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Twainy My input would be. Well, it‘s a book. With pages. And words. Next. 4mo
TrishB 😂😂 somewhere between 1&2! With a few eye rolls. 4mo
BiblioLitten 3!! Go for 3! 😄 4mo
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batsy 3...but the heart says 2 😂 4mo
Amor4Libros Agree with @batsy 🤣🤣 4mo
Bette Hmmm, toss up, but 2 sure would be fun to watch. 😆 4mo
rabbitprincess Definitely the baked goods option 😄 4mo
Bookwormjillk 3 with a few diplomatic points thrown in because someone might feel the same but is afraid to say it 4mo
dabbe Totally with @batsy on this. Would LOVE to see #2 in action, though! 🤣🤣🤣 4mo
Enchanted_Bibliophile I want to do 2... But as a hostess I'd prefer 3 🤷🏼‍♀️ 4mo
Cinfhen I find the BEST discussions are usually when I/we politely disagree on a book, but of course it‘s after I‘ve enjoyed the baked goods and had my fill of wine 🍷❤️😉 Go For It, Reggie! Burn the place down with your wit and charm xx 4mo
Cinfhen And #CuriousMinds want to know…what was the book???? 4mo
RaeLovesToRead I have totally number 2-ed at several book clubs before. In fact, I can think of several books I'm STILL ANNOYED ABOUT! 🤣🤣🤣 4mo
RaeLovesToRead Also, a 4th option... have you considered sharing your opinion through the medium of Puppets? "Well personally, I enjoyed the book, but Mr Snuggles has a few things to say..." (at this time, whip out a hand puppet and let rip. If anyone complains, look innocent and point at the puppet #bookclubtactics) 4mo
RamsFan1963 While option #2 would be the most emotionally satisfying one, I'd probably go with #3 so it least I'd get fed and could keep my negativity to a minimum. 4mo
Ruthiella Definitely the sock puppet option! 😂 4mo
Susanita You can‘t do worse than an old guy in my mystery book club who walked into our 7:00 at 6:59. He threw the book on the table and said he hated it. The meeting went downhill from there. (I actually liked the book. 🤷🏻‍♀️) 4mo
Susanita @Cinfhen I find that the best discussions are when nobody likes the book so we spend the meeting trashing it. 😎 4mo
Jas16 I was in a book club with one of my best friends and we strongly disagree about almost every book so we rarely had a meeting where everyone agreed. I think that makes it more interesting and you should share how you really feel. 4mo
CoverToCoverGirl My motto is there isn‘t any book that‘s to everyone‘s taste. Your views are your views. In a book club everyone‘s point of view should be appreciated… But I would certainly enjoy option 1 & 2. Now that would be a book club meeting to remember.. especially so it there was popcorn involved !🍿🤣 (edited) 4mo
Cinfhen Oh the joys of bookclub @Susanita !!!! 4mo
RaeLovesToRead What was the book? 4mo
Reggie @RaeLovesToRead @Cinfhen the book was The Enchanted Hacienda. 4mo
vivastory The most memorable #NYRBBookClub discussions for me were at the opposite ends of the spectrum: they were months when the vast majority loved the selection or the months when they hated it 4mo
merelybookish I was hoping for an exciting report and am slightly disappointed to hear it was all quite civilized. 😂 4mo
Bookzombie I quite like all three options and probably would pay to see #2 in action. I‘m glad your discussion went well though. 🙂 4mo
sarahbarnes Would‘ve given a lot to see option 2! 😁 4mo
Rissreads Aghh Reggie, isn‘t life wonderful! ♥️ 4mo
Centique Oh my god i wish id seen this earlier and could have begged you to mske some drama. 😂😂 Perhaps next time you could say “im going to express my opinions in the form of interpretive dance” and then stomp all over the baked goods 😂😂 4mo
Centique My only book club experience though (which i may have said already) was a bunch of very polite women lawyers who would grit their teeth about the book i chose and say “i just dont like books about people who make bad decisions” 🤯 4mo
kspenmoll Seems like #2 is the winner! I agree with many here. There is more to discuss when people have divergent views. 3mo
kspenmoll By the way, Happy Litsyversary!!! 7 yrs🎉🎉👏🏻 3mo
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Katalin Street | Magda Szabo
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The past is never settled in this unsettling novel by Magda Szabo.
The murder of young Henriette in WWII has a lasting effect on all of the three families that had been peacefully living closely together in Budapest until the. Her death is symbolic for all that happens in the book during the war and the communist period afterwards. In their complicated attempts to save one another, the characters are just as likely to destroy one another. ⬇️

BarbaraBB I have now read three of her books and all are fantastic. My favorite is 4mo
Ruthiella Awesome! I still need to read her. 4mo
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BarbaraBB @Ruthiella I missed out when the #NYRBBookClub read this one. But am glad I finally catched up! 4mo
vivastory There is a new one, recently published by NYRB 4mo
vivastory BTW I still can't decide if I liked this one or Iza's Ballad more 4mo
Catsandbooks Fantastic! 🇭🇺 4mo
Librarybelle Stacking! 4mo
BarbaraBB @vivastory I forgot about that! Have you read it already or heard good things about it? 4mo
vivastory @BarbaraBB I haven't read it. I received it last week in my NYRB order. Definitely looking forward to it. 4mo
batsy This was a pick for me, too! I think I prefer Iza's Ballad a bit more (these are the only two I've read). 4mo
Suet624 Szabo. 💕 4mo
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Cassandra at the Wedding | Dorothy Baker
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I finally read this book during my long weekend away after seeing rave reviews from #nyrbbookclub. I loved it so much and can count Cassandra as one of my favorite characters in literature. ♥️ Exquisitely written and a fabulous story.

