Thursday, August 11 was the first meeting of the Page Turners Book Club here at Danville Public Library. We decided on a monthly theme for our format, rather than a monthly book because it’s more inclusive if we can read just about anything we want for each meeting.
The book club’s first meeting was a success with a generous turn-out. The community seems excited to have a book club back at the library with questions about the club coming in regularly from the public.
Since it was our first meeting, we discussed what we happened to be reading at the time, no matter the topic. Here’s a look at a few of the books we mentioned:
Minimalism: The Mindful Minimalist by Mitch Gardner and Janice Gray: This book helps the reader learn how to de-clutter and live simply.
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith: A coming of age story set in the early 20th Century. When one Page Turner mentioned the book, another pointed out that it was her all-time favorite book.
The Bees by Laline Paull: This book follows a bee named Flora 717 as she moves up through the rigid class system in her hive.
Jerusalem by Alan Moore: A rich story of madness, decay, demons, and kings which takes takes place in Northampton, UK over the course of centuries. This is the second novel written by the author of graphic novels classics V for Vendetta and Watchmen.
Life, Animated: A Story of Sidekicks, Heroes, and Autism by Ron Suskind: Journalist Ron Suskind’s autistic son Owen finds peace and growth through Disney films.
Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl: A Memoir by Carrie Brownstein: A memoir by the star of Portlandia and member of rock group Sleater-Kinney.
Join us next time when we discuss books related to Food and Cooking on Thursday, September 8 at 6 PM