our library users, please limit your suggestions to books published prior to Jan... Mon, 7 Nov 2016 19:50:15 EST Books Read in November 2016 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10007x65520111 This is where we can keep track of books we read each month and rate them. This is similar to the “what are you reading” thread, but we will include only those books we finish reading in the month. If you start a book the previous month, but finish in the current month, it counts for the current month. Please list title, author and your rating. You can also add a short review if you’d like. <BR> <BR> Let’s use a 5 star rating system: <BR> <BR> 1 star * Hated it~Not worth your time <BR> 2... Tue, 1 Nov 2016 19:36:00 EST Thanksgiving Night by Richard Bausch (November) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x65518752 This is the thread to discuss November's book selection. Please feel free to post any questions or comments about Thanksgiving Night by Richard Bausch. Tue, 1 Nov 2016 15:01:58 EST Let's Vote Nov 2016 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x65450137 Please vote for 2 from the following: <BR> <BR> The Cold Dish (Walt Longmire #1) by Craig Johnson <BR> Thanksgiving Night by Richard Bausch <BR> Reconstructing Amelia by Kimberly McCreight <BR> Bradstreet Gate by Robin Kirman <BR> See Jane Run by Joy Fielding <BR> <BR> Voting will close around noon CST on 10/28 <BR> Sat, 22 Oct 2016 16:07:40 EST Suggestions for Nov 2016 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x65402615 Wow - It's that time again. <BR> <BR> Please post any suggestions that you have for November's book in this thread. Please post a brief summary and a link to a site like Amazon or Goodreads for the book. <BR> <BR> Please limit suggestions to books published prior to November 1, 2015 and for award winners/soon to be movies please limit those to books published prior to April 1, 2015. <BR> <BR> <BR> As always - thanks for participating. <BR> <BR> Sat, 15 Oct 2016 14:45:07 EST Books Read in October 2016 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10007x65300982 This is where we can keep track of books we read each month and rate them. This is similar to the “what are you reading” thread, but we will include only those books we finish reading in the month. If you start a book the previous month, but finish in the current month, it counts for the current month. Please list title, author and your rating. You can also add a short review if you’d like. <BR> <BR> Let’s use a 5 star rating system: <BR> <BR> 1 star * Hated it~Not worth your time <BR> 2... Sat, 1 Oct 2016 06:53:03 EST Reservation Blues by Sherman Alexie (October) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x65280644 We can discuss October's book choice in this thread. Wed, 28 Sep 2016 09:07:43 EST Let's Vote Oct 2016 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x65234714 Please vote for 2 from the following suggestions: <BR> <BR> NOS4A2 by Joe Hill <BR> The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins <BR> A Cold and Lonely Place by Sara J Henry <BR> A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving <BR> Reservation Blues by Sherman Alexie <BR> <BR> The eliminated suggestions did not meet the publication date requirement. Wed, 21 Sep 2016 22:08:56 EST October Suggestions http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x65177852 Please post any suggestions that you have for October's book discussion in this thread. Please limit your suggestions to books published prior to 10/1/2015 unless it is coming out as a movie or has won an award - please limit those suggestions to books published prior to 03/01/2015. <BR> <BR> Please post a summary and a link to a site like amazon.com for the book that you are suggesting. <BR> <BR> <BR> Happy reading! Tue, 13 Sep 2016 22:29:13 EST Books read in September 2016 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10007x65081261 This is where we can keep track of books we read each month and rate them. This is similar to the “what are you reading” thread, but we will include only those books we finish reading in the month. If you start a book the previous month, but finish in the current month, it counts for the current month. Please list title, author and your rating. You can also add a short review if you’d like. <BR> <BR> Let’s use a 5 star rating system: <BR> <BR> 1 star * Hated it~Not worth your time <BR> 2... Wed, 31 Aug 2016 05:02:34 EST Me Before You by Jojo Moyes (September) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x65067634 This will be the thread to discuss the September book selection. Mon, 29 Aug 2016 06:11:29 EST Sept 2016 Let's Vote! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x65016895 Please vote for 2 from the following suggestions - <BR> <BR> Me Before you by Jojo Moyes <BR> Updike by Adam Begley <BR> The Empathy Exams: Essays by Leslie Jamison <BR> Reservation Blues by Sherman Alexie <BR> Your Inner Fish: A Journey Into the 3.5 Billion-year History of the Human Body <BR> By Neil Shubin <BR> Battleborn by Claire Vaye Watkins <BR> <BR> Voting will be open until around noon CST on 08/27 Sun, 21 Aug 2016 15:54:34 EST September 2016 Suggestions http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x64964098 Please post any suggestions that you have for the September Book Discussion. Please post a short summary of the book and a link to the book on a site like goodreads or Amazon.com. <BR> <BR> Due to the large number of our members who obtain their books from the local library, please limit selections to books published prior to September 1, 2015. If the book is coming out as a movie or as won a bunch of awards, please limit the publication date to March 1, 2015 or before. This allows the most ... Sat, 13 Aug 2016 16:35:40 EST Books Read in August 2016 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10007x64883892 This is where we can keep track of books we read each month and rate them. This is similar to the “what are you reading” thread, but we will include only those books we finish reading in the month. If you start a book the previous month, but finish in the current month, it counts for the current month. Please list title, author and your rating. You can also add a short review if you’d like. <BR> <BR> Let’s use a 5 star rating system: <BR> <BR> 1 star * Hated it~Not worth your time <BR> 2... Mon, 1 Aug 2016 17:15:20 EST Here be Dragons by Sharon Kay Penman http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x64873031 This is the discussion thread for the alternate August book. Sun, 31 Jul 2016 08:09:53 EST Skating Around the Law by Joelle Charbonneau http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x64873013 This will be the discussion thread for the winning August book title. Sun, 31 Jul 2016 08:07:18 EST Lost it, Now it's back! