In May, we’ll be discussing The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey. This novel is based on an old European folk tale that has many variants but is usually related to a child emerging from snow (either from a snowman or… Continue Reading
This is the first time our little book club has covered a Pat Conroy novel. We’ve selected Beach Music as our intro to Pat Conroy’s works. The author is known for drawing from his own personal experiences when writing his stories.… Continue Reading
Our September selection is You by Caroline Kepnes. One reviewer calls Kepnes’ debut novel “an important book” for our current “age of social media.” Quite frankly, this is why yours truly is afraid to read this novel. I don’t think… Continue Reading
For the first time, our book club has selected a sequel for discussion. As recently mentioned, our group was mostly fond of Ransom Rigg’s Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, which is why it’s not surprising that we chose to read… Continue Reading
We’ve previously read and discussed John Green’s The Fault in Our Stars and enjoyed it so much that we voted for another John Green novel for our May discussion: Looking for Alaska. Ten years ago John Green’s debut novel won the American… Continue Reading
March’s discussion about Citizen: An American Lyric naturally touched on the state of race relations in the United States and, thus, was an interesting, thought-provoking discussion. Continuing on the theme of current events, April’s selection is reporter Dylan Ratigan’s 2012… Continue Reading
Our March book selection is Citizen: An American Lyric by Claudia Rankine. In the context of Black History Month and the ongoing Black Lives Matter movement, this seems a particularly poignant selection, which I’m sure will generate much discussion.
Our February book selection is Ordinary Grace by William Kent Krueger. Ordinary Grace won Krueger the 2014 Edgar Award for best mystery novel.
Our January book is a novel by Man Booker winner Kazuo Ishiguro titled Never Let Me Go. Readers tend to either love Ishiguro’s works or hate them, so I anticipate mixed reviews and a great discussion!
Our December book is The Cellist of Sarajevo by Steven Galloway. Coincidentally, author Steven Galloway is in the midst of a controversy. It’s been announced that Galloway, who is the head of the creative writing program at the University of… Continue Reading