The Book Basilisks Book Club

April Group Read Discussions! #TheBookBasilisksBookClub

Hello bookish people of the Internet! I have something exciting to update to you in this short little post here! You might not know but I created and am currently moderating a book club located in Goodreads. I made it because I’ve always enjoyed being in virtual book clubs, and I want to make this one so that we can read books from different genres every month and discuss them in depth with fellow book lovers.

The name of this group is the Book Basilisks Book Club, which is such a very genius title and I do not take credit for the brilliant idea. It’s basically inspired by the idea or the theme that we are more than just bookworms, we are book basilisks, like the one in Harry Potter.


For the month of April, after a week of nominations and another week of voting, we have found that the group read for April is And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie.

First, there were ten – a curious assortment of strangers summoned as weekend guests to a private island off the coast of Devon. Their host, an eccentric millionaire unknown to all of them, is nowhere to be found. All that the guests have in common is a wicked past they’re unwilling to reveal – and a secret that will seal their fate. For each has been marked for murder. One by one they fall prey. Before the weekend is out, there will be none. And only the dead are above suspicion.

Since April is already well under way, our topic discussion for this book has been filled with lots of thoughts on the book. A lot of people have read it, but some have never even read a single book by Agatha Christie, just like me. Here is the link to the discussion post.

Have you yourself read it? If not, go ahead and join the book club to read it together with the other members, and discuss your thoughts on it! If yes, that doesn’t mean you can’t jump in the discussions as well and share your feelings about the book with us.

I myself have just finished reading this iconic mystery novel. I’ve heard a lot of good things about Agatha Christie, she’s almost like a classic in her genre, and I was excited to delve into the mystery and share what my opinions are on the discussion page! I also am now very interested to check out her other work.

Other than that, our group will be voting on our May Group Read’s nominations soon, so once you become a member and have introduced yourself, go ahead and vote on the poll! I have also realized that this is my 100th published post in the Tea and Paperbacks blog! Yay!

Anyways, talk to you later in another post, or in the Book Basilisks Book Club discussions!

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December Group Read Announcement! #TheBookBasilisksBookClub

Good evening bookish people and today I am here to announce something exciting for you! You might not know but I have a book club located in Goodreads! I created the club/group more than half a year ago, and since then we’ve had nearly 100 members on the group!

The name of this group is the Book Basilisks Book Club, because someone messaged me on my Harry Potter blog with the fact that we are more than just bookworms, we are book basilisks, like the one in Harry Potter. (because we obviously love Harry Potter too!)

In this book club that I am moderating, we discuss a different book each month after polling and for that whole month we will read the book together and talk about every aspect of the book, share our thoughts on our experience reading the book with each other. It’s super fun but I have to admit we need more members to make the group more exciting and active, which is why I’m inviting all of you guys to join this awesome group!

For the announcement, we had two rounds of polls for December’s group read and at the end, I am happy to announce you that our group read for December is:

The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath


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I’ve never read the book before and I’m excited to read it with you guys during December, and here’s a little synopsis of the book I got from Goodreads:

Esther Greenwood is brilliant, beautiful, enormously talented, and successful, but slowly going under—maybe for the last time. In her acclaimed and enduring masterwork, Sylvia Plath brilliantly draws the reader into Esther’s breakdown with such intensity that her insanity becomes palpably real, even rational—as accessible an experience as going to the movies. A deep penetration into the darkest and most harrowing corners of the human psyche, The Bell Jar is an extraordinary accomplishment and a haunting American classic.

If you are interested to join in and read this book with us, join our Goodreads group and maybe add me on Goodreads as well!