Tonight I hosted our 8 year anniversary of book club. My book club meets once a month on the last Wednesday of the month, except for the month of December- we take a break over the holidays. I love my book club for so many reasons. I mostly love my book club because of my bookies- they are some of my favorite peeps. We have a wide age range and also a wide range of readers. I mean some read 3-4 books/month and some are lucky to get our book for book club done in the month. It is not pretentious or high faluten, but I do feel we cover varied genres of reading. Here is a list of the books we have read this past year.
June 2010 The Girl with the Dragon Tatoo by Stieg Larssen
July 2010 Shit My dad Says by Justin Halpern
Aug 2010 The Lolita Effect by M Gigi Durham
Sept 2010 The Help by Katrhyn Stockett
Oct 2010 Her Fearful Symmetry by Audrey Niffenenger
Nov 2010 Back Roads by Tawny O'Dell
Jan 2010 Little Bee by Chris Cleave
Feb 2010 Season of Life by Jeffrey Marx
Mar 2010 Why my 3rd Husband will be a dog by Lisa Scottoline
Apr 2010 Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese
May 2010 In Cold Blood by Truman Capote
The top 3 picks for this past year, when bookies were polled tonight, were: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, The Help, Cutting for Stone
This past month we read In Cold Blood by Truman Capote and I enjoyed it. I picked it because I knew about it being a classic, but had never picked it up. It is a true story about a family of four who were murdered back in the late 50's in their farm house in Holcomb Kansas. Truman Capote goes to Kansas to interview the two men accused of the crime. The story is about those two men and also the family they are accused of killing. The story is riveting, suspenseful and written well. Read to me like historical fiction even though it is nonfiction.
Here is a pic of some of the bookies, some were not present at tonight's book club, but this is a pretty good showing for our group. I let the girls know before posting this that they would be a part of the blog- no one jumped ship before i took the pic :)- actually before Matt took the pic. These women again are very special to me and have helped me open books that I never would have picked on my own.