March 2018 – Lilac Girls – Martha Hall Kelly

A very interesting meeting indeed.  Remember……what happens in book club STAYS in book club.  However I can give little hints into our conversations ………. without giving away TOO much. Thanks Scarlette (Teka and Jeff) for allowing us to take over your lovely home!  As you can see from the photos below Teka just zones out… Continue reading March 2018 – Lilac Girls – Martha Hall Kelly

Feb 2018 – The Suitcases by Anne Hall Whit

Thank you Terry for hosting! Welcome new member Alice —  happy to have you! Our Feb read completely tugged at your heart strings for 3 little girls thrown into the foster care / orphanage system in the years of the Great Depression after their mother passes away.    This is a true story told by… Continue reading Feb 2018 – The Suitcases by Anne Hall Whit

Jan 2018 – The Tea Girl from Hummingbird Lane – Lisa See

We gathered at Leslie’s lovely home (thanks for hosting!) thinking we were having a small group when after doorbell ring and doorbell ring we were pleasantly surprised with more than a few!   We chatted and nibbled pouring more than a few glasses of vino – I had to share my new app for the wine… Continue reading Jan 2018 – The Tea Girl from Hummingbird Lane – Lisa See

Nov – A Certain Age by Beatriz Williams

Debbie White hosted our November meeting of Birmingham Literary Society – our book for November was A Certain Age by Beatriz Williams.   Set in the roaring 20’s in the era of The Great Gatsby feel…. The bestselling author of A Hundred Summers brings the Roaring Twenties brilliantly to life in this enchanting and compulsively readable tale of intrigue, romance,… Continue reading Nov – A Certain Age by Beatriz Williams

Dec 2017 – Christmas at the Cupcake Cafe by Jenny Colgan

Happy Holidays everyone!  We gathered at my home for our merry year end party of sorts! Our end of year book is usually a festive pick and this one hit the mark.   Festive, light and Christmasy all rolled into one.  Jenny Colgan is know for her ‘chick-lit’ genre.   Christmas at the Cupcake Cafe is actually… Continue reading Dec 2017 – Christmas at the Cupcake Cafe by Jenny Colgan

Oct 2017 – The Black Dahlia by James Ellroy

One of the most famous unsolved murders in the US – The Black Dahlia by James Ellroy brings to mind the 1940’s/50s film noir feeling.  James Ellroys fictional account of what could have happened to the want – to – be starlette Elizabeth Short feels seedy as we explore the underbelly of the City of… Continue reading Oct 2017 – The Black Dahlia by James Ellroy

Sept 2017 – The Lost Time Accidents by John Wray

We gathered at Ginger’s lovely ‘new’ home!  Thanks for hosting Ginger! We needed to break it in properly! Our Sept read was The Lost Time Accidents by John Wray. Summary by Good Reads: In his ambitious and fiercely inventive new novel, The Lost Time Accidents, John Wray takes us from turn-of-the-century Viennese salons buzzing with rumors… Continue reading Sept 2017 – The Lost Time Accidents by John Wray