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BookSmart Book Club Reading List 2020
Book Club meeting date has changed to the 2nd Thursday of every month at 7pm except December when we meet a week early.
JANUARY: A Visit From The Good Squad - Jennifer Egan
Bennie is an aging former punk rocker and record executive. Sasha is the passionate,
troubled young woman he employs. Here Jennifer Egan brilliantly reveals their pasts,
along with the inner lives of a host of other characters whose paths intersect with theirs.
With music pulsing on every page, A Visit from the Goon Squad is a startling,
exhilarating novel of self-destruction and redemption
FEBRUARY: Alpha Girls –Julian Guthrie
An unforgettable story of four women who, through grit and ingenuity, became stars in
the cutthroat, high-stakes, male dominated world of venture capital in Silicon Valley,
and helped build some of the foremost companies of our time.
MARCH:Before We Were Yours – Lisa Wingate
Based on one of America’s most notorious real-life scandals—in which Georgia Tann,
director of a Memphis-based adoption organization, kidnapped and sold poor children to
wealthy families all over the country
APRIL: BookSmart Easter Egg
MAY: The Botany of Desire: A Plant’s-Eye View of the World –Michael Pollan
Michael Pollan ingeniously demonstrates how people and domesticated plants have formed a
similarly reciprocal relationship.
JUNE: Riot Baby –Tochi Onyebuchi
Riot Baby is as much an intimate family story as a global dystopian narrative.
JULY: American Sphinx: The Character of Thomas Jefferson –Joseph J. Ellis
Historian Joseph J. Ellis sifts the facts shrewdly from the legends and the rumors.
AUGUST: The Fated Sky: A Lady Astronaut Novel –Mary Robinette Kowal
The Fated Sky looks forward to 1961, when mankind is well-established on the moon
and looking forward to its next step: journeying to, and eventually colonizing, Mars.
SEPTEMBER: David Copperfield –Charles Dickens
The story traces the life of David Copperfield from childhood to maturity.
OCTOBER: Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine –Gail Honeyman
Eleanor Oliphant struggles with appropriate social skills & tends to say exactly what she’s thinking.
NOVEMBER:The Corrections –Jonathan Franzen
After almost fifty years as a wife and mother, Enid Lambert is ready to have some fun.
The 2nd Thursday of the month
Savory and sweet food –bring a wrapped book and you will go home with a book!
This is also the night we choose the books for next year!
JANUARY 2021:Geek Love –Kartherine Dunn
The unforgettable story of the Binewskis, a circus-geek family whose matriarch and patriarch have bred their own exhibit of human oddities. Family values will never be the same.