Thursday, February 09, 2012

What will Kearsten's Book Club be Reading?

Every new year, Kearsten's Book Club gathers for an extra-long meeting wherein we argue, bluster, shout, laugh, roll our eyes, and scarf down massive amounts of popcorn. It is "Kearsten's Book Club: The VOTING EDITION!!!!" (cue echo sound effects...maybe I should have vlogged this.)

Despite being named after moi, Kearsten's Book Club has been evolving from revolving around me leading discussions, choosing the books to be voted from, wearing tiaras while insisting that everyone refer to me as her royal majesty, etc. Instead, book club members have been leading discussions and recommending the books we vote on, and I must say, they picked some darn awesome books this time around!

So, starting in June or July, these are the titles (in alpha order, not the final scheduled order, heh, heh, heh) we'll begin reading, discussing, and picking apart into picky little bits. 'Cause that's how we do.

Across the Universe by Beth Revis. Teenaged Amy, a cryogenically frozen passenger on the spaceship Godspeed, wakes up to discover that someone may have tried to murder her.

Delirium by Lauren Oliver. Lena looks forward to recieving the government-mandated cure that prevents the delirium of love and leads to a safe, predictable, and happy life, until ninety-five days before her eighteenth birthday and her treatment, when she falls in love.

Divergent by Veronica Roth. In a future Chicago, sixteen-year-old Beatrice Prior must choose among five predetermined factions to define her identity for the rest of her life, a decision made more difficult when she discovers that she is an anomoly who does not fit into any one group, and that the society she lives in is not perfect after all.

Five Flavors of Dumb by Antony John. Eighteen-year-old Piper becomes the manager for her classmates' popular rock band, called Dumb, giving her the chance to prove her capabilities to her parents and others, if only she can get the band members to get along.

Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld. In an alternate 1914 Europe, fifteen-year-old Austrian Prince Alek, on the run from the Clanker Powers who are attempting to take over the globe using mechanical machinery, forms an uneasy alliance with Deryn who, disguised as a boy to join the British Air Service, is learning to fly genetically-engineered beasts.

Mockingjay by Suzanne CollinsThe 3rd in The Hunger Games series! Summary skipped to avoid spoilers for those who haven't yet read The Hunger Games and Catching Fire. : )

the perks of being a wallflower by Stephen Chbosky. Most people think 15-year-old Charlie is a freak. The only friend he had killed himself, forcing him to face high school alone. But then seniors Patrick and his beautiful stepsister Sam take Charlie under their wings and introduce him to their eclectic, open-minded, hard-partying friends. It is from these older kids that Charlie learns to live and love, until a repressed secret from his past threatens to destroy his newfound happiness.

Please Ignore Vera Dietz by A.S. King. When her best friend, whom she secretly loves, betrays her and then dies under mysterious circumstances, high school senior Vera Dietz struggles with secrets that could help clear his name.

The Psychopath Test: a Journey through the Madness Industry by Jon Ronson. In this madcap journey, a bestselling journalist investigates psychopaths and the industry of doctors, scientists, and everyone else who studies them.

White Cat by Holly Black. When Cassel Sharpe discovers that his older brothers have used him to carry out their criminal schemes and then stolen his memories, he figures out a way to turn their evil machinations against them.

Which of the above is your favorite?  Any peak your interest?  If so, and you'd like to join Kearsten's Book Club, send me an email at!


Merideth said...

I will say the Book Club made some EXCELLENT choices this time around.

Julia @ That Hapa Chick said...

So excited! To bad I won't be around for most of it. :( I'll have to find (or organize my own) a book club in California. :)

Tessa Neagu said...

HIII guys i finally found you guys ~ Tessa