Last year I had a group of fourth grade students that did not like to read for pleasure. In fact parents approached me at the beginning of the year to say that they had a tough time the year before with meeting Accelerated Reading (AR) goals because their children felt that they were being made to read. In order to try to change my students' minds about reading and realize that it could be fun I created a Book Club for parents and students. We began reading, "Where the Red Fern Grows." Students didn't have to participate, although everyone wanted to participate and the library helped me with the books. They had a month to read it with their parents. No one was at the same place at the same time in the book. I created a wiki for the book and parents and students could comment together. Soon parents were telling me that they were loving the reading time spent with their children and my students couldn't wait to read what was going to happen next.
I also used wikis with my reading groups. Students couldn't comment on the chapters read until they held discussions in literature circles. I've found that the addition of working with technology helped to make the reading more fun. My students likened the collaboration in the wikis to using MSN Messenger with their friends, except they were talking about books. Here's the link to my wiki page: http://schoolweb.missouri.edu/poplarbluff.k12.mo.us/lowe/Wikis.html