Great Falls Bookclub

News for August 2012

P.D. James vs. E.L. James?

  • Good seeing everyone on Brenda's screened porch! Consensus was that we generally liked Death Comes to Pemberley by P.D. James, as a good murder/sequel to Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice.
  • Long, hot, sultry, steamy summer nights also got us talking about another author with a similiar name. E.L. James, who was recently named to Time's List of 100 Most Influential People in the World (seriously??), wrote the all-time fastest selling paperback, Fifty Shades of Grey. Luckily, Brenda was able to summarize the book for everyone as, Ana came at hello!
  • A late-breaking entry into the steamy, bodice-ripper discussion was Sweet Savage Love by Rosemary Rogers. Written in 1974, it was a new kind of "historical fiction romance novel" that has been described as the best book ever by one semi-annonymous devoted fan. Sorry, it is not available through the library or as an ebook.

Summer Reading Lists

In case you are looking for something else to pick up for vacation, below are some of the other books that we talked about:

  • All Fairfax Reads: The Submission by Amy Waldman
  • All Langley Reads: The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
  • Clemson Freshman Read: Wading Home by Rosalyn Story
  • Real Simple Bookclub: Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

In addition, Chris Cleave, the author of Little Bee, has a new one book out called Gold, about track cycling.

Upcoming Schedule

  • See you on August 20th at the Brogue for a chance to catch up before back-to-school. I imagine that we will be doing some planning for the coming year.
  • Marianne will be hosting in September. Stay tuned for an email from her on the exact date and the title of her book selection.
  • See you on the last weekend in September (Sept. 28-30) down in Duck. NC. Hopefully, people will be able to join us there - always a fun time.