Book club, age 4 ½

If our book club were a person, it would attend kindergarten round-up this summer. (Do they still have kindergarten round-up? I remember, at age 5, thinking prob’ly we’d have to wear snap shirts, and then they’d corral and lasso us. Or something like that. Childhood is scary, ain’t it?)
Here’s what we’ve been reading in the 6 months since the last book club update.
Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury I picked this one because it’s one of Citizen Reader’s favorite re-reads, and that’s a great endorsement. The book club had a zippy little discussion of it, and I never wrote about it here. But it’s a book I think about often—which is one of my gauges of a “good book.” It’s haunting (in a good way), this book.
True Grit by Charles Portis We all loved this book. Even so, we were able to talk about it for a good long while.
Ballad of the Whiskey Robber: A True Story of Bank Heists, Ice Hockey, Transylvanian Pelt Smuggling, Moonlighting Detectives, and Broken Hearts by Julian RubinsteinYup, I already wrote about this one, too.
Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee by Dee Brown Yeah, we none of us finished this one. Still discussed it. The first in our “read a birth year book” series, in which we each choose a book linked to our year of birth. Off to a roaring start, eh?
Christy by Catherine Marshall The second in the “read a birth year book” series. We’re showing our age(s) here, people! I first read this book in high school and loved it. Re-reading it now, it’s still a good story, and I understand why I loved it back then.
Next up… Another birth year book: The Godfather by Mario Puzo.

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