It's been 5 full years of the lesbian book club! How amazing! We've covered romantic fiction, mystery, memoir, sci-fi, pulp, and "fine, fine literature"!
It's not often the book club members have a unanimous opinion on the books we read. Our reactions tend to run the gamut from love, hate, lukewarm, etc. This usually results in the best discussions. Once in a while we're unanimous in our love for the book. This usually results in a short, and not very exciting discussion. We recently finished reading Babyji, by Abha Dawesar. I think it was the first time we were unanimous in liking the book, but still had a lot to say about it. We were genuinely intrigued by the main characters, loved the writing style, and just generally enjoyed the story as it developed.
As usual, we'll take a break - no book for December.
Our reading list for the new year:
*January 08: The Teahouse Fire by Ellis Avery
*February 08: 12 Days by June Kim
*March 08: Stealing Nasreen by Farzana Doctor
*April 08: Slammerkin by Emma Donoghue
One more note: We wanted to give a much belated thanks to Nairne Holtz for her wonderful reading from The Skin Beneath!