Book Club

Welcome to the space for the Breakdancing Bookworms! We started out with four people in the board room of my local library and now are up to eight to ten bookworms meeting in homes, restaurants, coffee shops, anywhere. We meet every six to eight weeks. Basically, we meet when every one has finished the book and we check our calendars for the best time to get together. We tried a regularly scheduled time in the beginning but too often someone couldn’t make it. And when there is only four of you, you really feel the absence of the missing bookworm. We’d love to meet more often because we have such a great time together, but life in general keeps us from gathering too frequently so we go with what we can.

The name came up when we created a facebook group to communicate. Jenna, a bookworm who no longer joins us, probably cause we are old and lame and she is not, thought up the name and it stuck. Probably because we were too apathetic to do anything about it.

Here is a list of what we’ve read:

The Help by Kathryn Stockett
The Autobiography of Santa Claus as told to Jeff Guinn by Jeff Guinn
A Reliable Wife by Robert Goolrick
Caper by Lawrence Saunders
Winnie the Pooh by A. A. Milne
The Lord of the Rings (The Fellowship of the Ring) by J.R.R. Tolkien
Batman: Whatever Happened to the Caped Crusader by Neil Gaiman and Andy Kubert
Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
Mr. Popper’s Penguins
Fallen by Lauren Kate
The Widow by Jessica Smith (a short story by one of our book club members)
A Lesson Before Dying by Ernest Gaines
The Legend of Holly Claus by Brittany Ryan
Cleopatra’s Daughter by Michelle Moran
Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer
Jayber Crow by Wendel Berry
The Memory Keeper’s Daughter by Kim Edwards
Walking Across Egypt by Clyde Edgerton
Til We Have Faces by C. S. Lewis
Killing Lincoln by Bill O’Rielley
The End of Your Life Book Club by Will Schwalbe
The Book Thief by Marcus Zusak
A Severe Mercy by Sheldon Vanauken
To the Golden Shore (The life of Adoniram Judson) by Courtney Anderson
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith
Deep River by Shusaku Endo
Illusion by Frank Peretti
Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline
Gifted Hands  by Dr. Ben Carson
Killing Jesus   by Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard
A Circle of Quiet by Madeleine L’Engle
The Last Trail by Zane Grey
Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand
The Princess Bride by William Goldman
House Girl by Tara Conklin
The Storied Life of AJ Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin
Breakfast at Tiffany’s by Truman Capote
The 101 Dalmations by Dodie Smith
Parnassus on Wheels by Christoper Morley
The Haunted Bookshop by Christopher Morley
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
At Home in Mitford by Jan Karon
Never Turn Your Back on an Angus Cow by Dr. Jan Pol
The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield
The Last Battle by C.S. Lewis
Gilead by Marilynne Robinson

One thought on “Book Club

  1. As an “almost” member, I am delighted to say I have read a good many of the books on your list! I look forward to becoming a part of this delightful group!

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