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 Metropolitan Library in Clintonville.
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:
The Liars’ Club by Mary Karr
Spiced: Unlock the Power of Spices to Transform Your Cooking by America’s Test Kitchen
Maureen O'Hara: The Biography by Aubrey Malone
We Are Legion by Dennis Taylor
Dressed in Dreams: A Black Girl's Love Letter to the Power of Fashion by Tanisha C. Ford
The City of Mirrors by Justin Cronin
Washington Black by Esi Edugyan
John Dies at the End by David Wong
Rebel of the Sands by Alwyn Hamilton
Alice by Christina Henry
The Many Deaths of the Firefly Brothers by Thomas Mullen
Hyperbole and a Half by Allie Brosh
Behind Her Eyes by Sarah Pinborough
Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng
Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi
Prairie Fires: The American Dreams of Laura Ingalls Wilder by Caroline Fraser
The Great Believers by Rebecca Makkai
The Nature Instinct: Relearning Our Lost Intuition for the Inner Workings of the Natural World by Tristan Gooley
They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera
The Immortals by Jordanna Max Brodsky
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon
The Summer that Melted Everything by Tiffany McDaniel
The 9th Hour by Claire Stibbe
How to Be Both by Ali Smith
There are Silent Book Club chapters throughout and US and several around the world, so if you're not in Columbus, OH, check the events on the SBC website to find one near you!