Baltimore Girls book club
The Baltimore Girls book club started about 2003 with about a half-dozen neighbors and friends from Baltimore and Baltimore County. Selections range from the academic to Jodi Picoult, and are accompanied by dinner. For their session on Eat, Pray, Love, they brought in a yoga instructor from Susquehanna Yoga. Other club events include a party in December and a Yankee swap book exchange.
Now reading: The Book Thief by Markus Zusak. (... the kind of book that can be life-changing, because without ever denying the essential amorality and randomness of the natural order, [it] offers us a believable hard-won hope. -- New York Times)
Liked a lot: Soul Catcher by Michael C. White (... a sweeping if often predictable saga of Antebellum societal and political tensions ... -- Publishers Weekly)
Gods in Alabama by Joshilyn Jackson. (... a comic novel that combines salty blue-collar humor with an engaging first-person voice. -- Bookmarks Magazine)
I am Charlotte Simmons by Tom Wolfe (Scathingly clear-eyed, often very funny take on college life. -- Robert Siegel, NPR)
The Dogs of Babel by Carolyn Parkhurst. (... a heartbreaking exploration of memory and language, grief and redemption... -- Esquire)
Not so much: The Faith Club by Ranya Idliby, Suzanne Oliver, and Priscilla Warner.
Songs of the Humpback Whale by Jodi Picoult