This is the book that got me banned from choosing further selections for members of my book club. We met at lunch once a month at the library and took turns suggesting the book to be read by the next meeting. Things went well for a while and we read a variety of genres and authors. I had selected books before I suggested Wolf Hall. I honestly enjoyed it although it was written in a more obscure fashion. In 2009, it won the Man-Booker prize and its sequel, Bringing Up the Bodies also won in its year of publication. It didn't win any prizes with the book club, though. Next time we got together, everyone said, "I couldn't read it," or "I'm sorry, I had to quit." Naturally since I was the only person to read the book, there wasn't a lot of discussion. There was a decision, though and that was that I wouldn't be choosing more books. What??? The book club sort of faded into oblivion after that and I hope it wasn't Wolf Hall that did it.
The book club may be revived but this time the "rules" will be different. Each meeting members will bring a book they'd like to talk about, that they have enjoyed. Members can read the books if they're interested because the librarian will bring some copies in. It may be that we narrow the choices of reading by having a meeting focusing on "the best book you've read" or "the worst book you've read." It could be to talk about non-fiction you've enjoyed or perhaps a particular genre of literature. There are many possibilities. I think the best part of the new concept is that I can't inflict an "unreadable" book on others again. I'm looking forward to it.
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