I kind of have to agree... When Helio posted the first list of suggestions I was interested, because my tastes are pretty narrow and I actually haven't read a lot of the big names in fantasy--Sanderson, Rothfuss, even a lot of Pratchett, I'm ashamed to say. So I'd be up for the reading-for-fun aspect, and some discussion as far as inspiration for our own writing, gushing over parts we liked, etc. What I'm not really into is the prospect of having to write really long posts of lit dissection...or even into reading that. And anything Literary or hard sci-fi or way off-genre isn't what I would sign up for.Honestly, it's kind of looking like a college Lit class to me. I'm kind of bummed because I would love to be a part of a book club where we read for fun and there's discussion but all the themes and everything extra is dissuading me. Not sure if that's the case for anyone else who might come across this--I'm not so good with strong literature + writing= you should write like this!
So...in the meantime, I'll wait and see how it develops.
It'd be fun to have a conversation about these books, but if it sets out to be super academic or effort-heavy I feel like it'll be a difficult conversation to get involved in. However, my goals might just not line up with this endeavor. I'll see how things go for you guys.