The votes are in, and the book by a woman author that came in with the most is "Gone Girl" by Gillian Flynn! The venue this time around will be the Monkey Business Cafe, which has a solid 4 stars on Yelp.
During the event, we'll eat some tasty food and go through discussion questions on the book, which I'll send out a day or two before we meet. If you aren't able to finish the book, no worries. Just answer the questions you want to.
For our October/November event, we'll read a book set at a school, whether it's a college, boarding school, or school of witchcraft and wizardry! Feel free to send suggestions for the book you want to read, or bring them to the Meetup. I'll set up a poll after the event so we can decide which book to delve into.
Back to our current selection, though. Here's a description of "Gone Girl" from Amazon.com:
“Marriage can be a real killer.
One of the most critically acclaimed suspense writers of our time, New York Times bestseller Gillian Flynn takes that statement to its darkest place in this unputdownable masterpiece about a marriage gone terribly, terribly wrong. The Chicago Tribune proclaimed that her work “draws you in and keeps you reading with the force of a pure but nasty addiction.” Gone Girl’s toxic mix of sharp-edged wit and deliciously chilling prose creates a nerve-fraying thriller that confounds you at every turn.
On a warm summer morning in North Carthage, Missouri, it is Nick and Amy Dunne’s fifth wedding anniversary. Presents are being wrapped and reservations are being made when Nick’s clever and beautiful wife disappears from their rented McMansion on the Mississippi River. Husband-of-the-Year Nick isn’t doing himself any favors with cringe-worthy daydreams about the slope and shape of his wife’s head, but passages from Amy's diary reveal the alpha-girl perfectionist could have put anyone dangerously on edge. Under mounting pressure from the police and the media—as well as Amy’s fiercely doting parents—the town golden boy parades an endless series of lies, deceits, and inappropriate behavior. Nick is oddly evasive, and he’s definitely bitter—but is he really a killer?
As the cops close in, every couple in town is soon wondering how well they know the one that they love. With his twin sister, Margo, at his side, Nick stands by his innocence. Trouble is, if Nick didn’t do it, where is that beautiful wife? And what was in that silvery gift box hidden in the back of her bedroom closet?
With her razor-sharp writing and trademark psychological insight, Gillian Flynn delivers a fast-paced, devilishly dark, and ingeniously plotted thriller that confirms her status as one of the hottest writers around."
The attendance policy will be in place for this event. Hope you can make it!