Seaside Book Club – July Book Chat, August Selection, 2020 Dates

by Deborah Rogers –

Our first online Book Club went really well – thank you to everyone who ‘tuned in’. Everyone shared the title and a few thoughts about a book they’ve read recently and I thought I would share that list with you all. As always it’s a varied group of readers which means a varied list of recommendations, but noticeable is how many of us had been reading non-fiction.

There’s great enthusiasm to keep the group going as best we can, even if we can’t meet in person or use the library’s book club sets for now. The decision was made to read a classic book for next month, something that is outside of copyright and therefore available for anyone to borrow (and in many places free to download). At our August Zoom meeting we’ll be discussing The Mysterious Affair at Styles by Agatha Christie. You can borrow it from the VIRL digital collection or find it on Kindle, Kobo or likely at Beacon Books in Sidney. 

I’ll send out a meeting reminder ahead of the next meeting on August 11 with a prompt to RSVP if you wish to receive the Zoom link.

Member Recommended Books

Bless Me, Ultima by Rudolfo Anaya (fiction) 

The Dishwasher by Stéphane Larue (fiction)* 

Bushrunner:The Adventures of Pierre-Esprit Radisson by Mark Bourrie (non fiction)

The Splendid and the Vile: A Saga of Churchill, Family, and Defiance During the Blitzby Erik Larson (non fiction)* 

The Hiding Place by Corrie Ten Boom (non fiction) 

Mistaken Identity: Two Families, One Survivor, Unwavering Hope by Don Van Ryn (non fiction) 

Truth Be Told by Beverley McLachlin (memoir)* 

The Widows of Malabar Hill by Sujata Massey (fiction) 

The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay by Michael Chabon (fiction) 

Circe by Madeline Miller (fiction)* 

5 Days at Memorial: Life & Death in a Storm Ravaged Hospital by Sheri Fink (Non fiction) 

Broken Greek by Pete Paphides (memoir) *Strong recommends!

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