While discussing among good friends, we realized that we really miss our love and dedication to reading books, so we came up with the idea of organizing a forum dedicated to our drama-lovers book club: “A Book A Month”.

On the 1st of every month we will post a book title we picked for reading – and perhaps 1-2 phrases about our progress concerning the title of the previous month.

Of course, whoever wants to add more titles, or needs more time to complete their books can do so.

This isn’t literally a challenge, but a way to motivate each other to start reading books again and an opportunity to discover new titles among people whom we share similar tastes in dramas and movies with!

List of our club members:

penel fatema on a break Neaa Ebisuno92 
The Butterfly kaisrexci Sudarsh The Earth_LoverJJChastity 
LucianYaz Another Stranger Kapetria Estelll 
WandereR KateWandering_QueenPoia 
kura2ninjaDrama Fairy AnushkaSeven 
Lady Nimue Bad_humour toxicbybritneyspearsuhsame 
oche nara  MaystolsNieko10 
Caspleo Imaney HaruHaru081906 foxyjo 
sony_t chillingindoors Vya van Velaris Bye 
moonchild Emmafiflydramalover jubies33 
zeamays Christine Bui lucy_lu Skyesinger
luluandfloydMisunderst0_od DounieHazel
Evil_Deed jindreame pepiIts You 
ManUtiavN Sassy queenxXabsintheXx  Fati 
Rawa
Shivelight
Ashu
Mon
Bebe22 
aurora-zg 
Isaura
violetfleuri
cheezerie 
burhaa aadmi 
justanotherrey 
sarabelles 
lukeka 
Suckerforhappyendings 
MichaKu 
autumn carrot 
River Cloud 
namsham 






Banners for our club members, courtesy of @Wandering Queen, @Poia and @Hazel can be found in the following links, respectively:

https://mydramalist.com/discussions/general-discussion/59031-drama-lovers-book-club-a-book-a-month?pid=1529705&page=6#p1529705

https://mydramalist.com/discussions/general-discussion/59031-drama-lovers-book-club-a-book-a-month?pid=1529851&page=6#p1529851

 https://mydramalist.com/discussions/general-discussion/59031-drama-lovers-book-club-a-book-a-month?pid=1614891&page=21#p1614891  

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Feel free to join ❣

January book (completed):

Haruki Murakami's "What I talk About When I Talk About Running"

https://www.harukimurakami.com/book/what-i-talk-about-when-i-talk-about-running-a-memoir

[Something different than his usual style, playful and philosophical, with some great quotes, like: 'What exactly do I think about when I'm running? I don't have a clue.'


February book title picked:

Sebastian Fitzek's "The Inmate"

https://sebastianfitzek.de/buch/der-insasse/

[The 5th title of this author that I'm reading, so I'm expecting something intense, thrilling, with cleverly orchestrated cliffhangers]

I'll continue reading Charlotte's Web by E B White, which I started in January. (https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/24178.Charlotte_s_Web)

And my February pick is Troubled Blood by Robert Galbraith (aka J K Rowling)
(https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/51807232-troubled-blood)
I feel like every new book in the series gets longer and longer - this one is 945 pages in print! Good thing I'll be reading the ebook.

> January Books <

Robert Ziębiński "Wspaniałe Życie" (in English the title would be: Wonderful Life)

This was actually my reread. I read it for the first time over a year ago. It's a dark comedy + drama, and when I say dark, it's darker than a black hole. It's about an alcoholic starting his "alcohol free journey". 

→ Jane Borodale "The Book of Fires". As goodreads put it "a captivating debut novel of fireworks, fortune, and a young woman's redemption". This is definitely not a book I would usually read, and I bought it only coz I liked the summary at the back cover, coz it legit said nothing about the plot. Now, it's one of my favorite books in the past few years. 

> February Books <

Robert Browne "The Paradise Prophecy". It's about a "war" between Heavens and Hell, but that's about to take place on Earth, and the main characters (dude who knows hella lots about religions and a detective) are trying to figure out the heck is going on and how to stop it. 

Pearl S. Buck "The Living Reed". Goodreads: The Living Reed follows four generations of one family, the Kims, beginning with Il-han and his father, both advisors to the royal family in Korea. Honestly, not a book I would usually read so we will see. It was bday present I've got like in high school? So years ago lol 

Arkady Vaksberg " Łysina Lenina: Wspomnienia Adwokata" (in English the title would be: Lenin's boldness: Memories of the Lawyer). Basically bunch of real court cases that happened in Soviet Union. Either they are suppose to be funny or hella crazy. 

