this bookclub reads

My grandmother started a bookclub over fifteen years ago with my mom, my mother-in-law, and some dear friends. This is the bookclub I'm in today. It's really special and every month I leave the meeting inspired to read more.

This is not a casual, excuse-to-drink-wine bookclub. Although we do partake in our fair share of libations. This is a group of twelve women who READ.

In addition to giving the monthly selection a rating of 1-10, each member reports out on what else they read that month. A lightbulb went off in my head last week: let's share here on this blog!

February was an especially productive month for us because of the snow I think. Believe it or not, this list is actually missing four absent members! HA! Here's what we read and listened to  in February:

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Angle of Repose // Wallace Stegner
The Long Road Home // Mary Alice Monroe
Once Upon a Time, There Was You //
Elizabeth Berg

The Unwinding // George Packer
A Story of a New Name // Elena Ferrante
Sharp Objects // Gillian Flynn

Middlemarch // George Eliot
H is for Hawk // Helen Macdonald
A Spool of Blue Thread // Anne Tyler

Still Alice // Lisa Genova
The First Bad Man // Miranda July
10:04 // Ben Lerner

The Landbreakers // John Ehle
Limbo // Melania Mazzucco
Crazy Salad // Nora Ephron

Leaving Before the Rains Come // Fuller
The Laughing Monsters // Denis Johnson
The Call of the Farm // Rochelle Bilow


The Dinner // Herman Koch
Joseph Anton: A Memoir // Salman Rushdie
Housekeeping // Marilynne Robinson
Barrel Fever // David Sedaris
Bossypants // Tina Fey
Me Talk Pretty One Day // David Sedaris
David and Goliath // Malcolm Gladwell
I Remember Nothing // Nora Ephron