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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.