The Book Vipers

A friendly, informal and established group with a diverse range of members. We read the classics, contemporary fiction and non-fiction. Come and join in the discussions, or undertake one of our challenges.

Polls for June reads are now open, so please come and vote.
https://www.goodreads.com/poll/list/5...

Our May reads are:

Fiction - The Wind Up Bird Chronicle by Haruki Murakami

Non-Fiction - Flash Boys by Michael Lewis

Classics - The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins.

Threads for these are now open.

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Flash Boys: A Wall Street Revolt
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This topic has been closed to new comments. * Group Rules
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Questions for Moderators
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Introductions
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Thread Suggestions
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This topic has been closed to new comments. Book Vipers Group Announcements
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This topic has been closed to new comments. * What We Have Already Read - Fiction
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* Group Fiction Read - April 2015 - Perfume: The Story of a Murderer. NO SPOILERS ALLOWED
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* Group Fiction Read - April 2015 - Perfume: The Story of a Murderer. SPOILERS ALLOWED
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Group Fiction Read - The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle - May 2015 - NO SPOILERS
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Group Fiction Read - The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle - May 2015 - SPOILERS ALLOWED
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Group Fiction Read - The Miniaturist - March 2015 - SPOILERS ALLOWED
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Group Fiction Read - The Luminaries - January & February 2015 - SPOILERS ALLOWED
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Group Fiction Read - The Luminaries - January & February 2015 - NO SPOILERS
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This topic has been closed to new comments. Group Read Fiction Nominations - April 2015
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Group Fiction Read - The Age of Miracles - December 2014 - SPOILERS ALLOWED
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Group Fiction Read - The Age of Miracles - December 2014 - NO SPOILERS
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Group fiction read October 2014 - Life after Life - SPOILERS ALLOWED
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Group Fiction read November 2014 - Mr Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore. NO SPOILERS
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Group fiction read October 2014 - Life after Life - NO SPOILERS
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This topic has been closed to new comments. * What We Have Already Read - Non-Fiction
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* Non-Fiction Group Read - Wild by Cheryl Strayed - April 2015. NO SPOILERS ALLOWED
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* Non-Fiction Group Read - Wild by Cheryl Strayed - April 2015. SPOILERS ALLOWED
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Non-Fiction Group Read - Alphabetical - March 2015 - SPOILERS ALLOWED
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Non-Fiction Group Read - Flash Boys - May 2015. NO SPOILERS
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Non-Fiction Group Read - Flash Boys - May 2015. SPOILERS ALLOWED
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Non-Fiction Group Read - Alphabetical - March 2015 - NO SPOILERS
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Non-Fiction Group Read - The Power of Habit - February 2015 - SPOILERS ALLOWED
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This topic has been closed to new comments. Group Read Non-Fiction Nominations - April 2015
By Paul · 25 posts · 67 views
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Non-Fiction Group Read - Jerusalem: The Biography - January 2015 - SPOILERS ALLOWED
By Paul · 22 posts · 32 views
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Non-Fiction Group Read - The Power of Habit - February 2015 - NO SPOILERS
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Non-Fiction Group Read - Jerusalem: The Biography - January 2015 - NO SPOILERS
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Non-Fiction Group Read - Letters from Father Christmas - December 2014 - SPOILERS ALLOWED
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Non-Fiction Group Read - Letters from Father Christmas - December 2014 - NO SPOILERS
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Group Non-fiction read - October 2014 - Geisha of Gion - SPOILERS ALLOWED
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Group Non-fiction read - November 2014 - No Fixed Abode. SPOILERS ALLOWED
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Group Non-fiction read - November 2014 - No Fixed Abode. NO SPOILERS
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Group Non-fiction read - October 2014 - Geisha of Gion - NO SPOILERS
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* classics Group Read (post 1900) - Rebecca - April 2015 - NO SPOILERS ALLOWED
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* Classics Group Read (post 1900) - Rebecca - April 2015 - SPOILERS ALLOWED
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This topic has been closed to new comments. * What We Have Already Read - Checklist
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* Classics Group Read (pre 1900) - March 2015 - The Time Machine, NO SPOILERS ALLOWED
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* Classics Group Read (pre 1900) - March 2015 - The Time Machine, SPOILERS ALLOWED
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Classics Group Read (pre 1900) - The Picture of Dorian Gray - January 2015 - NO SPOILERS
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Classics Group Read (post 1900) - To The Lighthouse - February 2015 - SPOILERS ALLOWED
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Classics Group Read (post 1900) - To The Lighthouse - February 2015 - NO SPOILERS
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Classics Group Read (post 1900)- Brighton Rock - December 2014 - SPOILERS ALLOWED
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Classics Group Read (post 1900)- Brighton Rock - December 2014 - NO SPOILERS
