Although I call SC home, I've moved around for the last 8 years and am ready to get settled and meet some fellow book lovers! Looking for a small but committed group to read popular, newish, thought provoking books that will encourage good discussion. Not your beach read/romance novel but not any long winded nonfiction tomb either! Past books that have worked well in other groups I've been in are: All the Light You Cannot See, Homegoing, Between Two Oceans, The Boys on the Boat, The Interestings, Where'd You Go Bernadette and The Round House. Does this look like the list from your GoodReads account? Join and once we hit 10 members I'll set a date, time, place, a book and go from there.
I just recently read this book and fell in love with it. News of the World has a very 'Lonesome Dove' feel to it. (Only not nearly as long!) Summary: In the wake of the Civil War, Captain Jefferson Kyle Kidd travels through northern Texas, giving live readings from newspapers to paying audiences hungry for news of the world. An elderly widower who has lived through three wars and fought in two of them, the captain enjoys his rootless, solitary existence. In Wichita Falls, he is offered a $50 gold piece to deliver a young orphan to her relatives in San Antonio. Four years earlier, a band of Kiowa raiders killed Johanna's parents and sister; sparing the little girl, they raised her as one of their own.
National Book Award finalist. If you can, listen to it on audio, reader is perfect!
Thanks to Nancy Long for this suggestion! Let's read the book everyone is talking about! Perfect for the first month of summer.
Summary:The story is set in the 1950s and revolves around a young woman named Kya Clark, who is from extremely rural North Carolina. Known by others as the Marsh Girl, she lives alone in nature—but the draw of other people, and specifically love, brings her into contact with the greater world. This novel has a mystery at its core, but it can be read on a variety of levels. There is great nature writing; there is coming of age; and there is literature.