First Book- The Secret Keeper by Kate Morton!

Here we will discuss the book! I hope to see you all there. =]

I am suggesting Kelly's for the next Meetup location. It is a laid back environment with some couches and a full bar and food menu. ;)

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  • Mary H. J.

    Hi, I'm going to wait to start with the next meetup. I just didn't get the book done and I don't want to spoil it. I though about coming anyway, but decided I do want to finish the book and see what happens. See you next time.

    March 23, 2014

    • Anne A.

      Looking forward to meeting you!

      March 30, 2014

  • Rebecca Gayle N.

    Yesterday was such fun. We had a smaller group than last time, but we had a great time. I'm so glad I got the chance to meet you all and spend some time together. Looking forward to next month!

    March 24, 2014

    • Kelly C.

      I had a great time also. Got a chance to get to know everyone a little bit better, great converstion and great food. Plus fun.

      March 24, 2014

    • Anne A.

      Great fun!

      March 30, 2014

  • Laura V.

    So sorry I missed you all yesterday! The plague snuck up on me and had me in a NyQuil coma for most of the weekend. Looking forward to the next one, though! :D

    March 24, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      It was fun, I hope you are feeling better!

      March 24, 2014

    • Laura V.

      Much better, thanks! :-)

      March 24, 2014

  • Karen L

    I really enjoyed meeting everyone. Thanks Nikki.

    March 23, 2014

  • Nikki T.

    Hey! For everyone that is coming, if you have trouble finding the place call me[masked]

    March 23, 2014

  • Keirstin L.

    Not going to be able to make it yall:( my car isn't playing nice. Let me know what y'all choose.

    March 23, 2014

  • Anne A.

    Lots of good suggestions here. I read Divergent...very good read....

    1 · March 22, 2014

    • Anne A.

      Looking forward to meeting tomorrow!

      1 · March 22, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Finished the book! I have to say, I had a hunch about 3/4ths of the way through that turned out to be right. Darn brain spoiling the plot ahead of time.

    March 20, 2014

  • Rebecca Gayle N.

    OK, I lied. But this really is the last one I'll suggest for this meeting. Divergent by Veronica Roth. The movie comes out Friday, maybe some of us would want to go see it after we read the book. http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/divergent-veronica-roth/1118929211?ean=9788415745440

    1 · March 19, 2014

  • Rebecca Gayle N.

    one more suggestion and then I'll stop. Sand Dollar by Sebastian Cole. It looks like a good one. http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/sand-dollar-sebastian-cole/1110856641?ean=2940148323716

    1 · March 19, 2014

  • Nikki T.

    Who all has started reading the book??

    February 26, 2014

    • Anne A.

      just got to Part 3 "Vivien" - stopping for a break....very, very good so far!

      1 · March 11, 2014

    • Rebecca Gayle N.

      I'm still on Part 2. I hope I get it finished in time.

      March 19, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    This one is a new novel & sounds fascinating!
    The Splendour Falls by Susanna Kearsley
    An ancient castle, a tragic love, and a web of secrets. When her fascinating but unreliable cousin Harry invites her on a holiday to explore the legendary town of Chinon, France, and promptly disappears, Emily begins to uncover dark secrets beneath the charm.
    http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/splendour-falls-susanna-kearsley/1001178963?ean=9781402258619
    I hope the link works!

    2 · March 18, 2014

    • Rebecca Gayle N.

      That DOES look good. I may have to buy that even if we don't pull it for one of the next two months.

      March 19, 2014

  • Karen L

    Just finished The Secret Keeper and ...WOW!! More twists and turns than a roller coaster. I really enjoyed it and am looking forward to discussing it.

    2 · March 18, 2014

    • Nikki T.

      Exactly! I felt like my heart was being pulled in every direction!

      March 19, 2014

  • Nikki T.

    I just finished The Secret Keeper. WOW what a twist! Loved the book! Can't wait to start the next (whatever that will be)!

    1 · March 19, 2014

  • Anne A.

    http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/7997293-the-diviner-s-tale
    This links to a review of The Diviner's Tale by Bradford Morrow, which I just happened to pick up at the library, and which looks really good. Pretty much the same genre as the one we are talking about Sunday, though. Also picked up another by Kate Morton, The Distant Hours....http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/6746018-the-distant-hours
    I like Garland's suggestion re: signing up to take a month/suggest the book/lead discussion. That's a tried-and-true book club format, and leads to some varied reading.

    1 · March 17, 2014

    • Nikki T.

      I like that idea too. Ive never been in a bookclub, so I am learning as I go! I appreciate everyone's thoughts and suggestions!

      March 18, 2014

  • Nikki T.

    Thank you everyone for your feedback!! I appreciate all of it. Here is how we are going to do it. Let's just throw some book ideas out there (any genre) and we will pick the next 2 books at the meeting. That way we all have time to obtain the book and read it before the next meetup. If you have a suggestion post the book title and genre in this feed. It would help if you linked it to goodreads or BN.

    Go!!

    March 17, 2014

    • Anne A.

