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 was only four of us, we really felt the absence of the missing bookworm. (There are 12 of us now). 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.

Books 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
The Nine Tailors by Dorothy Sayers
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
Ordinary Grace by William Kent Kruegar
Death and the Penguin by Andre Kurkov
My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You she’s Sorry by  Fredrik Backman
Camino Island by John Grisham
The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper by Phaedra Patrick
The White Stag by Kate Seredy
The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah
We Are All Welcome Here by Elizabeth Berg
The Bookman’s Tale by Charlie Lovett
Peace Like a River by Leif Enger
The Zookeeper’s Wife by Diane Ackerman
The Book of Hours by T. Davis Bunn
The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
Bel Canto by Ann Patchett
The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah
The Cuckoos Calling by Robert Galbraith
Last Christmas in Paris by Hazel Gaynor and Heather Webb
The Man in the Iron Mask by Alexandre Dumas
84 Charing Cross Road by Helene Hanff
The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein
Inheritance by Dani Shapiro
State of Wonder by Ann Patchett
Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate
Educated by Tara Westover
Olive Again by Elizabeth  Strout
The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes by Suzanne Collins
Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance
A Woman is No Man by Etaf Rum
The Day the World Came to Town by Jim DeFede
The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
Outliers by Malcom Gladwell
The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Murial Barbery

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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