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

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

Book Club Books / Henry / Nonfiction / Nonfiction Book Club / Science

The Soul of an Octopus by Sy Montgomery

“The Soul of an Octopus” surprised me.  If I’m honest, I’m not even entirely sure of what brought me to pick this book up in the first place, but in the end, I’m glad I did.  “The Soul of an Octopus” follows author Sy Montgomery’s interactions with octopuses both in captivity and in the wild.  … Continue reading