The next six months of the book club were kind of hit and miss for me. Either I had something come up and I missed the meeting or I didn't even have time to start the book. But right now, what I find I am really enjoying about the group is that it's an interesting way to get to know people. Here's a group of people I know nothing about except their taste in and take on the books we read. It's just very enlightening in that way.
So here's what we've been reading:
The Thirteenth Tale--Even though I thought the story was predictable, I really did get into the story and enjoyed the style. I would never have picked this up if not for the book club, so this one was a happy surprise.
Olive Kitteridge--I was really excited to read this one but being in between two holidays I never even had time to read it. It's on my to-be-read list though.
Catcher in the Rye--After reading the Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society where the characters in the book club would each read a different book and tell the group about it, we decided to see if that kind of thing could actually work. So we each chose a classic and I chose one I should have read a long time ago. I loved the meeting and would really like us to do it again. I just don't think anyone else enjoyed it.
Too Much Tuscan Sun--This was a nonfiction book and the first one I just didn't finish. I liked the structure that alternated between the Tuscan tour guide/author's outings and local history. But I found the stories to be mostly making fun of Americans, but not saying anything I haven't heard so many times before. I'll finish this one eventually, but it's shelved for now.
Ireland--The month came and gone before I even knew what we were reading.
The next month we had too many conflicts so we skipped.
Overall, some interesting reads. We'll see what the next six months brings...