This was my book club’s choice for May.
Length: 308 pages of story, 322 pages total
Setting: San Francisco, present day
Summary: Short version: Victoria needs to figure out her life now that she’s an adult Continue reading
This was our book club choice for April
Length: 278 pages
Setting: southern California, present day
Summary: Short version: Rosie can’t hide her drug use from her parents forever Continue reading
This was my book club choice for December.
Length: 466 pages
Setting: a town in Rhode Island, about 2010
Summary: Short version: Infertility problems turn into gay rights issues Continue reading
This was our book club choice for November. I had heard many people talk about it and thought it might be a good choice for us to read.
Subtitle: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics
Genre: nonfiction historical sports
Length: 370 pages of story, 404 pages total
Setting: mostly 1899-1936, near Seattle, and 1936, Berlin
Summary: Short version: The background to the amazing men’s crew win in the Berlin Olympics Continue reading
This was my book club’s choice for October. I’d heard good things about it recently and was happy for the excuse to read it.
Length: 493 pages
Setting: Brooklyn, 1900s-1920s
Summary: Short version: An unapologetic view of growing up in Brooklyn in the early 1900s. Continue reading
This is our book club choice for August.
Genre: hard-boiled detective/mystery
Length: 436 pages
Setting: a big city (it felt like California, but I’m not sure it was explicitly stated), 1987
Summary: Short version: Ex-detective has to find the mass murder before he kills again Continue reading