The Wednesday Night Book Club Is Now Called...
January 12, 2011
Eclectic Readers Book Club
The reason behind the name change is to give prospective attendees an idea of what we’re all about. We read fiction, non-fiction, classics, bestsellers, and the occasional young adult or juvenile book. I love it when someone tells me they were captivated by a particular book, but they never would have read it or even realized it existed if it wasn’t for this book club. Some popular books we’ve read in the past include Half- Broke Horses by Jeannette Walls, The Help by Kathryn Stockett, and Look Me in the Eye by John Elder Robison.
We meet on the 4th Wednesday of the month at 7:00 p.m. The books are available at the Blue Ridge Branch. Here’s a list of what we’re reading in the upcoming months. Come join us! Everyone is welcome; even if you didn’t get a chance to read the book... there have even been a couple of times when I haven’t read the book.
January 26th- Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell
Why? It’s amazing to think that so much that happens to us in our lives isn’t even up to us. This book studies that phenomenon. I’m hoping this book grabs the attention of those who enjoyed Bright-Sided, a previous book club pick. Plus, one of my coworkers praised Gladwell so much I just had to put him on my reading list.
February 23rd- Animal Farm by George Orwell
Why? Apparently, I’m the only person that did not have this book assigned to her in high school. Once I did read it I was impressed and scared out of my mind by how much that book still applies to modern civilization. "All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others."
March 23rd- Omnivore’s Dilemma by Michael Pollan
Why? Non-fiction reads always make for a good debate. This particular book examines what we eat and the effect our eating habits have for our planet and society. I predict this book will totally freak me out and scare me from ever eating again!
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