Thank you for these ideas, @Janine_Tabor and @Kim!! each of the topics you have touched on has been considered/thought about and/or discussed, so it's great to hear your comments to help in the planning!!
@Janine_Tabor - could you explain your 'genre threads' idea a bit further? I want to make sure I properly understand your intent/thinking on this idea.
@Kim - nonfiction is definitely something that will appear at some point. i am in full agreement, though, that there needs to be a strong narrative style to any NF work we choose to read in the book club here, along with having as broad an appeal as possible. 'self-help'-type books can be a challenge in book clubs, for many reasons. it's not very likely they will feature here.
please feel free to share any additional thoughts, ideas, or questions you may have!!