Blog Hop: Book Club Edition

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First of all, Happy Friday the 13th!  I’m definitely going to have to find something spooky to read or watch today…how appropriate that it came during the RIP challenge!

Now then, this week’s Book Blogger Hop question: Are you in a book club? How does your book club choose books? How far in advance do you choose?

I am in a book club!  Have been for…wow, about three years now, and I’m happy to say I met some of my closest friends through my book club.

How we choose our books…well, that’s a bit complicated, because it’s changed at times.  Originally, one person would volunteer to bring several options to each meeting, and we’d vote for the next month’s book.  Then we tried voting all at once for six months in advance.  That seemed like a good idea…until we ended up feeling locked into the choices for far too long.  It really wasn’t so good as new people joined, or people who had originally voted dropped out.

Then for a while one member devised and ran a very elaborate and impressive system.  It involved nominating books on Facebook and doing a five-book poll each month, randomly selecting books to vote on from the larger pool of suggestions.

That method eventually got too complicated and time-consuming…so we’ve pretty much reverted back to a more informal method of choosing books for the next month at each meeting, though there’s still some elements of nominating book ideas online.

So there you go–if you’re thinking about running a book club, there are lots of ways to do it! 🙂

About cherylmahoney

I'm a book review blogger and Fantasy writer. I have published three novels, The Wanderers; The Storyteller and Her Sisters; and The People the Fairies Forget. All can be found on Amazon as an ebook and paperback. In my day job, I'm the Marketing Specialist for Yolo Hospice. Find me on Twitter (@MarvelousTales) and GoodReads (MarvelousTales).
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5 Responses to Blog Hop: Book Club Edition

  1. Elizabeth says:

    The simplest way to choose a book is the best. The Facebook thing probably was fun but confusing.

    We have all women in mine, Dianem57.

    Stop by my blog if you like to see how we choose our books.

    I love seeing all the different answers.

    Happy Hopping!!
    Elizabeth
    Silver’s Reviews
    My Blog Hop Answer

  2. I am in a book club too! Our system is kinda like that but different. We have a website that everyone nominates one book based on the monthly theme then we vote on the nominates. It has been streamlined to this and it works.

  3. dianem57 says:

    Is your book club all women or both men and women? Do you think the gender make-up of the group makes any difference in your book selections?

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