It was a photo finish with the top 3 books separated by just hundredths of a point! Click here to see which book we’ll be reading May.
Time to vote on which book you want to read next!
Guess which book we'll be reading in April while you find out how I became officially involved with a translated book from Saudi Arabia.
Interesting selection of Saudi books this month. Time to vote on which one you want to read in April.
Time to send in your suggestions for next month's country.
You voted & chose March's Colombian book. Click here to see which book won!
Which book should we read from Colombia? This month you can choose from 2 works of literature, a satire, 2 memoirs & magical realism.
Another month, another new country & we're looking to you for some great book suggestions.
A World Adventure by Book is doing another book giveaway & because we believe in global reading, you're eligible to win wherever you are in the world!
You voted & February's Israeli book has been chosen. Click here to see which book won.
Together, January's Palestinian book & February's Israeli book are an interesting duo. While you're reading the Palestinian book of short stories, which Israeli book should we read next month?
Did you know that you can choose indie bookshops for ebooks as well paperbacks?
Click here to see what's been suggested so far & check out a bonus Israeli cookbook which has recently won the James Beard Book of the Year as well as Best International Cookbook!
Here are the results of the vote, the Palestinian book we'll be reading next month & a bonus Palestinian cook book to whet your appetite.
Together, January's Palestinian book & February's Israeli book are going to be quite the juxtaposition. But you have the power to decide...which Palestinian book should we read next month?
Did you know that there is no true count of how many countries exist? Nevertheless, here are the two places around the world that the book club will be reading for the next two months. We'd love to hear book suggestions from you.
To my surprise, the voting this month had a photo finish, but next month's book from India will provide us with a very unique perspective echoing through the ages.
Many of you were excited to see that we choose India as our country to read in December. We are excited too!
We were also pleased to receive 6 book suggestions from you noting books which piqued your interest or ones you've loved. Because of the large number of suggestions sent in, we randomly selected which 2 to include in the final list of 6. (See the screencast with audio which shows the automated selection here.) Thanks to all who suggested books, & special thanks to Ester Elbert & Jo Jackson whose suggestions were included in the final list of books! Note: Another book suggestion from Julie Jacobs is in the final line up as well because it topped my long list of India books & is now 1 of my 2 book suggestions included.
This month, you'll be choosing from the following genres: history, satirical fiction, literature, biography, autobiography & a fantasy myth/legend novel which also happens to be an LGBTQIA selection. This latter point becomes even more amazing when you realize that Indian law makes being gay punishable by up to 10 years in prison.
You can vote until Mon., Nov. 20 11PM ET. (That's NYC time. See this converted to your local time below.)
Recently, I attended Random House's Off the Page, an all-day bookish event with their best authors.
Why should you care?
Well, I stood in a VERY LONG line to get this book signed by NY Times bestselling author, Kelly Corrigan just for you! Named by HuffPost as “the poet laureate of the ordinary,” Kelly has written a new book titled, Tell Me More that is a "deeply personal, unfailingly honest, & often hilarious examination of the essential phrases that turn the wheel of life."
Yep, we're thrilled to announce that A World Adventure by Book is doing a giveaway!
The only thing you need to do to win is let us know you're interested in this very special book. Unlike Goodreads & other bookish sites which ask you to sign up for a newsletter or follow a page in order to enter the giveaway, we want you to have this fantastic book before its official launch in January just because we like you.
Comment on the post announcing this giveaway in our Facebook book club by Nov. 19 11:59PM ET & you'll be entered into the drawing. A random winner will then be chosen. And yes, anyone can enter the giveaway. We'll send the book to you no matter where you live in the world because after all, we're A World Adventure by Book & believe in reading books from other countries!
Ranging from desert to alpine tundra to humid tropical regions, December's country has a motley landscape. This country is also rich in heritage & known as one of the oldest civilizations to exist. Often thought to be one of the most culturally varied in the world, this country reveals the diversity of its people in the amazing flavors of its food from sweet to savory. And it's the 4th most popular country from which book club members originate!
Have you guessed yet which country we're visiting next? If not, just a few more hints. Like baseball/football in the US & soccer in the UK, cricket is this country's second religion while its dance forms are a spiritual art & its festivals are so vibrant they're world renowned.
Which Country are We Reading Next?
A land of mystical dreams—India! I chose this country for December based upon my recent foray into cooking a variety of Indian & Indian-fusion dishes. (I've always adored Indian food, but never made it from scratch until recently. If you're curious about cooking with Indian spices, I've included two of my favorite cookbooks which make Indian flavors accessible with deliciously easy recipes.)
HAVE ANY BOOK SUGGESTIONS?
We'd love to hear suggestions from you! Just let us know by Wed., Nov. 15 11PM ET. (That's NYC time. See this converted to your local time below.)
We'll use 2 suggestions from book club members, 2 suggestions from Mia (the book club moderator) & 2 of my suggestions to compile a list of 6 books on which book club members will vote. The most popular book from the list will then be read.
Please note - We're specific in our books, they must:
- Largely occur in the country specified unless the world described is an alternate universe
- Be written by an author born there who has spent a good portion of their life there
- Exist in paperback & ebook available on both Amazon & Kindle at least in the US & hopefully elsewhere