Upcoming Book Club Selections
At our last meeting, my book club selected our books for the next year and a half. Yes, we’re overachievers like that. In all seriousness, there were just so many good suggestions, we couldn’t narrow the list down. We’re pretty open if something comes up so our lists are often fluid. This is what we’ll be reading the next six months.
- A TREE GROWS IN BROOKLYN by Betty Smith – This modern classic is a coming of age story of a first generation American girl growing up in the slums of the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn.
- THE BOOK THIEF by Markus Zusak – Narrated by Death, this is the story of a young German girl who is sent to live with a foster family during World War II. Even though she can’t yet read, she steals a book on her journey.
- THE PARIS WIFE by Paula McLain – This work of historical fiction tells the story of Hadley Richardson, the first wife of Ernest Hemingway.
- THE ROUND HOUSE by Louise Erdrich – This National Book Award winning book is the story of a young Native American boy seeking justice for a horrible crime that has torn his family apart.
- THE LIFE WE BURY by Allen Eskens – When a young college student interviews a dying man for a writing assignment, he tries to reconcile the dichotomy of the man’s past – a courageous soldier who later spent time in prison for horrible crimes.
- THE BOOK OF SPECULATION by Erika Swyler – A young librarian seeks to learn what’s causing the deaths of the women in his family. It’s a story “about the power of books, family, and magic.”
Have you read any of our selections? Do you think they’ll generate great discussions?