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 New Summer Number Challenge:

https://www.goodreads.com/challenges/...

The 2017 Bookbuster Challenge is now live:

July (and August for Non Fiction and Classics) reads are:

Fiction - Fahrenheit 451

Non- Fiction - For Fukui's Sake

Classics (pre 1900) - Portrait of a Lady.

Polls are now open:

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The Portrait of a Lady
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Start date
July 1, 2017
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August 31, 2017
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Classics Group Reads
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For Fukui's Sake: Two Years In Rural Japan
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July 1, 2017
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August 31, 2018
Discussion
Group Reads - Non-Fiction
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The Essex Serpent
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July 1, 2017
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July 31, 2017
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Group Reads - Fiction
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This topic has been closed to new comments. * Group Read Nomination Rules
By Elizabeth (Me… · 2 posts · 328 views
last updated Dec 12, 2015 10:38AM
This topic has been closed to new comments. * Group Rules
By Elizabeth (Me… · 1 post · 446 views
last updated Nov 19, 2013 12:09AM
Introductions
By Jen · 1725 posts · 921 views
last updated Jul 01, 2017 01:07AM
Questions for Moderators
By Elizabeth (Me… · 85 posts · 186 views
last updated Jun 01, 2016 12:24PM
Thread Suggestions
By Elizabeth (Me… · 5 posts · 112 views
last updated Jun 21, 2014 11:27AM
* Group Fiction Read - August 2017 - Fahrenheit 451 - NO SPOILERS
By Paul · 5 posts · 16 views
last updated Aug 02, 2017 05:35AM
* Group Fiction Read - August 2017 - Fahrenheit 451 - SPOILERS ALLOWED
By Paul · 5 posts · 14 views
last updated Aug 14, 2017 11:20AM
This topic has been closed to new comments. * What We Have Already Read - Fiction
By Elizabeth (Me… · 4 posts · 469 views
last updated Sep 08, 2014 09:55AM
Group Fiction Read - September 2017 - The Maltese Falcon - SPOILERS ALLOWED
By Paul · 1 post · 4 views
last updated Aug 17, 2017 06:04AM
Group Fiction Read - September 2017 - The Maltese Falcon - NO SPOILERS
By Paul · 1 post · 5 views
last updated Aug 17, 2017 06:03AM
Group Fiction Read - July 2017 - Essex Serpent. SPOILERS ALLOWED
By Jo · 12 posts · 50 views
last updated Aug 13, 2017 08:06AM
Group Fiction Read - July 2017 - Essex Serpent. NO SPOILERS
By Jo · 15 posts · 47 views
last updated Aug 07, 2017 02:58PM
This topic has been closed to new comments. Group Fiction Read Nominations - September 2017
By Paul · 12 posts · 51 views
last updated Aug 06, 2017 12:30PM
Group Fiction Read - April 2017 - The Crow Road - SPOILERS ALLOWED
By Jo · 7 posts · 27 views
last updated Jul 12, 2017 03:34AM
Group Fiction Read - April 2017 - The Crow Road - NO SPOILERS
By Jo · 29 posts · 38 views
last updated Jul 12, 2017 03:30AM
Group Fiction Read - May 2017 - The Golem and the Jinni - SPOILERS ALLOWED
By Jo · 6 posts · 42 views
last updated Jul 06, 2017 09:03PM
This topic has been closed to new comments. Group Fiction Read Nominations - AUGUST 2017
By Paul · 25 posts · 49 views
last updated Jul 06, 2017 01:05PM
Group Fiction Read - June 2017 - Enduring Love - SPOILERS ALLOWED
By Paul · 7 posts · 24 views
last updated Jun 12, 2017 11:26AM
This topic has been closed to new comments. Group Fiction Read Nominations - JULY 2017
By Paul · 20 posts · 62 views
last updated Jun 06, 2017 11:18PM
Group Fiction Read - Good Omens - January 2017 - SPOILERS ALLOWED
By Paul · 19 posts · 48 views
last updated May 31, 2017 12:49PM
Group Fiction Read - May 2017 - The Golem and the Jinni - NO SPOILERS ALLOWED
By Jo · 13 posts · 32 views
