The Happy Bookers are still meeting during our current shelter in place order albeit virtually. Zoom allowed us to dissect our last reads and connect with one another. Most members logged on and the comfort of all our faces coupled with catching up provided us all with some respite of Covid-19 concerns.
American Dirt , brought us together to discuss immigration, migrants and motherhood. The vernacular used for immigrants, migrants, illegals, foreign nationals all paint very different images. Generally our group enjoyed the book and the conversation around the topic of immigration and who can best tell the story gave the group pause.
We also read Mrs. Everything, and most found this book far too long with little to say.
Our Spring reads are two very different genres. From the self help shelf we have selected Glennon Doyle’s, Untamed. This NY times best selling author speaks to being a woman today. Insights on what is means to be “good” and how to live an untamed life.
Our second selection is Deacon King Kong by James McBride. His beautiful book on race, The Color of Water influenced our pick. If you have not read The Color of Water, please do, soon. It is a dynamic, thoughtful book.
Our selection process for reads is always just a vote on book club member suggestions. As moderator of the Happy Bookers I collect titles and pay attention to NY times lists. This month we a couple of other selections that were close seconds. Here are the others:
Happy Reading and look for May post on our spring reads!