Chris Bohjalian is one of the more prolific contemporary writers who is truly dexterous in his writing. In his career that spans more than 25 […]
It feels like our book club is getting more and more expert at selecting books. This year, we’ll finish with eight of our eleven books […]
Wiley Cash has a way of making Southern readers feel right at home – a skill he repeats in his latest novel, When Ghosts Come […]
Shuggie Bain by Douglas Stuart fortifies my belief in The Booker Prize winners.
The most consistent reading theme for 2020 that I heard was an inability to “get into” a book, which was incredibly frustrating – especially during those weeks and months of “sheltering in place.” For many readers, they readily apply this feeling to that now cliche term of “unprecedented.”
I first read Native Son in college. (That’s my copy in the photo.) And while I know I read it – there are highlights, notes […]
Our short list is here! Voting is over, and our SOC Book Club has selected its 2020-2021 reading slate. Two things are different about this […]
April is “book pitch month” for our book club, where each member will pitch 2 or 3 books for our next year’s reading. This time, it was virtual!
If you’re one of the many who has been told to shelter-in-place during the COVID pandemic, then this is a pretty good time to catch […]
If you’re looking for book recommendations for selections for your book club, I think these yearly wrap up posts are probably the best place to […]