Help Us Pick the Next DIS Book Club Selection! POLL ADDED!

Discussion in 'The DIS Unplugged Podcast' started by *NikkiBell*, Jun 20, 2011.

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Which book should be the next selection for the DIS Book Club?

  1. A Discovery of Witches

  2. The Hunger Games

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  1. *NikkiBell*

    *NikkiBell* The WDW Merchandise Walking Bible Moderator

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    Summer is here and it's time for another great read! We are currently taking suggestions for our next book club selection. In the past we have read:

    • Pirate Latitudes
      [*]The Help
      [*]House Rules
      [*]Wild Ride
      [*]The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake
      [*]Fall of Giants
      [*]Juliet

    Post here if you have a title in mind and why you think it would be good for our book club. Remember that the book should appeal the majority and does not have to be Disney-related.


    UPDATE: I have added a poll of the two books that came up the most during our discussion here. Please vote for your favorite. I'll close the poll by tomorrow night. :)
     
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  3. GoofyforDisney3

    GoofyforDisney3 DIS Veteran

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    I hope I get to participate this time. I have always shown up to late to join the party before. I have a list of books that I want to read but they aren't always a big library selection. However one of the ones on the list I have heard is being made into a movie with the guy from House. It is Mister Pip by Lloyd Jones.
     
  4. wishspirit

    wishspirit <font color=teal>When you wish upon a star!<br><fo

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    I'd be up for that one!
     
  5. roomthreeseventeen

    roomthreeseventeen Inaugural Dopey Challenge finisher

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  6. wishspirit

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    I am currently rereading Hitchikers Guide to the Galaxy!

    Don't forget your towel! :thumbsup2
     
  7. Stacy's a freak

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    I have already read it but The Help is a great choice!

    I also LOVED Room.
     
  8. ragtopday

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    "Unbroken", by Laura Hillenbrand, was fantastic!!

    I also highly recommend "The Glass Castle" by Jeannette Walls.
     
  9. wishspirit

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    Really? I wasn't a big fan of Room, interesting!
     
  10. Aburns8

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    I heard that book is really good and it is on my list of books to read.
     
  11. disneydreamgirl

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    I am reading Freedom (Jonathon Franzen) - so far it is a good read.
     
  12. sjsjbrook

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    I have just bought the book Wicked

    and

    I love any philippa Gregory novels, she wrote about Henry the 8th. Though the book about Anne of Cleeves and Katherine is a little hard to follow.
     
  13. DVCJones

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    I am currently reading Snodgrass Vacation. ( I just created a thread before I saw this one. oops!) It is very funny and Dis'ers will pick up the obviously familiar theme....;)

    It is $.99 on a Nook and FREE if you have a Kindle.
     
  14. dalt01

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    just my 2 cents..............pirate latitudes was pretty good......the title says it all. it was found on michael crichton's laptop after his death...........fall of giants is gathering dust in my room (got it before my kindle) got through about 25% of it........... just your typical international soap.
     
  15. Celidh

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    I am reading ROOM right now and the book I just finished before that was THE HELP.

    I would recommend both. At least so far I like ROOM. I"m over half way through.

    I have also read WICKED and many other books in that series. I have also read my Phillipa Gregory books.

    One series I really enjoyed was the Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon (sp?)
     
  16. magchavez

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    I just finished The Kitchen House. It was really good.
     
  17. mom2knk

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    I just finished Outlander and immediately downloaded the second book. I agree, this was a fantastic read! :thumbsup2
     
  18. *NikkiBell*

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    It is always so challenging picking a book for our club because there are so many different tastes. These are great suggestions, but I don't see any commonalities. Personally, I had three that I was interested in. Would anyone else like to read them?

    The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

    This book is actually being made into a movie and should be out this year. I realize that it technically falls in the adolescent lit category (like Twilight, Percy Jackson,and Harry Potter, all books adults enjoy), but know that it is currently becoming a big favorite amongst grown up readers. I'm eager to see what all of the hype is about. Click here for the official book trailer.


    A Discover of Witches by Deborah Harkness

    This was recommended to me by a friend and is gaining quite a bit of popularity. Amazon chose it as its #1 book for the month of February. Apparently it is the first in a trilogy and has an interesting storyline:

    Click here for more info and two author videos.


    Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. Rowling

    I only think it's fit that we read HP 1 at one point before DISapalooza. Is that time now or should we wait until right before the event?
     
  19. GoofyforDisney3

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    I agree it is difficult to pick books when there are so many different reading / writting styles. I was thinking of something that I had not already read since that is normally how a book club would work. I've read so many of the books that have been suggested and could do a discussion still.

    I do want to read the Discovery of Witches, too. I've heard it was pretty good. Here are a few other books that I have on my "would like to read" list:

    The Grave Yard Book
    The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie
    The Possibilility of Everything
    Waiting for Columbus
    The Bean Trees
    Mudbound
    The Color of Water
    The Story of Your Life
    The Tower, the Zoo and the Tortoise
     
  20. PinkBudgie

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    I just re-read that book too! I have all four in one book. I'm currently trying to talk my son in to reading it. So funny! :rotfl2:

    This summer I have been reading mysteries. I've never read Sue Grafton or James Patterson, so I picked up a few of those to check out and read one from each and also John Saul. I also have a few of Clive Cussler.

    If you all decide to read a mystery I'll be there. I never heard of that witch one but it could be interesting. The books I will sit out for are "relationship" books with no action, adventure, or excitment. I know a lot of women like them, but I find them boring. :confused3
     
  21. disneydreamgirl

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    I'd be interested in The Hunger Games...need to finish up Freedom first...regardless of which is the final choice, what date do you anticipate getting started?
     

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