Discussible Choices: What Are You Reading? March 2011

Congratulations to Karen and The CC Readers Club for winning the random drawings for this month’s Discussible Book Choice!

We enjoy hearing from book club members who share with everyone the book choices that made for lively discussions.. Please let us know what about the book contributed to your great discussion – you may win a book-related prize for every member of your reading group!

“We recently finished Still Alice by Lisa Genova.  While the subject (early onset alzheimer's) was somewhat daunting, we were surprised to find that we all loved the book.  The author treats the subject with so much love, understanding and respect it was hard to find anything to dislike about the book.  Except maybe that one question asked by all who read it - Would you want to know if you had the alzheimer's gene?”

Karen, The CC Readers, Poulsbo, WA

More Discussible Book Choices

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks - Quite a discussion about how treatment has changed for all races, how some medical control has gone too far, etc.”

Bea, The Words and Wine Book Club, Liberty Lake, WA

“We like to read at least one "classic" a year.  In January we read To Kill a Mockingbird. The ladies really liked it and it was a good discussion.  Can't believe I never had to read it in school.  I'm glad they made me read it.  Better than the movie!  Sorry, Gregory Peck.”

Candy, The Bayou Bookies, Niceville, FL

“Our group just finished discussing The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield. Wow, what a story!  If you are looking for a change of pace, try this one.  It's a hum dinger!”

Cecelia, The Chapter 1 Book Club, Pearl, MS

“In February we read John Irving's Last Night in Twisted River.  Much grumbling was heard because it was 500+ pages and difficult to get into.  It proved not as bad as anticipated.  Knowledge about the log industry was enlightening, but the menu choices made us all hungry.  Insightful in relationships, secrets, and a semi-autobiographical book made for a 6 on our rating scale out of 10 (10 being the best).”

Gretchen, Northpark Book Club, Covington, LA

“My book club just finished The Hunger Games.  This is only the 2nd book in all the years that we've been meeting that everyone gave it a perfect score.  You can reflect on how our world is now and how it parallels to the book.  Wonderful read.”

Robin, Elkhorn Book Club, Elkhorn, NE