Thursday, January 26, 2017

January Book Clubs

Last Tuesday, the 6+7 Book Club met to (briefly) discuss the book Flipped, by Wendelin Van Draanen. We then positively galloped through the voting process for our March read, with the result that I don't remember the book we ended up choosing! Can anyone help me out here? I need to order the books! And why all the rush? So we could then screen the movie version of Flipped, which everyone seemed to enjoy greatly.

We will meet in February on Tuesday the 7th, to talk about
The Rithmatist, by Brandon Sanderson.

The list of other books we considered is on the same piece of paper (that I lost) with the book choice for March, so we may have to start from scratch with our nominations next time, which isn't necessarily a bad thing!

This week, the 8+9 Book Club met for the first time on its new night (the 4th Tuesday of every month), and the consensus was that The Naturals, by Jennifer Lynn Barnes, was a really good book! People liked the skills and talents of the five main characters, and thought both the characters and the story-telling were good. Several were a little too creeped out by the chapter headings written in the voice of the killer, but all enjoyed the book, particularly the fact that the murderer was so hard to guess, and most plan to read all three sequels. The final rating was a high 9!

Next month we will read and discuss Jackaby, by William Ritter, and the book for March will be Crash, by Lisa McMann.

Other books we considered, in descending order by most to least votes:

How It Went Down, by Kekla Magoon
Trouble Is A Friend of Mine, by Stephanie Tromly
A Study in Charlotte, by Brittany Cavallaro
The Wonder of All Things, by Jason Mott
The Accident Season, by Moira Fowley-Doyle
Kingdom Keepers, by Ridley Pearson
Sabriel, by Garth Nix
Enchanted Ivy, by Sarah Beth Durst
And Then There Were None, by Agatha Christie

February's meeting will be Tuesday the 28th.

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