The BBBC: Selection for April

I am thrilled to see some interest in The Bodacious Bloggity Book Club! I hope it will be a fun way to connect as bloggers and celebrate the joy of reading.

Almost as soon as I hit publish on my previous BBBC post I started making a mental list of books, with one book in particular firmly seeded in the top position. In my opinion, this is a book that should be on everyone's reading list. It is one of those special books that can burrow its way into your heart and soul and change you. The story stands the test of time. It can be re-read at different points in your life and it will impact you in a new way.

This book has to be our first selection...

So visit your local library, bookstore, your own bookshelf, or borrow from a friend and get your brain into this book. We will have our first *meeting* April 25th, this gives us close to a month to read. Hope that works for everyone. I will post a reminder a bit before that and have Mr. Linky figured out by then. After our *meeting* we can pop some popcorn and watch the movie in our pajamas, K?

***Please offer some suggestions for upcoming BBBC selections through comments or email. Remember this is for everyone interested and you can participate whenever you are able. Let's get busy reading!


  1. Here are some that popped into my brain:

    The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
    Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
    Anne Frank: A Diary of a Young Girl
    Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
    Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
    Jane Austen novels?
    A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith
    The Hiding Place by Corrie Ten Boom
    Mark Twain novels?

    What are some other suggestions? Any historical fiction ideas? Let's brainstorm...

  2. Yeah... I am so excited about this. I read this book in High School, but that was FOREVER ago, so I am ready to take a go at it again. Your other suggestions sound great to me. I will think about it and if I come up with anything I will send you a little note! I am off to find a copy of the book and get started!

  3. I already have this book and am ready to go. I have lots of time off in the next few weeks so the time frame works great for me.

    I think the list is awesome...I've wanted to read Jane Eyre (and others on the list too) so I'm excited.

    Thanks for getting this all started.

  4. Are you sitting down - of course you are, you are typing! I'm in! I always wanted to read TKAM and need to get back on the adult reading wagon. Off to Half-Price...

  5. PERFECT selection for our first book, Holly! I too, have not read this since high school....cried like a baby. Love. It.!
    I will be thinking of more books to read, your list looks awesome so far, I love that you have Corrie Ten Boom on there! :)

  6. yes! I will try to participate in this one. have not read this since high school, so it should be good. I have a copy, and may try to get my son to join in as well! any on your list sound good. I've got several of them. I'm not sure about Jane Eyre though. My son read that in the fall. HATED it. LOST it!! (paid for it-school reader)

    great first choice!

  7. I've read this one twice so maybe I can participate in the April meeting. I feared joining because I already have 2 book clubs to keep up with and the books seem to be getting bigger and bigger, but this one will work.

  8. I'm so happy to see several bloggers getting their read on!

    My hope is that people can enjoy this without feeling any pressure--that does NOT make reading enjoyable.

    Everyone is invited to jump in whenever they feel they have the time and the interest!

    Happy reading!

  9. Hi Holly, I think this is a great idea! I plan on being involved. My grandsons and I are currently listening to Great Expectations in an unabridged audio book form right now, so I hope that title will be one that you select soon.

  10. Ewww!! I want to do this too! I better get on it!

  11. I had some ideas for the next book too!
    Fall on Your Knees by AnneMarie Macdonald
    The Saving Graces:A Novel by Patricia Gaffney
    AND OF COURSE my all time fav, Catcher in The Rye by JD Salinger
    Oh I am so excited!

  12. I found you from Bridget's site (who I found through her Letters To a Parent post) and came over to check this out. I am in real life a book group but it hasn't been thriving with the type of selections or discussions that I am looking for. I would love to participate in this. My daughter just finished reading To Kill a Mockingbird and I can share that discussion with her, too.

    I do something similar at my website, Finding What Inspires. As way to continue to challenge myself and invite others to join if they wish, I started a monthly reading challenge on my Try-It-With-Me Tuesday. My challenges are more general to allow people to make it work for them. For instance, the March Reading Challenge was to read a biography of someone who inspires you and then post or comment about what you read. April's challenge will come out this Tuesday, tomorrow.

    But I will enjoy participating in the BBBC to feed off and share in the discussion about one particular book. Thanks for hosting it!


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