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The Aurora Book Club Meetup Monthly Meetup

  • Sep 2, 2014 · 7:00 PM
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This is the new reading list for 2014.  We had a great time at our Holiday party and selected the first 7 months of books and will select the rest of the year at our June Meetup.  Here they are:         

January: "11/22/63: A Novel" by Stephen King

February: "Bonk: The Curious Coupling of Science and Sex"  by Mary Roach

March: "The Dork of Cork" by Chet Raymo and/or "Your Dinner's Poured Out: Memoirs of a Dublin that has Disappeared" by Paddie Crosbie

April: "Lady Chatterley's Lover" by D.H. Lawrence

May: "We the Living" by Ayn Rand

June: "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?" by Philip K. Dick

July: "Degree of Guilt" by Richard North Patterson

August: "Gold Finch" by Donna Tartt

September: "Life After Life" by Kate Atkinson

October: TBD

November: TBD

December:  Holiday Party  

Other member favorites:

"Fountain Head" by Ayn Rand

"Anna Karenina" by Tolstoy

"The Painted Veil" by S. Maugham

"Uncle Tom's Cabin" by Harriet Stowe

"The Light Between Oceans" by M.L. Stedman

"One Summer, America 1927 by Bill Bryson

Julia

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  • Craig

    Very enjoyable evening , discussion was interesting and incitful , thanks goes to Julia her preperation along with gently directing the discussion made it happen

    September 3, 2014

  • Craig

    Very enjoyable evening , discussion was interesting and incitful , thanks goes to Julia her preperation along with gently directing the discussion made it happen

    1 · September 3, 2014

  • Kathleen L.

    Thanks, I really appreciate it. She reads a lot of books. Kathleen

    August 28, 2014

  • Julia W

    Yes please invite her to come along.

    August 28, 2014

  • Natasha

    Just finished 'Misremembered Man'. Another look at the abandonment issues, Catholic orphanages in Ireland, if anybody is interested. The writing is quite uneven, could use better editing, the plot a bit obvious, but all in all a good book. Looking forward to discussion of Goldfinch on the 2nd.

    August 23, 2014

    • Kathleen L.

      This book sounds interesting. I just requested it from the Woodridge library to read. I would love to chat with after I finish it. There is nothing better than having someone talk about you just read to get an incite on what they thought of main character and plot. Kathleen

      1 · August 28, 2014

  • Kathleen L.

    Are you all filled up or do you still have room for one more person? I was going to ask my girlfriend if she would like to come with me to your book club. She doesn't drive. She lives over by Fox Valley so I could pick her on the way to your home Julia. Let me know,

    August 28, 2014

  • Craig

    wee said

    August 23, 2014

  • Nanci

    It's difficult to compare Mary's decision as young adult, & then mature adult w/ abandonment issues w/those of a 15 yr old adolescent boy who's dealing w/different multiple abandonment issues. Having lived w/2 adolescent boys, & still trying to understand their "adult" choices(in their 20's) based in the secret world of cell phones,internet & society "protecting" their privacy to make choices, i.e. in college w/parents w/o access to courses/grades-yet permitted full access to pay tuition,etc.However, I find a similarity btwn R.N. Patterson & D.Tartt in the repetition describing main points:i.e., relationship btwn Theo & Boris's B4 & after school activities. & I'm not even 1/2way thru book-even w/ extra time!Suggest we have book pg #'s w/ book titles to adjust reading schedules! :-)

    August 22, 2014

  • Kristin

    I'm curious to know if people who didn't like Mary in last month's book like Theo in this month's book. I cannot believe some of the choices he makes!

    August 22, 2014

    • Craig

      I look at Mary's reason , her motivating circumstances what happened affecting her life that made her decisions seem acceptable to her

      August 22, 2014

  • Lorrie B.

    I figured it out :-) looking forward to meeting you.

    August 14, 2014

  • Julia W

    Lorrie we are discussing Goldfinch on the 2nd because that is the August book. I had to change the date of our August meeting to 9-2 because of a work commitment. We will still be meeting on 9-23 and will discuss Life after Life then. Sorry for the confusion.

    August 14, 2014

  • Lorrie B.

    So we're not discussing Life After Life? This is my first time and that's what was on the list. I put down The Goldfinch to start Life After Life. Guess I'll go back to it.

    August 13, 2014

  • Natasha

    I am 1/3 through. Still hard to tell how the plot turns out, but the characters and the writing style make the book "unputdownable" :-) Whoever recommended it, thank you!

    August 10, 2014

  • Kristin

    This book is so good! I am bummed I can't make it on the 2nd. There is so much to discuss and I would love to hear Natasha's take on Boris!

    1 · August 10, 2014

  • Deirdre M.

    Good day for me...thanks

    August 5, 2014

  • Julia W

    Hey everyone I wanted you to know that I had to change our next Meetup date to Tuesday, September 2nd at 7:00pm. We still be discussing the "Gold Finch" by Donna Tartt.

    August 3, 2014

    • Natasha

      Good! Gives us more time to finish the book :-)

      1 · August 4, 2014

  • Deirdre M.

    Recommend "Boys In A Boat" 1936 Olympics...exciting!

    July 22, 2014

  • Deirdre M.

    I am a retired grandmother who has recently moved from Pennsylvania. Love to read and knit

    July 22, 2014

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