Previous Book Club Reads
January/February 2013 Read was Stealing Breath by Joanne Brothwell
November/December 2012 Read was A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
One of the best-loved and most quoted stories of “the man who invented Christmas”-English writer Charles Dickens-A Christmas Carol debuted in 1843 and has touched millions of hearts since. Cruel miser Ebeneezer Scrooge has never met a shilling he doesn’t like. . .and hardly a man he does. And he hates Christmas most of all. When Scrooge is visited by his old partner, Jacob Marley, and the ghosts of Christmas Past, Christmas Present, and Christmas Yet to Come, he learns eternal lessons of charity, kindness, and goodwill. Experience a true Victorian Christmas!
Nov 1 – Stave 1 (aka Chapter 1)
Nov 8 – Stave 2 (aka Chapter 2)
Nov 15 – Stave 3 (aka Chapter 3)
Nov 22 – Enjoy Thanksgiving with family
Nov 29 – Stave 4 (aka Chapter 4)
Dec 6 – Stave 5 (aka Chapter 5)
Dec 13 – Movie Time! - Find and watch a film adaptation of the book (your choice) and share your thoughts on it. What version did you watch? How similiar/different was it from the book? What did you like about the adaptation? Dislike? etc.
Dec 20 – Review (And Happy Holidays to all!)
Dec 27 – Enjoy a wonderful break!
September/October 2012 Read was Lonely Souls by Kate Evangelista
The Reading Schedule
It’s two weeks before Triss turns 18, and her world is about to change into the most magical one imaginable as she readies herself to enter The Witch Avenue Order… that is until her mother’s disappearance. Determined to find out what happened to her mother, Triss uncovers cryptic messages that lead her to the dark side of magic that she never wanted to believe existed. Forced on a journey that may not give her the answers she was hoping for, it’s up to Triss not to fall victim to the realm of Lonely Souls.
July/August 2012 Read was Taste by Kate Evangelista
At Barinkoff Academy, there’s only one rule: no students on campus after curfew. Phoenix McKay soon finds out why when she is left behind at sunset. A group calling themselves night students threaten to taste her flesh until she is saved by a mysterious, alluring boy. With his pale skin, dark eyes, and mesmerizing voice, Demitri is both irresistible and impenetrable. He warns her to stay away from his dangerous world of flesh eaters. Unfortunately, the gorgeous and playful Luka has other plans.
When Phoenix is caught between her physical and her emotional attraction, she becomes the keeper of a deadly secret that will rock the foundations of an ancient civilization living beneath Barinkoff Academy. Phoenix doesn’t realize until it is too late that the closer she gets to both Demitri and Luka the more she is plunging them all into a centuries old feud.
May-June 2012 Read was Bella by Steven Piacente
Book Synopsis from Author’s Website:
Isabel Moss knew she might lose her husband when he went off to war.
When the call came, she was almost ready.
What stopped her cold was the second call…