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.

The August reads are:

Fiction - High Rise

Non Fiction - Walking the Nile

Classics - Romeo and Juliet


The September reads are:

Fiction - Sputnik Sweetheart

Non Fiction - Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind

Classics - The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy
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August 31, 2016
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This topic has been closed to new comments. * Group Read Nomination Rules
By Elizabeth · 2 posts · 285 views
last updated Dec 12, 2015 10:38AM
This topic has been closed to new comments. * Group Rules
By Elizabeth · 1 post · 390 views
last updated Nov 19, 2013 12:09AM
Introductions
By Jen · 1604 posts · 860 views
last updated Aug 21, 2016 06:42PM
Questions for Moderators
By Elizabeth · 85 posts · 177 views
last updated Jun 01, 2016 12:24PM
Thread Suggestions
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last updated Jun 21, 2014 11:27AM
* Group Fiction Read - August 2016 - High Rise - NO SPOILERS
By Paul · 1 post · 17 views
last updated Jul 10, 2016 07:59AM
* Group Fiction Read - August 2016 - High Rise - SPOILERS ALLOWED
By Paul · 11 posts · 22 views
last updated Aug 14, 2016 12:35PM
This topic has been closed to new comments. * What We Have Already Read - Fiction
By Elizabeth · 4 posts · 411 views
last updated Sep 08, 2014 09:55AM
Group Fiction Read - September 2016 - Sputnik Sweetheart - SPOILERS ALLOWED
By Paul · 1 post · 3 views
last updated Aug 18, 2016 05:24AM
Group Fiction Read - September 2016 - Sputnik Sweetheart - NO SPOILERS
By Paul · 1 post · 4 views
last updated Aug 18, 2016 05:23AM
This topic has been closed to new comments. Group Fiction Read Nominations – September 2016
By Lisa · 8 posts · 57 views
last updated Aug 07, 2016 01:55PM
Group Fiction Read - July 2016 - Ready Player One - NO SPOILERS
By Paul · 2 posts · 28 views
last updated Jul 30, 2016 10:23AM
Group Fiction Read - July 2016 - Ready Player One - SPOILERS ALLOWED
By Paul · 13 posts · 43 views
last updated Jul 28, 2016 06:07AM
This topic has been closed to new comments. Group Fiction Read Nominations - August 2016
By Jo · 18 posts · 70 views
last updated Jul 06, 2016 12:44AM
Group Fiction Read - June 2016 - The Green Road. SPOILERS ALLOWED
By Jo · 19 posts · 33 views
last updated Jun 22, 2016 08:00PM
Group Fiction Read - May 2016 - The Remains of the Day - SPOILERS ALLOWED
By Paul · 20 posts · 31 views
last updated Jun 08, 2016 11:55PM
This topic has been closed to new comments. Group Fiction Read Nominations - July 2016
By Paul · 22 posts · 72 views
last updated Jun 06, 2016 12:02AM
Group Fiction Read - June 2016 - The Green Road. NO SPOILERS
By Jo · 5 posts · 21 views
last updated Jun 05, 2016 02:17PM
Group Fiction Read - May 2016 - The Remains of the Day NO SPOILERS
By Paul · 7 posts · 30 views
last updated May 30, 2016 01:47PM
Group Fiction Read - April 2016 - The Bees - SPOILERS ALLOWED
By Jo · 14 posts · 36 views
last updated May 17, 2016 05:38AM
This topic has been closed to new comments. Group Fiction Read Nominations - June 2016
By Paul · 19 posts · 70 views
last updated May 06, 2016 01:18AM
Group Fiction Read - April 2016 - The Bees NO SPOILERS ALLOWED
By Jo · 19 posts · 36 views
last updated May 05, 2016 01:37AM
Group Fiction Read - March - Station Eleven - SPOILERS ALLOWED
By Paul · 25 posts · 53 views
last updated Apr 19, 2016 05:40PM
This topic has been closed to new comments. Group Fiction Read Nominations - May 2016
By Paul · 11 posts · 87 views
last updated Apr 05, 2016 12:29PM
Group Fiction Read - March - Station Eleven - NO SPOILERS ALLOWED
By Paul · 14 posts · 40 views
last updated Mar 12, 2016 12:19PM
This topic has been closed to new comments. Group Fiction Read Nominations - April 2016
By Paul · 25 posts · 73 views
last updated Mar 05, 2016 12:38PM
