I want to (re) start a reading club. I have a couple of ideas.
- We all read one chapter a week of Gideon the Ninth, the bestselling YA sci fi novel (“lesbian necromancers in space”). Gideon is a great example of character-first plotting — maybe even too successful (at times it’s hard to figure out what is happening because Gideon is such a block-headed teenager). So I would be very curious to hear what you enjoy or don’t enjoy about it. One thing to note: because Gideon is a contemporary novel, you will need to buy / obtain a copy of the book to participate.
- We read a few pages every week of Jane Eyre or Wuthering Heights. Both are free. JR is fascinating as a great example of character-first writing. WH is something quite different, and much more experimental.
Thoughts? Suggestions? Which interests you?