Our after summer book club meeting always rocks! This one was no exception. Fun night! Everyone read the book and everyone really enjoyed it. Yay!
The Next Thing on My List
What happened at book club…
Happy New Year Wormies!! Our 2019 book club season started out with a BANG! BANG! – BANG -BANG! (insert Alison’s voice and hand motions here.) The Next Thing on My List is a light, funny and enjoyable read.
Before We Were Yours
What happened at book club…
It was unanimous. Under normal circumstances I’d say we all enjoyed this book very much. Given the subject matter saying we enjoyed it, seems wrong. But for lack of something more appropriate, enjoy it we all did.
We’ll All Be Burnt in Our Beds Some Night
By Joel Thomas Hynes “Scrappy tough guy and three-time loser Johnny Keough is going a little stir-crazy awaiting trial for an alleged assault charge involving his girlfriend, Madonna, and a teapot. Facing three to five years in a maximum-security prison, Johnny knows this might just be the end of the road. But when Madonna doesn’t show […]
By Shirley Barrett An impassioned, charming, and hilarious debut novel about a young woman’s coming-of-age, during one of the harshest whaling seasons in the history of New South Wales. 1908: It’s the year that proves to be life-changing for our teenage narrator, Mary Davidson, tasked with providing support to her father’s boisterous whaling crews while […]
Bridge of San Louis Rey
By Thornton Wilder “The Bridge of San Luis Rey is American author Thornton Wilder’s second novel, first published in 1927 to worldwide acclaim. It tells the story of several interrelated people who die in the collapse of an Inca rope bridge in Peru, and the events that lead up to their being on the bridge. […]
The Heart is a Lonely Hunter
By Carson McCullers “With the publication of her first novel, THE HEART IS A LONELY HUNTER, Carson McCullers, all of twenty-three, became a literary sensation. With its profound sense of moral isolation and its compassionate glimpses into its characters’ inner lives, the novel is considered McCullers’ finest work, an enduring masterpiece first published by Houghton […]
The Son of a Certain Woman
By Wayne Johnston | From one of Canada’s most acclaimed, beloved storytellers: The Son of a Certain Woman is Wayne Johnston’s funniest, sexiest novel yet, controversial in its issues, wise, generous and then some in its depiction of humanity. Percy Joyce, born in St. John’s, Newfoundland, in the fifties is an outsider from childhood, set apart by a congenital […]
The 100 Year Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window & Disappeared
by Jonas Jonasson – “After a long and eventful life, Allan Karlsson ends up in a nursing home, believing it to be his last stop. The only problem is that he’s still in good health.
Bullets, Butterflies & Italy
by John Meyer “Zack Curtis truly dreads his thirtieth birthday. Estranged from his family and friends, he hopes his trip to Italy will lift his spirits and trigger the inspiration for a happier life.
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
by Mark Twain “Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is a book by Mark Twain first published in England in December 1884 and in the United States in February 1885. Considered as one of the Great American Novels the work is among the first in major American Literature to be written in the veracular, characterized by local […]
The Bishop’s Man
by Linden MacIntyre “Father Duncan MacAskill has spent most of his priesthood as the ‘Exorcist’ – an enforcer employed by his bishop to discipline wayward clergy and suppress potential scandal. Hidden in a small rural parish to avoid an impending public controversy, Duncan must now confront the consequences of his past. Pushed to the breaking […]