The Valley Book Club is an Informal group that meets the 2nd Thursday of each month at 7 pm in the to discuss a book chosen by the members. We try to read works that are in paperback format but that is not a hard and fast rule. New members are always welcome! Just stop in and enjoy the conversation.
December is our potluck and each member brings one or two books to recommend for a gift. Following discussions, the group enjoys a snack and catching up with each other since the previous month or so.
Why not read a review before the meeting? Here is a good site for book reviews: Kirkus Book Reviews
Selection for November, 2017: Still Live With Bread Crumbs by Anna Quindlen
From New York Times Book Review:
In “Still Life With Bread Crumbs,” Quindlen achieves something distinctive, a feminist novel for a post-feminist age. Here she takes up a subject too rarely seen in contemporary fiction (not to mention contemporary Hollywood): the life of a woman who would once have been characterized as “of a certain age.” At 60, Quindlen’s complicated heroine, Rebecca Winter, is strong of body and mind, much less so of heart and bank account.
July 2017— Alll Dogs go to Kevin— by Jessica Vegelsang
June 2017–In a Dark, Dark Wood by Ruth Ware
April 2017—Big Little Lies by Lianne Moriarty
March 2017—The Soul of an Octopus by Sy Montgomery
February 2017—Commonwealth by Ann Patchett
November 2016: Japanese Lover by Isabelle Allende