The September book club celebrated a delightful meeting at Candy’s home. Many thanks to Candy for hosting, and thank you all ladies, total of eight, attending.
Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout, the last in series of our rather hastily selected ‘covid disturbance’ books, didn’t get much sympathy from ILC ladies. Most of us thought it was yet another sad story; nothing happy happened at all, depressing , “horrible to be so life like “ . Everyone agreed that the book was very well written, yet we unanimously doubted the Pulitzer Prize winner merit mainly earned the way the book was cleverly structured in 13 separate short stories, sometimes it was actually rather difficult to understand why some of these often unfortunate villagers were even introduced and needed to bring Olive’s life story and character alive in front of our eyes.
Ratings were very much in line bringing an average of 5.3 / 10 points only.
We are now almost back to our ‘good old ways’, and the next books are selected by the hosts.
Our October book, “Giver of Stars” was recommended by Suzanne, is the last in the series of zoom/no host category.
We warmly welcome new ladies to join the group and bring in titles to share in the season starting January 2021!
What a year it has been, and I’m proud to say ILC book club weathered the stormy covid times exceptionally well! Thank you all for your support, time and dedication.
The reading list for the last months of the year is:
“Giver of Stars” by Jojo Moyes
Meeting place: Chris’ home in South Sound
“Mao’s Last Dancer” by Li Cunxin
Meeting Place: Jen's home in GT
**There are two editions in the bookstores - one is for young adults - I recommend you get the longer original version.
“Us Three” by Ruth Jones
Meeting Place: Ruth's home
This doubles out as our Christmas Party.