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10007x64826421 Hi all: <BR> <BR> I had lost 80lbs 5 years ago by cutting out all sugar and grains (Wheat Belly+). Then last year, between finishing my novel, having my best friend growing up die from cancer and having my son leave for college, I managed to put it all back on. *sigh* So here I am again. Sat, 23 Jul 2016 23:15:57 EST Let's Vote - August 2016 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x64774927 Opening voting a bit early this month since we skipped a month. (Some suggestions not included due to date of publication limitations or have been previously discussed within the last 36 months by this book club). <BR> <BR> Vote for 2 of the following choices - <BR> <BR> Here be Dragons (Welsh Princes #1) by Sharon Kay Penman <BR> Skating Around the Law by Joelle Charbonneau <BR> If These Walls Could Talk by Bettye Griffin <BR> It Takes a Witch (A Wishcraft Mystery #1) by Heather Blake... Fri, 15 Jul 2016 23:23:53 EST July book http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10007x64678942 I think given we haven't yet voted on a July book, we should call this month a "free" month. How about we each pick a book we read in July and share why we liked it? We can take the suggestions for July and any additional recommendations and put them in for August. I'm camping with limited internet until the 11th. When I get back home, I'll set up a vote for August's book. <BR> <BR> Please let me know what you guys think of this. Sat, 2 Jul 2016 08:10:31 EST Books Read in July 2016 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10007x64663452 This is where we can keep track of books we read each month and rate them. This is similar to the “what are you reading” thread, but we will include only those books we finish reading in the month. If you start a book the previous month, but finish in the current month, it counts for the current month. Please list title, author and your rating. You can also add a short review if you’d like. <BR> <BR> Let’s use a 5 star rating system: <BR> <BR> 1 star * Hated it~Not worth your time <BR> 2... Thu, 30 Jun 2016 04:22:15 EST Suggetions for July! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x64586909 Please post a short summary and a link to a site such as amazon.com or goodreads with your suggestion if possible. Please limit suggestions to books published before July 1, 2015 unless it is an award winner, coming out as a movie, or for some other reason (chosen as a national bookclub read etc.) is very popular - please limit those suggestions to books published prior to January 1, 2015. <BR> <BR> As always, thanks for the suggestions. Sun, 19 Jun 2016 09:44:30 EST Q2 2016 -A Walk in the Woods: http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10007x64586848 The Q2 2016 genre based discussion book will be A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail by Bill Bryson. Please post any comments, questions, etc in this thread. <BR> <BR> Happy reading. Sun, 19 Jun 2016 09:38:05 EST Let's Vote - Travelogue Discussion http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10007x64543949 Please vote for 2 from the following suggestions: <BR> <BR> A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail <BR> by Bill Bryson <BR> <BR> I'm a Stranger Here Myself: Notes on Returning to America after Twenty Years Away <BR> by Bill Bryson <BR> <BR> Lost on Planet China: The Strange and True Story of One Man's Attempt to Understand the World's Most Mystifying Nation, or How He Became Comfortable Eating Live Squid <BR> by J. Maarten Troost <BR> <BR> Turn Right at Mach... Sun, 12 Jun 2016 21:36:23 EST Q2 Genre Suggestions - Travelogue http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10007x64486028 Hi All - <BR> <BR> Please place any suggestions you may have for the Travelogue book discussion in this thread. Please post a brief summary and a link to a website like Goodreads.com or Amazon for your suggestion. Please limit suggestions to books published prior to June 1st 2015. <BR> <BR> Thanks! <BR> <BR> Sat, 4 Jun 2016 09:52:51 EST Books Read in June 2016 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10007x64458903 This is where we can keep track of books we read each month and rate them. This is similar to the “what are you reading” thread, but we will include only those books we finish reading in the month. If you start a book the previous month, but finish in the current month, it counts for the current month. Please list title, author and your rating. You can also add a short review if you’d like. <BR> <BR> Let’s use a 5 star rating system: <BR> <BR> 1 star * Hated it~Not worth your time <BR> 2... Tue, 31 May 2016 17:34:34 EST June Selection - The Vacationers by Emma Straub http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x64456351 I'm putting a copy on hold now. Tue, 31 May 2016 10:37:21 EST Q2 2016 Genre Choice vote http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10007x64434828 For the second quarter genre focused discussion - Please vote for 2 from the following choices: <BR> <BR> Travelogue <BR> Satire <BR> Dystopian <BR> General YA <BR> Animal Centric (Either animal stories similar to James Herriot or anthropomorphic characters) <BR> <BR> Voting will be open until around 10am CST 6/4 Fri, 27 May 2016 23:44:02 EST Let's Vote - June 2016! