Wednesday, January 4, 2017
10-12 Book Club
A few people loved the book unreservedly, while most had a few caveats but liked it pretty well. Ryan called it out as a favorite because it wasn't dystopian and it ended well! Ha! We all appreciated its lively style and the lack of excessive didactic explanation, which opinion we arrived at through discussing Isaac Asimov's series of robot novels pairing Earth detective Elijah Bailey with humanoid robot R. Daneel Olivaw, which starts with the book The Caves of Steel. We wondered whether people who liked Lock In would enjoy those, since Asimov does come from a tradition of "info dumping" in his novels. Hailey thought yes. The range of ratings for Lock In was a high of 9 and a low of 6, with a final score of 7.5.
Graceling, by Kristin Cashore
Neverwhere, by Neil Gaiman
Bumped, by Megan McCafferty
The Boy Most Likely To, by Huntley Fitzpatrick
Proxy, by Alex London
I'll Give You the Sun, by Jandy Nelson
(are we ever going to read this book?!)
The Handmaid's Tale, by Margaret Atwood
Conjured, by Sarah Beth Durst
Enclave, by Ann Aguirre
We will keep these on our list. Next month the club meets on February 7th. Those who missed the meeting, pick up a copy of your book at either branch.