What We're Reading in Columbus - May 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 Northern Lights 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 Sparrow by Mary Doria Russell

  • Countdown City by Ben H. Winters

  • The Pioneers by David McCullough

  • With the Fire On High by Elizabeth Acevedo

  • The Guarded Gate: Bigotry, Eugenics and the Law That Kept Two Generations of Jews, Italians, and Other European Immigrants Out of America by Daniel Okrent

  • Acorna the Unicorn Girl by Anne McCaffrey

  • Champion by Marie Lu

  • Amped by Douglas E. Richards

  • Short Takes: Brief Encounters with Contemporary Nonfiction by Judith Kitchen

  • Dune Messiah by Frank Herbert

  • The Bride Test by Helen Hoang

  • Everyone's a Aliebn When Ur a Aliebn Too by Jomny Sun

  • The Time Collector by Gwendolyn Womack

  • Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen

  • I Owe You One by Sophie Kinsella

  • Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro

  • Paper Is White by Hilary Zaid

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! 

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