Book Club Ideas
Hazel is going through life as a teenager with a terminal illness until her mom convinces her to go to a support group. Here she meets handsome, fun-loving Augustus who shows her she still has a life to live.
Sage Singer is a baker. She works through the night, preparing the day’s breads and pastries, trying to escape a reality of loneliness, bad memories, and the shadow of her mother’s death. When Josef Weber, an elderly man in Sage’s grief support group, begins stopping by the bakery, they strike up an unlikely friendship.
Mayflower by Nathaniel Philbrick tells the story of the hardships of the pilgrims, from freezing weather, starvation and altercations with Natives.
Books and the beach just go together. Driftwood Summer by Patti Callahan Henry takes place in the seaside town of Palmetto Beach, where Riley and her mother own the Driftwood Cottage Bookstore. It is a place of gathering, and hosting get togethers for book clubs, such as the Cookbook Club and the Blonde Book Club. But the bookstore is in financial trouble. Riley calls on her two sisters to come back to Palmetto Beach to help save the family bookstore. During this “Driftwood Summer” the sisters must face their past of sibling rivalry and kept secrets.
The Girl Who Played With Fire is the second book of the Millennium series. In this book we develop a deeper understanding of Lisbeth Salander and Larsson masterfully crafts your wavering feelings for her. We are also introduced to the second most fascinating character in the series – the blond unfeeling giant with a childlike face and high pitched voice. In this book, Salander is wanted for murder and as her past comes back to haunt her we learn how Lisbeth became a threat to national security.
During WWI in the trenches of the Somme, five wounded French soldiers are reported “killed in the line of duty.” Mathilde, fiancée of Manech, one of the five, does not accept the official report, and in her attempt to reconstruct the days leading up to Manech’s reported death, she discovers things are not quite what they seem.
Angelology by Danielle Trussoni is filled with biblical intrigue and gothic mystery, fallen angels and their offspring, good vs. evil, and a race against time to find an ancient, powerful object hidden away years ago by Abby Rockefeller.
Seven books to read this Fall.
The Texas Book Festival is held in the beautiful and eclectic city of Austin on October 17th & 18th at the Texas State Capitol. There is so much to see and do and we plan on being there to take it all in.