The Paper & Glam Book Club 2016
Sunday, November 08, 2015
Paper & Glam Readers,
It's time to talk Book Club 2016!
The framework for the reading list is a three-way split between classics, fiction, and non-fiction. Whether you're a devoted fan of pop-culture phonemes, literary greats, or a student of the human experience, there's a book on the list you'll love!
Each book on the 2016 list received many votes and at least one glowing endorsement from a monthly book chatter who read it and savored every page.
Without further ado, I'm pleased to introduce the 2016 Paper & Glam Book Club Reading List with a brief description of how each title fits in.
January's book club read will have us living more with less by Organized Home Day on January 14th! Who's ready to de-clutter based on which items spark joy? It's all about finding the wonder and joy in the everyday and in between so let's start out the year by de-cluttering together!
When I released the 2015 Paper & Glam Reading List a member of our reading community noted there wasn't much cultural diversity within the authors selected. Admittedly, cultural diversity isn't something I think of when selecting my next read so I invited the reader to send over a few culturally diverse selections and I'd make sure one of her picks was on this year's list.
Girl On The Train was the Gone Girl of 2015! It will be filling the can't-put-it-down thriller slot on the 2016 Paper & Glam Reading List. The excerpt advertises a "compulsively readable and emotionally immersive Hitchcockian thriller" and I can't wait!
With the dawn of spring I'm ready for bright, breezy chic lit and when this book popped up on multiple book chatter's "2016 Reading Wishlists," I knew it was meant to fill out chic-lit quota! As luck would have it, I'd just snagged the it at random during a routine Costco run when I noticed my duvet graced it's the cover!
Breakfast at Tiffany's will be our first quarterly classic for 2016! In 2015 we focused on Brit Lit, so this year we're taking on American Lit starting with the iconic and glammest of them all!
June's Paper & Glam Book Club selection is a book I couldn't go another year without reading! In Blonde, "the legend of Marilyn Monroe comes provocatively alive in this powerful tale of Hollywood myth and heartbreaking reality. A star created to shine brightest in the Hollywood firmament before her fall to earth. Blonde is a dazzling fictional portrait of the intricate inner life of the idolized and desired movie star as only the inimitable Joyce Carol Oates could paint it."
Our second classic of the year is the epic, all-time bestseller and the benchmark for The Great American Novel...none other than Gone With The Wind.
A pair of circus-performing dueling magicians who fall dangerously in love?! Oh I'd say this book is the perfect fit for our 2016 end-of-summer beach read, wouldn't you?!
"Life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the fall" with my all-time favorite book and our third quarterly classic of 2016, The Great Gatsby.
This year's Halloween read staring "a centuries-old vampire, a spellbound witch, and a mysterious manuscript" promises to get us in a the spirit of "Glamoween" with "equal parts history and magic, romance and suspense."
In November our book club will read the highly anticipated (Amazon's most pre-ordered since the final installment of the Harry Potter series) and polarizing release to Harper Lee's American classic To Kill A Mockingbird! Some critics loved it, some thought it an unconscionable defilement of an American classic, we'll decide for ourselves next year! Interesting fact, the title comes from Isaiah 21:6 "For thus hath the Lord said unto me, Go, set a watchman, let him declare what he seeth."
December's Paper & Glam Book Club read is a festive, seasonal selection from the master of fantasy J.R.R. Tolkien. If you were left mesmerized by the world of the friar in the now classic The Hobbit and Lord of The Rings trilogy, can you imagine how he'll bring the North Pole to life?!
There is a free printable reading schedule and planner stickers in the shop to keep us organized and accountable to turning pages together in 2016!
Were any of these titles already on your to-read list? Is there one or two you're particularly excited to read? It's going to be tough not crack these titles early!
As with last year, book club will be live the last Thursday of the month on P&G TV at 6 PM PST/9 PM EST!
To discuss other reads and join the Book Club community, we're on Facebook here! To discuss the monthly read (spoilers allowed), we're on GoodReads here!
Can't wait to read through 2016 with you,
I'm so excited. I was waiting all day for this list. Gatsby was on my list for 2016 already!
Posted by: Lee | Sunday, November 08, 2015 at 07:31 PM
I am excited, 7 out of the 12 books were already in my to-read list for 2016!!! I can't wait for the new year.
Posted by: M.Avila | Sunday, November 08, 2015 at 07:51 PM
I think this is a great list, new to the book club but looking forward to reading some of these great classics!
