One LibraryThing, One Book

One LibraryThing, One Book is an occasional group read organized by staff. We try to pick popular books lots of people will be reading. There's a schedule, and staff post some questions, but discussion is free and informal.

Our selection for November-December 2020 is Barack Obama's A Promised Land. Selling almost a million copies in its first week, Obama is this season's publishing juggernaut. To get a feel for it, read Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's New York Times Review or listen to Terri Gross' Fresh Air author interview.

Reading Schedule

The idea is to start discussing sections on these dates. This is just a guide. We won't be stopping members from getting ahead!

Monday, November 30. Part One.
Monday, December 7. Part Two and Three.
Monday, December 14. Part Four and Five.
Monday, December 21. Part Six and Seven.

Topics are set up for the parts, and a general topic for Introductions and general discussion.

If you want to start a new topic, do so in the format "Obama, A Promised Land - [Topic Subject]".

The section topics assume you've read the section. Outside of that you may want to add spoiler-y text in your posts by using the "spoiler" tag. See the blog post for more details.

TopicTopicMessagesLast Message 
A book about a unique serial killer. Fantastic read. Good cause to help raise money for cancer2 unread / 2tom9191, January 7
Obama, A Promised Land - Part 2 and 33 unread / 3karenmarie, December 2020
Obama, A Promised Land - Introductions and general24 unread / 24Berly, December 2020
Obama, A Promised Land - Part 111 unread / 11lauralkeet, December 2020
Obama, A Promised Land - Part 6 and 71 unread / 1timspalding, November 2020
Obama, A Promised Land - Part 4 and 51 unread / 1timspalding, November 2020
Homo Deus: Author's other work?3 unread / 3Tytania, November 2018
Homo Deus: Finding meaning in life2 unread / 2Tytania, November 2018
Homo Deus: Questions for the author5 unread / 5Tytania, November 2018
Stardust: First impressions24 unread / 24Cobalt-Jade, August 2018
Stardust: Introduce yourself38 unread / 38Cobalt-Jade, August 2018
Stardust: Heart's Desire8 unread / 8reading_fox, July 2018
Stardust: Fairytale themes6 unread / 6reading_fox, July 2018
Stardust: Which edition did you read?23 unread / 23reading_fox, July 2018
Stardust: LT Movie Night83 unread / 83threadnsong, July 2018
Stardust: What do you think of the title?9 unread / 9krazy4katz, July 2018
Stardust: Interesting/difficult scenes to illustrate4 unread / 4kristilabrie, July 2018
Stardust: Favorite scene/passage12 unread / 12LilyMarlene, June 2018
Stardust: Multiple character perspectives1 unread / 1lorannen, June 2018
Vote for June's OLOB & Movie Night!35 unread / 35lorannen, May 2018
What's next after Homo Deus?25 unread / 25dougb56586, October 2017
Homo Deus: What did you learn?5 unread / 5PuddinTame, September 2017
Homo Deus: Religion6 unread / 6modalursine, September 2017
Nomination for this group's reading list: Rachel Sherman's Uneasy Street: The Anxieties of Affluence1 unread / 1proximity1, September 2017
Homo Deus: Dataism3 unread / 3kristilabrie, August 2017
Homo Deus: The Four Horsemen12 unread / 12lorax, August 2017
Homo Deus: Introduce Yourself23 unread / 23Philogos, August 2017
Homo Deus: Subjective Experiences1 unread / 1kristilabrie, August 2017
Homo Deus: Research2 unread / 2kristilabrie, August 2017
Homo Deus: Reading experience6 unread / 6PuddinTame, August 2017
Homo Deus: First Impressions18 unread / 18termis, August 2017
Slade House: The ending10 unread / 10paradoxosalpha, August 2017
Slade House: Lingering questions8 unread / 8paradoxosalpha, August 2017
Home Deus- Hello Everyone1 unread / 1jack2410, August 2017
Hello Everyone!1 unread / 1KatHoagland, August 2017
Homo Deus: The stories we tell ourselves1 unread / 1lorannen, August 2017
Interpreter of Maladies: The Treatment of Bibi Haldar3 unread / 3Diane-bpcb, April 2017
Interpreter of Maladies: The Third and Final Continent5 unread / 5Diane-bpcb, April 2017
What's next?8 unread / 8iamFOXFIRE, April 2017
Interpreter of Maladies: This Blessed House3 unread / 3Ling.Lass, April 2017
Interpreter of Maladies: Mrs. Sen's5 unread / 5Ling.Lass, April 2017
