Thursday, December 22, 2016

6+7 Book Club

We had a fairly lively and well attended 6+7 Book Club on Tuesday night, with 13 out of 16 members. We added Lucas and Nicholas Flach--welcome, guys!

Most people enjoyed Kiki Strike: Inside the Shadow City quite a lot, although there was some grousing about the "long boring part in the middle." Three or four said they would go on to read the sequels, while a couple were reluctant to do that because they liked how this book ended. In general, the girls seemed to like the book better than the guys, although most everyone agreed that it was definitely not the "girly" book that some were dreading, and that the advice given at the end of the chapters was good for anyone (although we couldn't agree whether that advice came from Ananka or Kiki). We went from really high ratings (two 10s and six 9s!) down to a low of 2, which dragged the average down to 7.5.

For next month, we're reading Flipped, by Wendelin van Draanen, and will be showing the movie at book club, IF, after reading the book, everyone votes to do so!

For March's book, there were LOTS of ideas, and we had to have a run-off to pick the final candidate, but we agreed on The Rithmatist, by Brandon Sanderson. (A couple of members' older siblings had just read the book in 8+9 Book Club, which may have affected the vote.) Other books we considered, in descending order of popularity:

Among the Hidden, by Margaret Peterson Haddix
Uglies, by Scott Westerfeld
The Unwanteds, by Lisa McMann
Flush, by Carl Hiaason
Eragon, by Christopher Paolini
Sea of Trolls, by Nancy Farmer
Spy School, by Stuart Gibbs
Masterpiece, by Elise Broach and Kelly Murphy
The Time Machine, by H. G. Wells
Frankenstein, by Mary Shelley

January's meeting will be on Tuesday, January 10, back in our usual spot at Central Library!

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