with Diana Gabaldon in Denver. Excellent book talk by one of my favorite authors. She’s a fascinating person with fans who are also an interesting and entertaining bunch. Annie, Amy and I were amazed at the rock star atmosphere; Celtic music, wine, men in kilts… what a night!
Here are the books we discussed in 2014. Next year I plan to keep a better record of the Club meetings. At least I wrote down all the titles this year!
Let Him Go by Larry Watson
The Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith (JK Rowling)
Spook: Science Tackles the Afterlife by Mary Roach
Looking For Alaska by John Green
Land of Dreams by Vidar Sundstol
I See You Made an Effort by Annabelle Gurwitch
The Marriage Plot by Jeffrey Eugenides
I’ve decided I should have a section for book club records on the site. My book club has been meeting for a few years now. Penny has been our record keeper. I’ll have to see if she knows what year we started. We’ve grown to 6 members. A nice number for a small living room 🙂
Some of Hillary’s friends decided to start a club for 4th grade girls. They meet in the public library, and their first book was Wonder by R.J. Palacio. I wish I’d had friends who enjoyed reading when I was young! The girls took it very seriously and had a great discussion on the book. It was fun to watch them. And nice that they still want their moms in the room with them. In fact, Hillary suggested we read the next book together and have our own “club”! Isn’t that sweet? I will remind her of that when she is 13!