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BookSmart Book Club 1 Page List 2021
Meets the 2nd Thursday of the month – 7 pm

JANUARY:  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.



FEBRUARY: The Music Shop - Rachel Joyce
A charming novel about a record store owner in the 1980s with an uncanny skill at
matching people with the music they need to hear.



MARCH:  Radium Girls – Kate Moore
     Women in the 1920’s and 30’s who were poisoned by radium as they painted the   
     radioactive paint on clocks and watch dials.  



APRIL:  Slaughterhouse Five – Kurt Vonnegut        
       An American classic -one of the world’s great antiwar books.



MAY: The Heart Is A Lonely Hunter – Carson McCullers
      The story of four seemingly incompatible people living in rural 1930s mill town in Georgia,   
     joined together by their mutual friendship with John Singer, a deaf man.



JUNE:  Leonardo Da Vinci – Walter Isaacson
Leonardo da Vinci comes to life in this exciting new biography that is “a study in creativity




JULY:    A Gentleman in Moscow – Amor Towles
      On June 21, 1922, Count Alexander Ilyich Rostov is sentenced to a life of house arrest in  
      Moscow’s Metropol Hotel.



AUGUST:  Secret Diary of Hendrik Groen, 83 ¼ Years Old – Hendrik Groen  
          Funny tale of friendship, love and an old man who is young at heart.  Laugh-out-loud funny.




SEPTEMBER:  Ready Player One – Ernest Cline
         In the year 2045, the only time Wade Watts really feels alive is when he’s jacked into the  
         OASIS, a vast virtual world where most of humanity spends their days.



OCTOBER:  Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead – Olga Tokarczuk  
         A neighbor turns up dead… other bodies are discovered in increasingly strange
        circumstances.  An exploration of the murky borderland between sanity and madness.



NOVEMBER:  In the Midst of Winter – Isabel Allende  
          Story of two neighbors in their 60’s who come together while helping an undocumented   
         immigrant from Guatemala. Interesting history. Interesting people.



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 2022:  Socrates Express – Eric Weiner  
        A rollicking intellectual journey, following in the footsteps of history’s greatest thinkers.