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Reading Buddies

As of August 2012, Reading Buddies is inactive. Please browse the archives if you’re interested, though! And who knows…maybe I’ll start it up again someday.

About Reading Buddies

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In January of 2011, I asked Erin Reads readers if anyone would like to help me tackle my TBR list and accomplish my 2011 reading goals by reading books from my list with me. The response was enthusiastic, and Reading Buddies was born. (For more background, check out my initial Reading Buddies post or my July 2011 updates post.)

The basic idea is that we sort of coordinate the reading of a book from our TBR lists for a month. These are NOT formal readalongs! There are no scheduled check-ins and no official discussion questions. Read at your own speed. Post as often or seldom as you’d like. You don’t have to have a blog to participate; I’m happy to discuss via email or in the comments on my bi-monthly Reading Buddies posts.

There’s no official book-by-book button, but if you’d like something, feel free to use the Reading Buddies button to the right.


February 2011:
A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson (discussion | wrap-up)
The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver (discussion | wrap-up)

March 2011:
The Appointment by Herta Müller (discussion | wrap-up)
Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro (discussion | wrap-up)

April 2011:
The Knife of Never Letting Go
by Patrick Ness (discussion | wrap-up)
The Corrections by Jonathan Franzen (discussion | wrap-up)

May 2011:
Animal Farm by George Orwell (discussion | wrap-up)
Bel Canto by Ann Patchett (discussion | wrap-up)

June 2011:
Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer (discussion | wrap-up)
Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese (discussion | wrap-up)

July 2011:
Let the Great World Spin by Colum McCann (discussion | wrap-up)

August 2011:
Little Women by Louisa May Alcott (discussion | wrap-up)

September 2011:
Sea of Poppies by Amitav Ghosh (discussion | wrap-up)

October 2011:
Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides (discussion | wrap-up)

November 2011:
The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins (discussion | wrap-up)

December 2011:
The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne (discussion | wrap-up)

January 2012:
A Room with a View by E.M. Forster (discussion | wrap-up)

February 2012:
The Razor’s Edge by W. Somerset Maugham (discussion | wrap-up)

March 2012:
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith (discussion | wrap-up)

April 2012:
The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton (discussion | wrap-up)

May 2012:
Moments of Being by Virginia Woolf (discussion | wrap-up)

June 2012:
Year of Wonders by Geraldine Brooks (discussion | wrap-up)

July 2012:
Possession by A.S. Byatt (discussion | wrap-up)

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