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Monthly Author Reads

This is a group where we highlight one author a month with each month's author decided by a group vote. During that month, you can read one or more books by the author or just jump in to discuss books you have already read by them!

Current author:
Chris Bohjalian


Upcoming Authors:
July: Lionel Shriver
August: The Bronte sisters (Charlotte Bronte, Emily Bronte, & Anne Bronte)
September: Franz Kafka

Please check on the group wiki for previously read authors.



This group was inspired by the Author Theme Reads group. Check them out for an in-depth, long-term focus on specific authors.

Total members: 274 members

Recent members: okeyeni, dieKatze, Sace, , kac522, Cinnamon_Heart, amit04in, rockinrhombus, IzzyStardust, DeSeRt.RoSe, Helenliz, MsLdnReads, JCGirl, gaylebutz, ccookie, tonyblair, Cora-R, Mootastic1, BookConcierge, crescent22, Yells, honeybeethoven, varunkr, Persan, Deelightful, ChaoticInvestigator, sbuglar, dianeham, sunrise_hues, Andrew_MC

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June 2016: Chris Bohjalian 31sweetiegherkin, Tuesday 1:56amignore
May 2016: Leo Tolstoy 29March-Hare, Sunday 7:09pmignore
July: Lionel Shriver 16sweetiegherkin, Sunday 12:24amignore
Nominations: June/July/September 2016 21dieKatze, June 15ignore
August: The Bronte sisters 12Nickelini, June 4ignore
September: Franz Kafka 10nohrt4me2, June 3ignore
Voting: June/July/August 16sweetiegherkin, May 22ignore
April 2016: Oliver Sacks 19sweetiegherkin, May 11ignore
March 2016: Ian McEwan 44sweetiegherkin, April 27ignore
February 2016: Janet Malcolm 14sparemethecensor, February 22ignore
January 2016: Agatha Christie 32sweetiegherkin, February 21ignore
Voting: March/April/May 2016 14sweetiegherkin, February 21ignore
Nominations: March/April/May 19sweetiegherkin, February 14ignore
November 2015: Peter Carey 33BookConcierge, February 12ignore
December 2015: Sherman Alexie 14sweetiegherkin, December 2015ignore
October 2015: E.B. White 19sweetiegherkin, November 2015ignore
Voting: November/December/January 17sweetiegherkin, October 2015ignore
June 2015: Truman Capote 50sweetiegherkin, October 2015ignore
August 2015: Fannie Flagg 24sweetiegherkin, October 2015ignore
Nominations: November/December/January 16sweetiegherkin, October 2015ignore
September: Jennifer Weiner 19RaisingBrownGirls, September 2015ignore
It's August 1JackieCarroll, August 2015ignore
July 2015: Halldor Laxness 27sweetiegherkin, July 2015ignore
March 2015: Alice Munro 32sweetiegherkin, July 2015ignore
Voting: July/August/September 15sweetiegherkin, June 2015ignore
May 2015: Angela Carter 34sweetiegherkin, June 2015ignore
April 2015: Kate Atkinson 29sweetiegherkin, June 2015ignore
Nominations: July/August/Sept 9sweetiegherkin, June 2015ignore
Kate Atkinson's "Case Histories" - Spoilers allowed! 4sweetiegherkin, May 2015ignore
Run-off voting: May/June 2015 10sweetiegherkin, April 2015ignore
Voting: April/May/June 2015 9sweetiegherkin, March 2015ignore
Nominatons: April/May/June 2015 17sweetiegherkin, March 2015ignore
February 2015: Virginia Woolf 40sweetiegherkin, March 2015ignore
Voting: March 2015 10sweetiegherkin, February 2015ignore
January 2015: Louise Erdrich 23sweetiegherkin, February 2015ignore
Nominations: March 2015 7sweetiegherkin, February 2015ignore
Voting: Jan/Feb/March 2015 7sweetiegherkin, January 2015ignore
December 2014: Jack London 9otterstamp, December 2014ignore
Nominations: Jan/Feb/Mar 2015 18sweetiegherkin, December 2014ignore
November 2014: Dashiell Hammett 16sweetiegherkin, December 2014ignore
