Winter Party Wrap Up ’17

Another fun and engaging year of book club was topped off with our annual Winter Party, last night! Here’s what our members had to say about their favorite reads from 2017, despite some of us not having a most memorable year in reading. That happens. Here’s hoping that 2018 is full of books that resonate deeply and that some new titles are added to our inner shelf for Best Books EVER!

Holiday Cheers from Myself & Pappa,


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Ernest about to save Christmas. 



The Heart by Maylis de Kerangal

Vivid and artful descriptions. 

The Baker’s Secret by Stephen P. Kiernan

Didn’t think I’d like it; wasn’t my thing. But, it was really good.

In Case I Go by Angie Abdou

She redeemed herself from ‘Between’. It was incredible. My words can’t do it justice.

Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders

Bizarre and a bit of a challenge, but comfortable at the same time.

House in the Sky by Amanda Lindhout

Sad, but also inspiring. It was especially inspiring to hear the author talk about forgiveness, in person.

Chasing the Scream: The First and Last Days of the War on Drugs
by Johan Hari

Eye opening and topical. I thought I was going to hate this book but I became very caught up in it.

Crimes Against My Brother by David Adams Richards

Warning: it can be very depressing, but you have to submit yourself to it. Loved it.

By Gaslight by Steven Price

If you want to get to sleep at night, it is perfect!

The Lonely City: Adventures in the Art of Being Alone
Olivia Laing

It’s a memoir, biography, journalism all in one. It’s about a City. It’s about Art. It’s an honest and touching book.