Speed dating bookclub
This year's book is The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion. "This will be a lively, unique way to mix and mingle with people who love books." This program is part of the Big Read community reading program, which encourages area residents to read and talk about the same book.One of the sessions I attended at Book Expo America (BEA) was the Book Group Speed Dating put on by Reading Group Guides.Several of us sat at one table while one or two folks representing different publishers went from table to table to talk to us about their publisher's best book club picks.In the book, there's a plane crash and only one survivor - an infant girl. Us by David Nicholls (Harper Perennial, June 30, 2016) I probably should have picked up a review copy of this book, but it was hardcover and my shoulders and arms hurt from lugging around books.In this novel, an architect suffers a head injury and must uncover the truth behind the accident. The Do-Right by Lisa Sandlin (Cinco Puntos Press, October 13, 2015) I picked up a review copy of this book!
"A fun event which brings people together is perfect for the Big Read because this book deals with the challenges of finding love in such a lighthearted way," said Spillman.For more information and to register, call the Dayton Metro Library at (937) 463-BOOK.I didn't get to hear from each publisher (there were 27!), so my list of the best new book club books is culled from the books I did get to hear about. Lost Canyon by Nina Revoya (Akashic Books, August 25, 2015) This novel is about four backpackers in the Sierra Nevada who find more adventure than they bargained for. The Measure of Darkness by Liam Durcan (Bellevue Literary Press, March 15, 2016) You'll have to wait until next year for this one, but I think it's going to be well worth the wait! The fun, free event takes place at the Main Library, 215 E. "Bring a favorite book as an icebreaker and pick a literary pseudonym for the evening," said Jennifer Spillman, Manager of Adult Services at the Library.