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What Columbus, OH is Reading: December 2019

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What Columbus, OH is Reading: December 2019

This guest post comes to us from Mandy Shunnarah-Reed, book blogger, writer, and host of the Columbus, Ohio chapter of Silent Book Club. It was originally posted on her blog, Off the Beaten Shelf

One of the things I look forward to every month is the Columbus, Ohio chapter of Silent Book Club meeting. Everyone brings their own book and reads together quietly for an hour, then we all nerd out about books afterward. If you're in the area, you should come hang out with us!

We meet on the second Tuesday of every month and this time we met at the Whetstone branch of the Columbus Metro Library.

We kick off the meeting with a quick round of introductions where everyone says their name and a little about what they're reading. I always take notes and post the full book list the next day. 

It's a great way for everyone to learn about books they might like and I've picked up several books I loved based on what people were reading and recommended to the group.

Here's what the group is reading this month:

  • Gender Queer by Maia Kobabe

  • Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by JK Rowling

  • The Curse of the Boyfriend Sweater by Alanna Okun

  • War's Unwomanly Face by Svetlana Alexievich

  • Inkheart by Cornelia Funke

  • Woman Is No Man by Etaf Rum

  • The Book of Dust by Philip Pullman

  • A Scanner Darkly by Philip K Dick

  • Little Weirds by Jenny Slate

  • This Is Not Fame by Doug Stanhope

  • The Crooked Hinge by John Dickson Carr

  • Wind Up Bird Chronicle by Haruki Murakami

  • Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace

  • Lawyer Games: After Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil by Dep Kirkland

  • How to Be You by Caroline Jarvie

  • King of Scars by Leigh Bardugo

  • Every Day in Tuscany: Seasons of an Italian Life by Frances

  • Mycroft and Sherlock: The Empty Birdcage by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Anna Waterhouse

  • Medicus by Ruth Downie

  • The Shahnameh by Ferdowsi

  • The Professor and the Madman: A Tale of Murder, Insanity and the Making of the Oxford English Dictionary by Simon Winchester

  • Revelations: Visions, Prophecy, and Politics in the Book of Revelation by Elaine Pagels

  • We Wish to Inform You That Tomorrow We Will Be Killed with Our Families by Philip Gourevitch

  • The New Wild West: Black Gold, Fracking, and Life in a North Dakota Boomtown by Blaire Briody

  • The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch

  • The Huntress by Kate Quinn

  • The Drawing of the Three by Stephen King

There are Silent Book Club chapters throughout and US and several around the world.