June 24, 2019: Last Rituals or Tainted Blood by Yrsa Sigurdardottir July 29, 2019:
PREVIOUSLY READ: 2019 May: Lone Wolf by Linwood Barclay Janet really enjoyed the book especially the humour. Alison found it slow to start but eventuallly got into it and found it an easy read, she also liked the setting. Sarah had recommended the book and mentioned that she has read a few other books by this author and quite enjoys them.
April: Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn Most members liked the writing, some were bothered by the subject matter and found it depressing, one felt angry about the mindset the town appeared to have regarding the treatment of girls/women and reflected that it bothered her partly because it still existed in the real world. One had seen the tv series and compared/contrasted the book to it.
March: Eighteen Below by Stefan Ahnhem Overall, the group enjoyed the book although Janet didn't care for the ending and Alison didn't like certain scenes with graphic violence.
February: Yarn To Go by Betty Hechtman Mixed feelings in the group, one member didn't like the main character, one member loved the setting and the idea of going on a knitting retreat (minus the murder of course!), one had read several books in the series and finds them a light enjoyable read.
January: Poison by John Lescroart Story generally liked overall, one member found there was too much dialogue and not enough description.
2018 December 2018: No assigned reading, enjoy the holidays! November 2018: Standing in Another Man's Grave by Ian Rankin October 2018: In A Dry Season by Peter Robinson September 2018: The Expats by Chris Pavone
How our meetings work:
Our group chooses books that are available at local libraries. We choose titles generally a month or so in advance so that those who prefer to borrow books have time to do so. All regular attendees have a chance to choose a mystery book for a future meeting.
Each person introduces themselves to the group and gives an overview of what they thought of the book. Then the group discussion begins...
Meetings usually wrap up between 8:30 and 9 pm
Please be respectful of other people's opinions at all times. As we are in a public place, we ask that you refrain from using obscenities
As the meeting is held in a local coffee shop, we are expected to each make a food or beverage purchase at meetings. Please do not bring outside food/drink with you