Book Club *Vote Now* for Next Month's Book!

  1. We've gotten 3 title selections for the next discussion. We mostly decided on a Christmas/Holiday theme. We've also decided on either a collection of short stories or a smaller read. We have 2 short story collections and one "shorter" book.

    Skipping Christmas by John Grisham:
    "Imagine a year without Christmas. No crowded malls, no corny office parties, no fruitcakes, no unwanted presents. That's just what Luther and Nora Krank have in mind when they decide that, just this once, they'll skip the holiday altogether. Theirs will be the only house on Hemlock Street without a rooftop Frosty; they won't be hosting their annual Christmas Eve bash; they aren't even going to have a tree. They won't need one, because come December 25 they're setting sail on a Caribbean cruise. But, as this weary couple is about to discover, skipping Christmas bring enormous consequences - and isn't half as easy as they'd imagined."

    This Year Will Be Different by Meave Binchy
    collection of 15 Christmas -centered, feel-good tales of love and family snarls in the season of comfort and joy. All rendered in Binchey's popular unglossed style and set in England, Ireland
    and Australia.

    Miracle and Other Christmas Stories by Connie Willis
    The winner of multiple Hugo and Nebula Awards, Connie Willis capture the timeless essence of generosity and goodwill in this magical collection if Christmas stories. These eight tales-two of which have never before been published-boldly reimagine the stories of Christmas while celebrating the power of love and compassion. This enchanting treasury includes:

    "Miracle," in which a young woman's carefully devised plans to find romance go awry when her guardian angel shows her the true meaning of love
    "In Coppelius's Toyshop," where a jaded narcissist finds himself trapped in a crowded toy store at Christmastime
    "Epiphany," in which three modern-day wisemen embark on a quest unlike any they've ever experienced
    "Inn," where a choir singer gives shelter to a homeless man and his pregnant wife-only to learn later that there's much more to the couple than meets the eye
    And more...
  2. Poll: Please vote on your choice of book

    • John Grisham's Skipping Christmas

      55.26% 21
    • Connie Willis' Miracle and Other Christmas Stories

      34.21% 13
    • Maeve Binchy's This Year It Will Be Different

      10.53% 4
    38 Votes
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  4. by   Q.
    Oh, forgot to mention. Poll is running for 5 days. Some of these books are on a limited availability so we'd like to make a decision soon.

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  6. by   aus nurse
    Oh I'll be in this one......I don't like Anne Rice and that genre so didn't get involved in last month's reading but these choices sound much more like me I love reading!!
    I didn't vote as I like the sound of them all. Connie Willis looks to be the popular so far, so I will go see if *fingers crossed* there is a copy in my local library.
    Looking forward to whatever gets picked.
  7. by   Zee_RN
    I'm not a fan of short stories so I'm voting for "Skipping Christmas." Didn't participate last month as I am not an Anne Rice fan.
  8. by   NRSKarenRN
    Love Maeve Binchy's books. Would enjoy re-reading this one.

    Trying to get through Anne Rice book....way behind but work now caught up.
  9. by   hoolahan
    Oooohhhh! The Willis book sounds really good to me. Thanks for these choices Susy!
    I'm game. Don't really have a preference.

  11. by   nurs4kids
    I'm game...
    I have a preference, but I'll go with the "in-crowd"
  12. by   aimeee
    I voted for the Connie Willis, but the Grisham would be just fine with me too. I read a Maeve Binchy once and was really enjoying it and interested in the characters and then all of a sudden it just ended. I felt cheated.
  13. by   debyan
    I voted for the Grisham because I have it and just haven't taken the time to read it yet They all sound good ,my second choice was the Connie Willis. I love to read, unless its like studying type reading. deb
  14. by   semstr
    Love to read Willis book, but have to order it and it takes at least 2 weeks!
    The Grisham I have seen here already, so................ would be nice of you!
    Thanks, Renee
  15. by   nurs4kids
    <pushes the envelope for Grisham>