Voting is now closed – stay tuned for the final result!
Hello everyone! Your friendly book club maven here to give you all some news, dates, and a poll for our book clubs later this year.
In case you missed it – we have landed on dates for the Good Omens #CannonBookClub and are adding in a bonus discussion just about the show adaptation. The book-only discussion will take place two weeks before the show debuts, on May 17th and 18th. Then we will reconvene a month later, June 14th and 15th to discuss the television adaptation on Amazon Prime. As a bonus yours truly and MsWas will be attempting our first ever Facebook Live Chat to go along with the show discussion. Make sure you join the Cannonball Read Book Chat Facebook Group to join in the Facebook Live event.
What could we possibly have to go with that? More #CannonBookClub of course. Later this year we’ll be attempting another paired discussion for this our FIFTH year of book club. Do you want to read a Classic? Want to read an Adaptation or Retelling? WANT TO READ BOTH? Continuing our loose theme this year of stories in various formats, we’ll be voting on a book with plenty of adaptations and you pick what you’d like to read. We’ll break this one into two discussions, one for the original on August 16th and 17th and the second for the adaptation on September 20th and 21st. You choose an update, or a graphic novel, possibly even a gender-swapped cyberpunk version of the classic – any at all, not just the ones listed below- and then we meet back and discuss those separately. Feel free to just read the classic, the adaptation, or join us for both!
This makes voting all the more important, you will be voting once for both book clubs, whether you intend to participate in one or both. If one of these adaptations is the one you want – then you vote for the Classic it is based on. We’ll be voting for a full week, and the poll will close on April 1st. We’ll be announcing shortly thereafter, which hopefully gives you time to read both. On to your options!
A Study in Scarlet (The first Sherlock Holmes novel) by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
- A Study in Honor by Claire O’Dell
- Mrs. Sherlock Holmes by Brad Ricca
- A Study in Scarlet Women by Sherry Thomas
- Any book in the Mary Russell series by Laurie R. King
- Mycroft Holmes by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Anna Waterhouse
- Any book in the Lock & Mori series by Heather W. Petty
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë
- Re-Jane by Patricia Park
- Brightly Burning by Alexa Donne
- My Plain Jane by Cynthia Hand, Jodi Meadows, and Brodi Ashton
- Jane Steele by Lyndsay Faye
Sense & Sensibility by Jane Austen
- The Dashwood Sisters Tell All by Beth Patillo
- Sense & Sensibility: The Jane Austen Project by Joanne Trollope
- The Cookbook Collector by Allegra Goodman
- Expectations of Happiness by Rebecca Ann Collins
- Sass & Serendipity by Jennifer Ziegler
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
- Alice by Christina Henry
- A Blade So Black by L.L. McKinney
- Her Mad Hatter by by Marie Hall
- Splintered by A.G. Howard
- Are You Alice? by Ai Ninomiya, Ikumi Katagiri
- Any book in the Insanity series by Cameron Jace
Snow White by the Brothers Grimm
- Tear You Apart by Sarah Cross
- Nameless by Lili St. Crow
- The Fairest of Them All by Carolyn Turgeon
- The Sleeper and the Spindle by Neil Gaiman
- Boy, Snow, Bird by Helen Oyeyemi
- Fairest by Gail Carson Levine
So, which has your vote? Select below, and this year you can choose 2 classics. The one classic with the most votes will be the selection for the August discussion, and your choice of adaptation will be up in September. All of the classic books are available for free online via Project Gutenberg, and we’ve linked to the adaptations above via our Amazon links. Of course you may acquire the retellings from any library, bookstore, or friend of your choice, but we hope you’ll follow the affiliate links to help our mission.