So, partly due to a long-held longing and partly to do with a particular book reading, we are announcing the creation of the...


Last-Monday-Of-The-Month Book Club


So you know what you're getting into...

There are no restrictions on genre.
If you pick the book, you get to host the discussion.
You've got to keep coming (no just showing up for books you like).
We meet at 7pm...and officially go til 9pm, but I don't think we've gotten out that early yet.


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This Month's Book:
All Our Wrong Todays: A Novel by Elan Mastai


Recommended Book List

2017

May: Allison - All Our Wrong Todays: A Novel by Elan Mastai

April: Nicky -
The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien

March: Alcina -
The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman

February: Joyce -
Hagseed by Margaret Atwood and Nutshell by Ian McEwan

January: Judy -
The Thirteenth Tale: A Novel by Diane Setterfield

2016

November: Heather -
Princesses Behaving Badly: Real Stories from History Without the Fairy-Tale Endings by Linda Rodriguez McRobbie

October: Cara -
The Idea Factory: Bell Labs the the Great Age of American Innovation by Jon Gertner

September: Jena -
The Queen of the Tearling: A Novel by Erika Johansen

August: Charlotte -
Lovecraft Country: A Novel by Matt Ruff

July: Collie -
Cure: A Journey into the Science of Mind Over Body by Jo Marchant

June: Nicole -
The Magicians by Lev Grossman

May: Deirdre -
Secrets by Margaret McGaffey Fisk

April: Allison -
Court of Fives by Kate Elliott

March: Nicky -
Midnight Riot by Ben Aaronovitch

February: Alcina -
Tell the Wolves I'm Home by Carol Rifka Brunt

January: Joyce -
Radiance: A Novel by Catherynne M. Valente

2015

November: Collie -
To Write Like a Woman: Essays in Feminism and Science Fiction by Joanna Russ

October: Heather - The Secret History of Wonder Woman by Jill Lepore

September: Cara - Travels with Charley in Search of America by John Steinbeck

August: Jena - The Gospel of Loki by Joanne M. Harris

July: Charlotte - Angry Housewives Eating Bon Bons by Lorna Landvik
10th Anniversary!

June: Judy - A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness

May: Nicole - The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August by Claire North

April: Allison - The Lathe of Heaven by Ursula K. Le Guin

March: Nicky - Double Star by Robert Heinlein

February: Deirdre - Chalice by Robin McKinley

January: Alcina - Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell by Susanna Clarke

2014

November: Joyce - The Dervish House by Ian Mcdonald

October: Heather - Diamond Age by Neal Stephenson

September: Collie - The Gift of Danger: Lessons from Aikido by Mary Stein

August: Cara - The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion

July: Judy - The Golum and the Jinni by Helene Wecker

June: Jena - Annihilation by Jeff VanderMeer

May: Nicole - Mr. Penumbra's 24-hour Bookstore: A Novel by Robin Sloan

April: Allison - Thrive: The Third Metric to Redefining Success and Creating a Life of Well-Being, Wisdom, and Wonder by Arianna Huffington

March: Nicky - The Improbable Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by John Joseph Adams

February: Charlotte - Code Name Verity by Elizabeth E. Wein

January: Deirdre - Tallgrass by Sandra Dallas

2013

November: Alcina - Five Quarters of the Orange by Joanne Harris

October: Joyce - The Quantum Thief by Hannu Rajaniemi

September: Heather - Miss Buncle's Book by D.E. Stevenson

August: Cara - The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot

July: Jena - The Twentieth Wife by Indu Sundaresan

June: Judy - The Age of Miracles by Karen Thompson Walker

May: Nicole - The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

April: Allison - A History of the World in Six Glasses by Tom Standage

March: Nicky - Where'd You Go, Bernadette: A Novel by Maria Semple

Febuary: Charlotte - The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making by Catherynne Valente
     I'm including a link to an essay she wrote about her thoughts while writing the series. The essay is written as part of the lead up to the launch of the second book, so it's got some pseudo-spoilers for book one, so you might want to wait till you're done with the book to read it. Or not. Up to you really. Either way, it made me look at the books a little differently, and I kinda like that.

January: Alcina - The Wool Omnibus by Hugh Howey

2012

November: Heather - The War of Art by Stephen Pressfeld

October: Joyce - The WindupGirl by Paolo Bacigalupi

September: Collie - Woman & Nature: The Roaring Inside Her by Susan Griffin

August: Nicole - Redshirts: A Novel with Three Codas by John Scalzi

July: Judy - Three Junes by Julia Glass

June: Allison - Let's Pretend This Never Happened: (A Mostly True Memoir) by Jenny Lawson (The Bloggess)

May: Nicky - Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor

April: Charlotte - The Devil's Mixtape by Mary Borsellino

March: Alcina - The Lacuna by Barbara Kingsolver

February: Heather - The Thief by Megan Whalen Turner

January: Collie - A Paradise Built in Hell: The Extraordinary Communities That Arise in Disaster by Rebecca Solnit