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x64397848 Please vote for 2 of the following choices - <BR> <BR> The Vacationers by Emma Straub <BR> The Fairy Godmother (Five Hundred Kingdoms #1) by Mercedes Lackey <BR> The Good Ghouls' Guide to Getting Even (Beth Frasier #1) by Julie Kenner <BR> Death's Daughter by Amber Benson <BR> THE GIRL YOU LEFT BEHIND - Jojo Moyes <BR> Broken Harbor (Dublin Murder Squad #4) by Tana French <BR> Look Again by Lisa Scottoline <BR> <BR> Sun, 22 May 2016 14:43:04 EST Hello from Mi http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10007x64363725 Hey ALL! I just joined SP. I love to read. I am a busy lady. Tue, 17 May 2016 14:16:55 EST Suggestions for June 2016 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x64349002 Wow - Hard to believe it is that time again already!! Please post any suggestions you have for June's book discussion in this thread. Please limit all suggestions to books published before June 1st 2015 unless it is coming out as a movie, is an award winner or for other various reasons is very popular - please limit those suggestions to books published prior to January 1st 2015. These limitations help (but don't guarantee) better access to the books for our members that rely on the library as... Sun, 15 May 2016 14:35:39 EST Hi http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10007x64333855 Hi, I have just joined this team today. I am a teacher by profession, but has been a SAHM for the last 6 months. I love to read and am so happy to have found this group. Fri, 13 May 2016 09:32:22 EST Books read in May 2016 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10007x64246219 This is where we can keep track of books we read each month and rate them. This is similar to the “what are you reading” thread, but we will include only those books we finish reading in the month. If you start a book the previous month, but finish in the current month, it counts for the current month. Please list title, author and your rating. You can also add a short review if you’d like. <BR> <BR> Let’s use a 5 star rating system: <BR> <BR> 1 star * Hated it~Not worth your time <BR> 2... Sun, 1 May 2016 08:04:49 EST May 2016 - What She Left Behind http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x64241431 Please place any comments and questions about What She Left Behind by Ellen Marie Wiseman in this thread. <BR> <BR> Sat, 30 Apr 2016 12:50:22 EST May 2016 - Let's Vote! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x64181593 Please vote for 2 from the following choices - <BR> <BR> What She Left Behind by Ellen Marie Wiseman <BR> Soul of an Octopus. by Sy Montgomery <BR> True Colors by Kristin Hannah <BR> Hide and Seek by Maj (Ret) Jeff Strueker and Alton Gansky <BR> The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner <BR> Ripper by Isabel Allende (2014) <BR> The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins <BR> The Girls of Atomic City: The Untold Story of the Women Who Helped Win World War II by Denise Kiernan Thu, 21 Apr 2016 22:36:31 EST Suggestions for May 2016 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x64141175 Can't believe it is already that time again! <BR> Please post any suggestions that you have for May's book discussion in this thread. Please limit suggestions to books that were published prior to May 1, 2015. If the book is becoming a movie or has won awards (or may be popular because Oprah recommended it etc) please limit suggestions to those published prior to 11/1/2014. <BR> <BR> Thank you as always for your suggestions! Sat, 16 Apr 2016 14:34:24 EST Weekly challenge April 9th - April 16th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24283x10007x64084437 I wasn't able to post a new challenge last night so I moved it a day - pick just 1 or aim for them all. <BR> <BR> 1. Spring is popping up everywhere - with that means the season of fresh freggies! Add 1 more serving of fruits or veggies to your day than you have been averaging. If you are averaging more than 6 servings per day - try 1 new freggie recipe or pick up a new fruit or veggie to try at the store this week. <BR> <BR> 2. Spring into Action - Complete at least 1 random act of kindn... Fri, 8 Apr 2016 21:54:32 EST April 2016 - Big Little Lies http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x64032681 Please post any comments, questions, etc in this thread for Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty Sat, 2 Apr 2016 09:18:18 EST Daily Bright Spot http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10007x64032570 Hi Team! <BR> <BR> Spring is on it's way and we are coming out of the dreary winter in the Northern Hemisphere. I was thinking that if we started sharing a Daily Bright Spot it might help to look back on them later in the year when the dark days of fall and winter hit again. <BR> <BR> Feel free to share an image or just a description of the bright spot in your day - each day. Sat, 2 Apr 2016 09:07:30 EST Books read in April http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10007x64022605 This is where we can keep track of books we read each month and rate them. This is similar to the “what are you reading” thread, but we will include only those books we finish reading in the month. If you start a book the previous month, but finish in the current month, it counts for the current month. Please list title, author and your rating. You can also add a short review if you’d like. <BR> <BR> Let’s use a 5 star rating system: <BR> <BR> 1 star * Hated it~Not worth your time <BR> 2... Fri, 1 Apr 2016 03:15:58 EST Team Challenge April 1- April 7 2016 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24283x10007x64018390 Hi All - <BR> <BR> Spring is trying to pop up around here so I thought it might be fun to have a few challenges this month to help keep the focus on our health. <BR> <BR> So for the 1st week - Pick 1 or All 3 of the following to complete each day for the 1st week of April. <BR> <BR> 1. Give