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What Columbus, OH is Reading: November 2019

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What Columbus, OH is Reading: November 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

Silent Book Club Columbus meets on the second Tuesday of every month and this time we met at Raising Cane’s in Clintonville. I love their chicken and sweet tea, and having food options is nice for the folks who come to Silent Book Club immediately after work.

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:

  • These Witches Don't Burn by Isabel Sterling

  • Tattoos on the Heart: The Power of Boundless Compassion by Gregory Boyle

  • Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead by Olga Tokarczuk

  • Amped by Douglas E. Richards

  • October Light by John Gardner

  • The Magic Mountain by Thomas Mann

  • the old Star Wars novels

  • Great Expectations by Charles Dickens

  • The Peanuts Papers: Charlie Brown, Snoopy & the Gang, and the Meaning of Life, edited by Andrew Blauner

  • Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers by Mary Roach

  • Uzumaki: Spiral into Horror, Vol. 1 by Junji Ito

  • The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern

  • From Holmes to Sherlock: The Story of the Men and Women Who Created an Icon by Mattias Boström

  • The Teahouse Detective: The Old Man in the Corner by Baroness Emmuska Orczy

  • Foul Means: The Formation of a Slave Society in Virginia, 1660-1740 by Anthony S. Parent Jr.

  • The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable by Nassim Nicholas Taleb

  • Max Perkins: Editor of Genius by A. Scott Berg

  • Ten Dead Comedians: A Murder Mystery by Fred Van Lente

  • Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by JK Rowling