First Thursday’s Book Club 3/5/20

by | Mar 6, 2020 | What We're Reading | 0 comments

So. Much. Fun. Y’all! We missed you, Ashley and Mariya!

Ross started us off with some movies and books about Manson murders that had given her the chills.  Will You Die For Me? The Man Who Killed for Charles Manson Tells His Own Story, by Tex Watson sounded like a great read.  I’d be creeped out too! Matt is borrowing it, so we can hear his take on it next month.

Christiana wins for the most books borrowed this month, she had a stack of great “warm fuzzy” reads.  Ross is borrowing Proof of Heaven by Eben Alexander. It sounds great to me too, so I’m probably going to catch up on audible for next month.  I borrowed The Simple Faith of Mister Rogers, by Amy Hollingsworth.  I love Mister Rogers, I’m making an exception to my “no letter reading” policy. She also read The Keeper of Lost Things by Ruth Hogan. That one sounded like a great read for Mariya.

Ruthann listened to An American Marriage by Tayari Jones, I believe Ross and Mariya had read that one in the past months.  She also is reading Stoney the Road by Henry Louis Gates Jr.

Hugh read The Eterna Files by Leanna Renee Hieber, an author he had the opportunity to meet. We wished you’d been here for this one Ashley. With historical figures using super natural powers, we thought it sounded like the “strange fiction” you would love.

Shana is reading my pick from last month, The Breakdown by B. A. Paris. I can’t wait to hear her thoughts, and to discover all the new “to be read’s” she’ll have once beach reading season finally gets here!

I read Mariaya’s thriller from last month, The Silent Patient by Alex Michealides.  It didn’t keep me wanting to turn the pages, but I was glad I saw it through. The ending was well worth it.  I also really enjoyed the fun and lighthearted Mr Monk Goes to Hawaii by Lee Goldburg.  I’m glad Matt discovered it, it was nostalgic to revisit the TV show’s characters.

Matt read the Andromeda Strain by Michael Crichton. And I’m so glad he’s been listening to Ted Chiang’s Exhalation. It’s one of those book experiences that makes you want to share it with as many people as possible. Maybe I’ll even discover a better appreciation of short stories and seek out The Jaunt by Stephen King.

Thank you all so much for coming. It was fun as usual! I already can’t wait for next time. Happy reading! 🙂