Welcome to the final week’s discussion of……
The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead
For the final week, please finish the book (chapters 13 – 16) if you haven’t already. Don’t forget to join us this Thursday, April 27th at 4:30PM EDT to discuss the book on Zoom.
Then, head to the comments below to share your thoughts about the book!
We’ll meet over Zoom to discuss the full book this Thursday, April 27th at 4:30PM EDT. Visit the Book Club Discussion event page for more details.
Here is how you can obtain a copy of The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead:
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Are you new to the book club? Joining is easy! Follow these simple steps:
- Obtain a copy of the current book.
- Read the book club article (updated every Tuesday) to find out the assigned chapters for each week.
- After reading a section of the book, share your thoughts in the comments section of this article below.
- Finally, at the end of the month, join us on Zoom for our group discussion with fellow readers. (April’s Zoom session will take place on 4/27 at 4:30PM EDT. Click here for details.)
What did you think of the book? Comment below to share your thoughts!
Sorry mistyped email in last post.
Still waiting for bookclub discussion to begin. 4:30 today?
I would like to join when you start a new book. How do I do this
I would love to join the Book Club. Can you tell me the date for the upcoming discussions for Love in the Time of Cholera?
Unfortunately I couldn’t join the book club discussion yesterday. I hope it went well. I would probably not have selected this book to read, favouring an easy life these days. Thank you all for choosing it, it was so good. I admired the tension that was gradually built up throughout the book and as for the ending, well, I didn’t see it coming at all and I’m pretty good at spotting these things. I hope this doesn’t contain spoilers for anyone still reading.
Hi Christine! You didn’t miss the Zoom discussion. It will take place tomorrow (4/27) at 4:30pm EDT. I’m glad to hear that you enjoyed the book. If you’re available tomorrow, we’d love for you to join the Zoom discussion and share your thoughts!
Thank you Nicole. If I am well enough, I will certainly join in. I have covid which has obviously affected my ability to work out which day it is!
I am a bit confused..first time with this book club. I am not seeing any comments about the book yet. Do people usually just wait till the whole book zoom discussion? Or am I not looking at the correct comment section for The Nickel Boys book ? Not a criticism, just figuring this process out…Got the Libby audio version and hope to be done by the April zoom meeting. Looking forward to discussion. Thank you.
We encourage book club members to share their thoughts about the assigned readings here in this section of the article. Feel free to start the conversation if you have thoughts you’d like to share!
During the COVID “shut down” we were forced to communicate via Zoom. Why do we still continue with this form? There’s nothing as important than face to face communication. Please, reintroduce person to person contact.
We appreciate you sharing your thoughts! We understand the importance of person to person contact and offer a wide array of in-person services at our Senior Planet centers. However, there are many individuals who greatly benefit from online programs. We want to ensure that our participants have access to the classes, groups, and events that we offer, regardless of their location!
Thanks for your comments re keeping Book Club online. I am in Colorado and really appreciate seeing faces and hearing comments on Zoom for the great books that have been chosen over the last years. The selections are outstanding and most are works I would not have chosen without the suggestions by the Club members. It is great to see who returns each month online for the final discussion. Please keep offering this program as it has been enriching for all who participate. Thanks.
It’s nice to have a face to face. But there are many people who can’t get to the location easily. The address of SP is not within easy travel to by subway or bus due to physical reason (climbing stairs in subway, etc.) or time restraint for people are not in Manhattan or upper Manhattan. I participate in another book club that still does it virtually.
In addition, I think this is a group decision and not a mandate.
How can I join the book club for the next book?
You can find the instructions for joining the book club at the bottom of this article. I’m pasting them here for your convenience:
1. Obtain a copy of the book.
2. Read the book club article (updated every Tuesday) to find out the assigned chapters for each week.
3. After reading a section of the book, share your thoughts in the comments section of this article below.
4. Finally, at the end of the month, join us on Zoom for our group discussion with fellow readers.
How would I know what the next book is in advance?
Hi Rhonda! We release a poll after our zoom discussions so that folks can vote on the books we’ll read for the next two months. The book with the highest number of votes will be read first, and the book with the second highest number of votes will be read the following month. According to our last poll, our May read is Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez. Here is the link to the completed poll: https://seniorplanet.org/articles-senior-planet-book-club-vote-for-our-next-book-26/
I am new to the book club group and would like to join the talk tomorrow re: first four chapters. Can you provide a link to the book club meeting @ 4:30 pm?!
Thank you in advance for your attention.
Hi Abby! You can share your thoughts on the readings in the comment section of this article each week. We meet on Zoom once a month for a full book discussion. This month’s Zoom discussion will take place on Thursday April 27th at 4:30pm EDT.
I’m a little confused. We were given a date to read the first 4 chapters but will be discussing the entire book later on Zoom. Are we just replying to the comment area every week?
Hi Christine! You can let us know your thoughts about each week’s readings here in the comment section of the article. Then, we’ll meet to discuss the entire book on Zoom on Thursday, April 27th at 4:30pm ET. Stay tuned for the updated article on Tuesday, April 11th for more information about the Zoom discussion.
I took a chance that this would be the choice and picked up a copy at my library today. Lucky me!
Hi Helen! Glad to hear that you were able to get your copy. Hope you’re enjoying the book so far! Let us know your thoughts here in the comments.
What time does the Book Club meet on Thursday, the 27th?
Hi Susan! We’ll be meeting at 4:30pm ET on Thursday 4/27. More details coming soon!
What time will the line open? My first time in a book club, looking forward to a good read.
Hi Donna! We’ll be meeting at 4:30pm ET for our Zoom discussion. More details coming soon!