Almost French by Sarah Turnbull
Karen / Memoir / Nonfiction / Nonfiction Book Club / Travel Writing

Almost French by Sarah Turnbull

Almost French was the pick for the non-fiction book discussion in February. So let me sum up the evening for you: If you loved Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert there is a slight, and I mean slight chance you may like Almost French. Lots of comparisons here: finding yourself, finding love, finding and eating … Continue reading

How We Got to Now by Steven Johnson
Book Club Books / Henry / History / Nonfiction / Nonfiction Book Club

How We Got to Now by Steven Johnson

“How We Got to Now” by Steven Johnson chronicles the making of the modern world through innovations in 6 different aspects of everyday life:  Glass, Cold, Sound, Clean, Time and Light.  These are seemingly simple innovations, but, as Johnson demonstrates, they’ve had enormous impacts on the way we live our lives today.  Can you imagine … Continue reading

Book Club Books / Henry / Nonfiction / Nonfiction Book Club / Self-Help

The Crossroads of Should and Must by Elle Luna

What drives your passion?  What would you do if all limitations were removed from your life?  Would you follow your dreams?  Are you following your dreams? These are the questions Elle Luna encourages her readers to consider in the book “The Crossroads of Should and Must.”  We all have dreams we’d like to pursue, and … Continue reading

Agnes / Book Club Books / BookLite

The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake by Aimee Bender

When young unassuming Rose Edelstein celebrates her ninth birthday her life forever changes in ways she could not have imagined. When Rose takes a bite of her mom’s lemon cake she is able to taste her mother’s emotions: which taste like despair and emptiness. To her horror, she discovers she has a “gift” to taste … Continue reading