up/Reduce your Pop intake this week - If you drink less than 2 servings of soda a day, replace each serving this week with sparkling water or another beverage. If you drink more than 2 servings a day, ... Thu, 31 Mar 2016 13:50:35 EST Let's Vote April 2016 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x63953734 Please vote for 2 selections from the following list: <BR> <BR> Babbitt by Sinclair Lewis <BR> The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto by Mitch Albom <BR> Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty <BR> The Sirens of Titan by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr <BR> Funeral Food by Kathleen Taylor Tue, 22 Mar 2016 21:46:42 EST Suggestions for April 2016 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x63910352 Yep, it is hard to believe but it is that time again. Please post any suggestions you have for the April discussion in this thread. If possible, please post the complete title with the author's name, a link to a site like Amazon or Goodreads.com and a short summary of the book. Please limit suggestions to books published prior to April 1, 2015 unless it is an award winner or coming out as a movie soon - please limit those to books published before October 1, 2014. <BR> <BR> Happy reading! Wed, 16 Mar 2016 22:30:02 EST The Last Unicorn by Peter S Beagle http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10007x63903251 Please place any questions or comments about The Last Unicorn by Peter S Beagle in this thread. This is the Graphic Novel Discussion for 1st Quarter 2016. <BR> <BR> Tue, 15 Mar 2016 23:05:51 EST Let's Vote - Graphic Novel Discussion http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10007x63844324 Please vote for 2 from the following list: <BR> <BR> The Complete Maus by Art Spiegelman <BR> Tomboy: A Graphic Memoir by Liz Prince <BR> My Friend Dahmer by Derf Backderf <BR> Castle Waiting Vol 1 by Linda Medley, Jane Yolen <BR> The Last Unicorn by Peter S Beagle <BR> The Wicked + The Divine, Vol 1 The Faust Act by Keiron Gillen, Jamie Mckelvie <BR> <BR> Voting will be open until around noon CST on 3/14. Mon, 7 Mar 2016 21:40:33 EST Graphic Novel Discussion 1st qtr 2016 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10007x63796992 Please post any suggestions you have for a genre discussion based on Graphic Novels. <BR> Voting will open on March 7th around 10am CST. <BR> <BR> Tue, 1 Mar 2016 19:38:27 EST Books read in March 2016 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10007x63788898 This is where we can keep track of books we read each month and rate them. This is similar to the “what are you reading” thread, but we will include only those books we finish reading in the month. If you start a book the previous month, but finish in the current month, it counts for the current month. Please list title, author and your rating. You can also add a short review if you’d like. <BR> <BR> Let’s use a 5 star rating system: <BR> <BR> 1 star * Hated it~Not worth your time <BR> 2... Mon, 29 Feb 2016 20:40:04 EST March 2016 - The Man in the High Castle http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x63781938 Please post any questions or comments about The Man in the High Castle by Philip K. Dick in this thread. <BR> <BR> Happy Reading! Mon, 29 Feb 2016 00:55:18 EST Let's Vote - March 2016 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x63728416 Please vote for 2 from the following: <BR> <BR> James Herriot's Cat Stories by James Herriot <BR> Detroit City is the Place to be : the Afterlife of an American Metropolis <BR> by Mark Binelli <BR> A Cold and Lonely Place by Sara J Henry <BR> The Man in the High Castle by Philip K. Dick <BR> The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake by Aimee Bender <BR> <BR> Voting will be open until around 10am on 02/28 Mon, 22 Feb 2016 01:24:56 EST Let's Vote - 1st Q 2016 Genre Choice http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10007x63693088 Please vote for 2 genres from the following list - I choose genres we didn't get to previously. <BR> <BR> <BR> Travelogue <BR> Graphic Novels <BR> Science Fiction <BR> Satire <BR> Dystopian <BR> <BR> Wed, 17 Feb 2016 06:53:27 EST Suggestions for March 2016 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x63675457 Wow - I can't believe it is that time already. Please suggest a book for March. When choosing a book to suggest, please consider our users who rely solely on the library for their books. Please limit suggestions to books that were published prior to March 1, 2015. If the book is coming out as a movie or has won an award recently, please consider limiting your choices to books published prior to 9/2014. <BR> <BR> Please include a brief summary and a link to a site like goodreads or amazon.c... Sun, 14 Feb 2016 22:09:45 EST Feb 2016 - Orphan Train by Christina Kline Baker http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x63574048 Please place all your comments, questions, insights etc about Orphan Train in this thread. <BR> Mon, 1 Feb 2016 19:51:08 EST Books read in February 2016 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10007x63565205 This is where we can keep track of books we read each month and rate them. This is similar to the “what are you reading” thread, but we will include only those books we finish reading in the month. If you start a book the previous month, but finish in the current month, it counts for the current month. Please list title, author and your rating. You can also add a short review if you’d like. <BR> <BR> Let’s use a 5 star rating system: <BR> <BR> 1 star * Hated it~Not worth your time <BR> 2... Sun, 31 Jan 2016 20:08:15 EST Let's Vote Feb 2016 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x63532521 Sorry for the late post - I haven't been feeling great and forgot. <BR> Voting will be open until around 10am CST on 02/01/2016 <BR> <BR> Please vote for 2 from the following - <BR> <BR> Maplecroft by Cherie Priest <BR> Though Not Dead by Dana Stabenow <BR> The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins <BR> Cinder by Marissa Meyer <BR> Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline <BR> Already Home by Susan Mallery <BR> Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro <BR> <BR> <BR> Suggestions not included eith... Wed, 27 Jan 2016 16:18:24 EST Suggestions for February 2016 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x63460736 Please post any suggestions you may have for the next book discussion in this thread. In order to allow the best access for all of our members, please remember that very new books, very old books, and books that are coming out as movies soon can be hard to locate. Please limit suggestions to books published before 2/1/2015 unless it is an award winning book then please limit those to books published before 8/1/2014. <BR> <BR> Please include a short summary and a link to a site such as good... Mon, 18 Jan 2016 20:31:08 EST 2016 To Be Read Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24283x10007x63413955 We all have that stack of books or list of titles that has been hanging around forever. For this challenge, make a list of 15 books (1 for each month plus 3 alternates for those unreadables) that you commit to reading this year. The only rule is that it must have been on your TBR list for more than 1 year so it should be published prior to December 31, 2014. <BR> <BR> Will you make it through your list this year? Maybe you will make it through 3! <BR> <BR> 1. <BR> 2. <BR> 3. <BR> 4. <BR>... Wed, 13 Jan 2016 06:33:00 EST 2016 Explore the Library Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24283x10007x63413921 During 2016 read - (please post author and title so that others may find inspiration in your reads :) ) <BR> <BR> <BR> 1. A book with more than 500 pages <BR> 2. A classic romance <BR> 3. A book that became a movie <BR> 4. A book published this year <BR> 5. A book with a number in the title <BR> 6. A book by someone under 30 <BR> 7. A book with nonhuman characters <BR> 8. A funny book <BR> 9. A book by a female author <BR> 10. A mystery or thriller <BR> 11. A book with a one-word title <BR... Wed, 13 Jan 2016 06:25:46 EST January - Big Trouble by Dave Barry http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x63316980 Picking up my copy from the library today. Sat, 2 Jan 2016 07:54:23 EST Books read in January 2016 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10007x63311688 This is where we can keep track of books we read each month and rate them. This is similar to the “what are you reading” thread, but we will include only those books we finish reading in the month. If you start a book the previous month, but finish in the current month, it counts for the current month. Please list title, author and your rating. You can also add a short review if you’d like. <BR> <BR> Let’s use a 5 star rating system: <BR> <BR> 1 star * Hated it~Not worth your time <BR> 2... Fri, 1 Jan 2016 14:46:14 EST 2016 Miles in 2016 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24283x10007x63293221 My sister linked my this challenge, so we are going to give it a go. With my ankle troubles I am going to count biking, too. I haven't decided if I am just going to use SparkPeople to track it or sign up for the official challenge. The link is below if you want to check it out. <BR> <BR> http://www.runtheyear2016.com/ Wed, 30 Dec 2015 07:19:17 EST What challenges are you facing today? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10007x63266742 What challenges are you facing today? Not just for weight loss, but life in general. <BR> <BR> People are always sending us care packages, which is SUPER nice of people, but it often means there is literally boxes of candy and junk food in the office. It is so hard to walk by them each day. To help with the problem I think I am going to get extra fruit when I go to the chow hall so when I am feeling snackish I can grab those instead. Sat, 26 Dec 2015 13:20:11 EST Let's Vote January 2016 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x63226699 I'm so sorry - I completely spaced on the voting thread for this month - we will just call it working too much for the end of the year. <em>2</em> <BR> <BR> Please vote for 2 of the following choices: <BR> <BR> NurtureShock: New Thinking About Children by Po Bronson, Ashley Merryman <BR> Big Trouble by Dave Berry <BR> 'Woman With a Secret' by Sophie Hannah <BR> "The Girls of Atomic City: The Untold Story of the Women Who Helped Win World War II" by Denise Kiernan (non-fiction) <BR> ... Sat, 19 Dec 2015 22:12:48 EST Woman with a Secret by Sophie Hannah http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x63140085 'Woman With a Secret' by Sophie Hannah <BR> <BR> If you’re looking for your next addictive thriller, meet Sophie Hannah and her character Nicki Clements. (Guess what: Nicki has a secret!) Skilled suspense-writer Hannah will sweep you into Nicki’s world — and you won’t want to get out until you’ve reached the very last page. Good luck to anyone trying to pry this one from your hands. <BR> <BR> She's a wife. <BR> <BR> She's a mother. <BR> <BR> She isn't who you think she is. <BR> <BR> Nick... Mon, 7 Dec 2015 08:30:08 EST Suggestions for January 2016!