Quick MR and MRoogle seaches indicate that we haven't done this before. So, I was thinking - why not have a book club. I'm putting it here, because I would learn towards open discussion of topics, regardless of how much contention the views bring in. I hopefully we can treat the book club selections in a similar way to the photo competition thread in the photo forum from a couple years back, but maybe a little more streamlined. During month A we suggest books, during month B we vote on a list of 5-10, and during month C we discuss it. All three would run concurrently. In the discussion thread for one book, vote for the next month's discussion and name another book that you want to consider for two months down the road in your post. The reading and discussion month would occur at the same time. Folks that read the book more quickly would have more to share sooner, but it is the underlying topics that get unearthed that would be more enjoyable to share. The only things I would ask be included in the suggestion post would be a one sentence summary and a page count. Sounds unwieldy, but I think it could work. Better ideas are always appreciated (plus I'm not sure how I'd narrow down a suggestion list to 5-10). Yielding to a bit of laziness and an impending baby that will once again destroy my leisure time, I'm going to suggest a book for December - Them - that I happened to start reading a few days ago. I haven't gotten very far, but I find the topic both interesting and oddly en pointe to the current political climate. The writer, Jon Ronson, spent time with folks that are considered extremists/conspiracy theorists and looks at what makes them tick. 336 pages. Amazon Link, so you can get yourself an ISBN or whatever you need to find it at your library So, what do you guys think?