THE WORTH A READ BOOK CLUB
After a couple of meetings via Zoom….
….the Worth A Read Book Club was ready for a physically distanced gathering which was held in the shade of the trees at Beaver Lake Beach. So nice to see everyone again and a little bit easier for the flow of conversation. Jacqueline Winspear’s first book in a British detective series, Maisie Dobbs, garnered a universal thumbs up and a score of 4.6 stars out of 5. “Some of the best research into women’s activities in the First World War” one member said. Amazing detail into many aspects of life at the time, masterfully written. The mystery aspect was inventively handled. Great summer read!
Our book for August is a 2018 bestseller by Delia Owens, Where The Crawdads Sing. Please note our upcoming schedule beyond that is in flux at the moment but other books in the near future include:Rosalind Franklin: The Dark Lady of DNA by Brenda Maddox and Les Parisiennes: How the Women of Paris Lived, Loved and Died under Nazi Occupation by Anne Sebba.
If you’re looking for some summer reading, here are some suggestions from our members:
Lost on Planet China by J. Maarten Troost “funny”
Outline by Rachel Cusk “a writing teacher goes to Greece”
The Violinist’s Thumb by Sam Kean “non-fiction, about DNA”
Mr. Penumbra’s 24 Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan “a quirky mystery”
The Island of the Sea Women by Lisa See “a tale of female friendship set in South Korea”
The Pale Rider by Laura Spinney “the story of the Spanish Flu pandemic of 1918”
Maisie Dobbs by Jacqueline Winspear “book one in a series about a female investigator”
My Italian Bulldozer by Alexander McCall Smith ‘light”
The Dark Vineyard by Martin Walker “set in France”
Truth be Told: The story of my Life & My Fight for Equality by Beverley McLachlan “Autobiography”
Enjoying Chinese Tea and discussing the book, “The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane”