Book Club

I joined my first book club/ reading program as a child and continue to be actively involved in book clubs and groups . Below is a sampling of some of our reads, topics and games.

Here's what my book club is reading this month

Books Club Reads for April 2018 are 

1. Malagash
2. Off the Shelf: Something Secret
3. Julia Glass (Author Read )

Book Club Reads for March 2018 are

1. Off the Shelf Read: Something Small  Animal Babies
2. James Patterson  ( Author Read )  
3. Dew Breaker Discussion 
4. Short Story Read: Stormbringer by Jennifer Haigh

Book Club Reads February 2018 are
1. Off the Shelf Read: Something Sweet Kitchen Herbs
2. Wildly Popular ( Author Read)  The Landscapes of Anne of Green Gables

Book Club Reads January 2018 are

1.Off the Shelf Read: 'Something New The Knot
2. Jennifer Haigh ( Author Read)
3. The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo
4. Short Story: Joyce Carol Oates Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been? 

Book Club Reads December 2017 are

1. Off the Shelf Covers: Where stripes is on the cover Rosie the Tarantula

2. Elizabeth Berg (Author Read ) Dream When You're Feeling Blue

3. The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane

Book Club Reads for November 2017 are

1. Off The Shelf Read where 'Family Relation' is mentioned in the title. A Tale of Two Mommies 

2. Tobias Wolff  ( Author Read) 

3. House Without Windows by Nadia Hashimi  

Book Club Reads for October 2017 are

1. Off the Shelf Covers: Black/Dark  Classic Ghost Stories, Miles Kelly. 
2. Karin Slaughter (Author Read)
3. Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes Voted Club Member's Choice )

Book Club Reads for September 2017 are

1. A book where author's first name is initialsDriftwood by Dr. A.L. Bixby 
2. Tracy Chevalier (Author Read)
3. Witches of New York by Ami McKay ( Voted Club Member's Choice )

 Book Club Reads for August of 2017 are 
  1.  O Pioneers!  by Willa Cather  (Author Read)
  2.  A Secret Garden by Katie Fforde ( Summertime Read)
  3. The Little Stranger  by Sarah Waters ( Voted Club Member's Choice)
Short Story Reads for August of 2017 are 
  1.  Lost Face  by Jack London
  2.  Love is a Fallacy  by Max Shulman
( both are rereads for me... I like London's grammar and Shulman's wittiness)

 Book Club reads for July of 2017 are 

  1.  Burial Rites by Hannah Kent Voted Club Member's Choice )
  2.  Off the Shelf  Cover: Famous Person, Place or Thing, Leading Lady by Stephen Galloway

Book Club Topics of discussion in groups.

  1.  Illustration Styles
  2.  Lyrical First Pages
  3.  Where are you and what are you presently doing
  4.  War Reads
  5.  Little House on the Prairie Series

Book Club The interesting question presented was

"How do you balance writing and reading?"
"What are you reading and reviewing?"
"What obsolete title would you love to stumble upon?" 
"When are you Now?"

Book Club Games

    1. 2 words to create a story
    2. Song Titles
    3. Drop one add one 

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