Vote closed: the L&L Book Club choice for August

This month, we’re reading The Red Badge of Courage by Stephen Crane, with Middlemarch by George Eliot coming up in July. For the selection after that, we’ll dip our toes into the world of science fiction. Which book would you like to discuss in Book Club in August? Please cast your vote in our poll:

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The result will be announced early in July, to allow plenty of time for you to acquire and read the selected title before our discussion in August.

You are very welcome to make suggestions for other books for us to read together — either reply to this message, or send me a PM. We’ll keep a list, and over the months ahead we’ll consider adding such suggestions to future book-choice polls.

When making a book suggestion, please remember that we will be reading books that are in the public domain in the UK and EU, where copyright laws protect work until 70 years after the author’s death.

All the best,

Don’t forget to vote for the book that our Book Club will read in August. Currently, A Princess of Mars (Edgar Rice Burroughs) is in the lead. There has been a modicum of support for Frankenstein (Mary Shelley) and The Invisible Man (H. G. Wells), but nobody has yet voted for A Journey to the Centre of the Earth (Jules Verne). Which one tickles your fancy?

And which other books do you think we should consider reading in the future, beyond those that we have suggested so far?

Just a few more days to vote for the book that our Book Club will read in August. A Princess of Mars is still in the lead, but A Journey to the Centre of the Earth has moved into second place, with Frankenstein and The Invisible Man jointly bringing up the rear.

Which novels would you like us to read after that, in the autumn?

August’s Book Club reading choice is A Princess of Mars, a 1912 science-fantasy novel by Edgar Rice Burroughs of Tarzan fame.

Before then, throughout July (and beyond, if necessary) we are reading Middlemarch by George Eliot. Pop over to that discussion thread and let us know what you think!