September 2014: Willa Cather 35aliciamay, November 2014ignore
November 2013: Kurt Vonnegut 80sweetiegherkin, November 2014ignore
October 2014: Eudora Welty 20LucindaLibri, October 2014ignore
Voting: Sept-Dec 2014 10.Monkey., October 2014ignore
May 2014: V. S. Naipaul 25sweetiegherkin, September 2014ignore
June 2014: W. Somerset Maugham 27edwinbcn, August 2014ignore
Nominations: Sept-Dec 2014 18.Monkey., August 2014ignore
January 2014: Cormac McCarthy 78elisa.saphier, May 2014ignore
February 2014: Raymond Chandler 28edwinbcn, May 2014ignore
April 2014: Fyodor Dostoevsky 35sparemethecensor, April 2014ignore
March 2014: Vladimir Nabokov 41March-Hare, April 2014ignore
December 2013: Haruki Murakami 63pgmcc, March 2014ignore
Voting: Apr/May/Jun 2014 10.Monkey., March 2014ignore
Voting: Jan/Feb/Mar 2014 16.Monkey., March 2014ignore
Nominations: Apr/May/Jun 2014 16.Monkey., March 2014ignore
September 2013: Iain M. Banks 33pgmcc, January 2014ignore
May 2013: Margaret Atwood 67sweetiegherkin, January 2014ignore
February 2013: Graham Greene 45.Monkey., December 2013ignore
Nominations: Jan/Feb/Mar 2014 16.Monkey., December 2013ignore
2013 Quarter 2 - Thomas Hardy 17sweetiegherkin, October 2013ignore
Voting: Nov/Dec 2013 16sweetiegherkin, October 2013ignore
October 2013: Samuel Beckett 19.Monkey., October 2013ignore
Nominations: Nov/Dec 2013 10sweetiegherkin, October 2013ignore
August 2013: Joyce Carol Oates 23sweetiegherkin, October 2013ignore
June 2013: Paul Auster 35sweetiegherkin, October 2013ignore
July 2013: J.M. Coetzee 18.Monkey., August 2013ignore
MESSAGE BOARD 9.Monkey., August 2013ignore
Voting: Aug/Sept/Oct 2013 16.Monkey., July 2013ignore
Nominations: Aug/Sept/Oct 2013 13.Monkey., July 2013ignore
2013 Quarter 1 - Philip Roth 13.Monkey., May 2013ignore
April 2013: Walter Scott 15chrisharpe, May 2013ignore
Voting: May/Jun/Jul 2013 10.Monkey., April 2013ignore
March 2013: Aldous Huxley 33.Monkey., March 2013ignore
Nominations: 2013 - Quarter 2 6.Monkey., March 2013ignore
Nominations: May/Jun/Jul 2013 12aliciamay, March 2013ignore
January 2013: Michael Ondaatje 37sweetiegherkin, February 2013ignore
Voting: Jan/Feb/Mar 2013 17.Monkey., January 2013ignore
Voting: 2013 - Quarter 1 11.Monkey., January 2013ignore
December 2012: Ray Bradbury 28katrinasreads, December 2012ignore
Nominations: Jan/Feb/Mar 2012 29.Monkey., December 2012ignore
Nominations: 2013 - Quarter 1 9.Monkey., December 2012ignore
**What Are You Reading Now? -- December 2012 3.Monkey., December 2012ignore
Voting - December 2012 Author 28.Monkey., November 2012ignore
**What Are You Reading Now? -- November 2012 15edwinbcn, November 2012ignore
December Nominations 13.Monkey., November 2012ignore
Themes discussion! 16.Monkey., November 2012ignore
New leadership ;) 15katrinasreads, November 2012ignore
Is this group still active? 25Polaris-, November 2012ignore
May 2012: Virginia Woolf 6edwinbcn, August 2012ignore
2012, Quarter 2: Beryl Bainbridge 3Polaris-, May 2012ignore
April 2012: C. S. Lewis 11edwinbcn, May 2012ignore
Nominations - April - June 2012 17edwinbcn, May 2012ignore
2012, Quarter 1: Beryl Bainbridge 1edwinbcn, May 2012ignore
Voting thread - Quarter 2: April - June 2012 8edwinbcn, April 2012ignore
Voting thread - April - June 2012 16edwinbcn, April 2012ignore
March 2012: John Steinbeck 14edwinbcn, April 2012ignore
Hello-sorry to have missed... 5Constantinopolitan, March 2012ignore
January 2012: Georgette Heyer 14monanikhil, March 2012ignore
December 2011: Rumer Godden 44kdcdavis, February 2012ignore
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Created: Jan 22, 2009

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