December Book Club Reading

  1. I thought I would start a new thread to gain ideas for another book club selection. After *painfully* reading through Anne Rice's The Witching Hour, it seems that most of us are interested in a collection of short stories for this month; something that will be easier to read during moments of free time and still discuss, yet not fall immensely behind. We'd like to keep it within the Christmas-Holiday theme. After the holidays, then we'll look into more "meatier" books to settle into the winter and read.

    I'd like to have a poll up by the end of the day today, if possible.
    The first suggestion for a book is Connie Willis's Miracle And Other Christmas Stories. I have another damn book but I'll have to go find it, for pete's sake.

    Any other suggestions?
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  4. by   finallyRN
    suzy- anything is bound to be better than The Witching Hour. I don't have any suggestions, just something easy to read.
  5. by   RNConnieF
    The Nanny Diaries. EASY read, lots of juicy gossip innuendo, and a whole new world for those of us that actually take care of our own kids. We could do this one, it really is an easy read.
  6. by   RNConnieF
    Duh, it's not really a Christmas book, it's about the child raising habits of the filthy rich in New York. Sorry. Save it for later.
  7. by   Jenny P
    Sorry I didn't get involved in the book last month; I just don't care for Anne Rice at all and thought I'd skip the first one. I'll try to think of a book of short Christmas/holiday stories and get back to you too.
  8. by   Mattigan
    Maeve Binchy has a book of short stories for Christmas. It's been in paperback for a few years and if I wasn't wanting to know the name of it would be right at my fingertips.... anyway, I enjoyed them... happy, sad... typical Maeve Binchy.
  9. by   Zee_RN
    What about "Skipping Christmas"? I understand it is a short, enjoyable read and good to read before Christmas. I haven't read it yet but have heard good things.
  10. by   Zee_RN
    Here's the ditty on "Skipping Christmas" by John Grisham:

    From the Publisher:
    "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."
  11. by   Q.
    Zee, that sounds good too.

    Mattigan, do you have the title of the book you were referring to? If so then we'd have 3 to vote on....
  12. by   rebelwaclause
    Yep...Skipping Christmas. I didn't read Anne Rice's novel, but would enjoy participating with this months read.
  13. by   Mattigan
    The title is.."This Year It Will Be Different".

    I have heard a lot of good things about the Grisham "Skipping Christmas" also... but haven't read that one.
  14. by   Q.
    Great, thanks Mattigan. I'll post a poll....