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Friday, April 24, 2009

May Book of the Month - Stephenie Meyer - The Host

Stephenie Meyer (Website)

Published 2008
617 pages

Summary (from the book jacket)

Melanie Stryder refuses to fade away. The earth has been invaded by a species that take over the minds of their human hosts while leaving their bodies intact, and most of humanity has succumbed.

Wanderer, the invading "soul" who has been given Melanie's body, knew about the challenges of living inside a human: the overwhelming emotions, the too vivid memories. But there was one difficulty Wanderer didn't expect: the former tenant of her body refusing to relinquish possession of her mind.

Melanie fills Wanderer's thoughts with visions of the man Melanie loves - Jared, a human who still lives in hiding. Unable to separate herself from her body's desires, Wanderer yearns for a man she's never met. As outside forces make Wanderer and Melanie unwilling allies, they set off to search for the man they both love.

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June's book recommendation: April 25 to April 28
June's book voting: April 28 to April 30
June's book selection: May 1st
Meeting date for May's book discussion at the forum: May 15 to May 22
July's Book Suggestion/Recommendation: May 23 to May 27th
July's Book Selection voting period: May 27 to May 31
July's Final book selection: June 1st


  1. I am so excited to get started, Maria! I will start on it this week. :0)

  2. This sounds great! I had to order it, but should have it in my hands on Monday! I cannot wait to start reading - I haven't read anything in a week! LOL!
    Thanks Maria! :*)

  3. How exciting this is. Thank you Maria for starting this book club. As to your question. Yes, you can use my photo. I have no problem with that. As for the book, The Host, I just picked mine up tonight at Sam's Club. I am looking forward to reading it. I will do my best to finsish it by the 15th of May. :)


  4. I'm excited too Maria! Thank for being so brilliant and coming up with the idea! I'll pick it up this week and begin reading, it is Stephenie Meyer so I should have it done in a few hours. =0)

  5. Maria, I LOVE LOVE LOVE this book. It is so true what she said is that it is Sci-Fi for those that don't like Sci-Fi, LOL b/c that ME! I'd love to join in on this. I'll have to re-read it just so I can be fresh.