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.

Our August reads are:

Fiction - All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

Non-Fiction - Mountains of the Mind by Robert McFarlane

Classics - Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov

Nomination threads are now open:

Fiction

Non Fiction

Classics (Pre 1900)

Book v Film



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All the Light We Cannot See
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Start date
July 1, 2015
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August 31, 2015
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Mountains of the Mind: A History of a Fascination
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August 31, 2015
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Lolita
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This topic has been closed to new comments. * Group Rules
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Introductions
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Questions for Moderators
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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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* Group Fiction Read - July & August 2015 - All the Light We Cannot See - NO SPOILERS ALLOWED
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* Group Fiction Read - July & August 2015 - All the Light We Cannot See SPOILERS ALLOWED
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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 - September 2015 - Nominations Thread
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Group Fiction Read - April 2015 - Perfume: The Story of a Murderer. SPOILERS ALLOWED
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Group Fiction Read - June 2015 - First Fifteen Lives of Harry August. NO SPOILERS
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This topic has been closed to new comments. Group Fiction Read - July 2015 - Nominations Thread
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Group Fiction Read - The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle - May 2015 - NO SPOILERS
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This topic has been closed to new comments. Group Fiction Read - June 2015 - Nominations Thread
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Group Fiction Read - April 2015 - Perfume: The Story of a Murderer. NO SPOILERS ALLOWED
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This topic has been closed to new comments. * What We Have Already Read - Non-Fiction
By Elizabeth · 3 posts · 134 views
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* Non-Fiction Group Read - July 2015 - I Feel Bad About My Neck NO SPOILERS ALLOWED
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* Non-Fiction Group Read - July 2015 - I Feel Bad About My Neck - SPOILERS ALLOWED
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Group Non Fiction Read - September 2015 - Nominations Thread
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Non-Fiction Group Read - August 2015 - Mountains of the Mind - NO SPOILERS ALLOWED
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Non-Fiction Group Read - August 2015 - Mountains of the Mind - SPOILERS ALLOWED
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Group Non-Fiction Read Nominations - August 2015
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Non-Fiction Group Read - June 2015 - So you've been publicly shamed NO SPOILERS
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This topic has been closed to new comments. Group Non-Fiction Read Nominations - July 2015
By Paul · 17 posts · 47 views
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Non-Fiction Group Read - Flash Boys - May 2015. NO SPOILERS
By Paul · 5 posts · 16 views
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This topic has been closed to new comments. Group Non-Fiction Read Nominations - June 2015
By Jo · 16 posts · 53 views
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Non-Fiction Group Read - Wild by Cheryl Strayed - April 2015. SPOILERS ALLOWED
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Non-Fiction Group Read - Wild by Cheryl Strayed - April 2015. NO SPOILERS ALLOWED
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This topic has been closed to new comments. * What We Have Already Read - Checklist
By Elizabeth · 2 posts · 205 views
last updated Sep 08, 2014 10:01AM
* Classics Group Read (pre 1900) - The Black Tulip July 2015 - NO SPOILERS ALLOWED
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* Classics Group Read (pre 1900) - The Black Tulip - July 2015 - SPOILERS ALLOWED
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Group Classics Read - September 2015 - Nominations Thread
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Classics Group Read (post 1900) - Lolita - August 2015 NO SPOILERS ALLOWED
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Classics Group Read (post 1900) - Lolita - August 2015 SPOILERS ALLOWED
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Classics Group Read (post 1900) - The Bell Jar - June 2015 - SPOILERS ALLOWED
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This topic has been closed to new comments. Group read nominations - Classics (Post 1900) - August 2015
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Classics Group Read (post 1900) - The Bell Jar - June 2015 - NO SPOILERS ALLOWED
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This topic has been closed to new comments. Group read nominations - Classics (PRE 1900) - July 2015
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Classics Group Read (pre 1900) - The Woman in White - May 2015 - SPOILERS ALLOWED
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Classics Group Read (pre 1900) - The Woman in White - May 2015 - NO SPOILERS ALLOWED
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This topic has been closed to new comments. Group read nominations - Classics (post 1900) - June 2015
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classics Group Read (post 1900) - Rebecca - April 2015 - NO SPOILERS ALLOWED
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This topic has been closed to new comments. Group Read Nominations - Classics (POST 1900) - April 2015
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+ 2015 Challenges
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+ Book Chat
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