2011

December: NO BOOK

November: Nicole - Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

October: Judy - Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

September: Allison - State of Wonder by Ann Patchett

August: Nicky - Death and Judgment by Donna Leon

July: Alcina - Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton

June: Collie - Sex at Dawn: The Prehistoric Origins of Modern Sexuality by Christopher Ryan and Cacilda Jethá

May: Charlotte - Passage by Connie Willis

April: Nicole - Among Others by Jo Walton

March: Judy - Gunn's Golden Rules: Life's Little Lessons for Making itWork by Tim Gunn

February: Heather - Reality is Broken by Jane McGonigal

January: Allison - Room: A Novel by Emma Donoghue

2010

December: NO BOOK

November: Nicky - Sway: The Irresistible Pull of Irrational Behavior by Rom Brafman

October: Alcina - The Other by David Guterson

September: Charlotte - Magic for Beginners by Kelly Link

August: Heather - The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery

July: Nicole - Boneshaker by Cherie Priest

June: Judy - The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson

May: Allison - I Am American and So Can You by Stephen Colbert

April: Nicky - Judgment of Caesar: A Novel of Ancient Rome by Steven Saylor

March: Alcina - A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving

February: Charlotte - How to Buy a Love of Reading by Tanya Egan Gibson

January: Heather - The Magician's Elephant by Kate DiCamillo

2009

December: NO BOOK

November: Kathleen - Here, There Be Dragons by James A. Owen

October: Nicole - Buddy Holly is Alive and Well on Ganymede by Bradley Denton

September: Alcina - The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein

August: Bonni - Bright Lights, Big City by Jay McInerney

July: Charlotte - It's Not a Genuine Black Man: My Life as anOutsider by Brian Copeland

June: Heather - Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

May: Judy - Death by Chick Lit by Lynn Harris

April: Allison - A Secret History by Donna Tartt

March: Nicky - The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal by Christopher Moore

February: Nicole - Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West by Gregory Maguire

January: Alcina - Implacable Order of Things by Jose Luis Peixoto

2008

December: NO BOOK

November: Bonni - Seventeenth Summer by Maureen Daly

October: Judy - Twilight by Stephanie Meyer

September: Heather - Hunting and Gathering by Anna Gavalda

August: Charlotte - Yarn Harlot: The Secret Life of a Knitter by Stephanie Pearl-McPhee

July: Nicole - Good Omens by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett

June: Alcina - The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch

May: Bonni - The Thorn Birds by Colleen McCullough

April: Judy - The Sweet Potato Queens' Book of Love: A Fallen Southern Belle's Look at love, Life, Men, Marriage, and Being Prepared by Jill Conner Browne

March: Heather - Eat, Pray, Love: One Woman's Search for Everything across Italy, India and Indonesia by Elizabeth Gilbert

February: Charlotte - World War Z by Max Brooks

January: Deirdre - About Alice by Calvin Trillin

2007

December: NO BOOK

November: NO BOOK

October: Bonni - The Good Times Are Killing Me by Lynda Barry

September: Nicky - A Song for Arbonne by Guy Gavriel Kay

August: Judy - A Girl Named Zippy: Growing Up Small in Mooreland, Indiana by Haven Kimmel

July: Charlotte - Drinking: a Love Story by Caroline Knapp

June: Deirdre - Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde

May: Bonni - Jaka's Story by Dave Sim and Gerhard

April: Michele - Pillars of the Earth by Kenneth Follett

March: Judy - Then We Came To The End by Joshua Ferris

February: Heather - Heat: An Amateur's Adventures as Kitchen Slave, Line Cook, Pasta-Maker, and Apprentice to a Dante-Quoting Butcher in Tuscany by Bill Buford

January: Charlotte - The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield

2006

December: NO BOOK

November: NO BOOK

October: Nicky - Kiss My Tiara by Susan Jane Gilman

September: Deirdre - The Chosen by Chaim Potok

August: Bonni - Jitterbug Perfume by Tom Robbins

July: Judy - My Sister's Keeper by Jodi Picoult

June: Audrey - Tropic of Cancer by Henry Miller

May: NO BOOK

April: Charlotte - Illegible Address by Denver Butson

March: Nicky - The Beekeeper's Apprentice by Laurie R. King

February: Dolores - The Year Of Yes by Maria Dahvana Headley

January: Deirdre - Nor Crystal Tears by Alan Dean Foster

2005

December: NO BOOK

November: Bonni - Winter's Tale by Mark Helprin
(meeting 2nd Monday of December)

October: Julie - The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd
(meeting 1st Wednesday of November)

September: Judy - Inextinguishable Symphony: A True Story of Music and Love in Nazi Germany by Martin Goldsmith

August: Audrey - Little Big by John Crowley

July: Charlotte - Angry Housewives Eating Bon Bons by Lorna Landvik


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