Here's what we "randomly discussed" at book club this past week. I find it interesting that some of the books get talked about over and over again at each gathering as everyone takes a turn reading them! Fun!
Julie read and reported that she enjoyed these books:
The Sugar Queen by Sarah Addison Allen: this one brought on the discussion of "what is magic realism"... something that is quite interesting to try and define.
Kim read and reported that she enjoyed these books:
The Help by Kathryn Stockett: this was for her other book club
Precious Bane by Mary Gladys Meredith Webb: this is the book she recommended to friends and was seriously baffled when they didn't like it. She LOVES this book and Melissa seconded that she agrees and loves it too.
Across the Universe by Beth Revis: this book is getting a lot of blogger buzz and attention lately
Suey and Jessica A. both read this book recently and found it very fascinating:
The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls. Jenny is also currently reading it.
City of Bones by Cassandra Clare: random discussion on this book just happened I think. Mixed reviews from all around. Suey still anxious to read and see what she thinks once and for all.
Jenny read these books and liked them both okay:
Mistwood by Leah Cypess: she wished for a different/better ending.
Bethany read these books:
Crooked Kind of Perfect by Linda Urban: based on Julie's rave review
Birthmarked by Caragh M. O'Brien: says to wait until sequel is out in Oct/Nov so you can read them both at once
Melissa reported on these books:
Moon Over Manifest by Clare Vanderpool: says it's really interesting, but kids won't get it
Diary Queen by Catherine Gilburt Murdock: compared this one to this one:
Ten Miles Past Normal by Frances O'Roark Dowell: which she enjoyed
Alisa read Bright Blue Miracle by Becca Wilhite and wanted encouragement to finish because she got to "I'm off to the Mormon school" part and got bugged.
Jessica N. read Sarah's Key by Tatiana de Rosnay: says there are hard parts, but she just reminded herself... this is not real.
Suey read Mr. Monster by Dan Wells: says it's good intense horror! But don't let your kids read!
We also talked a bunch about the fun Beyonders which Suey has read, and recommends. Fun book.launch party for