First Thursday’s Book Club 5/2/19

by | May 8, 2019 | What We're Reading | 0 comments

Well, let’s just say that I’m always SO proud of myself when I get the blog out by the Friday after book club, and that definitely didn’t happen this month! Sorry guys.  The internet struggle here is real. But I take full responsibility on myself.  Hey, at least it’s been less than a week. It was such a fun time as always, and so great to have Christiana back! And welcome to Dillan, it’s great to have you.

Here’s the recap from last week:

Ross read Matt’s pick from last month, Bad Blood by John Carreyrou and loved it. Don is borrowing it this month.  She also enjoyed Shana’s pick The Only Woman in the Room by Heather Terrell. Dillan is giving that one a try this month. Ross was on a roll this month and fit in a third book, my pick once upon a time, that Maria read after me, One Day in December by Josie Silver. Shana is continuing her chick lit binge and borrowing it this month.

Don read most of Ross’s pick, The Subtle Art of Not Giving a @$%* by Mark Manson and enjoyed it. He also brought in The Return to Camelot: Chivalry and the English Gentleman by Mark Girouard.  So far my daughter Julia is fascinated with it. He also shared Books and Hollywood both by Larry McMurty, memoirs Ross is borrowing for the month.

Ruthann returned, regrettably without another scathing review. She shared Doing Justice: A Prosecutor’s Thoughts on Crime by Preet Bharara.  Ruthann may have anticipated a more high brow group than us… just kidding.

Shana read a blast from book club past Brain on Fire and enjoyed this autobiography by fellow journalist Susannah Cahalan. Maria is going to give it a try next.  Her guilty chick lit pleasures were filled with Claire Cooke’s Best Staged Plans, and Airhead by Meg Cabot.

I read and enjoyed but poorly explained two great books: The Night Tiger by Yangsze Choo and Ashley’s pick from last month, Mem by Bethany Morrow. Ashley is borrowing The Night Tiger and Ruthann will be reading Mem.  We all await your review Ruthann!

Maria read Matt’s pick from a few months ago, Hyperion by Dan Simmons, and enjoyed it. She also read a novel about sorority bad-girls called Dirty Rush by Taylor Bell.

Matt worked on paring down his to-be-read stack with Sphere by Michael Crichton.  He really sold it this action suspense, and were it not fear of my own to-be-read avalanche I would have been tempted to borrow it.

Ashley read Security by Gina Wohlsdorf.  This slasher suspense thriller with unique writing format sounds amazing.  Christiana is borrowing it for the month.

Christiana, welcome back, you were missed!! She shared The Fatal Gift of Beauty by Nina Burleigh about the Amanda Knox trial. Also, David Baldacci’s I Wish You Well.  I’m sure it’s not as funny as Schitt’s Creek (what could be, honestly) or ANYTHING like it at all in fact. But, I happened to have a couple copies at the store so now one of them is teetering at the top of my ridiculous pile. I’ve never read Baldacci, and I’m confident that this is not representational of us catalog, but I’ll check it out… one day.

Dillan, thanks for coming to join us! He read We Learn Nothing: Essays by Tim Kreider which sounded really interesting.  Ross is giving it a try.

Such a fun month of reading! Next book club will be as normally scheduled, June 6th, but don’t forget changes for July 4th, the July meet up will be the second Thursday, on the 11th. Sasha we all miss you, and the feedback is lots of us also miss your Crawdads book and are looking forward to sharing. Hope we will see you again soon! Thanks everyone for continuing to come out and support book club 🙂