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The Aurora Book Club Meetup Monthly Meetup

  • Sep 23, 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: "N0S4A2" by Joe Hill 

November:  "Bones Never Lie" by Kathy Reichs

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

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  • Craig

    Nancy , when did everyone read Hunger Games series ?

    September 29, 2014

  • Kristin

    Hi Nancy. I am a total wuss when it comes to horror and creepy stuff. I just started NOS4A2. I will let you know if it gets too creepy to finish without giving anything away.

    September 28, 2014

    • Nanci

      Txs,I was going to make my decision whether to buy the book this weekend & then got BZ w/other things.Keep me posted.Don't want to miss the Oct group,but horror,espec d/t yrs of death&dying as RN in hosp,&personal taste I described- wary of 650 pgs.Didn't get personal answer re: end result w/child kidnapping.Could continue sort of "genre" Hunger Games w/ Books #2&#3 to catch up w/y'all & movies.:-)

      September 28, 2014

    • Nanci

      Txs,Kristin.REALLY appreciate update.I also do volunteer Hospice Nursing-so need a break from the darker side of life.Haunted Houses & Creepy Halloween Houses I will avoid! :-)Find no value in "being scared".

      September 28, 2014

  • Carol S P.

    I have a suggestion for our book list to be considered. "All the Light We Cannot See" .......The highly acclaimed, multiple award-winning Anthony Doerr, the beautiful, stunningly ambitious instant New York Times bestseller about a blind French girl and a German boy whose paths collide in occupied France as both try to survive the devastation of World War II. If not for this year, maybe next year. It's a great book! Can't make it for 9/23 but will be at October meeting.

    September 23, 2014

    • Craig

      Sounds like a good read

      September 23, 2014

    • Nanci

      The title alone is poetry.

      September 23, 2014

  • Nanci

    Have fun tonite.Didn't get 2 "Life After Life" even tho bought B4 book club. Sept been 2 crazy.Looks like I'll return from being w/Mom in GA B4 Oct.Need to ask after reading abt horror/fantasy content of NOS4A2 as someone who would NEVER have chosen this genre & would be my 1st dalliance after I stopped reading Anne Rice's "Interview of a Vampire" when 1st released pregnant w/my 27 yr old son..&.given it's 650+ pgs (As I'm the "# of pages Police" :-)... whomever(s) familiar/ suggested this book--just how much ghoulishness &/or tragedy might 1 expect? As a nurse, I've seen A-Z of grossness & not much bothers me.Yet kidnapping children & what hideousness might befall them-I'm not up to-unless I get a spolier that in the end, this 1 child, or more are safe. Plz just e-mail me privately, so as not to spoil it for others. I won't get the book until I know it's not just a well-written spook-fest for the soul. Any other responses- plz make public on the site. TXS!

    September 23, 2014

  • Julia W

    Well Nancy at least you get some time with your boy! We will get October's & November choices up soon.

    September 17, 2014

    • Dan S.

      I thought that NOS4A2 was October's book

      September 23, 2014

  • Nanci

    Sorry to miss.Just found out son traveling thru for a day on way back to Oregon. GRR, may miss OCT, also w/ trip 2 ATL area to visit 87 yr old waning mother.Pick an Oct & Nov book- so I might get ready for Nov!

    September 17, 2014

  • Julie

    Life After Life is breaking my heart!

    September 17, 2014

    • Craig

      It is like de'jevue

      September 17, 2014

    • Julie

      Craig: I have to admit I had just read what happened to Ursula and Freida during the Battle of Berlin... That was pretty sad!

      September 17, 2014

  • Dan S.

    What about Slumdog Millionaire? An interesting insight into part of Indian culture written by the Indian ambassador to South Africa. Very different from the movie.

    September 8, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I am hoping to attend the next meeting, depends on work schedule!

    September 8, 2014

  • Kristin

    How about Caleb's Crossing for November? It takes place in Puritan New England and the main character is Native American....

    September 7, 2014

  • Julia W

    Not yet. If you have some suggestions please post them.

    August 7, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    HAVE THERE BEEN ANY DECISIONS ON BOOKS FOR OCTOBER THROUGH DECEMBER???

    August 6, 2014

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