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Last week, my mother’s book group selected its list of book discussion titles for next year. The members of the group vote on their selections based on the presentations of members; anyone can present a title. I got a look at the list of what “made it” and what did not. I lamented some of the books that did not make the cut, knowing that they would be great discussion titles. As I was dissecting the list and layering in my own thoughts, I paused for a moment and realized that this is not MY book group. Each list bears the fingerprints of the members of the group, and the selections cannot be dictated. Instead, I need to look forward to hearing about their discussions and what books emerged as their favorites.