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The Dublin Book Club Meetup Group Monthly Meetup
Hi there, here are the two books for the August 21st meetup. And remember, you don't have to read both books! Enjoy, and see you on the 21st of August! Note: If these books are difficult to find in bookshops, try online (e.g.:,,, to name a few). 1. Parable of the Sower - Octavia Butler Parable of the Sower is set in the 2020s where society has largely collapsed due to climate change, growing wealth inequality, and corporate greed. Global warming has brought drought and rising seawater. The middle class and working poor live in gated neighbourhoods, where they fend off the homeless with guns and walls. Fresh water is scarce, as valuable as money. Pharmaceutical companies have created “smart drugs,” which boost mental performance, and “pyro,” a pill that gives those who take it sexual pleasure from arson. Fires are common. Police services are expensive, though few people trust the police. Public schools are being privatized, as are whole towns. In this atmosphere, a Presidential candidate named Christopher Donner is elected based on his promises to dismantle government programs and bring back jobs. “Parable of the Sower” unfolds through the journal entries of its protagonist, a fifteen-year-old black girl named Lauren Oya Olamina, who lives with her family in one of the walled neighbourhoods. 2. Vicious - V.E. Schwab Victor and Eli started out as college roommates brilliant, arrogant, lonely boys who recognized the same ambition in each other. A shared interest in adrenaline, near-death experiences, and seemingly supernatural events reveals an intriguing possibility: that under the right conditions, someone could develop extraordinary abilities. But when their thesis moves from the academic to the experimental, things go horribly wrong. Ten years later, Victor breaks out of prison, determined to catch up to his old friend (now foe), aided by a young girl with a stunning ability. Meanwhile, Eli is on a mission to eradicate every other super-powered person that he can find aside from his sidekick, an enigmatic woman with an unbreakable will. Armed with terrible power on both sides, driven by the memory of betrayal and loss, the arch-nemeses have set a course for revenge but who will be left alive at the end? Séamus

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What we're about

As the name of the group suggests we love to read. This is about the enjoyment of reading, no one in this group should feel obliged to read EVERY book EVERY month. We all lead busy lives. We are an easy going bunch. Come and make some new friends, share a laugh, have a few drinks, have something to eat, talk about all types of topics & generally just have a good time.
Stuff you might like to know:
•Member ages range from 18 upwards! Everyone’s welcome!
•Books are recommended by members via e-mail or at the meetup.
•The recommendation list consists of 20 to 30 books. When new books are recommended, the oldest ones are removed from the list.
•You can vote for the book you want to read at the meetup, or alternatively via email. The day after the meetup, all votes are counted & the 2 books with the most amount of votes will be posted on the website.
•Votes accumulate: if you voted for a certain book but it didn't get enough votes to be one of this month's favourites, the votes still stand. When new votes for that book come in next month, it might be one of the two with the most total votes, hence one we're going to read!
•The €1 payable per meeting attended is not compulsory; fees are used for the upkeep of the site.
•Details & a map for the venue can be found via the link supplied under the WHERE heading on the webpage.

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