Friday, October 25, 2013

The November Meeting of the Last Friday of the Month Book Club will buck tradition in that we will not be meeting on the last Friday of the month, but rather on Friday, November 22nd. so that everyone can recover from their Thanksgiving Day festivities.  Hope to see you there!
The titles listed below are the books we have discussed at club meetings between September 2012 and October 2013.  Our sessions are a friendly gathering of book lovers who meet to share books they have enjoyed. Coffee, tea and goodies help create a welcome atmosphere. Feel free to join us. We don't require registration or a commitment that you attend each month. Everyone is welcome.

100 Year Old Man Who Climbed Out of The Window and Disappeared Jonasson, Jonas
5th Wave Yancey, Richard
American Dervish Akhtar, Ayad
American Heiress Goodwin, Daisy
Anne Perry & the Murder of the Century Graham, Peter
Back in the Day Bakery Day, Cheryl
Beauty of the Humanity Movement Gibbs,  Camilla
Birds of a Feather - Maisie Dobbs Series Winspear, Jacqueline
Blue Monday French, Nicci
Book Club Cookbook Gelman, Judy
Book Thief Zusak, Markus
Bookplate Special  Barrett, Lorna
Boy in the Suitcase Kaaberbol, Lene
Breakfast with Buddha Merullo, Richard
Case of The Deadly Butter Chicken Hall, Tarquin
Cazalet Chronicles #1 Light Years Howard, Elizabeth Jane
Cazalet Chronicles #2 Marking Time Howard, Elizabeth Jane
Cazalet Chronicles #3 Confusion Howard, Elizabeth Jane
Cazalet Chronicles #4 Casting Off Howard, Elizabeth Jane
Chaperone Moriarty, Laura
Christmas Tree Salamon, Julie
Claude & Camille : A Novel of Monet Cowell, Stephanie
Conspiracy of Faith Adler-Olsen, Jussi
Cup of Christmas Tea Hegg, Tom
Dante Club Pearl, Matthew
Dead (The Enemy Series) Higson, Charlie
Dead Eyes Woods, Stewart
Dinner for Dogs Morrison, Henrietta
Doctor Sleep King, Stephen
Dropper McLarty, Ron
Engagements Sullivan, J. Courtney
Fairy Tale Interrupted Terenzio, RoseMarie
Fatal Storm: On the Trail of Avian Flu & The Coming Pandemic Sipress, Alan
Flight Behavior Kingsolver, Barbara
Girl in Translation Kwok, Jean
Gone Girl Flynn, Gillian
Great Gatsby Fitzgerald, F. Scott
Heart of the Sea Philbrick, Nathaniel
Heft Moore, Liz
Help Sockett, Kathryn
Help Wow Thanks Lamotte, Anne
History, Mystery & Lore of Rhode Island Pezza, Kelly Sullivan
Hobbit Tolkien, J.R.R.
Homer and Langley Doctorow, E. L.
Horns Hill, Joe
Hot Rocks Roberts, Nora
Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet McLarty, Ron
House at the Corner of Bitter and Sweet Ford, Jamie
Hunger Games Collins, Suzanne
I Hunt Killers Lyga, Barry
I.M. Pei : a profile in American architecture  Englar, Mary
In Fine Style Reynolds, Anna
In the Woods French, Tana
Inferno Brown, Dan
Innocents Abroad Twain, Mark
Jane Austen Education Deresiewicz, William
Joyland King, Stephen
Keeper of Lost Causes (#1 Department Q Series) Adler-Olsen, Jussi
Kill Room Deaver, Jeffrey
Killing Lincoln : the shocking assassination that changed America forever O'Reilly, Bill
King's Deception Berry, Steve
Let It Burn Hamilton, Steve
Little Night Rice, Luanne
Maine Sullivan, J. Courtney
Maisie Dobbs Winspear, Jacqueline
Major Pettigrew's Last Stand Simonson, Helen
Marmee & Louisa : the untold story of Louisa May Alcott and her mother LaPlante, Eve
Memory Keeper's Daughter Edwards, Kim
Midnight at Ruby Bayou Lowell, Elizabeth
Motive Lescroart, John T.
Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore Sloan, Robin
Mrs. Perfect Porter, Jane
Murder in the Marais : An Aimee Leduc Investigation Black, Cara
Murderer's Daughters Meyers, Randy Susan
My Pinterest Miller, Michael
My Stroke of Insight:  A Brain Scientist's Personal Story Taylor, Jill Bolte
Next Best Thing Weiner, Jennifer
Nortorious Nineteen Evanovich, Janet
NOS4R2 Hill, Joe
Obituary Writer Hood, Ann
One I left Behind McMahon, Jennifer
Orchid Blues Woods, Stewart
Painted Girls Buchanan, Cathy Marie
Panther DeMille, Nelson
Passing Through Providence Fulco, John
Phantom Nesbo, Jo
Philistines at the Hedgerow Gaines, Steven S.
Piano Teacher Lee, Janice Y.K.
Pizza to Die For Cavender, Chris
Plot Against America Roth, Philip
Poe Shadow Pearl, Matthew
Police Nesbo, Jo
Primates : the fearless Science of Jane Goodall, Dian Fossey and Birut Galdikas Ottaviani, Jim
Princess Diary Krantz, Judith
Rabid Wasiki, Bill
Reading Women Staal, Stephanie
Reason I Jump Higashida, Naoki
Rhetoric of Death Rook, Judith
Roseannearchy : Dispatches from the Nut Farm Barr, Roseanne
Secret Daughter Gowda, Shilpi Somaya
Secret History of the Pink Carnation Willig, Lauren
Silence of the Llamas Canadeo, Anne
Silver Swan Black, Benjamin
Sisters MacDonald, Patricia
Skinny Cooner, Donna
Snow Falling on Cedars Guterson, David
Still Foolin' 'Em Crystal, Billy
Stockholm October Engleman, Karen
Sun Storm Larsson, Asa
Sundays at Tiffany's Patterson, James
Sweet Tooth McEowan, Ian
Tales of the South Pacific Michener, James
Technologists Pearl, Matthew
To Kill a Mockingbird Lee, Harper
Tree Grows in Brooklyn Smith, Betty
Undercover Bodyguard McCoy, Shirlee
Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry Joyce, Rachel
Unofficial Downton Abbey Cookbook Baines, Emily
Walnut Tree Todd, Charles
Weird Sisters Brown, Eleanor
Whole Enchilada Davidson, Diane Mott
Wrecked Clark, Carol Higgins
You're So Invited Najafi, Cheryl

