The Aurora Book Club Meetup Monthly Meetup

  • October 23, 2012 · 7:00 PM
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We have changed the book for September....Walden is out and something a little more entertaining is in, sorry Keith.  Also, take a look at the new books that have been added to the "other member favorites" reading list.   

January: "Catherine the Great" by Robert Massie

February: "The Hunger Games"  by Suzanne Collins

March: "Steve Jobs" by Walter Isaacson

April: "The Art of Fielding" by Chad Harbach

May: "Shadows of the Wind" by Carlos Ruiz Zafon

June: "The Art of Racing in the Rain" by Garth Stein

July: "Resurrection" by Leo Tolstoy

August: "Unbroken" by Laura Hillenbrand

September: "The Urban Hermit" by Sam MacDonald

October: The Countess by Rebecca Johns

November: The Dress Lodger by Sheri Holman

December:  Holiday Party  

Other member favorites:

"War Brides" by Helen Bryan

"Corner of Bitter and Sweet" by Jamie Ford

"Into Thin Air" by John Krakauer

"Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay" by Michael Chabon

"In The Garden of Beasts" by Erik Larson

"Girl Gone" by Gillian Flynn

"Blonde" by Joyce Carol Oats

"The Room" by Emma Donoghue

"Jumper" by Steven Gould Rome 1960 by David Maraniss

"The Road" by Cormac McCarthy

"Broken for You" by Stephanie Kallos

"Norwegian Wood" by Haruki Murakami

 

Julia

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  • Natalie

    I'm going to try really hard to be there Tuesday so I can the comparisons between the tawdry romance novel and the other novel :) I'll be out of town all weekend though and may have to end up going into work on Tuesday evening to make up for it.

    October 17, 2012

    • Julia W

      I hope you can make it. If not I understand.

      October 18, 2012

  • Kimberly H.

    Since I am new, was wondering what should I bring tonight?

    September 25, 2012

    • Julia W

      If you want to bring wine or a snack to share that would be great. I look forward to meeting you tonight.

      September 25, 2012

  • Keith N.

    I cannot be at the Sept meeting, but I am enjoying reading the Urban Hermit; well written and interesting.

    September 23, 2012

  • Julie

    Keith, you may be right. Walden is killing me. In a toss up between the misadventures of a good-natured but self-loathing Scottish Calvinist, and the droning didacticism of an anarchistic, transcendental misanthrope, I'l take the one that makes me laugh... I'm sooo lazy. Also? I'm pretty sure Thoreau had Aspergers (g00gle agrees), but that is a discussion for another month!

    September 7, 2012

    • Keith N.

      Self loathing and droning .... must be why current 25 year olds are into comedy, sex, and violence .....

      September 7, 2012

  • Kathleen L.

    I got the Urban Hermit at the Woodridge Library. Check out your local library to see if you can get it.

    September 7, 2012

  • Keith N.

    Dudette: I think that we are good with just discussing The Urban Hermit. I ordered the book, it is inexpensive as a used Amazon paperback. You havent tried this lifestyle, I trust. lol.

    September 7, 2012

  • Julie

    Duuuude! Let's read them both. Compare and contrast, yo! (oh my. Perhaps it *was* a mistake to watch those 12 episodes of "Breaking Bad" back-to-back...)

    September 6, 2012

  • Kimberly H.

    Where do you guys meet?

    September 4, 2012

  • Sue M.

    Awwww! Too bad. I think I'm going to re-read Walden anyway.

    August 31, 2012

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