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Buzz Book Club: Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist 2008-09-05 08:30:06

Buzz Book Club: Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist

Hello, Buzz Book Club readers! We finished the August book club selection a week ago and took a little break, because my pick this month is an itty bitty book that I'm really excited about! Drum roll please . . . September's book is Nick and Nora's Infinite Playlist by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan.

The movie adaptation, starring Michael Cera and Kat Dennings, will be out on Oct. 3, which is right when we will have completed the book. Plus, this has been on my reading list for a long time, so what better excuse to get to it? You can check out the trailer here.

For those of you new to my book club format, here's how it works: I'll announce a new book each month. Every week I'll suggest chapters to complete by the next post (which, in this case, will go up every Friday in September). In these weekly Book Club posts, I'll posit a few discussion-provoking questions for you to respond to in the comments section.

To find out what Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist is all about and to get the first assignment,


The synopsis for Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist reads:
"What happens when two witty, wise, but vulnerable teens meet by accident at a chaotic punk rock club? They fall in love, of course. While both are dealing with the fallout of failed relationships and the infinite hurt that accompanies them, they are questioning everything about themselves, their friends, and their future paths. The passion and intelligence of these characters, along with the authors' intimate knowledge of and complete respect for their audience, make this novel unique. Told in alternating chapters over the course of a single night, the narratives create a fully fleshed-out picture of both teens, informed by their love of music, their devotion to their friends, and their clear-eyed view of the world."

The first assignment: Read from the start of the story until the end of the chapter six. We'll chat about this first section a week from today, Sept. 12.


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bibliophile bibliophile 8 years
^Just read that Coraline is being made into a film starring Dakota Fanning and Teri Hatcher and is scheduled to be released February 2009. Here's a spooky blurb from IMDB: "A young girl walks through a secret door in her new home and discovers an alternate version of her life. On the surface, this parallel reality is eerily similar to her real life – only much better. But when her adventure turns dangerous, and her counterfeit parents try to keep her forever, Coraline must count on her resourcefulness, determination, and bravery to get back home – and save her family."
bibliophile bibliophile 8 years
I didn’t get a chance to read Revolutionary Road when it was a buzz book club pick, but I am definitely planning on reading it (thanks for bringing it to my attention!). I’ve heard great things about The Amnesiac, The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society and Suite Francaise—all are books on my ‘to read’ list. Two books I love and plan on re-reading soon are Rebecca (such a perfectly haunting book for the chill of October) and The Time Traveler’s Wife (just in time for the film, which I’m dying to see). Also, if young adult fiction is a genre you're considering, I hear Coraline is absolutely fantastic. I currently have it on hold at my local library. As you can see, I am positively book obsessed. :-)
Entertainment Entertainment 8 years
bibliophile — I'll probably do a mystery at some point, for sure, and as for classics, we read Revolutionary Road back in March, and I'm sure we'll do more. The Book Club is relatively young still — I think this book is our eighth — so we'll certainly get to more genres in the future. :) I love hearing from the book lovers around here, so let me know if you have any suggestions, preferences, etc.
miriah15 miriah15 8 years
this book was shockingly good
littlun littlun 8 years
I just read it and LOVED it. Can't wait for the movie, since I too love Michael Cera (who doesn't?).
bibliophile bibliophile 8 years
I think I'll skip this round, as I have too many books on my nightstand at the moment. I'll be curious to see what people think of this book! Have you thought of working any mysteries or classics or perhaps another historical fiction into the mix, Buzz?
californiagirlx7 californiagirlx7 8 years
This book looks good, but I don't know if I will have the time to read it.
katie225 katie225 8 years
another music book after the wishbones? okay, i'll read it. seems interesting, but a little "young adult", no? i'll wait until i read it to pass judgment (but if you say to read one of those silly young adult vampire books, i'm never doing this again! lol).
Linda-McP Linda-McP 8 years
Sounds like fun. Looking forward to reading this one.
mariellynelly mariellynelly 8 years
I never knew this was a book. I can't wait for the movie because I'm a HUGE Michael Cera fan! I'm going to pick this book up soon! Plus, I love books that take place in one night, it's much more exciting.
hil34 hil34 8 years
I'm gonna read this now!
esmerb esmerb 8 years
Yay for reading this book. I read it and it is too cute!
WhatTheFrockBlog WhatTheFrockBlog 8 years
No, I think the movie might be better than the book. Funnier, anyway.
Phasekitty Phasekitty 8 years
This book is great! It doesn't look like the movie stuck to it very well, though.
jasmint jasmint 8 years
Aw, I loved this book so much!!
Shopaholichunny Shopaholichunny 8 years
Oooo I didn't know the movie was from a book. Thanks Buzz.
WhatTheFrockBlog WhatTheFrockBlog 8 years
Nice! I already read this one as well!
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