October Meetup

Let's read some non-fiction this month! The following books were suggested by members at the July Meetup. Feel free to vote for one of them, or suggest your own. We'll do the final voting at the August Meetup!

  • Brain on Fire: My Month of Madness, by Susannah Cahalan
  • I Heard You Paint Houses (story of Jimmy Hoffa), by Charles Brandt


At the August Meetup we chose Brain on Fire: My Month of Madness, by Susannah Cahalan. Happy Reading!

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  • Dan

    Very good discussion! I enjoyed the wide range of perspectives.

    October 4, 2013

  • Dee D.

    I am so sorry I couldn't make it, I had a unexpected company stop by my house. See everyone next month.

    October 4, 2013

  • Marie Van M.

    I enjoyed the varied opinions of each person. Look forward to our next meeting.

    October 3, 2013

  • Rachel

    We will be choosing the November book tonight!

    October 3, 2013

  • Coletta J.

    Will make every effort to come. Will be my first meeting. Haven't read the book. Hope not a problem.

    September 30, 2013

    • Rachel

      Not a problem at all! Hope you can come!

      October 3, 2013

  • Kristin Reichardt R.

    Just found out I'm going out of town for work on Thursday. Booooo!

    October 1, 2013

  • Marie Van M.

    Found a job at Dillard's at Fallen Timbers.

    September 30, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    sorry that i will miss the October and November meetings as i'll be travelling during those dates. I look forward to seeing what December's "read" is and hopefully will be able to make that one.

    September 23, 2013

  • Dave J.

    More books to consider.

    • Two books that should be read together: Huckleberry Finn (Twain) and Old Glory (Raban). Raban follows Huck’s travels in present day Mississippi river. Should read with Huck Finn at same time
    • A Thousand Acres - Smiley - “One of our Best Evenings”
    • A Natural History of the Senses - Ackerman - a grand tour of the senses* <Dave J endorses>
    • You Just Don’t Understand - Tannen - Mentioned a number of times. Men and women don’t communicate well. (Who’d have thought?)
    • Man Who Mistook his wife for a Hat - Sacks - What “brain on fire” should have been? Brain disorder case studies* <Dave J endorses>
    • The education of Little Tree- Tender story of Cherokee boy in 1930’s Tennessee

    Anyone else do some research?

    1 · September 6, 2013

  • Dave J.

    I was looking over a book on book groups. There were hundreds of suggestions from dozens of book groups on books to read, but there were some that seemed to be popular with many groups. Maybe one of these will strike a chord because they were popular with a number of reader groups.

    From the book The Book Group Book by Ellen Slezak

    • Life and Death in Shanghai by Nien Cheng - This was mentioned positively many times in the comments of the groups. A woman in solidary prison writes. Very Highly Recommended by many groups. I'll give it a try.
    • Their Eyes were Watching God - Hurston - Generally recommended. 1937 book about a black woman in south.
    • A Lesson before Dying - Gaines - How to live with dignity in face of discrimination
    • The Accidental Tourist - Tyler - Quirky book about making peace with self and others

    PLease see next post

    1 · September 6, 2013

  • Kim

    I'll vote for I Heard you Paint Houses.

    August 1, 2013

  • Ellen Y.

    Brain on Fire

    July 30, 2013

  • Mary B.

    Brain on Fire

    July 29, 2013

  • Dave J.

    Jimmy Hoffa sounds good.

    July 27, 2013

  • Kristin Reichardt R.

    I vote for "I Heard You Paint Houses"!

    July 18, 2013

  • Kate T.

    I'd like to read about Jimmy Hoffa!

    July 18, 2013

  • Kaitlyn B.

    Brain on Fire please

    July 17, 2013

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