November Book Clubs

Here are our book clubs for November:

In-Store Discussions:

November 5th, Wednesday (7 PM), Non-fiction Group:  The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest For Gold in the 1936 Berlin Olympics by Daniel James Brown

November 19th, Wednesday (7 PM), Mystery Group:  South Phoenix Rules by Jon Talton

On-Line Discussion:

YA Group:  We read three books for the month, read one or read them all.

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Novmeber Theme:  The End to a Trilogy

If I Should Die by Amy Plum

Boundless by Cynthia Hand

Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare

December’s Book Clubs

Here are our book clubs for December:

In-Store:

December 4th (7 PM) Non-Fiction Group:  The End of Your Life Book Club by Will Schwalbe

December 11th (7 PM) Under Wraps Group:  Tell us about your last read and pick-up a new FREE wrapped book

December 18th ( 7 Pm ) Fiction Group:  The Man From Beijing by Henning Mankell

Our mystery group will be joining the fiction group on December 18th at 7 Pm this month due to the holiday.  There will be no YA  meetings this month, see you in January.  

On-Line (click here to join our discussion):

Just One Year by Gayle Forman

The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer E. Smith

November Book Clubs

Here are our November book clubs:

In-Store Book Clubs

November 6th (7 PM) Non-Fiction Book Group:  A House in the Sky by Amanda Lindhout & Sara Corbett

November 13th (7 PM ) Local Author Book Group:  These is My Words by Nancy Turner.  Ms. Turner will also be attending the book discussion.

November 15th (7 PM) Under Wraps Book Group:  They will be discussing their newly unwrapped and discovered books and picking up another wrapped and unknown book.

November 16th (4 PM) YA Book Group:  Just Like Fate by Suzanne Young and Cat Patrick

November 20th (7 PM) Fiction Group:  On Beauty by Zadie Smith

November 27th (7 PM) Mystery Group:  Love Songs From a Shallow Grave by Colin Cotterill

Online Book Clubs with Mostly Books (click here)

The Innocents by Lili Peloquin

This Lullaby by Sarah Dessen

Just Like Fate by Suzanne Young and Cat Patrick

October Book Clubs

Here are our book clubs for October:

October 2nd  (7 PM) Non-Fiction Group:  The Devil’s Highway by Luis Alberto Urrea

October 9th Wednesday (7 PM) Under Wraps Group:  This group will pick up one free completely wrapped book from the store and read it.  You get to pick your wrapped book by genre and the first line of the book.  Then you meet and discuss the books and pick up the next read.

October 16th Wednesday (7 PM) Fiction Group:  The Ice Queen by Alice Hoffman

October 19th Saturday (4 PM) YA Group: Divergent by Veronica Roth

October 23rd Wednesday (7 PM) Mystery Group:  The Distant Echo by Val McDermid

Online book groups:  We are discussing the following YA books.  Click here to go to site.

Divergent by Vernoica Roth

Unraveling by Elizabeth Norris

The Pledge by Kimberly Derting

 

 

 

April Book Clubs

Here are our April book discussion:

Online at Goodreads:  Teen Reads with Mostly Books

Hallowed by Cynthia Hand

Crescendo by Becca Fitzpatrick

Sweet Evil by Wendy Higgins

In-Store Discussions

April 17th (7 PM) Fiction Book Group:  A Visit From the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan

April 24th (7 PM) Mystery Book Group:  The Boy in the Suitcase by Lene  Kaaberbol and Agnete Friis

Partials

Dan Wells’ teen science fiction novel Partials is a gripping post-apocalyptic tale.  Kira is part of the last of civilization.  Her parents’ generation built robots to end the Isolation wars, but the robots decided to turn on the humans shortly after the war ended.  A deadly virus was released and all but a small number of humans perished.  There has been peace from the Partials, so referred to since they are half machine and half human, but growing tension among the humans is still causing trouble.  Even more upsetting, is the fact that the remaining people are unable to have surviving children.  All babies born since the virus was released die within a few days since they are not immune to the disease.   Kira is determined to find a cure.  She knows that her species’ only hope for survival is finding a way to have children, and hopefully that will also end the violent disputes within the humans’ society.  Thus she embarks on a crazy mission to cross into the Partials’ territory and find a way to cure the virus.

What a great science fiction story (and I typically don’t enjoy robot related books).  Wells did an incredible job describing the New York city area after the destruction.  It was so easy to envision the streets with rusted out cars and the like.  His characters were courageous and independent thinking.  I loved watching Kira stand up to the senators and doctors even though they are shooting her ideas down since she is a “plague baby” (too young to remember the Isolation war and the Partial attack).  She has such a strong understanding of her convictions even though she is only 16.  It was refreshing to read a young adult novel where the main character knows exactly what she wants to accomplish.  Don’t get me wrong, there is still plenty of coming of age and discovering her true self as the story continues for Kira.  And I am sure book two will be filled with even more opportunities for Kira to grow and learn.    If you are looking for an action filled story that isn’t your typical teen read, grab Partials, you won’t be disappointed.

As a side note, I get to meet Dan Wells next week at the BEA-so excited!  I hope I can get an autographed copy!

Join me on Facebook June 15th where I will begin our teen discussion on this novel.  Be sure to friend MostlyBooks TeenForum to join the fun.