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

May BookClub: Suicide Club by Rachel Heng

Title:  Suicide Club Author: Rachel Heng Publisher: Henry Holt and Co. Page Count: 339 Publication Date: 2018 Category/Genre: Fiction, Science Fiction, Adult Fiction. Dystopia Good Reads Rating: ★★★☆☆ (3.32) In this debut set in near future NYC—where lives last 300 years and the pursuit of immortality is all-consuming—Lea must choose between her estranged father and her chance to … Continue reading May BookClub: Suicide Club by Rachel Heng

April Bookclub: Faithful by Alice Hoffman

Title:  Faithful Author: Alice Hoffman Publisher:  Simon Schuster Page Count: 258 Publication Date: 2016 Category/Genre: Fiction, Contemporary, Adult Fiction Good Reads Rating: ★★★★☆ (3.99) Growing up on Long Island, Shelby Richmond is an ordinary girl until one night an extraordinary tragedy changes her fate. Her best friend’s future is destroyed in an accident, while Shelby walks away … Continue reading April Bookclub: Faithful by Alice Hoffman