last updated May 28, 2017 09:30AM
Group Fiction Read - June 2017 - Enduring Love - NO SPOILERS
By Paul · 1 post · 15 views
last updated May 10, 2017 06:04AM
This topic has been closed to new comments. Group Fiction Read Nominations - JUNE 2017
By Jo · 18 posts · 59 views
last updated May 05, 2017 10:55PM
Group Fiction Read - October 2016 - The Humans - SPOILERS ALLOWED
By Lisa · 11 posts · 47 views
last updated Apr 13, 2017 01:21AM
Group Fiction Read - December 2016 - Everything I Never Told You - SPOILERS ALLOWED
By Paul · 12 posts · 63 views
last updated Apr 08, 2017 01:48PM
Group Fiction Read - March 2017 - Rivers of London - SPOILERS ALLOWED
By Paul · 15 posts · 33 views
last updated Mar 28, 2017 11:13PM
Group Fiction Read - March 2017 - Rivers of London - NO SPOILERS
By Paul · 28 posts · 44 views
last updated Mar 21, 2017 09:51AM
This topic has been closed to new comments. Group Fiction Read Nominations - April 2017
By Paul · 27 posts · 75 views
last updated Mar 06, 2017 01:29AM
Group Fiction Read - February 2017 - Unravelling Oliver - NO SPOILERS
By Paul · 12 posts · 33 views
last updated Feb 24, 2017 05:07PM
Group Fiction Read - Good Omens - January 2017 - NO SPOILERS ALLOWED
By Paul · 24 posts · 50 views
last updated Feb 18, 2017 10:14AM
* Non Fiction Nominations Thread - Sept & Oct 2017
By Paul · 9 posts · 33 views
last updated Aug 06, 2017 12:34PM
* Group Non Fiction Read July/August 2017 - For Fukui's Sake - NO SPOILERS
By Jo · 5 posts · 20 views
last updated Jun 15, 2017 04:52PM
* Group Non Fiction Read July/August 2017 - For Fukui's Sake. SPOILERS ALLOWED.
By Jo · 10 posts · 20 views
last updated Jul 24, 2017 11:25AM
This topic has been closed to new comments. * What We Have Already Read - Non-Fiction
By Elizabeth (Me… · 3 posts · 180 views
last updated Sep 08, 2014 10:07AM
Group Non Fiction Read Sept / Oct 2017 - Badgerlands - NO SPOILERS
By Paul · 1 post · 3 views
last updated 12 hours, 6 min ago
Group Non Fiction Read Sept / Oct 2017 - Badgerlands - SPOILERS ALLOWED.
By Paul · 1 post · 2 views
last updated 12 hours, 7 min ago
Group Non-Fiction Read - I Contain Multitudes - Jan & Feb 2017 - SPOILERS ALLOWED
By Paul · 10 posts · 38 views
last updated Jul 05, 2017 03:52PM
Non Fiction Read May/June 2017 - Behind the Beautiful Forevers. SPOILERS ALLOWED.
By Jo · 5 posts · 21 views
last updated Jun 24, 2017 04:51AM
Group Non-Fiction Read - August 2016 - Walking the Nile - SPOILERS ALLOWED
By Paul · 9 posts · 26 views
last updated Jun 11, 2017 11:59PM
This topic has been closed to new comments. Non Fiction Nominations Thread - July & August 2017
By Paul · 22 posts · 38 views
last updated Jun 06, 2017 11:15PM
Group Non-Fiction Read - October 2016 - The Silk Roads - SPOILERS ALLOWED
By Lisa · 10 posts · 39 views
last updated May 01, 2017 10:54AM
Group Non-Fiction Read - The Internet is Not The Answer - Mar & Apr 2017- SPOILERS ALLOWED
By Paul · 3 posts · 18 views
last updated May 01, 2017 10:47AM
Group Non Fiction Read May/June 2017 - Behind the Beautiful Forevers - NO SPOILERS
By Jo · 1 post · 12 views
last updated Apr 13, 2017 12:01AM
Non Fiction Nominations Thread - May & Jun 2017
By Paul · 17 posts · 41 views
last updated Apr 05, 2017 01:09PM
Group Non-Fiction Read - July 2016 - Where I'm Reading From - NO SPOILERS
By Paul · 4 posts · 17 views
last updated Mar 27, 2017 07:47AM
Group Non-Fiction Read - The Internet is Not The Answer - Mar & Apr 2017- NO SPOILERS
By Paul · 5 posts · 17 views
last updated Mar 22, 2017 08:41AM
Group Non-Fiction Read - I Contain Multitudes - Jan & Feb 2017 - NO SPOILERS ALLOWED
By Paul · 13 posts · 31 views
last updated Feb 11, 2017 09:41AM
This topic has been closed to new comments. Non Fiction Nominations Thread - Mar & Apr 2017
By Paul · 9 posts · 40 views
last updated Feb 03, 2017 11:36PM
Group Non Fiction Read - November 2016 - The World Without Us. SPOILERS ALLOWED
By Jo · 4 posts · 21 views
last updated Jan 09, 2017 02:36PM
Non Fiction Nominations Thread - January 2017
