Saturday, March 17, 2012

The Nominees Are...

Tomorrow night is our March Book Club Meeting.  We'll have some food, share some laughs, watch Rory's shenanigans, and ultimately get around to discussing "Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children," by Ransom Briggs.  Then we talk about what we want to read next month.  This is the part of the evening where everyone turns to stare at Rebecca T. who is the unofficial book club leader.  I think it's her graduate schooling and interest in being a librarian or professor that subconsciously calls us to lean on her for her suggestions.  She normally has several and they all sound great.  Most of us chime in with a suggestion or two and we go with whatever seems to interest the group the most at that moment.  This month, I thought we'd round up the suggestions in advance and share them with you.  We're also interested in your suggestions as well.  We'll post the "winner" next Saturday.

So far, Rebecca has two suggestions for next month.  I imagine she'll have more by tomorrow night.  She nominates"The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society"  by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows because it is one of her favorite books of all time. She said, it's different than anything else we've read so far. It's a wonderful historical fiction with characters that just come to life through their letters. Or, if we want to stay in the YA family, she recommend "Haunting Violet" by Alyxandra Harvey which is about a girl whose mother pretends to be a medium and it turns out that Violet is the one who can actually see ghosts.

Jess B. and Rachel suggest "Fever," the sequel to our December pick, "Wither," by Lauren Destefano.  Rachel has already read it and thought it was even better than the original.

Jess P.  suggests, "A Temptation of Angels," by Michelle Zink, since it's being released this week and Michelle was a great supporter of our store.

I am up for all of these choices but I'd also like to suggest, "Bumped," by Megan McCafferty.  "Bumped," is a dystopian set in the future where a virus has rendered everyone over the age of 18 infertile.  Thus, teenagers are forced to procreate to keep the population going.  Despite being a dystopian, this book features McCafferty's offbeat humor and social commentary.

What do you guys suggest?  Let us know by commenting below.

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