Eighteen of our 20 members attended the November meeting of the 6+7 Book Club Tuesday night, to discuss Maile Meloy's fantasy, The Apothecary. The majority of club members were big fans of this book, and plan to read the sequels. In fact, there were only two people who gave a score below 8 when we rated it, resulting in an overall rating of 8.5. Positive aspects of the book: the creativity, the romance, the characters. Not so positive: historical inaccuracies (which we pointed out only holds true if you consider this magical realism, rather than alternative history!), and the ending, about which many were outraged.
We had a lively debate about what books to include in our list to vote on for January, which included new nominations as well as a raft of leftover suggestions from last month. The ultimate winner was Sylo, by D. J. MacHale. And in February, we will read The Looking Glass Wars, by Frank Beddor, in preparation for his February 11 visit!
Other books we considered:
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas, by John Boyne I'd Tell You I Love You, But Then I'd Have to Kill You, by Ally Carter Heist Society, by Ally Carter I Am Number Four, by Pittacus Lore Airborn, by Kenneth Oppel
Our next meeting is on December 8th, when we will discuss Stormbreaker, by Anthony Horowitz.