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Happy Birthday To Us!

This was the one year anniversary of the Last Friday of the Month book club!  We celebrated with cake (what's a birthday party without cake?) and shared what we've been reading.  It was a fun time! At this meeting we distributed a booklet with all the titles we've discussed over the past year. Though our group is relatively small and each month's attendance has varied we have still compiled quite a list of books. Below is a list of those books. Our next meeting will be held on Friday, October 26th at 11am and we would be delighted to see you there!


These are the titles of books, series, authors and the occasional DVD we have discussed over the past year!

Title                                                 Author

11/22/1963                                             King

44 Scotland Street Series                     Smith

50 Shades of Gray                              James

The Affair                                          Child

The Alienist                                        Carr

Angry Housewives Eating              Landvik

Any by Bradford, Barbara Taylor

At First Sight                                 Sparks

Basilica: The Splendor & the Scandal   Scotti

The Book Thief                                     Zuckus

Books Can Be Deceiving                McKinlay

Bossypants                                      Fey

Boy Who Loved Anne Frank       Feldman

Broken Irish                                 Dalaney

The Cake Doctor                          Byrn

Caleb’s Crossing                         Brooks

A Cat Abroad                             Gethers

The Cat Who Went To Paris    Gethers

The Cat Who’ll Live Forever  Gethers

Changing Habits                      Macomber

Child 44                                    Smith

The Children’s Blizzard         Laskin

Christmas Memories            Capote

Clara and Mr. Tiffany         Vreeland

Cleo: The Cat Who Mended
a Broken Family                    Brown

A Cold Day in Paradise     Hamilton

Coral Brown : This            Collis
Effing Lady

The Crystal Cave             Stewart

Dancing at the Rascal Fair  Doig

Dancing for Degas          Wagner

Darkness, My Old Friend Unger

The Day Diana Died          Andersen

The Day the Falls       Buchanan
Stood Still                                                                                      

Death Comes to Pemberley  James

Devil in the White City       Larson

Devil’s Star                       Nesbo

Diary of a Young Girl       Frank

A Discovery of Witches   Harkness

Dissolution(Shardlake Mys) Sansom

Downton Abbey DVD

Emily, Alone                   O’Nan

English Tea Murder      Meier

Fall of Giants                 Follett

Farewell to Manzanar   Houston

Fire King                         Liu

The Flame & the Flower  Woodiwiss

Flip                                    Bedford

From Vines to Wines      Cox

G.I. Joe & Lilly              Bonsall

Game of Thrones          Martin

Ghost Map                  Johnson
The Girl with        Larsson
the Dragon Tattoo      

Green Darkness       Seton

Growing up Italian  Iannuccilli

The Guards              Bruen

Guernsey Literary &
Potato Peel Pie             Shaffer & Barrows

Harry Hole Series   Nesbo, Jo

The Help                  Stockett, Kathryn

Here Comes Trouble    Moore

The Historian              Kostova

Home in Time
For Christmas           Graham

Home to Italy           Pezzelli

The Hunger Game Trilogy Collins

I Am Not a Serial Killer  Wells

I Am the Messenger      Zuckus

I Remember Nothing      Ephron

I’d Know You Anywhere   Lippman

The Immortal Life of        Skloot
Henrietta Lacks

In Her Shoes                 Weiner

In the Heart of the Sea:  Philbrick
The Tragedy Of the Whaleship Essex

Invisible Bridge          Orringer

Is Everyone Hanging    Kaling
Without Me?

