First Thursday’s Book Club 8/5/21

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First Thursday’s Book Club 8/5/21

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Wow, can we capture last night’s weather in a bottle? I’m looking forward to a few months like last night in the courtyard! We missed you, Matt and Mariya! And so excited for you!

Ashley read Matt’s choice from last month, The Necromancer’s House by Christopher Buelman. She also read The Seventh Raven by David Elliot, a fairytale in verse. Christiana is borrowing it this month.

I read The Evening and the Morning by Ken Follet, which prompted a Ken Follet which prompted fanatical exploration of 4 other Ken Follet Books. I also read The Lola Quartet by Emily St. John Mandel, and Hugh’s pick from last month, Running Wild by J.G. Ballard. Hugh is borrowing one of my other’s, Later by Stephen King.

Christiana finished Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro and somehow made it seem so unappealing that Ross challenged herself to read it to see if it really was Nobel Prize-worthy. She also read Give the Dark My Love by Beth Revis.

Ross, determined to have a book to talk about, read Every Exquisite Thing by Matthew Quick the day of book club! Which I feel is worthy of a “Bookie” award. Also, don’t tempt me with a good time, these “Bookie” awards may one day appear. Christiana is borrowing it this month.

Hugh read The Book of Lies by Brad Meltzer, and Blacktop Wasteland by a local author S. A. Cosby.

Shana read The Wartime Sisters by Lynda Cohen Loigman. The Lovely War by Julie Berry, and Incense and Sensibility by Sonali Dev. She also read some YA thrillers, Truly Madly Deadly by Hannah Jane, not to be confused with last month’s Truly Madly Guilty. I’m sensing a theme. I’m borrowing The Cellar by Natasha Preston.

So much fun was had! I hope next month we can recreate the weather, and all be together in September.

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