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Megan R.

Location:

Reston, VA

Member since:

August 22, 2013

What types of books do you most enjoy reading?

Recently, mostly literary fiction, both novels and short story collections. I also love travel writing, Latin American writers (and am exploring other global writers, aka non-American, non-British), nonfiction about history (and historical fiction), sometimes poetry. Almost anything really, although not usually fantasy/sci-fi (and never horror). Occasionally chick-lit.

What do you want most from a book club? From discussions with members we have found that different people want different things, please share your ideas for a book club.

My ideal book club is a place where members can talk about more literary elements of the book (like character, theme, plot, symbolism, etc), but also can talk casually about it too, even occasionally get a bit off-topic, but come back to the main book. Filled with people who love reading and are willing to try anything.

Please list three books that you would enjoy reading AND discussing with others. They can be of ANY genre which, of course, includes fiction and non-fiction.

I just finished Joan Didion's Blue Nights and would love to discuss it with others. Anything by J. M. Coetzee, because both books I've read by him (Waiting for the Barbarians and Disgrace) have been complex. And, Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Adichie, because of an interested setting (both time and place) and her characters, from my experience, are also interesting (also, it's on my Goodreads to-read list).

If needed, would you be willing to host a book club at your place? (It is not necessary to host a group at your place. We simply want to know our options).

I would be happy to use our house as a back-up, with a bit of prior notice.

Introduction

I've been a bookworm since I learned to read. I also love to write, and now that I'm no longer in school, I'm excited to have a regular group to talk about books.


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