Books & Bites Book Club
Meeting Date: second Friday of each month
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Place: Starry Night Room (basement)
Leader: Kirk Filbey & Todd Robins
Grab a friend or your favorite date and start your weekend out right with Books & Bites! This stimulating discussion group is led by eclectic readers Kirk Filbey and Todd Robins on the second Friday of each month at 6:00 p.m. We'll provide the snacks; you can bring your drink of choice. The cost for an evening of book bliss and scrumptious hors d'oeuvres is $8.00. If you buy (or have already bought) the book at Watermark, the fee will be reduced to $3.00. Space is limited, so sign up early!
A Short Introduction to Books & Bites Book Club:
1. What book has been your group's favorite selection this past year? Why? Opinions tend to vary, but several books stimulated great discussion. George Saunders's Lincoln in the Bardo captured our imaginations with the recognition that literary works form dialogues with one another. The group definitely thought News of the World, by Paulette Jiles, was a powerfully told story about loneliness in the rough 19th century American West. And Lawrence Osborne's Beautiful Animals, about British and American ex-pats behaving badly in the Greek Islands, was wickedly good.
2. How would you describe your book club to a prospective member? We try to select a varied range of recently published books. We usually end up with novels that we hope are tightly written. Longer novels in the 600-900 page range rarely make the list. Nonfiction books have a better chance if written with a strong sense of narrative. At discussion time, we enjoy learning from each other.
See what we're reading this quarter as listed below. To see an archived list of our past reading selections, CLICK HERE.
July 13, 2018: The Last Watchman of Old Cairo by Michael David Lukas
August 10, 2018: Warlight by Michael Ondaatje
September 14, 2018: The Map of Salt and Stars by Jennifer Zeynab Joukhadar