Wednesday, May 25, 2011

In Cold Blood and My Bookies...

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.

1 comment:

  1. Great post! I am most grateful to be a part of this book club, mainly for the people. The diversity of the group makes discussion wonderful. I feel I get a first hand perspective on aspects of the world that I have never personally experienced, and I truly learn so much. I also read not only more, but a greater variety, because of it. The thing I value the most, though, is knowing I am able to come as I am, not worry about saying something goofy, and not be judged by any of it.

    Thank you for all of your efforts to keep the group going and celebrating as we go. I enjoyed last night!