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Classics Group Read (Pre 1900) - November 2014. The Way we Live Now. SPOILERS ALLOWED
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Group Classics Read (pre 1900) - July 2014 - Pride and Prejudice - SPOILERS ALLOWED
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Classics Group Read - October 2014 - The Sun Also Rises - SPOILERS ALLOWED
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Classics Group Read (Pre 1900) - November 2014. The Way we Live Now. NO SPOILERS
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This topic has been closed to new comments. Classics Group Read (Post 1900) December 2014 nominations
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Classics Group Read - October 2014 - The Sun Also Rises - NO SPOILERS
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Classics Group Read (pre 1900)- Crime and Punishment - Spetember 2014 - SPOILERS ALLOWED
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Group Read Nominations - Classics (PRE 1900) - November 2014
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Classics Group Read (pre 1900)- Crime and Punishment - Spetember 2014 - NO SPOILERS
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+ Read Along Books
* To Kill A Mockingbird - Read Along January - January 2015
By Elizabeth · 65 posts · 139 views
last updated Dec 31, 2014 09:54AM
Readalong - American Gods
By Paul · 27 posts · 62 views
last updated Apr 19, 2015 05:57AM
Readalong - House of Leaves - NO SPOILERS
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last updated Dec 28, 2014 11:56AM
Anna Karenina Readalong Thread
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last updated Dec 24, 2014 08:35AM
The Cuckoo's Calling Readalong - August to December 2014 - SPOILERS ALLOWED
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Readalong - House of Leaves - SPOILERS ALLOWED
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last updated Nov 06, 2014 02:11PM
The Cuckoo's Calling Readalong - August to December 2014 - NO SPOILERS
By Paul · 2 posts · 19 views
last updated Aug 31, 2014 11:56AM
Buddy Reads
By Elizabeth · 56 posts · 174 views
last updated Sep 20, 2013 06:37AM
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+ 2015 Challenges
Full Deck Books
By Paul · 372 posts · 185 views
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Dusty Shelf Books
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Full Deck Book Lists
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Full Deck Challenge
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Dusty Shelf Challenge
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+ Book Chat
* Just finished Reading (2015)
By Paul · 179 posts · 122 views
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* What are you reading in 2015?
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General Book Chat
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Last book(s) you acquired
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Do you give up on a book you cannot get into?
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Do you use your library?
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last updated Apr 23, 2015 04:59AM
Short Stories
By Lisa · 9 posts · 28 views
last updated Apr 13, 2015 03:42AM
eReader book bargains
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Book lists
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last updated Mar 30, 2015 01:09PM
Audiobook Recommendations?
By Nicola · 72 posts · 256 views
last updated Mar 12, 2015 06:52AM
Favourite Bookshops
By Paul · 34 posts · 65 views
last updated Mar 04, 2015 11:02AM
World Book Night 2015
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last updated Feb 24, 2015 01:57PM
Bookmark versus bending corners
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last updated Feb 09, 2015 11:13PM
Book Websites and Blogs
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Looking for a suggestion or help on what to read next? Post here!
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last updated Dec 02, 2014 02:59PM
How many books do you have going at once?
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Book Apps
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Worst book you've ever read?
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last updated Oct 12, 2014 01:49PM
Which of The Classics, in your opinion, should be read?
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Ereader v Book
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WWI or The Great War - reading recommendations?
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Reading a series
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+ Off Topic
In The News
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What were you glad for today?
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General Chit-Chat
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E-readers
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Can you remember the moment you fell in love with books and reading?
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The joy of the second hand book shop!
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Engaging with childrens' authors
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New Year's Resolutions
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+ TV Chat
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+ Radio Chat
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+ Film Chat
Last movie you watched?
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Is there a film that you think is better than the book?
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last updated Feb 27, 2015 08:26PM
What Are Your Favourite Films?
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last updated Jan 31, 2015 09:23AM
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty - film
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last updated Nov 15, 2014 12:32PM
Favourite actors and actresses
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last updated Nov 12, 2014 09:19AM
This topic has been closed to new comments. * The Hare With Amber Eyes - Read Along January-March 2014
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last updated Mar 16, 2014 12:12PM
* Crossing to Safety - January-March 2014
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last updated Apr 11, 2014 01:41PM
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* This Charming Man by Marian Keyes - SPOILERS ALLOWED
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last updated Dec 28, 2013 09:39AM
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