This was chosen as our next book club reading. I vaguely remember hearing about the series (it’s the first book in the Chief Inspector Gamache series) on What Should I Read Next as being awesome, but that’s all I knew about it going into the book.
Genre: murder mystery
Length: 312 pages
Setting: Three Pines, near Montreal, Quebec, present day Continue reading
This was our January book club choice. Our book club is run through the library, so we only choose books if there are enough of them in the library system to get everyone a book. This was from a list of “book in a bag” books the library keeps just for book clubs. We chose it based solely on the name – thought we might like to read about some summer weather in the middle of winter.
Genre: nonfiction history
Length: 456 pages of story, 509 pages total
Setting: primarily the U.S. in 1927 Continue reading
I read this book six years ago after my mother-in-law gave me the book. Her book club read it and she enjoyed it enough to pass it on. My book club chose this book to read for this month. It’s been so long since I read the book that I decided to read it again so I could participate in the conversation.
Genre: historical fiction
Length: 357 pages
Setting: early 1900s, Chicago, Wisconsin, Germany, Italy, and Japan Continue reading
Library book club was last night and I was actually able to make it (after missing two months in a row). They chose this book for discussion. I’d already read the book, but I didn’t remember anything about it and decided to read the book again.
Published: 2005 in Swedish, 2008 in English
Length: 590 pages
Setting: Sweden in the 2000s Continue reading
Length: 321 pages
Setting: a generic city, present day
Interest: It was chosen for book club. Even though I wouldn’t be able to make the meeting to talk about the book, I decided to read the book. Continue reading
Length: 278 pages
Setting: Spruce Harbor, Maine, 2011, and NYC to Minnesota, 1929-1943
Interest: It was chosen for book club. Continue reading
Length: 292 pages
Setting: Boston, near Harvard, present day
Interest: It was my book club’s choice in 2009 and in 2016 (different book clubs). Continue reading