This topic has been closed to new comments. Group Fiction Read Nominations - March 2016
By Paul · 13 posts · 79 views
last updated Feb 05, 2016 10:17AM
Group Fiction Read - December 2015 - A Man Called Ove SPOILERS ALLOWED.
By Jo · 24 posts · 69 views
last updated Jan 26, 2016 01:17PM
* Group Non-Fiction Read - August 2016 - Walking the Nile - NO SPOILERS ALLOWED
By Paul · 2 posts · 9 views
last updated Jul 25, 2016 12:49AM
* Group Non-Fiction Read - August 2016 - Walking the Nile - SPOILERS ALLOWED
By Paul · 8 posts · 10 views
last updated Aug 22, 2016 05:18AM
This topic has been closed to new comments. * Group Non-Fiction Read Nominations - August 2016
By Jo · 9 posts · 37 views
last updated Jul 06, 2016 12:45AM
This topic has been closed to new comments. * What We Have Already Read - Non-Fiction
By Elizabeth · 3 posts · 163 views
last updated Sep 08, 2014 10:07AM
Group Non-Fiction Read - September 2016 - Sapiens - SPOILERS ALLOWED
By Paul · 1 post · 3 views
last updated Aug 18, 2016 05:30AM
Group Non-Fiction Read - September 2016 - Sapiens - NO SPOILERS
By Paul · 1 post · 3 views
last updated Aug 18, 2016 05:29AM
This topic has been closed to new comments. Group Non-Fiction Read Nominations – September 2016
By Lisa · 10 posts · 34 views
last updated Aug 07, 2016 01:58PM
Group Non-Fiction Read - July 2016 - Where I'm Reading From - SPOILERS ALLOWED
By Paul · 3 posts · 11 views
last updated Jul 17, 2016 06:01AM
Group Non-Fiction Read - July 2016 - Where I'm Reading From - NO SPOILERS
By Paul · 3 posts · 9 views
last updated Jul 06, 2016 02:56AM
Group Non-Fiction red - June 2016 - Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil. SPOILERS ALLOWED
By Jo · 11 posts · 17 views
last updated Jun 20, 2016 02:44PM
Group Non-fiction read - May 2016 - Between You & Me - SPOILERS ALLOWED
By Paul · 4 posts · 12 views
last updated Jun 07, 2016 11:47PM
This topic has been closed to new comments. Group Non-Fiction Read Nominations - July 2016
By Paul · 10 posts · 42 views
last updated Jun 06, 2016 12:06AM
Group Non-fiction read - December 2015 - H is for Hawk. NO SPOILERS ALLOWED
By Jo · 6 posts · 37 views
last updated May 18, 2016 12:54AM
Group Non-fiction read - May 2016 - Between You & Me - NO SPOILERS
By Paul · 11 posts · 15 views
last updated May 15, 2016 09:41AM
Group Non-fiction read - April 2016 - The Tipping Point. SPOILERS ALLOWED
By Jo · 8 posts · 17 views
last updated May 11, 2016 10:07AM
This topic has been closed to new comments. Group Non-Fiction Read Nominations - June 2016
By Paul · 12 posts · 55 views
last updated May 06, 2016 01:15AM
Group Non-Fiction Read Nominations - May 2016
By Paul · 12 posts · 44 views
last updated Apr 05, 2016 12:31PM
Group Non Fiction Read - March 2016 - Forensics: The Anatomy of Crime - SPOILERS ALLOWED
By Paul · 8 posts · 21 views
last updated Mar 28, 2016 04:56AM
Group Non-fiction read - April 2016 - The Tipping Point. NO SPOILERS ALLOWED
By Jo · 1 post · 8 views
last updated Mar 10, 2016 06:58AM
Group Non Fiction Read - February 2016 - The Bookseller of Kabul. SPOILERS ALLOWED
By Jo · 13 posts · 24 views
last updated Mar 08, 2016 10:01AM
This topic has been closed to new comments. Group Non-Fiction Read Nominations - April 2016
By Paul · 22 posts · 48 views
last updated Mar 05, 2016 12:41PM
Group Non Fiction Read - February 2016 - The Bookseller of Kabul. NO SPOILERS
By Jo · 4 posts · 18 views
last updated Feb 29, 2016 05:42AM
Group Non-fiction read - January 2016 - Buried in Books - SPOILERS ALLOWED
By Paul · 8 posts · 34 views
last updated Feb 15, 2016 12:59PM
* Group Classics Read Nominations (post 1900) – September 2016
By Lisa · 9 posts · 40 views
last updated Aug 07, 2016 02:02PM
* Group Classics Read - August 2016 - Romeo and Juliet - NO SPOILERS ALLOWED
By Paul · 1 post · 7 views
last updated Jul 10, 2016 08:02AM
* Group Classics Read - August 2016 - Romeo and Juliet - SPOILERS ALLOWED
