Book Club December: Little Bee by Chris Cleave

Title: Little Bee Author: Chris Cleave Publisher: Simon & Schuster Page Count: 275 Publication Date: 2010 Category/Genre: Fiction, Cultural, Africa, Historical Fiction Good Reads Rating: ★★★★☆ (3.71) From the author of the international bestseller Incendiary comes a haunting novel about the tenuous friendship that blooms between two disparate strangers—one an illegal Nigerian refugee, the other a recent … Continue reading Book Club December: Little Bee by Chris Cleave

Book Club November: Breakfast of Champions by Kurt Vonnegut

Title: Breakfast of Champions Author: Kurt Vonnegut Publisher:  Dell Publishing Page Count: 303 Publication Date: 1999 Category/Genre: Fiction, Classics, Science Fiction, Humor, Literature Good Reads Rating: ★★★★☆ (4.07) In Breakfast of Champions, one of Kurt Vonnegut’s most beloved characters, the aging writer Kilgore Trout, finds to his horror that a Midwest car dealer is taking his fiction as truth. What follows … Continue reading Book Club November: Breakfast of Champions by Kurt Vonnegut

October BookClub: Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen

Author: Sara Gruen Publisher:  Algonquin Books Page Count: 335 Publication Date: 2007 Category/Genre: Fiction, Historical Fiction, Romance Good Reads Rating: ★★★★☆ (4.08) An atmospheric, gritty, and compelling novel of star-crossed lovers, set in the circus world circa 1932, by the bestselling author of Riding Lessons. When Jacob Jankowski, recently orphaned and suddenly adrift, jumps onto a passing train, he … Continue reading October BookClub: Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen

September BookClub: The Dovekeepers by Alice Hoffman

Author: Alice Hoffman Publisher:  Simon and Schuster Page Count: 504 Publication Date: 2001 Category/Genre: Fiction, Historical Fiction, Magical Realism Good Reads Rating: ★★★★☆ (4.04) Over five years in the writing, The Dovekeepers is Alice Hoffman’s most ambitious and mesmerizing novel, a tour de force of imagination and research, set in ancient Israel. In 70 C.E., nine hundred Jews held … Continue reading September BookClub: The Dovekeepers by Alice Hoffman

August BookClub: Life of Pi by Yann Martel

Title:  Life of Pi Author: Yann Martel Publisher:  Seal Books Page Count: 460 Publication Date: 2001 Category/Genre: Fiction, Classics, Fantasy, Adventure Good Reads Rating: ★★★★☆ (3.9) Life of Pi is a fantasy adventure novel by Yann Martel published in 2001. The protagonist, Piscine Molitor “Pi” Patel, a Tamil boy from Pondicherry, explores issues of spirituality and practicality from an early … Continue reading August BookClub: Life of Pi by Yann Martel

July Bookclub: Animal Farm by George Orwell

Title:  Animal Farm Author: George Orwell Publisher:  Mass Market Paperback Page Count: 144 Publication Date: 1945 Category/Genre: Fiction, Classics, Dystopia, Fantasy, Academic, Politics Good Reads Rating: ★★★★☆ (3.92) A farm is taken over by its overworked, mistreated animals. With flaming idealism and stirring slogans, they set out to create a paradise of progress, justice, and equality. Thus the stage is … Continue reading July Bookclub: Animal Farm by George Orwell

June BookClub: The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

Title:  The Alchemist Author: Paulo Coelho Publisher:  HarperCollins Page Count: 197 Publication Date: 1988 Category/Genre: Fiction, Classics, Fantasy, Inspirational, Philosophy, Mysticism Good Reads Rating: ★★★★☆ (3.85) Paulo Coelho’s masterpiece tells the mystical story of Santiago, an Andalusian shepherd boy who yearns to travel in search of a worldly treasure. His quest will lead him to riches far different—and far more … Continue reading June BookClub: The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho