Category Archives: Book Discussions

Oysters and U’Ivuans

Join Central Book Club Too tonight, 6:30 p.m., at the Broadway Oyster Bar (736 S. Broadway) in our discussion of The People in the Trees by Hanya Yanagihara. For our March meeting (location to be determined), we’ll be onto Richard Siken’s latest … Continue reading

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Sloane Crosley’s Six Rules for a Successful Book Group

Crosley, of I Was Told There’d Be Cake, How Did You Get This Number, and, most recently, The Clasp, offers a few ideas on how to keep your book club chugging along: http://fsgbooks.tumblr.com/post/137408106163/our-witty-friend-and-best-selling-essayist-sloane Remember, SLPL is here to help too! … Continue reading

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Central Book Club Too’s February Pick: The People in the Trees

Tonight, Central Book Club Too meets downtown at Hair of the Dog to discuss Kiese Laymon’s book of essays on race and coming of age, How to Slowly Kill Yourself and Others in America. It’s a slim book (a mere 146 pages), … Continue reading

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A fresh year of discussions for our Goodreads group!

Did you know that Center for the Reader has a monthly discussion group on Goodreads? On the Same Page with Central Library is open to anyone on Goodreads, and features a topic (rather than a single book) for discussion every month. In … Continue reading

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CBCToo December Discussion: Half of a Yellow Sun

Center for the Reader’s book club for the 20s and 30s set will meet at 6:30 on Monday, December 14, at Hair of the Dog (1212 Washington Ave.). Up for discussion: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s Half of a Yellow Sun. (Yes. The very … Continue reading

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Our Recent Discussion of Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet

The Central Book Group met on October 13th to discuss Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford. Here are a few thoughts from readers: The book seemed like a bit of a slow starter for a few … Continue reading

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Young Readers, Rejoice! We Bring You: 5 Under 35 + CBCToo

Last week, BuzzFeed Books announced the National Book Foundation’s 10th annual 5 Under 35, chosen this year by previous honorees (click each card for details):     In a similar vein, this week, Center for the Reader is proud to announce the revival … Continue reading

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October’s Central Book Discussion: Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet

The Central Book Discussion group will meet on Tuesday, October 13, at 6:00 p.m. to discuss Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford. Here’s the summary (courtesy of Goodreads): “Henry Lee comes upon a crowd gathered outside … Continue reading

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September’s Central Book Discussion: The Third Angel

The Central Book Discussion group met on Tuesday the 8th to discuss The Third Angel by Alice Hoffman. While not everyone had finished, we still had a lot to talk about. Here are a few things that people had to say: … Continue reading

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Books + Food = Discussion

I was just reshelving some Joanna Fluke mysteries this morning (wishing I had some skull-shaped sprinkles like the ones on this book cover), and I was thinking about how many fiction books there are that center around food, or have a … Continue reading

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