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What Columbus, OH is Reading: September 2019

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What Columbus, OH is Reading: September 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 Karl Road branch of the Columbus Metropolitan 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:

  • Ghostal Living by Kathleen Bridge

  • The American Railway: Its Construction, Development, Management, and Trains by Thomas Curtis Clarke

  • Shutter Island by Dennis Lehane

  • Portrait of a Lady by Henry James

  • Solsbury Hill by Susan M Wyler

  • The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat by Oliver Sacks

  • All Systems Red by Martha Wells

  • Savage Appetites: Four True Stories of Women, Crime, and Obsession by Rachel Monroe

  • The Last Time I Lied by Riley Sager

  • Modern Romance by Aziz Ansari

  • How To: Absurd Scientific Advice for Common Real-World Problems by Randall Munroe

  • Oathbringer by Brandon Sanderson

  • Mrs. Poe by Lynn Cullen

  • Bottle of Lies: The Inside Story of the Generic Drug Boom by Katherine Eban

  • Partners in Crime by Agatha Christie

  • Prairie Fires: The American Dreams of Laura Ingalls Wilder by Caroline Fraser

  • Love, Ellen: A Mother/Daughter Journey by Betty DeGeneres

  • A Collection of Short Stories by Fyodor Dostoyevsky

  • Truth is Fragmentary: Travelogues & Diaries by Gabrielle Bell

  • Burned by Karen Marie Moning

  • Sula by Toni Morrison

  • Today Will Be Different by Maria Semple

  • Miles Morales: Spider-Man by Jason Reynolds

  • Six Amendments: How and Why We Should Change the Constitution by John Paul Stevens

  • Why Not Me? by Mindy Kaling

  • Everyone Knows You Go Home by Natalia Sylvester

  • I Think You're Wrong (But I'm Listening): A Guide to Grace-Filled Political Conversations by Sarah Stewart Holland, Beth A Silvers

  • The Drawing of the Three by Stephen King

There are Silent Book Club chapters throughout and US and several around the world, so if you're not in Columbus, OH, check the map here to find one near you!