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Dragonfly in Amber
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Start date
August 1, 2020
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August 31, 2020
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Book Series
Why we're reading this
August 2020 series read
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The Grapes of Wrath
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August 1, 2020
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August 31, 2020
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Stand-Alone Novels
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August 2020 standalone group read
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This topic has been closed to new comments. * New Member Information
By Lavan , moderator · 1 post · 173 views
last updated May 28, 2018 09:55AM
August 2020 poll
By Andrew , moderator · 3 posts · 17 views
last updated Aug 02, 2020 09:46AM
July 2020 Poll - Series
By Bridget · 2 posts · 16 views
last updated Jul 04, 2020 08:07AM
July 2020 Poll - Novel
By Bridget · 2 posts · 16 views
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June 2020 Poll
By Bridget · 2 posts · 17 views
last updated Jun 08, 2020 03:48PM
May 2020 poll
By Andrew , moderator · 2 posts · 18 views
last updated Apr 26, 2020 06:56AM
April 2020 Poll
By Andrew , moderator · 4 posts · 15 views
last updated Mar 29, 2020 05:31AM
March 2020 Poll
By Bridget · 6 posts · 11 views
last updated Mar 03, 2020 08:39AM
February 2020 poll
By Andrew , moderator · 3 posts · 15 views
last updated Feb 01, 2020 07:36AM
January 2020 polls
By Andrew , moderator · 6 posts · 18 views
last updated Dec 29, 2019 07:12AM
Group plans for 2020 - poll
By Andrew , moderator · 3 posts · 23 views
last updated Dec 21, 2019 11:17AM
Bridget is now a moderator
By Andrew , moderator · 1 post · 6 views
last updated Dec 09, 2019 04:20AM
Our group is one year old
By Andrew , moderator · 1 post · 8 views
last updated May 26, 2019 04:38AM
I Got a Puppy!
By Lavan , moderator · 6 posts · 13 views
last updated Apr 23, 2019 09:23AM
This topic has been closed to new comments. * THE LIST - With Links to Past & Current Group Read Discussions
By Bridget · 3 posts · 20 views
last updated Feb 06, 2020 02:20PM
* RESULTS—Winner and Rankings
By Lavan , moderator · 7 posts · 37 views
last updated Oct 29, 2018 10:13AM
I, Alex Cross?
By Carl · 8 posts · 23 views
last updated May 16, 2019 12:38PM
GAR Books That Mention Other GAR Books and Authors
By Lavan , moderator · 32 posts · 26 views
last updated May 12, 2019 05:00AM
Shortest GAR Books
By Amanda · 7 posts · 40 views
last updated Apr 12, 2019 06:59AM
2018 Questionnaire
By Lavan , moderator · 9 posts · 21 views
last updated Dec 29, 2018 06:00PM
Praise and Criticism
By Lavan , moderator · 15 posts · 38 views
last updated Jul 09, 2018 05:46AM
This topic has been closed to new comments. THE LIST with Links to Past and Current Group Read Discussions
By Lavan , moderator · 2 posts · 222 views
last updated Jun 14, 2018 10:21PM
* August 2020 - THE GRAPES OF WRATH by John Steinbeck
By Andrew , moderator · 1 post · 8 views
last updated Aug 02, 2020 09:44AM
July 2020 - THE OUTSIDERS by S.E. Hinton
By Andrew , moderator · 3 posts · 12 views
last updated Jul 21, 2020 05:01PM
June 2020 - THE LITTLE PRINCE by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
By Andrew , moderator · 5 posts · 10 views
last updated Jun 26, 2020 08:47AM
May 2020 - INVISIBLE MAN by Ralph Ellison
By Andrew , moderator · 9 posts · 20 views
last updated Jun 17, 2020 04:22PM
June/July/Aug 2019 - WAR AND PEACE by Leo Tolstoy
By Andrew , moderator · 53 posts · 39 views
last updated Jun 05, 2020 02:32PM
Nov/Dec 2019 - GONE WITH THE WIND by Margaret Mitchell
By Andrew , moderator · 26 posts · 25 views
last updated May 07, 2020 04:24AM
April 2020 - READY PLAYER ONE by Ernest Cline
By Andrew , moderator · 7 posts · 16 views
last updated May 02, 2020 01:04PM
Mar 2020 - WHITE TEETH by Zadie Smith
By Andrew , moderator · 5 posts · 16 views
last updated Apr 12, 2020 02:16PM
Feb 2020 - WUTHERING HEIGHTS by Emily Brontë
By Andrew , moderator · 16 posts · 16 views
last updated Mar 01, 2020 05:11PM
Jan 2020 - THE HANDMAID’S TALE by Margaret Atwood
By Andrew , moderator · 9 posts · 22 views
last updated Feb 02, 2020 03:16AM
Sept/Oct 2019 - THE STAND by Stephen King
By Andrew , moderator · 6 posts · 22 views
last updated Oct 28, 2019 05:00PM
May 2019 - LOOKING FOR ALASKA by John Green
By Andrew , moderator · 17 posts · 17 views
last updated May 15, 2019 03:35PM
June 2018—THE SIRENS OF TITAN by Kurt Vonnegut Jr.
