The Bookish Sort Book Club met Thursday, May 2, 2019, at 5:30 PM at the Hawthorne Branch Library. We discussed Princess Ruth: Love & Tragedy in Hawaii by our own Jo Ann Lordahl. Caroline began by giving us a list of questions and topics to discuss. We enjoyed hearing about Jo Ann’s research for the book. Each of us commented on how we would characterize the book in one phrase; the answers ranged from novel, historical fiction, nature, GMOs, and others. As always we each came away with a different message from this very informative and interesting book. Thank you Caroline for the assortment of cookies and snacks (ALL containing NO Genetically Modified products!).
Below is a list of the selections for the next few months. Note that in September, we ask each person that attends to bring a favorite poem to read to the group. In November, we will again have our “Literary Potluck”; bring a dish (to share) suggested by some reading as well as a quote from the reading. In December, we will read a story aloud at the meeting.
After some discussion, we tentatively decided upon Elizabeth Berg’s Joy School for October (3 cc in library plus 1 downloadable) and House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros (5 copies plus 1 downloadable) for January 2020. Charlotte said that she would investigate inviting these authors to join us. Depending on their availability, we might need to change the dates of these discussions.
Future selections are as follows:
May 2 Princess Ruth: Love & Tragedy in Hawaii by Jo Ann Lordahl
Jun 6 A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles Jean
Jul 4 Varina by Charles Frazier Anne
Aug 1 The Book Thief by Markus Zusak Joyce
Sept 5 Each member bring a favorite poem
Oct 3 (open-maybe a juvenile book)
Nov 1 Literary Pot Luck
Dec 5 Group Read Aloud