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x63138476 Hello - please list any suggestions you have for January's book discussion in this thread. It can be any genre, we just ask that to allow the best access for all members that very new books (published less than 12 months ago) be excluded. If the book is coming out as a movie soon or is an award winner the best practice we have found is published more than 18 months ago so prior to June 2014 for popular books. <BR> <BR> Please include the Title, author's name, a brief summary, and a link to ... Sun, 6 Dec 2015 23:36:22 EST January 2016 Book Suggestions http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x63132979 This is a little early, but I figured it was worth thinking about given the madness of scheduling at this time of year. <BR> <BR> Please post any suggestions you have for the January discussions in this thread. Please limit suggestions to books published before December 1, 2014 unless it is an award winner or an upcoming movie - please limit those suggestions to before June 1, 2014. <BR> <BR> Thank you. Sun, 6 Dec 2015 08:01:38 EST Books Read in December 2015 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10007x63092643 This is where we can keep track of books we read each month and rate them. This is similar to the “what are you reading” thread, but we will include only those books we finish reading in the month. If you start a book the previous month, but finish in the current month, it counts for the current month. Please list title, author and your rating. You can also add a short review if you’d like. <BR> <BR> Let’s use a 5 star rating system: <BR> <BR> 1 star * Hated it~Not worth your time <BR> 2... Mon, 30 Nov 2015 17:49:03 EST December - The Autobiography of Santa Claus http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x63087881 This is the thread for discussing December's book. Mon, 30 Nov 2015 03:09:59 EST spin points http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=76x10007x63049556 25-3 Tue, 24 Nov 2015 07:37:49 EST Hello - New to the team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10007x63043479 Hi, I have always wanted to join a book club and now that I am on Spark, this seems like the perfect place. I LOVE mysteries, but I really enjoy any book. I don't get to read as much as I would like with two little ones at home, but I hope to make more time for reading in the future. Mon, 23 Nov 2015 10:26:34 EST I missed reading for fun... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10007x63033563 I started reading again! This year has been tough, many distractions and changes, but I am more myself and plan to finish Their Eyes Were Watching God within the next couple of days, I have been trying to all year. Feels good to have a book in my hands again. Sat, 21 Nov 2015 23:21:31 EST Thank you http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10007x63027460 Glad to be among fellow bookworms, it is comforting. Sat, 21 Nov 2015 02:01:44 EST Hello All http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10007x63020223 I am new to the site and interacting with others in general, I am usually lost in my books regardless of where I am or the situation. I typically have multiple books I am reading at once (in my car, purse, bed, work), but I recently moved cities and everything is all over the place still. I am stuck in Their Eyes Watching God, keep forgetting to put it somewhere easily accessible. I have always wanted to do a book club, so am eager to try this out. Fri, 20 Nov 2015 01:30:23 EST Books Read in November 2015 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10007x62874970 This is where we can keep track of books we read each month and rate them. This is similar to the “what are you reading” thread, but we will include only those books we finish reading in the month. If you start a book the previous month, but finish in the current month, it counts for the current month. Please list title, author and your rating. You can also add a short review if you’d like. <BR> <BR> Let’s use a 5 star rating system: <BR> <BR> 1 star * Hated it~Not worth your time <BR> 2... Sun, 1 Nov 2015 06:55:56 EST November 2015 ~ Finding Emma http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x62874963 November's book is Finding Emma by Steena Holmes. Please place all comments and questions for discussion in this thread. Sun, 1 Nov 2015 06:54:46 EST Let's Vote - Nov and December 2015 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x62683470 Please vote for 3 of the following suggestions. The top two winning books will be the next discussions. The previously voted on books were not included due to the increase in suggestions. Books published within the last 12 months were also eliminated from the suggestion list as many of of readers use the library. <BR> <BR> Finding Emma by Steena Holmes <BR> Lost In Shangri-La: A True Story of Survival, Adventure, and the Most Incredible Rescue Mission of WW II (by Mitchell Zuckoff, non-fict... Wed, 7 Oct 2015 09:14:57 EST October 2015 The Kitchen Daughter http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x62633391 Just put my copy on reserve yesterday. Thu, 1 Oct 2015 08:51:44 EST Books Read in October 2015 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10007x62633360 This is where we can keep track of books we read each month and rate them. This is similar to the “what are you reading” thread, but we will include only those books we finish reading in the month. If you start a book the previous month, but finish in the current month, it counts for the current month. Please list title, author and your rating. You can also add a short review if you’d like. <BR> <BR> Let’s use a 5 star rating system: <BR> <BR> 1 star * Hated it~Not worth your time <BR> 2... Thu, 1 Oct 2015 08:48:39 EST Let's Vote Oct 2015 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x62585640 Please vote for 2 of the following selections - <BR> <BR> The Outlander PS by Gil Adamson <BR> Watership Down by Richard Adams <BR> Spycatcher by Matthew Dunn <BR> The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing <BR> The Kitchen Daughter by Jael McHenry <BR> The Dog Stars by Author Peter Heller <BR> World War Z by Max Brooks Fri, 25 Sep 2015 11:06:52 EST Suggestions for November and December discussions http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x62505445 Please post any suggestions you have for the November and December discussions in this thread. Please limit suggestions to books published before December 1, 2014 unless it is an award winner or an upcoming movie - please limit those suggestions to before June 1, 2014. <BR> <BR> Thank you. Tue, 15 Sep 2015 11:16:28 EST Suggestions for October http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x62505428 Please post any suggestions that you have for the October discussion here. Please consider that very new and very old books are often hard for our