14ers

April 11th

April 2012 Book Club

In Phoenix, I was a member of the “No Vampire, Anti-Suck bookclub.” This coven of librarians came together monthly to enjoy dinner and review a book of choice. The books we read were across the spectrum, introducing me to a variety of authors and topics. I’ve had a gaping intellectual void without this monthly meeting — and the challenge of finishing a book and being prepared with something mildly entertaining to add to the conversation.

 

April 2012 Book ClubApril 2012 Book Club

Enter the “14ers Book Club.” We met for the first time this month to review “The Tiger’s Wife.” While just two of us finished the book, everyone had a strong opinion. The views varied from “fascinating” to “more dialog!” Most members agreed the author’s storytelling ability was unbelievably well-crafted, although at times the timeline was confusing.

April 2012 Book Club

Out of a scale of 1-14, the book ranked a 9.5. (I gave it an 11. I can’t wait to read what she writes next.)

Next month’s book: “The Unbearable Lightness of Being.” 

~K

 

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  1. Yay for book clubs! Love the name.

  2. Juliann April 11, 2012

    I LOVED, LOVED, LOVED “The Tiger’s Wife”. I thought her writing was beautiful. I read “The Unbearable Lightness of Being” years ago but have wanted to re-read it ever since I went to Prague. I’d love to hear what you think of the book!

    So happy to hear that you’ve formed a new book club. We’ve missed you round these parts.

  3. Thanks for hosting the first one, Kelli! Looking forward to our next one!

  4. My sister & I read “The Tiger’s Wife” last year. We both thought the story was strange & unusual, but a great read and we want more from this author. Happy reading!

  5. Our book club is reading To Kill a Mockingbird since it is the 50th anniversary. I’m watching Harper Lee on American Masters on PBS and thinking of you. I hope you as a new author can catch it and let it inspire you!

  6. Crystal April 17, 2012

    I am picking The Tigers Wife up tomorrow from the library. I am glad to hear you liked it. I am just finishing The Snow Child. It is REALLY good.

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