We'll meet the second Monday of every month to discuss books that we've read recently, or are currently reading. Ones that we've enjoyed will go into our monthly Recommended Reads.
Our Recommended Reads for November are:
End of Days, by Eric Walters
"The end is near as an asteroid streaks toward the earth. The collision is certain and the world and all life forms on it will end. Competing schemes, beliefs and plans swirl as one young boy unwittingly becomes a major part of one attempt to allow humanity to survive." - Eric Walters
A Game of Thrones, by George R. R. Martin
"Long ago, in a time forgotten, a preternatural event threw the seasons out of balance. In a land where summers can last decades and winters a lifetime, trouble is brewing. The cold is returning, and in the frozen wastes to the north of Winterfell, sinister and supernatural forces are massing beyond the kingdom’s protective Wall. At the center of the conflict lie the Starks of Winterfell, a family as harsh and unyielding as the land they were born to. Sweeping from a land of brutal cold to a distant summertime kingdom of epicurean plenty, here is a tale of lords and ladies, soldiers and sorcerers, assassins and bastards, who come together in a time of grim omens.
Here an enigmatic band of warriors bear swords of no human metal; a tribe of fierce wildlings carry men off into madness; a cruel young dragon prince barters his sister to win back his throne; and a determined woman undertakes the most treacherous of journeys. Amid plots and counterplots, tragedy and betrayal, victory and terror, the fate of the Starks, their allies, and their enemies hangs perilously in the balance, as each endeavors to win that deadliest of conflicts: the game of thrones." - George R.R. Martin
City of the Lost & A Darkness Absolute, by Kelley Armstrong
"Don’t look for Rockton on any map of the Yukon. This tiny, off-the-grid town doesn’t exist. Neither do the people in it. They’re all on the run from their pasts, needing a place where they can disappear for a few years.
Casey Butler has come to Rockton mostly to help her friend escape a brutal ex-husband…but Casey may also be fleeing a murder she didn’t quite get away with. And as she discovers, the town is in rather desperate need of a police detective, particularly one with homicide experience." - Kelley Armstrong
Water for Elephants, by Sara Gruen
"As a young man, Jacob Jankowski was tossed by fate onto a rickety train that was home to the Benzini Brothers Most Spectacular Show on Earth. It was the early part of the great Depression, and for Jacob, now ninety (or ninety-three, he’s not quite sure), the circus world he remembers was both his salvation and a living hell. A veterinary student just shy of a degree, he was put in charge of caring for the circus menagerie.
It was there that he met Marlena, the beautiful equestrian star married to August, the charismatic but twisted animal trainer. And he met Rosie, an untrainable elephant who was the great gray hope for this third-rate traveling show. The bond that grew among this unlikely trio was one of love and trust, and, ultimately, was their only hope for survival." - Sara Gruen
And the books that we're currently reading through:
Sleeping Beauties, by Stephen King
Lie in Wait, by Eric Rickstad
Come Barbarians, by Todd Babiak
Join us for our next meeting on December 11th, from 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. Tea, cookies, and a lively discussion about our favorite books and current reads.