our book club reads happy books!

Steer the Boat, Sister!!!

Another fun night at book club, discussing Sara Levine’s “Treasure Island!!!” After enjoying the tropical sights in Kathy’s backyard, we quickly went inside where it was cooler. I guess we don’t enjoy the tropic heat as much as Jim Hawkins and Long John Silver!

Since I already discussed the book in this post, I won’t rehash it too much. It was a fun book to discuss, and I was so curious to see everyone’s reactions. Some people loved it like I did, some thought it was OK, and some didn’t read it (that’s ok! We were glad to see you – and glad this is a relaxed book club where reading is optional!). I was glad I was not ostracized for promoting a book containing parrot cruelty (not to mention sisterly stabbing!), and happy Kathy memorialized Little Richard with colorful napkins.

I don’t think the napkins looked exactly like this, but you get the idea!

As promised, here’s a list of books we read so far, along with where the meeting was held:4/11 “Garden’s Spells” by Sarah Addison Allen, at Stacy’s5/11 “Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand” by Helen Simonson, at Noreen’s6/11 “The House on Mango Street” by Sandra Cisneros and “A Short Guide to a Happy Life” by Anna Quindlen, at Lauren’s7/11 “The Borrower” by Rebecca Makkai, at Kelly’s8/11 “The Happiness Project : or, why I spent a year trying to sing in the morning, clean my closets, fight right, read Aristotle, and generally have more fun” by Gretchen Rubins, at Janet’s10/11 ” The Whistling Season” by Ivan Doig, at Beth’s11/11 “Summer at Tiffany” by Marjorie Hart12/12 Christmas potluck at Stacy’s where we all shared our favorite holiday book.

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