Alright everybody, what are your recommendations for the first book? We can judge the amount of time to read the book by the length of the book you all decide on... I don't want to be the one to pick the book, but I'd like for the first one to be Uncle Tom's Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe
This seems to be a very crude way to choose a book, if anybody has any ideas of a better system, holla at me... maybe a small council of select people who choose a book every once in a while, maybe even rotating? Let me hear YOUR input...this is your book club!
well since based on the last thread about it in The Yard, we all have different ideas of what books we should read and/or discuss....
how about we rotate, like you said...?
i don't know how we'd start....maybe uhh...alphabetically...or by age....or maybe each of us can list up to five books we've read that we'd recommend and/or think would be a good choice for everyone else to read collectively....then we can go from there....
i don't know - jus throwin' out some suggestions....
Well I dont care what we read...but I have two suggestions...
Our first book should be NON-FICTION
and a good choice of a book is Sister SOuljah - NO DISRESPECT
* I still havent gotten around to reading this one yet, but it gets a lot of good reviews from people I know who have read it *
Some one mentioned earlier in the first post that our first book should be thought provoking, I agree. They gave the example "The Mis-education of the Negro". I think this would be a good one to start out with just because I feel it would be very interesting and I would love to hear everyones view and opinions of the book. But I do agree that we should read various types of books. Just my two cents.
I recommend NO ZANE books and nothing EVERBODY has already read like half of Omar Tyree's books.
We need to move that one thread from THE YARD in here because this one person had a really good list ... that I wouldn't mind reading.
I would like to read "The Miseducation of the Negro" and this book called "*****" haven't read either on but I heard they were good reads.
And can we get a deadline for book entries. June has already started so we need a book by like TOMORROW.
since i read a lot of political books i would suggest "stupid white men and other sorry excuses for the state of our country"
Cosign... thats on my to read list to. I read 1 paragraph in the middle of the book and I knew i had to get it.
Other books i think others should read are:
Soul On Ice - Eldridge Cleaver (A MUST FOR ANY BLACK MALE)
THE DEBT - Randall Robinson
Even if you don't read it for this book club i really do encourage you to go out and add them to your personal library. I think the Stupid White Men is a Good Idea especially with elections coming up and Bush acting the way he is.