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Denver Book Club Pages


We are a diverse collection of people from around the Denver area who share a common love of good books. Our tastes are as varied as our lives. You are welcome to join our growing community of book lovers. When you join, please use your last name (or at least the first initial of your last name), so we can distinguish you from any others who share your first name. Similarly, please post a photo of yourself (not your pet), so we can greet you warmly at meetings. Thanks.

All Members - Please Read: Mailing List and Message Board Agreements

How We Select Books

The Denver Book Club alternates book selections from month to month between Fiction and Non-Fiction. Books are nominated by the book club members by e-mailing Marilyn Kaub (link to the left), who will then add the nomination to the Polls section. Members may nominate up to four books per month total, for one or both categories. Nominations can be sent at any time and will be added to the appropriate poll.

At any given time, we have two polls open (fiction and non-fiction). Members then cast a vote for one of the nominated books. A poll is closed on the 15th of the month two months prior to the meeting when we will discuss the book. An e-mail is sent out announcing the selected book. That gives everyone 8-9 weeks to read a selected book. The two "runner-up" books are carried over to the next poll.

We are a commercial free zone, which means we do not read the newest books, we do not have authors coming to sell books, and we do not allow commercial announcements of any kind on our mailing list. We only read books available in libraries and used book stores.

(Authors and Publicists: CLICK HERE before contacting the club organizers.)We only nominate and select books available in libraries and used book stores, so nominations for generally unavailable books will not be added to the polls. Within this wide boundary, nominations are pretty much open. (Well, actually, we voted not to read pornography -- although Henry Miller's classic, Tropic of Cancer, did "push the envelope.")

Comments about nominations or selections may be posted on the Message Board. We do not discuss books on the mailing list, which is reserved for club announcements and logistics.

We rely on democratic processes. We trust that any books our members do not want to read will not get enough votes to be selected. Members who do not like a selected book are encouraged to attend our monthly meeting and criticize the work, which makes our dialog far more lively and usually more rewarding. Another option is to nominate a different or an opposing book, and our group votes will decide the matter. The tastes of the membership, which has a natural ebb and flow, determines our selections.

We're all about enjoying fun and interesting conversations together, treating one another with respect, opening our minds to the views of others, juggling our mental blocks, and above all else -- making new friends.

Books We've Read Since the Denver Book Club Began


Table of Contents

Page title Most recent update Last edited by
Books We've Read Since the Denver Book Club Began December 30, 2013 5:01 PM Lori
Amazon Links to Current Book Nominations December 28, 2013 7:29 PM Lori
For Authors and Publicists January 17, 2010 8:53 AM Judah F.
Mailing List and Message Board Agreements July 24, 2009 11:59 PM Judah F.
About Denver Book Club January 25, 2014 12:15 PM Lori

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