Summer Book Clubs

At our last meeting in April, we decided that we would like to keep our book club going through the summer. We generally meet every other month, the first Wednesday evening. So in keeping with that this is the book that tied for the most votes. If this sounds like something you’d be interested in reading and discussing, please let me know the weekend before and I will be sure to get a Zoom invitation out to you. Perhaps, depending on the number of people interested, we can do an in-person book club meeting.

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 8 @ 7:00 is our ZOOM Book Club Mtg.

We will be discussing, The Guest List by Lucy Foley. The bride s The plus one s The best man s The wedding planner s The bridesmaid s The body — On an island off the coast of Ireland, guests gather to celebrate two people joining their lives together as one. The groom: handsome and charming, a rising television star. The bride: smart and ambitious, a magazine publisher. It’s a wedding for a magazine, or for a celebrity. The cell phone service may be spotty and the waves may be rough, but every detail has been expertly planned and will be expertly executed. But perfection is for plans, and people are all too human. And then someone turns up dead. Who didn’t wish the happy couple well? And perhaps more important, why?

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 3 @ 7:00 is our ZOOM Book Club Mtg.

We will be discussing, Then She Was Gone by Lisa Jewell

THEN: She was fifteen, her mother’s golden girl. She had her whole life ahead of her. And then, in the blink of an eye, Ellie was gone. NOW: It’s been ten years since Ellie disappeared, but Laurel has never given up hope of finding her daughter. And then one day a charming and charismatic stranger called Floyd walks into a café and sweeps Laurel off her feet. Before too long she’s staying the night at this house and being introduced to his nine year old daughter. Poppy is precocious and pretty – and meeting her completely takes Laurel’s breath away. Because Poppy is the spitting image of Ellie when she was that age. And now all those unanswered questions that have haunted Laurel come flooding back.
What happened to Ellie? Where did she go? Who still has secrets to hide?

This is the other book that tied for first place so to give you a heads up, I’m listing it for you.

OCTOBER Book Club Meeting Date TBD due to a religious holiday the first Wednesday of the month.  We will be discussing, The Midnight Library by Matt Haig. Between life and death there is a library, and within that library, the shelves go on forever. Every book provides a chance to try another life you could have lived. To see how things would be if you had made other choices . . . Would you have done anything different, if you had the chance to undo your regrets? Somewhere out beyond the edge of the universe there is a library that contains an infinite number of books, each one the story of another reality. One tells the story of your life as it is, along with another book for the other life you could have lived if you had made a different choice at any point in your life. While we all wonder how our lives might have been, what if you had the chance to go to the library and see for yourself? Would any of these other lives truly be better? Nora Seed finds herself faced with this decision. Faced with the possibility of changing her life for a new one, following a different career, undoing old breakups, realizing her dreams of becoming a glaciologist; she must search within herself as she travels through the Midnight Library to decide what is truly fulfilling in life, and what makes it worth living in the first place.