I’ve been in the same book club for over 15 years. It started, with me logging into MeetUp to find like-minded readers. The people I interact with once a month are like no others in my circle of friends and that is what makes them so special to me.
They have become friends, but the only thing I know about some of them is their first name and what they think about the books we read. The discussions are always invigorating. If you are a reader and aren’t in a book club yet, seek one out. It is well worth the effort.
I’m a constant reader and Goodreads user. Here are some “book club” books I’ve read in the past three months. If they look good to you, check them out. (See what I did there.) 🙂
Ready Player One took me back to the 80’s with the descriptions of the computer/video games. It was smart and thought provoking story based in the year 2044. The lonely world depicted, can be compared to the present day trends the world is moving towards. It combines nerdy computer speak with likeable characters. I really enjoyed the read.
I’m not going to suggest the next book because although I enjoyed it, it wasn’t a knock out. Also, the majority of my book clubbers had a strong dislike for the book. The Miniaturist is set in Amsterdam and this is what saved it for me. It was nice to learn about the city in the 18th century. The second half was disappointing and the ending was a LARGE disappointment.
If you want to laugh at a great book, pick the Relic Master. This is about a sixteenth-century relic hunter and the artist Albrecht Dürer who conspire to fabricate Christ’s burial shroud. The history is amazingly correct, but the dry humor is the BEST. I highly recommend this book.