What Silent Book Club is Reading This Month: January 2019
One of the things I look forward to every month is the Columbus, Ohio chapter of Silent Book Club meeting. Everyone brings their own book and reads together quietly for an hour, then we all nerd out about books afterward. If you're in the area, you should come hang out with us!
We meet on the second Tuesday of every month and this time we met at the Parsons branch of the Columbus Metro Library, followed by a trip to Two Dollar Radio Headquarters, a bookstore/cafe across the street.
We kick off the meeting with a quick round of introductions where everyone says their name and a little about what they're reading. I always take notes and post the full book list the next day.
It's a great way for everyone to learn about books they might like and I've picked up several books I loved based on what people were reading and recommended to the group.
Here's what the group is reading this month:
The Dead Beat: Lost Souls, Lucky Stiffs, and the Perverse Pleasures of Obituaries by Marilyn Johnson
The Color Purple by Alice Walker
Lumberjanes by Noelle Stevenson
The Darkest Legacy by Alexandra Bracken
Ghost by Jason Reynolds
Good and Mad: The Revolutionary Power of Women's Anger by Rebecca Traister
A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara
The Fabric of the Cosmos: Space, Time, and the Texture of Reality by Brian Green
Noir by Christopher Moore
A Stitch of Time: The Year a Brain Injury Changed My Language and Life by Lauren Marks
She Lies in Wait by Gytha Lodge
Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep by Philip K. Dick
Educated: A Memoir by Tara Westover
Rage Becomes Her: The Power of Women's Anger by Soraya Chemaly
The Accidental Superpower: The Next Generation of American Preeminence and the Coming Global Disorder by Peter Zeihan
Frederica by Georgette Heyer
How to Fracture a Fairy Tale by Jane Yolen
Shakespeare: The Invention of the Human by Harold Bloom
Who Fears Death by Nnedi Okorafor
Breakthrough Advertising by Eugene M. Schwartz
An Anonymous Girl by Greer Hendricks
Postcards From the Edge by Carrie Fisher
There Is Nothing Wrong with You: Going Beyond Self-Hate by Cheri Huber
Lone Wolf and Cub by Kazuo Koike
The Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Bronte
The Prodigal God: Recovering the Heart of the Christian Faith by Timothy Keller
A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole
The Self-Care Project: How to Let Go of Frazzle and Make Time for You by Jane Hardy
The Subtle Art of Not Giving a Fuck by Mark Manson
There are Silent Book Club chapters throughout and US and several around the world, so if you're not in Columbus, OH, check the events on the SBC website to find one near you!