Brentwood Book Club – Notes from the March Meeting

March 10, 2011

For our March visit, four of us met to discuss Bone by Bone by Carol O’Connell.  It is a mystery set in a small town in California.  As one book club attendee said, she had never read a mystery where every single character felt like a suspect.  One day 20 …


Brentwood Book Club – Notes from the February Meeting

February 9, 2011

Five of us braved the freezing cold weather to meet at the Library and discuss Zeitoun by Dave Eggers. Everyone agreed that it was an amazing story and a compelling read.  If you haven’t read it yet, it is about Abdulrahman Zeitoun, a Syrian born immigrant living in New Orleans.  During Hurricane …


Brentwood Book Club – Notes from the January Meeting

January 13, 2011

Due to inclement weather, the Brentwood Book Club did not meet in January.  Sadly, this means that we could not hold our annual January round up of books.  Each January, we meet to discuss the best books of the previous year.  If you have any that you would like to …


Brentwood Book Club – Notes from our November meeting

November 17, 2010

Seven people met to discuss The Wordy Shipmates by Sarah Vowell. It was a timely read, as it is about the Puritans who settled in the Massachusetts Bay Colony. Fairly entertaining and informative, it was, nonetheless, a hard book to get through for most of us.   Personally, I don’t trust …


Brentwood Book Club – Notes from our October meeting

October 13, 2010

In October, six of us met to discuss Netherland by Joseph O’Neill. Everyone seemed to enjoy this novel about a man floating between cultures, between homelands and family. It is also a striking portrait of New York as seen through immigrant eyes in a post 9-11 world and not at …


Brentwood Book Club – Notes from our September meeting

September 17, 2010

Four of us met to discuss The Year of Living Biblically by A.J. Jacobs. If you want to find out if it is possible to live by all of the biblical commandments then this book is for you. Jacobs’ biblical year is informative and highly amusing. Other books we are …


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Brentwood Book Club – Notes from our August Meeting

August 25, 2010

We had four people meet to discuss The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan Bradley. If you like your protagonist to be precocious, vivacious and whip smart then you will love Flavia DeLuce. Reviewers compared her to Harriet the Spy by Louise Fitzhugh. There is mystery, chemistry …