2021 Monthly Book Club

August Book Club: Sourdough

This book was so fun and there were several points in the story that I had to remind myself that it’s a fictional story and not a biography (like when the starter took over everything). Lois is a relatable character, taking a job because she is good at it and then working hard because that’s …

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May Book Club: Mexican Gothic

This month we read Mexican Gothic, which won the GoodReads award for Horror in 2020. As I turned the pages of the final chapter, I realized that I wanted more from this book than it was prepared to give me. I wanted to feel the house entangle itself around Noemí, choking her desire to leave, …

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April Book Club: Reverie

Perhaps one of the reasons that I enjoyed this book so much is that the idea of a Reverie speaks to me on a fundamental level. Portal literature, or literature where the main character starts in “the real world” and then falls down a hole (Alice in Wonderland), goes though a mirror (Through the Looking …

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March Book Club: The Bride Test

The Bride Test was one of those books that fell into my lap (aka reading mood) at the right time. This is one of those books that would not have worked as well if Helen Hoang (the author) didn’t have Asperger’s Syndrome herself; her characters would have lacked the authenticity that goes hand in hand …

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January Book Club: Kindred

Oh. My. Goodness. I don’t even know where to start on this book, so let’s start with the piece I was looking forward to the most: time travel. Time travel, something that often looks different depending on the story and rules that contradict each other. In general, there is typically a mentality that what you …

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