Since there are so many readers among us and since one of my New Year’s resolutions each year is to read more books and because open thread topics so often turn into discussions about books, I thought it would be fun to start a Dear Wendy book club in 2012. The way I envision it working: each month, we choose a book (by recommendation and then by poll) to read in the following month. Then, at the end of the month, we have an open thread discussion about it. We also make recommendations for the following book-of-the-month and vote via another poll.
If y’all are game, we have just a few days left to choose January’s book. Please make your recommendations here. We will have a poll on Thursday and I’ll announce the winner Friday evening. I’ll link to the book on Amazon so you can buy it there if you want.
And yes, this is definitely a way I’m trying to make a little extra cash through my Amazon affiliation (any time you buy something through my Amazon affiliate link, I make a small commission at no extra cost to you; big thanks to those who have helped out in that way!). In the new year, one of my goals is to increase the income I make from this site (without slapping on lots more ads, which is annoying). DearWendy.com turns one in just a few weeks and while this has been the best “job” I’ve ever had — it’s been rewarding in so many ways — I have to start making more money to contribute to my family or I won’t be able to keep it up in the same capacity I have for the last year. Anyway, I wanted to make that disclaimer: YES, of course, I’m trying to make more money. But I also think a Dear Wendy book club could be lots of fun.
If you agree, let’s hear your recommendations!