Suet624 Still top of my list as a fantastic read. 5mo
batsy I can still remember when we first read it for #nyrbbookclub! So good. 5mo
Ruthiella Great novel with a difficult protagonist. 5mo
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BarbaraBB So glad you read it and felt like we did - not that I doubted that 😀 5mo
vivastory One of my favorite reading experiences of all time, wisely nominated by @barbarabb to inaugurate the #NYRBBookClub 💙 5mo
sarahbarnes I could‘ve guessed that this one was nominated by @BarbaraBB @vivastory! Such a great book I agree. 5mo
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Ever since the #NYRBbookclub read Malcom‘s In the Freud Archives , I seem to be finding Malcolm‘s or they keep finding me. Goodwill!

batsy Wow, nice find! Love the serendipity. This is one I really want to read. 7mo
Leftcoastzen @batsy Serendipity one of my favorite things , I need to go slow enough to let it happen!😃 7mo
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Cassandra at the Wedding | Dorothy Baker
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#MayMontage #InvolvesAWedding Even though our #NYRBBookclub disbanded awhile ago, many of the titles we read stuck with me. This one would definitely be in the top 3 of all of them.

TheBookHippie I love these books. 7mo
Leftcoastzen @TheBookHippie yes their editors find great titles to get back into print. 7mo
Eggs Lovely choice👏🏻 7mo
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merelybookish One of many highlights!! 7mo
sarahbarnes I wasn‘t part of the book club for this one, but I have a copy and hope to read it soon! 7mo
Cuilin Great book. I enjoyed the movie adaptation too. 7mo
Leftcoastzen @Cuilin I haven‘t watched the film yet , thanks for the reminder! 7mo
Leftcoastzen @merelybookish I know, right? 7mo
LeahBergen I loved this one, too! 7mo
batsy Memories! This was so good. 7mo
youneverarrived Would be in my top 3 too! (edited) 7mo
BarbaraBB @sarahbarnes Please do! It‘s fantastic! 7mo
BarbaraBB Yes!! It would be in my top 3 too. So good! Missing @vivastory 💔 7mo
sarahbarnes @BarbaraBB I‘m hoping to get to it this summer! And I know, I miss him too. 💔 7mo
Leftcoastzen @BarbaraBB I miss him too! 7mo
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#TemptingTitles Day 26: #WithAntonyms - I got this from a list curated by Goodreads and the #NYRBBookClub cover caught my eye.

Eggs Brilliant ❣️ 7mo
CatMS Love Collette. 7mo
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Good Behaviour | Molly Keane
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I have very very few books with #heartsoncover but the one I do is fantastic. Keane's Good Behaviour is a dark comedy of a character who very well might have killed with kindness. Aroon St. Charles is a fascinating complex character & despite the vitriol of her mother much is left unsaid in this chilling, effective novel. #NYRBBookClub for the win #marchmagic @alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @eggs

jlhammar This is in my to-read stack for the month. Can‘t wait! 9mo
batsy Oh, what a book. Aroon is unforgettable. Hope you enjoy it @jlhammar ! 9mo
Eggs Great review👏🏻 9mo
LeahBergen Such a good read! 👍 9mo
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This book was grim, but also brilliant.

It's an excruciating portrait of a lonely, unattractive (we are told), middle aged woman who bores her only "friends" to death each Sunday. She's not got any money, but at least she has her faith, right?.... right?

Well-written, believable characters, vivid, tragic, poignant. This is a highly effective piece of storytelling; just be prepared for 250 pages of joyless misery!


RaeLovesToRead @Liz_M I'm going to have to read some books about single ladies having an EXCELLENT time in their 40s to cheer myself up! 9mo
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RaeLovesToRead @Liz_M Added to stack! Looks like fun 😊 9mo
batsy I loved this book so much! One of the highlights of the #nyrbbookclub and yes @Liz_M top tier #spinsterlit 😁 9mo
vivastory Boosting the comments by my #NYRBBookClub comrades @batsy & @Liz_M Fantastic (if grim) novel 9mo
RaeLovesToRead @vivastory @batsy @Liz_M Sounds like a great book club 😊 I'm definitely going to read something cheerful next though! 9mo
vivastory Lol understandable! The final segment of the book I think was one of the most harrowing of any of our selections 9mo
LeahBergen What @batsy said! This is a real favourite of mine. 9mo
Bookwomble "250 pages of joyless misery" sounds like my sweet spot! ? 9mo
RaeLovesToRead @LeahBergen It's a truly excellent character study 😊 9mo
RaeLovesToRead @Bookwomble Hehe, if that's what you're into, you're in for a treat! 😄 9mo
Bookwomble @RaeLovesToRead I find Marvin the Paranoid Android a bit too annoyingly chirpy 🤖😄 9mo
RaeLovesToRead @Bookwomble In that case, get some Radiohead on in the background, light some candles and read some Judith Hearne. If that's still too cheerful, then might I suggest A Little Life, or perhaps Jimmy Corrigan: The Smartest Kid on Earth. 9mo
Bookwomble @RaeLovesToRead Radiohead? Cheerful! 🎉 (Maybe I'm not as miserable as I make out 😄) 9mo
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