By Lavan , moderator · 25 posts · 55 views
last updated May 15, 2019 12:45PM
April 2019—THE HELP by Kathryn Stockett
By Lavan , moderator · 11 posts · 17 views
last updated Apr 09, 2019 08:59PM
March 2019—THE INTUITIONIST by Colson Whitehead
By Lavan , moderator · 20 posts · 17 views
last updated Apr 03, 2019 03:49AM
February 2019—PRIDE AND PREJUDICE by Jane Austen
By Lavan , moderator · 39 posts · 29 views
last updated Mar 11, 2019 02:52PM
November 2018—THE LOVELY BONES by Alice Sebold
By Lavan , moderator · 36 posts · 38 views
last updated Feb 06, 2019 04:36PM
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+ Book Series
July 2020 - OUTLANDER by Diana Gabaldon
By Andrew , moderator · 9 posts · 22 views
last updated Aug 03, 2020 07:22PM
August 2020 - DRAGONFLY IN AMBER by Diana Gabaldon (Outlander, book 2)
By Andrew , moderator · 1 post · 7 views
last updated Aug 02, 2020 09:52AM
Mar/Apr 2020 - WORLD WITHOUT END by Ken Follett (Kingsbridge, book 2)
By Andrew , moderator · 5 posts · 12 views
last updated Apr 21, 2020 06:44PM
Jan/Feb 2020 - THE PILLARS OF THE EARTH by Ken Follett (Kingsbridge, book 1)
By Andrew , moderator · 4 posts · 17 views
last updated Jan 22, 2020 04:28PM
May/Jun 2020 - A COLUMN OF FIRE by Ken Follett (Kingsbridge, book 3)
By Andrew , moderator · 1 post · 6 views
last updated Dec 29, 2019 05:24AM
August 2019 - Gilead - Marilynne Robinson (Gilead series, book 1)
By Andrew , moderator · 16 posts · 15 views
last updated Oct 17, 2019 01:37PM
October 2019 - Lila - Marilynne Robinson (Gilead series, book 3)
By Andrew , moderator · 3 posts · 8 views
last updated Oct 14, 2019 03:32PM
September 2019 - Home - Marilynne Robinson (Gilead series, book 2)
By Andrew , moderator · 4 posts · 11 views
last updated Oct 02, 2019 02:48PM
September 1 - October 31, 2018—LONESOME DOVE—Larry McMurtry (Book 1 of 4)
By Lavan , moderator · 57 posts · 44 views
last updated Sep 23, 2019 02:17PM
July 2019—GARDEN OF SHADOWS—V.C. Andrews (Dollanganger Series—Book 5 of 5)
By Lavan , moderator · 4 posts · 11 views
last updated Jul 20, 2019 12:22AM
June 2019—SEEDS OF YESTERDAY—V.C. Andrews (Dollanganger Series—Book 4 of 5)
By Lavan , moderator · 4 posts · 13 views
last updated Jun 06, 2019 06:16AM
May 2019—IF THERE BE THORNS—V.C. Andrews (Dollanganger Series—Book 3 of 5)
By Lavan , moderator · 4 posts · 11 views
last updated May 29, 2019 10:49AM
April 2019—PETALS ON THE WIND—V.C. Andrews (Dollanganger Series—Book 2 of 5)
By Lavan , moderator · 6 posts · 13 views
last updated Apr 16, 2019 12:06AM
March 2019—FLOWERS IN THE ATTIC—V.C. Andrews (Dollanganger Series—Book 1 of 5)
By Lavan , moderator · 11 posts · 23 views
