January 2013

Book:

The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky

When:

Saturday, January 19th @ 7:00pm

Where:

Marne’s apartment

Please RSVP to columbusbookclub at gmail . com and indicate whether you are bringing an appetizer, dessert, or drinks to share with the group.

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January 2012

As usual we’ll be taking our regular holiday hiatus and reconvene in January. We decided to pick two books since we’ll have about four months until our next book club. Note: the books are in no way related content wise; they were just the two books we were all most interested in reading. See you all next year!

Book(s):

Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand by Helen Simonson

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs (Get on the reserve list soon for this one! It’s popular!)

Available from:

When:

Saturday, January 14th at 7pm

Where:

Veronica’s apartment (Grandview)

Please bring an appetizer, dessert, or drinks to share with the group.

January 2011

Book:

The Help by Kathryn Stockett

When:

Saturday, January 22nd, 7pm

Where:

Melanie & Mollie’s Apartment
(The address has been emailed!)

Please bring an appetizer, dessert, or drinks to share with the group!

Hiatus

Book Club will be on hiatus until January 2011.

The book for January is The Help by Kathryn Stockett.

January 2010

Book:

Angela’s Ashes by Frank McCourt

When:

Saturday, January 16th @ 11am

Where:

Marne’s Apartment (Bethel/Sawmill Area)
We will be watching the movie version of Angela’s Ashes. An email with Marne’s address and directions will be sent out the week before the meeting. Please bring a snack or drinks to share!

Further Reading:

If you enjoyed Angela’s Ashes be sure to check out McCourt’s other books:

Happy Reading!

January Recap

Well our first Book Club meet-up was a success! We had seven people discussing the classic The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger as well as the future endeavors of Book Club.

One suggestion was for Book Club to give back to the community by selecting a literacy, library, or book based organization each month to collect books (or monetary donations to buy books) for the selected organization.

Suggested organizations include:

  • Half Price Books Half Pint Libraries which were created to “give children and their families the chance to read and share books while staying in hospitals, pediatric clinics, special needs schools and community centers. Children are encouraged to read to take their minds off of treatment or being otherwise confined to unpleasant settings, and to promote childhood literacy skills.”
  • Vineyard’s Aunt Mary’s Prison Outreach which takes children’s books to prisons and records the mothers reading them.  Then the church sends the book and the recording to the child.
  • Operation Paperback sends paperback novels to soldiers overseas.

Information about these projects will be forthcoming!

last-lectureLastly, the next two books have been decided! February’s pick is The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch. We will be meeting at the Crosswoods Panera in Worthington.

Our March selection will be The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd. The location for March has yet to be determined. It will likely be at someone’s house so we can watch the movie version of The Secret Life of Bees!

As always if you have any questions, concerns, or comments feel free to send an email to columbusbookclub @ gmail . com (no spaces)!

Hope to see you all next month!

Happy Reading!

January 2009

catcher-in-the-rye2Where:
Panera
3625 Fishinger Boulevard
Hilliard, Ohio 43026

When:
Saturday, January 17th, 2009 @ 11 a.m.

Book:
The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger

Also, bring your suggestions for future book club selections. You might also want to bring a brief summary of the books so folks will have an idea what it’s about!

Hope to see you there! If you can’t make it we’ll be meeting on the 3rd Saturday of every month. The book and location will be announced here, so check back periodically!