Here's a short list of what's trending in some Book Groups around the country. It's quite an eclectic mix with a variety of reviews and comments. A really highly praised and popular book doesn't guaranty that the discussion will be memorable.
Many groups have a specific theme or a genre..Many groups have a leader and are very focused...Many drink wine and loose focus..whatever.....It's all good!
THE OTHER STORY by TATIANA De ROSNAY
After the success of SARAH'S KEY many readers called this a disappointing read. Unfortunately the main character who dominates the story causes such distaste that the book is overly affected by it..However, a character that's loathsome and dominant often creates great discussions.
LITTLE FAILURE BY GARY SHTEYNGART
"Though fans of the author's fiction will find illumination, a memoir this compelling and entertaining—one that frequently collapses the distinction between comedy and tragedy—should expand his readership beyond those who have loved his novels." (Kirkus Reviews)
An immigrant's memoir like few others, with as sharp an edge and as stylistic audacity as the author's well-received novels.
This memoir was the choice of several groups..led to great discussions and was a general crowd pleaser, according to some "groupie" sources.
UPDIKE BY ADAM BEGLEY
This is a revealing biography of John Updike, one of the most celebrated authors in American literature and a favorite of mine. The book has been praised, but some readers expressed disappointment and felt it shared little insight or verve.
Such a colorful author can inspire eye opening discussions and many groups felt it did just that...even though the book was controversial. Controversy usually leads to a good conversation.
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