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How The Rumpus Combo Book Club works: You pay $45 a month and every month you get two books, regular book club and poetry, in the mail that haven’t been released yet. We’ll discuss the books all month while we read it. You’re invited to a moderated online discussion with the authors at the end of the month which we’ll edit and run on The Rumpus as a feature article (like this one).
You can also write a review of the book and we’ll run the best written review(s) on the website. You don’t have to participate in the discussion or review the book, you could just subscribe to receive a new, unpublished book every month.
We’re going to try to only read good books. We’ll fail sometimes. The books will often be hardcover, but not always. Occasionally they’ll be paperback originals. Sometimes the books will be large hardcovers like the 1,000 page hardcover The Instructions by Adam Levine. Some books featured in the book club include The Chronology of Water by Lidia Yuknavitch, Vicky Swanky Is A Beauty by Diane Williams, Tenth of December by George Saunders, and Wild by Cheryl Strayed. Some of the poets we’ve featured include Harryette Mullen, Dean Young, and Meghan O’Rourke.
It’s neat because we’re going to have a discussion about new books, rather than waiting to be told what books are approved for cultural consumption. It used to be that only people in the media got advance copies of books but that wall has come down quite a bit. Now everybody’s a reviewer.