last updated Mar 29, 2019 01:43PM
Jan 1-Feb 28,2019—COMANCHE MOON—Larry McMurtry(Lonesome Dove Series—Book 4 of 4)
By Lavan , moderator · 12 posts · 17 views
last updated Feb 19, 2019 08:13AM
November 2018—STREETS OF LAREDO—Larry McMurtry (Lonesome Dove Series—Book 2 of 4)
By Lavan , moderator · 12 posts · 16 views
last updated Feb 17, 2019 08:57PM
December 2018—TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD—Harper Lee (Book 1 of 2)
By Lavan , moderator · 17 posts · 20 views
last updated Jan 18, 2019 11:22AM
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+ Members' Progress
This topic has been closed to new comments. * How to Create a Virtual Bookshelf
By Lavan , moderator · 1 post · 101 views
last updated May 30, 2018 08:11AM
Bridget's Bookshelf
By Bridget · 65 posts · 26 views
last updated Jun 22, 2020 11:31AM
Bethany's Bookshelf
By Bethany · 55 posts · 38 views
last updated Jun 08, 2020 09:44AM
Annie’s Great American Read Bookshelf
By Annie · 4 posts · 7 views
last updated Feb 05, 2020 04:05PM
Nancy P
By Nancy · 2 posts · 8 views
last updated Jan 06, 2020 04:28PM
Tami G's List
By Tami · 3 posts · 8 views
last updated Jan 03, 2020 12:33PM
Andrew's bookshelf
By Andrew , moderator · 23 posts · 46 views
last updated Oct 12, 2019 10:12AM
Erin's Bookshelf
By Erin · 13 posts · 14 views
last updated Jul 16, 2019 06:56PM
Amanda A's GAR list
By Amanda · 8 posts · 18 views
last updated Jun 08, 2019 05:16AM
Tajuana's Bookshelf
By Tajuana · 3 posts · 8 views
last updated Apr 29, 2019 09:22PM
Cindy's Bookshelf
By Cindy · 5 posts · 9 views
last updated Apr 03, 2019 04:19PM
TONI’S SHELF
By Toni · 42 posts · 27 views
last updated Mar 27, 2019 01:42PM
Larissa's GAR Bookshelf
By Larissa · 10 posts · 17 views
last updated Mar 12, 2019 08:06AM
Lavan's bookshelf
By Lavan , moderator · 58 posts · 51 views
last updated Feb 24, 2019 01:52PM
Cindy P bookshelf
By Cindy · 9 posts · 23 views
last updated Nov 04, 2018 08:37PM
Tasha's Shelf
By Tasha · 15 posts · 18 views
last updated Aug 30, 2018 04:21AM
Trina's Bookshelf
By Trina · 13 posts · 17 views
last updated Aug 04, 2018 11:16AM
Just Checking...
By Bridget · 7 posts · 9 views
last updated Mar 22, 2020 04:36AM
2019 in Review
By Bridget · 6 posts · 8 views
last updated Jan 08, 2020 01:38PM
Print vs. Ebook vs. Audiobook—What's Your Preference?
By Lavan , moderator · 27 posts · 31 views
last updated May 20, 2019 06:56PM
2019 Reading Goals
By Lavan , moderator · 16 posts · 104 views
last updated Mar 17, 2019 10:41AM
Book-Scented Candles
By Lavan , moderator · 8 posts · 17 views
last updated Oct 23, 2018 02:24PM
Favorite Genre?
