Recommended reading courtesy of the Brentwood Book Club’s August participants

We all read The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick this month because I thought we should read a graphic novel this year. Though this book is not technically a graphic novel, it uses drawings and photographs and movie stills in new and exciting ways that are not just ways to enhance an interesting story, but as a new way to tell a story. It pays homage to the pioneers of cinema, especially Georges Méliès. We watched one of Méliès’ short films from 1898, The Astronomer’s Dream.  It could have been made in the 1960s, this short film. Take a peek and enjoy!

Here are some other books that we are enjoying in our spare time:

We Were the Lucky Ones by Georgia Hunter

The Red Tent by Anita Diamant

Robin by Dave Itzkoff (a biography of Robin Williams)

Warlight by Michael Ondaatje

Big Little Lies by Lianne Moriarty

A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness

Stay With Me by Ayobami Adebayo

Defending Jacob by William Landry

Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls

Won’t you join our fun reading group? We meet on the 2nd Tuesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. Next month we will be reading The Other Einstein by Marie Benedict. Order your copy today.