Update: Alright guys, the people have spoken and it looks like you all want a GeekyNerdy Book Club!! While I only received a couple of comments on my original post, it got a ton of views and several likes across multiple social media platforms, so I’m going to roll with it! Since no one seemed to have a strong preference towards either fiction or non-fiction, let’s start things off with Paolo Bacigalupi’s The Water Knife and go from there! To give everyone who wants to participate ample time to find and read the book, I will plan on doing my review/question post on Thursday, March 3. Then, we can decide how best to proceed! Happy reading friends!!
A few months ago, as my girl friend M and I were catching up over brunch, we got to talking about my Geeky Musings. We chatted about how things were going so far, the sorts of topics I wanted to explore in the future, etc., and when I talked about wanting to read more books, M threw out the idea of a book club. While I was certainly intrigued by the idea, shortly after that brunch, the holidays hit and I got caught up in planning other posts for you all to check out!
Now that we’ve settled into the new year though, I’ve started to revisit the whole book club idea and wanted to see if it was something you guys would be interested in doing. While I’ve been personally trying to switch between fiction and non-fiction books, I’m happy to go in whatever direction you guys think would be the most interesting, so if you would rather stick with fiction and just change up the genres – doing pure science fiction one month and then more space fantasy the next, for example – I am totally game for that too!
If it helps in your consideration, some of the fiction books I have on my “to be read” list are Leviathan Wakes by James S. A. Corey, The Player of Games by Iain M. Banks, and The Water Knife by Paolo Bacigalupi. In terms of non-fiction reads I want to check out, those include Men of Tomorrow by Gerard Jones and The Secret History of Wonder Woman by Jill Lepore. Personally, I had been thinking about starting with The Water Knife, but again, I wanted to get your feedback before deciding one way or the other!
When it comes to commitment, I’m not thinking of anything too crazy – perhaps a read every other month? That way, when life starts to get in the way (as it is wont to do sometimes!), no one will feel bogged down by having yet another thing on his or her to-do list. And since I would want to give you plenty of time to get the book from your local bookstore or library, I would announce the pick on the first of the month, if not a few days before, and then post my review and some questions near the end of the month, giving you roughly four weeks to get through the whole thing. That’s doable, right?!
So, let me know what you think! Would you be interested in being a part of a GeekyNerdy Book Club and if so, what would make it the most fun for you? Please let me know in the comments below and I will go from there! And while I certainly can’t promise to accommodate everyone, I will definitely try my best!