Swagbucks Book Club – 2012 Year In Discussions


While other people are focusing on Year in Reviews we at the Swagbucks Book Club are looking back at a Year in Discussions.  Because we do more than just review books.  Thanks to everyone who has participated over the past year we have been introduced to more than just a book a month.  But to prevent this post from becoming unwieldy I will focus on the main featured titles.  Please click on the book titles to check out the discussion from that month.  And if you want even more stimulating reading related conversation check out 2011 Year in Discussion for highlights of that year.

We began the year reflecting on life choices and a positive attitude to lead us into 2012.

Eat Pray Love by Elizabeth Gilbert

February had us looking back at how history has impacted current day.

Sarah’s Key by Tatiana de Rosnay

In March we took inspiration from comedienne Tina Fey who offered many words of wisdom in her autobiography.

Bossypants by Tina Fey

April had us knee-deep in The Hunger Games trilogy.

Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins

Classic Science Fiction was the theme for May.

Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

June  was dedicated to Swaggernaut authors who shared their experience with us each week.

Kickshaw Candies by RL Finnell

As the summer heat grew we cooked off with some “chick lit”.

Can You Keep a Secret? by Sophie Kinsella

August had us feasting on smaller bites with a selection of short stories.

A Good Man is Hard to Find by Flannery O’Connor

The Lottery by Shirley Jackson

The Body by Stephen King

Mystery and intrigue took over in September.

The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson

What would October be without a dose of horror/fantasy?

Miss Peregrin’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

November had us returning to the classics once again.

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

And December was “Your Choice” where Swagbucks Book Club members were encouraged to indulge in anything that they have been waiting to sink their teeth into, or just take a break if necessary.  So what did you choose?

Last week you voted on the genre for January and the clear winner was Mystery.  Come back next Friday when we vote on which title to read.  Thanks for all the support this year and making the Swagbucks Book Club such a success!  I’m looking forward to an exciting 2013!

Have a safe and happy new year!