members who use the library to get. Please limit suggestions to books that were published prior to October 1, 2014. If it is an upcoming movie or it has won a major award, please limit suggestions to books published before March 1, 2014. <BR> <BR> Thank you!!! Tue, 15 Sep 2015 11:14:59 EST Books read in Septermber 2015 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10007x62391642 This is where we can keep track of books we read each month and rate them. This is similar to the “what are you reading” thread, but we will include only those books we finish reading in the month. If you start a book the previous month, but finish in the current month, it counts for the current month. Please list title, author and your rating. You can also add a short review if you’d like. <BR> <BR> Let’s use a 5 star rating system: <BR> <BR> 1 star * Hated it~Not worth your time <BR> 2... Tue, 1 Sep 2015 04:43:08 EST September 2015 - The Dry Grass of August http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x62369581 Please place all comments and questions about The Dry Grass of August by Anna Jean Mayhew in this thread. Sat, 29 Aug 2015 11:04:52 EST September 2015 - The Book Thief http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x62369568 Please place all comments and questions about The Book Thief by Markus Zusak in this thread. Sat, 29 Aug 2015 11:03:44 EST Lots of books open http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10007x62329712 I have several books started on my Kindle and I am reading one in paperback -- "The Burgess Boys". Mon, 24 Aug 2015 10:50:36 EST Hello Again! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10007x62329694 I joined this group a couple years ago and had a great time with the suggested books! I have recently scaled back on my responsibilities and I am working in some time for reading again. Mon, 24 Aug 2015 10:49:19 EST Let Vote - September 2015 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x62314854 Please vote for 2 of the following: <BR> <BR> The Book Thief by Marcus Zusak <BR> The Dry Grass of August by Anna Jean Mayhew <BR> Good Things by Mia King <BR> Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty Sat, 22 Aug 2015 10:54:10 EST New to team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10007x62300488 Hi there, <BR> I am 39 and a medication aid for an assisted living facility here in Oregon. I read every night before bed and listen to books on cd since I have about an 1 hour drive to and from work each day. My favorite authors are Jodi Piccoult and Lisa Scottline. I just finished every 15 minutes and it was awesome. I love books with twists and mystery that can actually happen. I look forward to reading with you all as we get healthy, <em>213</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Thu, 20 Aug 2015 13:44:01 EST Suggestions for September http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x62253409 Oh my - I can't believe that we are here already. Please post any suggestions that you have for September's book in this thread. If possible, please post a summary with a link to a site like goodreads or amazon.com. Please limit suggestions to books that were published prior to September 1, 2014 unless it is coming out as a movie or has won an award. If that is the case, please limit suggestions to books published prior to March 1, 2014. Books that are very old (unless a classic) or books ... Fri, 14 Aug 2015 11:11:48 EST New around here http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10007x62166651 Hi! I'm Kimberly and I enjoy a lot of fantasy, science fiction, and mystery. I'm looking forward to participating in the book club. Mon, 3 Aug 2015 14:48:40 EST Aug 2015 ~ I am Malala http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x62150072 Please place all comments and questions for "I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban" by Malala Yousafzai in this thread. <BR> <BR> Enjoy! Sat, 1 Aug 2015 14:15:43 EST Books read in August 2015 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10007x62146897 This is where we can keep track of books we read each month and rate them. This is similar to the “what are you reading” thread, but we will include only those books we finish reading in the month. If you start a book the previous month, but finish in the current month, it counts for the current month. Please list title, author and your rating. You can also add a short review if you’d like. <BR> <BR> Let’s use a 5 star rating system: <BR> <BR> 1 star * Hated it~Not worth your time <BR> 2... Sat, 1 Aug 2015 07:14:56 EST A return member..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10007x62094865 I've been on this team for a while - but haven't been very active. Lately I have been reading mroe and more. I have joined a bookclub in my town and sometimes love the book - other times not that into it.....but love getting together with other readers! It gets me out of the house! <BR> <BR> This summer (I'm a teacher) - I've been doing a lot of reading. Reading historical informative books, devotional pieces, and just *for fun* books. <BR> <BR> Glad to be here. How does the monthly ... Sat, 25 Jul 2015 14:03:24 EST Found a new way to give away books - Book Crossing http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10007x62092108 I am absolutely awful about letting go of my books. Well, not so much the books I don't like, but anything that I might have given a 3 star review or more. I recently found a site that I thought I'd share with the group. It's still giving away books, but this way, you can potentially follow the book as it passes hands. You register the book you intend to give away, fill out a little information, and then leave the book in a designated spot. The website does a much better job of explainin... Sat, 25 Jul 2015 07:02:34 EST Let's Vote ~ August 2015 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x62072108 Please vote for 2 of the following suggestions: <BR> <BR> A Cold and Lonely Place by Sara J Henry <BR> Hollow City by Ransom Riggs <BR> Along