January 2018-One in a Million Boy

We had a wonderful time at our year end meeting.  Book group favorites of the year were Lilac Girls and the Nightingale although overall, we were pleased with our picks.  Everyone brought treats so we had quite a feast!  We also discussed some of our favorites (and least favorites) through the years.  

2018 will be our 15th year as a book club--if you like to read books by a variety of authors in a variety of genres, please consider joining our group!  We meet regularly--usually the last Monday of the month. A calendar for next year is available here.

Our next book is One in a Million Boy by Monica Wood.  We will meet in LME's large meeting room on January 29th at 3pm to discuss.  Books are available for pickup at the Library desk.  Discussion sheets are also available in the library or can be viewed online.

Here's a summary of One in a Million BoyAfter his eleven-year-old son dies, guitarist Quinn Porter does yard work for an aged Lithuanian immigrant, Ona Vitkus, whom his son had often visited and comes to a resolution about his son's death as Ona discusses his son's capacity to listen and learn.

Next meeting - December 11

We finished our reading year out with the Nightingale by Kristin Hannah on November 27th.  We liked the book almost (but not quite!) as much as we liked Lilac Girls which we read in January.  We had cookies and fruit for dessert.  

Our next meeting will be Monday, December 11th at 3pm at LME Library.  There is no book to read but we will be sharing our favorites from 2017 and looking over the titles we picked for 2018.  Members will be bringing their favorite appetizers or desserts.  

Titles for 2018

During our October and November meetings, we reviewed suggested titles and voted on which ones we wanted to read for 2018.  Here are the results:

“Talk About a Good Book” Book Club Discussion Group

Usually meets last Monday of the month at 3 pm at LME Library
2018 (Our 15th year)

January 29
Wood, Monica
February 26
Box, C.J.
March 26
Backman, Fredrik
April 30
Grann, David
May 21
Shattuck, Jessica
June 25 
Harper, Jane
July 30
Vance, J.D.
August 27
Frankel, Laurie
September 24
Brontë, Charlotte
October 29
Schwalbe, Will
November 26
Quick, Matthew
December 10th @ 3pm —Coffee Chat about your favorite books of 2018
& get our new list for 2019!
For those of you keeping track--here's the listing for all the titles we've read over the last 15 years! Book Discussion Lists 2004-2018

Next meeting November 27-Nightingale

At our October 30th program, we discussed The Girls of Atomic City by Denise Kiernan. All felt this was a book that covered a topic little of us knew about and serves as an important work on women's history.  Personally, I didn't like how it jumped around the timeline and the author's technique of compartmentalizing the information to demonstrate the methods employed at the site made it difficult to engage in the book. Overall though, the group liked it and appreciated learning about tubealloy and the Oak Ridge, Tennessee.  

We also started picking our books for next year.  So far, we have six fiction titles chosen.  At our next meeting we will pick our last two fiction  and three non-fiction books.  Titles can still be suggested - please forward me your suggestions by our next meeting which is Monday, November 27th at 3pm.  We will meet in the large meeting room.  Feel free to park in front of the meeting room entrance since the doors will be unlocked.  We will be discussing Nightingale by Kristin Hannah.  Books are available for pickup at the library and the discussion sheets are available at the library desk or online.  Here's a summary of the book: "The nightingale tells the story of two sisters, separated by years and experiences, by ideals, passion, and circumstance, each embarking on her own dangerous path toward survival, love, and freedom in German-occupied, war-torn France."

Goodreads Choice Awards 2017

Like to vote on the best books of the year?  Goodreads is having its annual Choice Awards from 2017 and the opening round polls are now open!

Voting Schedule
Opening RoundOct. 31 -
Nov. 5
Semifinal RoundNov. 7 - 12
Final RoundNov. 14 - 27
Winners AnnouncedDec. 5

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