The last few months it has been a struggle to keep up with book club! Still, I made a commitment so I work hard and read each book.
September: And the Mountains Echoed by Kahlid Hosseini
October: The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
November: The Kitchen House by Kathleen Grissom
It's been awhile and I don't really remember September's book. I think it was fine. Is that a glowing review?
I was surprised when the October book was not more popular! I chose it for the obvious theme of Halloween but several of the readers really disliked it. I'd read it before and I enjoyed it a bit more this time than last time. And I think I'll read it again.
This month, we read The Kitchen House. I really liked it. I can't say I enjoyed it. A book about slavery and substance abuse isn't exactly enjoyable, but it was a compelling book and I'd highly recommend it.
I also finally got a book I'd been on the waiting list for at the library Orange is the New Black by Piper Kerman. Gavin had watched the TV show and people seemed to like the book. I did like the book. I do not like the author. Throughout the book I kept thinking, Oh, she's about to grow up! She's about to turn the corner and stop acting like a dolt about her decisions. Nope. No luck. I did find the first hand account of prison fascinating. Gavin and I also had several interesting discussions about the book vs the TV series. (Which apparently are not very similar!).
I'm not sure what's next on my reading list. Reading time is limited, but I much prefer reading or listening to watching netflix so if you have suggestions, let me know!