Came Mary by Joann Mapson <BR> The Martian Chronicles by Ray Bradbury <BR> NOS4A2 by Joe Hill <BR> Shadow Divers by Robert Kurson <BR> I am Malala: The Girl who Stood Up for Education and was Shot by the Taliban by Malala Yousafzai <BR> <BR> <BR> Voting will be open until around noon CST on 7/29. Thanks for voting!! Wed, 22 Jul 2015 13:38:57 EST First Time Here http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10007x62041581 I am always reading and I enjoy a variety of genres. I think this should be fun. <BR> Laurie <em>41</em> Sat, 18 Jul 2015 19:29:21 EST New-ish http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10007x61998451 Hi everyone! My name is Adrien. I lost 20 pounds on my own before I joined SparkPeople back in May. However, once I joined I never did much with the website. I am giving it another go-round and thought I would join some teams. I am looking forward to getting to know all of your on this journey. Mon, 13 Jul 2015 10:16:21 EST Suggestions for August http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x61997509 Please place any suggestions for August in this thread. Please add a link to a site such as goodreads.com or amazon and a short description of the book. <BR> <BR> In order to allow for a bit easier access for those members that exclusively use their library please limit suggestions to books published prior to August 1, 2014. Also please consider if it is becoming a movie or is an award winning book it may be harder to obtain - please consider limiting those suggestions to books published pr... Mon, 13 Jul 2015 08:59:18 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10007x61969688 Hi all. I thought I would join as I love to read but I must admit it is crime and thrillers. I have favourite authors and characters - James Patterson being one author I love...... Perhaps I ought to give classics a try, perhaps that's a challenge for me when on holiday. Oh yes I forgot to mention I live in SW England! Thu, 9 Jul 2015 16:08:40 EST Overdrive http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10007x61961160 Has anyone used: <BR> <BR> https://www.overdrive.com/ <BR> <BR> <BR> Library books and audiobooks that you can borrow online through your local library! I love it. Wed, 8 Jul 2015 16:30:56 EST July 2015 - The Moonstone http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x61932120 Please place any comments and questions about Wilkie Collins' The Moonstone in this thread. <BR> <BR> Happy reading! Sun, 5 Jul 2015 12:14:55 EST July 2015 - Bossypants http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x61932116 Please place any comments and questions about Bossypants in this thread. <BR> <BR> Enjoy! Sun, 5 Jul 2015 12:14:06 EST July - Stretch Yourself Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24283x10007x61909870 So during the month of July the challenge is two fold - <BR> <BR> 1. If you don't have a stretching routine in place - work one into your routine. If you do have a stretching routine already - change it up by trying new stretches or lengthening your current routine with a longer time in each stretch. <BR> <BR> 2. Tackle a bit more this month - whether it is in the form of volunteering for a new organization (1 time or ongoing), adding 10 minutes more to your workout routine, pushing the ... Thu, 2 Jul 2015 13:40:25 EST Book read in July http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10007x61900076 This is where we can keep track of books we read each month and rate them. This is similar to the “what are you reading” thread, but we will include only those books we finish reading in the month. If you start a book the previous month, but finish in the current month, it counts for the current month. Please list title, author and your rating. You can also add a short review if you’d like. <BR> <BR> Let’s use a 5 star rating system: <BR> <BR> 1 star * Hated it~Not worth your time <BR> 2... Wed, 1 Jul 2015 13:13:17 EST Introducing self http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10007x61862400 My user name was combined of the first 3 letters of my name ny cat and my dog. The group of books I am working on is the bible. Also like mysteries especially Katherine coultur. ( not sure if I spelled that right) Sat, 27 Jun 2015 09:04:38 EST Let's Vote - July 2015 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x61814265 Please vote for 2 (two) of the following choices this month! <BR> <BR> The Alchemist by Paulo Coehio <BR> Bossypants by Tina Fey <BR> A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith <BR> Chariots of the Gods by Erich von Daniken's <BR> For Your Love by Beverly Jenkins <BR> Etiquette & Espionage (Finishing School #1) by Gail Carriger <BR> The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins <BR> <BR> Voting will be open until around noon CST on June 28th. <BR> <BR> Sun, 21 Jun 2015 12:53:52 EST Suggestions for July! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x61771555 Please place any suggestions for July in this thread. Please include a summary and link to a site like Goodreads.com if possible. As many of our members use the library to access the books - please limit your suggestions to books published before July 1 2014. If it is going to be a movie soon or has won an award, please limit choices to those published before January 1 2014. <BR> <BR> The suggestions thread will be open until at least June 21 st. <BR> <BR> Tue, 16 Jun 2015 06:21:49 EST Books Read in June http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10007x61640302 This is where we can keep track of books we read each month and rate them. This is similar to the “what are you reading” thread, but we will include only those books we finish reading in the month. If you start a book the previous month, but finish in the current month, it counts for the current month. Please list title, author and your rating. You can also add a short review if you’d like. <BR> <BR> Let’s use a 5 star rating system: <BR> <BR> 1 star * Hated it~Not worth your time <BR> 2... Mon, 1 Jun 2015 03:23:30 EST