Thursday, October 17th, 2013

One LibraryThing, One Book

In the grand tradition of The Big Read and One City, One Book projects everywhere, LibraryThing is beginning its first ever, LibraryThing-wide read. It’s a bit of an experiment, and there has been much discussion on Talk about how to make it work.

For our first One LibraryThing, One Book selection, we’ll be reading Dave Eggers‘s The Circle. This one is a bit of an ironic pick by Tim—a dystopia about social networking, ha ha. If it doesn’t strike your fancy, don’t worry—in the future, we’ll expand the selection process to allow for member voting, in some fashion.

Get involved

Discussion starts November 18
In the interest of keeping discussion lively and spoiler-free, we’re setting the start date for discussion of The Circle as Monday, November 18th, at 9pm Eastern. Prior to that time, please use the “Introduce Yourself” or “First Impressions” threads to talk about your thoughts on the book as you’re reading.

Ten free copies up for grabs!
Thanks to the nice folks at Knopf, we’ve got 10 free copies of The Circle up for grabs, as a special extra batch in Early Reviewers. Go here to request one!

Questions? Comments?
You can check out and contribute to the discussion that spawned this project on Talk.

Labels: One LibraryThing One Book


  1. what an exciting project. I would love to win this interesting book.

  2. Laurie Blum says:

    Thx for the chance to win 🙂

  3. Barbara Fister says:

    Good choice! I’ve been meaning to put this book on my TBR.

  4. Nicole says:

    This sounds like a fun idea and I like Dave Eggers. Thank you LT!!

  5. David Russell says:

    Hello Loranne,
    I would be interested in subsequent monthly LT reads, perhaps starting with April 2017. How does one find out in advance the scheduled title and secure a copy? I did not note such from this blog post linked in the February 2017 LT newsletter. Do you generally pick a short story collection? Thank you.
    David R

    • Loranne says:

      Thanks for your note, David. February’s newsletter just went out yesterday, and takes a while to reach everyone. You should receive your copy this afternoon, if you haven’t already. I definitely included the group read announcement in the newsletter, and will continue to do so for future selections.

      We don’t do a new group read every month at this point. Our next one will begin in May or June, and we’ll be posting here on the blog, as well as on the One LibraryThing, One Book group on Talk.

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