“You see, you closed your eyes. That was the difference. Sometimes you cannot believe what you see, you have to believe what you feel. And if you are ever going to have other people trust you, you must feel that you can trust them, too--even when you’re in the dark. Even when you’re falling.”
Tuesdays with Morrie
Around the World in 80 Books
— 8991 members
— last activity 39 minutes ago
Reading takes you places. Where in the world will your next book take you? If you love world literature and exploring the world through books, you havReading takes you places. Where in the world will your next book take you? If you love world literature and exploring the world through books, you have come to the right place! It all started as a challenge on TNBBC in 2009, and now we have our own group!
Anyone can join and participate in the challenges at any time. Challenge participation is not a requirement of joining. Anyone who loves reading books from around the world is welcome here.
The main purpose of this group is to travel the world through books, experiencing new authors and cultures along the way. Want to read about the world? We have over 21,000 books cataloged by setting and more are added each month.
"The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go.” - Dr. Suess
“There are too many books I haven’t read, too many places I haven’t seen, too many memories I haven’t kept long enough.”
― Irwin Shaw
Ancient & Medieval Historical Fiction
— 4070 members
— last activity 42 minutes ago
The focus of this group is historical fiction set in Ancient and Medieval eras(with some post Medieval), in any geographical location. Preference is gThe focus of this group is historical fiction set in Ancient and Medieval eras(with some post Medieval), in any geographical location. Preference is given to themes of: engaging politics, sprawling battles, drugs(errr .. mead) and debauchery. If authors like Robyn Young, Bernard Cornwell, Steven Pressfield resonate with you, this group is designed for you. If you are bursting in your seams to discuss their books, please do come in.
AUTHORS welcome as READERS ONLY. Limited opportunity for self promotion exists in A&M!
No romantic melodrama books please. Want to gush about this great Victorian-era romance novel you've discovered and had been smitten with? Not the right group for you.
We encourage freedom of opinion on books and authors in this group. As long as the opinion is respectful and harmless and breaks no Group rules. Don't feel you can't be honest about a book or author. No matter how popular the book or author is.
Our Group Motto, courtesy of George S. Patton, is:
If everybody is thinking alike, then somebody isn't thinking. ...more
— 7528 members
— last activity 24 minutes ago
Welcome to Historical Fictionistas! We want to experience all different kinds of HF with all different kinds of people. The more diverse, the better.Welcome to Historical Fictionistas! We want to experience all different kinds of HF with all different kinds of people. The more diverse, the better. If you're looking to expand your HF horizons, you've come to the right place.
Please read our Group Rules.
You must be an active member to advertise your book or giveaway, and you MUST post in the appropriate folder. See rules for more info.
SPOILER WARNINGS ARE REQUIRED.
Also, please remember to use the "Add book/author" formatting when mentioning books.
The History Book Club
— 11285 members
— last activity 1 hour, 11 min ago
"Interested in history - then you have found the right group". The History Book Club is the largest history and nonfiction group on Goodreads and the
"Interested in history - then you have found the right group".
The History Book Club is the largest history and nonfiction group on Goodreads and these are some of our Focus Areas. We welcome new members from across the globe and we are a large international group.
The sixth History Book Club Readathon (last for 2015) begins at 8AM - December 5, 2015 - Sign up now - so you and your books can be counted.
First - join the group. Second, sign up here.
The History Book Club discussion of The Pope and Mussolini by David Kertzer is in progress led by Bentley. A Division of the Spoils (Book Four of the Raj Quartet) by Paul Scott is in progress - led by Jill as part of our India Challenge. One Man Against the World by Tim Weiner - in progress - led by Teri and Bentley. The author Tim Weiner is with us. All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr is being discussed as our Book of the Month read - led by Teri.
Exotic Book Cavalcade to Iconic India
10/1/13 through the end of the Raj Quartet discussions
The Land of the Rising Sun Book Express (Read Japan) Challenge
- 01/01/15 - 07/31/15
Encounters at the Heart of the World: A History of the Mandan People by Elizabeth A. Fenn - Book of the Month for November
Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates - Book of the Month for December
On Politics: A History of Political Thought From Herodotus to the Present by Alan Ryan ...more