Wednesday, October 5, 2016

10-12 Book Club Report

We were missing eight of our members last night from 10-12 Book Club, mostly due to choir rehearsals (and volleyball games), but had a rousing discussion amongst the rest of us (15) about Glory O'Brien's History of the Future, by A. S. King. Everybody enjoyed the bat part, and some really enjoyed the rest (three ratings of nine), while others felt that Glory was too negative and should have worked through her issues in the 13 years she had had to do so. Some understood the whole friends-by-proximity thing, while others felt that Glory was being mean to Ellie (and somewhat hypocritical about her feminist stance). Everyone liked the visions-of-the-future bit, though some were put off by the bleakness of said future! Our final ratings ranged from a high of 9 to a low of 2 out of 10, with a final score of 7.

Next month we will read and discuss (oh boy!) A Darker Shade of Magic, by V. E. Schwab. Those of you who didn't attend may pick up your book from either Central or Buena Vista. (Some of you are receiving them from other book club members who took one home for you.)

And as the following month's selection, after three sets of ties between three books, we chose Eleanor and Park, by Rainbow Rowell.

Other books we considered, in descending order of preference, were:

I'll Give You the Sun, by Jandy Nelson
Side Effects May Vary, by Julie Murphy
Shadowshaper, by Daniel José Older
Eating Animals, by Jonathan Safran Foer
The Monstrumologist, by Rick Yancey
Counting by Sevens, by Holly Goldberg Sloan

We will keep them on "the list"! Our next meeting is on November 1.

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