Thursday, October 2, 2014

Book Club October Picks

Looking for someone to discuss a book with? Some of you may know I run two book clubs on Goodreads.  One is the Young Adult Book Club and the other is the Stephen King Fans group.  Both groups are open to everyone.. so be sure to stop by and join us.  We have just started our September discussions so it is the perfect time for you to stop by.

This month for the Young Adult Book Club we are reading Nightshade by Andrea Cremer. This looks like a great series!


Calla Tor has always known her destiny: After graduating from the Mountain School, she'll be the mate of sexy alpha wolf Ren Laroche and fight with him, side by side, ruling their pack and guarding sacred sites for the Keepers. But when she violates her masters' laws by saving a beautiful human boy out for a hike, Calla begins to question her fate, her existence, and the very essence of the world she has known. By following her heart, she might lose everything- including her own life. Is forbidden love worth the ultimate sacrifice?
Next up in the Stephen King Fans group we are reading Red Dragon by Thomas Harris. 

Will Graham stands in a silent, empty house communing with a killer. An FBI instructor with a gift for hunting madmen, Graham knows what his murderer looks like, how he thinks, and what he did to his victims after they died. Now Graham must try to catch him. But to do it, he must feel the heat of a killer's brain, draw on the macabre advice of a dangerous mental patient, Dr. Hannibal Lecter, and follow a trail of microscopic clues to the place where another family has already been chosen to die--and where an innocent woman has found the Dragon first

32 comments:

  1. Lisa @ Captivated ReaderOctober 2, 2014 at 12:02 PM

    I loved reading Red Dragaon years ago so much that I read it twice!! The movie version does a pretty good job of following the book.

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  2. I've read Red Dragon, and I remember enjoying it although it has been so long ago. Probably before I really should have been reading that type of book. I was a rebel reading child.

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  3. I think I might actually have Nightshade - if not I know I've seen that pretty cover before.

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  4. I read Nightshade but for some reason didn't move me to continue with the series. Now, Red Dragon I loved!


    BTW, I love your new design. Well, it's been there for a while but I usually check your blog from my cell and it doesn't show. I rarely use the computer, like now, and I'm just wow!

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  5. Oh, Red Dragon sounds really good. I'd never heard of it!

    -Lauren
    www.shootingstarsmag.blogspot.com

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  6. No way no way no way, you guys are read Red Dragon? I've wanted to read that book for as long as I can remember but never really get the chance, plus I love the television show it's based on. If I can make time I'll definitely be joining you!

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  7. Red Dragon sounds great, I think I'll look for this book the next time I'm at the library!

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  8. I've had Nightshade on my bookshelf for months. I think I'll join in and get it read, finally.

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  9. Oh I loved Red Dragon when I read it so many years ago!

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  10. I think I'm definitely going to join the YA bookclub next year! Though I suppose I could join now and only start participating next year- I go on a 2 month internet hiatus from december-january, and november is nanowrimo, so it wouldn't be much use starting until then, I don't think, but I've wanted to join a bookclub of some sort for a while now, so I think I shall! I hope your reads this month are both good (better than Beauty Queens, at least!). x

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  11. I've actually read both of these already. YAY me! Nightshade was of course amazing; I'm a huge fan of Creamer's entire werewolf trilogy. I devoured Red Dragon years ago, and am probably due for a re-read, so thanks for the reminder!

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  12. I haven't read Red Dragon, heard it's really scary. Can't wait to hear what you think of the book.

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  13. Just opened up my feed reader and noticed you've been quiet! Hope all is well. :)

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  14. Lisa @ Captivated ReaderOctober 18, 2014 at 10:52 AM

    I hope your enjoying Red Dragon!! As a side note, I've tagged you to participate in a book meme called the Seven Deadly Sins!! Please see the following post: http://captivatedreader.blogspot.com/2014/10/book-tag-seven-deadly-sins.html

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  15. WOW - I was just browsing through & stumbled upon your lovely blog - It looks gorgeous and it has interesting posts that I can relate to. I have to check out these new reads! I'm now following you via gfc, Hope you check out my blog? keep in touch love x

    Benish | Feminist Reflections

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  16. I think the cover of nightshade is really cool!

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  17. WOW - I was just browsing through & stumbled upon your lovely blog - It looks gorgeous and it has interesting posts that I can relate to. I have to check out these new reads! I'm now following you via gfc, Hope you check out my blog? keep in touch love x

    Benish | Feminist Reflections

    Paperback International Giveaway

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  18. Oh that is great... you should be sure to stop by the group then and give your opinion on the book.

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  19. LOL!! I remember reading a book called Monsters by Dean Koontz in high school maybe?? I don't remember but it really wasn't for me at the time!

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  20. The group this month is saying it's not a great book. Which is really too bad.

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  21. Thanks about the design!! I have really enjoyed having it. I like that it is unique to other blogs looks too. Custom for me.

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  22. I think it is in the Silence of the Lambs series.

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  23. That would be great! The Stephen King fan group is usually quite active and has a lot of participation.

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  24. I think it might be a little scary. There is a TV show based on it right now.

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  25. Did you join?? I didn't end up joining this month. Took a blog and reading break.

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  26. A lot of people seem to like that book a lot.

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  27. Oh man... that 2 month break again!!! NOOOOOooooooo!!! I understand though. I took about a month break this month. Though I did still visit and look at other blogs. Though not commenting as much. It was nice... though I was still on the internet doing other things.

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  28. Glad that you liked both! Did you stop by the group and talk about the books? right now it seems like no one in the group really liked Nightshade.

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  29. I didn't end up reading a long with the book club picks this month. I took a blog break and a reading break. Though I miss it. Spending some of today blogging has been fun and refreshing.

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  30. I just now saw this!! All is well. Just took a mental break. I get anxiety every now and then really bad (last time was 2007) and it is awful when it happens. I just can't concentrate ... I don't want to read... I don't want to deal with anything. But today I thought... time to get back to do things I love.

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  31. Gah! No. Time slipping through my fingers...

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