Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Voyarism into two other book clubs

I'm currently reading Great Expectations, by Charles Dickens.  It is delightful, but I'm not quite ready to write about it as I've only just begun.  However, I would like to share with you a few other books that some other book clubs are reading and discussing.  It seems that everyone who reads is a member of a book club, at least within my circle of friends and aquantainces.  I spoke to two people yesterday (my friend B. and a female aquantaince at the pool), and this is what they are reading in their book clubs:

The Apothecary's Daughter would be a good choice for a feel good read, and would be my choice of these four books if I was to pick one of the four for a pleasent afternoon.

"Klassen blends her tale well; each ingredient—romance, friendship, healing arts, mystery" Publishers weekly.

My friend, B., really loved this book, so maybe you will also.

 Her group is also getting ready to discuss The Help.
Our group read this, and I consider this book to be one of the best discussion books we had last year.  The story, the setting and the topic of the ratial inequality in the south during the civil rights movement made for excellent discussion material.


My new friend at the pool is also a member of a group that is discussing
Skinhead Confessions: From Hate to Hope.  It has good Amazon reviews, and though the material is relevant to today's society, I find it so sad that people can be entrenched in a culture of hate.  On the other hand, this particular book club is also reading Bonk, so they are a group of people who really want to get into some serious topics.