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Better Book Club is a book club is for anyone and everyone interested in reading and discussing books of all genres: science fiction, mysteries, classics, horror, fantasy, historical, non-fiction, all of it!

We will meet once (or several times) a month for an online discussion. Join us.

Sound like something you'd like to be a part of. Check out what we're reading this month below...

Upcoming events (4+)

Ballad for Sophie by Filipe Melo

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We are meeting Online to discuss the Graphic Novel:

Ballad for Sophie
by Filipe Melo

Join us and come share your thoughts on the book. We will talk about things that we found interesting in the book and any connections we might make to other literature.
I will post the link to the online meeting on the day of the meetup. We are using Google Meets.

Look for it at your local library or
Available on Amazon: Ballad for Sophie eBook : Melo, Filipe, Cavia, Juan, Soares, Gabriela, Cavia, Juan: Amazon.co.uk: Kindle Store

Book Description: A young journalist prompts a reclusive piano superstar to open up, resulting in this stunning graphic sonata exploring a lifetime of rivalry, regret, and redemption. 1933. In the small French village of Cressy-la-Valoise, a local piano contest brings together two brilliant young players: Julien Dubois, the privileged heir of a wealthy family, and François Samson, the janitor’s son. One wins, one loses, and both are changed forever. 1997. In a huge mansion stained with cigarette smoke and memories, a bitter old man is shaken by the unexpected visit of an interviewer. Somewhere between reality and fantasy, Julien composes, like in a musical score, a complex and moving story about the cost of success, rivalry, redemption, and flying pianos. When all is said and done, did anyone ever truly win? And is there any music left to play?

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Elmer Gantry by Sinclair Lewis

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Elmer Gantry
by Sinclair Lewis.

Join us and come share your thoughts on the book. We will talk about things that we found interesting in the book and any connections we might make to other literature.
I will post the link to the online meeting on the day of the meetup.

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Available on Amazon: Elmer Gantry eBook : Lewis, Sinclair : Amazon.co.uk: Books

Book Description: Universally recognized as a landmark in American literature, Elmer Gantry scandalized readers when it was first published, causing Sinclair Lewis to be ‘invited’ to a jail cell in New Hampshire and to his own lynching in Virginia. His portrait of a golden-tongued evangelist who rises to power within his church–a saver of souls who lives a life of duplicity, sensuality, and ruthless self-indulgence–is also the record of a period, a reign of grotesque vulgarity, which but for Lewis would have left no trace of itself. Elmer Gantry has been called the greatest, most vital, and most penetrating study of hypocrisy that has been written since the works of Voltaire.

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Far Sector by N.K. Jemisin

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We are meeting Online to discuss the Graphic Novel:

Far Sector
by N.K. Jemisin

Join us and come share your thoughts on the book. We will talk about things that we found interesting in the book and any connections we might make to other literature.
I will post the link to the online meeting on the day of the meetup. We are using Google Meets.

Look for it at your local library or
Available on Amazon: Far Sector: Amazon.co.uk: Jemisin, N. K., Campbell, Jamal, Bennett, Deron:[masked]: Books

Book Description:
Winner of the 2022 Hugo Award for Best Graphic Story or Comic!

The first murder in 500 years. Twenty billion suspects. One hope.

The City Enduring, a booming metropolis at the edge of the universe, hasn’t experienced a violent crime in generations. The Emotion Exploit has erased its citizens’ full range of feelings, allowing three resident races to overlook their turbulent history and coexist peacefully—until now.

Rookie Green Lantern Sojourner “Jo” Mullein is still adjusting to her assignment to protect this strange world when a brutal murder rattles its social order, threatening to undo centuries of controversial progress. As the populace rises up against the legacy of the Emotion Exploit and leaders grapple for power under threat of a new war, Jo must rely on her unique instincts—as a Green Lantern and the only human in this sector—to solve the crime and guide the City Enduring toward a more promising future.

Hugo Award-winning author N.K. Jemisin joins bestselling Naomi artist Jamal Campbell in the Eisner Award-nominated sci-fi murder mystery Far Sector, collecting all 12 issues, concept art and character designs, and an introduction by Gerard Way.

Fairy Tale by Stephen King

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Fairy Tale
by Stephen King.

Join us and come share your thoughts on the book. We will talk about things that we found interesting in the book and any connections we might make to other literature.
I will post the link to the online meeting on the day of the meetup.

Look for it at your local library or
Available on Amazon: Fairy Tale: The No. 1 Sunday Times Bestseller: Amazon.co.uk: King, Stephen:[masked]: Books

Book description:
Legendary storyteller Stephen King goes into the deepest well of his imagination in this spellbinding novel about a seventeen-year-old boy who inherits the keys to a parallel world where good and evil are at war, and the stakes could not be higher—for that world or ours.

Past events (12)

June Book Club - No book this month, let's chat!

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