By Jo · 9 posts · 29 views
last updated Dec 05, 2016 02:36PM
Group Non Fiction Read - November 2016 - The World Without Us. NO SPOILERS
By Jo · 5 posts · 19 views
last updated Nov 07, 2016 08:21AM
This topic has been closed to new comments. Group Non-Fiction Read Nominations – December 2016
By Paul · 10 posts · 35 views
last updated Nov 07, 2016 12:34AM
This topic has been closed to new comments. Group Non-Fiction Read Nominations – November 2016
By Paul · 14 posts · 51 views
last updated Oct 05, 2016 01:54PM
* Group Classics Read July/August 2017 - Portrait of a Lady - SPOILERS ALLOWED
By Jo · 2 posts · 15 views
last updated Jul 12, 2017 01:35PM
* Group Classics Read July/August 2017 - Portrait of a Lady - NO SPOILERS
By Jo · 5 posts · 19 views
last updated Jul 26, 2017 03:47PM
This topic has been closed to new comments. * What We Have Already Read - Checklist
By Elizabeth (Me… · 2 posts · 270 views
last updated Sep 08, 2014 10:01AM
Group Classics Read Sept / Oct 2017 - Invisible Man - SPOILERS ALLOWED
By Paul · 1 post · 2 views
last updated 12 hours, 4 min ago
Group Classics Read Sept / Oct 2017 - Invisible Man - NO SPOILERS
By Paul · 1 post · 3 views
last updated 12 hours, 5 min ago
This topic has been closed to new comments. Group Read nominations - Classics (Post 1900) - Sept & Oct 2017
By Paul · 11 posts · 31 views
last updated Aug 06, 2017 12:27PM
Group Classics Read - The Good Earth - May/June 2017. SPOILERS ALLOWED
By Jo · 14 posts · 25 views
last updated Jul 05, 2017 12:44PM
This topic has been closed to new comments. Group Read nominations - Classics (Pre 1900) - July & August 2017
By Paul · 16 posts · 37 views
last updated Jun 06, 2017 11:12PM
Group Classics Read - 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea - Mar & Apr 2017- SPOILERS ALLOWED
By Paul · 6 posts · 24 views
last updated May 20, 2017 02:31PM
Group Classics Read - 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea - Mar & Apr 2017- NO SPOILERS
By Paul · 9 posts · 24 views
last updated Apr 23, 2017 02:58AM
Group Classics End - The Good Earth - May/June 2017. NO SPOILERS PLEASE
By Jo · 1 post · 11 views
last updated Apr 13, 2017 12:04AM
This topic has been closed to new comments. Group Read nominations - Classics (Post 1900) - May & Jun 2017
By Paul · 14 posts · 40 views
last updated Apr 05, 2017 01:07PM
Group Classics Read - The Painted Veil - Jan & Feb 2017- SPOILERS ALLOWED
By Paul · 16 posts · 31 views
last updated Mar 05, 2017 06:51PM
Group Classics Read - The Painted Veil - Jan & Feb 2017- NO SPOILERS
By Paul · 8 posts · 24 views
last updated Feb 18, 2017 12:11PM
This topic has been closed to new comments. Group Read nominations - Classics (Pre 1900) - Mar & Apr 2017
By Paul · 10 posts · 47 views
last updated Feb 04, 2017 12:44AM
Group Classics Read - The Handmaids Tale - November 2016 - NO SPOILERS
By Jo · 8 posts · 41 views
last updated Jan 10, 2017 03:58PM
Group Classics Read - The Handmaids Tale - November 2016 - SPOILERS ALLOWED
By Jo · 5 posts · 44 views
last updated Jan 08, 2017 10:41AM
Group Classics Read - The Turn of the Screw - December 2016 - SPOILERS ALLOWED
By Paul · 4 posts · 32 views
last updated Jan 07, 2017 07:58AM
Group Classics Read - The Turn of the Screw - December 2016 - NO SPOILERS
By Paul · 3 posts · 25 views
last updated Dec 07, 2016 02:24AM
Group Classics Read Nominations Thread (POST 1900) - January 2017
By Jo · 3 posts · 21 views
last updated Dec 03, 2016 05:38AM
Group Classics Read - October 2016 - Huckleberry Finn - SPOILERS ALLOWED
By Lisa · 5 posts · 22 views
last updated Nov 05, 2016 10:03AM
Group Read nominations - Classics (Pre 1900) - December 2016
By Paul · 6 posts · 38 views
last updated Nov 04, 2016 02:27AM
Group Classics Read - October 2016 - Huckleberry Finn - NO SPOILERS ALLOWED
By Lisa · 18 posts · 33 views
last updated Nov 02, 2016 03:15AM
This topic has been closed to new comments. Group Read nominations - Classics (POST 1900) - November 2016
