The discussion of Olive Kitteridge at Once Upon A Time gave me another viewpoint compared to the one I got from the discussion in June at Portrait of a Bookstore. I think there is just never too much when it comes to talking about books.
It was a banner month for the number of readers who enjoyed the books read. If you haven't read The Angel's Game (or The Shadow of the Wind for that matter), just know that the readers of One Book at a Time Reading Group are in love with both. Zafon is the Dickens of the 20th century.
The Help, over a year on many major bestseller lists in hardcover, turned out to be either loved or hated amongst the Portrait readers. I am always fascinated by the variety of responses to the same book.
Bookie Babes is the group I have belonged to for the most years. We had a wonderful discussion about identity, anti-heroes and plotting in Await Your Reply. I could see how much we have grown as readers in terms of the breadth of our choices and our willingness to look at different types of books. Well, our motto is: Take a chance on a book, and we do!
Now onto August:
Adult Discussion Group
Mockingbird: A Portrait of Harper Lee, Charles Shields
Tuesday, August 10; 7:30 pm
Sunland/Tujunga One Book at a Time
Meets at Mi Casita, Sundland, CA
Contact for Reservation: Lisa
Catch-22, Joseph Heller
Thursday, August 19; 7:30 pm
The Man in the Wooden Hat, Jane Gardam
Monday, August 23; 7:00 pm
Mystery Group w/ tea and scones
Finding Nouf, Zoe Ferraris
Wednesday, August 25; 8:30 am
In the Woods, Tana French
Wednesday, August 25; 7:30 pm
What did your reading groups read last month? Any exciting tales?