Annick Swenson groundbreaking research with the Lakashi tribe, where the women give birth well into their seventies. This is a character-driven story and I loved Hazel and Augustus. Eyrie by Tim Winton Paperback Jun 2015. When a remote island off the Newfoundland coast is under threat of being forsaken by the Canadian government, one brave man won't go down without a fight. The Boston Girl, by Anita Diamant I am a huge fan of Anita Diamant. Could the world handle both? Chronicling the history of the Virgin Islands through the fortunes of the Bradshaw family, this is a thought-provoking look at history and the slow erosion of place through the harshness of globalization. It forces the reader to see life in America through a different set of eyes and is relevant to the current political climate.
The Hollow Ground: A Novel by Natalie S. How to Build a Girl by Caitlin Moran This is on my to-read list, and I hope we read some new fiction this year. The entire book feels like a riddle that the reader needs to unravel. A touching, hilarious, and wholly original coming-of-age story from John Corey Whaley, author of the Printz and Morris Award—winning Where Things Come Back. To his surprise, however, the eccentric Christopher Wilde turns out to be a naturalist, explorer, inventor, and abolitionist. But, is an entirely different story and is one of my favorite books of the year so far! Looking For More Good Book Recommendations? If your book club can stomach the brutality, this would be an excellent choice! In 1810, John Jacob Astor sent out two advance parties to settle the wild, unclaimed western coast of North America.
A moving tale of an improbable and enduring marriage and a woman who bravely fields every obstacle thrown at her, this is a wise and precocious debut. But give it a couple of years. Summary: Bernadette Fox disappears following a series of embarrassing incidents at home and issues with anxiety, sending her eighth grade daughter Bee on a quest to find her. There are a small handful of people who I automatically purchase their books when they come out no matter what. I liked the fact that it made me think about class, the working rich vs. No need to worry, there are several examples of real-life, independent book clubs.
Whom does he owe loyalty to: the China of his birth or the America of his adopted country? They are a great group; passionate about their reading, wonderful company, and truly nice people. We Are Not Ourselves by Matthew Thomas Paperback Jun 2015. Set against the wide open country of Montana and Minnesota, this engaging pass at the Great American Novel works in weighty themes such as family, loyalty and remorse through the eyes of the Pope family looking to make things right in the aftermath of the American Civil War. I was immediately hooked by the first chapter, which is a heart-stopping account of the initial flu outbreak. They aren't very long and it's best to read them together.
It is important to set realistic deadlines and never mention any kind of punishment if the members do not read everything for the meetings. The Bard's muse, Aemilia Lanyer. Certainly, if you liked The Glass Castle, you will probably like Fiction Ruined My Family. Hats off to you for remembering authors. Her beauty almost certainly saved her from the rising Nazi party and led to marriage with an Austrian arms dealer. My Thoughts: This powerful book about the life of immigrants living in the U. When his neighbor Clara Morrow requests a very special favor, he is morally obliged to go on a quest to retrieve what she has lost, a journey that will have lasting effects.
It created a lot of interesting discussion on raising children and women's roles in society, but they were written in the early 1900's. And I think every year you should pick someone you enjoy and maybe adore just a little bit and read their book. This book is surprising, quirky, heartwarming, and suspenseful. Her novels have entertained me and captured my attention one after the other. Set against the wide open country of Montana and Minnesota, this engaging pass at the Great American Novel works in weighty themes such as family, loyalty and remorse through the eyes of the Pope family looking to make things right in the aftermath of the American Civil War.
My Thoughts: The first section Fates was a 2 or 3 star slog, but the second section Furies is unquestionably a 5 star read. Thank you for the book recommendations. In the tradition of The Botany of Desire and Wicked Plants, a witty and engaging history of the first botanists interwoven with stories of today's extraordinary plants found in the garden and the lab. She also possessed a stunning mind. Overall, pushing through the beginning was worth it for me.
She also possessed a stunning mind. My Thoughts: I almost 5 star loved! Book clubs are unquestionably great ideas. I read it, as everyone raved, but for some reason, there was something about it that bothered me. Book Club Recommendations This book club recommendations list contains old and new books of various genres that I think have wide appeal and provide compelling discussion topics for your book club. J Palacio — A remarkably done middle-grade novel about a boy with severe facial abnormalities who begins attending public school for the first time in middle school. Set against the backdrop of a planet that is rapidly coming apart at the seams, this compelling story makes for transportive reading.
Then, brought back to the edge of life—trapped in a near-death… Tiffany Jenkins An up-close portrait of the mind of an addict and a life unraveled by narcotics—a memoir of captivating urgency and surprising humor that puts a human face on the opioid crisis. But I think other people might find that too restrictive. It's adult fiction and a little bit sci-fi a black woman gets pulled back in time to the antebellum South to save her white ancestor when his life is in peril , but I think hope? Marie Benedict She possessed a stunning beauty. In short, she's the kind of person that many of us men included would love to be -- spunky, occasionally cantankerous sure, but also full of warm and considered convictions. Cookies are used to improve the navigation experience in our site.