Concentric Reading Circle - Retired

We have retired the Concentric Reading Circle.

You can review previous books below. The "CRC Book Club Discussion" forum (available to Gold Star members only) remains open though if you would like to comment on a previous book. Please use the existing topic for each book to make your comments.

Previous Book Chats

Chats used to take place on the forums and in a chat room. We published the transcripts in the CRC Book Club Discussion forum.

May 2009: About Face by Donna Leon

April 2009: The Secret Life of Bees, by Sue Monk Kidd

March 2009: Three Cups of Tea, by Greg Mortenson

February 2009: Monster of Florence, by Douglas Preston and Mario Spezi

January 2009: The Book of Negroes, by Lawrence Hill

November 30, 2008: The Dream of Scipio, by Iain Pears

March 16, 2008: The Glass Castle, by Jeannette Walls

February 17, 2008: Don't Let's Go To The Dogs Tonight, by Alexandra Fuller

September 15, 2007: The Lady in the Palazzo, by Marlena de Blasi

July 28, 2007: A Season with Verona: Travels Around Italy in Search of Illusion, National Character, and ... Goals!, by Tim Parks, paperback, Arcade Publishing, reprint edition 2003

May 26, 2007: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time, by Mark Haddon, 2004

April 27, 2007: Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, by John Berendt, 1999

March 31, 2007: Snow Flower and the Secret Fan, by Lisa See

February 24, 2007: War in Val d'Orcia, by Iris Origo

January 28, 2007: The Shadow of the Wind, by Carlos Ruiz Zafón

December 3, 2006: Simple Prayers, by Michael Golding

October 22, 2006: The House on the Strand, by Daphne du Maurier, 1969

September 24, 2006: The Tender Bar, by J.R. Moehringer

July 23, 2006: Middlesex, by Jeffrey Eugenides, Picador, 2003

June 4, 2006: Daughter of the Forest (The Sevenwaters Trilogy), by Juliet Marillier, Tor Books, 2002

April 30, 2006: Life of Pi, by Yann Martel

March 26, 2006: Pride and Prejudice, by Jane Austen, first published 1813, set in England

February 26, 2006: The City of Falling Angels, by John Berendt, 2005, non fiction about Venice.

January 22, 2006: All She Was Worth, by Miyuki Miyabe, translated from Japanese, set in Japan

Message Board Threads

Colleen gets it started: Thread where Colleen proposes a book club.

Chat Room Tips: How to use the chat room.

Book club reading list: A list of books to help choose for the chats.

Deborah names it: Thread where we named the book club - Concentric Reading Circle - CRC (like an airport code) - from our "concentric circles" travel theory.

Pauline's desk at the March CRC - cat, Jane Austen action figure (yes, she is holding a writing desk!), copy of the novel.

Pauline's desk at the March CRC - cat, copy of the novel, Jane Austen action figure
(yes, she is holding a writing desk! - Colleen gave this to me!!).

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