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It Was the Best of Times, It Was the Worst of Times… August 4, 2008

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I know, I know, it’s been a while since my last post. I’ve been mired in a sea of depression. Last Thursday was school registration day. That’s right – my summer is going to end in 16 days. Sigh.

On a much more positive note, Thursday was also BOOK CLUB NIGHT! I LOVE our little book club – we have the greatest bunch of gals ever. We laugh, we cry, we mock our husbands…we even discuss books every once in a while! We didn’t actually read a book this month, we were just searching out new and interesting books to read in the coming year. Since we’re a book club on a budget, we schedule our books way in advance so that everyone has a chance to check them out at the library or find them at bargain stores. We also try to work in a variety of genres and read some books that take us out of our comfort zones a little. And because we’re all mommies, we throw in some juvenile literature for good measure, too.

Without further ado, I present to you our list of books for the 2008-2009 book club season:

August – The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan

September – The Red Tent by Anita Diamont (I’m way excited about this one!)

October – Bel Canto by Ann Patchett (This one sounds like a lot of fun.)

November – The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch

December – Seriously? You think we have time to read in December?

January – Gift From the Sea by Anne Morrow Lindbergh

February – A History of Joseph Smith by His Mother

March – Fablehaven by Brandon Mull

April – The Bookseller of Kabul (I can’t wait for this one!)

May – The Last Promise by Richard Paul Evans (I’m not a huge RPE fan, we’ll have to see how this one is.)

June – A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

And here are a few books that didn’t make the cut this year, but I’ll be reading anyway because they sound so good:

An Ordinary Man by Paul Rusesabagna – This is his autobiography. And if you haven’t seen the movie “Hotel Rwanda” yet, you have really missed out. It’s a must see in my opinion.

The Namesake by ????

So, what do you think? Did we choose good books? I may have to suffer through the pain and despair of summer being over, but at least I’ll always have book club.

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One Response to “It Was the Best of Times, It Was the Worst of Times…”

  1. Ker Says:

    Sounds like a good list. My friend in Lakeshore is reading the Fablehaven books and absolutely loves them. I’ve heard the last lecture by Randy Pausch and it’s fantastic. I found out we have a book club in my ward so I’ll post what i’m reading on my blog for you too!


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