What Silent Book Club is Reading: October 2019
Light the candles and sound the kazoo! Silent Book Club Columbus has officially been going for 3 years strong.
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 Metropolitan Library. Afterward we went across the street to Two Dollar Radio Headquarters where we had snacks and nerded out about books for another hour.
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 Wrong Way to Save Your Life by Megan Stielstra
The Water Dancer by Ta-Nehisi Coates
The Book of Delights by Ross Gay
Miraculum by Steph Post
The Collected Stories of Henry James vol. 1
The Wise Man's Fear by Patrick Rothfuss
Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick
Only Human by Sylvain Neuvel
Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi
The Life You've Always Wanted: Spiritual Disciplines for Ordinary People by John Ortberg
Way of the Peaceful Warrior: A Book That Changes Lives by Dan Millman
What to Say When You Talk to Yourself by Shad Helmstetter
Kitty Genovese: A True Account of a Public Murder and Its Private Consequences by Catherine Pelonero
Partners in Crime by Agatha Christie
Midnight at the Electric by Jodi Lynn Anderson
A Gentle Creature and Other Stories by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
The Hero With a Thousand Faces by Joseph Campbell
American War by Omar El Akkad
Who Censored Roger Rabbit? by Gary K. Wolf
The Unwinding of the Miracle: A Memoir of Life, Death, and Everything That Comes After by Julie Yip-Williams
Bottle of Lies: The Inside Story of the Generic Drug Boom by Katherine Eban
A Capitol Death by Lindsey Davis
Coastal Maine: A Maritime History by Roger F. Duncan
The Testaments by Margaret Atwood
Awards for Good Boys: Tales of Dating, Double Standards, and Doom by Shelby Lorman
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!