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What Columbus, OH is Reading: October 2019

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What Columbus, OH is Reading: October 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

Light the candles and sound the kazoo! Silent Book Club Columbus has officially been going for 3 years strong. If you're in the area, you should come hang out with us!

We meet on the second Tuesday of every month and for October we met at the Parsons branch of the Columbus Metropolitan Library. Afterward we went across the street to Two Dollar Radio Headquarters where we had snacks and nerded out about books for another hour.

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 Wrong Way to Save Your Life by Megan Stielstra

  • The Water Dancer by Ta-Nehisi Coates

  • The Book of Delights by Ross Gay

  • Miraculum by Steph Post

  • The Collected Stories of Henry James vol. 1

  • The Wise Man's Fear by Patrick Rothfuss

  • Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick

  • Only Human by Sylvain Neuvel

  • Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi

  • The Life You've Always Wanted: Spiritual Disciplines for Ordinary People by John Ortberg

  • Way of the Peaceful Warrior: A Book That Changes Lives by Dan Millman

  • What to Say When You Talk to Yourself by Shad Helmstetter

  • Kitty Genovese: A True Account of a Public Murder and Its Private Consequences by Catherine Pelonero

  • Partners in Crime by Agatha Christie

  • Midnight at the Electric by Jodi Lynn Anderson

  • A Gentle Creature and Other Stories by Fyodor Dostoyevsky

  • The Hero With a Thousand Faces by Joseph Campbell

  • American War by Omar El Akkad

  • Who Censored Roger Rabbit? by Gary K. Wolf

  • The Unwinding of the Miracle: A Memoir of Life, Death, and Everything That Comes After by Julie Yip-Williams

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

  • A Capitol Death by Lindsey Davis

  • Coastal Maine: A Maritime History by Roger F. Duncan

  • The Testaments by Margaret Atwood

  • Awards for Good Boys: Tales of Dating, Double Standards, and Doom by Shelby Lorman

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