There’s no need to go to the trouble of getting a large group together for a book group each month (unless you want to). I have a book group for two, and it’s going just fine. Here were our book selections for January through March:
The Wolf Road by Beth Lewis
This book was in one word intense! A stubborn little seven year old has been left in the care of her Nana while her parents head north in search for gold and a better life. While it sounds set in the past it’s actually the future where the Big Damn Stupid has turned back the clock to a time without cell phones and computers; the elements, a small cabin, and your wits are all that’s left in a world continually scarred by the hand of nature and evil men. After a storm separates her and her Nana she meets Trapper and gets a new name: Elka. As the years quickly pass by Elka learns from Trapper how to survive, but everything is not what it seems. Once Elka discovers Trapper’s true nature she sets off to find her parents in the north, but Trapper isn’t too far behind and won’t let her go that easily. Before I give too much away there’s more characters and adventure, but it’s dark and twisted and wonderful; it’s a read you won’t regret spending your time on!
The Comet Seekers by Helen Sedgwick
The comets trace the story of Róisín and François crossing their paths until they come together. A story of connection, of love, of loss; when we find ourselves broken then remade. Two people will stitch each other back together across time and space. Chapters jump back and forth between past and present, but always when a comet is in the sky. Beautiful and magical; the only thing I struggled with was the lack of quotation marks when characters are talking, but that’s always been hard for me. Basically just forces me to read slower.
The Sisters Brothers by Patrick Dewitt
The best way to describe this was if True Grit was written by Christopher Moore. Eli and Charlie Sisters are henchmen for the Commodore and on their newest assignment Eli starts to question his choice of career and begins asking himself what he really wants. It had just the right amount of adventure, a bit gruesome at times, and the characters had heart…well some of them. I just adored Eli. It was an all-around great western! And set to become a movie starring Joaquin Phoenix, John C. Reilly, and Jake Gyllenhaal.
Our book selections for April through June; check back for reviews in early July!
- Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ’s Childhood Pal by Christopher Moore
- The Princess Bride by William Goldman
- The People We Hate at the Wedding by Grant Ginder
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~ posted by Kara P.