By Lavan , moderator · 27 posts · 15 views
last updated Oct 07, 2018 02:05PM
Do You Abandon Books or Always Finish?
By Lavan , moderator · 14 posts · 12 views
last updated Sep 15, 2018 09:53PM
Book Series—Publication or Chronological Order?
By Lavan , moderator · 3 posts · 12 views
last updated Aug 27, 2018 04:01PM
E-readers
By Lavan , moderator · 18 posts · 18 views
last updated Aug 24, 2018 02:33PM
Book Journaling
By Lavan , moderator · 2 posts · 15 views
last updated Aug 06, 2018 10:49AM
Podcasts and Vloggers/YouTubers That Discuss Books
By Lavan , moderator · 10 posts · 13 views
last updated Jul 26, 2018 05:42AM
How Many Books Do You Read at a Time?
By Lavan , moderator · 6 posts · 19 views
last updated Jul 08, 2018 05:15AM
Do You Spring-Clean Your Library?
By Lavan , moderator · 8 posts · 15 views
last updated Jul 07, 2018 03:51PM
Favorite Place to Read?
By Lavan , moderator · 9 posts · 21 views
last updated Jul 01, 2018 06:42AM
How Do You Organize Your Library?
By Lavan , moderator · 7 posts · 21 views
last updated Jun 29, 2018 09:27AM
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+ Archive
This topic has been closed to new comments. September 2019 poll
By Andrew , moderator · 9 posts · 13 views
last updated Sep 02, 2019 08:34AM
This topic has been closed to new comments. August 2019 book series poll
By Andrew , moderator · 6 posts · 12 views
last updated Aug 03, 2019 07:12AM
This topic has been closed to new comments. June 2019 Poll
By Andrew , moderator · 11 posts · 22 views
last updated May 26, 2019 08:08PM
This topic has been closed to new comments. May 2019 Poll
By Andrew , moderator · 8 posts · 16 views
last updated Apr 28, 2019 04:43AM
This topic has been closed to new comments. Selections for APRIL Poll—2019
By Lavan , moderator · 8 posts · 35 views
last updated Mar 14, 2019 04:40PM
My Dog is Doing Poorly
By Lavan , moderator · 10 posts · 9 views
last updated Mar 13, 2019 08:26AM
This topic has been closed to new comments. Selections for MARCH Polls—2019
By Lavan , moderator · 5 posts · 37 views
last updated Feb 14, 2019 07:00AM
This topic has been closed to new comments. Selections for FEBRUARY Poll—2019
By Lavan , moderator · 4 posts · 48 views
last updated Jan 14, 2019 11:16AM
This topic has been closed to new comments. I'm Going Through a Tough Time
By Lavan , moderator · 6 posts · 27 views
last updated Nov 19, 2018 10:46AM
Andrew is Our New Co-Moderator
By Lavan , moderator · 5 posts · 12 views
last updated Nov 07, 2018 11:01AM
This topic has been closed to new comments. Schedule for Group Reads—November, December, and January
By Lavan , moderator · 7 posts · 17 views
last updated Nov 02, 2018 07:53AM
This topic has been closed to new comments. Our Group Challenge Has Ended
By Lavan , moderator · 8 posts · 21 views
last updated Nov 01, 2018 03:09PM
This topic has been closed to new comments. To Kill a Mockingbird Poll
By Lavan , moderator · 3 posts · 14 views
last updated Nov 01, 2018 08:08AM
This topic has been closed to new comments. Grand Finale—Oct. 23ʳᵈ at 8PM EST
By Lavan , moderator · 6 posts · 12 views
last updated Oct 25, 2018 04:17AM
This topic has been closed to new comments. LU by Jason Reynolds (Track #4—Book 4 of 4)
By Lavan , moderator · 3 posts · 11 views
last updated Oct 24, 2018 08:08AM
This topic has been closed to new comments. Top 10 Books Leading the Pack
By Lavan , moderator · 8 posts · 15 views
last updated Oct 23, 2018 10:06AM
This topic has been closed to new comments. Congratulations, Atlanta!
By Lavan , moderator · 1 post · 16 views
last updated Oct 20, 2018 01:40PM
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