What a cool idea! Patry Francis, whose debut novel, The Liar's Club, will be coming out next February, has come up with quite a cool book club idea - The Third Day Book Club.
The idea she came up with is ideal in the simplicity of it - in the beginning of a month, an announcement is made at her blog regarding the title of the next book they will read and review/discuss. Those who wish to participate (and she's got a strong group of over 20 players already) get a copy, read it and before reading anybody else's review of the book, either post a review at their own blog, or in the comments section Patry has set up at her blog, on the third day of that following month.
Perhaps a tiny portion of my belief this is a great idea is that the first book, discussed November 3rd, was Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's Half of a Yellow Sun, and she just announced that the December 3 title will be Daniel Woodrell's Winter's Bone. Gee, those two titles sound familiar to any readers here? I hope they continue to grow and use the same incredible taste as they move through the 12 third days of 2007.