PS Book Club: Choose the First Book

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PS Book Club: Choose the First Book

I'm thinking we'll start reading in August, with questions going up every week so we can discuss while we read. Hope you like my selections!

Wicked by Gregory Maguire image
Wicked by Gregory Maguire
35% (14 votes)
Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell image
Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell
30% (12 votes)
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald image
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
17% (7 votes)
Happier at Home by Gretchen Rubin image
Happier at Home by Gretchen Rubin
7% (3 votes)
The Cat Who Blew the Whistle by Lilian Jackson Braun image
The Cat Who Blew the Whistle by Lilian Jackson Braun
7% (3 votes)
Total votes: 39

PS Book Club - what a great idea!

I've been wanting to read something by Gretchen Rubin, a book club might motivate me to actually do it. smiley

Well, even if I don't join, thank you for giving me two new books to add to my TO READ list!!!!

i haven't read Great Gatsby since high school, and might actually enjoy it now that I don't have to write an essay on it to be marked, lol.

Haha, I agree... then when we've all read it, we can watch the movie and discuss that too.

I want to change my vote. LOL. I voted for Gretchen Rubin, but now really want to read Eleanor & Park. smiley

aw, PS book club! I think Happier at home is interesting.

We just saw Wicked in Vegas, it was AMAZING!! I actually didn't know there was a book!

I think you can change your vote. Just cancel it and then vote again.

@Stefanee, the show was only losely based on the book, the book is much darker.
It's still a good read, but I hope it doesn't disappoint you.

C'mon Eleanor & Park!!

I am not a reader but I saw Wicked with the traveling Broadway troupe and have to say it was awesome! I would think it would be a very good read.

Duh... now I see it. Thanks, Marisa. smiley

At what point will we know which book we're supposed to be reading??

If you don't pick the book I want, I'm not gonna play!! *stomps feet*
Ok, just kidding. smiley I've been around my kids nonstop for days now... I think their bickering has rubbed off on me. smiley
This looks like fun, but I'm not sure if I'll participate. August is a hectic month, my kids go back to school on the 14th and I have several doctor appointments and other things to deal with. But I'll try. smiley

I also really want Eleanor & Park to win. I guess we'll see. I'll announce the winner and reading schedule, perhaps on Monday.

I do think it's worth warning people who have only seen the musical of Wicked that the book is rather different. The premise is the same, but there is a pretty big change the musical made to make it more, um...fun. The book can be pretty heavy.

Agreed Lady! I still like the book, but I read it long before I watched the show. I don't know how much I would have liked it if I'd seen the show before. I have read a number of Greg Maguire's books though and that one is definitely my favorite.

A tie! We need some more votes (feel free to change your vote if you voted for something less likely to win).

Ok, I voted and then realised that my vote was not going to resolve the tie. smiley
Therefore I have changed my vote but I agree that others should consider changing their vote also to achieve a consensus.

I am checking which one is easier for me to purchase before voting...

Edit: Voted. It´s not tied.

I'll put up the winner and details tomorrow.

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