I am a member of a book club. The Young Adult Book Council or YABC meets monthly and we’ve been meeting for over five years. I think that’s pretty impressive. I will admit that I haven’t been the best member … back in 2008 I didn’t read five of the selections. In 2009 I didn’t finish two of the books and in 2011 I missed one of those as well. I’m getting better but then again I also think the book selections are getting better.
One of the five books I didn’t read in 2008 was Breaking Dawn. I haven’t read any of the twilight books and I didn’t want to read them out of order and I didn’t want to read all of them. There’s always that one chance that I might actually enjoy them and then I would just feel awful about having been so harsh on my prejudgements. This is one of those circumstances where I have a comfortable ignorance about Twilight and so forth. However next week I just might get the opportunity to meet Stephanie Meyer and I’m going to try and read The Host before then. Fingers crossed I don’t regret that plan.
On my iPad I keep a document in Pages containing the previous book selections in month and who picked it. I have not always been especially proud of my selections. At one point I selected Ned Vizinni’s Be More Chill and I finished it early realized that it was awful so I went to a challenged classic I had never read: The Giver.
Next weekend we’re doing a book swap. I’ve been trying to find appropriate titles to use for the book swap. It’s kind of hard because most of the books in my library I haven’t read so I don’t know if I want to get rid of them. Also, I figured I should stay in an age appropriate realm. You know, teenagers nervous about sex, not sex hounds dripping with fluids. (And so forth) Through the various boxes of books I have I did come across some of the old selections from those early years in the group and I don’t know if I should get rid of them…some of them I think I should read first 🙂