The Martian, by Andy Weir. Ryan is peeved with the club, because we have been proposing but not choosing The Martian for months now, and he says we could have been trend-setters but now that the movie's out and we're reading it, we're just a bunch of sheep. [smiley face]
Contrary to the usual practice of nominating many books and having to vote three times, the club almost unanimously chose to read Ketchup Clouds, by Annabel Pitcher, in January. The only other nomination was Proxy, by Alex London, which we will add to our "to be read" file.
Reckless, by Cornelia Funke. We specially asked them to read the book for November because Cornelia will be our special guest at Book Cafe this month, where she will talk about the third book in the Mirrorworld series, The Golden Yarn. (This program is for teens in grades
6-12 only!) For a few members this was a reread, because all three clubs read Reckless and Fearless a couple of summers ago, but no one seemed to mind. Everyone agreed that the beginning of the book is disconcerting because you feel like you've been dropped in the middle of a story (one person even checked Goodreads to see if we had mistakenly given her a sequel!),
but once they got into it, all but one were completely engaged by it, and the final rating was 8.5.
Other books we considered:
Famous Last Words, by Katie Alender
Don't Look Back, by Jennifer Armentrout
The Dead, by Charlie Higson
Far, Far Away, by Tom McNeal
The 5th Wave, by Rick Yancey