Oct 2016 – The Feathers by Cynthia Lott

I love October, Halloween and all things spoooky (Kimy speaking here).   I chose The Feathers for our October read – for a few reasons.  # 1 being it’s my friend’s book (Cynthia Lott actually has her 2nd book out now – The Irises Go Cynthia!)  AND #2 it’s a supernatural murder mystery set in New… Continue reading Oct 2016 – The Feathers by Cynthia Lott

Sept 2016 – All Over but the Shoutin’ – Rick Bragg

A HUGE thank you to Barbara & Robin Harbin —  and of course to Hershey (the milk chocolate Havanese)  who had the final ‘approval’ for us having book club in his lair.   An incredibly lovely home and setting.  Completely magical. Our book for September was by the award winning Alabama author Rick Bragg –… Continue reading Sept 2016 – All Over but the Shoutin’ – Rick Bragg

Aug 2016 – The Orchardist by Amanda Coplin

Great meeting girls!!!  Thanks again Leslie for hosting! Love the art!  We had a few new members – welcome! We sipped wine (of course!)  -gathered our nibbles then nested in the living room.  Most read the book (great job!).   I always ask who liked the book and who didn’t — for the most part… Continue reading Aug 2016 – The Orchardist by Amanda Coplin

July 2016 – A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara

I’m laughing just a bit when I recall first opening  the package from Amazon with this book and realized it was a 720 page whopper I had chosen for July.  Holy smack!  Thanks to everyone who actually integrated this difficult subject matter with so many busy schedules in a summer month no doubt! Thanks for hosting Terry!… Continue reading July 2016 – A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara

June 2016-The Crimson Portrait by Jody Shields

Interesting discussions about a very unusual book!  Thanks for hosting Debbie!  I had an exhausting journey to actually get to Debbie’s house (I’m completely lying — she lives two houses over — I’m setting the mood here he he).  We all filtered in – grabbing munchies and a glass of vino – finding a chair… Continue reading June 2016-The Crimson Portrait by Jody Shields

May 2016- The Double Life of Liliane by Lily Tuck

Tag I’m it for book club hosting in May! We had a good group – first time for a few of the members.  Our book this month is The Double Life of Liliane.  This is Lily Tuck’s auto-biography of an unusual childhood; for the author bio click >HERE<.  An accomplished author with at least ten… Continue reading May 2016- The Double Life of Liliane by Lily Tuck

April 2016- The Folded Clock by Heidi Julavits

Wonderful evening ladies!  So good to see everyone who could attend.  For those not present you were completely missed.  Robin feel better! About five of us coming from our neck of the woods meandered in ‘The Lodge’ (i.e. W’s big ol’ white Suburban )…. as we rolled through the tree lined streets our destination Mountain… Continue reading April 2016- The Folded Clock by Heidi Julavits

March 2016 – The Heart Goes Last by Margaret Atwood

What a discussion mixed with many giggles!!  Many thanks to Lynn for hosting – Spring in Birmingham is enchanting – pollen and all.   From the owl hooting, to the roaring fire and of course Rosie the furry one – it was a lovely evening. I am fairly certain we discovered many things we’ll never… Continue reading March 2016 – The Heart Goes Last by Margaret Atwood

Feb 2016 – Pomegranate Soup by Marsha Mehran

TA-DA! —a book club is born.  Birmingham Literary Society met last night for the very first time- what a great start girls!   I was happy as a little clam as 6:30 ‘finally’ rolled around and people began to arrive.  Giddy would be a better word.  What a group of women!  Very diverse and eclectic.… Continue reading Feb 2016 – Pomegranate Soup by Marsha Mehran

Just beginning – a book club that is

Books!  That’s what this is all about — and women….women gathering to talk about those books.  A mixture of personalities, experiences, opinions — We’ll have nibbles, libations and a whole lot of discussions. Join our journey online if you will —  through books we learn about ourselves. And voila’  — Birmingham Literary Society is born… Continue reading Just beginning – a book club that is