Saturday, August 04, 2018

AUGUST READING GROUP UPDATE









The reading group schedule is back to full in August with a nice mix of books.

Report on last month's books: Both Little Fires Everywhere and Before We Were Yours inspired lots of conversation and various reactions. It is usually a better discussion when not everyone loves the book. For myself, I have had my fill of popular fiction for a while and look forward to discussing:

Molly's Group:
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One Book At A Time:
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I have read La Rose before but look forward to talking about it with other readers. Have you read any of these books? Have you discussed any in a reading group? What are your groups reading in August?

12 comments:

  1. Okay, so, I have Turtles All the Way Down by John Green in my 'to be read' stack and have been wanting to read since last year... Maybe I should read it this month, so we can compare notes!

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    1. Great idea! I will be reading it next week.

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    2. If memory serves me correctly, I don't think you were a huge fan of The Fault in Our Stars, but I enjoyed reading it... So, am curious to see what your opinion of Turtles All the Way Down by John Green will be.

      I'm currently reading two books... One I should have finished by tomorrow and the other one later in the week. Hopefully, I can start reading Turtles All the Way Down next weekend at the latest.

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    3. Your memory is correct, but I have loved everything else I have read by John Green so I am hopeful.

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  2. White Houses was pretty good but I enjoyed the NF I read, Eleanor and Hick, quite a bit more.

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    1. I love Amy Bloom's books so I am looking forward to this one, but I know she does not always please other readers.

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  3. I have several of John Green's books on my TBR; I haven't read any yet. White Houses received mixed reactions. I hope you like it.

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    1. I hope you can get to John Green someday. He is good. Amy Bloom always gets mixed reactions. I think she is an acquired taste and not for everyone. In my opinion she is great.

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  4. My church's book club is taking a break over the summer holidays, however I have started reading But Is It Real? by Amy Orr-Ewing for our first meeting back in September. Happy reading!

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    1. Jessica, thanks for checking in!

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  5. I'm curious a bit how Straight Man was picked. A blast from the past? Apparently the new Julia Schumacher novel is a bit reminiscent and in same the satirical academia genre. Russo is usually a gem of an author.

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    1. I myself was trying to remember who suggested Straight Man. I like satirical academia and I usually like Russo. We'll see. I will check out Julia Schumacher.

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