Last night was book club night! I love book club night. Only partially because I don't have to cook.
It's also the company. At the local Lone Star seven of us sat around a table eating subpar food and discussing two books: Daddy Long Legs by Jean Webster and A Room with a View by E.M. Forster. The former was the more popular of the two. In fact, I was the only one who even liked the second.
Our club started in September 2008 after a couple of us bookworms were talking at our kids' play date. We've met every month (except for two or three) ever since. We've grown from three members to about 12, if everyone makes it. We're not a very diverse group. We all have similar backgrounds and belong to the same church. Our main disparity is our ages. There's about a 50-year swing between the oldest and youngest member. There are also differences in taste. As the group grows it gets harder to please every one. It's also challenging to choose books that are appropriate.
Here's our book list for 2014:
January - The Giver by Lois Lowry
February - Daddy Long Legs by Jean Webster
A Room with a View by E.M. Forster
March - True Grit by Charles Portis
April - The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
May - Claudia, Wife of Pontius Pilot by Diana Wallis Taylor
June - Life with Father by Clarence Day, Jr.
Little Britches by Ralph Moody
July - Killing Lincoln by Bill O'Reilly
August - Letters from Skye by Jessica Brockmole
September - Peace Like a River by Leif Enger
October - The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson
November - A Voice in the Wind by Francine Rivers
December - I'm Half Sick of Shadows by Alan Bradley