A Jane Austen Education  Deresiewicz

Joy for Beginners     Bauermeister

Kabbel Beauty School :   Rodriquez
An American Woman Goes
Behind the Veil

Keeping the House             Baker

Killing Floor                       Child

Knitting Circle                     Hood

Lady Almedia & the Real  Carnarvon
Downton Abbey

The Last Days of Dogtown     Diamant

Last of the Breed                     L’Amour

LBJ : The Mastermind of      Nelson
The JFK Assassination

The Little Traitor DVD

Little Women                       Alcott

Lonesome Dove                  McMurtry

Long Gone                          Burke

Louisa May Alcott :          Reisen
The Woman Behind
Little Women

Loving Frank                   Horan

Major Pettigrew’s
Last  Stand                      Simonson

Manhunt : The 12 Day       Swanson
Chase for Lincoln’s Killer                                                                                                                 

The Map of Time              Palma

The Matchmaker of
Kenmare                           Delaney

Maus and Maus II      Spiegelman

Mayflower : A Story of       Philbrick
Courage,Community And War

Mile 81                                King

Misery Bay                     Hamilton
Mistress of the Art       Franklin
of Death

Mr. Timothy                   Baynard

The Necklace                Jarvis

Night                             Wiesel

One for the Money      Evanovich                                      
(Stephanie Plum Novels)

The Other Boleyn Girl    Gregory

Outside the Box             Pfeil

Pasta & Politics            Cianci

A People Adrift             Steinels

The Pilot’s Wife           Shreve

Plugged                          Colfer

Pope Joan                     Cross

The Postmistress         Blake

Pride and Prejudice     Austen

The Psychopath Test :   Ronson
A Journey Through
The Madness Industry

Queen of the Night     Jance

Real Murders             Harris

Rebecca                     DuMaurier

The Red Queen       Gregory

Ride With Me,
Mariah Montana        Doig

The Russian Winter    Kalotay

Sarah’s Key                 Rosnay

The Secret Life of Bees  Kidd

The Secret Life of Dresses    McKean

See Jane Run                     Fielding

Seriously, I’m Kidding     Degeneres

The Shepherd’s Rod         Pfeil

The Shop on Blossom St.    Macomber

Simple Genius                     Baldacci

Simple Gestures :              Rugh
Cultural Journey into
the Middle East

Six Suspects                      Swarup

Skinny Dip                      Hiaasen

Skipping Christmas    Grisham

Snow Flower &
The Secret Fan              See

The Soloist DVD

The Southern Sisters    George

A Stolen Life                Dugard

Stormchasers             Blum

Sudden Sea: The Great
Hurricane of 1938        Scotti

Summer Sisters              Blume

Table for Five                Wigg

Tears of the Giraffe       Smith

The Technologists         Pearl

The Tehran Initiative   Rosenberg

The Thin Man                Hammond

Three Weissmanns of
Westport                          Schine

Two Little Girls in Blue      Clark

Uninvited Guests               Jones

Vanished Smile:  The
Mysterious Theft of
Mona Lisa                     Scotti

Villa Mirabella               Pezzelli

The Visitor DVD

War and Peace              Tolstoy

Water for Elephants    Gruen

When the Emperor
Was Divine                 Otsuka

When We Were Orphans    Ishiguro

The Whistling Season      Doig

Why We Buy                Underhill

The Widow’s War      Gunning

The Widower’s Tale    Glass

The Wolf & the Dove   Woodiwiss

Year of Wonders :        Brooks                         
A Novel of the Plague

Zipporah, Wife of Moses  Halter

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Our November meeting was an intimate group. I suppose everyone was out buying their Thanksgiving turkey!
While enjoying coffee and tea with cranberry bread and biscotti we shared books we've enjoyed. Hopefully next month's meeting will draw more attendees so we can gather a bigger list of book suggestions!  Hope to see you on Friday, December 30th at 11am in the Community Room for book talk and muchies.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

November Meeting Reminder

Hi everyone,
    Just a reminder that our club meeting will be held tomorrow, the 18th rather than the last Friday of the month to give us time to recover from Thanksgiving!  Hope to see you at 11am to share book talk, hot beverages and some sweets!

Friday, October 28, 2011

October Meeting

Today we had our second meeting of the Last Friday of the Month Book Club. We all had an enjoyable time sharing book recommendations while enjoying coffee and pastry. We were especially lucky to be joined by local author Chris Pfeil this month. Chris shared the events in her life that lead to her writing career and then read excerpts from her two books for us. Both Chris's books are available through for purchase or download. Link to Chris Pfeil's novel A Shepherd's Rod  I for one intend to check them out!  Even though we are the "Last Friday" club, our next meeting will be held on November 18th. We decided that the day after Thanksgiving would find most of us too full or too busy shopping to attend. I hope to see you then!

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

What's Up?

Just a reminder the next meeting of the Last Friday of the Month Book Club will be held on October 28th. I can't wait to hear about what everyone has read.  Remember, you don't have to tell us about a book you are currently reading, you can share with us a book you read at anytime that you enjoyed.  Hope to see you at the library on the 28th. Remember hot beverages and goodies will be served!