S4L Book Club Schedule

So who is ready for our May discussion of Lori Lansen’s The Girls: A Novel? I confess I only just received the book yesterday afternoon, and I doubt I’ll have it finished by Tuesday. As engaging as I find it already, and as much as I’d love to just hang out on the glider in the sun and read, I’ve got lots of other things to do, too. Would anyone be heartbroken if we delayed discussion until May 10th?

While we’re at it, let’s talk about some long-range Book Club plans.

I love the S4L Book Club! Already, I’ve read several books I wouldn’t have picked up on my own, and that is one big reason I want to be in a Book Club. I also like thinking more about the books I read. Without our discussion, I might never have known that Silas was a vampire and Miss Lupescu was a werewolf! Can you imagine?!

You’ve made me see things I missed on my own, and you’ve pointed out different interpretations and perspectives. That’s deepened the reading experience for me, and I like it. I hope you do, too. As we continue, I hope we’ll get better and more people will get involved.

The Schedule

Shelly’s going to lead our discussion of The Girls in May.

For June, we’re reading The Alchemyst: The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel, by Michael Scott. Linda will lead our discussion.

The S4L Book Club will be on Summer Vacation in July and August, unless someone else wants to take the helm. Kat knows her way around here, so she’d be a good candidate, but I haven’t asked yet.

We’ll get the ball rolling again in September with—get this!—two Norwegian picture books and Harriet as our discussion leader! Don’t worry, the books are translated into English, and we have lots of time to find and read them. The books are Garmann’s Summer and Garmann’s Street, by Stian Hole.

I love the illustration on this cover! Look at that poor boy’s face. I can’t wait to see and read the books, and I look forward to discussing them in September.

October is wide open. Do you have a book you’d like to share? Discussion leaders get to choose their books, and pretty much anything goes.

Categories: Reading

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  1. The books sound good. I’ll have to see if the library has The Girls and the Garmann’s book.

    For October can we a horror book? Joe Hill’s Horns or Heart Shaped Box are good ones.

    Horns is about a man who one day wakes up to find he has Horns on his head and no one else (almost) can see them and when they see him they tell him their deepest and darkest secrets and desires. There’s also a bit of murder mystery.

    Heart Shaped Box an old Heavy Metal Rock Star buys a ghost on a bidding site by purchasing a suit that is shipped in a Heart Shaped Box.

  2. All righty, we’ll delay discussion on The Girls until May 10th.

    Ziggy, I’ll take a look at the books you mention, but I have to warn you: I’m not a horror fan. In fact, if it’s gory, overly violent, or something that might give me nightmares, I will pass.

    If others are game, I’ll be happy to host the discussion even if I don’t read the book, though.

    Let me refer you to this post: