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DA May Book Club Pick: Beguiling the Beauty by Sherry...

The readers have voted (and it was a close call) but Sherry Thomas’ Beguiling the Beauty has won.  Next Tuesday we’ll post a series of questions about the book and invite the author and the editor to weigh in.

I thought the idea of themes is a great one for the book club so in June, we’ll have a friends to lovers themed book club. If you have your own suggestions, please email them to me jane at dear

Jane Litte is the founder of Dear Author, a lawyer, and a lover of pencil skirts. She self publishes NA and contemporaries (and publishes with Berkley and Montlake) and spends her downtime reading romances and writing about them. Her TBR pile is much larger than the one shown in the picture and not as pretty. You can reach Jane by email at jane @ dearauthor dot com


  1. Sirius
    May 15, 2012 @ 12:15:54

    Hmm, off to get it, I would never gotten it otherwise, so I suppose it is a good thing :)

  2. Marianne McA
    May 15, 2012 @ 18:45:04

    Could we have a little longer to read the book next month? Just if I’m sending for it (and I can’t see it in the UK kindle shop) six days to buy and read it is tight. I’d rather not have to pay for postage, but sometimes the free postage books take a while to come.

  3. Jane
    May 15, 2012 @ 18:48:33

    @Marianne McA I was told that one week isnt enough by others as well. Is two weeks too short?

  4. Brian
    May 15, 2012 @ 22:22:07

    This is going to be monthly? How about in the future picking the book the first week of the month (or last week of the month before) and the discussion starting the last week of said month? That would give more folks a chance to participate.

  5. Kaetrin
    May 16, 2012 @ 06:09:24

    Fortunately I had pre-ordered this one and my copy arrived a little while ago so I’m all set.

  6. Marianne McA
    May 16, 2012 @ 11:15:12

    Thanks, Jane. Two weeks would suit me better.

    Just thinking aloud: I don’t know how widely your readership is dispersed, but if there are a number of readers whose location makes it hard to get books quickly, or who would rather get the book from the library, it might be worth having an even longer lead-in time occasionally, so that they could participate sometimes. Say, for example, you set June and July’s books at the same time, those who couldn’t get June’s book within the fortnight would still be able to plan to join in with July’s discussion.

    (I belong to a very parsimonious book club IRL – we’ve set September’s books already. Usually we end up with only one person actually having to buy the book, then we pass it round. As I’m the youngest there, by the time we come to discuss the book, everyone’s forgotten all the details anyway, so we drink coffee and they tell me tales of their youthful indiscretions. It’s great fun, though in many ways not a book club at all.)

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