By Paul · 25 posts · 21 views
last updated Aug 23, 2016 12:45PM
This topic has been closed to new comments. * Group Read nominations - Classics (Pre 1900) - August 2016
By Jo · 11 posts · 53 views
last updated Jul 06, 2016 12:48AM
This topic has been closed to new comments. * What We Have Already Read - Checklist
By Elizabeth · 2 posts · 242 views
last updated Sep 08, 2014 10:01AM
Group Classics Read - September 2016 - Hitchhikers Guide - SPOILERS ALLOWED
By Paul · 1 post · 3 views
last updated Aug 18, 2016 05:32AM
Group Classics Read - September 2016 - Hitchhikers Guide - NO SPOILERS
By Paul · 1 post · 4 views
last updated Aug 18, 2016 05:32AM
Group Classics Read - July 2016 - One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest - SPOILERS ALLOWED
By Paul · 7 posts · 16 views
last updated Jul 17, 2016 10:21PM
Classics Group Read (Pre 1900) - June 2016. Frankenstein. SPOILERS ALLOWED
By Jo · 9 posts · 23 views
last updated Jun 29, 2016 09:53AM
Classics Group Read (Pre 1900) - June 2016. Frankenstein. NO SPOILERS ALLOWED
By Jo · 12 posts · 19 views
last updated Jun 20, 2016 08:35AM
Group Classics Read - July 2016 - One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest - NO SPOILERS
By Paul · 1 post · 11 views
last updated Jun 10, 2016 01:36PM
This topic has been closed to new comments. Group Read nominations - Classics (Post 1900) - July 2016
By Paul · 12 posts · 48 views
last updated Jun 05, 2016 04:47AM
Classics Group Read (Post 1900) - May 2016. The Crying of Lot 49. SPOILERS ALLOWED
By Paul · 7 posts · 17 views
last updated May 20, 2016 03:16PM
Classics Group Read (Post 1900) - May 2016. The Crying of Lot 49. NO SPOILERS
By Paul · 2 posts · 16 views
last updated May 16, 2016 08:23AM
This topic has been closed to new comments. Group Read nominations - Classics (Pre 1900) - June 2016
By Paul · 16 posts · 50 views
last updated May 06, 2016 01:09AM
Classics Group Read (Pre 1900) - April 2016. North and South. NO SPOILERS
By Jo · 6 posts · 25 views
last updated Apr 24, 2016 06:47AM
Classics Group Read (Pre 1900) - April 2016. North and South. SPOILERS
By Jo · 9 posts · 33 views
last updated Apr 24, 2016 02:45AM
This topic has been closed to new comments. Group Read nominations - Classics (Post 1900) - May 2016
By Paul · 11 posts · 46 views
last updated Apr 05, 2016 12:27PM
Classics Group Read (pre 1900) - Villette - January & February 2016 - SPOILERS ALLOWED
By Paul · 9 posts · 32 views
last updated Mar 13, 2016 05:15AM
This topic has been closed to new comments. Group Read nominations - Classics (Pre 1900) - April 2016
By Paul · 12 posts · 60 views
last updated Mar 05, 2016 12:35PM
Classics Group Read (pre 1900) - Villette - January & February 2016 - NO SPOILERS ALLOWED
By Paul · 22 posts · 45 views
last updated Mar 01, 2016 01:30AM
Classics Group Read (post 1900) - Of Mice and Men - December 2015 SPOILERS ALLOWED
By Jo · 9 posts · 34 views
last updated Feb 12, 2016 01:28PM
Classics Group Read (pre 1900) - Sense and Sensibility - November 2015 - SPOILERS ALLOWED
By Paul · 3 posts · 25 views
last updated Feb 11, 2016 12:27PM
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+ Book Chat
* Audiobook recommendations and chat
By Jo · 5 posts · 18 views
last updated May 20, 2016 02:06AM
* Just finished Reading (2016)
By Paul · 396 posts · 146 views
last updated 1 hour, 28 min ago
* What are you reading in 2016?
By Paul · 363 posts · 126 views
last updated 2 hours, 6 min ago
* Last book(s) you acquired
By Katie · 965 posts · 404 views
last updated Aug 20, 2016 11:42AM
The Intimidating TBR Pile
By Paul · 23 posts · 52 views
last updated Aug 21, 2016 10:14AM
General Book Chat
By Elizabeth · 765 posts · 227 views
last updated Aug 20, 2016 08:38AM
eReader book bargains
By Lisa · 590 posts · 346 views
last updated Aug 16, 2016 06:39AM
Do you use your library?
By Jen · 314 posts · 335 views
last updated Aug 11, 2016 07:21AM