      Book Thief is WONDERFUL. A great choice. And a movie...might lead into another social event!

      1 · March 17, 2014

    • Rebecca Gayle N.

      Here's another thought. It's Historical Fiction with a twist. Veil of Time by Claire R. McDougall. http://www.barnesandn...­

      March 18, 2014

  • Anne A.

    Another book idea: "I Thought You Were Dead" - by Pete Nelson. This book is fantastic... an alcoholic author transforms his life....his beloved dog Stella is a voice throughout the story.... Not a mystery, more of a heartfult drama...so might be a nice variation.

    2 · March 18, 2014

  • Rebecca Gayle N.

    I'm going to suggest Poison Study by
    Maria V. Snyder. It would fall into the Urban Fantasy genre and has been suggested to me by a few people. It looks pretty exciting. Here's the B&N link. http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/poison-study-maria-v-snyder/1100344302?ean=9781459248267

    March 17, 2014

  • Garland M.

    Eager to hear your suggestions. A main reason I wanted to join this group is to be forced out of my own reading habits. I've never read Mary Higgins Clark, but I'm into that if that's the choice. I like the idea of picking two books.
    I'm in another club where volunteers take a month and select the book. That makes them the discussion leader for that book when it comes up. We do a year in advance, although we don't have all the books for the year selected in advance. We try to stay three or four months ahead of the schedule. We have kind of an anything goes rule and everyone agrees to read what ever is picked. Not saying we should do that, but it makes you keep an open mind.

    March 17, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    What if we skip the genre selection and just suggest some good reads?

    2 · March 16, 2014

  • Karen L

    Drama or comedy. Maybe we could choose the next two books so folks have time to order online or reserve them at their library. Also, if you finish one early, you can start on the next one.

    1 · March 14, 2014

    • Anne A.

      That's a good idea!

      1 · March 16, 2014

  • Nikki T.

    Hey everyone! It is about that time to vote on our next genre, and then follow with suggestions for our next book (once genre is selected)!!! See the list below! Notice I did not include mystery. This will allow us to learn and enjoy books from every genre :) PLEASE PLACE YOUR VOTES! 1. Fantasy
    2.Comedy
    3.Horror
    4. Romance
    5.Sci-Fi
    6. Drama
    7. Inspirational
    8. Other (if other, please provide genre title)

    Just post your vote on the comment stream, and I will tally them up. If you have any questions, let me know. I know there are a ton of genres, these are just the basics, if none of those apply, choose "Other" and explain! :)

    1 · March 13, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Horror. What? I just got a bunch of Stephen King novels I've been itching to read!

      2 · March 13, 2014

    • Anne A.

      Fantasy or horror are ok with me! I'll read just about anything!

      March 14, 2014

  • Anne A.

    Drama

    March 13, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'll go with 1-fantasy

    March 13, 2014

  • Megan J.

    Are we going to decide the next book kind of like we did this one? Do an online vote for genre (but not include mystery) and then people give recommendations and then draw at the meeting? I think that worked really well!

    2 · March 12, 2014

    • Nikki T.

      Sure! I will start the poll now!

      March 13, 2014

  • Garland M.

    For those of you who haven't got there yet,
    Just Wait!
    For at the end of Chapter 28
    you will encounter the "fickle finger of fate."
    So, no spoilers in this post. OMG, I can't wait
    To read what's next. Think I'll sit up late.

    March 12, 2014

    • Anne A.

      Just finished! What a page-turner...right till the fantastic end! LOVED IT.

      March 12, 2014

    • Nikki T.

      YAY! I am so glad you enjoyed it! I can't wait to finish!!

      March 12, 2014

  • Karen L

    I've only read about 90 pages so far, but I am really enjoying it. Great choice!

    1 · March 11, 2014

  • Garland M.

    I'm a little over half way through. I'm not quite to WOW!!, but I'm close to OMG!, what next? The plot thickens.

    1 · March 10, 2014

  • Nikki T.

    Who all has finished the book and figured out the secret?! (DO NOT REVEAL IT)!

    I am about midway into the book. I hope everyone is enjoying it! If you hate it, no worries!! Still come to our next meetup!

    March 10, 2014

    • Megan J.

      I have not finished yet, am also about midway. Love reading about Dorothy's past!

      2 · March 10, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I finished the book, all I can say is...wow!

    2 · March 9, 2014

    • Nikki T.

      Awesome!! I am about midway and loving it. I can't wait to figure out the secret!

      1 · March 10, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I got mine from library last Saturday. It's been interesting, sometimes disturbing!

    1 · March 4, 2014

  • Anne A.

    My book JUST came in the mail today! Woohoo!!

    1 · March 4, 2014

  • Rebecca Gayle N.

    I love Kelly's Eastside! I go all the time. I'me loving the book so far. Can't wait to get further in.

    1 · February 24, 2014

    • Nikki T.

      Yay! Happy to hear that :)

      February 24, 2014

  • Garland M.

    Know Kelly's Eastside well. I lunch there often when I'm working in Plano.

    1 · February 24, 2014

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