My Book Club Shortlist 2016-2017


Book Club

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June 26, 2016

Fever


Book Club, Book Reviews

Saturday I met with my book club to discuss, Fever by Mary Beth Keane.  Fever takes the reader to the turn of the twentieth century in New York.  There we follow the life of Mary Mallon, alias Typhoid Mary.  She was a carrier of typhoid although she was never sick with it.  It was believed […]

November 30, 2015

The Memory of Love


Book Club, Book Reviews

After finishing The Memory of Love late last Friday night, I was truly sad to see page 445 arrive.  It seemed to come so quickly for me.  I started reading on Wednesday and read non-stop anytime I was free through to Friday.  I could have just been pushed by time since I was discussing it […]

January 19, 2015

Super Sad True Love Story


Book Club, Book Reviews

It’s the future and our world has turned into a giant social media mess.  From +800 statuses, to +1500 credit ratings, to communicating with äppäräts, teening, and staying young.  Gary Shteyngart creates an hysterically frightening in-your-face plastic world that is nothing more than society today exaggerated.  From the first pages of the novel we meet […]

June 29, 2014

The Hare with Amber Eyes


Book Club, Book Reviews

The Hare with Amber Eyes was the sixth book read in my book club this school year.  When I voted for it I thought the book was going to be about something completely different.  On the onset I was a bit put off and disappointed.  I really wanted to know more about netsuke.  Netsuke are […]

April 14, 2014

Ladies Coupé


Book Club, Book Reviews

Ladies Coupé is the story of Akhila and six other women that she meets on the train.  Akhila is searching for the answer to the question ‘Can she live alone?’  Traditionally in Indian culture women are supposed to get married and if that doesn’t happen their only other alternative is to live with family.   […]

February 17, 2014

The Brief Wondrous Life of Osacar Wao


Book Club, Book Reviews

Entering the world of The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao was like going for a ride on that extremely high and  swirling roller coaster ride at a theme park.  As the roller coaster bumps, grinds, and plunges us to the depth of fear, we recuperate while wanting more.  That’s the same intensity I felt […]

January 23, 2014