We had another great group today and some really interesting books were shown. I really like the format of this group. There’s no pressure to read a particular book by a deadline. Everyone simply brings a book or two that they’ve read and introduces it to the gang, tells us if they liked it or not, and most of the time will offer to give it away to the first taker.
The meetup today included a good mix of men and women, several new members, and genres covered fiction and non-fiction, although novels and mysteries were predominant.
Me Talk Pretty One Day by David Sedaris
Metro Girl by Janet Evanovich – contemporary mystery
Pirate Latitudes by Michael Creighton – swashbuckling adventure/thriller
Live By Night by Dennis Lehane – Boston, 1926, mobsters and prohibition.
The Women by T.C. Boyle – “… a novel of Frank Lloyd Wright and the women in his life.”
All the Pretty Horses by Cormac McCarthy
Three for the Chair [Nero Wolfe] by Rex Stout – and several other in the series
Bellweather by Connie Willis – “Pop culture, chaos theory and matters of the heart collide in this unique novella from the Hugo and Nebula winning author of Doomsday Book.”
The Beggar’s Opera by Peggy Blair – “First in a new series featuring Inspector Ramirez, The Beggar’s Opera exposes the bureaucracy, corruption, and beauty of Hemingway’s Havana.”
Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald by Therese Anne Fowler
Antarctica: An Intimate Portrait of a Mysterious Continent by Gabrielle Walker
Loving What Is by Byron Katie
Change Your Brain, Change Your Body by Daniel G. Amen, M.D.
Slow Dollar by Margaret Maron – mystery with Judge Deborah Knott
Changing Woman by Amiee and David Thurlo – an Ella Clah mystery of the Navajo Nation
The Disappeared by M.R. Hall – British mystery with Jenny Cooper
A Remarkable Mother by Jimmy Carter – homage to “Miss Lillie”
Late Night Talking by Leslie Schnur – contemporary urban career woman angst with comedy
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Jane Austin and Seth Grahame-Smith – “An expanded version of the beloved novel featuring all-new scenes of bone-crunching zombie mayhem.”
The Jane Austin Book Club: A Novel by Karen Joy Fowler
Jane Austin in Boca by Paula Marantz Cohen – Jewish seniors romp in Florida
Saturn’s Race by Larry Niven and Sten Barnes – science-fiction, future Earth thriller
Apocalypse Z: The Beginning of the End by Manel Loureiro – “Best zombie book EVER”
Vampires in the Lemon Grove [pre-release] by Karen Russell – imaginative short story collection from the author of Swamplandia
A Passage to India by E.M. Forster
Achilles’ Choice by Larry Niven and Steven Barnes – science fiction about athletics and morals
NOS4A2 by Joe Hill – the son of Stephen King writes his own horror
The Switch by Elmore Leonard – ex-cons must turn a kidnapping gone bad to their advantage
Reaper Man by Terry Pratchett – Death decides to retire in this Discworld novel
Stray by Rachel Vincent [Shifters, Book 1] – “urban werecat fantasy”
Jersey Devil by Wayne W. Causey – “creature terror and demonic possession” (no wonder I missed this one! LOL)
I hope I didn’t miss anyone! Until next time, keep reading.
© Jan McClintock of We Need More Shelves