My Book Club Reads Other Stuff Too

Somehow, I manage to be in several books clubs.  Mention a book that you want to read and discuss, and I will likely want to read it with you.  My book friends are constantly asking me what I am reading, and I am always eager to share and to hear the same from them.

I asked a few of my book club buddies if they wouldn’t mind sharing with me what they are reading each week, and while a few lamented that they are only able to read a book a month, they still readily agreed to let me take a peek at what they have on their nightstand, beside the bathtub, in their purse, on their Kindle, or in their glove compartment.  Some of the titles are familiar and others are completely new to me, so I am looking forward to the answers that I’ll be getting.

JMi is reading The Mole People by Jennifer Toth. It’s all about people who live under and the subway tunnels in New York City.  I think I heard about this one when it first came out, and I wonder how big the community is that is living down beneath the streets.  I will have to ask what the verdict is on this one.

JMo is reading  The Girl Who Played With Fire. Can I just say that no one escapes Stieg Larsson. A friend of mine has the first book in the series and she said that I could borrow it, so I guess I won’t be escaping either.

R. is using Holidays on Ice, by David Sedaris for her train reading and says, “David Sedaris is light and funny as always. Easy read at only ~130 pages. I just love him because he consistently makes me laugh out loud, probably because I have done or thought most of the things he writes about.”

R. is also reading  The Year of the Flood by Margaret Atwood, a book that has been haunting my bookshelves for a while.  R. is having a bit of a time with it. “The Year of the Flood by Margaret Atwood is proving to be a tougher read for me.  I like the theme which is about a futuristic world after a major environmental catastrophe occurs. It follows 2 girls who survived the event – both of whom are barricaded in different places but knew each other before the event happened. Overall I am enjoying it. I think the problem I am having with it is that she’s made this environmental group (“God’s Gardeners”), who predicted the catastrophe, pretty cultish. It makes them less believable so IF she’s trying to make a point that a catastrophe like this could actually happen, I think it detracts from that.”

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