Bogdan Wojciszke, Marcin Rotkiewicz "Homo nie całkiem sapiens" (in English the title would be: Homo, not quite sapiens). It's an interview styled book. A journalist (Rotkiewicz) talks with social psychologist (Wojcieszke, hella famous polish psychologist) about many social issues like: politics, morality, power and psychological aspects associated with them. 


So, to be transparent with you all, I already started reading February picks few days ago, since I finished my January books earlier than expected. + I'm always reading one YA book in English, as a side thing. But it's never "one per month" but rather": read when you are outside (like bus) since it's on my phone. Right now it's Amanda Hocking's "Switched"

February

Re-reading my fvt as I'm not sure about completing a new book after a long break from reading.

En Sarithiram (lit. My history)

An autobiography (achievements and adventure) of a Tamil historian cum linguist who published several endangered ancient literary manuscripts.

# drama-lovers book club: “A Book A Month”

Since I start this challenge in February, I don't have a book to share from January.
The book that I pick for February is this:

❆ How to Get Things Done by Ann Jackman ❆

https://www.goodreads.com/en/book/show/347664.How_to_Get_Things_Done





I have this book in my Plan to Read (PTR) for years but I somehow never get passed a few pages even though it's a really nice book.
I hope with this challenge, I finally find determination to finish it in a month. It has 144 pages, it was first published in 2003 and have been republished by different publishers whole around the world.
Let's do this!

P.s. Ah, I prefer to read non fiction so I mostly will pick and post non fiction books every month.

Hi there, I'm still choosing mine... 

 JJChastity:

# drama-lovers book club: “A Book A Month”

Since I start this challenge in February, I don't have a book to share from January.
The book that I pick for February is this:

❆ How to Get Things Done by Ann Jackman ❆

https://www.goodreads.com/en/book/show/347664.How_to_Get_Things_Done





I have this book in my Plan to Read (PTR) for years but I somehow never get passed a few pages even though it's a really nice book.
I hope with this challenge, I finally find determination to finish it in a month. It has 144 pages, it was first published in 2003 and have been republished by different publishers whole around the world.
Let's do this!

P.s. Ah, I prefer to read non fiction so I mostly will pick and post non fiction books every month.

I'd already made a resolution to start reading books in my PTR pile or give them away.  Like you, I read mostly non-fiction.   Looking forward to hearing about this book when you are done!  :)

 The Butterfly:

I'd already made a resolution to start reading books in my PTR pile or give them away.  Like you, I read mostly non-fiction.   Looking forward to hearing about this book when you are done!  :)

Yes, I will tell you about it. I also have a bunch of PTR. I hope with this challenge, I could finish 11 books this year. My challenge on goodreads have never succeeded but here with a club of readers, I hope I could be more determined. :)

 JJChastity:

Yes, I will tell you about it. I also have a bunch of PTR. I hope with this challenge, I could finish 11 books this year. My challenge on goodreads have never succeeded but here with a club of readers, I hope I could be more determined. :)

With so many good friends motivating each other, we will definitely succeed!

@Kate 

Wow you read a lot of books. :)

 penel:

With so many good friends motivating each other, we will definitely succeed!

Yes, I hope so. Thanks for coming up with this idea. 

 JJChastity:

@Kate 

Wow you read a lot of books. :)

I try my best lol It always depends on how many pages the books have, but I try to read 2-4 books per month. I always loved to read. In elementary school I always had a first place in the library's contest on the highest number of borrowed books lol So, I guess I've been "trained" to read a lot since I was a small kid. Tho, there are some months I'm unable to finished even one book, if the work gets busy. 

 Kate:

I try my best lol It always depends on how many pages the books have, but I try to read 2-4 books per month. I always loved to read. In elementary school I always had a first place in the library's contest on the highest number of borrowed books lol So, I guess I've been "trained" to read a lot since I was a small kid. Tho, there are some months I'm unable to finished even one book, if the work gets busy. 

That's a good habit and the fact you can keep up on it is even more amazing. My habit of reading a lot ends at highschool. I used to be stuck in the school library and city library. But ever since I got obsessed with dramas, reading becomes almost non existence.  I'm going to make them co-exist. I will learn from you. ^-^