Man Booker Prize 2016
By Paul · 7 posts · 25 views
last updated Jul 31, 2016 03:21AM
Favourite Bookshops
By Paul · 33 posts · 79 views
last updated Jul 10, 2016 01:58AM
2016 Hits and Misses
By Paul · 10 posts · 25 views
last updated Jul 04, 2016 07:44AM
Audiobook Recommendations?
By Nicola · 76 posts · 841 views
last updated Jun 08, 2016 01:48PM
This topic has been closed to new comments. Just finished Reading (2015)
By Paul · 573 posts · 223 views
last updated Mar 24, 2016 12:31PM
For those of you that like a book list: David Bowie's 100 must reads
By Anna · 15 posts · 53 views
last updated Jan 13, 2016 12:43PM
This topic has been closed to new comments. What are you reading in 2015?
By Paul · 616 posts · 205 views
last updated Jan 08, 2016 04:27AM
Hits and Misses of 2015
By Paul · 26 posts · 71 views
last updated Dec 22, 2015 04:20PM
kIndle unlimited
By Nikki · 14 posts · 34 views
last updated Dec 21, 2015 03:47PM
Group and Challenge Feedback
By Paul · 29 posts · 50 views
last updated Dec 21, 2015 03:42PM
Which of The Classics, in your opinion, should be read?
By Anna · 147 posts · 341 views
last updated Dec 21, 2015 02:25PM
Worst book you've ever read?
By Katie · 235 posts · 420 views
last updated Dec 18, 2015 07:09AM
What books are on your Christmas List?
By Paul · 36 posts · 41 views
last updated Dec 06, 2015 01:27PM
Do you give up on a book you cannot get into?
By Dominic · 114 posts · 378 views
last updated Nov 26, 2015 04:16AM
Short Stories
By Lisa · 17 posts · 45 views
last updated Nov 01, 2015 06:30AM
Book lists
By Lisa · 78 posts · 176 views
last updated Oct 20, 2015 01:09PM
Bookmark versus bending corners
By Tricia · 108 posts · 191 views
last updated Sep 25, 2015 12:09AM
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+ 2016 Challenges
Book Hunter Challenge
By Paul · 155 posts · 183 views
last updated Aug 24, 2016 12:00AM
Dusty Shelf Challenge
By Paul · 123 posts · 260 views
last updated Aug 23, 2016 06:47AM
Book Hunter Book Lists
By Paul · 122 posts · 156 views
last updated Aug 19, 2016 05:14AM
Dusty Shelf Books
By Paul · 133 posts · 195 views
last updated Oct 28, 2015 10:13AM
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+ Off Topic
In The News
By Chantal · 231 posts · 212 views
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General Chit-Chat
By Elizabeth · 1205 posts · 393 views
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Discussions about cultures and languages
By Tytti · 4 posts · 10 views
last updated Jun 10, 2016 11:46AM
What were you glad for today?
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last updated Jun 01, 2016 01:09AM
Study Chat
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last updated Apr 11, 2016 08:30AM
Family History Chat
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last updated Mar 13, 2016 05:35AM
E-readers
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last updated Feb 11, 2016 12:07PM
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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last updated Feb 03, 2014 06:04AM
New Year's Resolutions
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+ TV Chat
* What are you watching on TV?
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last updated Jul 11, 2016 11:04AM
Worst T.V. show.
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+ Film Chat
Last movie you watched?
By Jen · 883 posts · 318 views
last updated Aug 20, 2016 10:04AM
Has anyone read/seen the movie "The Martian"?
By Michelle · 11 posts · 38 views
last updated Dec 11, 2015 12:47AM
What Are Your Favourite Films?
By Elizabeth · 114 posts · 164 views
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Favourite actors and actresses
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Is there a film that you think is better than the book?
By Anna · 112 posts · 219 views
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