WHIRL (What Have I Read Lately) Books is a site for readers to find books for themselves and their book clubs. Liz at Literary Masters runs book groups and literary salons where we "dig deep" into literary treasures.

Sunday, August 25, 2013

An Experiment in Democracy!

If you're in one of my Literary Masters book groups or salons, you know that whether or not you like the book we're discussing is of absolutely no importance.  I've made you one promise: I will not make you read junk.  We read literary treasures that allow us to 'dig deep' and learn about ourselves, others, and the world around around us.

However, this 2013/2014 season, I am trying something new.  I put out a long list of book titles and asked my Literary Masters members to vote for the eight books they'd like to read.  What fun!  If I were a psychologist (perhaps in another lifetime), I would have a field day with this.  One thing is for sure: it is an impossibility to please all the people all the time.  I didn't even have one book group that voted unanimously.  Just goes to show--you don't join a book group to like what you're reading.  You join a book group to be open to the new, to learn, to grow, and to connect with others.

So, what titles were on the long list?  And what titles ended up on the final 2013/2014 Literary Masters reading list?  Stay tuned and all will be revealed...

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