Posted by: Stacy | Sunday, November 08, 2015 at 08:48 PM
I'm very excited, I've been waiting for the list to come out!! January's selection was already on my list. I'm looking forward to reading The Great Gatsby & Breakfast at Tiffany's. Can't wait!
Posted by: Melanie | Sunday, November 08, 2015 at 09:15 PM
I have decided to have a go at joining your book club and I am really excited about being involved in one (having never done it before). I am really looking forward to January's book - I am sure it will help me with future new year resolutions.
Can I ask are there any other UK paper and glam book club people - where are you going to buy your books from?
Thank you - and I look forward to reading with you Lisamarie.
Posted by: Gemma | Monday, November 09, 2015 at 05:07 AM
Great book choices!! Yesterday I was waitting for the list and I went to sleep just after reading it... this year I just replayed the videos after reading 2 novels on the list.
Posted by: Edith | Monday, November 09, 2015 at 09:08 AM
Yay! Several books were on my reading list already. Thank you again for organizing this for us! And thank you for the December Life List. Just a note: Ugly Sweater Day is the 18th, not the 11th. And it's such a BIG holiday (LOL) that I thought you'd want to know. Apparently it's the 3rd Friday of December.
Posted by: Robin | Monday, November 09, 2015 at 11:51 AM
So excited to see the list! I see a few I have read already, some I have on my to-read list and some I haven't even heard of. I'm looking forward to jumping in.
Posted by: Heather | Monday, November 09, 2015 at 01:04 PM
Wow! You're zippy quick, Lisamarie. Thank you!
Posted by: Robin | Monday, November 09, 2015 at 03:35 PM
Great reading list!! And thank you so much for the free downloads! It was very generous of you!!
Posted by: Elizabeth | Monday, November 09, 2015 at 06:58 PM
The 2016 reading list is just the motivation I need to join Book Club. Thanks Lisamarie!
Posted by: Lori Flohre | Wednesday, November 11, 2015 at 08:00 PM
I just finished reading Girl on the Train and it was AMAZING. Better than Big Little Lies, if you can even believe that. Excited about the list!
Posted by: Tara | Saturday, November 14, 2015 at 08:06 PM
I'm so ready for the 2016 Book Club. I wasn't able to participate this year but it's a part of my resolution for next year. I've read a couple of these books already but I'd love to read them again. Really like the choices for next year. Great list.
Posted by: Josanne Lewis | Sunday, November 15, 2015 at 07:29 PM
Ahhh! i read Night Circus a few months back, not really sure how I found it, but glad I did!!!
Posted by: firstname.lastname@example.org | Monday, November 16, 2015 at 09:00 PM
Ahhh! i read Night Circus a few months back, not really sure how I found it, but glad I did!!!
Posted by: Abigail | Monday, November 16, 2015 at 09:01 PM
I love all the choices! Can't wait to get into these books! :)
Posted by: Patty | Tuesday, November 17, 2015 at 06:22 AM
I read The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up earlier this year-- it has some great ideas! Very thoughtful and responsible way of thinking about your possessions. I bet you'll all enjoy it! The Great Gatsby is a classic-- perfect to read in the fall too! I read it every year.
Posted by: Rebecka | Wednesday, November 18, 2015 at 12:53 PM
I am extremely excited for 2016's Book List. I see about three books on here that I've been wanting to read:The life changing magic of tidying up, Girl on the Train,Go Set a Watchman and one of my favs: The Great Gatsby! Can't wait to get started :)
Posted by: Jackie | Sunday, November 29, 2015 at 09:26 PM
Lisa Marie I had to tell you that the Life Changing Magic of Tidying up has a Kikki-K edition which is covered to coincide with the Be Brave Collection.
There are a few books that I'm looking forward to reading, and I'm glad that there are some books that I want to read from this bookclub!
To all the boys I've loved before
Gone with the Wind
Breakfast at Tiffany's
The Great Gatsby
The Discovery of the Witches
and I'd love to re-read the Night Circus, that's an amazing book!
Posted by: Angelica | Saturday, December 05, 2015 at 11:06 AM
Oh wow, 60% is pretty darn good! Merry Christmas!
Posted by: Paper and Glam | Thursday, December 17, 2015 at 04:34 PM
Hello. Can you tell me how to be a part of the live discussion? Do most people do that or just watch the video on You Tube? Thanks I'm really looking forward to the 2016 book club list and reading with you and everyone else!
Posted by: Erin Dale | Thursday, December 31, 2015 at 08:14 PM