By Paul · 11 posts · 50 views
last updated Oct 05, 2016 01:57PM
Group Classics Read - September 2016 - Hitchhikers Guide - NO SPOILERS
By Paul · 19 posts · 26 views
last updated Sep 29, 2016 11:42AM
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+ Book Chat
* What are you reading in 2017?
By Jo · 190 posts · 100 views
last updated Aug 12, 2017 10:00PM
* Just finished reading (2017)
By Jo · 243 posts · 96 views
last updated Aug 19, 2017 10:17AM
* Audiobook recommendations and chat
By Jo · 11 posts · 39 views
last updated Feb 05, 2017 11:58AM
* Last book(s) you acquired
By Katie · 1205 posts · 449 views
last updated Aug 19, 2017 12:54PM
eReader book bargains
By Lisa · 601 posts · 369 views
last updated Aug 10, 2017 11:58AM
Book Prize Lists
By Paul · 24 posts · 36 views
last updated Aug 09, 2017 03:36PM
General Book Chat
By Elizabeth (Me… · 957 posts · 273 views
last updated Jul 17, 2017 01:50PM
Short Stories
By Lisa · 20 posts · 59 views
last updated May 13, 2017 01:55AM
How do you get out of a reading slump?
By Shay · 16 posts · 36 views
last updated Mar 07, 2017 06:33AM
This topic has been closed to new comments. What are you reading in 2016?
By Paul · 474 posts · 163 views
last updated Jan 02, 2017 09:52AM
This topic has been closed to new comments. Just finished Reading (2016)
By Paul · 523 posts · 185 views
last updated Jan 02, 2017 09:49AM
2016 Hits and Misses
By Paul · 18 posts · 69 views
last updated Dec 03, 2016 03:05PM
Could you suggest a female centric book written by a man?
By Anna · 21 posts · 33 views
last updated Nov 15, 2016 06:11AM
Poetry
By Jason · 3 posts · 17 views
last updated Oct 03, 2016 11:48PM
The Intimidating TBR Pile
By Paul · 24 posts · 69 views
last updated Sep 19, 2016 10:14AM
Do you use your library?
By Jen · 314 posts · 339 views
last updated Aug 11, 2016 07:21AM
Favourite Bookshops
By Paul · 33 posts · 80 views
last updated Jul 10, 2016 01:58AM
Audiobook Recommendations?
By Nicola · 76 posts · 931 views
last updated Jun 08, 2016 01:48PM
For those of you that like a book list: David Bowie's 100 must reads
By Anna · 15 posts · 57 views
last updated Jan 13, 2016 12:43PM
kIndle unlimited
By Nikki · 14 posts · 36 views
last updated Dec 21, 2015 03:47PM
Which of The Classics, in your opinion, should be read?
By Anna · 147 posts · 342 views
last updated Dec 21, 2015 02:25PM
Worst book you've ever read?
By Katie · 235 posts · 423 views
last updated Dec 18, 2015 07:09AM
Do you give up on a book you cannot get into?
By Dominic · 114 posts · 388 views
last updated Nov 26, 2015 04:16AM
Book lists
By Lisa · 78 posts · 179 views
last updated Oct 20, 2015 01:09PM
Bookmark versus bending corners
By Tricia · 108 posts · 206 views
last updated Sep 25, 2015 12:09AM
Showing 3 of 3 topics — 226 comments total
+ 2017 Challenges
Bookbuster Challenge
By Paul · 35 posts · 147 views
last updated Aug 10, 2017 01:36AM
Summer Number Challenge
By Paul · 16 posts · 32 views
last updated Aug 09, 2017 03:42PM
Bookbuster Challenge Book Lists
By Paul · 165 posts · 146 views
last updated Jul 26, 2017 10:44AM
Showing 2 of 2 topics — 1,390 comments total
+ TV Chat
* What are you watching on TV?
By Elizabeth (Me… · 1287 posts · 466 views
last updated Jun 29, 2017 05:35AM
Worst T.V. show.
By Sebastian · 12 posts · 40 views
last updated Nov 04, 2016 12:36PM
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+ Film Chat
Last movie you watched?
By Jen · 1020 posts · 355 views
last updated Aug 12, 2017 08:04AM
Has anyone read/seen the movie "The Martian"?
By Michelle · 11 posts · 41 views
last updated Dec 11, 2015 12:47AM
What Are Your Favourite Films?
By Elizabeth (Me… · 114 posts · 168 views
last updated Sep 18, 2015 06:43AM
Favourite actors and actresses
By Jo · 32 posts · 43 views
last updated Sep 18, 2015 03:11AM
Is there a film that you think is better than the book?
By Anna · 112 posts · 220 views
last updated Aug 22, 2015 01:19AM
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