Interpreter of Maladies: Sexy6 unread / 6Ling.Lass, March 2017
Interpreter of Maladies: When Mr. Pirzada Came to Dine13 unread / 13GwenH, March 2017
Interpreter of Maladies: A Real Durwan10 unread / 10Ling.Lass, March 2017
Interpreter of Maladies: Finished12 unread / 12jennybhatt, March 2017
Interpreter of Maladies: Introduce yourself!47 unread / 47lorannen, March 2017
Interpreter of Maladies: First impressions27 unread / 27lorannen, March 2017
Interpreter of Maladies: Miscommunication1 unread / 1lorannen, March 2017
Interpreter of Maladies: Love and marriage9 unread / 9jennybhatt, March 2017
Interpreter of Maladies: Rituals and routines2 unread / 2jennybhatt, March 2017
Interpreter of Maladies: Interpreter of Maladies14 unread / 14pbirch01, March 2017
Interpreter of Maladies: A Temporary Matter20 unread / 20GwenH, March 2017
Interpreter of Maladies: Spoilers1 unread / 1lorannen, March 2017
Slade House: Mitchell's other work7 unread / 7jonathankws, January 2016
Slade House: For those who've finished reading23 unread / 23LucindaLibri, December 2015
Slade House: Favorite lines/scenes5 unread / 5kristilabrie, December 2015
Slade House: Favorite character(s)11 unread / 11kristilabrie, December 2015
Slade House: The Map6 unread / 6LynnB, December 2015
Slade House: First Impressions36 unread / 36jeshakespeare, November 2015
Slade House: Interview with David Mitchell2 unread / 2TooBusyReading, November 2015
Slade House: Narrative structure4 unread / 4TooBusyReading, November 2015
Slade House: Introduce Yourself!39 unread / 39Niafer, November 2015
Slade House: Haunted houses3 unread / 3kristilabrie, November 2015
Hello1 unread / 1MarcusH, November 2015
Introduction1 unread / 1atilio, October 2015
Night Watch: Reading in Chunks14 unread / 14LucindaLibri, August 2015
The Night Watch: Timeline8 unread / 8booklovers2, August 2015
The Night Watch: Duncan and Mr. Mundy7 unread / 7booklovers2, August 2015
The Night Watch: The end/beginning8 unread / 8LynnB, July 2015
The Night Watch: Who do you relate to?5 unread / 5LynnB, July 2015
The Night Watch: Your favorites/least favorites4 unread / 4elizajanecurtis, July 2015
The Night Watch: First Impressions24 unread / 24imyril, July 2015
The Night Watch: 1944 Chapters 4 and 53 unread / 3Ling.Lass, July 2015
The Night Watch: Duncan's hobby11 unread / 11piemouth, June 2015
The Author Sarah Waters3 unread / 3imyril, June 2015
The Night Watch: Introduce yourself!53 unread / 53meghanj10, June 2015
The Night Watch: 1944 section open thread4 unread / 4LynnB, June 2015
The Night Watch: Which character do you relate to?8 unread / 8kgriffith, June 2015
The Night Watch: Helen's emotions10 unread / 10HunyBadger, June 2015
The Night Watch: Vivian & Kay5 unread / 5LynnB, June 2015
The Night Watch: 1940s vocabulary10 unread / 10TimSharrock, June 2015
Hi.2 unread / 2mckait, May 2015
The Circle: The Future164 unread / 164PhaedraB, February 2015
The Circle: Theological undertones in "The Circle"15 unread / 15vwinsloe, January 2015
Future suggestions30 unread / 30LucindaLibri, September 2014
The Circle: Anyone else late in getting the book and is reading it now?10 unread / 10asm198, August 2014
American Gods: Which edition are you reading?25 unread / 25krazy4katz, July 2014
Vote for your favorite picks for June20 unread / 20leigonj, July 2014
The Penelopiad: A Cyclops extra1 unread / 1LucindaLibri, June 2014
The Penelopiad: The chorus of 12 young women26 unread / 26Felurian, June 2014
The Penelopiad: Do you think Penelope is a reliable narrator?17 unread / 17LucindaLibri, June 2014
The Penelopiad: Which Odyssey translation?12 unread / 12kiparsky, June 2014
The Penelopiad: Framing9 unread / 9JDHomrighausen, June 2014
The Penelopiad: First Impressions36 unread / 36JDHomrighausen, June 2014
The Penelopiad: Where's Argos? (and is it important?)7 unread / 7IreneF, June 2014
The Penelopiad: Legendary heroes10 unread / 10streamsong, June 2014
The Penelopiad: Modernizing The Odyssey?5 unread / 5Felurian, June 2014
The Penelopiad: Your opinions of characters5 unread / 5Felurian, June 2014
The Penelopiad: Introduce Yourself74 unread / 74sparemethecensor, June 2014
The Penelopiad: A satire?7 unread / 7medmond77, June 2014
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