Comparative Theme Group, will change name when you pick...
Michaela I. Alinne D. Mary N.
Book choice: The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho.
Paulo Coelho has a blog. I think it might be nice if you referenced it and maybe even framed some conversations around his topics--but make sure you also write about the book. This is a pretty quick and easy book to read, so you should also force yourself to search a bit for outside material to read and discuss--that way you can also build your theme.