Wednesday, July 15, 2015

The Choose Your Own Adventure Book Club (Adventure 4)

This month we met on July 4th, which turned out to be terribly rainy.  We ate homemade apple pie (my state fair best in show winning recipe, thank you very much) and drank coffee and tea and listened to my neighbors set of firecrackers in the rain.  This month's topic was not our best, if I'm being honest.  We all had great ideas for books, but only two of us actually finished a book.  The rest of us had good intentions, but just never quite got there.  I'm still going to make the list and just include what we intended to read.  We also came up with a great list of boarding school books we've read and loved in the past, so I'll post that at the end.

Rachel planned to read:

I planned to read:
Dark Rooms by Lili Anolik.  I did eventually finished and will be posting a review soon, but hadn't finished by the time of book club, which meant we didn't discuss it much.

Courtney was one of our diligent members who actually started and completed some boarding school books:

Stephanie was also on top of things.  She read:
Vault of Dreamers by Caragh M. O'Brien, but was less than impressed with the ending.

We had a new member join us this week.  Sarah was in the midst of reading:

Because so few of us finished our choices this month, we opted to talk about our favorite books set in boarding schools instead.  We came up with quite a list, and I added several to my own TBR.

Next month's adventure is "things in the water".  I'm currently bingeing on sea monster stories, but this could include anything from desert islands to mermaids to cruises to swim teams.  If you've got any suggestions, you can leave them in the comments!

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