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:
A House in the Cerulean Sea by T.J. Klune

Recommended Book List


June: Jena - A House in the Cerulean Sea by T.J. Klune

May: Nicky - Silver Enigma: An ISC Fleet Novel by Rock Whitehouse

April: Judy - Starter Villain by John Scalzi

March: Allison - The Three-Body Problem, Book 1 by Cixin Liu

February: Charlotte - A Psalm for the Wild-Built by Becky Chambers

January: Joyce - Light From Uncommon Stars by Ryka Aoki


October: Cara - Astrophysics for People in a Hurry by Neil DeGrasse Tyson

September: Nicole - Her Majesty's Royal Coven: A Novel by Juno Dawson

August: Allison - Everyone in My Family Has Killed Someone: A Novel by Benjamin Stevenson

July: Nicky - Wench by Maxine Kaplan

June: Jena - Legends and Lattes by Travis Baldree

May: Judy - Hester by Laurie Lico Albanese

April: Allison - A Desolation Called Peace by Arkady Martine

March: Charlotte - A Memory Called Empire by Arkady Martine

February: Nicole - Bravely by Maggie Stiefvater

January: Cara - Imaginable: How to See the Future Coming and Feel Ready for Anything Even Things That Seem Impossible Today by Jane McGonigal


November: Joyce - Gallant by V.E. Schwab

October: Nicole - Anxious People by Fredrik Backman

September: Judy - All Good People Heres by Ashley Flower

August: Nicole - The Midnight Library: A Novel by Matt Haig

July: Allison - Sorcery of Thorns by Margaret Rogerson

June: Cara - The Only Woman in the Room by Marie Benedict

May: Nicky - The Ruin of Kings by Jen Lyons

April: Charlotte - Wee Free Men by Terry Pratchett

March: Joyce - The Changeling: A Novel by Victor LaValle

February: Jena - Under the Whispering Door by TJ Klune

January: Cara - The Poisoner's Handbook by Deborah Blum


November: Alcina - The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah

October: Judy - The Last Graduate by Naomi Novik

September: Cara - Stay Sexy & Don't Get Murdered: The Definitive How-To Guide by Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark

August: Nicole - A Deadly Education by Naomi Novik

July: Allison - Broken: in the Best Possible Way by Jenny Lawson

June: Nicky - Harrow the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir

May: Charlotte - Gideon the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir

April: Jena - Binti: The Complete Trilogy by Nnedi Okorafor

March: Heather - When the Moon Was Ours by Anna-Marie McLemore

February: Joyce - The Essex Serpent: A Novel by Sarah Perry

January: Alcina - Major Pettigrew's Last Stand: A Novel by Helen Simonson


November: Judy - Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi

October: Cara - Dark Matter by Blake Crouch

September: Nicole - This Is How You Lose the Time War by Amal El Mohtar and Max Gladstone

August: Allison - A Dirty Job: A Novel by Christopher Moore

July: Nicky - The Dark Vineyard by Martin Walker
15th Anniversary!

June: Charlotte - The Song of Achilles: A Novel by Madeline Miller

May: Joyce - The Sweetness At The Bottom of the Pie by Alan Bradley

April: Jena - Etiquette & Espionage by Gail Carriger

March: Heather - Why We're Polarized by Ezra Klein

February: Alcina - A Gentleman in Moscow: A Novel by Amor Towles

January: Judy - All the Light We Cannot See: A Novel by Anthony Doerr


November: Cara - The Invisible Library by Genevieve Cogman

October: Nicole - The Calculating Stars by Mary Robinette Kowal
     It is a prequel to a short story she wrote a few years ago, The Lady Astronaut of Mars, so for extra credit you can read it as well. However it is not necessary to understand or enjoy the book.

September: Alison - Neverwhere: A Novel by Neil Gaiman

August: Nicky - Halting State by Charles Stross

July: Charlotte - In Other Lands by Sarah Rees Brennan

June: Joyce - Sourdough by Robin Sloan

May: Jena - Wild Seed (The Patternist Series Book 1) by Octavia E. Butler

April: Heather - A Great Task of Happiness: The Life of Kathleen Scott by Louisa Young

March: Alcina - Educated: A Memoir by Tara Westover

February: Judy - The Last Train to Istanbul by Ayse Kulin

January: Nicole - The Rise and Fall of D.O.D.O. by Neal Stephenson and Nicole Galland


November: Jena -
The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden

October: Allison - Tribe: On Homecoming and Belonging by Sebastian Junger

September: Nicky - Hounded: The Iron Druid Chronicles by Kevin Hearne

August: Charlotte - The Miseducation of Cameron Post by emily m. danforth

July: Joyce - The Eyre Affair: A Thursday Next Novel by Jasper Fforde

June: Cara -
The Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America's Shining Women by Kate Moore

May: Heather -
Clockwork Boys (Clocktaur War Book 1) by T. Kingfisher

April: Alcina -
Smoke: A Novel by Dan Vyleta

March: Joyce -
Hild: A Novel (The Light of the World Trilogy) by Nicola Griffith

February: Judy -
The Girl With All the Gifts by M.R. Carey

January: Jena -
The Fifth Season (The Broken Earth Book 1) by N. K. Jemisin


November: Cara -
Choke by Lisa Towles

October: Heather - Summer in Orcus by T. Kingfisher (Ursula Vernon)

September: Charlotte - Down Among the Sticks and Bones by Seanan McGuire

August: Collie - Why Civil Resistance Works: The Strategic Logic of Nonviolent Conflict by Erica Chenoweth and Maria Stephan

July: Nicole - Uprooted by Naomi Novik

June: Deirdre - Walkaway by Cory Doctorow

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


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


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


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


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


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


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 Jeth

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


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
5th Anniversary!

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


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


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


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


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


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


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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