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What Columbus, OH is Reading: February 2020

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What Columbus, OH is Reading: February 2020

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 Raising Cane’s in the Clintonville neighborhood.

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:

  • Spill Zone: vol 2 by Scott Westerfield

  • When Katie Met Cassidy by Camille Perri

  • Overground Railroad: The Green Book & Roots of Black Travel in America by Candacy A. Taylor

  • Good Omens by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett

  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by JK Rowling

  • The Stranger by Albert Camus

  • Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders

  • Sugar Land by Tammy Lynne Stoner

  • Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace

  • American Dirt by Jeanine Cummings

  • Knife by Jo Nesbo

  • Thomas Jefferson's Qur'an: Islam and the Founders by Denise A. Spellberg

  • Cyclonopedia by Reza Negrassani

  • Phoenix Unbound by Grace Draven

  • Murder in the Crooked House by Sōji Shimada

  • Salt Slow by Julia Armfield

  • Call Down the Hawk by Maggie Stiefvater

  • The Road to Camelot: Inside JFK's Five-Year Campaign by Thomas Oliphant and Curtis Wilkie

  • Murder in the White House by Margaret Truman

  • Hyperion by Dan Simmons

  • King of Scars by Leigh Bardugo

  • Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf

  • What We Owe Each Other by T.M. Scanlon

  • Persepolis Rising by James S.A. Corey

  • Oil! by Upton Sinclair

  • Dreamland: The True Tale of America's Opiate Epidemic by Sam Quinones

  • Grand Union by Zadie Smith

  • Full Metal Alchemist by Hiromu Arakawa

  • Hyperbole and a Half by Allie Brosch

  • Last Writes by Catherine Aird