Friday, June 19, 2009

New Reading List Posted!

We selected our next 6 books to read at last night's meeting.

They are:
August 20-The Glass Castle by Jeanette Walls-our nod to a memoir
September 17-Unaccustomed Earth by Jhumpa Lahiri-our nod to a cultural novel
October 15-The Lace Reader by Brunonia Barry-our nod to a "riveting" novel
November 19-Ladies of Liberty by Cokie Roberts-our nod to a non-fiction work
December 17-A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving-our nod to an American writer
January 21-Villette by Charlotte Bronte-our nod to a classic novel

We will need hosts for each month (remember we can always meet up at a fun new restaurant to help "stimulate" the economy). We will stick with the 3rd Thursday of each month to meet, so block your calendars now so you can come to book club.

Please post on the blog! We need more ownership. Tell us what you are reading outside of book club. Also email or post if you can host a particular month so I can mark it off.

Happy Reading!

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

May's Meeting

Meeting was called to order at 6:20 p.m.
Those present were Ashley Smart who ate a turkey pastrami sandwich with sweet potato chips,
Bethany Hutchins who had an oriental chicken salad and sipped on a blackberry orange lemonade, Mindy Udall who had a chiken pesto sandwich with a wildflower salad and Katie Dial who enjoyed her oriental chicken salad.

Restaurant was chilly
Weather was windy and overcast and smelled of rain.
the booth adjacent to us needs reupholstery help

Katie led the discussion and posed various questions to the group regarding the novel "The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society".

"Reading good books ruins you for enjoying bad books." We sat next to another book club and they took down our book title for consideration. Please visit the website to enter our book club for a FREE TRIP to Guernsey. Involve all you know who have ever attended or considered book club.

June's meeting hosted by Amy and we are reading "The Outliers" by Malcolm Gladwell. Please bring 2-4 book suggestions to throw into the mix so we can decide our next 6 months at the June meeting. July's novel is "The Road" by Cormac McCarthy.

Submitted by
Mindy Udall

Thursday, March 26, 2009

April Book Gathering

please join us on thursday, april 16th at 6:30 p.m. at the liberty market in downtown gilbert for dinner and discussion. liberty market is located at 230 n. gilbert road @ page street. look for the retro signage. we will be discussing the novel the girls (see prior post for author name and article on conjoined twins). i will be sending out an evite as well so we know who is coming. thanks to elizabeth for hosting.

Monday, March 23, 2009

Information on Conjoined Twins

In light of our next novel The Girls by Lori Lansens
I thought you would be interested in some information about the subject matter.

Elizabeth will get us all details regarding the time and location of the next discussion.

Book Club for March

Thanks to Amanda for hosting a great night out at Urban Tea Loft. What a fabulous place. The food was amazing (although it took a bit to get it to us) and the tea was magnificent. The owner Glynnis and her daughter Zhayer were so nice and loved holding Lincoln. I think we all drank a few more than 3 cups. Amanda had questions prepared as well as a goody basket for the girls who answered questions correctly. We had some rich discussion and were unanimous that this book rocked the teapot. Can't wait to get back but remember to bring ca$h as they can't split checks when your party has more than 5. ???

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

elizabeth hall hosting in april-update!

elizabeth has graciously offered up her home for our april gathering! thank you elizabeth. here is the low down


happy reading! we have about 2 weeks to finish up Three Cups of Tea. Happy reading!

Monday, March 2, 2009

katie dial volunteers to host in may!

katie dial stepped up to the plate and volunteered to host book club in may. thank you katie. she lives in the far east (aka queen creek) but the drive will be worth it since i hear katie is the ultimate hostess. we still have openings for april and july. let me know if you would like to host. you should now be reading (or almost done) with three cups of tea for march. we are meeting on the 19th at amanda's. see you all there.
p.s. for those of you who don't know our dear bethany brown hutchins is expecting a little one this fall! can't wait to meet him/her.